DostanaMusic Album: ‘Dostana’; Music Director: Vishal-Shekhar; Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan, Shreya Ghoshal, Shaan, Vishal, Saleem, Amanat Ali, Shankar Mahadevan; Music Rights: Sony Music; Rating: *** 1/2

Vishal and Shekhar seem to be having a rollicking time this year, with almost every album of theirs setting the cash registers ringing. After “Tashan”, “Bachna Ae Haseeno”, they’re out with “Dostana” and it rocks.

“Desi girl” is an energy packed track that has a good dose of thumping dance beats and variety in terms of lyrics. Shankar Mahadevan and Sunidhi Chauhan render it with full gusto and live up to the status of being the most energetic singers in Bollywood. All in all, this track should pep up the pace of the movie.

Next is “Jaane Kyun”. Vishal Dadlani should get the credit for the success of the song. Not only has he composed “Jaane Kyun” along with Shekhar, but sung the entire song. In spite of a few Hinglish terms, Anvita Dutt Guptan’s lyrics are peppy and sweet. This happy, romantic track will find a lot of takers.

And if listeners want more of Vishal as lead singer, there’s “Khabar nahi”. Even though he has Shreya Ghoshal and Amanat Ali for company, Vishal stands out and hits the right chord with listeners. A gentle, melodious piece, again falling in the romantic genre, “Khabar Nahi” cannot be disliked.

The series of pleasant numbers doesn’t end here. “Kuch Kum” takes it forward. Shaan renders the rhythmical and flowing number to perfection. “Kuch Kum” has some beautiful lyrics, courtesy Vishal Dadlani, who is determined to impress his fans. Listeners would not only like to hear this track repeatedly but would also look forward to watching it onscreen.

“Maa da laadla” affirms that “Dostana” isn’t just about soothing, pleasant numbers but also about celebration. Punjabi in flavour, the song has good beats and is sung by Saleem. The lyrics of the song, penned by Kumaar, are noteworthy. The track has a slight humorous essence as well.

Vishal goes behind the mike once again to sing “Shut Up & Bounce”. He teams up with Sunidhi Chauhan in this out and out lively item number. The track isn’t as great as the previous numbers, but cannot be called a weak piece.

Karan Johar, producer of the film, can heave a sigh of relief as the music of his film will keep his cash register jingling. Except for “Shut Up & Bounce”, each song in “Dostana” is wrapped in fun and peppiness on the one hand, and melody and rhythm on the other.

Source: IANS

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