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Lage Raho... score disappoints

Unlike Munna Bhai MBBS its sequel has five numbers and two of their remixed versions besides an instrumental piece. Lacks the punch.

india Updated: Aug 06, 2006 15:48 IST

Album:Lage Raho Munnabhai
Music Director: Shantanu Moitra
Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire
Music Label: T Series
Rating: **

Gone are the days when music used to be the USP of films. The present scenario is different - mostly situational scores which one can relate to only after watching the movie. And Lagay Raho Munnabhai, the sequel to the hilarious Munnabhai M.B.B.S, is no different.

Portraying the exploits of Munnabhai (Sanjay Dutt) and his sidekick Circuit (Arshad Warsi), the film has five numbers and two of their remixed versions besides an instrumental piece.

The composer-lyricist duo from the melodious "Parineeta" had a tough job on hand and manages to come out with a little-above-average effort.

The opening song Lage raho Munnabhai is a lively tapori  number by Vinod Rathod that tells about the Munnabhai search for a lady love.

LageyRaho Munnabhai will bring together the adorable Munna with his favourite Circuit. Vidya Balan plays the female lead in the film.

The second song is another



Samjho ho hi gaya

by Rathod. In this song, Munnabhai tells Circuit how he was able to find his woman. Sanjay and Arshad's dialogues about the search (for Vidya Balan) also figure in the number.

Pal pal...har pal is a melodious romantic piece by Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal and a relief from the monotonous numbers. Certainly, the best of the pack.

Karunya, the runner-up of Indian Idol 2, lends his soft voice in Aane char ane though nothing great can be said of the number. The filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra has given lyrics to this song apart from Swanand Kirkire.

Bande mein tha dum...Vande Mataram is a patriotic number. Inspired by and based on the famous song of yesteryears Aao bachcho tumhe dikhaye from the film Jagriti, the number is sung by Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal and Pranab Biswas.

There is also an instrumental version of this song with good flute work by Ashwin Srinivasan.

The two remixes are - Aane char ane and Lage raho Munnabhai but in the latter, Shaan lends his voice.

This album can be worth if the film does well in the box-office and people relate the music with the movie. Composer Shantanu Moitra really fails in this film and the man whose classical and raga-based numbers in Parineeta captivated everyone does not get the scope in Lage Raho Munna Bhai.