Oh Girl You’re Mine which starts off the proceedings for Housefull is the typical dance floor type track. That is not to say it is not entertaining, just that it sounds a bit too plain by SEL standards. I really liked the clever addition of East European-sounding accordion twists though. Sa Re Ga Ma Pa fame Tarun Sagar does an impressive job of his debut alongside a charming Alyssa Mendonsa. A fast forward remix for an already electronic song is really a redundancy, hence thumbs down for that! More electronica follows with Papa Jag Jayega, sung by Neeraj Sridhar, Ritu Pathak, Alyssa and Amitabh Bhattacharya. The MDs incorporate the trance elements well enough to make Papa.. engaging enough. (Btw, Papa Jag JAAYEGA? Poetic license apart, I would have expected a bit more respect towards one’s dad! ) And a thumbs down for another wasted effort in the name of a remix.
Whether as part of Instant Karma or as SEL, Ehsaan and Loy‘s remixes of classics have always been delightful. Ditto goes with their Dhanno mix of Aapka Kya Hoga, the memorable KA composition from Laawaris. And the trio find the ideal voice to match up to Kishore Kumar’s energy in Mika. Sunidhi also makes good use of her cameo. Shabbir Kumar sounds exactly like he did in his hey days, in his comeback song with Sunidhi Chauhan, the comedy fusion track called I Don’t Know What To Do. True to its title, the remix converts the song into a quintessential disco track with riffs characteristic of the genre from the “sexy 70s”. Vivienne Pocha sounds ravishing in Loser, yet another dance floor-friendly track. I liked the comic twist at the end by Amitabh Bhattacharya.
A totally youth-oriented and entertaining soundtrack from SEL. More importantly, zero reusal of old tunes! I like.
Music Aloud Rating – 7.5/10
Recommended tracks – Aapka Kya Hoga, Oh Girl You’re Mine, I Don’t Know What To Do
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