Pritam-Emraan Combo Battles The Rush
By Reflections, MovieTalkies.com, 11 October 2012
Pritam created a big musical wave with Barfi!, which is now in contention for the Oscars. Well, the film's wave is still on and Pritam is riding high on it with his next project Rush. Though he is backwith what he knows best, there is certain maturity and confidence in his music which more often than now oozes out. As for Emraan Hashmi, even he is expected to deliver every time with his films, especially when it comes to the musical part, and one expects the same from Rush as well.
Chup Chup Ke
(Film version) gets the ball rolling in a Pritam-isque manner, what with Ash King
leading from the front and Muzzam Beg along with Rizwan Ali Khan lending a Sufi touch for chorus. The song suits Emraan Hashmi's image and can be treated as an enhancement from his rustic image to a Western boy, courtesy Ash's voice. Ashish Pandit's lyrics do the job well too and are apt as per the mood of the track.
The track also has another version that is vocalized by Shaan
. This one also stands out on its own merit and is a treat to listen to. Both the versions showcase the brilliance of Pritam and ensure a chartbuster for the album.
, as the title suggests, is all about style and attitude. The song does justice to the title and drives home the point easily. It is a punk rock track rendered fittingly by Jazzy B and Hard Kaur. Kumaar
's lyrics are casual, though meaningful and effective. This one definitely would be a favourite in discotheques and clubs in days to come.
Mood changes with the next track as it brings the tempo down in the album. Mumkin Nahin
is a soft romantic track with flashes of rock infused by Pritam that bring in a hatke
effect. Tulsi Kumar
and Anupam Amod
do the honours and give their all. However, the track lacks the punch to become a memorable romantic track. Even Kumaar slips into an average poetry mode which only brings the song further down.
, the lead singer of Mekal Hasan Band
of Pakistan, renders the next song O Re Khuda
in classical Sufi style. It is a treat to hear such compositions as these are the kind of tracks which establish Pritam as a brilliant composer. Sayeed Quadri
's lyrics are expressive and would remind one of poetry of old times.
Next in the album is Rab Ka Junoon which is delivered by Inderpreet Singh. Honestly, the song does not seem like that it has come out of Pritam's repertoire. It's an average track with techno beats and funky music that just seems a lot misplaced.
Thankfully the mood perks up by the next track Hote Hote
. Hard Kaur begins the track in her trademark style and Ash King takes over the baton. Both deliver a foot-tapping track which would definitely make one move on the floor. Ashish Pandit
's lyrics live up to the tempo and the fast beats of the song.
Though the album won't go down as another classic by Pritam on the lines of Barfi!
(it would only be unfair to expect that), there are glimmers like Chup Chup Ke
and O Re Khuda
which hold the album together. Add to that the expected magic due to Emraan Hashmi
's presence and Rush
could well makes it's presence felt amidst the rush of close to half a dozen albums already hitting the stands in quick succession!