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 Hriday Shetty
 Anand Raj Anand
 Dev Kohli
 Sunjay Dutt , Dino Morea, Rohit Roy, Bikram Saluja, Sanjay Suri, Priyanka Chopra, Sameera Reddy, Riya Sen, Payal Rohatgi

By Raunaq Kotecha

Plan - another predictable version of Kaante. It is evident that the modest success that Kaante achieved incited the makers to make PLAN. Now there is Sanjay Gupta who is producing it and also there is Sunjay Dutt who seems to be a permanent fixture in all the movies that Gupta has made so far, but this time round there is also Sanjay Suri along with Dino Morea, Rohit Roy and Bikram Saluja. Female lead comprises of Priyanka Chopra, Sameera Reddy, Riya Sen and Payal Rohatgi. Music is by Anand Raj Anand (ARA) who of course is repeated after the hit score of Kaante and arrangements are by Ranjit Barot and lyrics by Dev Kohli. Mr. Gupta's assistant Hriday Shetty has directed Plan.

Pyar Aaya... The number sung by Anand Raj Anand and Alisha Chinoy is the opening number and is indisputably the highlight of the album and of the movie itself. However, the song has its own charm and feels good on listening, but filming it in the same way as Kaante's "Ishq Samundar" has killed this feeling. The set up, movements and the Sunjay Dutt's dance steps are very similar to Ishq Samundar. However, the song has great music arrangements and simple lyrics and the song will do well if promoted rightly. In addition, chances are that the song will pick up popularity after the release, as it seems to be situational. Switching to Alisha's mesmerizing voice is also a very wise decision, which not only brings some transformation, but also some freshness to the song, as Alisha is one singer whose voice has always been less exploited despite of the fact that she has tremendous potential, as a singer.

The second song 'Hota Hai Hota Hai Pyaar' is the romantic song composed by the Jhankar Beats fame music-duo Vishal-Shekhar. The lyrics are by Kumaar. The song has been picturized well, with Dino and Sameera flaunting their stalwart bodies. The song might even grow on you slowly, as you listen to its soft rhythm repeatedly, it will make you sing along. Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik are at their usual best here.

Next on the list is the song 'Kal raat se', which is again Anand Raj Anand's baby sung by Kumar Sanu and Shreya Ghosal. The song has a very mediocre feel to it though is well sung and has simple lyrics by Praveen Bhardwaj, it is clearly one of those songs, which are more easily forgotten than remembered.

'Aane Wala Pal'
, this song has been used repeatedly in the movie in short versions and yes; it does have that repeat value. The song signifies and justifies the situation in the movie and in life as well because the song is about the futuristic outlook of 4 young boys. Sung by Udit Narayan, ARA, Zubin, Abhijeet and Babul Supriyo the song has that catchy spirit that one can just keep humming..especially the lala notes. This certainly proves to be one more highlight.

"Mehboob Mere" is yet another track that keeps up to the pace and tempo of the album that has already been built up by now. Alisha's voice and Ranjit Barot's electronic and upbeat musical arrangements make the track worth listening. Dev Kohli's rhyming lyrics are simple and quite apt for the song. Song also has capability to grow on you and could make you dance to its tunes without having you really twist your muscles and break your bones. In other words, Mehboob Mere is a soft, sweet and sultry song, which you can use as a lullaby while going to bed as well as dance sophistically at the night outs.

Venture further with Plan and you will be hit by "Aim Kem" with Sanjay Dutt's voice dominating all through the track reducing better sings like Abhijeet, Shaan and ARA himself to mere chorus. Well, situation of the song in the movie could be one good explanation to this injustice, as the song is all about how their clan rules over the world with name and fame. Do not blame ARA if the song reminds you of "Chod Na re" from Kaante because that is what Plan is all about…I want to be like Kaante. After listening to this song, you might want to advise Sanjay Dutt to restrict himself to acting rather than stretching his vocal chords, but may be it is the situation in the movie that demands Sanju baba to take the microphone in his hands.

You must be wondering where is he and here he is, the unstoppable Adnan Sami along with sensuous Sunidhi Chauhan. "Kaise Kaise" is the duet that brings the two together once again after a history of chart busters lined up behind them. Unfortunately, Kaise Kaise may not add up to the list of those chart busters. Although, this one is a soft romantic number, the tune is run of the mill and Adnan's voice sounds extremely repetitive especially after a spate of sad numbers from his album - Tear oh..excuse me…Tera Chehra. Sunidhi's portions are quite lively and soft in the song, but are too little to register and linger that effectively.

Plan's music is definitely average and nothing more than that, but the filming of the songs could at least have been unique and divergent. Nevertheless, for some reason the makers of Plan just want to make it LOOK and SOUND like Kaante, despite the fact that Kaante was not a Blockbuster, but just another hit. Besides, Kaante had names like Big B, Sanjay Gupta (as director) and Mahesh Manjrekar and was one of its kinds then. Musically, Plan lacks heavily on good tunes, choice of singers and suffers from excessive repetition. All we can do is to wait and watch and if the movie turns out to be surprisingly different then it may salvage Plan's music department as well.

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