Sunday, March 14, 2010

Hum Tum Aur Ghost - Music Review

Cast :: Arshad Warsi, Dia Mirza, Sandhya Mridul, Boman Irani

Hum Tum Aur Ghost is an extremely shady title for a movie. It was formerly named Kaun Bola? but lead actor and producer Arshad Warsi thought that name sounded ‘tapori’.

Anyway, HTG is produced by Arshad and wife Maria Goretti. It stars Dia Mirza, Boman Irani and Sandhya Mridul in prominent roles. The story is about a fashion photographer who can communicate with souls that haven’t crossed over and portrays how, in the process of helping three lost souls, he ends up finding himself.

Now the music of this film is composed by fab-trio Shankar-Ehsaan and Loy, who are arguably Bollywood’s most-consistent musical team at the peak of their powers. The album opens with the already-aired Dekho Raste Mein which portrays the chemistry between the lead pair. The track is melodious and sweet, setting just the right tone for the album.

In complete contrast, the title track Hum Tum Aur Ghost is bold and loud with marching percussion and blaring electric guitars. Vishal Dadlani teams up with Shankar Mahadevan to give this track a nice desi-rock feel with a catchy chorus. It falls short of the dance-floor but its remix makes up for that.

The tempo stays upbeat for another energetic track in Banware Se Pooche Banwariya. I was surprised to see Maria Goretti’s name in the contributing artists. This one’s another foot-tapping, ‘tapori-style’ experimental track which deserved its own remix.

The shining gem of this album is Kal Tum The Yahaan, a serene love ballad with more meaning in its lyrics than the entire album combined. It’s sung brilliantly by Caralisa Monteiro and Shankar Mahadevan. This one’s as beautiful as they come.

One gaping flaw was including remix tracks of Dekho Raste Meinand Kal Tum The Yahaan. Both tracks are amazing ballads and adding electro beats to it only takes away the seriousness from calm, serene tracks.

Extremely digestible seven tracks out of which five deserve a listen. The music has the potential to do well, if promoted well.

Download MP3 Songs
01 - Hum Tum Aur Ghost - Dekho Raste

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