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 Raj Sippy
 Anand Raj Anand
 Dev Kohli
 Priyanshu Chatterjee, Cleo Issacs

By Raunaq Kotecha

Woh is the next offering of producer Romu Sippy and director Raj Sippy who were at the pinnacle of their careers during the 70’s and 80’s decades, but of late their magic has diminished and there has not been any noteworthy release from this once successful association. However, this has not hampered their aspirations to recreate the charisma and hence their next romantic thriller – WOH. Woh stars Priyanshu Chatterjee and debutante model turned actress (not yet!) Cleo Issacs. Anand Raj Anand (ARA) has composed the music whereas Dev Kohli has penned some intriguing, but interesting lyrics.

Album begins (and ends) with "Uparwale Yeh Kya Hua", which is the BEST that WOH can offer and I sincerely mean it. Dev Saab’s lyrics are filled with complains and sarcasm to GOD for being unfair to the character while being rational to rest of the world. Abhijeet has done a commendable job of singing this one with such soaring conviction and a soothing pleasant tone. ARA’s tune is a cut above and is absolutely delightful.

Ok…the tune is catchy, but not to an extent to essentially compose the track not once, not twice, not thrice but a total of four times with uncommon lyrics though, out of which Abhijeet lends his comforting voice twice wherein the second attempt is brief, but quite optimistic and happy version where complains become praises and appreciation to GOD for conceding all the wishes. For the last two versions of 'Uparwale', ARA opts for his own voice and ends up doing a decent job, but certainly not better than Abhijeet.

A typical 80’s and early 90’s flavors are exhibited when Udit Narayan and Sadhna Sargam croon the duet – "Zindagi main jod doo tere naam se". The track has nothing more than regular lyrics, tune and a conventional music score that is easily elapsed. Although, the song is amusing and good on ears, but ARA and makers should have known by now that anything that looks or sounds even remotely obsolete, is not accepted in this day and age.

The album moves on to a complete tangent and soars to alacrity with "Maula Maula" by Udit Narayan. The track is rather youthful and perky and does have an appealing tune as well. Besides, the emblematic Dev Kohli lyrics also gleefully return to the music scene that compliment well with the funky feel of the song. Udit Narayan infuses the right amount of excitement and fun to this peppy ARA composition.

Maintaining the pace of the album, 'Mehfil Ka Rang' appears next. A compulsive item number by non other than Sunidhi Chauhan has potentials enough to entice (only) the masses with some frenziedly provoking prose by Dev Saab and an average tune by ARA.

ARA further satiates his sunstroke for singing with 'Beimaani Ke Dhandhe Mein Imaandar Banda Hoon', which can be safely ignored to avoid any further damages to the ear. The tune is disappointing along with equally disappointing lyrics. Thankfully, this marks the end of the album.

On the whole, there is nothing much to comment on the musical score of WOH, as one merely keeps wondering as to why our Bollywood filmmakers axe their own foot, by first of all making a movie with non entities without sufficient musical support and if that is not enough, the overall look of the film is also too stale to withstand any competition or expectation from the public. To conclude with, I would only hope that the makers and distributors of this movie don’t have to sing their most cherished and treasured song - 'Uparwale yeh kya hua' (the sad version of course…!) once the movie is released and gone.

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