iPod has been pointed to play WUS OST and this is the live review here folks.
SEL team is back here wohooooo. 6 standard song and I have high expectations from this one and hope they are satisfied! I also want to see the video as the songs are progressive in their feeling and lyrics. The problem well not exactly a problem is heavy stamp of Rock On or DCH or Luck By Chance or Dostana feel to it. Read below to know what I mean! Still the songs will leave you with a nice heart warming feeling.
1. Wake Up Sid! – Shankar singing this opening title track and this ones too reminiscent of a standard Dil Chaahta Hai OST or Luck By Chance or Rock On OST or even TZP. I wish so badly wish if KK was given this number not saying Shankar hasn’t sung this well but listen to this and how you will wish too if KK was given this one specially when he sings ‘Suno Suno Suno Wake Up Sid! Saare pal kahein chal kahin chale’. Lyrics are nothing exceptional. The song is better towards the end! Loved – ‘Aankein masalta hai ye saara samaa, Awwaazein bhee deti hai angdayiaan’.
2. Kya Karoon? – Sung by newcomer Clinton Cerejo in his rough voice this one sounds too good when it starts. You can totally listen to it while feeling the wind blowing you hair in the car. This has heavy jazzy Dostana feel to it (Jaane Kyun). Looks like Bollywood camp is indeed ‘waking up’ and promoting amazing talents of all these sudden breed of Catholic singers – Clinton Cerejo or Dominique Cerejo (Rock On : Ye Tumhari meri baatein) so matching surnames -are these two related ??? Will have to probe further!!!!!! The ending guitar notes are very nice.
3. Aaj Kal Zindagi – Another one by Shankar this has very nice and bright and inspirational lyrics. I can listen to it when I am low (which I am getting often these days hmmmppppfff).
4. Iktara – This is sung by Kavita Seth and Amitabh Bhattacharya. I liked Kavita’s voice and the rough texture of it. This one is clearly my favourite. Amitabh takes the song forward and I don’t know why this song is too reminiscent of Dil Mein Kuch Ho Raha Hai (Freaky Chakra). The lyrics are beautiful and it will be exciting to see Koko and Ranbir sharing screen space whilst this song plays in background (Oh C’mon I know this has to be one of those background songs!). I just loved Kavita and how she ends this with a bright alaap in end. She has ghazal like quality in her voice.
5. Life is Crazy – Sung by Uday Benegal and Shankar. Kudoz SEL for promoting new talents! This ones my second favourite clearly. We all can sing in chorus with the lead singers while they sing – ‘Lllllllife is Crazy hai yeh rang birang, llllliiife is crazy kehti hai umang, lllllife is crazy gao san sang’. This has Rock On : Socha hai stamp on it. Shankar is unbelievably sounding like Farhan Akhtar here!
6. Wake up Sid! (Club Mix) – Ok so did we actually required a club mix for this one? Well lets save this question till the movie comes out. The tick tock of alarm clock is cute in the beginning. this one is catchier than the original one and can be in my playlist for sure!
Fruity’s picks in order of preference – Iktara, Life is Crazy and Wake Up Sid! (Club Mix)
Overall rating – 3.5/5
PS For some ignorant friends of mine😉, SEL is ‘Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy’😛
I will be back with ‘What’s your Rashee’ it will take some time as the album has 13 songs!!!😛 Typical Ashutosh G …. so far I am loving ‘Bikhri Bikhri’ from this album. Some ignorant friends must listen to this….🙂 its my dedication to them.