Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
When I came back from watching TDK, my hands were a little sweaty cos of thrill and awe. I felt that it is quite unfair to write about a such a briliant movie after just one watch, what is needed is to watch it for a few times to capture each and every detail, to have a serene vision of the different levels of the plot and the actual symbolism behind each and every scene and frame. But still i am writing it.
Heath Ledger: This movie totally belongs to JOKER. Heath's Joker has cracking white paint on his face, a swollen red smile, and hair tinged with green. He wears a suit and gloves, and moves his tongue out of his mouth when he speaks. He threatens others with a knife in their mouths and a different story every time about how he got his scars on his face.
He is wild, anarchist, who enjoyes watching Gotham tear itself to pieces- for example in the scene where he forces boats (ones full of citizens, ones full of prisoners) to choose what boat they'd like to blow up so that the two boats will in turn blow each other up and. People can say what they want about Heath getting too much praise just because he is no longer with us because it just isn't true. Alive or gone, this was the performance of a lifetime. The make-up, the laugh, the mannerisms, every little thing he did was perfect.
[The Joker holds Rachel Dawes out of a window]
Batman: Let her go.
The Joker: Hmm. Poor choice of words.
[The Joker lets her drop as he laughs maniacally]
When he explains that why he use knife instead of pistols he says “I use a knife because guns are too quick. Otherwise, you can't savor all the emotions. You know who people are in their last moments.”
He is frightening and the definition of villain- playing the role more psychotic and more evil than Jack Nicholson's Joker because of true unpredictability.
The Joker constantly throws pain and aggression into the faces of this city and forces everyone to show that they are capable of unimaginable cruelty, just like he is.
Christian Bale has done a tremendous job as our beloved super hero Batman, who hangs helplessly in between righteous and crazyness. His view of justice causes an emotional and personal shift and thats the reason he have to fight hard with his emotions. If there was an excellent Batman, this is the real deal. Besides Bale has a particular slurring lips that suits him quite well as charming millionaire Bruce Wayne and a dangerous Batman (giving him his particular killing smile).
Michael Caine as Bruce Wayne’s loyal butler Alfred and Morgan Freeman as Lucious Fox, the CEO of Wayne Enterprises has done great jobs in giving the pace to the movie.
Music: The poignant and evocative music is composed by Oscar winner and multiple Oscar nominee Hans Zimmer ("The Lion King," "Gladiator") and seven-time Oscar nominee James Newton Howard ("Michael Clayton," "The Fugitive"), and suits completely to the theme of movie.
Cinematography: Wally Pfister’s cinematography is simply stunning. Gotham has never looked so good, so big and deep. Technically speaking, six sequences of "The Dark Knight" were filmed with IMAX cameras, including the opening six minutes, which represent bravura filmmaking. His wide shots purvey a dirty aura and contribute to the feel of the film. Without it, it may not have been the same.
Direction: Direction by Christopher Nolan is par excellence,exalted aloft, the pace of the movie is properly managed to keep the audience enthralled and glued to their seats for almost 2 and half hour movie. There were several shots in the film where i was forced to say "how, the hell did he do that!!!” to my friend (specially when Joker switched Rachel and Dent’s place of captivity, which finally leads to the generation of Two face).
If you ask me, i will say that the creation of Two-Face is one of the smartest moves of the movie, which has not been just thrown at us as a villain and expect us to be afraid or to sympathize with him but shows how circumstances changes a good man to a bad one.
In the concluding part Batman says, "Sometimes, truth isn’t good enough. Sometimes people deserve more. Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded." Me too couldn’t agree more.
Perfect [5/5] for it. Watch it on IMAX screen to fully enjoy the movie.
