By MovieTalkies.com, 07 May 2007
One has come to expect chartbusting music from Himesh Reshammiya. But he disappoints with the musical score of Good Boy Bad Boy. It is hardly inspirational and doesn't merit more than a one-time listen. Even though this album has all but one song sung by Reshammiya himself, it is sure to disappoint his fans and well-wishers as well.
The title track of 'Good Boy, Bad Boy' is probably the biggest letdown. The track sung by Reshammiya and Akriti Kakar, is more noise than music. Akriti appears to get the better of Reshammiya and does a fairly good job of salvaging the song. The remixed version by DJ Suketu is not really much of an improvement. All those additional beats added to the song fail to give it the much-needed zing.
It is with the second track in the album, 'Meri Awargi,' that Reshammiya begins to sound more like himself. A duet with Himani Kapoor, this is a song which is more in keeping with Reshammiya's style. It probably is the best song of the lot, which is not really saying much. Himani impresses in her rendition. The remixed version, by Suketu again, is not much different from the original. It retains its flavour.
With 'Aashiqana Aalam Hai,' Reshammiya seems to be finally getting into the groove. The prelude to the song is very interesting. This song has Alka Yagnik, Vinit and Sunidhi Chauhan supporting Reshammiya. In fact, the composer-cum-singer seems to be getting better with every song.
Unfortunately, he never gets a chance to peak in this album, as the next song is rendered by Zubin. Sunidhi gets a chance to exercise her vocals somewhat but Alka is a waste. She just has one line to sing, which she does fairly decently. It really makes no sense to take a singer like her for this kind of a song. Quite an utter waste of talent. Vinit too is quite lost in the song as the track is dominated by the man in the cap. It has a remixed version as well. But except for some additional beats added to it, the track remains fairly the same.
There is not much that one retains, musically at the end of the album. The album comes with four original tracks, each with a remixed version. Seeing that the film is a youth based film, one would have expected a little more zing and punch from the music. There is nothing particularly 'youthful' about the sounds. This will probably go down as one of those soundtracks which the composer-cum-singer might be in a hurry to forget.
The film 'Good Boy, Bad Boy, comes from the house of Subhash Ghai, Mukta Arts. Ghai himself has been known for the strong music content of his films. But even though this film carries his name, it fails to live up to the reputation of Mukta Arts in its music department, at least. The only slightly decent numbers are 'Meri Awargi' and 'Aashiqana Aalam Hai.' It just leaves the listener feeling slightly cheated. There is no musical variety here. Nothing which is going to top the charts. Just highly forgettable numbers.