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Song Promo :: Mukhtasar :: Teri Meri Kahaani

Finally, the promo of the much-awaited Mukhtasar from Teri Meri Kahaani is out.

I admit I am extremely prejudiced towards this movie since I’ve never really liked both, Shahid Kapoor & Priyanka Chopra, as actors. But, Kunal Kohli is a good storyteller which is evident from his spate of films – Hum Tum, Fanaa, Break Ke Baad etc. With the exception of Jatin-Lalit, have you ever noticed that he has never repeated music directors? So, this time around, it is musical siblings Sajid-Wajid’s turn to hopefully enthrall the audience with a scintillating score.

Ever since the first theatrical trailer of the movie was shown, I was hooked onto the brief interlude of the extremely addictive Mukhtasar. Now that the full-fledged promo is out, I am left confused.

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“Mukhtasar mulaakat hai, Ankahi koi baat hai,
Phir raat ki shaitaniyaan, Ya alag yeh jazbaat hai,
Mukhtasar mulaakat hai,
Ankahi koi baat hai.”

Mausam yeh kehta hai bheege andheron mein,
Dubki lagaatein hain aa.
Par mujhko lagta hai main rok loon khudhko,
Ehsaas hai yeh naya.

Kya hua, main hoon bekhabar hai naya sa suhaana asar,
Jeet hai ya maat hai.”

For those not in the know, Mukhtasar means brief / small.

I still think the song suffers from a Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna theme hangover. Wajid Ali’s (of Sajid-Wajid fame) voice, despite being intoxicating – you swoon to it, you dance to it, you appreciate it – is a questionable choice for Shahid Kapoor and isn’t convincing enough to pass off as a suitable voiceover.

The song will have its fair share of skeptics. Riding high on the melody factor, the song is further heightened by Prasoon Joshi’s interesting arty-farty lyrics. But, owing to the necessity of incorporating it in a modern-day romantic-techno framework (assuming for the 2012 era of the film), many would want to hear an unplugged/slower version of this song. Or, just minus the borderline-annoying clichéd heavy techno beats. I believe there exists another version wherein the following bits are used:

“Mukhtasar teri meri,
Teri meri kahaani rahi.”

Beautiful isn’t it? Once again, Wajid Ali stuns you with his singing. An evidently difficult track to sing, the man seemingly cakewalks through it. Finally, do I love it or otherwise? I will have to wait for the soundtrack to release for a final call. 

I’m eagerly awaiting this album.

Teri Meri Kahaani releases on 22nd June, 2012.

P.S. Shahid’s corny dialogue at the start of the trailer made me cringe. It just re-affirmed my faith in the fact that the movie will, umm, suck.

Stay tuned to for Teri Meri Kahaani’s music review.

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