Friday, July 18, 2008
A few days back I got my hands on the DVD of December boys and the tagline on it caught my eyes, which says “After that summer nothing would ever be the same again.” I bought this DVD and copied it on my computer and then forgot about it but yesterday I watched this movie. And I will say that this movie is a perfect blend of human relationships and friendship. "December Boys" is a refreshingly gentle treatment of familiar themes such as the inevitability of change, the dashing of youthful illusions and mutability of family. Enhanced by an exotic locale, the movie overcomes a well-trodden narrative path and unflinchingly brandishes its sentimentality as it stakes out its crowd-pleasing territory.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Timing: 3.45 pm 14th June 07 (Timing for 2nd show of “Wanted”)
Characters: My friend and myself….. Late as usual, running to catch the movie on time. Ahhhh we reached on time and went to catch our seats. Huhhhhhhhhhhh still 5 min to start the movie.. all of sudden my ears catch some songs with Punjabi beats in it…
My Friend: “tujhe nahin pata!!!!!!! tu to bada music reviews likhta hai”
Me: abe sahi me nahin pata bata na”
My Friend: ye "Singh is kinng" ka song hai……
Me (shocked): what!!!!!!!!! Maine to suna tha ki wo album waise hi hai
My Friend: “Abe dhakkan, deekhawe pe na jaao apni akal lagao. Chal Picture shuru ho rahi hai, ghar chalna phir deta hun tujhe iske song”
So finally in this way I got my hands on the music album of “Singh is kinng”, one of the most hyped movies of the years because of being Katrina-Akshay’s another flick, the budget , Anees Bazmee (next after the blockbuster ‘Welcome’) and movie background. The music of Singh is Kinng is given by “Pritam Chakravorthy” and mainly dug into the english style of music, inclusive of rapping and bit of rock with typical Punjabi touch to it. And above all they roped in the rap superstar “Snoop Dog” who is considered as the single most enduring rap/hip-hop success from the West Coast and he finally get Bollywood into the right groove. This album is a typical “Pritam” style album (after Kismat Konnection) with 12 tracks of which six are remix versions.
Here is my take for the album
1. Singh Is Kinng: Ahaa there they are…..Singh is Kinng' is a excellent mix of Punjabi feel and rapping frolics by famed international rapper Snoop Dogg. RDB, the Punjabi band from UK, does a fair job in the progress of the song. The song starts with a few synth bars repeating over and over. Snoop represents that “Poonjaaabi”, RDB, Akshay and Snoop D O double g…with
Remix: The remix of the same is a bit fast version of the same with some extra hip-hop and extra Hard kaur.
Remix: Bas Ek King (Tiger Style Remix) starts with Hard Kaur hyping up the remix (should have called as Tigress Remix) and has a stronger percussion beat. The higher beats doesn’t affect the song much but still it is not as good as the original one.
Aaj khushi ka din hai aaya
Nikla mahurat changa
Bai suit pehan ke ban gya dulha
O suit pehan ke ban gya dulha
Kal tak tha jo nanga”.
" Dil Kho Gaya, Ho Gaya Kisi Ka,
Remix: Teri Ore (Lounge Mix) suffers from the same woes, and is resultantly Lounge-y only by name and in this song the romance has been taken away and replaced by “club-mance”. But still its audible.
6. Talli hua: I think “TALLI” is the the flavor of the season (First Mallika Sherawat grooving to Anu Malik’s ‘Talli Hogayi’ from ‘Ugly aur Pagli’ and now its Akshay on "Talli Hua"). In this song Pritam's lucky mascot Neeraj Sridhar now combines with Labh Jan Jua. This track is one killer dance track that is tailor made for the club and discs. To the perfect vocals by Neeraj Shridhar (particularly the way he repeats, “Dhoom Tana” as a sort of vocal percussive beat and “sorry sorry sorry sorry very sorry), this track’s baseline just drives into your brain.
Yahaan Gira Wahaan Gira Yaara Dekho Yaara Mera Kahaan GiraYaar
Efficient drum programming and perfect use of chores makes this song better than the average dance song. This time around it's the time to get into a club with a demand for a drink and getting high while singing 'Talli Hua'.
Remix: Here we go, in this we have 90’s Indi-Pop icon Stylebhai to take part in the “Talli Hua (Jay Dhabi Mix)” remix and make it even more powerful for the dance floor but later on the remix turns out to be a weaker version of the original.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Not everyday you sit in front of your computer on a Saturday morning and get emails like this:
Sent: 12/28/2005 11:40 PMTo: email@example.com
Subject: A final note
Dear Chetan,This email is a combined suicide note and a confession letter. I have let people down and have no reason to live. You don’t know me. I’m an ordinary boy in Ahmedabad who read your books. And somehow I felt could write to you after that. I can’t really tell anyone what I am doing to myself - which is taking a sleeping pill every time I end a sentence, so I thought I will tell you.
