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Game Music Review

Game Music Review
Excel Entertainment
Abhishek Bachchan, Kangana Ranaut, Sarah Jane Dias, Jimmy Shergill, Shahana Goswami, Gauhar Khan, Boman Irani and Anupam Kher.
Abhinay Deo
Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar
An Edgy Thrilling Score
Saturday, March 12, 2011 • Hindi Comments

 1. It's a Game - Listen here

Singer:  Vishal Dadlani

Title song 'It's A Game' opens the album and one can well expect this one to be playing in the opening credit rolls of the film. Boasting of the same style as the opening sequence of the Bond movies, "It's A Game" pretty much meets the expectations. Sung ferociously by Vishal Dadlani, it is not the kind that turns out to be a chartbuster track but does well in setting up the mood right at the start of the film. Also, one can expect snippets from the song to form a part of the background score of the film as well. Later Sunitha Sarathi does a 'reprise version' of the song as well and it turns out to be further closer to the Bond theme.

 2. Maine Yeh Kab Socha Tha - Listen here

Singers: Shaan, Anusha Mani & Loy Mendonsa

An even better outing takes place, courtesy to the soft notes that mark the beginning of 'Maine Yeh Kab Socha Tha'. An urban contemporary love song with a modern day setting to it, "Maine Yeh Kab Socha Tha" is a quintessential love song that one expects from a film that boasts of upmarket production values. Rendered by Shaan and Anusha Mani with Loy Mendonsa chipping in as well, "Maine Yeh Kab Socha Tha" is a bring-on-the-smiles love song that moves along rather smoothly and makes you play it all over again.

 3. Mehki Mehki - Listen here

Singers: Shreya Ghoshal, Kshitij Wagh

`Mehki Mehki' takes the listener back to the 50s when cabarets were in vogue. With the female protagonist taking centre-stage here, it is Shreya Ghoshal who does the needful with her captivating voice. While she does her job well and so does Kshitij Wagh who is her male counterpart, the overall composition turns out to be just about decent. For a setting like this one would have expected something spectacular but that is not really the case with the song turning out to be more lazy than exciting. The 'remix version' too doesn't quite add on to the spice and one moves on to the next song with a feeling that this one could have been far better.

 4. Kaun Hai Ajnabi - Listen here

Singers: Aditi Singh Sharma, Kay Kay

It is back to `Bond' mood with Aditi Singh Sharma and K.K. sung 'Kaun Hai Ajnabi' bearing the kind of sound which has been associated with many a film belonging to this genre over the decades gone by. This one in fact mixes `Bond' theme with the 50s style composition which is yet again situational. The lyrics here are typical where the protagonists are trying to find the identity of a stranger, hence setting the mood for a song (arriving again in a 'remix version') that could well have been composed for the climax setting.

`Game' starts off well with an attention grabbing title song and a melodious 'Maine Yeh Kab Socha Tha'. However it doesn't quite keep the momentum with 'Mehki Mehki' and 'Kaun Hai Ajnabi' ending up being just about situational. Of course in the process of doing so, a definite mood is maintained for `Game' which in a way is a positive considering the fact that the film was never meant to be a musical. However for the songs to make an impact, it would all boil down to how they are picturised and plugged into the film's narrative.

 Rating: 3/5