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Music Review : Kambakkht Ishq

 Kambakkht Ishq
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Starring :
 Sabbir Khan
 RDB, Anu Malik and Sulaiman Merchant
 RDB, Anvita Dutt Guptan and Sabbir Khan
 Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Aftab Shivdasani, Vindu Dara Singh, Amrita Arora and Ashwin Mushran

By Satyajit, Bollywood Trade News Network Send to Friend

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Akshay Kumar, the reigning ''King'' of Bollywood meets an array of Hollywood ''Kings'' in debutante director Sabbir Khan's extravagant action-packed KAMBAKKHT ISHQ. It sounds interesting and so expectations are soaring high as we land into its musical territory that is governed by the likes of Anu Malik and guest composers Salim-Sulaiman and RDB. Crowned to be one of the lavish affairs of year 2009, it experiments out with screen presence of international hot-celebs Sylvester Stallone, Brandon Routh and Denise Richards in the main league. Does Anu Malik's experience and prowess over melodies and thump has the desired ammunition to live up to its gargantuan standards? Can KAMBAKKHT ISHQ be another musical ''hungama'' for all Akki fans? Just play it loud to get the answers...!

RDB and Akshay Kumar! The lethal combination did miraculous wonders in SINGH IS KINNG and now combined with melodic aesthetics of hymn-oriented title track of BHOOL BHULAIYA; one finds a new upbeat title track in bombastically flashy ''Om Mangalam''. RDB dons all caps for it and its racy hip-hop cum rock fervor with peppy wordings is the one that makes it a overwhelming massy track. It sounds like a whacky tete-a-tete in the form of marriage proposal, jostling up mood with customary marital chants to evoke out traditionalistic Bollywood feel. ''Om Mangalam (reprise)'' comes in a hurried electronica beat patterns with energized electronic sounds that builds up with rigorous DJ spins and scratches. RDB seems to be getting right groove at right time and so ''Om Mangalam'' promises their hat-trick of successes in B-town. Akki is likely to be adding more chartbusters to his kitty in this frolicking ''ceremonious'' hip-shaking number that is likely to be rising astronomically high on charts. Chartbuster!!!


Anu Malik exudes a set of fetish melodic thumps of Salman Khan's stylized dancing tracks and impersonates Sajid-Wajid's flair of arrangements in happy-go-lucky sounding ''Lakh Lakh''. The teasing noisy punches and rip-roaring conventional ''dhol'' bangs and electronic rhythmical beat reminds of SEL's immensely massy ''Tennu Le Ke'' (SALAAM-E-ISHQ). The punch-line comes in massy harmonium tunes with an uproarious set of arrangements that have combustible impact. Neeraj Sridhar's cheeky vocal outrage gets impish fodder of mischievous wordings (Anvita Dutt Guptan's lyrics) to create a hilarious romantic hullabaloo on big screen. As predicted, the eclecticism of pompous affairs gets into top gear with ''Lakh Lakh (electro-dhol remix)'' by Eric Pillai with noisy discotheque maneuvers, resonating DJ thumps and racy emceeing, setting floors on fire with great thump. This one goes straight for ''dhol-pitched'' traditional DJ parties where the vibrant thumps of ''dhol'' are celebrated over regular DJ spins and claps. Cheerful!!!

One time foe can be partner-in-rhythm, Anu Malik tries to recreate 90's pop diva aura of Alisha Chinoy in her seductive vocal oomph in ''Bebo''. Alisha may not be in her superlative form as she was in ''It's rocking'' (KYA LOVE STORY HAI) but is well energized in her gush to impersonate Kareena's pet name in this feminine fatal soundtrack. Anvita Dutt Guptan's girlish lyrical moves had that ''attitude'' feel with contemporary pop musical feel to make it commercially acceptable with hi-profile gleam. ''Bebo (club mix)'' mixes disco-masti in this Indi-pop rechristened female solo and races up senses in its delirious DJ thumps.

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If ''Om Mangalam'' was RDB version of title track then ''Kambakkht Ishq'' by Anu Malik comes with contemporary Bollywood disco ''mirch-masala''. It's the catchiness of rhythmic tunes that empowers in tangible voices of KK and Sunidhi Chauhan that comes loud in highest tempo. This ''masala-mar-ke'' rocking number will be great tug-of-war for this ''odd couple'' and can be one scintillating acrobatic feast on floors and eye candy for the viewers. Party is still not over and it gets bigger with techno-beat loud bangs in reggae cum electronica sounds with craziest possible emceeing in ''Kambakkht Ishq (remix)''. Unquestionably the finest of remixes heard with varied genres of music mixing out to pump up adrenaline and making it one hip-shaking track for the discos. Bombastic!!!


''Kyun'' by tender-voiced Shreya Ghoshal is undoubtedly the finest of the enterprise by the old-war horse. The delectable piano drills with recurring hand-claps and synthesized electronic beat patterns add to the subtle pop singing flair. Anu Malik's experience in mixing elements of modernity in poetic excellence of wordings gets into finest textures of free-flowing emotions that seeps through senses. Shaan joins Shreya Ghoshal in the duet version of ''Kyun'' and the tender ''blues'' of squashy romantic hues makes vibrant impact in gentle flows. The mesmerizing harmonious impact is well inundated in soft sentimentalism of orchestral flows and surely this will be finest to arrive from Shreya Ghoshal to make big screen go bizarre. Soulful!!!

''Welcome to Hollywood'', a glitzy ''Hollywood meets Bollywood'' goes into peppy mood with Karsh Kale and Anushka Manchanda singing out to deliver out a signature feel for the film. Guest composers Salim-Sulaiman add volatile sound rhythms to emote out animated cinematic for the world's most happening entertaining city. It's presumed to be background score material that is likely to attention-grabbing in flick's titles section.

KAMBAKKHT ISHQ is a complete entertainer with the music that has rollicking ''chartbusting'' ammunition to blow up senses in tracks like ''Om Mangalam'', title track ''Kambakkht Ishq'', ''Bebo'' with added delight of ''Kyun''. Despite repetitive and overtly heard rhythms and tunes, Anu Malik shows great potential and churns out commercially massy album that is likely to staying long on charts. RDB maintain their great form and together they create bedlam of affairs for this on-screen ''odd-couple'' love saga.

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Rating - 3.5/5

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