Reliance Entertainment's TOTAL SIYAPAA, directed by E. Niwas, whose last venture more than a decade back (2001) , the multi-starrer, LOVE KE LIYE KUCH BHI KAREGA, had some nice hit music to boast of, although it may not have done as well commercially. Moreover it has been produced by Neeraj Pandey of A WEDNESDAY and SPECIAL 26 fame. So one does expect some good classy music from the multi-talented composer at the helm of affairs, Ali Zafar, who also happens to star as the lead hero here.
The title track 'Total Siyapaa
' is the theme song and acts as an entertaining narrative etching out the plot successfully. The tune is heard before and Ali Zafar renders the song with his usual zest and emotions. The in between conversations and apt lyrics add to the fun mood.
This is Ali Zafar that we all love and he is surely in his elements in the love ballad, 'Palat Meri Jaan
', a lovely romantic song that has Ali Zafar written all over it. Mellifluous singing, lovely musical arrangements and soft chorals lend the song that extra zing. CHECK OUT: TOTAL SIYAPAA Movie Dialogues
A dance number rendered by Ali Zafar, 'Nahin Maloom Mujhko
' has strong Arabic influences with lots of instruments (rubab) used for the effects, although once again the tune used is very pedestrian. It's the only song which is a duet and Fariha Parvaiz accompanies Ali Zafar in his efforts.
Ali and Yami both make a wonderful pair. The situations that Aman gets into whilst trying to impress her mother and Asha coming to Aman's rescue time and again are moments that are well captured.
Asha's sister played by Sarah Khan adds a twist in the tale as she tries to 'woo' Aman, adding to the already heightened chaos.
Kirron Kher as Asha's hyper mother is first-rate. Sarah Khan is a scene-stealer giving off a confident performance in her debut film. Ali and Yami marvel with their act. However, the character designed for Asha's brother is a bit loud, ditto the grandfather and Asha's brother-in-law.
The second half goes a little off-balance as Niwas begins to lose his grip on things. But thanks to the 'cute quotient' between Ali and Yami, things don't go terribly out of hand.
TOTAL SIYAPAA is different, and palatable!