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Corporate's music is mellow

By Sukanya Verma
May 29, 2006 13:49 IST
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Bipasha Basu and Kay Kay MenonPower games. Business strategies. Ruthless deals. Profitable propositions. Ambition is the keyword of this industry.

Madhur Bhandarkar's new film Corporate delves into the psyche and workings of aspiring and established entrepreneurs. Previously, Bhandarkar has dealt with hard-hitting subjects like the life of a bar-dancer girl, of a woman in politics and a journalist's journey into a makebelieve society with Chandni Bar, Satta and Page 3 respectively.

Corporate, featuring Bipasha Basu (looking like Lara Croft in a suit), Kay Kay Menon, Minissha Lamba, Sameer Dattani, Raj Babbar and Rajat Kapoor is due for a July 7 release.

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The soundtrack, as the inlay card credits proclaim, is conceived, composed and directed by Shamir Tandon, who did pretty much the same in Page 3 as
well. His Kitne ajeeb rishte, sung by the legendary Lata Mangeshkar, was particularly well received.

In Corporate -- not exactly a melody-inspiring subject -- Tandon creates a relaxed atmosphere with his light tunes.

The album opens with the philosophical Lamha lamha zindagi hai. It is likable for its easygoing charm, suave arrangement and Asha Bhosle's lovely rendition. There is a sad version too, which, like most sad versions, is slow and weepy.

Kailash Kher and Saapna Mukherjee do justice to the ornate qawaali tones and sentimentalism of O Sikander. But for all its intensity, the song remains average. The remixes, by Diamond 'DJ Swami' Duggar, fare somewhat better. The desi remix highlights the thumping rhythm while the jazzed up international dance mix doubles up as a qawaali-rap.

Alisha Chinai spouts sarcasm about the corporate world with her trademark impishness in Yahan sabko sab. A pleasant addition to Yahan sabko is Gary Lawyer. His laidback drone adds an eclectic feel to the song. An engaging title track, despite its awkwardly penned Hinglish lyrics. Its Easy mix, as the name suggests, is uncomplicated and undemanding.

Find an instant winner in the foot tapping and pulsating beats of Peele peele do do ghoot. Performed with verve by ever-so-talented Vasundhara Das and Sangeet Haldipur, this peppy pop number has plenty of repeat value.

The good thing about the soundtrack of Corporate is that it's mellow, not shrieking. The not-so-good bit is, is it's a tad too basic and doesn't offer many variations.
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