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Music Review : Rush

Director :  Shamin Desai
Music :  Pritam
Lyrics :  Ashish Pandit, Kumaar and Sayeed Quadri
Starring :  Emraan Hashmi, Sagarika Ghatge and Neha Dhupia

October 16, 2012 03:01:35 PM IST
By Satyajit, Glamsham Editorial
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RUSH, a hi-octane action packed thriller is all set to blaze big screens. In the genre of action thrillers, RUSH is believed to be one of the most astonishing crime caper as it engulfs the world of media, politics and crime in most unique way. Pritam Chakraborty, one of the most successful music director of 2012 (COCKTAIL, BARFI!) has composed the music of the film. If it is an Emraan Hashmi starrer, then it has to be a big musical success, as past records figures the combo of Pritam-Emraan to be one of the most successful ones of our times. Can they make it together again this time? Let's find out.

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From the cheerfulness of youthful romanticism to the mysticism of romantic Sufiyana tones experienced in a couple of Pritam's outstanding tracks ('Pee Loon' and 'Tum Jo Aaye'), it was quite clear that it is going to be a big trendsetter musical move. 'Chup Chup Ke', an optimistically merry romantic track, brings out the memories of these two tracks in most striking way. Pritam makes it special for listeners as it arrives in two versions, sounding almost similar but still making a strong melodious impact. Firstly, it's boyish Indi-pop uber-cool vocals of Shaan that makes maximum impact and it's really soothing to hear him singing in flows of Sufiyana, qawwali and rock musical arrangements. To deliver out an impeccably loud 'qawwali' feel, there is enthused 'jugalbandi' of Muzzam Beg and Rizwan Ali Khan that comes out at intermittent phases and accentuates out the evocative romantic feel of the track. Shaan's enriched and youthful vocals are sheer bliss, and so are the modestly penned Ashish Pandit's wordings ('Kuch iss tarah milta hai jaise koi ajnabi, Aur meri iss halat pe khata taras bhi nahi, Jaane kiske rang me khud ko hai dhaale huey, Mere kitne hi raaz hain khud mein sambhale huey, Par iske raaz hain mere liye raaz hi'.) that are expressive as well as 'easy-on-ears'. The extra Sufiyana-qawwali loops are sometimes too jarring and sound unnecessary at places but still add to the contents of the track. Ash King, the soothing voice behind 'I Love You' (BODYGUARD) sings out the second version and lives up to the great expectations, as Shaan has been a big success in the first version. Ash's charming vocals are enamoring too, as they captivate all the lovable romantic happenings in effortless ease singing, a refreshing musical piece again for melody loving ears. Romantic!

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Banking on ever-rising craze of blasting DJ stylized rocking dancing tracks; 'Fukraa' comes out as another ballistic sounding thumping discotheque friendly number. Jazzy B, a popular name in UK Bhangra-pop, makes a domineering presence as the lead vocalist and connects affably with Hard Kaur's loud peppy voice. This one is no match for 'Tum Hi Ho Bandhu' (COCKTAIL) or 'Ae Paapi' (CHANCE PE DANCE) but still Pritam delivers a reasonably quirky fun-feat disco blast that is going to rock the floors. For all crazy 'bhangra' pop lovers, 'Fukraa' will be a peppy listening feast as it bring on their favorite Jazzy B to the fore and amuses out with a couple of funky electronically punched 'club-remix' stylized fillers that connects well with the tempo and pace of the track. Chartbuster!

After delivering out two commercially potential tracks, the album loses steam and grip to some extent in mediocre sounding 'Mumkin Nahin'. Once again, it brings the musical mood to predictable Bhatt camp melody feel with average sounding vocals. It brings out a flavour of South Korean style of hard-rock band feel, where sentimentalism of romance, pain and compassion looms loud in expressions in thriving hard-metal base rocking arrangements. Anupam Amod and Tulsi Kumar's honestly crooned vocals try hard to bring the feel of 'paradise-lost', but the impact is reasonably mediocre and composition sounds too repetitive, overall a reasonably audible situational track that should find its suitable place in distressing moments of the flick.

Intrinsically melancholic and upbeat in 'Sufiyana' mood, 'O Re Khuda' brings out a feel of divinity embroiled in emotions of pain, separation and compassion. It's one of the Pritam's positive strengths that have delivered needful on almost on every occasion and this one too delights to great extent. After a long time, it's indeed great to hear Adnan Sami getting a good limelight as he leads out with his booming vocals, with Javed Bashir giving him a soulful support in evocative back-up alaaps and chorales. To be precise, it bears a strong Bhatt camp stamp all over, as we all have been fed up with similar soundtracks in all these years. Sayeed Quadri's touching poetic expressions ('Meri zindagi ka khushnuma sa mausam tum ho, Ho meri tishnagi ka manchala sa saawan tum, Kab se mujhe tamanna hai tumko paane ki, Ab chhod bhi do mujhko aazmana tum') are other notable highlights that makes this one a poignant narrative melodic feature. Impressive!

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'Death Rock Arrives' Ali Azmat and Suraj Jagan give their best to inundate out a rollicking and deadly feel of 'Death Rock' in their own style and singing but fail to create any major stir in B-town. In 'Rab ka Junoon', a loud distressing situational track, it's new singing talent Inderpreet Singh's extremely grueling and acrimoniously loud vocals that takes the centre-stage and connects sporadically with hi-tempo hard-metal rock musical arrangements. Catered to a select sect of listeners, it bears a hot-headed MTV 'Headbangers Ball' feel and pumps up mood to the highest possible level, a quintessentially dark situational number that should be exuding range of dark emotions of the lead protagonist.

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'Hote Hote', a rollicking loud party-feasting track, brings back the fun-element of the album, but once again the impact is not strikingly bouncy or flamboyant, as one predicts it from a Pritam's hot 'n' happening new album. If one has thoroughly cherished tracks like 'Follow Me' and 'Main teri Dhadkan' (AJAB PREM KI GHAZAB KAHANI) or even 'Saday Naal Party Kar Le' (KISMAT KONNECTION), then this Hard Kaur stylized racy number is going to be striking chords with the listeners. It is indeed funky but arrives too late, as listeners have already heard many similar sounding tracks. Ash King joins the fun with Hard Kaur and delivers out in his silken-cum-smooth vocals; once again a reasonably sounding track that is added to thrive out 'pep-factor' of the album and flick.

RUSH is a reasonably good musical fare. It's an album that delivers a couple of likable tracks that can strike big on charts. As per Pritam's high standards of composing in recent times (COCKTAIL and BARFI!), this album proves to be a pale comparison but still comes out as a decently packed musical entertainment that bears his old style of composing that made headlines, a couple of years back. Soundtracks like 'Chup Chup Ke', 'Fukraa' and 'O Re Khuda' are the pick of the lot while the rest of the soundtracks come out as decent musical fillers.

Rating - 3/5

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