My whimsical thoughts


We are all excited when a Farhan Akhtar movie comes for a release. They have always delivered right from Dil Chahtha Hai to Luck By Chance. So needless to say, my expectations are high. Add the magical trio Shankar Ehsan Loy as composers and the wizard Javed Akthar – It goes sky rocketing.

The album opens with a very fresh track: Hey Ya!. Incidently has a trio behind it also. The lively Clinton Cejero, Shankar Mahadevan & Loy Mendosa. It’s a fresh track which makes you go foot tappin. This was the song shown in the second teaser. Clinton does a good job here, sings it in ease. He is well supported by Shankar and Loy. This song gets you in the first shot itself. The attempt a Remix here by stretching it here and there and adding nice touches. Decent mix I would say.

Next is Uff Teri Adaa, Shankar Mahadevan starts in his high tone. One that we are very much used to. Alyssa Mendossa comes in after the intro and gives an interesting twist. Once the music starts, you will be like – yeh tho suna suna lag raha hain L. The song is a typical SEL song. This time there is voice synthesizer given to Alyssa and a lil DJ scratching. Remix’s for certain songs are to be avoided and this song was one of them. A total nonsense mix made out of the not so great song.

A Guitar starts playing in the background and soon followed by a very familiar voice. Oh-my-God; its none other than KK singing Jaane ye Kya Hua. Boy oh Boy feels very good listening to him after a long time. The composers keep the instruments quite simple yet compliments the flawless singing from KK. Shankar Mahadevan voice adds a nice touch to the song.

Something soothing comes up next. The music starts flowing then enters Kailash Kher, who floats along the music. He takes his soft tone to merge into the flowing music. He goes ‘Kaisi Hai Ye Udasi Chaai’. The female rendition done by Sukanya is quite in sync with the touch given by Kailash.

Beep Beep Beep, Shankar start ‘jisne thodi khamoshi hain’. The song starts on a good note then becomes a total masala. Suraj Jaggan, Caralista Monteiro & Malika Singh joins the cacophony.  Wondering why this track was added. ‘Karthik calling Karthik’ is a total cheesy song. Hope this song is not present in the movie. There is a Remixversion also present. I guess SEL wasn’t satisfied with one mish-mash.

Karthik 2.0 is a nice touch by Midival Punditz. Need I say that it will be good? It ain’t just good, it’s awesome!!! A song to listen on the move and in full volumes. Awesome techno mix which acts like a dessert after listening to all the songs. Nice touch at the end by giving a telephone hangup tone at the end. In the mobile era, who gets to hear it 😉

Final note: The album is worth a buy. The music gets into you, the more you listen to it. Wonderful job done by SEL. They’ve almost made it. I rate it 3.5/5

Go Hey Ya!!!!

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Comments on: "Karthik Calling Karhik Music Review" (2)

  1. Welcome aboard Ameen,

    Nice work with the first post. I would have to agree with what you have told. KCK is really feel good music. Typical SEL. Let me add a few of my thoughts too.

    1. Hey ya!
    I didn’t get a fresh feeling at first. I felt it was like some other song by a boy band like say Blue. But once the english lines are over the feeling slowly gets over but still some disconess lingers around. But yeah!, it is a good foot tapping song. I don’t have to add anything more to the remix than that of the OP.

    2. Uff Teri Adaa
    If the first get’s you foot tapping this one would get your head shaking too. The most joyful song of the whole movie. I liked the pieces where Alyssa Mendosa is singing. I haven’t yet decided on the remix.

    3. Jaane ye Kya Hua
    I’m a fan of K.K. I love every one of his songs. So what I say be biased. So read what OP had said.

    4. Jisne thodi khamoshi hain
    Yeah, I agree to what you say. But SEL does something like this in every movie and when the movie comes it has something gr8 to do with it. Remember ‘Jame Raho’ from TZP. I believe this also has some sort of significance in the movie. I got the feeling the song is some sort of dream of the protagonist or something similar. Only the movie can tell us this.

    5. Kaisi Hai Ye Udasi Chaai
    A real good one. This is the song you want to put on your mobile while you are trying to get a sleep on a train or get.

    6. Karthik calling Karthik Theme and Karthik 2.0
    Both are techno which are good. Agree with the OP.

    All together a good composition. If you have at least 2 of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy’s albums in your collection, you should add this also. You won’t regret it.

    Ameen, waiting for more of your reviews.
    Christy John

  2. Nice review dude, I am yet to listen to t

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