Laughter riots are always welcome on screen and even more so since we have so many depressing issues surrounding us these days such as the global recession. To provide this much needed relief returns Rumi Jaffery after God Tussi Great Ho with his latest venture Life Partner. Who better to getting you into a light hearted mood than the king of comedies Govinda and with him comes the dashing Fardeen Khan, the vibrant Genelia D’Souza, one-film-old Prachi Desai and Tushar Kapoor who’s made a niche for himself it seems when it comes to comedies these days. With ‘100% commercial entertainer’ written all over the venture who better to score the music for this anticipated mass entertainer than our very own Pritam! It gets more and more difficult to name one particular album that defines the composer’s status today because over the last few years he’s given us countless chartbuster albums such as Jab We Met, Race and many more. Does Life Partner have the makings of yet another blockbuster album, well read on to find out!
The album starts off with Shaan’s vibrant vocals in Kuke Kuke which, is also sung by Debojeet and Antara Mitra. Lyrics by the ace lyricist Javed Akhtar are comical and are essentially speaks about music and its essential relationship with love. It takes a while to understand the purpose of the words and even at the end the meaning remains to be quite a conundrum however with a catchy beats and words you’ll be replaying it again in no time. The only sour taste you may say that is left upon the conclusion of the song is the female lines that sing ‘Kuke Kuke Koyaliyaan Kuke…’, the vocals are simply irritating! Had these lines been reiterating differently or removed, the track would be simply flawless! The track also comes in a remix version however the unnecessary addition of beats simply makes the track very noisy and compromises the quality of the vocals. Perhaps stick to the original for this one.
From a comical track we move onto a youthful and upbeat romantic number Teri Meri Zindagi sung by Soham whom we heard quite a bit from in Life in a Metro and with him is the latest singing sensation that everyone simply cannot get enough of Shreya Ghosal. The composition is a great blend of soft vocals and peppy beats. Not too slow and not too loud and noisy, simply perfect! Of course lyrics by Javed Akhtar make it an even more of a wonderful track!
Next is a more fast paced number titled Aage Aage. The track is simply and utterly Bollywood and Desi with ample dhols and Punjabi chorus in the background. Based on the always-enjoyed theme of the cat and dog sort of atmosphere between the guys and the girls the song has great vocals from a range of singers such as Soham, Mika, Antara, Ajay Jhingara and Shakti Singh. The only bad point about this track is the English vocals in the middle, which were simply unnecessary!
Of course if you’re planning to deliver a complete Bollywood-ishtyle album you have to have wedding song! Pritam impresses with quite a unique wedding number titled Gunji Aagne Mein Shennai featuring the sensational Sunidhi Chauhan who is soon joined by Kirti Sagathiya. The track has strong Punjabi roots with a Punjabi chorus and vibrant dhols to excite the atmosphere. Javed Akhtar’s lyrics are traditional and speak about everything inherent to Indian weddings from the blushing bride, to the mehandi, to the shehanais to the beautifying haldi!
The album ends with the highlight of the album Poorza Poorza sung by the very hot and happening duo of Kunal Ganjawala and Sunidhi Chauhan. Sunidhi comes in a totally new avatar to what you heard her in minutes ago in the wedding number. The track is essentially a hip-hop styled number and will definitely be a crowd puller in all clubs! Offering a different taste of the same track is a remix, which remains as enjoyable as the original!
All in this entire album is definitely another one of Pritam’s soundtracks that may just creep high on the charts across the nation. However, one cannot help wishing there were more tracks in the album and a bit more variety. Although it is not an album you’ll be screaming from rooftops about but nor is it an album you’ll throw out of your CD collection anytime soon!