By: Joginder Tuteja, IndiaFM
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Mona Chopra, who has been known for her dare bare pictures and videos in some of her films gone by, is seen as a leading lady in a thriller called Game that is produced by Ram Mishra and directed by Shivram Yadav. Her co-stars in the film are Sameer Dharmadhikari [who is yet to get some recognition after a decent debut in Satta] and Prashant Narayanan [who is unfortunate enough not to get good roles inspite of being noticed in Waisa Bhi Hota Hai and Mudda]. Bapi-Tutul, who were recently heard in Khosla Ka Ghosla are the composers for Game that has lyrics by Sandeep Nath.
With absolutely nil hopes from the album due to the genre of the film and other credentials, one plays on the album with much apprehension. In the end it turns out that it was good to be apprehensive in the first place itself since Game indeed doesn't have much to offer.
'Chhua Mere Dil Ko' is the song that marks the beginning of the album and even when the song is just half way through, one plays it on from the beginning since it arrests you enough to give it a close hearing. A highly melodious number with some excellent soft music arrangements, it is for those who like the romantic tracks belonging to Indi-pop variety. Slow moving with a good mix of Indian and Western music instruments, it has some very good rendition by Shaan that makes 'Chhua Mere Dil Ko' a very good song to hear. Put the track in a film belonging to a known banner and a much more saleable starcast and it would already have been beaming across all music channels by now. Second version of the song comes after a while which musically remains just the same except for Shreya Ghoshal joining Shaan for a duet. She does add value to this beautiful composition that is one of the finest songs composed by Bapi-Tutul in their short career so far.
KK croons the sad number 'Bheege Naina' that follows soon after. It maintains the mood of the album created so far by being soft in its arrangements though the tune by itself is just about average. Sandeep Nath's lyrics have that much required painful feel to it while KK's rendition is restrained as well hence keeping the song in check. Deepshikha Sharma sings the female version of the same song and does well to deliver what was required from her. If only the tune could have been better, the song may have come across as better.
With Sunidhi Chauhan on the credits for a song with lyrics like 'Marega Marega Bewafa Marega', one expects an item number in the offering. That is exactly what one gets in an apology of a song that is so lame that one thinks of moving on to the next song in 30 seconds flat. With absolutely nothing original to talk about, this typical item song seemingly set in the pre-climax of the film has nothing to write home about. Skip it!
There is a Jatin Lalit feel to 'Aa Karle Dillagi' that comes immediately after a deadly 'Marega Marega'. Presence of Abhijeet coupled with a peppy rhythm could be the reasons cited for the fact that this average number with interspersions of rap'n'reggae at least tries to be cool. Runa Rizvi joins Abhijeet in this rhythmic love song that moves at a good pace and takes a lively route, though again it is nowhere close to the beauty of 'Chhua Mera Dil Ko' that was highly impressive.
Abhijeet's single 'Gustaakhiya Ho Jaane De' brings the game to an end which seems to be a song set in a passionate outing. Well, there is nothing about the song that really impresses one to even give the song a complete listening. The song has a good opening note but looses its impact as it progresses. In spite of western arrangements in tow, the song fails to create that peppy effect. With a deja vu feel to the entire situation, it would now all depend upon a steamy picturisation to boost the song's performance on the screen.
Though there were anyways no expectations from the album, one somehow looking forward to the album after a beautiful song in the form of 'Chhua Mere Dil Ko'. Sadly this turned out to be the only song that one takes along after the album is through. Overall a forgettable score!