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Music Review :: Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum

We bring to you the exclusive music review of Sachin Yardi’s Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum.

When Kya Kool Hain Hum released in 2005, its raunchy content generated major shock ripples throughout India. Being a first of sorts, India’s young adults easily identified with the genre and the movie turned out to be a massive success. Now, the moronic duo of Riteish-Tushhar are back with Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum, albeit with a different director i.e. Sachin Yardi. Since it’s a sequel, comparisons with the original are inevitable­ – its unfair yet inevitable. The original movie’s music score was by Anu Malik; this one is by Meet Bros Anjjan, Sachin-Jigar & Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy – very different schools of music, each of them having a very different audience. My personal favorite track from the original movie was Chaska. Let us see what this album has in store.

The opening track Dil Garden Garden works and how! Despite seeming like a stereotypical Vishal-Shekhar song, it is highly addictive and audience-friendly. Composed by Sachin-Jigar, it is a funky retro track. Just like its music video, the song is an aural rainbow – be it Vishal Dadlani’s peppy voice, a perfectly suiting chorus and a charming retro 70s hangover. It makes you want to dance. Truly, dil garden garden ho gaya.

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A remix version ensues and my immediate thoughts question the need to adulterate the original version. ‘Tis a bad remix, dear readers.

When you have a song named Shirt Da Button, you expect a deadly dhinchak song. Taking a complete 180 degree spin, the song turns out to be a romantic number. First and foremost, this one totally reminds me of Shukran Allah from Kurbaan – the beats are the same, the handling is almost the same, the frickin’ singer i.e. Sonu Nigam is the same. What was an intelligible song (Shukran Allah) seems to be parodied into Shirt Da Button. The tune is archaic, Sonu sounds like his usual self within his comfort zone and the song tries to be a winner with really wannabe lyrics like:

“Teri shirt da main taan button soniye,
Baalon ka tere main haaye clip ho gaya,
Chand se bhi zyada sohna mukhda tera
Haaye! Dekhte hi dil ye slip ho gaya
O Marr gaye yaar deewane, O tere lover purane,
O die-hard fan tere hain, tuhi qadar na jaane.”

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Co-sung by Anjjan – Meet Bros, I do not like this song at all. We listeners aren’t stupid nor are we living in the 90s that the music team can get away with such a track.

If this wasn’t enough, the composers decided to torture their listeners with another version of this song, sung by Kailash Kher & Anjjan – Meet Bros. I love this track ONLY for Kailash Kher’s oh-so-awesome voice. Wow! Despite being an odd choice for such a song, the man amazes you with his vocal prowess (not that he hasn’t in the past).

Hum Toh Hain Cappuccino (U.P. Bihar Lootne) is up next. When I read this name on the album cover, it left me with mixed emotions:

a) Let’s face it. The song has a crazy title and you expect a full-fledged chartbuster.

b) The suffixing of U.P. Bihar Lootne, which is Shilpa Shetty’s iconic item song from 1999’s Shool, raises some serious eyebrows SINCE the singers of this new version are Sukhwinder Singh, Daler Mehndi, Riteish Deshmukh & Swaroop – basically, an all-male lineup. Moreover, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy who composed the original version, are the men behind this song too. Naturally, expectations rise.

As soon as the song starts, all doubts are silenced and you know SEL have a winner here. The jugalbandi between Sukhwinder Singh & Daler Mehndi is absolutely stunning. Such songs are one of the reason I am a music critic. You are presented with a lethal combination of veteran singers within the framework of modern-age composers. I did miss the rusticity of the original track, but I’m assuming this might be used in a different context so it gets the benefit of my doubt. Another highlight of this track are the Marathi lines voiced by Riteish Deshmukh. This one gets my vote for sure.

The king of party songs, Neeraj Shridhar sings Volume High Karke. This one is a situational party track which works in parts. To be honest, it is an average track and does nothing to impress me. Funnily, its remix version appealed to me much more than the original.

As the music faded out, I was left wanting for more. I wish there were better mass-appealing rocking tracks. I did not expect a revolutionary soundtrack so there wasn’t a great scope for disappointment. Yet, another Chaska-esque track could have been the silver lining. A special mention to Kumaar & Mayur Puri for their entertaining lyrics. Overall, this one is an average album.

SHRESHT’S PICKS: Dil Garden Garden, Hum Toh Hain Cappuccino.

RATING: **1/2 out of *****

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