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Deewane Hue Pagal Music Review

Deewane Hue Pagal Music Review
Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Shahid Kapoor, Rimmi Sen, Om Puri, Paresh Rawal
Vikram Bhatt
Firoz Nadiadwala
Anu Malik
Entertaining and energetic
Monday, October 24, 2005 • Hindi Comments

Its raining musical hits for Akshay Kumar. Last year there was 'Mujhse Shaadi Karogi' and 'Aitraaz'. This year began well with 'Bewafa' while it promises to end on a rocking note with 'Garam Masala'. If this wasn't enough, then 'Deewane Huey Paagal' too joins the fun that comes from the same team that created action-comedy 'Awara Paagal Deewana' 3 years back. Produced by Firoz Nadiadwala and directed by Vikram Bhatt, DHP stars Rimmi Sen who is the center of attraction of Akshay Kumar, Shahid Kapoor and Suneil Shetty while Paresh Rawal completes the rest of the starcast. While Sameer writes, Anu Malik composes and also sings the majority of tracks in the album. No need to panic as he actually does a good job at that. Read on to find out more!

1) Maar Sutiya [Anu Malik]

If it wasn't for the crediting on the album cover, it would have been difficult to imagine Anu Malik as the singer for 'Maar Sutiya'. It's only after hearing the song a couple of times that this fact registers. Anu Malik modulates his voice to a great deal and though there is a trademark naughty feel to his rendition, this 'bhangra' number rocks. Great visuals, 'videshi' locations, Akshay Kumar, zippy choreography and above all Rimmi Sen who looks million dollar worth deserves every appreciation that comes for this 'kudi' via Sameer's lyrics. A track to watch out for, this has all the potential to soon find a place in the top-five charts!

2) Meri Jaane Jigar [Anu Malik]

If it was all fun and frolic in 'Maar Sutiya' then its the turn to get romantic albeit in a contemporary manner with 'Meri Jaane Jigar'. Yes, the Anu Malik style of melody is kept intact but it's the musical arrangements [orchestra, chorus] that take the song to a different level altogether. Anu Malik continues to hog the limelight with this yet another solo track and doesn't disappoint. Though the lyrics are of the kinds that we have been hearing for more than a couple of decades, its the music which ensures that 'Meri Jaane Jigar' gets a smooth sailing.

3) Tu Hai Tu Hai [Shaan and Sunidhi Chauhan]

You get to hear the vocals of a female for the first time in 'Tu Hai Tu Hai' that boasts of an excellent rhythm, which accompanies the song throughout. Though it's a Hindi song, it is the English portions used intelligently during the track that makes it a good hear. A song that promises to be a visual treat due to its grandeur feel, it is an 'instant-masti' kind of a song that gels with today's youthful mood and is bound to be popular. This duet by Shaan and Sunidhi Chauhan deserves to be promoted in a big way.

4) Sutradhar - Part I and II [Anu Malik]

An interesting composition, 'Sutradhar' is not a song per se but a lyrical preview of 'Deewane Huey Paagal'. Anu Malik sings [or rather narrates] the storyline of the movie in a linear fashion and this time Sameer's lyrics do make you hear them closely as they talk about various interesting characters and incidents. Boasting of some real humorous moments, this experimental track [in its two parts] is quite long and when it ends, you actually wish if it could have continued for some more time. It would be interesting to see how portions from this track are used at different points in the narrative!

5) Chakle Chakle (Original and remix) [Anu Malik]

Remember 'Tun Tunak Tun' [Hera Pheri], 'Habibi' [Awara Paagal Deewana] and 'Nasha' [Aan]. Each of these three tracks from Firoz Nadiadwala movies have boasted of a grand western orchestra. Ditto effect resurfaces with 'Chakle Chakle' that is as pulsating as it gets and is sung by Anu with aplomb. A track for the dance floors, its target audience is youth and this is where it scores heavily. Remix of this track follows soon to but rather than presenting 'Chakle' with added beats