‘Bhram’ can be heard only once

March 22nd, 2008 - 11:46 am ICT by admin  

(Music Review)
By Meghna Menon
Film:” Bhram”; Music Director: Siddharth-Suhas and Pritam Chakraborty; Singers: KK, Sonu Nigam, Richa Sharma, Shaan, Siddharth Suhas, Earl D’Souza, Suraj Jagan, Sunaina and Khushboo Jain; Rating: ** The fate of Dino Morea-Sheetal Menon starrer “Bhram” will be decided when it hits the marquee next month. However, the verdict on its music is clear - the six tracks presented by composer duo Siddharth-Suhas and Pritam Chakraborty will have a very short shelf life.

A title like “I am a bad boy” isn’t expected to do well. But it ends up taking you by surprise as, even though it doesn’t fall into the category of a chartbuster, it is pretty much a neat deal. Very youthful and fresh, the track has been rendered by a bunch of singers, including Earl D’Souza, Suraj Jagan, Sunaina and Khushboo Jain.

“Jaane kaisa hai tu” doesn’t excite even a wee bit. And more than the song being a disaster, one is disappointed mainly with Shaan who renders it in an unlikely below-average manner. Siddharth’s music and Irshaad’s and Kumar’s lyrics belong to an era gone by.

If featured in a different album, “Jaane kyun tanha ho gaye” might have been considered to be a lukewarm affair. But being a part of “Bhram” makes it a likeable track.

Pritam sticks to his winning genre of soft rock in this number that has been sung by Sonu Nigam. The track, written by Irshaad and Kumar, is enjoyable but could have had a longer life span if more effort had been put into it.

Unlike the previous track, “Lagdaa naa lagdaa” boasts of good rendition courtesy KK, but the composition is moderate. Rock forms a base here as well, but the audience wouldn’t appreciate it much as something is missing in the song. The only thing that might get it kicking is the fact that it rounds off as a dance piece.

Richa Sharma is quite synonymous with folk. And she continues with that identity of hers with “Meri akhiyaan”. For a sentimental track like this, lyrics need to be effective and the lyricists need do a good job of it.

The composers round up the album with “Teri ankhiyon ki narmi”, which has been rendered by Siddharth Suhas himself. With a major western influence, the track is racy with lots of beats thrown in.

The lyricists drop in quite a few English lyrics as well to keep up with the western sound in the track. An enjoyable piece that could get the masses dancing, ‘Teri…’ is an energetic number.

As one goes through the soundtrack of “Bhram”, one realises that though there are a few songs that are likeable in the album, they’re not likely to survive long.

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