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Pritam’s icy cool in Kya Love Story Hai

Pritam's brilliant compositions in Kya Love Story Hai will surley get you into a feeldance mood, writes Rustom Irani.

music Updated: Apr 14, 2007 18:54 IST
Rustom Irani
Rustom Irani

Kya Love Story hai
Composer: Pritam
Rating: ***1/2

Synthesised thump thumps, guitar dhinchak dhinchaks, drum dhoom dhooms. An assortment of singers go dil, dil, dil, sim per about how life’s a bitch...or alternately life is beautiful. That means the majorly fecund Pritam is back in CD town again, making me screw up my face...oh no, not again, again and again.

It’s rocking — a take-off on the golden oldie Ude jab jab zulfein teri — sung by Alisha Chinai is well, just about okey-dokeyish.The mellow, reflective Metro score is so much superior.

But as it turns out, instant responses are most often unfair. On replays, the soundtrack of this Ayesha Takia movie (yodellooo) got me swinging and snappy into a feeldance mood.

And though I'm always suspicious about remixes—which is no more than extra synth juice—the upbeat re-do of Jeena kya tere bina rocks...singer Zubin Garg sounds zowie and how. I love it. Sonu Nigam goes for Gumsum hai dil mera which has a folksy Goan backbeat...praise be, his voice continues to have a silken edge.

And to sway into the hip hop happy league, there’s Miss you every day — the lyrics by Shabbir Ahmed are teenagey and tangy. Fool proof dance food, this number sung by Shaan for beer dance parlours which sorrily don’t exist anymore.

And most rewarding of all, there’s the rousing Aye khuda rendered in his trademark seamlessly high pitch by Kunal Ganjawala.

On closer hearing, whoever did the electro-guitar riffs certainly knows his or her job, elevating the soundtrack’s musicianship a cut above the ordinary. Yeah, so Pritam’s feeling icy cool and so is moi, the listener.

The only lingering doubt is that how long can he keep the formula frothing...just see what happened to Himesh Reshammiya nowadays going Shakalaka etc without much steam.

Sure, lunge for it...those in the mood for synth-packed, dance-to-Shaan-Zubin-Sonu-Kunal numbers should be breaking into a boogie at the music marts.

First Published: Apr 14, 2007 18:35 IST

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