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Review: Bewakoofiyan music is avoidable

By Joginder Tuteja
March 01, 2014 15:04 IST
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Ayushmann Khurana and Sonam Kapoor in BewakoofiyaanBewakoofiyan soundtrack is quite forgettable, writes Joginder Tuteja.

One expects a funky score from Bewakoofian, thanks to its youthful trailer and Aditya Chopra's star banner.

Raghu Dixit steps in as composer, in this film starring Ayushmann Khurranna and Sonam Kapoor.

The short album has five tracks with Anvita Dutt as the lyricist and director Habib Faisal chipping in with one song.

The album starts with sounds reminiscent of the disco theme in Koi Kahe Kehta Rahe (from Dil Chahta Hai). However, Raghu brings in his own style, with some good beats.

A lively and youthful number, Gulcharrey is sung by Benny Dayal and Aditi Singh Sharma, who ensure that the song keeps playing in one's mind.

Habib Faisal makes his only appearance as a lyricist in the album with Khamakhaan. A well written conversational number, it is a sweet sounding track with a good melody. It is sung quite well by Neeti Mohan.

The sound of the flute is the mainstay of this Raghu Dixit composition that doesn’t have a single dull moment. Ayushmann Khurranna joins the party, ensuring that Khamakhaan

has enough ammunition to entertain during its playtime on screen.

A lot of the good work is undone by Raghu Dixit’s title song Bewakoofiyan. He sings the song himself. It starts off rather well, thanks to some good guitar work. But it goes downhill once the vocals come into play. Exactly one minute into its play, it becomes annoying, courtesy some extended 'ooooos' while chanting ‘Bewakoofian'. Avoidable.

Reliable and experienced singers such as Shreya Ghoshal and Mohit Chauhan enter with Rumaani Sa. Surprisingly, there isn't anything exciting about this routine urban-n-contemporary love song.

It is much like love songs one has heard in films such as Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, I Hate Luv Storys and others of that ilk.

Vishal Dadlani, who together with Shekhar Ravjiani was one of the first to discover Raghu Dixit many moons ago, sings the number Aye Jigda. A situational number that is somewhat word-heavy, it just passes muster.

The soundtrack of Bewakoofiyan is passable. It may well have been forgettable but for the energetic Gulcharrey and the engaging Khamakhaan.

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