By Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Hungama News Network
Popular music and Vishesh Films go together. In fact, it is nothing but an aberration when music of a Mukesh Bhatt film doesn't find it's way into the catalogue albums for the music company. Jannat, Awarapan, Woh Lamhe, Gangster, Kalyug, Zeher and Murder in the recent years to Kasoor, Ghulam, Sadak and Dil Hai Ki Maanta Nahin till some years back - it has been one long successful musical journey for the Bhatts.
And then of course, there are two milestone albums in the history of Bollywood music - Aashiqui and Raaz. No wonder, the pressure, expectations, and anxiety level are at their peak when music for next in the series of a project like this has to be created. Mukesh Bhatt and Co. faced the same when they decided to make Raaz - The Mystery Continues, a follow up to Raaz.
While one waits to see what director Mohit Suri has done in the Emraan Hashmi-Kangana-Adhyayan Suman starrer, the results are already out for the film's music. And if Mukesh Bhatt is to be believed, the film's music has surpassed all his expectations and has turned out to be even better than Raaz, a feat that always seemed impossible to achieve.
"Music of Raaz - The Mystery Continues is 101% better than Raaz", says Mukesh Bhatt in a confident tone, "And I am aware that by stating this I am putting my neck under the block. However, with an industry experience of more than a couple of decades, I guess the least I am capable of is ascertaining whether something will work with the audience or not!"
Is he really that sure, in spite of the fact that Nadeem-Shravan, the men who immortalized Raaz with their soundtrack, are no more associated with Raaz - The Mystery Continues?
"Yes, I am quite sure. Instead of Nadeem Shravan, I have four musicians who have given five songs in total. They are Raju Singh, Toshi, Pranay and Gaurav Das; each of whom has done a fantastic job. I am not an easy nut to crack and they clearly knew that they had to do something extraordinary to find their tunes making it to the final list. We all worked hard to ensure that the music turns out to be yet another milestone in the journey of not just Vishesh Films but also Bollywood music in general," says the proud producer.