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Home Delivery Music Review

Home Delivery Music Review
Vivek Oberio, Mahima Chowdhary, Ayesha Takia, Arif Zakaria, Sourabh Shukla,Boman Irani
Sujoy Ghosh
Vishal, Shekhar
A good situational album
Wednesday, November 9, 2005 • Hindi Comments

New breed of directors are truly coming up with new and innovative subjects on a good rate. Sujoy Ghosh debuted with 'Jhankaar Beats', a Hinglish satire about the struggle of three budding artistes. Now he follows it up with 'Home Delivery' that is centered on a Pizza delivery 'boy' [Boman Irani] and a Bollywood script writer [Vivek Oberoi]. Music is composed by Vishal Shekhar, who had earlier composed for 'Jhankaar Beats' and in the interim also have hits like 'Dus' and 'Salaam Namaste' to their credit. Vishal writes the lyrics.

1) Home Delivery [Boman Irani]

With the title song, it is the turn of Boman Irani to make his debut as a singer, and doesn't he do a good job? A song giving a glimpse of what the movie is all about, it is rather funky with a western feel to it throughout. A specially shot promotional music video of the number is currently on air and is all fun and frolic. A good musical piece to begin the album.

2) Kaash [Shaan]

A positive number, 'Kaash' is the protagonist's wish to have everything in the world take a happy turn with no signs of sorrow or pain whatsoever. Still, inspite of a theme like this, the number doesn't leave its essence of melody and sounds beautiful. Shaan, who has sung many good songs for the composer duo, does well here too in this situational track. And if you want to sing along the number then there is an instrumental version too!

3) Happy Diwali [Aparna, Divya, Suraj, Surthi, Vaishali and Sunidhi Chauhan]

'Home Delivery' is based on a Diwali night and hence the track 'Happy Diwali' has a lot of relevance attached to the movie (though it's a different matter than the movie would be released at least a month after 'Diwali'). Aparna, Divya, Suraj, Surthi and Vaishali are the kids who sing this celebration track that has a kind of tune that you must have heard in nursery rhymes and innumerous children's albums. Sunidhi Chauhan too joins in the proceedings for this yet another situational number (also appearing in a remix version) that has fine melody but would be restricted to just being a part of the narrative.

4) Chand Ki Roshni [K.K.]

First romantic number in the album comes up as 'Chand Ki Roshni' that has been sung by K.K. Lyrics are poetic rather than being routine and are pretty much reminiscent of Javed Akhtar's style. It is also amazing to see how K.K. changes his style from singing the funky title song of N3 to this much more sober and quieter love song. Just like 'Kaash', this one too comes along with an instrumental that sounds equally pleasant on ears.

5) Khushboo Churati [Sunidhi Chauhan]

Things continue to become better and better with arrival of Sunidhi Chauhan's solo 'Khushboo Churati' that is an excellent composition. Vishal-Shekhar need to be credited for coming up with this highly likeable song that has a pace that is just about perfect for its theme. Just like the previous songs, the lyrics here too are not conventional and predictable. Instead one is required to hear the song closely to understand its finer nuances and the depth. If you like the soft western pop tracks then you would simply fall in love with this one. And yes, you have an instrumental for this one to make 'Home Delivery' an endearing musical experience.

6) Cuckoo Cuckoo [Shekhar, Sunidhi Chauhan]

Remember tracks like 'Koyal Si Teri Boli..Ku Ku Ku Ku' [Beta] or 'Dil Ka Panchi Bole Ku Ku Ku Ku' [Mr. Azaad] in the 90s. Something on similar lines comes up 'Cuckoo Cuckoo', an unintentionally funny track that has been sung by Shekhar and Sunidhi Chauhan. One wonders if this song is actually a parody of sorts in 'Home Delivery' as the rest of the numbers are quite contrasting in nature. The track has its rhythm but still one would