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   Music Review : Contract

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Starring :
 Ram Gopal Varma
 Amar Mohile, Bappi-Tutul and Sana Kotwal
 Mehboob and Prashant Pandey
 Adhvik Mahajan, Amrita Khanvilkar, Sakshi Gulati , Prasad Purandare and Zakir Hussain

By Satyajit, Bollywood Trade News Network Send to Friend

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RGV (Ram Gopal Verma) films have always arrived with explosive one-liners that are based on realistically inspired events and happenings. His forthcoming venture CONTRACT makes gory and blood-splattering impact with one-liner "Underworld meets terrorism" with new faces in the lead roles. After critically acclaimed SATYA and COMPANY, RGV completes his trilogy of the underworld films with CONTRACT. Like all his contemporary works, this album arrives with array of his favorite music directors (Bappi-Tutul, Amar Mohile and Sana Kotwal) emanating out his "specialized" dark action-packed thriller feel.

"Har Kafan", an RGV branded chilling number makes all intimidating moves as it come striking all the way with belligerent sounding arrangements and extra-thunderous vocals. Abhishek Nailwal and Runa Rizvi confrontational voices charge up to designate the sinister, gruesome and gory happenings that takes place in the film. This situational background score by Amar Mohile reminds of "Dhandha Hai Par Gandha Hai" (COMPANY) as it comes out as symbolic gesticulation of all dark happenings through Prashant Pandey's lyrical works.

Shilpa Rao made her remarkable presence in recently heard "Khuda Jaane" (BACHNA AE HASEENO) and now forms essential element of album's most audible song "Maula Khair Kare". The raunchy song has typical "gypsy" feel delivered through new composer Sana Kotwal's efforts and comes out with folksy flavors in its wordings. Sukhwinder Singh's booming voice forms affable concoction with Shilpa's resonating flows in making this an arresting "item song". Its catchy rhythmical patterns and spicy flavors will surely be making it as the most acceptable number and an eye-candy number for the film.

The word "contract" gets its emblematic substance as it gets glorified through another RGV stylized atrociously dreadful number "Jeene Ka". The dark sounding soundtrack by Amar Mohile delivers a horrifying appeal where the theme of the film gets extra-energized with screechy vocals, haunting arrangements and outrageously weird wordings. Ravi Shankar and Runa Rizvi vociferously overtones are typically suited to RGV genre of films and sound similar to songs like "Aake Darr" (DARNA ZARRORI HAI). This Prashant Pandey's written songs can be presumed to be daunting background score or do expect it to be making its presence in ending or beginning titles.

"Ek Bomb Lagana mangta hai..." in child voices haunts your senses!”Twinkle Twinkle", a thematically oriented and thought provoking number comes out with this punch-line and conveys the message of the aftermath and repercussions of bomb blasts. Amar Mohile makes optimum use of this nursery rhyme ("Twinkle Twinkle Little Star...") and concocts meaningfully with dreadful happenings of bomb blasts through the voices of Amitrajit Bhattacharjee, Ranjana Verma, Devika Verma and Trishe. It's again an effective but dreadful sounding background score that has been used in theatrical promos of the film.

Shaan's brilliantly rendered vocals makes the most melodious moves as the feel turns "motivational" in well composed "Badalo Pe". Bapi-Tutul, the brainchild behind SARKAR RAJ makes the most pleasing appearance by delivering out a smoothening number epitomizing a better tomorrow for the world. It's likely to be delivering out a healing impact in the climax or end but do enjoy some great vocal rendition by immaculately talented Shaan.

"The Heart of Contract (instrumental)", the sole instrumental number marks the finale of the album. It comes with intimidating, dark and saddening melodic impact through synchronized piano, violin, drumming, and percussions, with a dash of depressing feminine "alaaps", depicting the heartrending feel for the slain victims or protagonists of the film. It's an appealing background score that should be instrumental in the tense and morbid moments and likely to be appreciating narrative flows in the film.

CONTRACT comes out as typical RGV film album where the significance is more on the subject and less on melodic substances. Like all other RGV albums, the soundtracks are composed and materialized effectively as haunting background score to create the sinister and gory feel for this gruesome thriller. Soundtracks like "Maula Khair Kare" will be eye catching while Shaan's rendered "Badalon Pe" is the most impressive among the lot.

Rating -2.5/5

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