So can we expect the same from the soundtrack? Let’s move to the album.
If you are looking for a new song to propose your sweetheart, here is the answer, Hey Ya! is just perfect. Light in its tune, the song has the spark to warm the cockles of your heart. Clinton Cerejo hasn’t wasted the chance to sing an entire song with élan, and it’s because of him that the track sounds so breezy. His voice suits Farhan well. Hey Ya! remixversion is okay. If you can’t burn the dance floor with it, you won’t even miss a chance to groove a bit. The song is anyway going to be your favourite in this album.
This track takes a little longer to grow on you. But after that you are ready to sizzle, as your adrenaline begins to rush with Uff Teri Adaa…Verdict, it’s a good disc number in the voice of Shankar Mahadevan and Alyssa Mendonsa. Rock on! And continue to do so when the remix version plays, for it’s as good as the original.
The album’s mood gets intense and we have the song Jaane Ye Kya Hua in the voice of Kay Kay. The soft romantic ballad has a simple tune, and you would like to hear it with a cup of coffee in the evening or when you are driving back home. The mouthorgan and guitar combination for the song just soothes your senses. Just relax while you listen.
The poignant feel of the album comes with the song Kaisi Yeh Udaasi. Kailash Kher and Sukanya Purayastha get to sing this song with passion. The sombre song is not for all times.
As the movie is a thriller, its title track, Karthik Calling Karthik haunts you with its music, but is not loud. Very situational, the song does make an impression. The theme remix version of the same song does justice to the subject of the film and reminds you of the disco music of the 80s. Kartik 2.0 is an instrumental piece, with a dash of rock and heavy metal. Composers are Midival Punditz and Karsh Kale.
With five original compositions in the album, the composers have tried to touch every mood and emotion: affection, dread, confusion, longing and sadness. Though the movie is a thriller, the makers have come out with some good quality tracks to fit the storyline and that pleases the Bollywood music lovers. After all, it’s a Farhan Akhtar film.
Though situational, the songs are going to find their place in your regular playlist.