Wednesday, July 25, 2007

New Music: Marigold is a pleasant surprise

I've been digging the soundtrack of Marigold - the upcoming Salman Khan and Ali Larter starrer. It's a highly enjoyable album strewn with lilting songs, several of them powered by some thrumming bass lines.

Now the movie itself sounds about as hackneyed as they come. But hey, we've got Salman Khan in it. He'll rescue it I'm sure.

Shankar Ehsan Loy - who registered such a thumping success with Jhoom Barabar Jhoom recently and are on the up and up - produced the music. Javed Akhtar wrote the lyrics - and seems to have satisfactorily negotiated the fine line between dense and frivolous.

Ali Larter, whose brave and instinctive turn on NBC's hit Heroes powered the early creepy vibe on the show and revived her career, sings on "Listen to the Music" with Shaan. And her smoky voice serves her well enough that you eagerly forgive her muddled diction. There is also a chance to listen to Sonu Nigam's sister Nikita who does a wonderful job here after her spunky and catchy but somewhat unmemorable work on "Rabba De De Jawaani" from Pyaare Mohan.

The best picks from the CD:

And another link you can use to listen to the songs (not sure how long it'll be up).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nikita Nigam sux. But Vikas is cooool!