Don Muthu Swami Music Review: Quite melodious
Mithun Chakraborty makes his comeback of sorts into mainstream Hindi cinema in a major role after quite a while. The banner is a prestigious one. Samanta Films at one time ruled the roost with Shakti Samanta at the helm of affairs. There were films like the evergreen Aradhana and Amanush which came from this banner. Great stories, and equally great music has been the hallmark of this banner. Now it is Shakti Samanta's son, Aseem who heads the banner and makes his foray into Hindi cinema with Don Muthuswami. The film's music has been composed by Anu Malik and is strong on melody. The numbers may not exactly hit the charts, but they are definitely very pleasing to the ear. The album of Don Muthuswami contains three original numbers and some dialogues from the film. To the album has been added five songs, taken from old Mithun films. These are the songs which have made Mithun famous and they literally trace the trajectory of his career. The songs included in the album from Mithun's repertoire include the famous 'I Am A Disco Dancer', Parvati Khan's 'Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy Aaja', 'Sath Saath Tum Chalo' from Sitara, 'Pyar Lo Pyar Do' from Swami Dada and lastly, 'Jeena Bhi Kya Jeena Hai' from Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki. The dialogues from Don Muthuswami, which are included in this album, bear testimony to the fact that Mithun Chakraborty is a great actor, no matter what the genre. The film promises to be a rib tickler. Beides Mithun, the film also includes Hrishita Bhatt and Rohit Roy. Coming back to the film's original tracks, there are three numbers, with two karaoke versions of the songs added as well to bring the number up to five. The album opens on a very pleasing and melodious note with the number' I Love You' sung by Emon Chatterjee and Deepali. Though the English bit in the beginning sounds quite similar to an old English song which goes like 'Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain. ' Only here it has been rephrased as 'Listen to the falling rain, listen to it fall.' Then the Hindi lyrics take over. The song is a romantic one and has been extremely well sung by Emon and Deepali, both of who catch the song's mood very well. The second number in the album is called 'Baby I Love' sung by Anu Mlalik himself. The mood of this song too is romantic. But it is not one of your slow romantic numbers. This one is laced with a few Punjabi tadka beats and some rap elements, which make it quite a catchy number. Malik does a fairly decent job as vocalist with this number. The best number is probably Shaan and Mahalakshmi's duet titled 'Tum Kaun Ho.' The number is very melodious and very catchy. Shaan breezes through the number and Mahalakshi lends him good support. Both singers give a very good rendition. The only problem, if one can call it that, is that all the three songs sound a little similar. But this is no way takes away from their melodic content. All three songs have been well composed and very well sung indeed. The best, however, has been reserved by Malik for the Shaan and Mahalakshmi number. The remaining two tracks of the album are the karoke tracks of 'Baby I Love' and 'I Love You.' When hearing the tracks, one can fully grasp the beautiful melodic structure and movement of 'I Love You.' The other track, 'Baby I Love,' works more on the rhythm level. But both are very good numbers. The music of Don Muthuswami should do brisk business with Mithun fans and loyalists specially, as the album also has five all time Mithun hits featured here as well. But even for those who have never heard of Mithun Chakraborty, Malik provides melodious, lilting and catchy music.
Release Date : 23 May 2008
Banner : Samanta Movies Pvt. Ltd.
Producer : Shakti Samanta
Director : Ashim Samanta
Cast : Soniya Kapoor, Hrishita Bhatt, Ali Asgar, Dolly Minhas, Rohit Roy, Dilip Joshi, Upasna Singh, Achyut Poddar, Ali Raza, Yusuf Hussain, Viju Khote, Meghna Malik, Birbal, Rakesh Bedi, Mithun Chakraborty, Shakti Kapoor, Mohit Raina, Anusmriti, Vishal Kotian, Ashwini Kaushal, Mithalesh
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