When a composer is at the top of his career signing films for some of the biggest production houses having multi starcasts, is suddenly heard composing for a film called “I LOve New Year” starring Sunny Deol, you would surely laugh and make fun of him. But very few of them would know that he is a person who never upsets anyone and no matter how small is the film’s budget, he shows dedication in his every project. The most consistent composer after R.D. Burman and A.R. Rahman, I am talking about Pritam. Directed by Vinay Sapru and Radhika Rao, this is one of those few films, for which no one waits and which gets postponed for some biggies. Talking about music, the ever consistent Pritam tried to bring some colors to this boring soundtrack.
Music Label: T Series
The 1990’s amazing super hit Punjabi track is remade bringing some extra techno flavors and Tochi’s hardcore vocals. Composed by Pritam’s so called assistant and his regular singer Anupam, the track is cheesy and/but addictive. Arrangements are nice and traditional. Mayur Puri has written his additional words quite coolly and overall, it offers great enthusiasm and energy just like it’s original version had.
When Sonu Nigam is on the mic, we feel that the composer hasn’t done anything and song sounds beautiful only because of his singing. That’s the power in his gauzy vocals. The composition is so beautiful that you would get easily addicted to it. The best thing of this song is the arrangements. When Sonu starts with his breezy voice, there’s a simple piano without any beat and as he reaches to the hook line, amazing beats enter and beautifies the song. Tabla, Guitar, Piano all at the same time alongwith the techno beats spread the magic in few minutes. When Tulsi Kumar enters, since her vocals are too dramatic to digest, Pritam intelligently has put a lot of beats in her part which made her voice sound a little low and the beats sound louder than her. All the way, Sonu is the Hero of the song making this song pure and beautiful. It’s a “WELCOME” song.
3. Judaai – Singer: Falak Shabbir; Music: Falak Shabbir; Lyrics: Falak Shabbir
All the way it’s Falak’s show. Singing, composing and writing the lyrics and all the results turned to be quite good. Arrangements are little poor. The basic melody is quite effective and Falak’s awesome vocals make it even better. A one time listen!
4. Halki Halki – Singers: Shaan, Tulsi Kumar; Music: Pritam; Lyrics: Mayur Puri
Starting with the Western swar, Do Re Mi Fa So La, Shaan faithfully holds this old Pritam-ish melody which has not a single interesting element to attract the listeners. Tulsi Kumar, again presented a repelling vocals and turned this song from Halki Halki to Bhaaari Bhaari. The lyrics and the basic melody saves this track from getting drowned.
5. Aaja Meri Jaan – Singer: Mauli; Music: R.D. Burman (re-created by Pritam and DJ Phukan); Lyrics: Mayur Puri
After all this Tulsi Tamasha, this would surely bring a smile to every listener. Mixing R.D. Burman’s two super hit melodies and making it into a single beautiful track, is surely an applauding effort. Pritam chose the very correct singer for this track. Her voice creates a vibe. Somewhere her vocals become too sweet, somewhere they become hard n sexy. A quite creative work from Pritam and DJ Phukan and a splendid singing by Mauli make it a worth listen.
I Love New Year is a let down for the music lovers though Pritam and Falak have tried a lot being a savior. Pritam’s patience is applauding as he signed it and then he tried making making this low budget movie beautiful musically. In the busy industry where he is working with some of the brilliant directors, he is still giving his time and dedication to these small albums and atleast bringing them to the limelight.
The Final Verdict: OKAY
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