By Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Hungama News Network
Together, Salman Khan and Sajid-Wajid have delivered multiple hits in films like Partner, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Tere Naam, Hum Tumhare Hai Sanam, Tumko Na Bhool Payenge, Hello Brother and Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya. With their 10 year association continuing to go strong, the trio now comes together for God Tussi Great Ho which also stars Priyanka Chopra and Sohail Khan. Jalees Sherwani and Shabbir Ahmed write the lyrics.
It's time to revisit 'It's The Time To Disco' [Kal Ho Na Ho] with 'Let's Party', the opening number of the album. With a similar setting, sound arrangements and even rendition, 'Let's Party' takes off exactly from where the aforementioned disco number left a few years back. The only difference here is that this time around, Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra share the stage instead of Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Preity Zinta.
Sung by Shaan and Sunidhi Chauhan, 'Let's Party' written by Jalees Sherwani has a kind of tune which makes one completely indifferent to what one hears on the audio or sees on the screen. Even the sets and the dance steps have a sense of deja vu to them and the end result is such that the club 'remix version' doesn't excite much either!
A slightly better composition is 'Tujhe Aksa Beach Ghuma Du' which surprisingly has visuals quite similar to that of the title track of Mujhse Shaadi Karogi. This time round, Sohail Khan replaces Akshay Kumar in a number where he gets into constant bickering with Salman Khan over Priyanka Chopra! Crooned by Wajid himself with Amrita Kak giving him good company, the song has good fun quotient to itself, with some funny lyrics by Shabbir Ahmed that keeps the momentum going for it. In fact for this song, the 'remix version' takes quite an impressive beginning (reminding of the theme tune that went along 'Apni To Jaise Taise' - Laawaris) while keeping the feet tapping for those 4 minutes.
Title song God Tussi Great Ho has a kind of music that one associates with Salman Khan. Quite an Indian feel (though sounding at least 3-4 years behind) the title song has Sonu Nigam thanking God (Amitabh Bachchan) for bestowing upon him all the powers which allow him to run the world in a way he wants. Shankar Mahadevan is the voice for Amitabh Bachchan in this situational song which should help in moving the story forward while keeping the audience engaged. Yet again, a 'remix version' follows. Well, as it turns out, it's placement in the album is quite unnecessary due to the song's situational theme!
Here comes the man Neeraj Sridhar who doesn't seem to be setting a foot wrong ever since his association with Pritam has been paying dividends in each and every outing of his! He pairs up with Shreya Ghoshal for a romantic ballad titled 'Tumko Dekha' which is written by Jalees Sherwani. Just when one thought that Neeraj had changed his approach completely for the song by going all sober and romantic, he comes up his English rendition, hence putting his stamp over 'Tumko Dekha'. The best song of the album so far, one is surprised what is taking the makers so long to be unleashing this one on the music channels?
Finally arrives what could well be termed as a favorite for Sajid-Wajid and Salman Khan! Amongst them, they have a thing or two for a 'chunari' and this is pretty much apparent in the song 'Lal Chunariya'. The best part about this Deven Shukla written song is the coming together of Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik, which seems to be happening after ages! A melodious romantic number which can never go out of fashion as long as Bollywood lives on, 'Lal Chunariya' has a feel and impact similar to countless such songs that Sajid-Wajid have composed for Salman in films like Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya, Tere Naam and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi.
God Tussi Great Ho doesn't quite boast of a great beginning with 'Let's Party' not really making a great impression. However things improve slightly with 'Tujhe Aksa Beach Ghuma Du'. Though this effort too isn't enticing enough, the concluding tracks in the form of 'Tumko Dekha' and 'Lal Chunariya' do help in redeeming God Tussi Great Ho to an extent. Overall, this soundtrack by Sajid-Wajid may not really scale the kind of height as some of their earlier albums with Salman Khan have, but is still decent enough to make a listener sit through the songs at the least.