Now Listening: MP3

No…thatz not MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3 I am talking about! Its the upcoming bollywood flick Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar (My First Love) that uses the pretty imaginative moniker of MP3! Somewhat of an inspiration from K3G?? Maybe! So I got listening to the songs from MP3 – which incidentally were in the WMV format – and rather liked a few of them.

The movie has newcomers Ruslaan and Hazel (cutie pie..appeared in lotsa commercials and music videos…see the pic to the left) in the lead and is produced by Percept picture Company – the same gang which gave us Phir Milenge, Hanuman, Home Delivery, Corporate, Malamaal Weekly and Traffic Signal to name a few. Music is by the (newcomer?) duo of Ashutosh and Dhruv and to be frank, they have done a fair job. The album has around 12 tracks with one track – Kaun Hoon Main being repeated thrice in different versions. The song has a mix of english and hindi vocals and showcases the transformation of two youngsters in love very aptly. The pick of the lot is undoubtedly KK’s Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar which sounds much better in the remix version. Chori Chori is a peppy number with some corny one-liners intersped in it and is most probably a collegian number. The album has three music pieces and the one titled Plan reminds me of some other song having similar sufiana vocals in the background. Paris is a groovy love ditty with passionate chorus and vocals backing up a rather ornate musical arrangement and is quite good on the ears. The wierdly-titled Climax has a racy and fast-paced guitary riffs supported by percussions and flute and in all semblance is a race-against-time kinda situational background song. The album closes with a nice song about friendship and relationships titled Dosti which is sung very coolly by Shaan. All in all, KK’s title song opening and Shaan’s mellifluous closing of the album give this album the slight thumbs-up amongst the many also-rans nowadays.

My Rating: 2.5 / 5

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