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Last Updated: Fri, Feb 10, 2006 09:17 hrs

Bharat Shah returns to present a film after a considerable gap with 'Fight Club'. A Sohail Khan production, 'Fight Club' is a true blue multi-starrer with a huge starcast that comprises of Suneil Shetty, Zayed Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Sohail Khan, Dino Morea, Aashish Chaudhary, Ashmit Patel, Yash Tonk, Rahul Dev, Dia Mirza, Neha Dhupia and Amrita Arora. Vicky Chopra makes his debut as a director for this action film that has music by 'action-thriller' favorite Pritam [Dhoom, Chocolate, Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena]. Mayur Puri, who is fast becoming a regular with Pritam, is the lyricist.



There are only four unique songs in the album with three of them appearing as remixes. First song to come is 'Yeh Khuda' that begins as a Pritam special with an English rap by Indee. The setting of the song has an obvious hangover from 'Dus Bahane' in the way it has been treated. Whether it’s the girls in the background or the rendition by K.K. or the beats or the overall music arrangements that are highly westernized, there is so much of 'on your face' attitude in 'Yeh Khuda'. But doesn’t anyone mind that? Not at all as this song too is high on rhythm and turns out to be pretty catchy in the end. The high point of the album is the female voice that follows the song throughout in the background and the rap that makes it a good club number. Ditto with the 'remix' version by Ishq (who also does the rap) & Vish that moves on a faster pace.

Pakistani artist Ali Zafar's superhit 'Channo' from 'Huqa Pani' is reworded as 'Chhore Ki Baatein' in 'Fight Club'. And no, this time around neither are there any claims of inspiration nor has the composer blatantly lifted the song. Instead due credit has been given to Ali Zafar with Pritam primarily rearranging the song to a certain level. A highly catchy number, it is special due to one big reason — return of Amit Kumar. There is always a big question mark on Amit Kumar's frequent absence from the music scene for years at large. Would he be finally making a comeback and stay behind the mike for good with 'Chhore'? Shweta Pandit who impressed one and all in her songs for 'Neal N Nikki' is at her naughty-n-tantalizing best in this Mayur Puri written number that has Amrita Arora and Dino Morea enjoying their moves! Remix version by Iimu Ali doesn't really change the graph of the song in a big way as the original tune by itself is so engrossing!

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