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By: Joginder Tuteja, IndiaFM
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Pyare and Mohan are coming to the town soon. And they promise to bring much more masti and dhamaal than Inder Kumar's last flick Masti. Starring Fardeen Khan and Vivek Oberoi in the title roles, Pyaare Mohan is an Inder Kumar-Ashok Thakeria production that has constantly been in news since it began shooting and reached the peak of publicity with the infamous Esha Deol-Amrita Rao incident. With the movie's release round the corner, the focus of promotion shifts towards music by Anu Malik, who recently gave some decent ear friendly tunes for Humko Deewana Kar Gaye before Himesh Reshammiya hit a sixer with his version of the title song. Sameer who is the usual lyricist of 7 out of 10 major flicks, is the lyricist for Pyare Mohan too!
"We will rock you, oops, shock you" - this is how Anu Malik chooses to mark the beginning of the title song of Pyaare Mohan - 'Har Mohan Ki Koyi Radha'! A fusion track that captures the essence of 'qawalli' with western style and Indian melody, 'Har Mohan' takes some time to be absorbed but ends up growing on you after hearing it at least 4-5 times. A fun club number by Udit Narayan and Shaan with support from Krishna, Earl and Anu Malik, it's beats and rhythm start reminding of 'Mere Mehboob Mere Sanam' from Anu's own 'Duplicate'. All in all, an above average track at the very beginning of the album when one expected a much better rocking number by Anu Malik.
The main song of the album, 'Tu Jahan Bhi Jaayegi - I Love You My Angel' comes next that dominates the album from start to finish as it makes as many as five appearances. Well, the song is worthy of such repeat versions as the sheer melody makes it an extremely pleasant outing. Sameer's lyrics are as simple and innocent as they can get and make the track a beautiful romantic number that creates a space for itself in the current musical scene. And yes, the germ of the song lies in the lesser heard (though well composed) 'Tera Husn' from Bachke Rehna Re Baba [again by Anu Malik] that came and went unnoticed last year. While Kunal Ganjawala (who also sung 'Tera Husn') sings the prime original and the groovy remix version of the track, it is the turn of Udit Narayan to croon much shorter and slow moving Part I and II of the song with Alka Yagnik making an appearance for Part III where the heroine finally admits her love for her lover!
It's the turn of girl power to strike with 'Rabba De Di Deewani', a high on beats rhythmic number by Sunidhi Chauhan and Nikita Nigam. Desires of both the females? "I wanna live forever ever; I want to die never never". In nutshell, the two girls want to enjoy life as they pray to God to let the "youth" be with them. A fast paced number that promises good picturization, great outdoor locales and some eye candy cinematography, 'Rabba' is a hit song in the making and inarguably a song that carries most potential to be popular as compared to the songs preceding it.
Things take a complete twist from here as Krishna and Richa Sharma get together for a fusion-spiritual track 'Ek Rub Sach Hai'. A song with a distinct 'sufi' element to it while being presented in a western avtar, it sticks to being situational and that's about it.
Though coming a little belated, the song that is going to create a sure shot stir with its promotional video is 'Pyaare Mohan' by UK based band Trickbaby that had indeed done a 'trick' in Bluffmaster. A hip hop number, it is a song with a consistent rhythm and some distinct vocals and imaginative musical arrangements that make it a winner. In the end, it's time to enter David Dhawan territory with 'Day By Day Mera Pyar'. A time pass fast paced masala track that belongs to the genre that Anu Malik has perfected since his Judwaa and Haseena Maan Jaayegi days. Sonu Nigam is the perfect choice for a song like this and he is completely at ease while simultaneously enjoying this fun track.
Pyaare Mohan may not be the definition of great music when it comes to purists but it has a potential to keep its target audience happy. The music entertains and makes good setting for some fine choreography and picturization that should keep both the listener and the viewer happy. Hear it and feel free to put the album aside after a couple of months or so!