Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tashan - Da Moochik Revue

Last year the trailers of Tashan showed up in theaters and it seemed to be in the lines of Western gangster movies genre. The starcast and their getups were interesting. The roaring chorus chant in the background was full of energy and attitude. Naturally expectations were sky high for this album, adding to the fact that this was also from Yash Raj Films banner. Also VS have been giving decent hits in recent years. They also keep getting offers from big banners, which is good for them as they get to showcase their talent to a broader audience. Now having said all that, do they deliver in this album ? Does it have the expected ishtyle ? Lets see...

Dil Haara - I have to applaud VS for this amazing composition. From the promos the incredibly catchy chorus chant after a rocking guitar intro which goes like "Ooooooo Wo-Ho" marks the entry to this song. Looking at the setting of the song and the costumes, I thought this would be a total hardcore Rock song. But to my pleasant surprise this turned out to be a song with heart and a lot of depth taken to a different dimension by brilliant rendition by Sukhwinder Singh. Both the antaras and pallavis are top notch in this song and the supporting background music is very fresh and of high quality. The way the song ends in that high tempo crazy crescendo, one can't help but to jump out from the chair or increase the volume in the car and get into a state of complete madness. In the end I'm sure people will keep singing in their head "Dil haara re...dil haara haara dil haara haara...oh yaara re..."


Chaliya - This song takes off in a Hip hopishtyle mixed with Bhojpuri lyrics which go like "Naseela Naseela". It actually sounded pretty cool for me and reminded me of Abhishek Bachchan singing that type in some movie. The overall pattern of the song is on the lines of one of the songs from Cash, forgot which one. This song is tailor made for Sunidhi Chauhan as she is one of the few singers who can vary her voice to match the situations, like here she easily changes from a sensual start to a fun and frolic song. Overall a moderately enjoyable song which will have immense appeal on screen with smokin hot Kareena flaunting her Sex-pack Abs.


Dil Dance Maare - You want to know why this album is unique, listen to this song. An out and out fun song which I havn't heard in a while in Bollywood. A Bhojpuri folk song with exteremely funny English lyrics sung spiritedly by Sukhwinder, Udit and Sunidhi. The orchestration provided for this song by VS is fulltoo pumped up which can set the dance floor on fire. Regardless of how the visuals are going to be for this song, its a total entertainer. How did Vishal come up with such a lyrics? Must have been in a state of euphoria or something..I mean check this out "Hai cast of my feet Jo lamwa kare hai zalim beat" Lolzz...and then "Kadakti heat mein ban ja deet Nainan se nain mila re". I'm telling you...its insanely lovable lyrics...Fantastic composition !!! Mein very happy in my heart as my dil dance maare re...

Falak Tak - After some unusual songs we come to hear something which we all instantly love..a simple innocent melody. Udit Narayan is back after a long hiatus as this song totally belongs to him. If its a Yash Raj Banner we got to have a romantic song, and so do we with Falak Tak. Apart from the vocals by Udit and Mahalaxmi iyer, the accompanying guitar and basslines are magnificent. I'm sure this will be the favorite song for many because of it uncomplicated and easy-on-ears tune. However it doesn't stand up to the other melody from a flop movie by YRF last year, Bol na halke halke. Somehow I think when it comes to melodies its just two people who stand out - AR Rahman and Shankar Ehsaan Loy. And the rest, including VS, try to get there, but just can't...atleast till now.

Tashan Mein - The last and phinal song of the album. Once again VS tried to bring out a song with different flavor, but I guess this time they went just a little overboard. The starting portion is cool as it sounds a bit Cowboyish. But then as the song proceeds, the excitement subsides and gets to a point where the line Tashan Mein seems too repetetive. There seems to be no continuity in the tune. If thats what was in their mind, then they achieved it. I wondered what Rahet was doing in this rock based song, but it made sense when I heard some alaps and Classical singing. But overall I'm not too impressed with this song. My least favorite from the album.

We also get to hear brief intros from each of the characters talking about tashans. I just heard it once and thought Bhaiyyaji's and Bachchan Pande's Tashan were the most interesting ones.

There were times when YRF banner came up with beautiful soundtracks with lot of songs, and mainly superhit songs. Its been missing for quite a while. And even in this album, barring two super cool songs Dil Haara and Dil Dance Maare, the rest are OK. Falak Tak might be included in good songs list, but the other two are mediocre. Vishal Sekhar are undoubtedly good composers but they have their strengths and weaknesses. Their songs are cool, trendy, with nice orchestration, but not consistent enough. And we don't expect that for Yash Raj movies.

My last aur Phinal word- moochik acha tha, par thoda more acha ho saktha tha. Nevertheless a honest attempt at creating a hatke album, VS almost had a winner, almost....

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sista said...

sirish...dil haara (listened to it purely on your recommendation) is so much fun - I like it a lot - a consistent melodic core and the earthiness of Sukhwinder's voice definitely make it a cut above the standard "boppin fare" .......Whoaaa-Oh-HuH!

- S i R i S h - said...

no doubt about that sista..infact i just downloaded the movie...i think its not worth spending even $2 to rent the dvd...review r that bad..however i'm looking forward to see how dil haar and dance maare songs r picturised