Tangy Tunes by Pritam
Listening to the music of Khatta Meetha can be as refreshing as having an ispecial cutting chai with cheese burger instead of vada pav. The album has four originals and three remixes, and a musician like Pritam who has perfected the art of creating hits.
It’s really long since we had a full-on masti number. The ispecial semi-Marathi and hip-hop number Nana Chi Taang is truly ‘kewl’, and as the song is picturised on Akshay Kumar, it is no less than a double bonanza. This song by Kunal Ganjawala has a pace and tune that makes it click instantly with the listeners. The Nana Chi Taang Remix is no different. Remixed by Kiran Kamath, the song is even better than the original with an extra punch. With that unmistakable rap touch of Flo Rida’s super hit number Right Round by U.R.L, the dance number is an excellent fusion. PS: Don’t plague your mind with ‘Nana Chi Taang’ phrase; it means ‘Teri Aisi Ki Taisi’ in Hindi.
Sajde, a typical Bollywood love ballad, is a mushy number which allows the beautiful pair of Akki and Trisha to dance in gorgeous dresses against lovely backdrops. The number isn’t mind-blowing, but yeah, it will have many takers because of its simple melody and romantic lyrics by Irshad Kamil. The Remix version gets a sensuous touch with Harshdeep Kaur’s voice. The number is an average composition.
Paying ode to the theme of corruption is the song Bull Shit, composed by new-age composer Shani. Singer Shehzad Roy belts out this song in which the sarcastic lyrics stand out more than the music. The number takes a pot shot at the corrupt system and political scenario of the nation.
In a bindaas style, Daler Mehndi sings in Marathi instead of Punjabi. Aila Aila is soused in Marathi folk. It is another fun track like Nana Chi Taang. The sensational vocals of Kalpana Patowary add to the USP of the track. Kamath does the Remix version and peps up the mood.
The album is short but fun-filled. The tracks will sure add to the buzz surrounding the movie. The Priyadarshan-Akshay-Pritam troika hardly fails when it comes to music and with Khatta Meetha they have hit the bull’s eye again.
With throbbing music and punchy remixes, Khatta Meetha has a balanced soundtrack.
Nana Chi Taang, Nana Chi Taang remix, Sajde, Aila Aila remix are enjoyable numbers.
Rating - 3.5 stars out of 5