I, Me aur Main: retro fun or music undone?
Posted On 19th February, 2013 @ 11:25 am by Bhargavi Swami

Imagine the world did come to an end last year and just a few lucky ones got saved from it all, with a man looking like a near perfect God who slowly walks out of the water in an almost there skimpy yellow shorts. Wham! You wake up, rudely from a perfect day dream and stare blankly in to your television screen. Two divas crooning an old fun melody, only packaged in a snazzy and zippy way.

If you haven’t already heard of the latest music album in the market, then this is a good place to start.  “I Me Aur Main”, starring John Abraham, Chitrangda Singh and Prachi Desai as the main leads, is already turning heads and spinning hearts into a tizzy. Directed by debutant Kapil Sharma, this film spins a time tested tale of a man and his world and all that goes wrong at first and then sets itself right again, or that is what is apparent from the trailers. I guess as the unfortunate curse goes with every film starring this man, who is really following the story!

So let’s get to the other aspects of the film that may or may not resurrect Prachi Desai’s ship. The music launch of the film took place recently and it is catching on real quick. The album is a heady mix of original, remixed and plain old. However, it is interesting that the producers have not handed over all their tracks to one single composer but have roped in four different composers.

Na Jaane Kahan Se Aya hai… The album opens with nothing less than the foot tapping number of the late 80’s. Clever rewriting and a heady mix by composers Sachin-Jigar, has given this age old tune a twist that makes it beautifully relatable to this generation’s youngsters. This track is definitely going to feature in playlists in parties across the nation, as Neeraj Shridhar and Anushka Manchanda sing loud and proud as the brand ambassadors of this album.

Capuchino – reminds you of a street fight scene of a Martin Scorsese film and is aptly placed to give that rugged biker feel as one cruises on the bike of their choice. Abhishek Nehwal’s vocals hold good and Sachin- Jigar show slight glimmer of what the future could hold for these young guns.

Saajna – is that soulful melody you play on loop when the rain falls gently on your window pane. The scintillating vocals of Falak Shabir, lend that perfect ‘rustic yet soulful ‘rendition to this track. This song leaves you satiated and yet strangely yearning for more.

Darbadar – fulfills the must have sufi infusion to this otherwise peppy album, Monali Thakur and various artists, give a convincing depiction of conflict, that the protagonists undergo. A third composition from the duo – Sachin Jigar, definitely marks the crescendo that the album requires.
Meri Jaaniye – A comeback track of old school romance, with Shaan at the healm of affairs with Monali. This one is an easy breezy listen.

Nasha Nasha – Neha Bhasin does a Dhunki part deux, with a lounge rockstar track. The track is a little, been there, heard that. However, we admire the singer for holding her own in a power packed album.

This album is not here to change the face of music as we know it, nor is it going to make us admire the undiscovered talents of the musicians. However, it is definitely going to get you to grab a partner and head out to watch the setting sun, as the party lights come to life.


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