I kept my coffee cup down and counted. Five full stops already.......
You cannot but help to get hooked, if a book starts like this. The manner in which you are transported to chapter one is just a perfect example of ideal story-telling. The characters are etched quite carefully and the realism that Chetan Bhagat injects in every one of them is to be read to be believed
Well, what strikes you first about Chetan Bhagat’s novels is the fact that this author writes about Indians and for Indians. His characters are youthful, striving and ardent and have the same ethical, social and religious quandaries as many of the young Indians today. At the same time their milieu and emotional response too is unabashedly Indian. The new and the third Bhagat book, “The 3 mistakes of my life”, have all these qualities. This long anticipated novel by the best-selling Indian novelist brings together another installment in showcasing the everyday life of some of the most common, unassuming and inconspicuous people of India.
Story: The book is based on real life events. It begins in a dramatic enough fashion with Bhagat receiving an e-mail from Govind who had taken many sleeping pills and was writing to him while waiting for the deadly sleep’s embrace. Chetan was shaken enough by the incident to track the boy down to an Ahmedabad hospital. Fortunately he was still alive to tell the tale. The book is loosely based on the three mistakes Govind made in his life. What follows is a mix of cricket, religion, business, love and friendship. Govind sets up a sports shop along with his friends in the temple compound with Omi’s family’s help. The shop prospers as Ishan coaches young boys in cricket and Govind teaches maths to Ishan’s sister Vidya who also captures his heart. Ishan then meets Ali, a child master with a hyper reflex condition that makes him hit each ball for a six. Ali displays the talent which Ishan never had and Ali’s destiny becomes his own. Enter Omi’s Bitoo mama (maternal uncle), a communal party man bent on converting the young into fighters in the name of Hinduism. Situations come to a head and Ahmedabad burns in riot fires. Omi dies saving Ali and Ishan finds out about Vidya and Govind, a betrayal he does not forgive. These events lead Govind to his death-bed and that is when he writes the email to Bhagat.
Points to be noted:
In this novel Chetan covered the following problems that persists in india
1. Expensive Education
2. Lack of advancement in smaller towns
3. Conformist mentality
4. Radicalism in politics and sick politicians, Hypocrisy among public, politicians, and everyone alike
5. Religious extremism
6. Bias towards agnostics and atheists
7. Poverty amongst the brighter lower-middle class youth
8. Extreme competition in entrance exams for college admissions and completely study oriented schools
9. Small-scale businesses are extremely risky and innovative ideas always receive suppression
10. Lack of sports education/infra-structure in schools, etc (Smaller schools lack funds and money in everything, just bigger school students get everything)
11. Advanced coaching for exams is expensive so only the upper-middle class receive that
12. Drift between religions, castes and Conservative mentality of parents
13. Lack of awareness, foresight and ideas due to lack of quality education
14. Heavy mugger-friendly curriculum (give them money they will do anything for you)
15. Monotonous books, pathetic teachers, result oriented study
16. Students prejudiced about certain subjects and losing interest
17. People just want to earn, and passion for anything is dead
18. Prodigies and talented folks are mostly unrecognized and all that dies away as unharnessed potential
19. Expensive international air tickets, nice food and even good reference material
20. Stereotyped mentality of 99% of parents ….
I had enough of it and I guess you did too. Just know that it had many more of it… “The 3 mistakes of my life” is written simply and has the quality that makes one want to read the book cover to cover in one sitting. This book like Bhagat’s earlier one, “One night @ call centre", too has the masala, emotion and pace to turn into a potential blockbuster. He wants to be India’s most loved author not the most admired one....this novel eill take him at that spot...
Monday, July 14, 2008
A JHAPPI can cheer you when you're blue
A JHAPPI can say, "I love you so,"
or "Oh, I hate to see you go."
A JHAPPI is a "Welcome back again."
