This week I happened to pick up ‘Tees Maar Khan’ music CD as I always had at the back of the mind that the movie is made by Farah Khan and yes Farah has a great track record when it comes to her movies and her movie music. Who can forget those beautiful songs from ‘Main Hoon Naa’ and ‘Om Shanti Om’? Gems like ‘Tumse Milke Dil Ka Haal Kya Kahe’, ‘Main Hoon Naa-title song’, ‘Tumhe Jo Maine Dekha’, Chale Jaise Hawayein’ from Main Hoon Naa or songs like ‘Dard-E-Disco’, ‘Ajab Si’, ‘Agar Main Kahoon’, ‘Chanse Jo Toote Koi Sapna’ or ‘Deewangi Deewangi’. All these songs had ‘Blockbuster’ written all over it however expecting the same from ‘Tees Maar Khan’ soundtrack is futile. The songs came as a total disappointment for me and I am sure most of her fans would also feel the same.
The first song from the movie is the title song, and the opening music piece sounds totally inspired from the ‘Pink Panther’ theme music. The ending piece with Dhol sounds is good but the entire song and even its remixed version leaves us quite disappointed. The music for the title song sung by Sonu Nigam is by Shirish Kunder who is accidently the producer of the movie and also Farah’s husband (maybe after the debacle of Jaan-e-man which he directed, Shirish might be looking for an alternative career.)
Vishal-Shekhar takes the music from here on with the best song of the album ‘Sheila Ki Jawani’ picturized on Katrina Kaif and sung by Sunidhi Chauhan and Vishal. This is the same song for which Katrina had to work on her abs and figure to look like an item girl. The song is a foot tapper and might find its target audiences in discos.
The much hyped song which features Salman Khan in a guest appearance alongwith Akshay and Katrina is the next to be heard titled ‘Wallah Re Wallah’. This song is a typical qawwalli however it doesnt match upto the level of ‘Tumse Milke’ from Main Hoon Naa. There are multiple singers like Shekhar Ravjiani, Kamal Khan, Raja Hasan and Shreya Ghoshal coming together to make ‘Wallah Re Wallah‘ an energetic song but it falls flat on the face.
Next to come is a song title ‘Badey Dilwala’ sung by Sukhwinder and Shreya which sounds like a village based song and is not a good track to put on repeat mode. There are heavy doses of Hindi and English lyrics to make it sound better but its an average fare.
The last song is another disappointment titled ‘Happy Ending’ sung by Prajakta Shukre, Harshit Saxena, Abhijeet Sawant and Debojit Saha – some of the major constestants from various talent hunt shows on TV. It has been a tradition with Farah Khan movies to have a song when the end credits are rolled out and this one seems to be that song. The song is another average fare again.
There is a saying in Hindi which goes ‘Khoda Pahad Nikla Chooha’ that’s what I felt after listening to ‘Tees Maar Khan’ not one song apart from Sheila Ki Jawani stays in your mind. Vishal-Shekhar who gave us soulful music in movies like ‘Anjaana Anjaani’ and ‘I Hate Luv Storys’ this year does a shoddy job. Hope the movie doesn’t let us down the way its music has. The only thing I can tell Farah, Shekhar and Vishal is ‘BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME GUYZ’.