Bollywood's most enduring and immortal on-screen chemistry of ''Jai-Veeru'' (Amitabh Bachchan-Dharmendra in SHOLAY) makes itself loud and clearer as the favorites in the titles of Narendra and Shyam Bajaj's ''buddy-bonding'' enterprising popcorn entertainer JAI VEERU. After the blazing musical success of AKSAR and THE TRAIN, Bajajs promises something special in JAI VEERU, where Bappa Lahiri makes his most consequential debut presence as a solo composer. After mind blowing show in DUS KAHANIYAN and relatively acceptable work in C KKOMPANY, JAI VEERU promises some really party-feast enthrall in its package. It also marks the arrival of latest Pak rock sensation Omar Inayat and upcoming singing talent Saim in album's most hot ''n'' happening numbers. Can this upbeat conglomerate in the credits be able to make itself laudable news among its target listeners? Can JAI VEERU be the much desired thriving thrust of a solo career for talented Bappa Lahiri? Let's get started by pushing up PLAY button and find this out?
Bappa Lahiri's makes prize-winning start with somber South Asian rhythmical flute notes that senses out a tranquil-filled romantic emotion feel in calm ''n'' collected soft Sufi rock ballad ''Sufi''. Saim's sonorously echoing vocals (similar in shades to Atif Aslam's baritones) makes a striking presence in modulating tones. Tulsi Kumar makes a remarkable make-over in her improvised vocal throws that coagulates mellifluously out with the soft cum jazz musical gesticulation of orchestral flows. It's a great toil by Bappa in serenading out a musical composition that has a belligerent romantic tinge in layers of Sameer's expressively voluble wordings. ''Sufi (rock)'' treadmills a ROCK ON path of racy electric blues rock-musical feel with zany electric guitar strumming, effectively rendered vocals and thriving percussions making it special for that special rock-concert feel. Bappa music sounds ''cool'' in its raising high and low pitches of bombastically loud sound arrangements, while Tulsi Kumar maintains her surprised great form in tandem.
Saim gets a ''rock-star'' status as he is conferred to deliver out solo number ''Sufi (male)'' in relatively similar but supple composition. The tender vocal moves in soft rock cum jazz makes it special for those special emotional moments that might appreciate EQ (emotional quotient) of this generously ''yuppie'' flavored flick. Overall all the versions work sporadically in style as well as in substance with the present trend of rock-mania and deserves to be applauded for the quality entertainment that it provides. ROCKING!!!
Omar Inayat, latest Pak rock sensation who made headlines with album, BE THE ONE (2006), with a couple of enthralling pop numbers makes his first dent with improvised version of ''You've got something (Tennu Le Jaane)'' in hip-hop cum trance maneuvers in ''Tennu Le''. The song has infectiously punched trance musical sounds that get sluggish in pace with tempo that well befits the booty-shaking movements of typical hip-hop number. Omar's Punjabi cum English lyrical works brings out a Brit-pop flavors and this might be bountiful in style-statement to lure overseas listeners. The added feminine oomph in back-up vocals and improvised sound engineering works constructively in making it a much better bet than the original pop version. Mood turns bizarre with rollicking ''club'' remix elements making a thriving addition for a party rendezvous on floors in ''Tennu Le (remix)''. It's a prosperous addition in DJ's collection but an impressive ''rock version'' could have been a better option in usurping out the potential pep factor of the album. Impressive by DJ Akhil Talreja and DJ N. Y. K (NTeDIT)!!!
The rest is super mumbo-jumbo. While the losses will be right up there for the accountants to verify, Kunal Khemu walks away with some gains in sharpening his acting skills at the producers cost.
Chalo, at least he benefitted from this whole exercise.
Rating - 0.5/5
Movie Cast & Crew
Actor: Fardeen Khan, Kunal Khemu, Dia Mirza, Anjana Sukhani, Arbaaz Khan and Rajesh Khattar
Lyrics: Sameer, Omer Inayat
Director: Puneet Sira
Music Director: Bappa Lahiri
- Release Date : 13 Mar 2009