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Khatta Meetha

Director Priyadarshan has given Akshay Kumar some of his career’s biggest hits like Hera Pheri, Garam Masala and Bhool Bhulaiyya. The director-actor duo now return with another laugh-riot, Khatta Meetha.

Scheduled for release in July, the film also marks the debut of South Indian superstar Trisha Krishnan. With only four songs in the soundtrack, it’s time to check how music composer Pritam has fared.

Aila re is a rollicking number sung with carefree abandon by Daler Mehndi and Kalpana Patowary. Mehndi infuses this catchy tune with his trademark energy and Kalpana’s singing is equally impressive. Nitin Raikwar’s (of Aati kya Khandala fame) simple lyrics lend themselves beautifully to Pritam’s catchy tune. This year’s Mumbai’s Ganpati processions will definitely include this one!

Whenever Pritam composes for an Akshay Kumar starrer, there is always one typical love song in the soundtrack eg: Teri ore from Singh Is Kinng, Rishte naate from De Dana Dan etc. Though not in the same league as the earlier songs, Sajde still works as a pleasant romantic ditty. KK and Sunidhi Chauhan are good with their rendition of this soft Indian filmi melody, making it worth a listen.

Pakistani pop singer Shehzad Roy and guest composer Shani come together in Bullshit, a satirical piece on our political system. This track, in spite of being a revised version of Shehzad’s hit pop song Lage reh, doesn’t quite make the cut. Roy’s lyrics are engaging but the tune doesn’t hold your attention.

The best track undoubtedly is Nanachi tang. With a mix of Marathi and Hindi lyrics, this breezy upbeat song is one hell of a fun number! Kunal Ganjawala, whom we haven’t heard in a while, is fantastic and renders this song with total aplomb. The Marathi rap portions Jithe mi jaate tithe tu diste…by URL are especially catchy. Chartbuster!

The man with the Midas touch Pritam impresses yet again.

Verdict: Paisa vasool

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