By: Joginder Tuteja, IndiaFM
Friday, March 09, 2007
After their last release Taarzan - The Wonder Car, BABA Films arrive with their latest offering, Life Mein Kabhi Kabhi for which they have entrusted the responsibility of direction on Vikram Bhatt. A young film with an interesting concept about exploring love, life and happiness, the film stars Aftab Shivdasani, Dino Morea, Sameer Dattani, Anuj Sawhney, Nauheed Cyrusi, Pinky Harwani and Anjori Alag in lead role.
As a pair Jatin Lalit have given some memorable score in last decade and a half. Now with the two going solo, it is Lalit who makes his presence felt first with the score of LMKK for which Sameer writes the lyrics.
Vallah Vallah can be categorized as a title song since it incorporates the words Life Mein Kabhi Kabhi in it. The song starts off as a kind of fun campus track that one has heard from Jatin Lalit in the past while Shaan only makes the proceedings interesting. It is just the slight Middle East flavor followed by crooning of the words 'Life Mein..' that breaks the momentum of this number that could only have been only livelier if the composition would have stuck to the way it began. Mahalaxmi Iyer is Shaan's female partner in the number and is reliable as ever in this decent fun number that has Shamit adding on as a background voiceover singer.
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The follow up number Hum Tum is a real dampener as the song just doesn't have any fizz at all. It is hard to imagine a number with singers like Kay Kay and Gayatri to be so lackluster but 'Hum Tum' proves that it is a possibility. Supposed to be a romantic number, it only makes one get as dispassionate as possible due to a boring tune and even more heartless singing. No Lalit, there was much more expected from you when it came to coming up with a melodious number!
Remember Zindagi Ki Talaash Mein Hum [Saathi] that makes you revisit the brilliant composition by Nadeem Shravan even today? On a similar theme comes 'Hum Khushi Ki Chah Mein' which though doesn't even come close to the emotional quotient of 'Zindagi...' follows the same route when it comes to genre and treatment.
Zubin Garg does well in rendering this track about the pursuit of happiness and the losses in the way but the overall effect of this rock track is just about average and one leaves it to the situation in the film to create impact, if any. A 'rock-mix' of the same track comes a little later though there is hardly any difference in the arrangements. The only distinguishing factor is Alka Yagnik chipping in with a line or two with Zubin continuing to hold the center stage.
'There are secrets all around' - that's the theme of the song 'Gehra Gehra' which is the best LMKK has to offer so far. A youthful rock track that takes various moods from being mellow to rhythmic as it progresses, it has a vintage Jatin Lalit feel to it. Though not of chartbuster variety by any means, this number by Sunidhi Chauhan at least sounds exciting with good lyrics to boast. A kind of number that may be most suited for a pre-climax situation in the film, expect the entire lead starcast of the film to be present on screen while this number is on.
The sound of piano at the beginning gives an impression of a mellow number to follow. Now that sounds a bit surprising considering the fact that the singer on the credits reads Remo Fernandes. Well, the mellow mood is only momentary with Remo getting in his own to croon 'No Problem', a carnival number in his trademark vociferous manner. But does the final outcome make you jump with joy as Remo croons? Not really since the song just comes and goes without leaving much of an impression. In the end, there is an attempt to create a college campus feel but still there isn't much in it that would make you go for a repeat hearing.
Director Vikram Bhatt has more often than boasted of a good musical score for his movies. Even though his recent Red didn't boast of good music, at least Aafreen and Aameen have turned out to be quite popular. But in case of Life Mein Kabhi Kabhi, he has a surprise disappointment in hand with Lalit Pandit just doesn't coming up with a score that would turn out to be popular in days to come. A damp album with hardly a track to remember, LMKK is a non-starter.