'Wanted' music lacks zing ! (Music Review)


By Ruchika Kher

Album: "Wanted"; Music Directors: Sajid-Wajid; Lyricists: Jalees Sherwani, Sameer, Arun Bhairav, Wajid, Shabbir Ahmed and Salman Khan; Singers: Wajid, Amrita Kak, Kamaal Khan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Suzanne D'Mello, Shaan, Shreya Ghosal, Soumya Raoh, Hrishikesh Kamerkar, Nikita Nigam, Earl and Salman Khan; Rating: **

Composer duo Sajid-Wajid are known for giving music that is high on beats. They have stuck to their signature style in the album of "Wanted" too, but the music is not impressive enough as it lacks freshness.

Directed by southern dancing star Prabhu Deva and produced by Boney Kapoor, the film's album has seven originals and five remixes.

"Dil leke" has two very talented and successful singers behind the mike - Shaan and Shreya Ghoshal. Popular for their love ballads, the two have sung a pleasing romantic number. The song doesn't entail too many electronic beats and the lyrics are average, but the track does have some potential.

The song also has a remixed version, but the original is much better.

Next comes "Ishq Vishq", which has western beats in abundance. Kamaal Khan, Sunidhi Chauhan and Suzanne D'Mello croon the number. It is a so-so track, the lyrics being mediocre.

This song too has a remix version.

Up next is "Jalwa", which has a long prelude with the 'dhol' taking precedence. The number raises expectations in the beginning but falls flat soon after. The quality of music and lyrics are disappointing. Even though there are touches of hip-hop, it is not fresh enough. The number is sung by composer Wajid along with Earl.

A remix version is thrown in for this track as well.

"Le le mazaa le" has an Arabic feel and brings back memories of the hit song "Mayya mayya" from the film "Guru", but it might not go on to become a chartbuster. "Le le mazaa" is sung by Suzanne D'Mello, Soumya Raoh, Hrishikesh Kamerkar and Nikita Nigam.

Wajid gets behind the mike yet again along with Amrita Kak for "Love me, love me". With monotonous lyrics and no innovation in music, the track isn't likely to hold the listener's interest for too long.

The remix version of the track is no good either.

Next is the film's title track "Most Wanted", which is sung by Salman Khan. More than a song, this is a narration and a collection of several dialogues from the film.

Finally there is "Tose pyaar karte hain", a Bhojpuri styled fast-paced number. Wajid and Sunidhi Chauhan have given their vocals for the song. Like others, this number has nothing extraordinary to boast about.

On the whole, the album disappoints. One expected more from the otherwise talented Sajid-Wajid.