Dam999 – Music Review (Hindi Movie Soundtrack)

Despite the déjà vu feel Mujhe Chhod Ke makes for a nice listen in both its versions, thanks to the allure of the ghazal-esque arrangement from lead composer Ouseppachan and fabulous vocals by Hariharan and Shreya Ghoshal respectively. The plucky Every Day charms in parts, especially the Ouseppachan-trademark violin sequence that opens the track. The composer lends his vocals as well alongside Shaktishree. Dakkanaga seems like the composer’s attempt to do a Bombay Dreams-like piece, except this one pretty much falls flat. Shaktishree and Suchith Sureshan do a decent job on the singing though. The theme starts off well, but the composer attempts to pack too much into the 4.5 minute-piece and ends up making it a mish-mash. Of the three guest composers, Nirmalya is the only saving grace, more owing to the cuteness factor of two kids singing the song. If Nirmalya is as young as she sounds, not a bad job composing. K Niran’s Baat Yeh Kya loses out to the datedness of the tune and template, but the man is a good singer, having a very Karthik-like feel to his voice and style. And I don’t know if it was just me, but the percussion sounded wrong in multiple places! And the less said about Rudolfsan’s O My Queen the better. While I have never been a fan of Franko as a singer, here he is totally annoying.

For a movie described as a “musical” on its website, Dam999’s music disappoints big time.

Music Aloud Rating: 5/10

Top Recos: Mujhe Chhod Ke