A.R. Rahman is at his commercial best in this album spinning out one chart topping tune after another.`One Two Ka Four` (OST) by A.R. Rahman (HMV)
The album gets off to a flying start with the rather strangely worded but nevertheless, extremely catchy `Osaka Moriya`. Now what the lyricist was thinking when he conjured up these insane lyrics, God alone knows! Despite the inanity of the lyrics, they match perfectly with the music. Full of pep and zing, the album gets off to a rousing start. Needless to add, hordes of teenagers across the nation are already belting out this song with admirable gusto. While the teenagers might not sound exactly like Sonu Nigam and Raageshwari, they still manage to pack in a fair bit of vocal zing!
Among other songs that stand out are `Zara hat ke` sung by Clinton who sounds an awful lot like Rahman himself. Alka Yagnik brings her vocal magic to bear upon the softly beguiling `Sona nahi`. But the song that is soaring up the music charts and capturing everyone`s heart is `Khamoshiyan gun gunane rahi`. The music is sparse but the rich vocals that overlay the simple melodic hook are almost hypnotic. Lata Mangeshkar and Udit Narayan suffuse the song with their inimitable vocal style. This album is headed in only one direction- up.
Rating: A made to order for the music charts album. Personally, A.R. Rahman`s music is starting to sound the same, but in Bollywood, he still rules. Easy melodies and extremely catchy- A.R. Rahman has patented a winning formula.