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Music Review: Fashion
Meghna Menon, IANS
New Delhi, October 07, 2008
First Published: 12:22 IST(7/10/2008)
Last Updated: 12:46 IST(7/10/2008)
Madhur Bhandarkar's Fashion is slated to release on November 14, 2008

Fashion
Music Director: Salim-Suleiman
Lyricist: Irfan Siddique, Sandeep Nath
Singers: Salim Merchant, Neha Bhasin, Sukhwinder Singh, Shruti Pathak, Robert Bob Omulo, Satya Hinduja, Mohit Chauhan
Rating: ***1/2

Composers Salim-Suleiman have created great music for the film Fashion. And the success or failure of Madhur Bhandarkar's movie at the box office wouldn't change the fate of the album, which, beyond doubt, is a commercial success.

The album starts with the interesting song Aashiyana, which is five-and-a-half minutes long. Salim and Suleiman have put together an engaging mix of sounds that are complimented by Salim's rendition and Irfan Siddique's lyrics.

Next is Fashion ka jalwa that talks about the reality of the fashion world. Sandeep Nath's lyrics are meaningful. Sukhwinder Singh sings it well along with Bob Omulo and Satya Hinduja.

It's a pleasure to hear Mohit Chauhan's rendition in the romantic number Kuch khaas. He teams up with Neha Bhasin of Viva fame to sing the lovely song. It may not top the charts, but is very soothing to listen to.

Mar jawaan is one of the best tracks of the album. It is already creating waves on the small screen. Salim takes over the vocals once again and this time Shruti Pathak gives him company. She adds something fresh and likeable to the number.

Theme of fashion is an instrumental piece. While it is not a great piece in terms of composition, it might suit the situation during the course of the movie.

It's very hard to find anything wrong with the album. Salim-Suleiman have done a wonderful job as composers and have brought out the essence of the movie in a remarkable way. Irfan has come out with great lyrics and every singer has given his or her best shot.


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