Not too much to take musically from ‘Ragini MMS’ (IANS Music Review)May 3rd, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Film: “Ragini MMS”; Music Director: Shamir Tandon; Singers: Asha Bhosle, Raaj, Faizan Hussain, Agnel Roman, Bappi Lahiri and Shweta Shetty; Rating: ** and 1/2
The music album of “Ragini MMS” is not a mammoth album; so there is hardly anything to look forward to. With just four songs, it will not take much of your time.
The album begins with the original version of “Raat akeli hai”, a popular song from the 1967 hit “Jewel Thief”. Unlike most old songs used today, this one retains its original character and has not been worked upon or remixed. It’s used in its original form.
Then romance flaps its wings again with “Itne kareeb aao”, crooned by Raaj. The song has influences of jazz and is sung in a sensual tone. With less orchestration and a number of variations, the song brings forward a different sound and is worth a hear.
Next in line is the title track of the film “Ragini”, sung by Faizan Hussain and Agnel Roman. It’s more of a song that can be used in the background score. Rap is a dominant feature in the song that gives out the theme of the film.
Finally, there is another relatively old composition used in the film. This time it is Bappi Lahiri and Shweta Shetty singing “You are my fish fry”. This one has also been used in its original form and no changes have been made to the song, which was originally in the film “Rock Dancer”.
On the whole, the album is not such a treat for music buffs but stays close to the theme of the film.
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