Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Don - VI

They don’t make dancers like Helen any more. The song Yeh Mera Dil, picturesed on Kareena Kapoor is strictly okay. I did not find Kareena Kapooor to be as spunky and vivacious as Helen. It’s been sung by Sunidhi Chauhan in a very husky voice, apparently to ensure that it goes with the personality of Kareena Kapoor. I am not sure if the song Yeh Mera Dil picturised on Kareena Kapoor is getting good reviews. I don’t think the song is doing that great as well.

The music of the film, at least what has been shown on television has been fairly average with nothing to write home about. However, I am awaiting the main song i.e, Khaike Pan Banaraswala and am really interested in knowing how Farhan Akhtar – Javed Akhtar – Shankar Ehsan Loy would have done this song in view of the fact that this is one of the two songs that they have retained in the remake. The promos of Khaike Pan Banarswala have already started and it’s got the fresh voice of Udit Narayan, who seems to be in his elements while singing this song. He’s sounding very good. Maybe because the beat of this song is such that it has to sound good. From the promos, it seems that the basic orchestration seems to be the same. However, it would be very difficult to rate a song based on a 5 second promo. So, will have to wait for the real thing. The interesting trivia about this song Khaike Pan Banaraswala is that when Kishore Kumar was recording the song, he actually had a pan and sung the opening lines "Arrre Bhang Ka Rang Jama Ho Chakachak, Phir Lyo Pan Chabaay, Arre Aisa Jhatka, Lage Jiya Pe, Punar Janam Hui Jaaye". No wonder the song was such a huge hit. Not only did it have a magical voice of Kishore Kumar at work, it also had the attitude which was so effortlessly carried on screen by Amitabh Bachchan.

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