Shah Rukh Khan’s Ra.One has been in the news since its conception. Right from the promos that were unveiled during the World Cup to the song that was mysteriously leaked on the Internet; everything about this film has generated a buzz. Supposedly, Khan’s most ambitious film to date, the soundtrack of this superhero film has been composed by Vishal-Shekhar, who rarely deliver a mediocre album. And regardless of how director Anubhav Sinha’s films have fared at the box office, there’s no denying the music has always rocked! (Tum Bin, Dus, Cash). And there’s always Akon if everything else fails.
Kakka Kakka was one of the top grossing Tamil films of 2003. One key factor for the phenomenal success of this film was its brilliant soundtrack by Harris Jayaraj. Force, the official remake of this super-hit flick, marks the return of Jayaraj to Bollywood who, in spite of a successful debut with Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein, hasn’t composed for any other Hindi film. Jayaraj has been on a roll down South with his songs for films like Vaaranam Aayiram, Ayan and Ko finding tremendous appreciation. Time will tell if some of that sparkle has been carried forward to the soundtrack of Force.
Touted to be the next epic love story, Mausam is the directorial debut of one of India’s finest actors, Pankaj Kapur. Naturally, there is curiosity to see how this veteran actor will present his superstar son, Shahid Kapoor. The initial promos have made an impact and indicated that the film has been mounted on a lavish scale. Music has always played a key part in the success of love stories in Bollywood, and Pritam is at the helm here. The last time he composed for a romantic film, Love Aaj Kal, the music was outstanding. Let’s hope he repeats the magic again.
Other albums that could surprise:
Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (Sohail Sen), Soundtrack (Midival Punditz & Karsh Kale), The Dirty Picture (Vishal-Shekhar), Ladies VS Ricky Bahl (Salim Sulaiman), Kahani (Vishal-Shekhar) & Gangs Of Wasseypur (Sneha Khanwalkar)