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Krrish music is catchy

April 28, 2006 22:01 IST
His mask draws inspiration from Catwoman and Ajooba.

His muscles ripple out and about like Achilles (read Brad Pitt) of Troy.

He poses against the dark, sinister moon in a black trenchcoat like Kate Beckinsale of The Underworld.

He leaps off skyscrapers and dangles in mid-air, something like only Neo of The Matrix can.

Meet Krrish -- India's uncopyrighted answer to every comic book superhero Hollywood ever adapted.

Hrithik Roshan gets a chance to live out every kid's fantasy of becoming a superhero. He plays the title role of a man endowed with superpowers and great responsibilities. I don't know about Krrish, but the actor sure has a huge responsibility up his bulging sleeves of ensuring the movie is a box office draw.

Also starring Priyanka Chopra and Rekha, Krrish is director Rakesh Roshan's follow up to the 2003 alien enterprise, Koi…Mil Gaya. The much-awaited flick is slated for a June 30 release.

As per tradition, the filmmaker's younger sibling Rajesh Roshan helms the soundtrack. The saccharine earnestness of his music is obvious in the Pyaar ki ek kahani track bearing a striking resemblance to Dil To Pagal Hai's Bholi si ladki. Shreya Ghosal doesn't seem like a great choice for Priyanka Chopra's slightly heavy tone. The romantic tale of boy meets girl in song and dance is featured twice in the album. The strategy works. By the second time, the tune has comfortably grown on the listener.

The singer performs better in Koi tumsa nahi. Nasir Faraaz's flattering metaphors go hand in hand with Roshan's old-fashioned composition, replete with his trademark usage of flutes and drums. A big band mix of the same with a fusion of rock and roll set a foot-tapping ambience.  

More flutes and mountain beats generate an element of breeziness in Chori chori chupke chupke. While Udit Narayan is his effortless self, Ghosal struggles to raise her pitch.

Leisurely seductive and darkly mysterious, Main hoon woh aasman opens enigmatically with the whispering vocals of Rafaqat Ali Khan and Alka Yagnik. The melody sounds like a slight variation of Sama hai suhana (Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani). Minimalist in arrangement, Main hoon is relaxing on the senses. In complete contrast is its reworked version titled Mystic love mix. A chaotic and disoriented piece of technical mishap in the name of a remix.

Kunal Ganjawala bounces a 'no life without love' philosophy in the zingy Dil na diya. Picturised on Hrithik Roshan doing his antics at a circus, this one's an item number in every sense of the word.

The songs of Krrish are catchy, all right. You may even discover yourself indifferently humming to the tunes. While they are most likely to work as part of the movie, however, none of them bear the staying power of Rajesh Roshan's earlier soundtracks like Khudgarz, Kishen Kanhaiya, Karan Arjun or Kaho Naa…Pyaar Hai.
Sukanya Verma