Kaise Kahe Music Review
Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty, Imran; Lyrics: Ali Khan; Rating: **
Teenybopper’s fantasies galore as another refreshing youth oriented flick KAISE KAHE hits marquee this year after the soft “n” squashy MP3. If debutant Ashu-Dhruv “cool” music proved tantalizing and alluring in MP3 then this time Pritam’s heart-throbbing classical westernized rock mode music is all set to rock the show. Unfortunately the musical packaging of KAISE KAHE is restricted to four original soundtracks and the peppy fizz of youthful outburst is reduced to simply two playfully perky tracks. It may sound ridiculous that a youthful love story that boasts new talents with an esteemed banner at its helm have miniscule musical entertainment to offer.
Get set for rigorous guitar strumming as the classical westernized style of rock music is all set to roll floors with “yuppie” feel that transcends eclectically from racy arrangements to smoothening vocals in the title track “Kaise Kahe”. Shaan’s boisterously crooned voice is amicably penned by lyricist Irshad Kamil and works out impressively in lines like “Roshni se, khushboon se, bhar gayi aaj raahein, zindagi hi zindagi hai, jaati hai jaha nigaahen, kuch dino se yeh hua kya, lag raha sab naya…” Its trendy “cool” campus feel will certainly make it an urbane delightful soundtrack that will find its fan following among college listeners. Like “Mera Pehla Pehla Pyar Hai” (MP3), this title track will be ranking top in radio channels hot favorite lists for many weeks and will catalyze youthful spirit for the film. Shaan has earlier rendered a similar track “Na Kehna Na Aata” (Album – AKSAR), where there the orchestrations of traditional rock “n” roll music proved a great success and this time too he delivers a gem. Pritam’s prowess in delivering a supreme hit rock music solo track maintains its top form and works appreciably in delivering a worthy title track to the film as well as for the album.
Zubin Garg’s melodic collaboration with Pritam delivered a super hit soundtrack in “Ya Ali” (GANGSTER) followed by another mesmerizing track “Jaane Kya” (PYAR KE SIDE EFFECTS) and the pair proved their mettle and competence in solo sentimental tracks. “Kee Kasoor”, a Punjabi lingo emotional track delivered in contemporary Pakistani Sufi rock mode is excruciating outcry of beleaguered lover for his estranged soul mate. This Kunwar Juneja’s penned track comes more like revamped version of “Jeena Kya Tera Bina” (KYA LOVE STORY) with tinge of Punjabi lingo lyrical base. It works mechanically rather impressively for the sentimental situations for its monotonous musical display. It would be aesthetically wise if the track was to be conceived in soft rock ballad, similar to “Jaane Kya” with modish westernized orchestration and urbane friendly phraseology to invigorate “yuppie” impact in the album.
The quixotically driven dreamy desires of lovers flares up in peculiar Indi-pop mode as stylishly synchronized arrangements with voluble vocals teams up impressively in a remarkable duet track “Aarzoo Hai Pyar Ki”. Sonu Nigam gears up amicably for a delightful and delectably romantic track penned by Ashish Pandit. Soft rollicking arrangements and mesmerizing choral background gives it a smoothening impact while Nikita Nigam’s voguish vocal textures gives it a graceful feminine tinge. After the title track “Kaise Kahe”, it comes out as another trendy, stylized and upbeat offering that should be finding its major takers among Gen X listeners.
Pritam’s exuberance in showering musical bang for flashy “item songs” showed their finesse in “Shake it” (NAKSHA) and later it created a rage in “Bad Boy” (PYAR KE SIDE EFFECTS), but this time he disappoints completely in slapdash and sloppy dance track “Teri Yaadein”. Mahalaxmi Iyer’s silken vocals have the seductive oomph but the arrangements sounds tedious and “out of sync” at some places. Sukhwinder Singh’s harsh vocals clubbed with reverberating rap back up vocals are simply wayward and fail to collage effectively to deliver a thunderous impact on floors.
KAISE KAHE sounds like a curtailed film album as the entertainment is confined to four original soundtracks with no remixes to catalyze its commercial prospects. “Kaise Kahe”, a youthfully vibrant soundtrack is the spotlight of the album while “Aarzoo Hai Kya” sparkles but the rest of the two numbers disappoints completely. The album will be short-lived for its thin face value, low contents and mediocre promotion but listeners can expect better rock ballads from Pritam in coming months.