Raaz - The Mystery Continues Music Review
It was mesmerizing to core to hear soul-stirring 'Jaage Hai Muddat Se' (SUMMER 2007) but unfortunately it went unnoticed and unobserved. The magic that was ushered in a couple of reality shows in the form of Sharib-Toshi bounced back again and this time the impact was bountiful in all ways in 'Maahi Ve'. Bhatt's make generous vent into budding Indian talents rather than introducing new Paki rock stars and the bargain is indeed fruitful. Toshi's placidly booming baritones may be next big choice for somber tracks as he makes striking presence in this tear-jerking Sufi number. Sayeed Quadri's poetically influential Urdu wordings correlate the somberness and gets instinctive with its hook-line ('Dil roye ya ilahi Tu aaja mere maahi') as the song reaches to its last note. Sharib-Toshi gets a major leap as composers by this track that mixes many electronic sounds and upbeat orchestrations. It stands out as one of finest distressing romantic ballads of this year and will be great boost for the duo. There is major surprise for rock-music lovers in 'Maahi (Rock with Me)' that almost come in 'unplugged' version in its prelude and then rises to highest octaves in its latter half. The composition may be contemporary but the impulsive thrive of percussions and a jazz element (saxophone notes, soft drums) in rock music feel is expressively resounding.
After Sharib-Toshi's brilliant melodic show, it's time for another promising composer Raju Singh to make an everlasting dent with a mellifluously divine soundtrack 'Soniyo'. It's a gem of composition that has Indi-Pop hues in its westernized sentimental sparks with an austere Bhatt camp's sweet 'n' saccharine (similar to 'Lamha Lamha' (GANGSTER)) appeal that is melancholically soul-enchanting. Sonu Nigam delivers one of his greatest works of this year with his yore and yells emoting out an everlasting love relationship. Neeraj Sridhar's English rendition in the prelude subjugates it an international feel in serene addictive melodic attire. To add more sugary vibes, there are dollops of tender moments in Shreya Ghoshal's slender vocals that make it a picture perfect sentimental love duet of the album. Kumaar's modestly communicative lyrical works are great asset that are easy-on-ears as well as soothing enough to make it a sure-shot chartbusting material.
Raju Singh's musical magic continues in its second version 'Soniyo (From the heart)' that comes out as solo soft rock ballad with minimal orchestration. Krishna sings out this in varying pitched with an intrinsically 'country-western' rock feel with an outstanding display of guitar works. It's another uncut diamond for all those rock-music lovers and an added ideal soundtrack that can well be practiced in guitar-learning classes. Just try to play its chords in synchronized way and sing aloud and feel the impulse that can really make out an articulate singer and a proficient guitarist in you. Outstanding!!!
From the mundane, Mohit Suri movies, to the insane as he tries to plot a horror flick around the lives of Kangana and Adhayan. He also throws in Emran Hashmi, Vishesh Film's lucky mascot, for some added spice but it turns out to be the biggest disaster. He is greeted by laughter from the audience. From then on, the film moves downhill all the way, as Mohit tries to clutch at the straws to cling to whatever is left to make sense. But by then, the audience is already jittery; they know they have wasted their bucks.
You leave the theatre wondering what the mystery was all about!
Rating - 1/5
- Actor: Emraan Hashmi, Adhyayan Suman and Kangna Ranaut
- Lyrics: Sayeed Quadri, Kumaar
- Director: Mohit Suri
- Music Director: Sharib and Toshi, Raju Singh, Pranay M Rijia, Gourov Dasgupta
- Release Date : 23 Jan 2009