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Review: Katti Batti songs are forgettable

By Aelina Kapoor
September 05, 2015 16:39 IST
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Kangna Ranaut and Imran Khan in Katti BattiMuch more was expected from the soundtrack of Katti Batti, writes Aelina Kapoor.

Composers Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and lyricist Kumaar give us a peppy romantic score with Katti Batti.

Siddharth Mahadevan gets his boisterous vocals into play with Sarfira. Stepping into the territory that is dominated by singer Vishal Dadlani, Siddharth brings in good energy behind the mike along with the reliable Neeti Mohan.

Together, they step on the dance floor and belt out a fast-paced number. Karan Mehta chips in with a rap portion.

But the song never quite reaches its potential and is quite forgettable.

As the title conveys, Sau Aasoon is all about sadness and tears. That's not a good sign right at the beginning of the album, just when one starts warming up to Katti Batti.

Shankar Mahadevan sings this himself with newcomer Rasika Shekhar. Though they do inject an element of classiness into the proceedings, the end result never quite stays with you.

There is an element of mischief in Lip to Lip and though it is surprising to hear an entire song dedicated to Indian v/s French kiss, the novelty wears out pretty soon. Singers Nikhil D'Souza and Ritu Phatak cannot hold your attention in this four-minute song.

Mohan Kannan (of the band Agnee), who had sung that wonderful Yaariyaan in Cocktail, is reliable in Ove Janiya as well. He manages to keep his hold on the vocals and sails past the tough composition reasonably well.

This song may not become a chartbuster but it is a good listen.

The 'reprise version' is sung by newcomer Sayani Palit, and further helps in bringing on the recollection factor.

What doesn't fly at all though is Jaago Mohan Pyaare which is nothing like the namesake number from the 1956 classic Jaagte Raho. Instead, this one aspires to have a peppy take on affairs and hence brings in four youngsters -- Rasika Shekhar, Siddharth Basrur, Digvijay Singh Pariyar and Raman Mahadevan -- for good measure. The end result is a 'khichdi' that is tough to savor and is best left alone.

Much more was expected from the soundtrack of Katti Batti, which stars Imran Khan and Kangana Ranaut.

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