Archive for October, 2007

Album: No Smoking

Music Director: Vishal Bharadwaj

Lyricist: Gulzar

Singers: Sukhwinder Singh, Daler Mehendi, Vishal Bharadwaj, Rekha Bharadwaj, Deva Sen Gupta, Sunidhi Chauhan, Adnan Sami

Rating: ***1/2

In No Smoking, filmmaker-composer Vishal Bharadwaj uses his unique style to make each song stand out. Even if the songs do not do well, they will certainly get noticed.

The album starts of with Ash tray in which singer Deva Sen Gupta’s voice stands out. Gulzar’s lyrics are quite meaningful and Bharadwaj has kept the music subtle, giving more importance to the singer’s rendition. A slow track with a different feel to it, ‘Ash tray’ has the chance to do well.

In Jab Bhi Cigarette, Sunidhi Chauhan attempts a completely different genre and sounds very unlike herself. However, the track is unlikely to find favour for long.

With Sufi as its base, Kash Laga comes in next, which, again, has been composed keeping the theme of the movie in mind. All the three singers, Sukhwinder Singh, Daler Mehendi and Vishal Bharadwaj, have sung very well and could pass off as original Sufi singers. In spite of all its plus points, ‘Kash Laga’ may not do too well.

A situational track, Phoonk de is sung well by Sukhwinder Singh. He manages to grab attention.

Rekha Bharadwaj attempts the second version of Phoonk De, which is sure to get noticed due to the distinctive fusion of Rekha’s deep voice with the dhol beats. It is an interesting number.

No Smoking
songs are unconventional, yet catchy. Bharadwaj does justice to the subject and has set a completely different standard for composers in the future.

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Bhool Bhulaiyaa, is an Interesting thriller-comedy which amaze the audience and simultaneously grips the audience’s interests by the mysterious turn of events.

The backdrop of the film revolves around a small village/town where the people are very conservative and superstitious. This movie is Directed by Priyadarshan and Produced by T-Series.

Manoj Joshi (Badri) heads a Brahmin family whose ancestral palace is believed to be haunted. One day, Shiney Ahuja (Siddharth) and Vidya Balan (Avni), the son and daughter-in-law of Manoj’s elder brother return to their native village from America. Events take on a twist when some unnatural events start taking place inside the palace.

The blame comes to rest squarely on Amisha Patel (Radha), the adopted daughter of Manoj Joshi. Suddenly there is an entry in the form of a psychiatrist from America, Dr. Aditya (Akshay Kumar), who is a friend of Shiney and uses modern analytical techniques to find out the culprit and solve the mystery. The film becomes a roller coaster ride from this point onwards. It’s a perfect blend of thrill and humor revealing undiscovered dimensions of human psychology which many of us could never even have imagined.

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