Rating: ★ ★ ★
A zombie-comedy film (Zom-Com) set in Goa with lots of drugs and grass, "Go Goa Gone" promises an insane, crazy ride and on the same line the soundtrack of the movie has been composed by the talented, underutilized duo of Sachin-Jigar who are still waiting for that 'Super hit' tag having passed almost half a decade in the industry. The trailer of the song 'Slowly Slowly' has got huge appreciation and the listeners are expecting some more unconstrained, youthful tunes from the Ost considering the genre it belongs to, with only five originals, one expects a lot more as the hard work being put on just these five songs. Let's see if the soundtrack has the capability to intoxicate the listeners!
The very first song "Slowly Slowly" is all about getting doped and drunk, the three minutes are full of funky, techno creative arrangements with Jigar Saraiya and Talia Bentson providing the required hook to the song with their spirited vocals although most of the part belongs to the arrangements and the chorus. The lyrics by Priya Panchal are fresh and apt for the genre that the movie belongs to. Although at places one feels that the song is inspired from 'Mit Jaaye Gham' ('Dum Maaro Dum'-2011), ought to be considering the overall theme of the song: Goa, Drugs, Rave Party. Nevertheless, a party song that will be a hit among the youth!
The second track"Khoon Choos Le" is situational to the core and belongs to Amitabh Bhattacharya for some whacky lyrics that stylishly define the 'Pain-of-Monday' for working people, Suraj Jagan, Priya Panchal and Arjun Kanungo does well for their respective parts. The name itself 'Khoon Choos Le' was expected to be something related to zombies but it's completely opposite and lands in the humor genre taking Monday by it neck. The arrangements gives a heard before feeling of Sachin-Jigar very own 'Karma Is a Bitch' from 'Shor In The City' but only at few places and they certainly deserves applause for such imaginative composition..Innovation at his best!
Moving on, get prepared for some more dope and drugs in form of "Babaji Ki Booty" which is hilarious to the core perfectly defining the state of mind of people who gets intoxicated by drugs and creates an imaginative world of their own. The conversational lyrics once again makes this a winner, sung by Sachin-Jigar with support from Bornalee Deuri along with Kunal Khemu and Vir Das, it certainly makes you laugh a bit and reminds you of 'O Teri' from the movie 'Faltu'. This one is for the visuals and will be really interesting to see how it’s being pictured in the movie. Real fun!
"Khushamdeed" by Shreya Ghoshal is a soft poetic ordinary number that offers nothing special both on the musical and lyrical aspects. Average!
"I Keel Dead Peepal" is a techno fast paced instrumental describing the character of Saif Ali Khan in the movie. Almost 2 minutes, it’s a waste, although it gives a feel of a thriller-horror at places but still nothing monumental.
All in All, the soundtrack is situational and more inclined towards drugs and dope focusing the youth. 'Slowly Slowly' will be a success commercially, 'Khoon Choos Le' and 'Babaji Ki Booty' are creative and brings on a comic genre to the soundtrack, but lacks the commercial aspect and repeat value where it would only be enjoyable alongside the video. Of course, a soundtrack like this does have a restricted audience for itself but in the context of the film, it would fit in pretty well.