Saturday, September 12, 2009

Main Aur Mrs Khanna - Music Review

Cast :: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Sohail Khan, Bappi Lahiri, Preity Zinta.

Few seconds into the song 'Don't Say Alvida' and you know for sure that Sajid-Wajid have a super hit in hand in the form of 'Don't Say Alvida’ title track. Belonging to old school of music which has a timeless quality to it and has more often than not always worked, 'Don't Say Alvida' is a modern-day Bollywood love song. Coming close to the kind of music that one has heard in Salman's films like Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega and Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, 'Don't Say Alvida' has Sonu Nigam at his best. The singer is heard in lesser number these days but when he sung a marvelous track like 'Don't Say Alvida', no one mind fo the quality. Shreya Ghoshal joins a little later in the day while Suzanne D'Mello is primarily a backup vocalist here. Still, they do make their presence felt in this Junaid Wasi written song that also appears in a well done 'remix' version and also a 90 seconds slow-n-sad version (a Shreya Ghoshal solo).

Now it's time to get into a 'Kajraare' (Bunty Aur Babli) mode with Sunidhi Chauhan bringing on 'Happening'. Even though the title gives an intuition of an English number in the offering, 'Happening' is mainly a catchy term that plays throughout this 'qawalli' which is written by Jalees Sherwani. Picturised on Preity Zinta ( she an important role to play in the film), 'Happening' is a foot tapping number that takes just a couple of listening to register with the listener. A good number which has been created for the masses and yet doesn't turn vulgar at all, 'Happening' is fun, foot tapping and quite enjoyable for its duration.

From love, romance and dance, mood of the album becomes serious with 'Rabba'. With Rahat Fateh Ali Khan at the helm of affairs, one do expect the kind of outing that 'Rabba' would provide. A slow moving soulful track that does has a quiet feel to it in spite of a sad theme, 'Rabba' is situational and yet effective.

The opening few seconds of 'Tum Ne Socha' do remind of the sound of 'Soniyo' (Raaz - the Mystery Continues) . However all similarity ends quite soon and Sajid-Wajid create a tune that does make you appreciate it during the first listening itself. One is assured that Wajid is taking his job quite seriously as a singer, courtesy his rendition of 'Tum Ne Socha' where he is indeed good. 'Tum Ne Socha' is a very pleasant sounding duet with Shreya Ghoshal joining Wajid behind the mike. A beautiful contemporary song that has been written by Arun Bhairav.

The album ends with a fun of ‘dhol beats' of 'Mrs. Khanna' being straight out of 'Pretty Woman' (Kal Ho Na Ho). A fun track that is picturised on Sohail Khan and Kareena Kapoor, 'Mrs. Khanna' has a good rhythm to it which is straight out of the David Dhawan school of music. Heavy on orchestra, something that goes perfectly well with the genre of the song, 'Mrs. Khanna' is entertaining and should be a riot on screen if picturised well. Written by Jalees Sherwani and Suzanne, the number has Shaan and Sunidhi Chauhan as the prime singers with Bappi Lahiri, Neuman Pinto and Suzanne D'Mello also chipping in.

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01 - Dont Say Alvida
02 - Happening
03 - Rabba
04 - Tum Ne Socha
05 - Mrs Khanna
06 - Don't Say Alvida (Sad)
07 - Happening (Remix)
08 - Dont Say Alvida (Remix)

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