Music review: Raaz 3

  • The Raaz franchise just got hotter! With one star each from the previous Raaz films, the third installment is a romantic-horror-thriller directed by Vikram Bhatt. ...

  • Bipasha Basu has taken her hotness quotient a notch higher in Raaz 3.

  • Bipasha Basu sizzles in Kya Raaz Hai from Raaz 3.

  • Expectations are high from Bipasha Basu whose character has a shade of grey.

  • Emraan Hashmi would be back to doing what he does best i.e. getting intimate with his leading ladies on screen.

  • "Yes, I am romantically involved with both Bipasha and Esha in the film. Three are love making scenes as well but there is nothing kinky ...

  • Her last film was Jodi Breakers earlier this year, but Bipasha Basu agrees that Raaz 3 is her true comeback vehicle" "It's definitely a new ...

  • After a big break in Jannat 2 opposite Emraan Hashmi, Esha Gupta is back with Raaz 3.

  • Esha Gupta replaced original choice Jacqueline Fernandez to be a part of Raaz 3.

  • Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is confident about the success of his upcoming film Raaz 3 and feels it will make it to the 100 crore club.

Film: Raaz 3
Music: Jeet Ganguly and Rashid Khan
Lyrics: Sanjay Masoom, Kumaar and Rashid Khan

Even if Bhatt films don’t rake it in at the box-office, they do leave a mark with their music. Raaz (2002, composed by Nadeem-Shravan) delivered hits like Aapke Pyaar Mein and Jo Bhi Kasmein, and the streak continued with Raaz – The Mystery Continues (2009, music by Raju Singh and Toshi-Sharib), which boasted of earworms like Soniyo and O Jaana.

Raaz 3, however, doesn’t impress. Deewana Kar Raha — a ballad infused with Hindi-Urdu lyrics and prominent flute and violins — boasts of a melodious chorus. But running over five minutes, it becomes a bit of drag. The second track, Zindagi se, makes up for the first generously. Singer Shafqat Amanat Ali hits the nail on the head with this one. The catchy melody and simple lyrics work well. Singer KK does justice to Rafta rafta — a medium-paced song structured on a hip-hop rhythm — which hooks you from its very first note. The opening guitar riff of Oh My Love tricks the listener into believing that something great is in store, but the average lyrics play spoilsport for the otherwise appealing melody.

When it comes to structuring tracks inspired by Middle-Eastern music, Bollywood seriously needs to get over its fixation with the oft-used words like Marhaba, Habibi and the likes. That’s the reason Kya raaz hai puts you off, beginning with a chant-like rendition of the first word. And Khayalon mein,supported by a pacy electronica groove, just doesn’t sound convincing.

What we like:
Rafta Rafta

What we don’t like:
Forgettable melodies

 

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