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Music Review: Chamku

After the huge success of Saawariya, expectations were high from composer Monty Sharma's next work. But sadly, the music of Chamku disappoints.

music Updated: Sep 18, 2008 16:22 IST

Chamku
Music Director: Monty Sharma
Lyricist: Sameer:
Singers: Shreya Ghoshal, Soumya Raoh, Kalpana, Parthiv Gohil, Shail, Anaida, Saleem Shahzada, Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Vaishali Samant and Richa Sharma
Rating: **

After the huge success of Saawariya, expectations were high from composer Monty Sharma's next work. But sadly, the music of Chamku disappoints. The album has six tracks but none of them can be termed brilliant.

Aaja milke starts the album on a sweet note. A romantic number, it has been perfectly rendered by Shreya Ghoshal. Known for giving her best shot to romantic tracks, Shreya does a splendid job. The lyrics are impressive and go well with the music.

Richa Sharma croons the next track titled Kithe Jawa. Her voice is suitable for folk songs, but Monty Sharma makes her sing the number that is interspersed with Western influences. The song is just an average piece.

Gola gola continues with the rustic theme and is sung by Abhijeet Bhattacharya and Vaishali Samant. It isn't a very interesting number.

Next is Trance. This track comes out of the blue and strikes you with its Western touch. Lyrics are nice and the music is quite heady and unheard of in Bollywood. But how popular this song by Soumya Raoh, Anaida and Saleem Shahzada will become is yet to be seen.

Dukh ke badri is another average song rendered by Parthiv Gohil, Shail and Kalpana. The lyrics have been penned by Sameer. This slow, sentimental track is quite avoidable.

On the whole, the Chamku album is unimpressive. Of all the songs, Aaja Milke can be termed the best, but otherwise, the album is really not recommended.