A JHAPPI can soothe a small child's pain
and bring the rainbow after rain.
There's just no doubt about it,
we scarcely can survive without it.
A JHAPPI delights, warms, and charms,
it must be why God gave us arms.
JHAPPI are great for fathers and mothers,
And chances are favorite uncles and aunts
will love them more than potted plants.
JHAPPI can break the language barrier
No need to fret about the store of them,
the more you give,
the more you get of 'em.
So stretch those arms without delay
Saturday, July 12, 2008
After disastrous "TPTM" YRF is seriously in need of a hit and in the promos this movie sounds interesting (I do not what’s really it contains). The music of this movie is given by Vishal and Shekhar, who are back after two flops-De Taali and Bhootnath Here is may take for music-
2. Lucky Boy- this is a perfect Vishal –Shekhar type of song with constant thumping dance floor beats in the background. This song has Punjabi lyrics in the beginning of the song and Sunidhi gave her seductive voice to this song. Thumping dance floor beats in the background (just like-Mahiyaa from Cash) is sufficient to makes this song a perfect favourite for the lounge and club music lovers.
I think Hard Kaur is becoming favourite of all the music directors and in this song too she raps in between making it all the more interesting. For the first time song did not grab my attention but when I heard it two or three times I started loving it too.
3. Aahista Aahista-This is the third track of movie and it can be considered as Lucky Ali’s comeback song. This song and the Lucky Ali’s alap reminded me of "Fanaa and Anjana Anjani from Yuva". This song has a club/disco type of beat with Ali’s amazing and Shreya’s angelic voice-over. This song starts with sweet guitar tuning but later track is a little too fast. Lyrics of the song are beautiful and it’s a proclamation of first love and is again by Anvita Dutt Guptan.
4. Jogi Mahi- when I heard this song for the first time, I instantly got hooked with this song and heard it for three times in one go. Punjabi love ballad is a must in Yash Raj’s banner film (take example of Veer Zara, Tara rum pum) and this song will remind you of the same age old Yash Raj culture. This songs start with a voice which I was unable to recognize and when I checked the singers I was shocked to see that Shekhar Ravjiani has given his voice to this song and later on Sukhwinder joinshim in the song. At the end of song Himani kapoor (remember her?? She is from Saregamapa and was VS favorite) lends her voice. Lyrics of the song are perfect and tell us the love story of a boy and girl..
Suno ek thi pyaar ki pudiya,
5. Small Town Girl – For the first time when I heard this song on my player I thought it to be a bonus track in form of remix of "Preety woman" but as the track progressed I was surprised. This song is in voice of Shankar Mahadevan and is a celebration of the small town girl but also a warning that she is not to be taken lightly. But this song has "Preety Women" and "Ticket to Hollywood" touch with it. Shankar Mahadevan has given perfect articulation of English, Hindi and Punjabi lyrics of this song. After a long time we got a hindi song where the heroine is being teased. I loved this song because of Shankar’s way of singing and he gets right into the mood here.
6.Bachna Ae Haseeno- Here comes the most awaited song of the movie, the title track. Initially I was confuse that are they going to use the original song only but here comes in VS. Bachna Ae Haseeno has everything you would expect in a song and Vishal Shekhar resurrect the evergreen classic by making Kishore Kumar’s son Sumit Kumar sing along with his dad! Vishal Dadlani’s raps in the song are a much needed zing for generation next! The additional wordings added to the song suits the song and is not at all scary.
My Verdict:This album is going to appeal to each and everyone. Vishal-Shekhar finally hit the right cord after De Taali and Bhootnath. This song has typical Yashraj stamp all over it and it’s a kinda music most people love. Grab the album…I doubt that you will be disappointed. Now I am waiting for 15th august to watch this movie. I would easily give 4 out of 5 stars.
