Music Reviews

Yamla Pagla Deewana

Banner: One Up Entertainment, Top Angle Productions
Label: T-Series
Music Director: Anu Malik, Sandesh Shandilya, RDB, Rahul Seth, Nou
Lyrics: Irshad Kamil, Anand Bakshi, Nouman Jaivad

Yamla Pagla Deewana marks the return of the strongest men in the business – the Deols! Unlike their earlier attempt, Apne, which was a weepy family drama, this time they will be seen in what is presumably a madcap entertainer. But what catches one’s attention is the list of music composers attached to this film. Anu Malik, Sandesh Shandilya, RDB, Rahul Seth and Nouman Jaivad have each composed songs for this film.

The album kicks off with the rollicking Main jat yamla pagla deewana. Rearranged by RDB, this Laxmikant-Pyarelal chartbuster from the 1975 Dharmendrastarrer Pratigya retains the magic of the original. And to his credit, Sonu Nigam does a fine job with his rendition of this boisterous classic.

The melodious Chahra de rang, featuring in four different versions, has been sung by various singers like Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Mahalaxmi Iyer, Ali Pervez Mehdi, Shweta Pandit and Rahul Seth. Nouman Jaivad composes a strong Indian melody and uses desi instruments like the flute and sarangi to make this the stand-out track in the album.

Sadly, from here on, the album begins to disappoint. Anu Malik tries in vain to recapture the magic of Munni badnaam by roping in Mamta Sharma to render Tinku jiya, a lacklustre item number. His other song, Chamki jawani is equally dull. Composer Sandesh Shandilya, best known for his soft melodies in Chameli, teams up with lyricist Irshad Kamil to create Sau baar, a love song that fails to generate any excitement. Son titariya is another trite attempt at a desi item number and Kadd ke botal, penned by Dharam Paaji himself, is a run-of-the-mill Punjabi Bhangra number.

For a film that stars macho men like Dharmendra and Sunny Deol, the soundtrack of YPD is terribly weak.

Verdict: Yawn!!!

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