Music Review: RACE
Movie Title: Race
Music Director : Pritam Chakraborthy
Lyricist : Sameer
Cast : Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Bipasha Basu, Katrina Kaif, Anil Kapoor & Sameera Reddy
Director : Abbas Burmawalla & Mustan Burmawalla
Producer : Kumar S Taurani & Ramesh S Taurani
There is no need for me to tell you that this is a BIG film. I have considered Abbas-Mustan one of the better directors in Bollywood who also have a great ear for music. Their last movie Naqaab was disappointing movie and music wise but there is no reason for this talented duo not to get back on track with Race. And with a star cast of Saif Khan, Akshay Khanna, Katrina Kaif, Anil Kapoor and Bipasha Basu, this film looks very promising.
The music is by the Pritam, who is the most popular music director these days.
- Race Saanson Mein – The moment this song begins, you know this one is a chartbuster. The lyrics however are not good – mainly because the word “race” has been completely forced in. They wanted to make this the title song but the main mukhra of the song is the part “Allah duhaai hai…betaabi chaahi hai”. Neeraj sings very well but Sunidhi Chauhan is even better. 8/10
- Zara Zara Touch Me – This song sung by Monali is a nice, upbeat, and sexy number. In my opinion these types of songs are Pritam’s forte. Another possible chartbuster! 8/10
- Pehli Nazar Mein – Atif Aslam is back…is that a good thing? He made a grand entry in Bollywood by singing some really nice songs. But recently his songs (especially in his album) have been weak. Even this song is nothing great, although his fans will probably like it because of him. 5/10
- Dekho Nashe Mein – And here we have the worst song of the album. This latin flavored song goes wrong as soon as the “oh baby rock the dance floor” part comes. I thought such stupid songs were limited to Karan Johar films but apparently the trend is catching on (sighs). Even a talented team of Shaan, Sunidhi, and KK cannot save this one. 3/10
- Mujhpe To Jaadu – The last orginal song of the album (the rest of the songs are remixes) is sung by Taz, Apache Indian, and Sunidhi Chauhan. This song is not bad at all, but the English in this song is too corny. Ignore that part and this song is pretty good. 7/10
SEXY LADY – Are Abbas-Mustan geniuses or just lucky? Just when everyone was about to get tired of the Race songs, they added to the movie the best song. Not only is Pritam’s music rocking, Katrina Kaif’s dance moves add even more sexiness to this already sexy track. The only complaint I have is that it is way too short!! It should have been longer than 3 minutes! This one is a winner all the way… 10/10
7.5 out of 10…Race is competing with Jannat for the current top soundtrack of 2008!