Film: "Fukrey"; Music Director: Ram Sampath; Singers: Amjad Bagadwa, Ram Sampath, Yash Divecha, Vrashal Chavan, Mika Singh, Tarannum Malik, RanaMajumder, Clint Cabral, Neisha Maskarenhas, Mimosa Pinto, Kailash Kher, Keerthi Sagathia, Pradipta Guha, Clinton Cerejo and Sona Mohapatra; Rating: ***
The music album of director Mrighdeep Singh Lamba's "Fukrey" has six tracks. Simple and sweet, the tracks are high on fun and entertainment quotient.
Ithas its setbacks, but does not disappoint.
In the film's title track, "Fuk fuk fukrey", debutant singer Amjad Bagadwa's voice sounds a little offbeat initially, but it gradually blends in well.
Itreminds a bit of "Bhaag DK Bose" because of the fast beat, but it's the "fuk fuk fuk" part that grows on you almost instantly, even if the song does not.
It is a young and vibrant number.
"Beda par", the next track, is interesting due to its effects. A catchy andgroovy number, it has the superhit singer Mika Singh behind the mike. Theecho given to his powerful voice is worth noticing. Tarannum's voice is also
pleasing, but strangely, it doesn't blend too well in the song. It isn't aparty or dance number but perhaps listeners can enjoy it with equal enthusiasm. The peppy rhythm in this number makes a lasting impact.
The third song on the list is "Lag gayi lottery". Sung by Ram Sampath and Tarannum Malik, it's safe to call it a happy song, given the clapping soundsin the background. However, the lyrics seem to go out of rhythm in between and the listener starts losing interest. The song sadly ends before yourealise it.
The versatile Kailash Kher has crooned the album's next song "Jugaad kar le". His voice is captivating as always. The lyrics give the song a funkytwist, and a surprise element in it is the use of the electronic guitar.
It is neither a fast number nor a slow one. It seems to be in a style of story telling, but it doesn't tell any story. The lyrics are in Hinglish, a mix ofHindi and English. But this song too doesn't manage to hold you for long.
This one, in fact, is a fine example of a good song gone bad.
The penultimate track "Rabba" is beautifully sung by Clinton Cerejo. A fun track, it is a surprise number, which starts with simple, soothing music and just when you start to settle down with the peaceful melody, a lot of beats, music and peppiness are added. They lyrics are in sync with the music and definitely above average. The pauses and change in tune is very sensible.
The best has been reserved for the last. "Ambarsariya", sung by Sona Mohapatra, is a number suited for a 'gaon ki gori'. Not for once does the music overpower the singer's voice and it plays in complete harmony.
However, the guitar definitely pulls attention away from the singer, who has otherwise crooned the number impeccably.
Overall, the music album is plain and simple - sans mashups, encores and versions. Ram Sampath has done justice to the movie's theme by having youngand peppy numbers. While the songs individually might not be able to leave a lasting impression, the album is good.
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