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Dhamaal is a fast-food album

Sukanya Verma | August 24, 2007 13:12 IST


A still from Dhamaal

Let there be laughter. Or so seems to be the mantra of filmmaker Indra Kumar. After the amusing Masti and lousy Pyaare Mohan, the man is back with another comedy.

With troubled star Sanjay Dutt [Images] leading an all-guy cast of Riteish Deshmukh [Images], Arshad Warsi [Images], Javed Jafferri and Ashish Chaudhry, Dhamaal is about a bunch of goofy guys on a fun ride that involves a wacky treasure hunt and no heroine.

After scoring the soundtrack of Salman Khan-starrer Lucky: No Time to Love, singer and composer Adnan Sami [Images] is at it again.

The album opens on a peppery note with the dance floor-friendly Dekho Dekho Dil Ye Bole. Despite its vibrant beats and foot-tapping tempo, the title track doesn't strike as fresh. Instead, it sounds more like an unintentional tribute to the snazzy world of Himesh Reshammiya [Images] and Pritam's music.

Guest composer Salim-Sulaiman makes an appearance to dish Miss India Martee Mujhpe. Here, Adnan Sami and Amit Kumar go wild with tall tales of their non-existent conquests and lavish lifestyle. Nice, but it's too much of a situational song to engage enough for an encore.

The saucy quality to Asha Bhosle [Images] in Amit Kumar's lively company, takes charge in the bouncy semi-qawwali, Chandani Raat Hai Saiyan. The exquisite singer's infectious zing gives this otherwise average ditty that extra edge.

Sandeep Shirodkar's remixed version of the same doesn't alter the basic premise, only tweaking the arrangement, here and there, to give it an overall dynamic effect. There's an instrumental too.

The short, if not necessarily sweet, soundtrack, wraps up with the high-octane Chal Ne Che Shore Machlein. Sami and Shaan infuse the rhythmic number with trademark verve and all that jazz. And yes, there's an instrumental version of this one as well.

In a nutshell, Dhamaal is a typically fast-food album. While never jarring on the senses, it doesn't do anything to thrill them either.

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