Music Review: Chashme Buddoor


By Hindustan Times

MUMBAI, Feb. 21 -- FILM: Chashme Buddoor MUSIC: Sajid-Wajid LYRICS: Jalees Sherwani, Neelesh Misra, Kausar Munir

It's a busy week for composer duo SajidWajid. After Chashme Buddoor, they've got Himmatwala lined up. But having multiple projectass doesn't always translate into memorable music.

The album begins with a peppy track that tries too hard to appeal to the youth. 'Har ek friend kamina hota hai' is an obvious counter to the earworm of a jingle that became an irritating menace last year, thanks to the gazillion times it aired on TV. With a slight yodel in his voice, Sonu Nigam sounds a bit like Mika Singh in this song.

'Dichkyaoon dhoom dhoom' uncannily resembles 'Dekha na hai re socha na' from the 1972 classic, Bombay To Goa. Ali Zafar's voice brings a playful zing to this track that seems very anachronistic in its appeal. There's another almost-alike version of the song with Wajid. With its nonsensical lyrics ('BBM par paigaam aaya... Laila bhi bole majnoo se tuition le le), 'Early morning' is avoidable. While its remixed version fares better, it comes across as a cross between a Nelly track and a Gipsy Kings staple.

'Ishq mohalla' is a boisterous, mass-oriented song, high on dhols and percussions - a typical Mika number. 'Andha ghoda race mein dauda' - the grungy rock song - saves the soundtrack. It's a welcome surprise that even offers some nasty guitar chops.