Songs I like most :
Bachna Ae Haseeno
Friday, July 11, 2008
Ahaaaaaaaaaa. Here comes the album I was waiting from the day when I saw its promo for first time. Yesterday I was trying all the permutations combinations to find torrent of this album but my luck shined in night and I got the torrent. Yes guys’ music of first Rock Music oriented film is out now and the album is mostly a rock album belonging to Rock music genre. This movie is directed by Abhishek Kapoor and stars Farhaan Akhtar,Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli and Luke Kenny as members of a rock band. Rock On features four young lads who put together a band, but never make it to the big time. A decade later, fate brings them together and sets them on a journey back to where they left off. Music of this album is given by trio-SEL and lyrics are by Javed Akhtar. Here is my take for the album-
1. Socha Hai: The first track of this Album is “Socha Hai”crooned by Farhan. You got it right; Farhan Akhtar himself has given his voice to this track. The lyrics are quite interesting and ask many important questions to the listener which one has never even thought of and forces people to think about them.
This track is youth oriented and nice track. This is going to get its place in the songs played in the hostels with full volume. SEL has done a good job using drum, saxophone, guitar and chorus but it could have been much much better.
2. Pichle Saat Dino Mein - "Pichle Saat Dino Mein" is the second track of the album having a complete western touch to it. When I heard this track it sounds to me like a complete english rock number. I liked this song as it reminds me of my college days but one thing I will say that these lyrics looks good on very young rock band but not on a grown band. The lyrics are quit young it starts with
Ek ladki ka phone number
mere kaam ka ek paper
Mere taash se heart ka king
mera ek chaandi ka ring
Peechle saath dino me maine khoya
Kabhi khud pe hasa main aur
kabhi khud pe ro-yeah”
“dil kya kehta hai mera
kya main bataoon
tum ye samjhoge shaayad
main pagal hoon
dil kya kehta hai mera
kya main bataoon
tum ye samjhoge shaayad,
main pagal hoon
dil karta hai tv tower pe,
main chad jaoon
chilla chilla ke main ye,
rock on!! hai ye waqt ka ishaara
rock on!! har lamha pukaara
rock on!! yuheen dekhta hai kya tu
rock on!! zindagi millegi na dubaara…”
Kaale neele peele
Pathar ki aankh hai
Daant hai nukeelay”
“Tum ho toh,
gaata hai dil
to geet kahan
Tum ho toh sab hassel
Tum nahin to kya hai yahan
Jo tum ho to
ye lagta hai mil gai har khushi
Jo tum na ho to lagti hai
har khushi me hai kamee”
Pichle Saat Dino Mein
After SAL (Shootout At Lokhandwala) Apoorva Lakhia is back with “Mission Istanbul”- a film with global terrorism as the theme. Angry young man has been the keyword in each of the films made by this young director. Songs of Apoorva Lakhia’s films are according to the precedence of the storyline which mainly tells the story of anger, hatred, disturbance, fear and fight and in such situation; music hardly has any scope to sooth one’s ears. That’s why the music of his movies is typically comprised of raw numbers and stuffed with heavy melody. The music of Mission Istanbul shows nothing different from that. As the movie is having international plot based in Turkey, the music is a blend of western, Indian and Turkish track so he went for varieties. Music of Mission Istanbul is given by Anu Malik, Shamir Tandon, Chirantan Bhatt and Mika Singh. I was quite intreseted in the music of this move, so got it downlaoded on the same day but but but..........Here is my take for the music of Mission Istanbul.
1. Apun Ke Saath:"Apun Ke Saath" is having trademark tapori undertones. In this song Mika Singh wore the hat of singer (along with Pretty Priya), lyricist (along with Virag Mishra) and composer all in one. This song is having all the characteristics of a hit tapori number and Mika has taken a step forward from his previous chartbuster “Ganpat”. This is a dependably gung-ho type of song.
“Apun Ke Saath Jo Bhi Ladega,
Sir Saale Ka Wahin Phatega
Goli Jo Padegi Bheje Mein,
Kaun Mai Ka Laal Rukega”
The song has a distinctive groove, digging into the genre of musical rap with the term ‘Mission Istanbul’ has been incorporated to match with the title. This song has rap-n-reggae touch and is mainly a theme number which may be heard as a part of the film’s background score.
