Mithoon, the gifted musical wonder makes big leap in his career as he graduates into the league of solo composer with Shyam Bajaj?s THE TRAIN. It was soul-stirring ?Maula Mere Maula? (ANWAR) and romantically mournful ?Tere Bin? (BAS EK PAL) that made this lad ?breaking news? in musical fraternity. This album has laden his singing expertise as the big surprise with fine vocal show by contemporaries like KK, Zubin Garg, Shilpa Rao and Shaan. Mithoon upbeat and snazzy music isn?t ?earth shattering? by any standards but treadmills the path of admired and accepted hard rock music work pioneered by talented Pritam.
After Himesh Reshammiya, Vishal Dadlani and Pritam, its big time for Mithoon to make his mark as playback singer and he swash-buckles with ?lan in highly pulsating and trendy dance floor track ?Woh Ajnabee?. This haughty and snooty track discusses about a mysterious but lovable ?stranger? in highly rumbustious vocal modes by sensual Shilpa Rao with flashy and racy dancing beats. Mithoon?s funky and frolicking paced music is the brightest aspect that smolders the passionate feel on dance floors and it will be another ?hit on block? in offerings. Shilpa Rao?s seductively paced vocals sets the tempo that sparks ire of desire and the feel transcends further with Mithoon?s impressive rendition. DJ Akbar Sami?s hip-shaking delivered disco beats fillers and stylishly paced DJ claps and beat juggling effects gives a dash of frivolity that leaves a feel of sheer playfulness in ?Woh Ajnabee (remix)?. Treasure it for next party feast and rock the floors!
KK leaves a signature impression of ?lost paradise? and refurbishes the nostalgia feel of eternal love in his peculiar mode in penetrative and sentimental ?Beete Lamhein?. The singer showed perfect chemistry with Pritam and now he strikes a chord with musical panache of Mithoon with poetic flamboyance of Sayed Quadri. It takes a load of perpetual thinking from lyricist as he chisels out lines like ?Chand Lamheit ke Vaaste Hi Sahi, Muskura kar hi mujhe mili zindagi?. The luminosity of heart-broken poetry is mirrored in the pristine flow of serenity felt in finely penned ?antaras? and ?mukhdas?. Soft stringed guitar strumming and sauntering piano notes gives it a befitting touch and makes it another worthy presentation. KK has been prolific in delivering such tracks as it can be clubbed in the cadre of numbers like ?Alvida? (Life In A METRO) and ?Bas Ek Pal? (BAS EK PAL). The sluggish paced characteristic of typical ?lounge? mix impact adds moments of hope and despair as KK sounds more vociferous and audible in sentimentally plugged ?Beete Lamhein (lounge mix by Goldeyy)?. Brilliant!
Mithoon maintains the aura of serenity in his synchronized music arrangements as his vocal chords emotes out the feel of dejected and spirited lover in sentimentally delivered ?Mausam?. It blossoms his singing flair and is supported by another delectable poetic work that mesmerizes into senses with soft pitched orchestration. Sayed Quadri?s poetry gleams again in emotionally enriched poetic works ?Jab Tadapta Hai Kabhi Apna Koi, Khoon Ke Aaanso La De Bebasi? followed by some more poetically refined delivered lines. The soundtrack found the fancy of composer and producers and got itself repacked and revamped in another two versions. ?Mausam (club mix)? has a booty-shaking feel with loads of tantalizing beat patterns with oozing echoing effect. Akbar Sami lauds it with style as he punches infectious disco beat fillers that make cyclic impact with resonating vocal rendition. ?Mausam (Progressive Mix)? sounds more like a promotional feature fast paced number that displays the flashy events and happenings of the film.
The movie is based in Bangkok. I?d say a good paid holiday for the stars and crewmembers. It could have been shot anywhere, even our locals in Mumbai. The only star of the flick is Aseem Merchant, who as the baddie, manages to terrify. As for Emraan, I can only say he is getting better at his kisses with every passing movie. Sayali, the former Miss India, who makes her debut, is good in the opening scenes.
The feeling you get when the movie ends is of the kind when one gets off at Chruchgate from a jam-packed Virar local ? did I have to make this journey at all? Why can?t the government improve the state of train commuters?
Yes, why can?t producers make meaningful movies that will at least thrill if it?s meant to be a thriller!