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Friday, October 7, 2011

Miley Naa Miley Hum - Music Review

Rating: ★ ★ 
Sajid-Wajid are going through a rough phase after their last year releases Veer and Dabbang. They gave a below average score for few movies in 2011, case in point Chatur Singh Two Star last month. It's been proven time and again that it's only the Salman Power that makes out the best from them; consider the journey from Pyar Kiya to Darna Kiya in 1998 to Partner, Wanted and Dabbang in 2007, 2009 and 2010 respectively. They join hands with lyricist Javed Akhtar for Miley Na Miley Na Hum which sees Chirag Paswan (Lead Actor), shifting from Politics to a Bollywood debut, romancing three beauties-Kangna Ranaut, Sagarika Ghatge and Neeru Singh. Let's rush through the soundtrack that offers nothing extraordinary in the five originals and one reprise version. 

The start with a romantic number in Haan Yahi Pyar Hai straightaway takes you back to a beautiful composition by the composer duo, Aalam Guzarne Ko, back in 2009 for Kal Kisne Dekha. Shaan and Shreya Ghoshal tries to make things work here, where Shaan steps in the shoes of Kumar Sanu, but sadly the composition falls flat and neither the lyrics nor the orchestra (which seems a straight lift from a Jatin-Lalit forte) creates the same magic again. It's an average start to the soundtrack and even limits the already low expectations of the listeners from the music. 

As one move forward, Tabla Beats for the first 15 seconds generates curiosity with the name of the track saying Wake Up Now, but as Wajid enters with his English renditions and synthesizers arrangements, it seems an awful Replica of Ra.One's Criminal sung by Akon. It's been picturised in a discotheque but it doesn't make you tap your feet to the techno beats and Wajid auto tuned voice. Suzanne had nothing to do in this not-so Sajid-Wajid dance number. SKIP!

Last time, Mamta Sharma (Munni Badnaam Huyi and Tinku Jiya fameand Daler Mehndi joined hands, they produced a qawwali'sh item number Chamki Jawaani for Yamla Pagla Deewana (YPD), this time they sings Katto Gilheri, a trademark Sajid-Wajid tapori item number which gives a heard before feeling, especially of some songs of Wanted. The song may attract some attention and whistles among the masses only if promoted well, although nothing much to cheer both on the musical and lyrical aspects. (One can also hear the word chammak challo being used after Ra.One)

As the next song Mahi Mahi starts, one wonders if the mediocre repetitions will ever end, as the keyboard arrangements and the dhol rhythm follows the footsteps of Anu Malik's 'Tinku Jiya' from YPD. But as soon as Richa Sharma begins with some usual Heer-Ranjha Punjabi lyrics alongside Wajid's free flowing fun-filled voice, one tends to slightly enjoy the composition. Mind me for comparisons, but at places in the interludes (especially for the lyrics); the track also reminds me of Karle Baby Dance Wance from Hello (2008). Putting end to all comparisons from the duo's previous compositions, Mahi Mahi do brings in some respite to a soundtrack which is proving to be all dull and mundane.

Sajid-Wajid plays safe for the last composition by roping in Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (RFAK) for Nazar Se Nazar se Mile, the question arises, can the combination recreate the same magic as in Surili Ankhiyon Wali (Veer) and Tere Mast Mast Do Nain (Dabbang)? The answer may not be a perfect ten as it's nowhere close to both the songs lyrically but it goes easy on arrangements and focuses more on melody and vocals with a sufiana touch to it. The female lead Anupama Raag does a Tulsi Kumar during the whole five minutes of the song. Wajid supports the chorus vocals in his usual nasal voice and all-in-all it emerges as a winner with the track joining the league of Teri Meri from Bodyguard. A good number which will be an instant hit among the fans of RFAK.

Wonder what was the composer duo thinking by including a Reprise Version of Nazar Se Nazar Mile at the end and to add shock to surprise, there is no Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, instead Wajid takes the front seat himself and does what Himesh Reshammiya has been doing for years. It's a lame attempt by Wajid, who without a doubt does have an instant-hit voice and he has proved that over the years in Love Me Love Me (Wanted) and who can forget his Jalwa, but it doesn't clicks here and things go completely wrong as the song sounds way too incomplete without the maestro’s renditions and on the way loses its charm. Disappointed, Big Time!

At the end of the day, Miley Na Miley Hum proves to be an average soundtrack which will be thrashed harshly by the aggressive waves of Rockstar and has no chance to even enter the charts. There is no Bang Bang Bang (Hello), Jalwa (Wanted) or You Are My Love (Partner) to look out for, moreover Nazar Se Nazar Miley is the only saving boat in this dreaded stormy outing and should get attention if promoted well.
 I rate it 2 out of 5

Edited Version @ Planet-Bollywood

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