Posted On Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 08:59:01 AM
Is something bothering Himesh Reshammiya? The capped crusader of thumping Bolly-pop that went viral faster than swine flu some years ago churns yet another ho-hum affair.
What then does it say about a music director who in the past three years has given us washouts such as Dangerous Ishhq, Damadamm, Kajraare, Milenge Milenge and Radio, and the biggest chartbuster Teri Meri Prem Kahaani, of his comeback film Bodyguard was a rip-off of Moldavian child prodigy Cleopatra Stratan’s La Betleem Colo N Jons?
Despite the middling composition, Amitabh Bachchan rescues the title track Bol Bol Bachchan with his engaging voice and everlasting verve. The hook line works but there’s little else to clutch on.
With Chalao Na Naino Se, Himesh offers us a glimpse of his unimaginative side. The dreary template stuffed with lazy naach-gaana beats could have been borrowed from any of those hackneyed numbers set in Bollywood villages. And if the nasal Himesh made you flinch, his attempt here to sound too-cute is insufferable.
Mohit Chauhan has nothing to achieve in the tepid Jab Se Dekhi Hai. The synth-tabla loop in the background is as underwhelming as the mediocre melody.
Guest composers Ajay-Atul pitch in with a fairly enjoyable Nach Le Nach Le, topped with some breezy guitars and drums.
With a lacklustre treatment meted out to melodies that have barely matured, it makes one wonder whether Himesh is stuck in the past. Clean Bol-ed out this.