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Music Review : Do Knot Disturb

 Do Knot Disturb
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Starring :
 David Dhawan
 Govinda, Sushmita Sen, Ritesh Deshmukh, Sohail Khan and Lara Dutta

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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.

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''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.

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So we all heard and danced to Anu Malik's ''Bebo'' in KAMBAKKHT ISHQ and now we have his (once upon a time) arch rival Nadeem-Shravan coming up with their ''Bebo''. And for that they have hired the lip services of the hottest singer of Bollywood, Neeraj Shridhar and Anushka Manchandani. The super synthesized background rhythm is super cool and makes the 'mukhda' very very hummable. The variable tempo of the song makes it a tad different from the ones we are used to. Anushka's voice has that attitude required and she delivers as always. Together with Neeraj they form a formidable pair. The use of English and Hindi lyrics are highly entertaining and will be lapped up by the youth who will find it to their liking. The ''Baari barsi khatan gayasi, Khat ke le andi Bebo'' part is hilarious. Hear it to believe it! Picturised on Lara and Ritesh, this song will definitely be a treat to watch on screen.

As if to keep up the good tempo started with ''Bebo'', Pritam's lucky charm Neeraj Shridhar is back once again, this time for NS, with another highly rhythmic number, ''Beautiful Woman'' and giving him company is the highly versatile Sowmya Raoh. The number is more in the line of Sajid -Wajid's dance tracks from David-Govinda's last super hit outing PARTNER and we are sure that this has been done intentionally to carry the flavour and the background innuendoes relate back to ''Kisi Disco Mein Jayein'' (BADE MIYAN CHHOTE MIYAN). Despite this song being a 'khichdi' of quite a few tunes this 'khichdi' is spicy and lick smacking. Reason being Neeraj and Sowmya, whose singing deserves salute, specially Sowmya, who sings with verve and energy.

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NS go the A.R. Rahman (PAATHSHALA) way in the title track ''Do Knot Disturb'' and is a nice, youthful number, that has a good mix of melody, rap and singing in a conversational mode. The talented Karthik gets a nod here and he is superb. Anushka's anglesized accent is a bit too accentuated here. The chorus is nice and helps spread the feel good/comic flavour of the movie. Lyrics are unique and carefree mood of the youth who do not wish to be disturbed is nicely put on paper. Once again is this is a slightly 'hat ke' propositioning, 'ched-chaad' number that has a philosophical touch to it as well.

On the whole, the audio album of DO KNOT DISTURB is certainly worth a buy. NS have really reinvented themselves and have come of age. Their songs (in most cases) do not appear outdated as is the case with most composers who come out of a long hibernation. Its definitely a good comeback for the composers, although they are still not in full form as they have mostly catered to the requirement and mood of the Vashu-David team's film rather than their going by their own instinct. Music director Shravan says, '' DO KNOT DISTURB music has something for everybody. The six songs encapsulate different moods and as always, have a variety of melodies.'' Well to some extent you are right Shravan. Our pick - ''Bebo'', ''Mere Naal'' and ''Beautiful Woman''.

Rating - 3/5

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