clear clear clear clear clear

Music Review : Fox

Director :
Music :
Lyrics :
Starring :
 Deepak Tijori
 Monty Sharma
 Sandeep Nath
 Sunny Deol, Arjun Rampal, Udita Goswami and Sagarika Ghatge

By Abid, Bollywood Trade News Network Send to Friend

view FOX movie poster

view FOX movie poster

Three banners, Zee Motions Pictures, Rohit Kumar Productions and Deepak Tijori Entertainment come together for FOX, a suspense thriller starring macho man, Sunny Deol, handsome hunk Arjun Rampal and the beautiful CHAK DE girl, Sagarika Ghatge. The music department is under the expert handling of Monty Sharma, who has already established his credentials in the Hindi film industry with the superlative background score of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's BLACK and the enthralling SAAWARIYA. Monty Sharma shares a special bond with the Deols, having composed music for their home production, CHAMKU, starring Bobby Deol and Priyanka Chopra. Last year he once again composed for HEROES starring both the Deol brothers. Unfortunately in both the cases, the music was not up to the mark and so, FOX should prove to be an acid test for the talented composer, who has to deliver so as not to be termed as a two film wonder!

The album starts on a promising note with ''Advocat De Satan'', which literally translated means the devil's advocate, and it's perhaps the most apt usage to introduce the lead protagonist of FOX, Arjun Rampal who essays the role of an extremely clever and successful lawyer who defends criminals for money and has no ethics. The composition is Monty's tribute to Boney M as can be seen from the start, ''This is the story of the devil's advocate'' (from Ma Baker) and a bit of their super hit ''Daddy Cool'' is present too. The opening piece, a haunting piano note and superb philharmonic orchestra touch gives the impression of a Hollywood number and Monty deserves accolades for creating the effects of an international number, through the western musical arrangements. The number is a situational one, a theme song and Kunal Ganjawala has sung it to perfection. The lyrics by Sandeep Nath give full insight into the film and its lead protagonist.

Lovely piano beats commence a beautiful song about life, aptly titled ''Zindagi''. It is a situational number that is refreshingly sweet and the silken smooth vocals of Kunal Ganjawala, along with the new nightingale of India, Shreya Ghoshal, regale the listeners. The female background chorals are worth mentioning and the combination singing is great as the two singers are in perfect harmony, blending with the music. Hats off to lyricist Sandeep Nath for some nice, invigorating words which are so simple and inspiring. ''Zindagi mein mil rahi hai, Ek nayi zindagi.'' Though philosophical yet the lyrics are fresh and go well with the narrative and the subject of the film which deals with the ups and downs of life and how to fight against the system by holding on to the power of truth.


view FOX videos

view FOX videos

Upcoming singer Akriti Kakkar is in full form in the groovy passionate number ''Jashn Jashn'', but sadly Monty has not put much effort to make it any special. The beginning sounds like ''Lagan Lagan'' (TERE NAAM), and the rest of the song more in the league of soft romantic MM Kreem composition. Sandeep Nath's lyrics are good, not over the top or pretentious. The song celebrates love and the heady feeling.

Racy, pulsating, synchronized and synthesized rhythm kick start ''Josh Josh'' and Monty's favourite in the album, Kunal Ganjawala, returns for yet another time along with the queen bee of item numbers, Sunidhi Chauhan. Needless to add that they are professionals as always. This is more of a super fast dance track that sounds like a party number. The arrangements harping more on synthesizers and percussions deserve mention, specially the rhythm that forms the backbone and the most interesting part of the song. Inspirations from Nagesh Kukunoor's iconic, ''Aashayein'' (IQBAL) seem to be there in the chorus. Otherwise the composition is an average track that has the 'heard before' tag attached to it and so are the lyrics which are routine.

''Yaadein'' is a trademark K.K number, a breezy but sad, situational number that is unfortunately once again heavily inspired by K.Ks very own hit track, ''Kyun Aaj Kal'' (WOH LAMHE). K.K naturally breezes through a number that he can sing in his sleep as it is tailor made to suit him. One of the few positives of the track is the hauntingly beautiful keyboard notes, the signature tune, as it is repeated quite often to perk the song, and though the song itself is sad yet the tune chosen is racy and so the track does not appear morose. Naturally, it should appear as a background score featuring the tough cop, disillusioned with life, played by Sunny Deol.

In a nutshell, the scores of Monty Sharma's FOX are not exactly chartbusters nor are they classy, yet they have been composed keeping in mind the subject of the film and hence the appeal will be limited to how the film performs when it releases. Much in the similar way to Zee Motion Picture's GADAR-EK PREM KATHA, starring Sunny that became popular only after the film stormed the box-office and became an All Time Blockbuster. The tracks worth a mention are ''Advocat De Satan'' and ''Zindagi''. Yet it will not wrong to say that one expected more from the composer of BLACK and SAAWARIYA. Quite an average work overall!

Rating - 2.5/5

User Ratings -

Rate this Album

Tell us what you think of this music