A change from her usual roles, Priyanka Chopra has taken it upon herself to spice up her character in 7 Khoon Maaf
where she will be seen portraying a negative role. The actress is to be
seen leading opposite seven well-known actors in the film, ranging from
talented Naseeruddin Shah to hunky John Abraham, all of whom will be
seen as PC's husbands. Set to release on February 18th, music for this
film has been composed b
y Vishal Bharadwaj whereas lyrics have been
penned by the famous Gulzar, so no doubt one holds high expectations
from this duo. Here's what BollyCurry thought...
The album starts with the latest hit that has taken the music
charts by storm, the frivolous "Darling". The unique combination of Usha
Uthup and Rekha Bharadwaj as singers does play its effect in making
all addicted to this song where listeners are left humming the melody
even if the words don't stick! We cannot deny the Russian influence from
where the tune has been picked but this sure is going to be one song
played on all stations for days to come!
Next in line in the album is "Bekaraan" sung by Vishal Bhardwaj
himself. The song starts out on a soothing tone that beautifully follows
all throughout the track. Vishal's soft voice manages to attract
listeners, pulling you in a trance like state due to its soothing effec
but be warned, as soon as you've heard the song once, there's no going
"O Mama" is considered as the 'rock' number for this album. With
the belting use of guitars in the background, the voice of K.K. and
Clinton Cerejo definitely bring out the rocky feeling of this number.
The beginning of the song starts out in an unusual soft tone but it's
only for moments until the guitars are brought in, clearly waving a path
for the rock genre.
The acoustic version of "O Mama", which is only sung by K.K., has a
much softer start than the original version. In fact, the whole song
heralds a soft tone with K.K. singing at a higher pitch accompanied by
only the guitar in the background, which brings along a totally
different tone to this song. This version is also significantly shorter
compared to the original.
"Awaara" is the next track in line, sung by the deep toned of
Master Saleem's voice. Although at first glance it might seem that this
song might be soothing and slow paced, vibes of anything but soothing
and calm are constantly sent the listeners way. There are mysterious
tones that wonderously manage to creep up on you once just as you manage
to dig deep into the song.
Starting off with a very soft beginning, the next track in this
album is "Tere Liye" sung by Suresh Wadkar. Suresh's voice is the only
saving grace for this song which has nothing particular to offer besides
more slow background music. Even the lyrics manage to lose you after a
while despite this being a 'romantic' song of the album.
The fast, rock based song "Dil Dil Hai", which starts right into
the lyrics as soon as the song starts, comes next. Sung by Suraj Jagan,
the only lyrics that manages to stay with you after the song completes
is "Dil Dil Hai" due to the multiple times it is repeated.
Other words loose themselves between the hard rock music and although
this might be another rock-inspired song, it doesn't hold the same
effect that "O Mama" held.
The soft and mysterious toned "Yeshu" comes next. A devotional
number sung by Rekha Bharadwaj, the background theme is not only
enticing but matches up to the tenor of which Rekha has sung the song.
With a soft feel, the song gears up towards the middle where a chorus
candidly joins Rekha. With simple music used, this song can definitely
hold your attention for a while, especially during the collaboration
between the chorus and Rekha.
"Doosri Darling", the last and final song. nicely wraps up
the album. Another version of "Darling", this rendition has Clinton
Cerejo and Francois Castellino joining the original singers Usha Uthup
and Rekha Bharadwaj. Although it starts out as a fast paced song with
Russian lyrics, the pace slows down a notch once the singers join
before it manages to return to its original pace.
There you have it folks! With a mesh of interesting, if not a few
unique tracks, the album is surely a treat to listen to the first time
round. Although there are some songs that might get only one listen, we
are sure that the favourite will get more that a few replays. Besides,
Gulzars lyrics teamed with Vishal Bharadwaj's music can never be a let
down. Those who have heard the album, let is know of your favs. Those
who plan to, have a look of what we recommend below.
BollyCurry's favorite(s): Darling, O' Mama, Yeshu, Doosri Darling
BollyCurry rating: 3/5
Editors: Hershi & Gunia