2. Mission Mission – This title track is written and crooned by Hamza Faruqui (remember him??? He crooned “Ke Bin Tere jeena nahin” in movie “Aggar”) and composed by a newbie Chirantan Bhatt. The song starts with the harsh and repetitive "Mee-shan Mee-shan" (oops it was Mission Mission) sound begins to peeve your nerves after the first little iteration, and the rest of the song is gladly forgettable for the lovers of soft music. The only good thing with this song is voice of Hamza Faruqui, who is rarely heard and has some originality in his tune. But in my views the song in itself is an out and out club track which goes well with the theme of the film and creates a power packed impact. There is certain rage in the tune of ’Mission Mission’ which deserves to be heard at a high volume. Hoping to see a better music video on this song.
3. Nobody Like You – "Nobody Like you" is somewhat beguiling English and Hindi jovial (better to say HINGLISH), high voltage peppy number with western base to it. This peppy number is crooned by a huge number of singers with Anoushka and Neeraj Shridhar as the main mike holders. This song is again composed by Chirantan Bhatt who creates yet another catchy tune with Ishq adding on impressive rap and Hamza Faruqui and Ishq Bector penned the lyrics. The beats of the song is a bit fast and the song sounds like a remix version. This song would help the album sales in a big way if an eye catchy music video is created around it! The belief is only strengthened once the ’remix version’ of the song is heard.
4.World Hold On World Hold On – Do you guys remember Bob Sinclair’s cult hit, World, Hold on, if no, then don’t worry, this song presents an interesting desi-makeover of “World Hold On” by Shamir Tandon. This unique number starts with the female voice of Gayatri Ganjawala and later joined her by Kunal Ganjawala and Raaj Gopal Iyer. It’s a spry number, fast and filled of youth feeling.
“Hamara Kal Hamara Aaj Hamare Hi Haathon Mein hai
Hamari Jaan Hamara Naseeb Hamare Hi Haathon Mein Hai....”
This song was composed keeping in mind the international background of the film thus has a lot of western beats. And we hope that it will sound catchier when it will get synchronized with the visual. But please don’t think or try to listen to the lyrics in between the song otherwise you will be more confused. I am still amazed why they are using “Zara massive hai mera future” yuuccccckkkkkkks
5. Yaar Mera Dildaara – with this song Anu malik joins the team of music directors. Let me tell you one thing that when you will hear this song 'Mehboob Mere' (Fiza) will instantly come to your mind. This sorrow/longing number song with Sufi overtones is crooned by Javed Ali who carries the simple yet haunting melody effectively. Sunidhi Chauhan joins him later and gives a perfect finish to the song. Lyrics of this song are by Sameer and there is nothing exceptional in it.
“Ek Baat Kahoon Dildaara
Tere Ishq Ne Mujhko Maara
Tu Shabnam Mein Angaara
Tere Ishq Ne Mujhko Maara”
6. Jo Gumshuda– “Jo Gumshuda” is an exemplary bollywood track with great concoction of an Arabic hook chorus and an emblematic Anu Malik melody. This is a medium pitched song and sounds quite soothing in the combination of two versatile singers Shaan and Mahalaxmi Iyer. Anu Malik has incorporated some Turkish tune which suits the song and its picturisation (as seen in trailer). Turkish pop star Ege dilivers a perfect Arabic note. Lyric of this song is by Sameer and have tint of romance in it. This song is the best song of this album.
“Jo Gumshuda Aankhon Mein Hai
Jo An Kahin Saanson Mein Hai
Dastaan Wahin Labzo Mein Kaho....
Dil Ki Baathon Ko Dil Mein Rehne Do
Nazar Se Nazar Se Kehne Do
Hongi Hongi Hongi Varna Badnaamiyan
Jo Gumshuda Aankhon Mein Hai
Jo An Kahin Saanson Mein Hai
Dastaan Wahin Labzo Mein Kaho....”
This song will be liked and will be on the charts soon.Rest three songs are remixes and having nothing special in them to mention except typical extra bass and beat.
My Verdict: Mission Istaanbul’s soundtrack is smart, hep and groovy but somehow i didnt liked it! I am still confused that why did Apoorva Lakhia require four different music directors to churn out the soundtrack. But overall Turkish/Middle-Eastern influenced instrumentation and percussion of MI is of utterly high-quality but but but this music is not going to stay for long in our memories except “Jo Gumshuda Aankhon Mein Hai” and “Apun ke saath jo bhi” and now i have only these two songs on my comp. This album is a listen and forget type and I will easily give two out of five stars.
