Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum - Promises to 'kool' you down
By Reflections, MovieTalkies.com, 05 July 2012
While it's terribly scorching this summer, inside theaters there is something 'kool' expected with Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum. While some of the albums these days are experimental with lyrics that are more meaningful and have a lot of depth to explore, there are also songs - as heard in Kya Super Kool Hain Hum - that are always welcome in a stressful life. After all, at times who doesn't wish to hear something light that does not warrant that you think but instead brings you on toes or makes you hum a few lines as well. That is exactly the definition of this very album composed by Anjjan - Meet Brothers, hence turning out to be a pleasant change.
The strength of the album is not only its unconventional, yet catchy lyrics given by Kumaar but also its vocal diversity, courtesy Sonu Nigam, Kailash Kher, Daler Mehndi, Sukhwinder Singh and Vishal Dadlani. But here is a missing piece; there is no female voice to hear. Leave aside a solo; there isn't even a duet, something that does one miss.
KSKHH is a humorous movie with an objective of filling loads of fun in your life and this comic intellect is well established by its first track - Dil Garden Garden Ho Gaya. Lyrics by Mayur Puri rhyme and make best use of attractive but close to common man terminology. If you are feeling down and low, put this Sachin-Jigar composed track on and shake your leg; rest assured you would be in high spirits.. There is a definite punch in the track (of not a bang) and the remix track follows the original as well.
Sonu Nigam's jadoo can be felt deep in the next track, Shirt Ka Button. Anjjan - Meet Brothers take over from here and their music is simple and pleasant. On the other hand interesting lyrics by Kumaar highlight his knowledge and love for female accessories, case in point being words that go as Baalon ka clip, aankhon ka liner, ring, button, color, necklace' etc. Lyrics are rather catchy as they also use English words like 'die hard', 'lover' etc. that act as good connectors for Hindi poetic lines. The magical romantic vocals of Sonu promise to de-stress one after a heavy day. Play the track in your car while driving home and feel relaxed. On the other hand people in love can well close their eyes, listen to it and dream of the one they adore while enjoying the moments to cherish.
Who says a successful and hit item number can only be done in feminine vocals? The challenge is well taken up and delivered by two amazing and strong voices of Sukhwinder Singh and Daler Mehndi in the next track - Hum Toh Hain Cappuccino (U.P. - Bihar Lootne). The hit track of 90s that is one of the pioneer in the history of item numbers, Main Aai Hoon U.P. Bihar Lootne, that was sung by Sapna Awasti and composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy for the album Shool, has been redefined here. This 'tadka' number has the power to make masses clap and dance with it. Yet again, Kumaar has used very light lyrics that are easy to remember and the variation in this track can be made out from the fact that the folk flavor of U.P has been well complimented by the Marathi music.
It's time to play a game with the next song. What is the antonym of 'hot'? Well, it is 'cool'. And what is the antonym of Volume Kam Kar (Pappa Jag Jaayega) from Housefull? Well, it is the next track in KSKHH - Volume High Karle. As it turns out, this is a very average track sung by Neeraj Shreedhar. This one may have some life to it only in discotheques and dance parties but otherwise one won't appreciate on a regular day. Moreover, its non-captivating lyrics further bring it down. The 'remix track' is still better than the original track but that doesn't say much.
Before the album ends, there is experimentation with another version of - Shirt Ka Button. This time around, it's the Sufi voice of Kailash Kher that recreates the charm of the original. It's quite a shift in music where two icons of the music industry sing the same number in an entirely different fashion as this one is a slower version. It is beautiful magic with romance and Sufi taking on each other. You can pick either of the two depending on the mood, hence leading to a rare choice.
Overall, a good album that has a lot of comic sense to support its theme and has in it to surely 'kool' you down.