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Friday, October 31, 2014 08:38 PM

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Oye! Bollywood Filmi

After the path-breaking Go Goa Gone and the ingenious song 'Shake Your Bootiya' in Finding Fanny, expectations have to be high from the innovative team of producer Dinesh Vijan and Sachin-Jigar. Raj-DK also directed the former film, and Vijan also co-produced Love Aaj Kal,

This is a redux of the 1982 Shaukeeen (the first known film to use numerology in the title!) and Akshay Kumar is co-producer. From him, we can generally expect a cocktail of music makers, like in OMG - Oh My God! and Boss, and a couple of good tracks.


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Shaad Ali is known for a good music sense - and has a great tuning with Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.


The acoustic-heavy, almost R.D. Burman-esque title-song 'Kill Dil' (Sonu Nigam, Shankar Mahadevan), a breezy, instrument-dominated groovy track, reminds us in parts of the
The expectations from the music are gargantuan - and we expect a grand and big sound as well.

The album begins with 'Indiawaale' (Shankar Mahadevan, K K, Vishal Dadlani, Neeti Mohan), which however seems to be the last or climactic song of the film, in the best

Moderate, but the hype over the remix ups the ante.


Finally the twain meets - Bappi Lahiri (as singer) and R.D. Burman (as composer, 20 years after he passed away!) 'come together' for a re-creation of Pancham's popular 'Pyar Mein Dil Pe Maar Le

Nothing much, but Ram Sampath (Khakee, Family, Fukrey) is a respectable name.


Mohit Chauhan's 'Bitua' feels like a lori (lullaby), but is actually a gently inspirational song from a father to his son. Sandeep Nath's lyrics talk about achieving success

There are no expectations as the film has no face value.


We kind of liked the languorous jazz version of the love song 'Tham Sa Gayaa' sung by the composer Sawan Dutta herself. Jazz is a comparatively lesser-used form of Western music in Hindi cinema and the song

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