By Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Hungama News Network
There was a time when chartbuster music was guaranteed with every Govinda film. It wasn't just a phase; it was a continued journey that Govinda enjoyed all the way from 80's to the 90's where he delivered at least a couple of foot tapping numbers with each of his films. The trend changed though in the 21st century when Govinda took a sabbatical, only to return with popular scores for Bhagam Bhag, Salaam-E-Ishq and Partner, with the last mentioned film being the biggest success, both at theaters as well as the music stands.
Now after a gap of a year, Govinda is returning to the silver screen with Money Hai Toh Honey Hai which is directed by Ganesh Acharya, the man whose moves have made many a Govinda dance numbers popular amongst masses. Do lyricist Sameer and composer duo of Nitin Arora and Sony Chandy create yet another good soundtrack for Kumar Mangat after Sunday and Haal-e-Dil?
Blame it on an ordinary music video due to which the title song Money Hai Toh Honey Hai wasn't really noticed so far. That's because audio-wise this track, which is sung by the composers Nitz 'N' Sony themselves along with Harshdeep Kaur, does make for a funky outing. A good mix of sound is introduced as a part of the song's arrangements, which make for a cool urban outing. It's an underground feel in this short 200 seconds song, which hails money as the driving force behind all the acts.
Outing becomes further cool with 'Awaara Dil', a hip-hop track that is backed by some solid arrangements that make an impact in spite of not too many instruments in use. Yet again, the number has an underground feel to it with the overall impact being quite unique in nature. Primarily an Adnan Sami number, this lazy track has Shruti Pathak, Nitz 'N' Sony, Arya, Bob, Ishq and Shantanu Hudlikar giving him good support. A beach track that features Govinda and Upen Patel among a bevy of beauties, 'Awaara Dil' brings with it a cool-n-funky sound, which can't really be sung along but has to be heard over a round of drinks in a lounge!
Money Hai Toh Honey Haistays consistent in it's feel with 'Chhuriyaan' following next. Yet again, Punjabi flavor is mixed with hip-hop in this track that has Labh Jhanjua and Sunidhi Chauhan coming together. A kind of song, which immediately reminds of many a Pritam, hits in the months gone by, one wonders why is it still hiding in the background. Enabled by some eye pleasing choreography and ample glam quotient, this one would have helped the album grow by now. With just 10 days to go for the film's release, it won't be a bad idea to unleash this foot tapping number on screen!
The rhythm of 'Ta Na Na' is so catchy that it takes only one hearing to get it on your mind for rest of the day. Yet another hip-hop number that has Govinda coming together with Esha Deol on a beach, 'Ta Na Na' is an item number, which has an unlikely combination of Kunal Ganjawala and Rekha Bhardwaj sharing a common platform. While Nitz 'N' Sony