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'Lakshya' needs more punch

Sukanya Verma | April 26, 2004 11:00 IST

Composers Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and lyricist Javed Akhtar make up the musical team of Farhan Akhtar's Lakshya.

So, is the music of Lakshya better than Farhan Akhtar's debut film, Dil Chahta Hai?


Dil Chahta Hai was refreshingly unconventional. Lakshya is not all that inventive.

But the film, featuring Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan and Preity Zinta, does have a couple of cool tunes to offer. And you realise the songs are considerably significant to the film.

Take Main aisa kyon hoon. The lyrics speak about a clueless chap. As a bonus, this superbly arranged hip-hop tune crooned animatedly by Shaan is one hell of a catchy number.

Then, there is Agar main kahoon. Its Western countryside influence in the music notwithstanding, the track plays on what-ifs. It also intersperses a conversation between Hrithik Roshan and Preity Zinta. The guy is trying to woo the girl. The girl is playing hard to please.

Hrithik's character exasperatedly exclaims, "Lagta hai tumhe kuch bhi acha nahi, sach ko bhi kehti ho sacha nahin. Although the camaraderie is reminiscent of Aamir Khan and Zinta in Jaane kyon (Dil Chahta Hai), Agar main kahoon gets a thumbs up.

Kitni baatein, a gently rendered melody by Sadhana Sargam and Hariharan, flows on a melancholic note.

Despite the enthusiasm in Shankar Mahadevan's voice and the drama in the compositions, Lakshya fails to make an impact. The title track doesn't have the go-getter spirit of Hindustani in Dus or Chalo chalein in Lagaan. The idealism in this track is kind of in-your-face, like that in the Bajaj Auto television commercials.

Kandhon se milte hain kandhe is high on patriotic fervour, but it doesn't make for an exciting billboard anthem. It is sung by Shankar Mahadevan, Sonu Nigam, Hariharan, Roop Kumar Rathod, Kunal Ganjawala and Vijay Prakash.

There are two instrumental themes as well � Separation and Victory. The former is a tender play of guitar strings and piano. The combination gains momentum with the addition of a melodramatic violin. This one is soothing on the ear. Victory is emotionally charged and action-packed.

Bottom line: Lakshya has its moments. But is that all you were expecting from one of 2004's eagerly awaited films?

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Number of User Comments: 19

Sub: Lakshya's Music was Fantastic!

Come on! Sukanya Verma is way off! The music was fantastic, and very emotionally stimulating. I found the soundtrack to be exceptional in this film, ...

Posted by manofsan

Sub: Lakshya - Target: Different Music

I think the music is different in its kind..n we need some changes rather than murmuring love songs..

Posted by raj

Sub: Disappointing music!

Lakshya music indeed does not have any punch. Few songs are so badly handled that there is no co-relation between words weightage and song tune. ...

Posted by My opinion

Sub: the music funda

The music of lakshya was fabulas esp.MAIN AISA KYUN HOON and LAKSHYA(TITLE).but who cares for the music when hrithik is dancing.

Posted by manisha

Sub: story of Lakshya

I think the story is good. But i felt that actors like Amitabh and Om puri are wasted. There should have been used better. Overall ...

Posted by pawan



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