Vikram Bhatt as a writer/director is known for his perspective on the matters of the heart and the hormones. This time it just turns a wee bit dangerous. That’s right, even before the promos were aired, his upcoming flick Dangerous Ishhq starring Karisma Kapoor as the lead have generated quite a hype as Karisma’s attempt for a comeback. Now what’s dangerous here is the fact that not many actresses have managed to mark a decent comeback after enjoying motherhood for a while. Despite the fact that she is perhaps one of the most charming mothers on the silver screen, her performance as the protagonist remains to be seen which shall speak for itself.
As per the promos, it promises to be a riveting performance by Kapoor while portraying the character of Sanjana who traverses across different births and lives searching for answers related to her love. For now, here goes the good and bad about the film’s music.The music of Dangerous Ishhq, composed by Himesh Reshammiya, brings together about 11 tracks in all and none of them have been good enough to grab any attention. No wonder at the first place you were surprised to even hear the name. The initial look of the music or the movie resembles that of the last resort for any Bollywood veteran (exception of Himesh etc.) to stay in the business.
In a nutshell, the music is quite ordinary. The beats and the tunes would bring you face to the earlier experiences you might have had with the music. Reshammiya yet again fails as a composer and delivers quite what he is expected to. A few days to go for the music release but the songs have been blaring loud across all the autos in Mumbai. The only good thing about this album is the originality and sincerity of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
Tu Hi Rab, Tu Hi Dua is the first track with predictable lyrics by Shabbir Ahmed but outstanding singing by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. He is backed up beautifully by Tulsi Kumar who finally looks mature enough to effortlessly match the standards that of Rahat in the track. The music too is very ordinary except the fact that when you hear the track, you will spend good five minutes thinking as to where have you heard it earlier.
The second track, Naine Re is carried beautifully by Shreya Ghoshal and Rahat. You tend to lose yourself in the beauty of the words by Sameer and soothing voices of the two singers mentioned above. But then all of a sudden you come across a harsh, artificial, adulterated and almost screeching voice of Himesh himself and that’s when you lose the interest in the song.
Ishq Mein Ruswaa sung by Anweshaa and written by Shabbir Ahmed is another one of the tracks you can safely ignore without any regrets. Given that there is a certain folk like influence in the song, the possibilities were immense and no one except Himesh himself would ever know that why did he chose the wrong way out of his misery of not being able to deliver a proper hit in recent times.
If in case you are not a die-hard Himesh fan, it is rather recommended that you skip the next track Umeed sung by Amrita Kak and Shahab Sabri. Another track with disappointing lyrics in the album that puts the listener in a state of high discomfort as they continue to wonder about what was going on in the lyricist Shabbir Ahmad’s mind or for that matter, heart.
The next one up is Lagan Laagi which is pure delight for Shreya Ghoshal’s fans. Shahab Sabri too supports Shreya in the best possible manner. Despite the fact that lyrics yet again are sheer disappointment, there is something in this song that makes you ignore the fact.
The remix of the tracks Tu Hi Rab Tu Hi Dua and Naina Re seems to be a soulless attempt by Kiran Kamath. However, at the same time, the reprise version of the track Tu Hi Rab Tu Hi Dua carries only Tulsi Kumar on the vocals and still sounds like a better deal than the remix version. The reprise version of Naina Re actually sounds more disappointing than the original with nothing at all to save you from that unwanted presence of Himesh throughout the track.
The other two remixes, Umeed by DJ Shezwood and Ishq Mein Ruswaa by Kary Arora, yet again can be safely skipped without feeling guilty. Both of these remix tracks are very ordinary and probably would never make it to the pub or lounge circuits across the country.
Overall, except a few small things, this album is a complete disaster. It still remains to be the matter of national concern that why Mr. Reshammiya has to try his luck with singing or composing. He was doing a better job being a judge at some reality show on TV than actually composing and singing songs.
The only good thing this album has is Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Whatever rating this album gets is purely because of Rahat’s sincerity and dedication towards music which clearly reflects in the songs he performed for the album. And in addition to that, whatsoever smoothness the album has, is credited to none other than Shreya Ghoshal as she delivers some of the finest stuff within her caliber. It’s just Himesh who hammers the last nail in the coffin of this album.