Farah Khan’s third film Tees Maar Khan is all set for its big Christmas release with big stars Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif. After seeing the movie’s grand music launch that too in a train, our expectations were soaring high. But after listening to the songs of the film they came crashing down. Wham!
Farah repeats her Om Shanti Om music composers Vishal-Shekhar for TMK as well and what’s there for us in the album? Five originals and four remixes!
Expecting a terrific start? Here is the title track Tees Maar Khan in the vocals of the talented Sonu Nigam, who tunes his voice to different pitches to bring out the fun element in the song which also has the movie’s funny and crude dialogues apart from the adha-Robinhood intro to Tees Maar Khan. It’s mainly a Bolly-hip song enjoyable in parts. The zippy rhythm of the remix version makes for a good party number.
Now comes the most hyped song of the album Sheila Ki Jawani, which has more to do with Kat’s newly-acquired killing figure rather than the music of the song. Though the number has a raunchy title, the music fails to capture the sensational mood and lacks the element that makes an item song a new addiction for the listeners. However, its hip-hop remix version is a bit better than the original and has its moments.
Farah Khan likes to keep qawwali in her films, so keeping the tradition, the album has Wallah Re Wallah. This is not just any run-of-the-mill number but has a special appearance by Salman Khan as well who will be dancing along with Kat in the song. Perhaps that’s the only USP of this track, otherwise it’s a middling composition. What to expect from the remix when original is just one-time play?
With the rustic tang and beats of dhapli comes Badey Dilwala sung by the energetic duo of Shreya Ghosal and Sukhwinder Singh. Sounds good but the track falls flat because of its forgettable tune. Badey Dilwala remix does the job of a filler in the album.
The Indian Idol singers from the past seasons Prajakta Sukre, Abhijeet Sawant and Zee Saregamapa winner Debojit Saha come together to render Happy Ending. Probably it’s the concluding song and also the best among the lot. With its benevolent feel and lyrics Sab ka bhala ho, this is song about dreams and aspirations which will click instantly with the audience.
After passing all the tracks, it’s hard to come to the conclusion! What exactly went wrong with Tees Maar Khan’s music? It seems Vishal-Shekhar tried too hard to come up with catchy-pacy tunes but the hardwork or headwork did not bear fruit. Sad, TMK’s music comes as a disappointment.