“Chamku” songs are quite a drag (Music Review)

August 25th, 2008 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS  

Film: “Chamku”; Music Director: Monty Sharma; Lyricist: Sameer: Singers: Shreya Ghoshal, Soumya Raoh, Kalpana, Parthiv Gohil, Shail, Anaida, Saleem Shahzada, Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Vaishali Samant and Richa Sharma; Rating: **After the huge success of “Saawariya”, expectations were high from composer Monty Sharma’s next work. But sadly, the music of “Chamku” disappoints. The album has six tracks but none of them can be termed brilliant.

“Aaja milke” starts the album on a sweet note. A romantic number, it has been perfectly rendered by Shreya Ghoshal. Known for giving her best shot to romantic tracks, Shreya does a splendid job. The lyrics are impressive and go well with the music.

Richa Sharma croons the next track titled “Kithe Jawa”. Her voice is suitable for folk songs, but Monty Sharma makes her sing the number that is interspersed with Western influences. The song is just an average piece.

“Gola gola” continues with the rustic theme and is sung by Abhijeet Bhattacharya and Vaishali Samant. It isn’t a very interesting number.

Next is “Trance”. This track comes out of the blue and strikes you with its Western touch. Lyrics are nice and the music is quite heady and unheard of in Bollywood. But how popular this song by Soumya Raoh, Anaida and Saleem Shahzada will become is yet to be seen.

“Dukh ke badri” is another average song rendered by Parthiv Gohil, Shail and Kalpana. The lyrics have been penned by Sameer. This slow, sentimental track is quite avoidable.

On the whole, the “Chamku” album is unimpressive. Of all the songs, “Aaja Milke” can be termed the best, but otherwise, the album is really not recommended.

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