By Ruchika Kher
Film: "Do Knot Disturb"; Music Directors: Nadeem-Shravan; Lyricist: Sameer; Singers: Sonu Niigaam, Anuradha Shriram, Shaan, Shreya Ghoshal, Jigar Saraiya, Nitika Kanwar, Earl D'Souza, Neeraj Sridhar, Anushka Manchanda, Sowmya Raoh and T.K. Karthik; Ratings: **
The hit composer duo of the 1990s, Nadeem-Shravan, who created chartbusters for movies like "Aashiqui", "Saajan", "Deewana", "Raja Hindustani", "Pardes" and "Dhadkan", return after four years with the music of "Do Knot Disturb".
To make it trendy and appealing, the composers have shifted from their trademark style. But barring two songs, most numbers are ordinary and have nothing new to offer.
The film, which stars Govinda, Lara Dutta, Riteish Deshmukh and Sushmita Sen, is slated to release Oct 2 and has six original tracks.
The album opens with a pacy number "Zulfaen khol khal ke", which is crooned by Sonu Niigaam and Anuradha Sharma. If the beats are given a miss, the song sounds decades old. The lyrics are average. In short, a disappointing start.
Next in line is "Don't ever leave me". Shaan and Shreya Ghoshal have sung the fast-paced number. The lyrics give an impression that it's a poignant song, but somehow the song fails to make an impact on the listener. The English words in the lyrics seem forced and uncalled for. "Don't ever leave me" doesn't have the potential to stand out in spite of two talented singers.
With "Mere naal", the album sees its first hit number. The song, which has vocals by KK, Jigar Saraiya, Shreya Ghoshal and Nitika Kanwar, has a power-packed start with a strong musical arrangement. It is soaked in Punjabi flavour and will be liked by many.
After "Kambakkht Ishq", we have another song named "Bebo" in this album. Even though the lyrics are unimpressive, the song succeeds in catching the attention of the listener. Sung by Neeraj Sridhar and Anushka Manchanda, it is sure to be a hit at the DJ consoles. Free flowing and full of attitude, "Bebo" is worth a listen and a dance.
Then we have "Beautiful woman" by Sridhar again, along with Sowmya Raoh. The song is quite boring and slow-paced.
Finally, there is the title track "Do knot disturb" crooned by T.K. Karthik and Anushka. A lot of beats but nothing extraordinary.
Overall, the album offers nothing great. The songs are average and will not linger on for long.