|Ajay Devgan and Kangana Ranaut|
After a dull score in Housefull 2 recently, Sajid-Wajid composes for an action thriller "Tezz", honestly there are minimum expectations from the music considering the promotions and the star cast and more importantly, Sajid-Wajid have given hits only when Salman power is associated with them. To much surprise, there are as much as twelve (12) tracks and shockingly only four (4) original numbers with Jalees Sherwani (a more of a regular with Sajid-Wajid) and Shabbir Ahmed handling the lyrics (two each). Without wasting any more words on the number of Remixes and Reprises, let’s see what the composer duo offers this time!
The counting starts with the melodious "Tere Bina" by the most bankable artist Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. It’s one of those songs that will grab attention on the first hear but soon would fade out easily, especially due to the same old RFAK and the average lyrics by Jalees Sherwani. Although both the antaras are high on melody and one that one would hum around easily. All in all a good start!
If there is one versatile female singer today, that is Shreya Ghosal, from infinite romantic love numbers to 'O La La' to 'Chikini Chameli', she has been an immense talent. This time she handles "Tere Bina (Female Version)" which is a pure gem and wondering if better than the original...well..Yeah it is, especially the ease with which she spreads her charm in the antara's.
Then there are three more versions by RFAK, "Tere Bina (Remix) by Kiran Kamath" wasn't required at all and nor the English vocals which are inserted forcefully. "Tere Bina (Sad Version)" is more of an unplugged version with an absorbing violin and piano. Some change in lyrics is most welcomed. Good!
The last version "Tere Bina (Indian)" starts off in a trademark sufiana andaaz with sitar and the alaap's. Apart from this, the rest is same as the original. Could have been more Indian at heart!
Suddenly an effort to pump in some adrenaline is tried through the title song "Tezz" where Sunidhi Chauhan disappoints and so does the lyricist Jalees Sherwani. The arrangements are outdated and have nothing to boast about. May look a bit good on screen with the action sequences but I have even very few hopes from the movie. Don't even think of plugging in your earphones and playing the song..Disappointed!
Adding to the disappointed is a Shaan version "Tezz (Male Version)" which is slightly better than Sunidhi's one, although that feeling is short lived for the starting 1.50 minutes. A vociferous voice like Vishal Dadlani or Suraj Jagan, who knows, may have done some damage control. Anyways, two Remixes follows, "Tezz (Female Remix)" and "Tezz (Male Remix)" both of which doesn't offers anything extraordinary or worth mentioning.
The BIG name Mohit Chauhan appears for the third track "Main Hoon Shab" and one keeps the fingers crossed wondering if Sajid-Wajid would do full justice to a talent like him? It's gorgeous, it’s melodious and a certain template that one would relate to Pritam and S-E-L. Some beautiful piano sets the mood at the start and Mohit's voice simply touches the soul at first strike. Shabbir Ahmed lyrics are perfect. The arrangements are dynamic with terrific combinations of Harmonica, Guitar and Piano in the interludes and as well as for the whole duration, a special mention for the pretentious Jugalbandi of Piano and Harmonica in the second interlude from 3.00 to 3.24: WoW Man! The only disappointment is that there is no mention of the voice that supports the chorus part with Mohit, should have been credited.
Then comes a torture "Laila" by Sunidhi Chauhan whose video has been rolling on for quite some time now and looks an attempt to re create the 'Jalebi Bai' with Mallika Sherawat which fails completely. Don't waste your precious five minutes on this number which suffers from some real bad/usual item number lyrics by Shabbir Ahmed and some really bad arrangements: 3.05 to 3.14. If still not convinced, go risk your life!
It has a "Laila Remix" also...Skip Skip Skip!
Sajid-Wajid disappointing run continues, 'Miley Na Miley Hum', 'Housefull 2' and now "Tezz". It has some same usual tunes with plentiful of remix as fillers which doesn't works at all, barring 'Tere Bina' and 'Main Hoon Shab' which are the only saviours in this dreaded stormy night and that too for a very short while and none will enjoy a very long shelf life. With Jannat 2 already ruling and Ishaqzaade on the verge of release with the innovative Amit Trivedi, I don’t think it will get many listeners. Forget Tezz; better hear Jannat 2 on REPEAT mode!
I rate it 1.5 out of 5
Edited Version@ Planet-Bollywood
Edited Version@ Planet-Bollywood