He`s been screeching from the rooftops about major awards eluding him. If he`s looking for a reason for his failure to snag awards, he need look no further than his mediocre score for Chori Chori Chupke Chupke.
`Chori Chori Chupke Chupke` (OST) by Anu Malik (Universal)
Anu Malik has come up with some decent music for a change, though not unreservedly so.
The 8 songs are a mixture of the good, bad and ugly. Babul Supriyo and Alka Yagnik are in top form with the soft and lilting title track, `Chori Chori Chupke Chupke`. Sonu Nigam also pulls out all stops in `No.1 Punjabi`. In this song, he teams up with the screechy voiced Jaspinder Narula. This is the mandatory bhangra number and is full of pep but it is getting tiresome to hear variations of the robust Punjabi folk melody over and over again. Show some originality, Anu! Sonu Nigam then duets with Alka Yagnik for the softly bewitching `Deewana Hai Yeh Mann`.
Among the other songs, Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik sing a rather unmemorable `Dekhne Walon Ne`. Anaida lends a seductive touch to `Diwani Diwani` . `Mehendi` and `Dulhan Ghar Aayi` are nothing to write home about.
Rating: There`s nothing new or refreshing in this album. Visuals (in the form of Salman, Rani and Preity) might enhance the songs. Well, in that case, go see the film rather than buy the cassette.