Starting from a chartbuster song despite its below-the-belt essence and ending with a forgettable number, Bhaag Johnny demonstrates quite some range, says Aelina Kapoor.
'Daddy mummy hai nahi ghar pe, pichle kamre mein ghus ke, kuch to karenge chupke mil zara,
Dekhenge English filmein, honge love scenes jinmein, armaan jaga le dil mein mil zara'
Well, ladies and gentleman, welcome to the risque lyrics of Bhaag Johnny, with composers ranging from Devi Shri Prasad, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Arko to Mithoon bringing on their music.
It starts with Devi Shri Prasad's recreation of his own Telugu chartbuster from Aakalesthe Annam Pedatha from Shankardada Zindabad that had Chiranjeevi dancing with Yana Gupta.
For the Hindi version, the services of Urvashi Rautela are sought, who does well with singer M M Manasi. This song will make the front benchers happy.
The romantics have Ankit Tiwari at their service. He steps into the big shoes of Sonu Nigam, who sung Is Kadar Pyaar Hai from the private album Deewana wonderfully well, and makes sure that he still concludes the new version with his head high.
The same holds true for composer-lyricist Arko who picks up this Sajid-Wajid composed and Faaiz Anwar written gem and ensures that the song reaches out well to the current generation.
Unlike Ae Mere Humsafar that was almost destroyed beyond recognition in its new avatar for All Is Well, this version by Arko manages to stand its ground.
Yo Yo Honey Singh takes on the mike for Aankhon Aankhon, which is one of his lesser inspired efforts. He takes it upon himself to compose, write as well as sing this party number, and also tries to be novel. The result is decent, not excellent.
A love song follows next, with Mithoon at the helm of affairs and lyricist Amitabh Verma. Newcomer singer Sunil Kamath lends his vocals. But this song will not play in your mind long after the song is through. Decent, and situational.
Meri Zindagi is like an old fashioned Bhatt-style love song but Rahul Vaidya's voice is hardly impressive. In fact one wonders what made the makers retain this Mithoon-Amitabh Verma number since it does not make the cut.
Starting from a chartbuster song despite its below-the-belt essence and ending with a forgettable number, Bhaag Johnny demonstrates quite some range.