By: Joginder Tuteja, IndiaFM
Friday, August 25, 2006
(The world is keenly looking forward to the music of Don that releases tomorrow (August 26) worldwide. Here we bring you a preview of the album. Do check out this 4-minute song montage from the movie Don that makes its exclusive world premiere on.
Over to the music preview
2006 continues to become bigger with every passing week. Barely a few weeks after the musical release of Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna comes yet another Shahrukh Khan starrer Don - The Chase Begins Again. It is always a thin rope to walk while treading a path that has been taken before by a hugely acclaimed thriller. That makes it doubly difficult for a film like Don - The Chase Begins Again since it is always in the firing line, be it from the movie or music front.
The dilemma a film like this faces is something akin to a vicious circle. You set the music in a contemporary manner and the question raised is, "Why to disturb the mood of a classic?" You do otherwise and keep the music just like its yesteryear counterpart and the argument is, "So what's so new about it?" Underlining statement here is that music of a film like this will anyways come in the firing range irrespective of its credentials. Let's hear on the music ourselves and find out how the musical team of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Midival Punditz, DJ Randolph and Javed Akhtar have tried to create some good music in their own way!
From a film that is stated to be gizmo-heavy and techno-friendly, the music too is expected to be on the same lines. The beginning is absolutely smashing as the 'mood' is created right away through the 'teaser theme tune' when Shahrukh Khan introduces himself as Don in a chilling tone. The music picks up pace that is interspersed with some classic dialogues from the film. Yes, what you are guessing is right - 'Don ko pakadna mushkil hi nahi namumkin hai'! The signature tune of 'Arrey Deewano....Main Hoon Don' combined with techno effect create just the right ambience for a thriller like this.
'Yeh Mera Dil Pyaar Ka Deewana' is the next to follow and Sunidhi Chauhan doesn't let the classic down by any means. Her rendition has that ice cold effect which makes this modern day remix of a decades old song exciting once again. Expect the adrenaline level to go up when the song comes on the big screen!
It's time to get back to being techno and instrument driven with the arrival of 2006 version of Main Hoon Don. Except for these golden three words, there is nothing common with the classic original. It takes time to grow on you and it requires at an average 5-10 hearings before one completely gets hooked on.
'Aaj Ki Raat' turns out to be most interesting of all since it manages to do what most of the others hadn't so far i.e. surprise you! A song that perfectly combines the mood of today's style with yesterday's theme i.e. turns out to be a true-blue fusion track. A haunting situational track that could well be set during the film's climax, it makes for a good lounge outing.
Lastly comes the most awaited song of the enterprise - 'Khaike Paan Banaras Waala'. As expected Udit Narayan gives his everything to a song that he may as well call it as a song of his life because of the 'pressure' factor. One listening to the song and you know that pressure is something that seems to be quite a distance away from the singer.
Does the music of today's version of Don fulfill expectations? Yes, it does! Watch out for our exclusive detailed review when the album releases all over tomorrow i.e. 26th August.