Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Traffic Signal delivers a stinker or two

The music for Madhur Bhandarkar's new flick Traffic Signal is out, with promos for the movie playing on TV. And while we all talk about the cool new music coming down the pike, I thought I'd mention a couple of snoozeworthy efforts on this soundtrack.

Yeh Zindagi hai to kya zindagi hai (Hariharan, Sangeet Haldipur)
I really like Hariharan's voice and soulful delivery but even he can't save this pop-ghazal that can't decide which hook to call home. The musical arrangments sound like someone fell asleep for long periods at a time and the song meanders for a good five minutes before fading instantly from memory.

Dil Naiyo Maane Re (Himesh Reshammiya, Tulsi Kumar)
Ok, let's not fault music director Shamir Tandon for this one because it's been delivered on this CD by you-know-who. Apparently Himesh backed off from doing the music for this film to score time to finish his own flick. So he gave the movie this turkey instead, which first showed up on the soundtrack of Ahista Ahista. Well, what's worse than Tulsi Kumar singing a song? Himesh Reshammiya doing some funny accent to go along with it. As if mauling that cute guitar riff in the beginning with some predictable thumping beats wasn't crime enough.

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