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Music Review - Kal Ho Na Ho

Chitra Parayath

(This article is sponsored by Sounds of India)

The hugely anticipated film Kal Ho Na Ho involving Bollywood heavies Yash Johar, Karan Johar (producer), Anil Mehta and Farah Khan (choreographer), Jaya Bachchan, Shahrukh ,Saif, Preity Zinta (stars) and Shankar Ehsaan Loy(Music) Javed Akhtar (lyrics) and Karan Johar's erstwhile assistant Nikhil Advani (director) is slated to hit the big screen in November 2003.

Set in Manhattan the tale revolves around three friends played by Shah Rukh, Priety and Saif. Music-wise Shankar Ehsaan Loy present a mixed bag here, most of the tunes are uninspiring and sound tired.

Take ‘Pretty Woman’ for instance. A totally forgettable song, it credits the original composer Roy Orbison who composed for the Julia Roberts vehicle 'Pretty Woman'. The number sung by Shankar Mahadevan and Ravi khote is embarrassing to say the least.

Kal Ho naho by Sonu is decent and merits repeated playing even though it offers no challenges, the lyrics are decent and that is about all it has going for it. The sad version is…a sad version and nothing more! Sung by Alka, Rcha Sharma and Sonu, it is just bearable.

Mahi ve (by Sadhana Sargam, Sujata Bhattacharya, Udit, Sonu and Shankar) makes one wince ( Javedsahab resorts to Mahi Ve!?), and ‘It’s time to disco’ (Vasundhara Das, Kay Kay, Shaan and Loy Mendonsa) is eminently forgettable.

The singers try their best to infuse freshness to the party track 'It's the time to Disco' but fail miserably! Kuch to hua hai, the romantic number by Alka and Shaan passes muster, just about!

Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy disappoint with this collection and one hopes that the trio will take a little time out and compose something refreshing and new the next time around.

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