T-Series returns to film production with '
Lucky - No Time For Love ' that has
Sohail Khan joining hands with the music company
biggies Bhushan Kumar and Kishan Kumar for a
joint production. Shot mostly in Russia, '
Lucky ' stars Salman Khan, who would be
looking forward to starting 2005 with a success
matching those of ' Garv ' and '
Mujhse Shaadi Karogi ' last year. Directed
by Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru, the duo behind
number of music video hits on T-Series like '
Chadti Jawani', 'Kaanta Laga ' and many
more, what has already caught attention in the
movie are great locales, rich cinematography,
high production values, sensitive storyline and
of course melodious music. Look of the movie is
radically different from those of the videos
directed by the duo earlier and the movie seems
to be a directed at the family audiences.
Introducing Sneha Ullal in the lead role, '
Lucky ' also stars Mithun Chakravorty in an
important role. Adnan Sami makes his debut as a
solo composer for an entire film while Sameer
Adnan Sami composes one of the best tunes of
2005 so far in the form of ' Jaan
Meri Jaa Rahi Sanam '. Lyrically
too the number is quite impressive and some
excellent rendering by the veterans Udit Narayan
and Anuradha Paudwal make the number memorable.
Choreography, cinematography and sets - all
boast of high quality and overall the number
will definitely go a long way.
After a highly melodious kick-start, the album
progresses in the same zone with '
Sun Zara '. Sonu Nigam is again at
his best in conveying pain of separation through
his vocals while the intelligent usage of
musical instruments is praiseworthy. Adnan Sami
delivers - and does it in a big way! The song is
couple of steps ahead of the previous song and
makes you fall in love with the tune. Sonu can
place this song up there in the list of his best
' Lubov Mix ' of the song ' Sun Zara '
makes an appearance in the vocals of Adnan Sami,
that is more of an instrumental with Adnan in
the track primarily for the key words - '
Sun Zara '. A wonderful mix, that is
remarkably far better than the millions of
remixes of the original numbers placed in a
regular album, it has excellent musical
arrangements to give the song a rich feel.
'Wow!' is the reaction after one is through
listening to the entire track.
Trust Ashaji for coming up with something
surprising each time she comes before the mike.
This time on she renders for a 16 year school
girl who is dreaming about her prince charming
to come to her, take her in his arms and kiss
her ' Lucky Lips '!
Believe it or not but these are the lyrics of
the number. No problems with this as the song is
pretty harmless in totality and the jazzy tune
more than gives an innocent childlike feel. An
even better experience comes up as the '
Bolshoi Mix ' of this youthful
number, again by Ashaji. Rhythm is the backbone
of the number and it is five out of five in the
album so far.
First routine song of the album comes up as '
Hum Deewane ' that is
certainly not a disappointment but still not of
a kind that continues the great feeling from the
previous songs. Blame it on the high
expectations set by the initial songs due to
which 'Hum Deewane', in spite of the pacy
treatment and the experienced vocals of Anuradha
Paudwal and Sonu Nigam, doesn't impress much!
Fortunately this is an extremely short duration of monotony as '
Chori Chori ' gets the album
back in groove before you have even realized it.
Adnan's touch from his numbers in ' Kabhi To
Nazar Milao ' and ' Tera Chehra '
are evident from the first note of the song.
Both Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik carry off this
difficult song particularly well that has a
complex yet entertaining tune by Adnan. The
'wow' effect is back - and in a style! This
number deserves to be on the tube right away!
'Classy' is how one describes the romantic duet
' Shayad Yahi To Pyar Hai
' by Lataji and Adnan himself. Sameer's
lyrics are simple yet impressive while the tune
is smooth, sober, quiet and effective. One of
those kinds where one switches off the lights
and listens to the number in a relaxed mode. A
perfect end to a beautiful album!
After some insignificant releases and a few
disappointing albums in 2005, the musical score
of ' Lucky - No Time For Love ' is
surely going to hit the bull's eye and bring
good luck to Bollywood. If melody is what you
look for in a musical score, 'Lucky - No Time
For Love' is the one for you. An ideal
Valentine's gift for your loved ones, this is
going to stir your heart!