Is it a noise? Is it a tune? No, it is what is being passed off as music of the superhero movie ‘Krrish 3′. ‘Krrish‘ followed the very successful ‘Koi Mil Gaya‘ and both these films were hit, not just on the account of being exceptionally good commercial ventures with good acting, story and the works but also on having some hummable and appealing music by the very dependable Rajesh Roshan. What made his music so much better was the fact that his audience was the whole junta and not a specific group. But this time, after every song, it leaves you with one sobbing emotion – why? Let us get one thing straight. We have officially entered a stage where Indian film music, even in its most commercial stage, is spoilt for choice and it is tough for even names like AR Rahman to break the barrier. Amidst your top-notch music being blared around on television, radios and online, the music of Krrish 3 is an oddity and not for any good reason. Once you read more (and then listen to it), you might figure out the pain of writing a review like this for a music composer of the level of Rajesh Roshan.
Director: Rakesh Roshan
Actors: Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Vivek Oberoi, Kangna Ranaut
Music Director: Rajesh Roshan
Mamta Sharma, supported by Rajesh Roshan and Anirudh Bhola, ‘sing’ the title song called… yes, you guessed it right, Krrish Krrish. It sounds like a 90s film song and just fails to get you to connected with it. This Indi-trance number (as one would like to call it) just makes you go blank, especially because of the chorus. Mamta has an unusually beautiful voice which can be moulded for any song but here it is so uninspiring and misused. Nothing lifts the song, neither its insipid music nor the singer.
It is up to Alisha Chinai (where was she?) and Zubeen Garg to lift the song Dil Tu Hi Bataa from the pit of mediocrity. But it is a one-sided attempt to save this romantic ballad. The use of synthesizers is typical and so half-hearted that you keep visiting the 80s and 90s. Zubeen is one of the hidden talents who has never gotten his due. We hear him after some time but it is such a waste here. Not his best effort to regain his position.
If there is one song which probably adds some saving grace to the whole album, it has to be Raghupati Raghav. This techno album, poised to be THE dance number, is interesting, if not great. And it is all thanks to the spirited effort of singers Neeraj Sridhar and Monali Thakur (of Sawar Loon fame) with BOB. It becomes a breezy number thanks to the club beat added to it. It is a good if not perfect dance number.
You fall down the rabbit hole of musical hopelessness with God Allah Aur Bhagwaan which is a song perhaps praising Krrish. One question that is going to haunt the singers of this song, Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal, for sometime – why did you sing this song? The song which acts as a sermon, gets on to your nerves. Roshan should have taken a leaf out of Lage Raho Munnabhai‘s fabulous number, Bande Mein Tha Dum, composed by Shantanu Moitra and sung by Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal. This Krrish number is a waste of a song and singers.
If this was not enough, you have Mohit Chauhan and Alisha Chinai crooning an abysmal song called You Are My Love. Yup, that’s correct. It reminds you of the Bappi Lahiri number ‘You are my chicken fry’ and suddenly Bappi seems like Pavarotti. The album also has two remixes – of Dil Tu Hi Bataa and Raghupati Raghav and both are just passable. They are just remixes and nothing to praise them with.
There is too much riding on this movie and one expected a seasoned music director like Rajesh Roshan to come up with his usual simple but musical magic, like always. What we get are songs which probably belonged to the 80s and 90s. And that is not a good sign. The lyrics by another seasoned personality, Sameer, shock you, if not scare you. Not even one of them sound poetic. Sample this:
You are my love, You are my dove, You’re my cuddly pudding pie, Tere kadmon mein dil rakh doon, Until I’m gonna die.
To talk about the technical details of each of the songs would not work as each sound almost the same. With pain, one has to say – it is much easier to listen to Baba Sehgal numbers on loop than this album.
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