It seems that Hindi remakes of South Indian blockbusters is the new trend in tinsel town. After Ghajini (remake of a Tamil film of the same name) it was Bobby Deol’s invisible Ek (remake of Telugu hit Athadu). Also coming soon is Aneez Basmee’s remake of Telugu hit Bommarillu titled It’s My Life and currently renowned choreographer, actor and director Prabudeva is ready to release his Hindi remake of his Tamil remake of Telugu blockbuster Pokiri in Hindi with Salman Khan, titled Wanted. Sounds like a bad conundrum, right? Therefore let’s leave the remaking to the movie reviewers and get on with Wanted’s music review.
Wanted has music by Sajid-Wajid who are known to give chartbusters for Salman starrers like God Tussi Great Ho, Partner and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi. Penned by several different lyricists including Sameer and Salman Khan himself, Wanted’s list of playback singers include Shaan, Shreya Ghosal, Sunidhi Chauhan, Kamaal Khan, Wajid, Suzy Q and Salman Khan. The album is made up of 12 tracks, 5 of which are remixes of the 1st 5 tracks.
Made under the banner of Sahara One Films, Wanted is slated for release this September.
The album starts with Love Me Love Me, the promo of which has been making rounds on your TV screens and gathering hits on YouTube. Sung by an overly enthusiastic Wajid (well supported by Amrita Kak) whose voice suits Salman suits to the T, this track is a classic Sajid-Wajid number. It is music for the masses. Loud drums, mediocre Hinglish lyrics (Jalees Sherwani) and infectiously catchy, love it or hate it but you cannot ignore it. If you are not singing the track’s chorus just after one listen you can stop calling yourselves human beings. It is no ‘Jai Ho’but the awesome choreography and picturisation will definitely leave an impression on the audiences.
Next is the stylish Ishq Vishq sung by Kamaal Khan, Suzy Q and Sunidhi Chauhan. The great mix of traditional music with trendy modern sounds makes this track a winner all the way. Not to mention, the on-screen picturisation of the track looks equally attractive. The only thing stopping this track is the o-o-o after the chorus’s opening lyrics. It would have been fine if had not been repeated so many times but unfortunately it sounds as if Kamaal is choking on something or having a seizure. Otherwise, musically the track is brilliant and it also manages to hide the clich