If there are any film-makers who are
consistently delivering good and popular music
today outside Yash Raj Films, they are the
Darshan brothers. Movies by both Dharmesh and
Suneel Darshan have good music as a result of
their alliance with Nadeem Shravan. It may sound
too old fashioned for some but still melody
rules in their compositions, the most recent
example being 'Barsaat'. Now
producer-director Suneel Darshan comes up with
his yet another musical 'Dosti - Friends
Forever' by Nadeem Shravan and Sameer that
stars Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Kareena Kapoor,
Lara Dutta and Juhi Chawla. No doubt, one
expects music to be the ace feature of this
movie about relationships, misunderstandings and
triumph of friendship.
Soothing sound of piano followed by a violin and
trademark Nadeem Shravan beats marks the
beginning of the melodious title track 'Yeh
Dosti'. Both Udit Narayan and Sonu Nigam are
subtle and sober in their approach while singing
the song at a low pitch and curb the temptation
of going extra enthusiastic or over the board. A
heartwarming number with the two men singing
praises about their friendship and appreciating
each other, it boasts of some wonderful on
screen chemistry between the two leading actors.
In most of the movies, a song about friendship
means some cool hip-hop beats with a club
setting and babes in the background. But in the
case of 'Ye Dosti', it is just the
interaction between the two men and no one else
around, that sets the song apart from the rest.
It's the time to celebrate with 'Dulhaniya',
an obvious engagement track that begins on a
foot tapping note with the continuous crooning
of the word 'Dulhaniya'. Wonderfully
arranged with a no-breather moment throughout,
it never ever gives you a chance to rest and
take a break from joining the celebration mood.
Featuring Akshay-Bobby-Kareena-Lara, the song
should soon become a hot favorite in the
marriages/engagements due to its pacy setting.
Kunal Ganjawala fits himself into the Nadeem
Shravan scheme of things and never once attempts
at getting western in his approach while
Abhijeet and Alka Yagnik are at their reliable
best. A HIT number in the making!
Abhijeet and Alka Yagnik return for the
melodious duet 'Aisa Koyi Zindagi Mein'
that would be lapped up by Nadeem Shravan fans.
A sweet number with simple yet effective lyrics
by Sameer, it entertains the listener with the
kind of music that he/she would have been
hearing for years but still won't mind hearing
it one more time. While the tune is vintage
Nadeem Shravan, it is the musical arrangement
that is set in a contemporary style that gives a
soothing feel to the song. Hear it with your
eyes closed and chances are high that you would
end up remembering of the one you love most!
Kunal Ganjawala gets an opportunity to get into
his own with a groovy number 'Lets Boogie
Woogie' that has a feel of 'Its The Time
To Disco' [Kal Ho Na Ho] and 'It's Magic'
[Koi Mil Gaya] . A night club dance floor
number, it belongs to the style that composers
like Pritam and Vishal Shekhar have perfected
now. Vasundhara Das is in high spirits while
singing this racy number with support from Earl.
When it's a Darshan movie then there is bound to
be a 'qawalli' number that caters to the
entire nation. Sukhwinder Singh and Kailash Kher
come together for this saga about 'ishq' in 'Ishq
Na Ishq Ho Kisi Se' that seems to have its
setting in the turmoil that the lovers are going
through. As like most the 'qawallis', it is
racy, passionate and boasts of good lyrics by
Sameer. For a track like this you require full
throated rendition and Sukhwinder and Kailash do
a perfect job here. Still, the situational
number never gets too loud and should in fact
pep up the proceedings while appearing in the
The first 5 seconds of 'Aur Tum Aaye'
indicate the path that this duet by Sonu Nigam
and Alka Yagnik follow. A cent percent vintage
Nadeem Shravan number that is about
acknowledging your loved one's presence in your
life in troubled times, 'Aur Tum Aaye' is
a situational track rather than being entirely
romantic and should appear at one of the crucial
points of the movie. Sonu Nigam sings as if he
would break down any moment, though one feels
that it is the requirement of the situation!
Still, the song shouldn't be mistaken to be sad.
After an engagement number 'Dulhaniya'
comes the marriage celebration track 'Yaar Di
Shaadi' that brings together Sonu Nigam,
Abhijeet, Alka Yagnik and Nadeem Shravan's
prot?g?e Sarika Kapoor. This situational track
is not of the kind that may become highly
popular due to a situational feel but still
comes easy on ears. At places, it also reminds
of 'Aur Kya Zindagani Hai' from Suneel
Darshan's own 'Ek Rishta'.
'Dosti' has a good musical score that is
mix of love, friendship, dance and club songs
rather than being entirely romantic. All the
songs may not really aspire to reach the top
spot due a situational feel but as an album 'Dosti'
sounds good. Nadeem Shravan and Suneel Darshan
have yet another assured popular album in their
hands that should do well across the country.