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Partner - Music Review

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By: Faridoon Shahryar, IndiaFM
Friday, June 22, 2007
Sajid-Wajid had an average Killer to their name last year. But they are back...And that too with their favourite bhai...Salman bhai in David Dhawan's masala mix comedy Partner starring Salman Khan and Govinda. Remember Sajid-Wajid is still known for the rambunctious Mujhse Shaadi Karoge featuring topless Khan doing many a jiggy-jig.

Partner will surely make them go places as it has raw fast paced energy in the trademark David Dhawan nonsense-makes-a-hell-lot-of-sense mould where entertainment is everything. Hey Partner, take a sneak peek at what all you can cherish and give a miss in this Hit album. Go Govinda, rock it buddy....

The catchy hookline Do You Wanna Partner makes a zany beginning with the techno modulated voice doing a funny jig in the corridors of your give-me-something-different Mind Discotheque. A racy fast paced beat cushioned by Brass melody waves welcomes enthusiastic vocals of Udit Narayan and Shaan. Udti zulfi hont shabnami raaten woh pyaar ki...writer-director Sanjay Chel shows off his kintu parantu bandhu word jugglery to a good effect.

The zingy song effortlessly enters the traditional arena as both Udit and Shaan do a heartfelt jugalbandi with tabla. Latino beats follow, with Penoculada likable nonsense thrown in to get you in the party mood. Do You Wanna Partner is a trendy number with HIT written all over it.
The remix version of Do You Wanna Partner is high on add-on bass and the tempo of the original has been upped by several notches. The ear catching fillers-n-whistles have been smartly spaced well. Obviously the temptation to hit the dance floor is hard to resist.

Don't be surprised if you are treated to an extended play of this number in city discs and party places. You can also step up the volume gas as you drive down the silent roads on a trip with friends. It's a fun number. Enjoy!

As soon as Dupatta Tera Nau Rang Da goes in an overdrive of excitement, the masti-filled dancing of Salman Khan and Govinda fills your imagination. Smiling happy faces relishing fulsome romance, inebriated with heightened joy. Fantastically fast paced rhythm progression, techno fillers, wonderful sitar sections and power packed high pitched vocals of Sonu Nigam, Kunal Ganjawala compliment the sublime sweet Shreya Ghoshal in a song that can make even the dead give life another chance. Dupatta Tera Nau Rang Da is a winner all the way. The best part is the manner in which the rhythm beats head for an insatiable crescendo making you touch the peaks of passion. Again and again. A chartbuster!

You're My Love is a mix between typical filmi melody, overused R-n-B and a dash of Sona Sona Mahi Ve Bhangra pop. The end result is likable to a certain extent but it doesn't offer anything new or something that floors you completely. Shaan and Shweta Pandit add their earnestness while Earl D'Souza's rapping does the cover-up part well. Flute fillers, keyboard generated melody hookline and energetic beats don't flutter your heart. It's an okey-dokey number that may look better with visuals.

The remix version of You're My Love turns on the heat. And does it reasonably well. The dhinchak-bass-propelled beats, brass-techno sections and the DJ spin are good enough reasons for you to shake-your-hips under the strobe lights of ecstasy. It is surprising but there have been several instances when the remixes outdo the original. Just hit it!

Maria Maria gyrates to the Latino triumphant beats from the word Go. It's time for formals in a well lit party arena as the joyous couples, hands-in-hand (and elsewhere as you please...oops) match the body movements enveloped with youthful dexterity. Sonu and Sunidhi have sung it well with some fine backing vocals. Music arrangements are neat. Violin sections in the middle take the cake for their perfectionist streak. In spite of being a hit track, Maria Maria has a heard-before feel to it. One song that immediately comes to mind is Hum Bhi Hai Josh Mein Baaterin Kar Hosh Mein from Shahrukh Khan's Josh. At least the Maria Maria hookline is almost an exact replica. Nevertheless, Maria Maria has the energy to be a chartbuster. But the magic won't sustain after a couple of months.

Kudukku....kudukku....Well, the more you listen to Soni De Nakhre to decipher this strange kudukku filler, the more it zaps you. And then you end up saying...Chad na yaar...it's a David Dhawan film and then Punjabi pop numbers are known to have outrageously funny hook phrases. Sung by Laabh Janjuwa and Sneha Pant, the song is aimed at North India and Punjabi dominated NRI market. And it succeeds to a certain degree if not completely. Maybe the beats could have been faster to make you go Balle Balle in frenzy. Labh Janjuwa has an earthy voice which is different. But at the end of the song you are still left asking....what the hell does kudukku stand for...Never mind....

So, as you can see, music of Partner isn't the totally-hatke sort. But it surely gives you enough reasons to have fun and forget your worries. With the deadly combination of Salman and Govinda matching steps it's surely a treat you wouldn't want to give it a miss. As for the music CD of Partner, well it would top the playlist in your car, home n discs. Go buy it!

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