By Joginder Tuteja Bollywood Hungama News Network
It's good time for some quirky movies to be made in Bollywood. Especially so when audiences are giving a Thumbs Up to anything which looks interesting in the very first go. Now it could be a biggie like a Blue or an All The Best or a smaller affair like a Teree Sang or an Aagey Se Right, there is always space for something that promises to deliver goods. With innovative promos being cut for Aagey Se Right, one gets decent expectations from the music too even though there are new names like composer Amartya Rahut and lyricists Hitesh Kewalya, Shadab Akhtar and Manish Hariprasad involved.
Shilpa Rao has sung only a handful of tracks in her short career so far but has made an impression in each of her outings. Whether it is 'Khuda Jaane' [Bachna Ae Haseeno], 'Dhol Yaara Dhol' [Dev D], 'Saiyaan Re' [Salaam-e-Ishq] or 'Javeda Zindagi - Tose Naina Lagey' [Anwar], she has always been excellent. Same is the case in 'Mahiya' as well which is a fusion between contemporary Indian Bollywood music and Western rock; something that gives an extra zing to this romantic outing. Place this Hitesh Kewalya written track in any of the Bollywood biggies and it would have been a chartbuster already. The number deserves to be promoted aggressively.
Ram Sampath is the guest composer in the album for his track 'Daav Laga'. He is joined by lyricist Munna Dhiman and singer Sona Mohapatra and together they get together for a fun outing. Seemingly an item number, it doesn't quite break new grounds but has a good enough spunk and rhythm to it which makes it an easy hear. A core situational track, 'Daav Laga' plays to the gallery and that's where the buck stops.
Title song 'Aagey Se Right' comes in the shape of 'Hippie Tu Jhoom'. It's a chorus beginning to this theme track written by Hitesh Kewalya that sees Kirti Sagathia and Sunidhi Chauhan joining soon after along with Amartya Rahut. A barely passable situational track that doesn't quite entice you as a listener but may turn good visually due to its naughty appeal. Frankly, one expected much better from the title track of this film that does seem interesting and funny. There is a 'remix' version that comes later that eventually helps in adding to the recollection factor.
'Love Flashback' sees Bappi Lahiri coming behind the mike as a singer with support from Suzanne D'Mello and Amartya Rahut. The sound belongs to the disco setting of the 80s (which further justifies the presence of Bappi Lahiri in the song) while Hitesh Kewalya's lyrics yet again play to the gallery. An ordinary sounding number that is yet again purely situational, it would all boil down to the way it is presented on screen. Audio-wise though, it isn't good enough to make audiences throng the music stores.
It's a serene 60s style beginning for 'More Piya' which has a lounge setting to it. Deepikkaa Bhattacharya is roped in to croon this soft number that throws a sudden twist with Kay Kay Menon arriving on the scene. He begins his 'sher-o-shayari' and just when one thought that it was going to be a 'kabhi kabhi mere dil mein khayal aata hai' moment, Kay Kay comes up with his tapori shayari that is bound to have audiences in split.
However, to justify the overall good quality of the song which is written by Shadab Akhtar and Manish Hariprasad, there are two versions that are placed in the album. One is with the 'tapori' interspersions [More Piya - Tapori] while the other is a plain and simple Deepikkaa solo without Kay Kay joining her [More Piya - Bar].
Aagey Se Right is an okay album which does have a couple of songs that do manage to make an impression. However, beyond 'Mahiya' and 'More Piya', there isn't much in store in this album which otherwise stays on to be strictly situational.
'Mahiya', 'More Piya'