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Don't expect masti from Vivek

Sukanya Verma | March 19, 2004 14:36 IST

A still from MastiWhen the title of a film is Masti, you expect something fun and rocking! The music of Masti, except for one track, tries to be entertaining but doesn't nearly succeed.

The songs of this comic caper are 'visual', where you don't mind the song as long as you get to see what's happening on screen. But as a soundtrack, it lacks meat.

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To give the album its due, the first track -- Ek kunwara phir gaya mara -- is the best of the lot. Its teasing, mocking and catchy lyrics suggest a bachelor party with two guys (Vivek Oberoi, Aftab Shivdasani), ribbing their friend (Ritesh Deshmukh), who is about to get married. The tone of the song is 'dude, you're in big trouble'.

Masti is about three friends who are bored of their respective wives and seek alternate female companionship!

So up next is the wannabe naughty number Chori chori chhora chhori. Picturised on Oberoi and Lara Dutta (in a guest appearance), it has lines like On the roof in the rain passed off as lyrics. Innuendoes aside, the basic reason Chori chori doesn't work is because it has no repeat value. 

Vivek Oberoi in MastiThe only noticeable feature of Saiyan baiyan chudake is that Oberoi's younger sister, Meghna along with Gayatri Iyer and Sneha Pant, sings it. Else, Saiyan sounds mostly like the remixed version of Saiyan dil mein aana.

Remember the popular slogan of the Satte Pe Satta brothers? Chain khuli ki main khuli ki chain? Take those lines, add a voice that shrieks, Masti, R D Burman-style like we heard in the title track of Jhankaar Beats, and you get a song ready to roll. They aimed for cool. They got insipid.

Then comes Dil de diya hai, the only slow and serious track of the album. Sung by Masti's music director Anand Raaj Anand, the remorseful lyrics of the song suggest the cheating men have turned new leaves.

Leaf or not, you can leave this album back on the shelf. No masti here.

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