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OMG! Oh My God Music Review

OMG! Oh My God Music Review
Grazing Goat Productions & Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Paresh Rawal, Akshay Kumar
Umesh Shukla
Akshay Kumar, Ashvini Yardi, Paresh Rawal
A Divine Intervention
Thursday, September 13, 2012 • Hindi Comments

Music: Himesh Reshammiya

Lyrics: Subrat Sinha, Kumaar, Sameer, Swanand Kirkere and Shabbir Ahmed

Paresh and Akshay have been known for their humorous streaks in films like Hera Pheri, this time they take a light-hearted take on cynics and atheists. Himesh Reshammiya returns once again to composing for the film along with Meet Brothers and Sachin Jigar as guest composers.

Hey Ram! Hey Krishna

Singers: Himesh Reshammiya, Benny Dayal and Arya Acharya

Lyrics: Subrat Sinha

The album opens with the chants of Hey Ram Hey Krishna followed by the legendary signature tune of Dev Anand's Dum Maaro Dum. The beats of Dum Maaro Dum are there throughout the track. Benny Dayal and Arya Acharya join Himesh in the song. There are a lot of bass and drum beats throughout with a typical desi flavor. Lyricist Subrat Sinha has done a superb job of balancing the devotional aspect with the right amount of entertainment making the song worth listening to. The lyrics are very simple and hummable.

The remix version has fast paced beats but the original number is more enjoyable. This one has a lot of club beats and rhytm giving it a very trance feel.

Mere Nishaan

Singers: Meet Brothers - Anjjan & Kailash Kher

Lyrics: Kumaar

Next follows Mere Nishaan Sung by Meet Brothers - Anjjan and Kailash Kher a very soulful track describing God's disappointment over the current scenario. A Sufi number with the usage of flute and Indian percussion gives the song a very distinctive feel. He has also made subtle use of guitar; violin and drums without letting it affect the Indian flavor on the song. A very narrative number by Himesh this one is sure to tug the hearts of Himesh fans. He has finally proved that he is here to stay.

Tu Hi Tu

Singer: Mohd Irrfan, Suraj Jagan & Ash King

Lyrics: Sameer

Tu Hi Tu begins with the violin strums followed by fast beats of the drums and guitar. A devotional number again by Himmesh rendered by Mohd Irrfan is a soft number in sufisque style. Himesh has cleverly combined the devotional elements giving it a very romantic feel. This song once again will be a hit among the listeners. A song of this kind has indeed come after a long time on Indian screen and Himesh has done a superb job. Sameer's lyrics are apt for a number like this.

There are four versions of this number. The original has been rendered by Mohd Irfan but he has also rendered the remix version giving it a twist. The remix has a lot of rhythmic fast paced beats and some lively English vocals in the background.

The reprise version sung in a soft rock style by Suraj Jagan is more soulful and more catchy. This is once again fast paced but more fun to listen to.

Last but not the least Ash King's version of Tu Hi Tu (Unplugged) has minimalistic sounds. Ash King's sweet voice accompanied by light guitar strums and flute is sure to enchant the listeners.

Oh My God Soundtrack

Singer: Zubeen Garg

The soundtrack of Oh My God with chants of Hare Rama Hare Krishna by Zubeen Garg begins with the soft notes of flute and violin followed by fast paced beats of the drums and cymbals. This one is a complete devotional number which will enchant a lot of listeners especially the youth.

Hey Krishna Theme (Flute)

Music: Guest Composer Meet Brothers Anjjan

Flute: Prakash Nath

The Krishna Theme (Flute) by guest composers Anjjan- Meet Brothers is an enchanting instrumental piece comprising only of blissful divine flute notes by Prakash Nath. These instrumental versions are very calming to the senses and give that divine feeling throughout. Superbly composed enchanting piece of music.

Go Go Govinda

Singers: Mika singh & shreya Ghoshal

Reprise Version: Shreya Ghoshal & Aman Trikha

A full on dance number Go Go Govinda is a festive number which celebrates the Dahi Handi Festival. The song begins with the signature tune of `govinda ala re ala zara matki sambhal brijbala' followed by the strong beats of the drums and the dhols. Mika Singh and Shreya Ghoshal are in their full elements making it a fun song. This one is sure to drive the audiences to the dance floor.

The song also has a reprise version sung ably by Shreya Ghoshal new talent Aman Trikha. However the original by Mikha Singh is more fun to listen to.

Hari Bol

Singers: Kirti Sagathia

Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire

Music: Sachin-Jigar

The last number in the album this devotional track sung by Kirti Sugathia, has been composed by Sachin - Jigar with lyrics by Swanand Kirkere. It has the typical Rajasthani folk essence of `nimbooda nimbooda'. It is accompanied by a lot of Indian instruments like drums, bass, trumpets, bells, the ektara and cymbals. Very fast paced this track overshadows the voices with the heavy constant beats of the instruments. After such enchanting devotional numbers, this one is a huge let down.

Overall: A good attempt by Himesh Reshammiya after a long self imposed sabbatical as the actor had vowed to compose for films starring only him. Mere Nishaan and Go Go Govinda are sure chartbusters. We are sure that music aficionados will not say "Oh My God" after hearing these tracks. A sure shot winner.

Rating: ***