Music Critic: Goher Iqbal Punn
Cast: Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor
Director: Shakun Batra
Producer: Dharma Productions and UTV
Music: Amit Trivedi
Dharma Productions (Karan Johar) and UTV Motion Pictures (Ronnie Screvwala) team up to churn out the new age romantic comedy ‘Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu’ starring youngsters’ hot favorites Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor in the main leads. The film is being talked about much and masses are supremely attracted towards its release. Now let’s wait and see if the film lives up to their expectations since they have been glued to the waiting seat. The wait is being done for two main reasons – one is obviously Kareena Kapoor (she has huge fan following in the world) and other is Imran Khan who is the new heartthrob of the industry. Karan Johar is found chipping in much higher for Imran Khan terming him loyal to his work. The music of the album has been scored by Amit Trivedi and Amitabh Bhattacharya has written the lyrics. Shakun Batra is the captain of this ship who directs the voyage.
The album contains seven tracks in total – out of which two are the remix versions.
Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu [Benny Dayal, Anushka Manchanda and Shefali]
The album begins with the title track sung by the trio of Benny Dayal, Anushka Manchanda and Shefali. The vocals are really electrifying and the singers doll up such a remarkable job that the listeners even get boisterous along with the flow of the song. The vocals arranged in electric style (the robot touch) are what impress the listeners the most. A foot tapping number, it has been targeted mainly for the promotion of the movie. And it does the job with finesse. The chorus in the background raises the spirits whereas the instruments’ arrangement is flawless. The lyrics are breathtaking and have been dashed off with such conviction which needs applaud and distinction marks. The composition by Amit is much active.
Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu [Benny Dayal, Anushka Manchanda and Shefali] – Remix
DJ Shiva’s remix is magnificent. The version is really upbeat and appears to be apt choice for club scenarios. The musical arrangement is well made.
Gubbare [Amit Trivedi, Shilpa Rao, Nikhil DSouza and Amitabh]
Next comes is the true spongy track ‘Gubbare’ sung with super brilliance by Amit Trivedi, Shilpa Rao, Nikhil DSouza and Amitabh. All the vocalists do full justice by alluring the souls. An apt catchy song, it really soothes the souls. The soft musical arrangements make the extra beautiful in listening. The crooning of Gubbare in the background injects sachcharine pleasures in souls. The whistling adds magic to the track. The drumming and the saxophone stick out the most among the instruments. Lyrics penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya are sugary and above all philiosophiocal having deep meaning in simple words. The music is syrupy sweet to stay with. The song makes the listeners hear it repeatedly.
Aunty Ji [Ash King]
The party scene emerges with the track ‘Aunty Ji’. The track reminds us of the yesteryears’ songs of the era when twist was much in Hindi film scenes like the era of Shammi Kapoor. Ash King’s vocals are supremely classy and the high pitched electrifying style easily slips into the hearts. The chorus in the background gels well with the main rendition of the song. Saxophone impresses more out of all instruments. Lyrics are real fun and flirty to enjoy with. Amit Trivedi’s composition is a treat to do full justice to the mood of the song.
Aahatein [Karthik and Shilpa Rao]
The song begins with the sugary playing of the guitar and then all at once Karthik holds the mike delivering the vocals slowly and in the background, the music runs very slowly. The romantic track carries the minimal piece of music that makes the song more listenable and catchy. Shilpa entices the souls with her well-delivered voice. Lyrics and music both are saccharine.
Aahatein [Shekhar Ravjiani and Shilpa Rao]
The remix version has been done by Abhijeet Vagnani. Shekhar is the replacement of Karthik in this version and he dolls up the job adroitly. Shilpa does fine again. The remix version is more upbeat than the original.
Kal Chalna Shuru Tu [Vishal Dadlani and Shilpa Rao]
The album ends up with Kal Chalna having Vishal and Shilpa on the singing dais. Shilpa shows class and Vishal seems to be lacking the punch in the voice. Lyrics are average and the music is mundane. This is the only track of the album that shifts the mood from pleasures to destruction. Not a good ending at all, the track is boring.
The musical album of Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu is impeccable and well-composed. Amit Trivedi’s scored soundtrack is potentially superb and the songs can ignite the charts by grabbing the top positions on the lists. The makers have all the reasons to smile as the lucrative sales can be predicted in the market.