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Ishkq In Paris

2012 has seen a steady stream of films with women as protagonists. Ishkq In Paris is the latest on that list with the effervescent Preity Zinta playing the lead. Zinta also turns producer with this romantic flick, which is scheduled to release next month. The album comprises five original songs set to tune by Sajid Wajid.

It album kicks off with It’s All about tonight (Sunidhi Chauhan, Sophie Choudhary, Rahul Vaidya), a disappointingly dated club number – like an ’80s disco track from a B-grade flick. Sajid-Wajid go berserk with the techno effect here, possibly to make the track sound hip, but that doesn’t help. The ever-reliable Sunidhi Chauhan can’t do much to salvage this song either.

Kudiye di kurti is a fun and frothy Punjabi dance number that’s redeemed to a large extent by the energetic singing. Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal render this fast paced number with passion. The fact that superstar Salman Khan features in this track would perhaps make it somewhat appealing on the big screen. But as a stand-alone number, it’s strictly average.

Jaane bhi de (Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan) is a mellow, romantic ballad that’s a one-time listen. Teri choodiyan dicrazy crazy sound (Wajid) could have been a decent Punjabi dance track but Wajid’s heavily processed vocals ruin the experience. In spite of an earnest effort by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Saiyaan is a listless and dull number, not to mention annoyingly long (5:43mins). Khan has to seriously stop lending his voice to compositions that fail to do justice to his immense talent.

Verdict: Crashing bore

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