Think unusual Bollywood pairs. And Rahul Bose and Mallika Sherawat are most likely to find a mention.
Perhaps that is what makes them the highlight of Saket Chaudhary's directorial debut, Pyaar Ke Side/Effects.
Whether the Bose and Sherawat combo will sizzle on screen and box office remains to be seen. The soundtrack of Pyaar Ke Side/Effects, composed by Pritam and penned by Mayur Puri, is out.
The album kicks on a foot-tapping note with the vivacious -- but typical -- Bhangra rap Pyar karke. If you are a Punjabi music fan, you have probably shaken a leg or two on super hit singles like Mundiyan toh bachke and Gabroo. Labh Janjua, the man behind these chartbusters, entertains yet again with Pyar karke.
Sufi sound is next on menu. Rakesh Pandit's Dil tod ke na ja is a passionate, catchy semi-qawaali. Though songs of this genre are usually trite and follow a set pattern, Dil tod lures you with its infectious beat. The album features a sinister, seductive, swinging remix of the same by DJ Kiran and DJ A-Myth.
A surprisingly attractive mix of sugary pop and classic melody, Jaane kya uses the sarangi to an exciting effect. Gangsterfame Zubin's husky, high-pitched performance elevates the compelling atmosphere of the song furthermore.
The Spanish guitar dominates the steamy romance, echoed via Kunal Ganjawala and Sunidhi Chauhan's voices, in the overtly mushy, Is this loveA-mi-manera.
Ishq Vector's rap flirts with Alisha Chinai's catty, provocative nuances in the deliciously naughty, Allah bachaye. Chinai, Earl and Suzanne team up once more for DJ Sunil Spinz's mildly bawdy remix of Allah, titled Bad Boy.
Ideal for nightclub play, this hip cocktail promises to get the listener on the dance floor. Yet another club version of this wicked number including Sophie and Earl figures in the soundtrack. Clearly, Bad Boy is bent on catching your fancy.
To sum up, Pritam comes up with a snazzy score that is bound to enjoy a lot of airplay at radios and discotheques.