Bawejas are on the
roll. After the success of ' Qayamat ',
they are ready with the release of ' Main
Aisa Hi Hoon ' while their next venture '
Karam ' is building up the heat. After
these two releases, Harry Baweja would be
getting on with the launch movie of his son
Harman Baweja. This should ensure 2005 and 2006
to be exciting years for the Bawejas. Presented
by Harry Baweja and produced by Pammi Baweja, '
Karam ' is also special as it marks the
debut of Sanjay F. Gupta, an accomplished
cinematographer ( Qayamat, Plan, Mujhse
Shaadi Karogi ) and the man behind the
video of ' Kambakth Ishq' ( Pyaar
Tune Kya Kiya ). Starring John Abraham ,
Priyanka Chopra and Bharat Dhabolkar, '
Karam ' is an intense crime drama with
music by Vishal-Shekhar, who have had twin
successes in ' Musafir ' and '
" Tinka Tinka Zara Zara - Hai Roshni Se
Har Dil Mein Armaan Hote To Hai - Bas Koyi
Samjhe Zara "
An excellent choice of words and poetry (by
Vishal and Irshad Kamil) to begin with, '
Tinka Tinka ' opens
the album in the erotic vocals of Alisha Chenoy
that fully complements Priyanka Chopra's stage
number, this time sans gyrations, but with focus
on expressions and still-on performance with a
mike. One cannot help but sway head in motion
while the number is in progress for the sheer
admiration of poetry, rendition and soft music.
Due to the nature of the number it is just
befitting to have the ' Instrumental
' as well and same is the case too.
Well, ' Ishq ' has to play a role in '
Karam ' as well and this time it is the
dance of love as ' Ishq Nachaya Kare
'. Reminding of ' Ishq Khudai
' from ' Rudraksh ', this number
too is choreographed in a night club with pacy
music, dark sets, loud makeup, intense
expressions, heavy beats and husky vocals by
Sunidhi Chauhan. Written by Vishal, the track is
a complete opposite of ' Tinka Tinka '
in its mood and theme and settles down as an
average addition to the list of dance numbers.
And yes, the 'Instrumental '
appears for ' Ishq Nachaya Kare ' track
Vishal written ' Le Jaa ' is a 'disturbing'
number due to it's theme that hints on the value
of life and advent of death, haunting tune that
meanders into darkness and singing by Harshdeep
and Vishal that makes you listen - and listen
carefully!! Probably that's the reason why the
number is repeated! Overall a philosophical
number that would primarily be understood
amongst the class audience!
With inputs from Amit Mishra, Pankaj Awasthi
writes, sings and composes ' Tera Hi
Karam ' (that gets repeated too!).
Seemingly a background piece, the song is about
one's ' Karam ' and how it walks and
stands with an individual. At places, the
singing and music aren't synchronous that
further brings the interest level down in the
song that is anyways handicapped by limited
appeal due to it's 'different' nature. Overall a
kind of song that may just be liked by a very
few select audience, but that's all!
Soft music makes a comeback after quite a while
with ' Koi Aisa Aalam
' that is written by Dev Kohli and sung by Sonu
Nigam and Mahalaxmi. A nice love song, it is
good but the trouble is that it comes at a time
when one has more or less lost interest in the
proceedings. With due credit to the track, it
does impress but the music company's tradition
of placing various versions/instrumentals
dilutes the overall impact of the album due to
which only ' Tinka Tinka ' and '
Koi Aisa Alam ' stand out of the in-total 9
' Karam ' starts off well but then
becomes too theme/talk heavy in the middle. No
harm with this as ' Karam ' has an
honest intent behind it's compositions.