By: Joginder Tuteja, IndiaFM
Friday, June 08, 2007
Once in a whole comes a small film that makes you sit up and take notice of it due a fresh appeal it brings along with it. Especially when a flick boasts of belonging to a teen-romance genre due to a title like MP3 - Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar, one is bound to check out what the film is all about. With a fresh starcast and a young director [Robby Grewal, who debuted with a dark thriller 'Samay' a few years back] at the helm, MP3 is produced by Percept Picture Company in association with Red Ice Films. The soundtrack is composed by Ashu-Dhruv. The movie has model hazel and actor Ruslaan Mumtaz in lead roles,
The man who rarely gets it wrong, K.K., is entrusted the responsibility to render the title song 'Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar'. Vipin Mishra writes as well as gives music for this song which is about the protagonist realizing what the first ever feeling of what love is all about.
A track belonging to rock genre, it starts off like any other sugar coated love song but picks up in a matter of a minute as it gather pace and reaches a crescendo when the golden words 'Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar Hai Yeh' come. Surprisingly there is an unwanted interruption of rap soon after which just doesn't seem necessary in a sweet love song like this.
A 'remix' version comes rather too early in the album though it becomes an easy fodder for DJs to play on for the dance floors. Looking at the theme of the track, one was a little apprehensive about how would it fit in into the remix mode. Thankfully, it turns out to be quite an enjoyable experience in this version and one looks forward to see a promotional music video being built around this version.
It's time for some pop music with the arrival of 'Kaun Hoon Main'. Whether it is lyrics, composition or the rendition, there is youth written all over this Kiran Kotrial written track which has a mix of English and Hindi lyrics. Expect a kind of choreography as witnessed in 'Pehla Nasha' more than a decade and a half back as the song belongs to a similar genre and carries a young-n-fresh feel along with it.
Both Suhail Kaul and Tara Baswani do justice to the characters in the film by means of their singing as they get the teenage effect just right through their vocals. With minimal interference from multiple instruments, 'Kaun Hoon Main' is a smooth ride which has two more parts to it in the second half of the album. Expect the track to be making an appearance throughout the narrative of the film.
Guitar is an instrument which kick starts Aslam Noor written 'Dosti', a track which is obviously about friendship. For a young track like this, who else but Shaan is roped in to come behind the mike. A peppy number which is high on beats and moves at a fast pace, 'Dosti' also sees Suhail Kaul pairing up with Shaan. Reminding of the title track of 'Rok Sako To Rok Lo' which released a few years back, 'Dosti' is nothing exceptional but still makes for a decent hear.
It is A.R.Rahman revisited with 'Chori Chori' which is out and out based on the maestro's style of composition. A youthful track about school students finding out a secret love story blooming between the lead protagonists of the film, it should be fun to watch. Written by Kiran Kotrial, 'Chori Chori' is a fun track rendered by Suhail Khan and Rajeev Sundaresan.
Apart from a lively singing which is a mainstay of the song, 'Chori Chori' also boasts of some dialogues interspersed into it that are bound to bring on a smile. An impressive track with a slight jazz to it, it deserves to be a part of the film's promotion soon.
Mere Pehla Pehla Pyar Music...a soundtrack that suits the film well...read on...