Friday, September 4, 2009

Wake Up Sid - Music Review

Cast :: Ranbir Kapoor, Konkona Sen Sharma, Anupam Kher, Supriya Pathak, Namit Das, Shikha Talsania, Rahul Khanna.

"Wake Up Sid" is an album upon which many tracks sound the same and leave a listener wanting something more.

"Wake Up Sid" staring young heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor and the sensational Konkona Sen Sharma. The film follows Siddharth Mehra aka Sid (Ranbir Kapoor) as he lives his life doing nothing. He's fresh out of college and just wants to chill. In true Bollywood fashion boy meets girl, in this case Konkona and the story unfolds from there.

The Movie has 6 soundtracks, one which is a remix. From one track to the next, the entire vibe on the album is melodious, cool, even a tad lazy. The music composition is quite impressive and the songs would sound great performed with a live band. However, the track lacks a fun upbeat number, and a classic Bollywood love ballad.

Amongst all the male vocalists we hear Kavita Seth only one on song, 'Iktara.' This adds a lot to the album as Kavita's powerful and soulful voice helps describe the emotion we can only imagine the film hopes to relay.

As for the other 4 songs and their mellowness, we turned to 'Wake Up Sid! (Club Mix)' for something inspiring to only find it has been sped up just a little. The album is one that seems can only be fully appreciated when heard in the film as they tell us a story.

In the past when we have heard the word remix we have gotten upbeat, techno, club tracks. Having heard the first 5 songs on the "Wake Up Sid" soundtrack and wanting something different and fun we could only hope that the remix would add that spice. Unfortunately the remix sounds nothing like the traditional ones we have heard and seems pretty pointless.

"Wake Up Sid" seems incomplete with just 5 tracks, it is not a soundtrack that can stand alone, rather is more of a compliment to its film. With Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy as the producers and Javed Akthar as the lyricist we expected one dance number or one classic Bollywood number for when the hero and heroine meet.. We guess the album does reflect Sid's attitude in the movie, but the album does seem to fall flat. The album will appeal to all those who enjoy listening to bands and chill music. It may be an album you enjoy listening to as you cruise down the freeway, but we think you can just pass up the album altogether.
And here is the rest of it

Download MP3 Song

01 - Aaj Kal Zindagi
02 - Iktara
03 - Kya Karoon
04 - Life Is Crazy
05 - Wake Up Sid
06 - Wake Up Sid! (Club Mix)

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