Always Kabhi Kabhi Music Review
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Mood is peppy, voices are racy, and fun is unlimited, so now the party begins! Youthful buddies barge down with frenzied carefree emotions, pepping up the mood to the extreme in gesturing out playful title track 'Always Kabhi Kabhi'. Inspired from the likes of Hollywood's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICALS and couple of 80's 'yuppie' hits, the title track brings out mixed and match of new voices that gels out well with loud streams of quirky arrangements. Guest composers Aashish Rego and Shree D plays upbeat to the situation by churning Americanized college feast splurge in those marching, shouting and hooting loud rhythms, beats and chorals. It packs youthful vocal punch of new talents Bhaven Dhanak, Sanah Moidutty and Harmeet Singh that works positively to inundate 'yuppie' factor in this urbane-friendly soundtrack. It will surely strike chords with the targeted listeners and its signature tune is likely to be one among 'ringtone' friendly segment. Something Hinglish, something different!
Its 'unplugged version' brings out velvety vocal oomph of impressive sounding Apeksha Dandekar and Vinnie Hutton in soft-strummed slow rendition. This version turns out to be purist delight as composer now tries to recreate decorum of perfect R&B and soul singing. Apeksha and Vinnie's silken singing textures in varying modes bring out the likes of Mariah Carey and Shania Twain style of singing that impresses to core. For its unconventional styling and rendition, this version is presumed to be a narrative background score in delicate moments of the flick, overall a worthy set of efforts from the entire youth brigade. Impressive!!!
Tread-milling out the disco-dhamakas of SRK's flashy tracks like 'Love Mera Hit' and 'Marjaani' (BILOO BARBER), the next offering sounds like blends of these tracks that fizzles out in party-feasting track titled 'Antenna'. It comes out from the stables of successful Pritam, where snazzy voices of Benny Dayal, Apeksha Dandekar and Roshan Abbas collage together affably in creating bedlam for floors. Lacking innovation in styling factor, its high-point will be its visually perfect choreographic moves with loads of discotheque delights in action. 'Antenna (Reloaded SRK mix)' sounds more like techno-friendly 'club-remix' that relies heavily on its heavy-duty electronic beat fillers and sounds better than the first version. KK's pleasant voice is at the helm of affairs with 'cool' support of Apeksha Dandekar and Anup Amod's crazy emceeing. It protrudes out more like 'eye-catching' item number and should be one more likable add in DJ's collection.
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For any youthful and romantic film music has to be melodious enough to have an impact but ALWAYS KABHI KABHI fails in that aspect. Also, too many songs and their abrupt emergence in the narrative acts as a deterrent to the flow. Even the promotional track picturised on Shahrukh Khan lacks appeal.
Roshan's ALWAYS KABHI KABHI truly stands out for its engaging performances and characterization. Must say Roshan has spent enough time in shaping up the characters, right casting and working on the acting skills of his fresh actors. Even without the support of the established or known or seasoned actors, the cast of the film performs splendidly. Ali Fazal (who was last seen in 3 IDIOTS) and Satajeet Dubey play their part well. Zoa Morani makes a convincing debut, looks confident and performs impeccably. She may not possess good looks but has a bright chance ahead. Like her debut film LOVE AAJ KAL (with Saif Ali Khan), Giselle has few dialogues and emotes mostly through her expressions. However, she struggles a bit. Other prominent artists like Satish Shah, Manoj Joshi, Mukesh Tiwari, Navneet Nishan, Lilette Dubey and Vijay Raaz are wasted with poorly defined roles.
The 'high school escapade' theme gets a stylish makeover, but doesn't make us yearn for our school days.
Rating - 2/5
Movie Cast & Crew
- Actor: Ali Fazal, Giselle Monteiro, Zoa Morani, Satyajeet Dubey, Satish Shah, Lilette Dubey and Vijay Raaz
- Lyrics: Roshan Abbas, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Prashant Pandey and Irfan Siddique
- Director: Roshan Abbas
- Music Director: Aashish Rego, Shree D and Pritam Chakraborty
- Release Date : 17 Jun 2011