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Review: Khoobsurat music is not appealing

By Joginder Tuteja/
September 13, 2014 10:00 IST
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Sonam Kapoor in KhubsooratStill, some of the songs are catchy and may be popular for the duration of the film, writes Joginder Tuteja.

Khubsoorat's soundtrack is a fusion of Indian folk and western arrangements, composed by Sneha Khanwalkar and Badshah.

Every song has a different lyricist -- Ikram Rajasthani, Badshah, Sunil Chaudhary, Amitabh Verma and Sneha Khanwalkar.

The first track Engine Ki Seeti is an adaptation of a Rajasthani folk number with the same title and almost the same lyrics, at least in the mukhda.

Of course the song is pretty jazzed up, courtesy Sunidhi Chauhan, who is clearly enjoying her time behind the mike. Resmi Sateesh is the accompanying partner for this catchy number.

One wonders though about the fascination of 'bum' in the current musical scene, what with 'dil' being replaced by 'bum' while the transition takes place from the Rajasthan to Bollywood.

Badshah brings on Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai, which has a rhythm similar to Aaj Blue Hai Paani Paani (from the film Yaariyaan). He is accompanied by Aastha.

They create a well-paced number that takes forward the party flavour that has been made popular for over a year now by half a dozen songs by Yo Yo Honey Singh.

Though the song has good rhythm, one wonders if a specially shot video of a club version would have helped further.

Moreover, once again one hears 'bum mein hai dum'. Why, just why, when it was going just fine?!

An utter disappointment is Baal Khade, sung by Sunidhi Chauhan. The special effort she put into Engine Ki Seeti has disappeared. This one is difficult to sit through in its entirety.

This folksy number goes downhill in every department -- composition, style, arrangements, lyrics and singing. Skip!

Some sanity is restored with newcomer Jasleen Kaur Royal’s Preet. It’s about falling in love and realising that it is not worth it.

There is a folk touch and the simplicity in composition, lyrics and rendering brings in a sense of thehrav. But you may not want to play it on loop.

Ending the album on a high is Maa Ka Phone, which is clearly a promotional video that is designed to play as the credits roll at the end.

Mouli Dave and Priya Panchal put on their girly hats for this fun number which is centred on the escapades of a mother, who has a knack of calling at just the right, or perhaps the wrong, moment.

It’s catchy enough to play on in your head, but it’s designed just for the film.

The music of Khoobsurat doesn't have classic appeal. Still, some of the songs are catchy and may be popular for the duration of the film.

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Joginder Tuteja/ in Mumbai