Posted On Thursday, July 05, 2012 at 08:10:31 AM
For a movie that markets itself by flaunting lines from scathing reviews of its original (Kya Kool Hai Hum) on its posters, is opting for a substandard soundtrack also a part of the big plan? One hopes not.
But then when did a ‘raunchy comedy’ that’s most likely to be a series of inane gags bother about good music?
The potential dance floor-darling Dil Garden Garden Ho Gaya stands out for its liveliness and pep. Sachin-Jigar rack up Lady Gaga-esque thumping electro-pop to Vishal Dadlani’s high-energy vocals and a groovy chorus.
The driving synth riff is a nice take-off on Roadhouse Blues of The Doors and the backstreet taporigiri is married well to swish club sounds. The remix is pretty functional too.
Kailash Kher’s version of the Meet Brothers Anjjan composition Shirt Da Button is neatly layered, with well staggered tablas, bass and strings. The melody leans slightly on Rabbi Shergill’s Tere Bin from Delhi Heights but Kher pulls it off like he means it. That said, there’s little else in the tracklist that warrants repeat listens.
Like the song’s Sonu Niigaam version has the immaculate-voiced Sonu sing so sweet that he sounds almost mechanical against a generic template. Corny Hinglish lyrics have gems such as; Tere naino ka main liner soniye…Ungli ka teri haaye ring ho gaya.
Reviving the chartbusting item number Main Aayi Hoon UP Bihar Lootne would have made sense if the idea was to jazz it up or give it a spunky twist. Instead, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Meet Brothers Anjjan’s Hum Toh Hai Cappuccino is a pointless, cacophonous exercise that lacks both adrenaline and caffeine.
Sample the lyrics at your peril: Hum toh hai Cappuccino, tum pee lo zara haseeno…Hum ek pe ek free hai, sip jitne chahe maaro. Sukhwinder Singh and Daler Mehendi joined by Swaroop and Riteish Deshmukh try hard to amp up the mood, and unsuccessfully so, while the hurriedly placed Marathi lyrics towards the end don’t even fit.
Volume High Karle is like any average club number that’s neither innovative nor exciting. Neeraj Sridhar manages to do little with his robotic voice in this Meet Brothers Anjjan effort that offers no reason to hit repeat.
Formulaic and frivolous, this tracklist is too far gone to throw up anything superkool.