Music of Varma's 'Agyaat' disappoints

By Ruchika Kher

Album: "Agyaat"; Music Directors: Bapi-Tutul; Lyricists: Prashant Pandey, Sandip Singh and Sarim Momin; Singers: Runa Rizvi, Earl, Banjotsana, Shweta Pandit, Vickey B. Joshi, Bapi, Keka Ghoshal, Jankee Parikh, Imran; Rating: *

Ram Gopal Varma's movies like "Rangeela", "Satya" and "Mast" offered great songs that went on to become huge hits, but the music of his latest venture "Agyaat" disappoints. Lack of experimentation and ordinary tunes make it a lacklustre affair.

The film, set to hit screens Aug 7, has six songs.

First is "Jai shiv bum bum" sung by Runa Rizvi. A fusion of English and Hindi lyrics, the number starts slow but gains tempo within a few seconds. It does attract in the beginning but soon the interest peters out. The track only has beats but no substance.

Up next is "Jungle jungle", which is a wild forest song crooned by Jankee Parikh and Imran. The song is high on beats, but vocals are extremely jarring. Avoid it.

"Khoobsurat", a soft romantic number, is slow in pace. The song has Shweta Pandit and Vickey B. Joshi behind the mike and is much better than the earlier two songs. But if seen in isolation, the track has nothing extraordinary to offer and is just another love ballad.

The song "Kiss you day and night" sung by Earl and Banjotsana has a heard-before feel. It has western music in abundance, but turns out to be an average number.

"Kiss Mix" sung by Earl, Jankee and Banjotsana is a put off and doesn't interest at all. It's a racy number with weird sounds.

Next is "Na koi", which is instrumental and has vocals in just a few parts. The song has Shweta behind the mike and is a number pushed in to create a haunting impact. But the song, which tries to be edgy, doesn't fulfil expectations.

Finally there is "Sun sakte ho". It is powerful and makes an impact on the listener. This too entails haunting music and is sung by composer Bapi and Keka Ghoshal.

"Sun sakte ho" is the only song after "Khoobsurat", which is worth listening.

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