Nostalgia, sheer delight and an air of expectancy surrounds the first album by the once reigning composers of Bollywood, Nadeem-Shravan, as they come back after a long hiatus for Vashu Bhagnani, (ex -producer No.1 ), for a comedy directed by David Dhawan, DO KNOT DISTURB. Nadeem- Shravan have been the undisputed numero uno composers of Bollywood in the early eighties and nineties and have composed innumerable chartbusters along with their ever reliable lyricist, Sameer, tracks that are still embedded in the hearts of music lovers all over the world . So, lets press on the play button and see if with DO KNOT DISTURB they are able to top the charts once again?
The album begins with Nadeem Shravan going retro as Dev Anand's evergreen super hit number, ''Leke Pehla Pehla Pyaar'' (CID) gets a facelift and is refurbished with a whole lot of arranged programmed rhythm, feminine chorals in the form of ''Zulfaen Khol Khal Ke''. The similarity (especially in the 'mukhda') is so striking that its indeed preposterous to assume that this is a coincidence. However it does entertain mainly due to the singing by the lead pair, the extremely choosy Sonu Niigaam and Anuradha Sriram, the highly talented classical singer from South . Anuradha shows that talent knows no bounds as she is completely at ease in this propositioning and flirtatious number that will look nice on screen, if picturised properly and has the capability of attracting the front benchers. Sameer's lyrics deserve mention as the naughty mood is conveyed quite effectively and nicely. CHECK OUT: Reactions for DO KNOT DISTURB are quite positive
''Dont Ever Leave Me'' is vintage Nadeem-Shravan, although the sweet melody that they have always relied upon (in this case its Ajay's DILWALE) takes a backseat here and its more of techno and electronic beats and synthesized rhythm. In keeping with moving times NS have resorted to this, but while this may appeal to some, it will disappoint their hard core fans who thrived on their lilting melodies. As it is the background arrangements are old fashioned with foot tapping sounds and a constant monotonous rhythm. Sameer's use of English and Hindi is appealing and doesn't look forced, it seems a part of the proceedings. Shaan and Shreya go through their rendition like professionals.
It's a vigorous thumping start for ''Mere Naal'', and indeed a pleasant surprise to find K.K and Shreya behind the mike for this highly energetic 'Bhangra' based 'fulltoo timepass' dance number that has a slight retro touch to it as well. All credit to NS for bringing these two highly talented singers to sing this number and one is sure that this will surely break the image of the two being just serious singers. Shreya's voice modulation is amazing and so is KK, who is simply bombastic in this 'masaledar' number (the back up vocalists Jigar Saraiya and Nikita Kanwar provide able support) that is sure to be lapped up by mass as well as class. The use of Indian instruments ('dhol', 'ektara', 'sarangi/bansuri') and their blending effectively with the catchy rhythm, the strong hook that is present throughout the song , along with nice and effective rap (by the ever reliable Earl D) is very good. We have heard a lot of 'Bhangra' based number in the past but this one ranks right up their and has all the potential to hit the charts, what with Lara, Govinda and Ritesh gyrating to its infectious rhythm.
Songs pop up at unexpected turns and you end up feeling bad for the director who gave us a few No. 1 hits.
PS: Do Knot be surprised if this film does well in single screen theatres!
Rating - 1/5
Movie Cast & Crew
Actor: Govinda, Sushmita Sen, Ritesh Deshmukh, Sohail Khan and Lara Dutta
Director: David Dhawan
Music Director: Nadeem-Shravan
- Release Date : 02 Oct 2009