By Joginder Tuteja Bollywood Hungama News Network
David Dhawan. Govinda, Vashu Bhagnani. Sushmita Sen. This combination, in various permutations and combinations, has time and again succeeded at the box office with a truly mass appeal working for it. Add to that some young blood in the form of Riteish Deshmukh, Lara Dutta and Sohail Khan and you know that Do Knot Disturb has been designed as a youthful entertainer. And then bring back Nadeem Shravan along with Sameer and expectations are bound to be quite high. Last film for which they composed music was Dosti - Friends Forever which was four years back. Hence, one plays on this Nadeem-Sharavan album with bated breath.
With the very first note of Do Knot Disturb coming into play, one knows there and then that Nadeem Shravan have left behind their sound of the 90s (which had in fact given a new dimension to the way Bollywood music was created then) and made what the doctors had ordered. Doctors in this case being David Dhawan, Govinda and Vashu Bhagnani. That's because 'Zulfaen Khol Khal Ke' belongs more to Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, Gharwali Baharwali and Biwi No. 1 mode than an Aashiqui or a Dil Hai Maanta Nahi.
Going with the genre of the movie, one doesn't mind that either as Sonu Nigam and Anuradha Shriram put their 'masti' and 'dhamaka' hats on and enjoy their stint behind the mike in a number that should be a fun watch on screen. Does the number break any barriers? Does it present something that is absolutely unique? Does it have the potential to be playing 6 months from now? Answer to this is 'no' but the fact remains that it is decent fun as long as it lasts.
'Don't Ever Leave Me' is a track that bears Nadeem-Shravan stamp but it really sounds outdated even after hearing it for a few times. A fast moving number that belongs to the late 90s and early 00s, this duet by Shaan and Shreya Ghosal is a love song that comes from the era of a 'Yeh Dil Aashiqanaa' and a 'Dil Ka Rishta'. One would have expected something that moves as per the current times but 'Don't Ever Leave Me' is far from it, especially the parts around 'Oh Baby O' which do appear passé.
'Can You Feel The Fire, I Want To Take You Higher' marks a kick start to 'Mere Naal' and one starts wondering if there would have been something new that the lyricist could have thought of? Nevertheless, amidst the sound of 'aahas' and 'ohos', this Punjabi number attempts at bringing youngsters on the dance floors. Yet again, this is hardly a trademark Nadeem Shravan composition and belongs to David Dhawan brand of musical setting. Coming together of KK and Shreya Ghosal ensures good vocals at least for this number (with Jigar Saraiya and Nitika Kanwar as the supporting vocalists) which is a fine hear with an eye on the masses. One still waits for that special number though to make an appearance in Do Knot Disturb.
That special something is heard finally in 'Bebo' which is a Neeraj Shridhar and Anushka Manchandani combo. May be it's the Neeraj Sridhar effect but after just one hear, you get an impression of listening to a Pritam composition. Now this one is a chartbuster for sure even though it comes a little too late in the album. An out and out entertaining track that has just the right attitude, beats and rhythm with the perfect vocals that could have been thought for a song belonging to this genre, 'Bebo' is a winner. Play it on a repeat mode for some good time on the dance floors.
In continuation of 'Bebo' comes 'Beautiful Women' which has Sowmya Raoh giving company to Neeraj Shridhar this time around. Set in the same mode and genre as 'Bebo', 'Beautiful Women' is again what one expected for an album that caters to current generation. Ok, so there isn't anything extraordinary that Nadeem Shravan and Sameer have to offer but at least they spunk up the song enough to set the rhythm right. Just like the opening number 'Zulfaen Khol Khal Ke', this one stays on to be good as long as it lasts.
Finally, the title song 'Do Knot Disturb' tries to be all youthful, cool, hip and happening but sadly doesn't turn out to be one. Sung by T.K.Karthik and Anushka Manchanda, this one too is really 90s and at places the change in tune is more annoying than entertaining. This is one of those tracks that may work only as a part of the film, though looking at it's content it appears that this number may be more for promotional purpose rather than being interspersed in the narrative.
First things first - Do Knot Disturb has hardly the kind of music that one expects from Nadeem Shravan. It doesn't carry the vintage style of the composer duo. As stated earlier, the music is created keeping in mind David-Govinda-Vashu brand of film making and hence there is a mix of Anu Malik, Pritam, Anand Raj Anand and Sajid-Wajid that one gets to hear. Play it on for 'Bebo'!
'Bebo', 'Zulfaen Khol Khal Ke'