Songs I like:
Jo Gumshuda sa khwab tha
Apun ke saath jo bhi
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
After super hit movie “Chalte Chalte” Aziz Mirza is back with much awaited romantic flick of the season “Kismat Konnection” starring Shahid kapoor and Vidya balan. The much awaited music of the romantic flick of the season “Kismat Konnection” is out now and I must say that music is really happening. The soundtrack of “Kismat Konnection” has six originals and five remixes in total. The music is given by our ever-inspired (greatest thief of Indian music industry) “Pritam”. When I first time saw the promo of song “Bakhuda tumhi ho”, I was not much interested in the album but after watching it twice/thrice i decided to go for it.
Here goes my take of the album:
1. Aai Paapi (Tu Hai Meri Soniye): The first track of the album is strangely titled as “Aai Paapi”and thus song is on air these days in the trailer. The lyrics of this song is given by “Shabbir Ahmed” and sung by Neeraj Sridhar (who is doing almost all the popular tracks these days) and in this song he is sounding like a rapper. The song starts with
2. Bakhuda tumhi Ho: “Bakhuda tumhi Ho” is the second track of the album crooned by Atif Aslam and Alka Yagnik. This song will remind you the exquisite capacity of Atif’s voice. Lyricist “Sayeed Quadri” has done a great job on the lyrics and Urdu lyrics in it which makes it even more close to Atif.
3. Move your body now: The next song on the Album is “Move Your Body Now” with typical party hip hop and punglish (punjabi+english) lines. This song is sung by artists with extremely varied voices Shaan , Suheil , Hard Kaur and Akriti Kakkar. The lyrics of this going to be a hit track are again by “Shabbir Ahmed” and he does a decent job with blending hindi, english and punjabi lyrics properly (its better to call this song as PUNGLISH song.
This song promises some very fine dance moves from Shahid and surely is going to be a hit party song. The “Ohhhhhh” and “Huhh” between the lines gives a perfect touch to the song.
4. Is This Love (Kahin Na Laage): The next track is “Is This Love (Kahin Na Laage)” by Silk Route frontman Mohit Chauhan (remember him??--> the one who sung “Tumse Hi hai” in Jab We Met) with Shreya Ghoshal accompanying him. Shreya and Mohit sings perfect as usual and I am sure that this song would work even more after the movie gets released and people will watch the feeling of this beautiful song. The superb lyrics are by "Sayeed Quadri" it is enough to show the abundance of talent in him.
Well after this track, you will feel that there is some problem with your system or the disc started repeating itself because now starts a series of remixes done by DJ Suketu. The first remix is of “Bakhuda Tumhi ho” and this has been remixed well by Suketu and has all the beats that are their in a remix but yet the mood of the song was maintained.
The second remix is of title track “Aai Paapi” and is moderately fast version of the original and this is going to show it’s presence in parties.
Haah….then cometh the remix of “Move Your Body Now” with the same mood but with more of Hard Kaur and Shaan. This remix works well too, nicely tempo-ed up for the floors and its sure going to be on the list of top party songs. One other mix is in voice of Adeel.
Remix of “Is This Love” comes next and is more like a Lounge Mix because of its a romantic lyrics and slow beats but still, the feeling and the essence of love is maintained beautifully.
The last but not the least remix is again a fast version of “Soniye Ve” and has more bass and beat in it and again is a good track for party and discs.
My Verdict: "Kismat Konnection" is ‘kuite’ a ‘kool’ album. Like Jab we met, this album has a nice blend of romantic and dance numbers. The lyrics are superbly romantic especially in case of “Bakhuda Tumhi Ho” and “Is this Love”. Pritam has done his job well (although it will take time to know that from where he got his inspiration). In my view this is going to be the next good album after Race and Jaane tu ya Jaane na.
I would easily give four Stars out of five
3 Songs I liked most:
Bakhuda Tumhi Ho.
Aayi Paapi (Title Track-Remix)
Soniye Ve (Dhak Dhak)