?Halla Bol, Aage Dol, Karta Jaa, Goal Pe Goal??, the loud scout-march of football brigade is all set to blaze sporty passions on music charts. Impressive Pritam Chakraborty belts out another vociferously passionate youthful album DHAN DHANA DHAN?GOAL with a sport centric theme. Like CHAK DE INDIA, it?s primarily focused on the glowing spirited cheer-ups, moral-boosting boyish turbulence with dash of ?Billo? stylized ?item song? dancing track.
Bipasha Basu gets second sultry hangover of ?Billo? (after ?Billo Chamanbahar? in OMKARA) in a ?pop-qawalli? arranged item song ?Billo Rani?. It?s quintessentially Hindustani ?filmi? composed track fancied by traditional instrumentals like harmonium, tabla with tinge of hip-hop, electronic sounds in its interludes. Raunchy to the core, folksy vocals of Richa Sharma turns ?nasal? (similar to Rekha Bharadwaj) with Anand Raj Anand getting into outrageously loud ?Bhojpuri? lingo in creating melodic fracas on floors. Javed Akhtar?s rustic folklore styled flow is big take on Gulzar?s countrified lyrical flows that swept nation with tracks like ?Beedi Jalela? and ?Namak? (OMKARA). These rustic dancing hoodlums will be having keen takers in interiors for its ?mujra? style flow and likely to be scaling high in charts. The raunchiness gets sharp edges in DJ AMyth ?club? version where sweltering and racy disco beat fillers usurps senses.
Neeraj Sridhar comradeship with Pritam flourishes to novel peppier territories with ?Ishq Ka Kalma?, another Indi-Pop stylized track similar to recently heard ?Hare Ram Hare Krishna? (BHOOL BHULIAYAA). It?s moreover a collage
of all Pritam-Neeraj works embodied with intrinsically rhythmical flows of hip-hop with punch of electronica musical buzz. The infused mild pour of Bagpiper delivers European touches where Javed Akhtar?s wording are hodgepodge of frolicsome tender antics.
?Hey Dude?, another ?yuppie? loving song in succession has blend of boyish eccentricity with towering inferno passions of confronting rival on sporting battle field. Devrat, another ?new kid on block? from Pritam?s clan emotes out this hitherto supreme sporty track that is high on pulsating beats with energizing snazzy wordings. Like ?Chale Chalo? (LAGAAN), ?Bad bad girls? (CHAK DE INDIA) and mediocre sounding ?Tere Te Me? (ARYAN), it has bountiful of belligerent and confrontational shades that can be working aggressively as apt situational track.
My question is this? Did Southall go with 10 men to the ground for the final hoping Sunny would return? Even if it?s a yes, it?s not done. Secondly, and more importantly, Sunny is no more a Southall team member; so how is he allowed to play? My guess is, there is no governing body for this particular league being enacted on screen. Bad move Vivek. If you are making a movie on soccer, first understand the game. This move is a huge irritant in the entire movie. The apt expression of a viewer would be that of a striker who has just missed an easy goal? shiiiitttttt! It?s also like scoring a self goal!!!
Otherwise, the movie entertains in bits. It?s about Asians living in Britain and how they are subjected to racial abuse within the clubs they play. The photography is good and there have been pains taken to shoot some good on-field action shots.
John Abraham?s stock will rise after this flick. His cool dude Brit approach to life is superb, so are his on-field histrionics. With Bipasha Basu he forms a potent pair. Thankfully, Bipasha?s role as that of the physiotherapist is not over the top. Its very subtle, so is their romance. Boman Irani, as the defeated player who ignites his passion for soccer yet again in the form of the coach is brilliant. Well, he is Boman and no role is far-fetched for this talented actor. Arshad Warsi as the skipper who wants to save the club is just about Ok. There?s no fire in his performance.
Actually, it?s all about Johnny Gaddar! John?s betrayal of the team and his heroics!!
If you are willing to forgive the obvious error, go ahead. If not, troop in for CHAK DE INDIA, if you have not seen the film yet. Better still get a DVD of the 1986 England-Argentina quarter-final match. There?s the Hand of God goal, Diego Maradona, Peter Shilton and the colourful Mexican crowd. Ratings : 2 / 5
Movie Cast & Crew
Actor: John Abraham, Naveen Andrews, Bipasha Basu, Arshad Warsi, Boman Irani.
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
Director: Vivek Agnihotri
Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty