Music Review: Players

Abbas-Mustan direct this Bollywood version while the music has been handed over to Pritam. Hopes are running high for the album of this film due to the recent success that Pritam received with Desi Boyz.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 | 9:47:25 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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The official remake of a Hollywood hit The Italian Job, is the upcoming 2012 film Players starring Abhishek Bachchan, Bobby Deol, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Bipasha Basu, Sonam  Kapoor, Omi Vaidya and Sikander Kher. Abbas-Mustan direct this Bollywood version while the music has been handed over to Pritam. Hopes are running high for the album of this film due to the recent success that Pritam received with Desi Boyz.

The album opens up with "Jis Jagah Pe Khatam". With a rather suspenseful start, the song ends up being an interesting one to listen to, with Neeraj Shridhar, Siddharth Basrur and Mauli Dave working greatly together to set the vibe for the rest of the album. Despite everything though, one should keep in mind to play the track loudly to get a feel of the song, or else it just might not work out. While Pritam tries to make this a catchy number, there are only certain parts where you might end up humming the lyrics.

"Jis Jagah Pe Khatam" also holds a remix version. While it tries to keep up with the original version, it successfully fails. The remix holds a very fast pace and the extra beats tend to kill the suspense that the original version started out with. You might see yourself grooving to this one more, although, listening wise, you might as well just stick to the original.

With three different versions of "Jhoom Jhoom Ta Ja", Ritu Pathak tries her hand at creating a seducing tone for her version of the song. Although she might not be so successful, it's not an entire failure either. Siddharth Basrur's version comes next. The song has an entire change from Ritu's version with it's clubby vibe. This version is also faster paced than the other one which makes it a bit more fun to listen to, compelling some foot tapping to the beats. However, the version that will actually be featured in the film belongs to Arijit Singh. The reason? Simple. Arijit's voice seems to have that pull that's needed in the song. Overall, his version seems like the one you should take a chance at because it turns out to be the best choice to listen to.

"Ho Gayi Tun" is next in the album. Yashita Yashpal attempts to make this a fun song, and goes along with it to some extent, although it tends to get out of hand at certain points. There are a few desi beats that come into play at certain points of the song, although they seem unnecessary.

Shruti Pathak and Abhishek Bachchan gather for the fun filled song "Buddhi Do Bhagwaan (Charlie's Song)". Both try to make the song something catchy and fun to listen to with the interesting lyrics it contains. The song turns out to be something that you might want to give a chance to once in while in, you might just be entertained.

As they say, the best is always saved for last. In this case, it is "Dil Yeh Bekarar Kyun Hai" which turns out to be the romantic/love song of the album. While Mohit Chauhan is the one who starts this song out, Sunidhi Chauhan eventually joins him making this song the romantic hit that it is. This is one of those tracks that turns out to be something that you could listen to quite a few times and not get tired of.

"Dil Yeh Bekarar Kyun Hai" also holds a reprise and remix version. The reprise version has a change of singers and is sung by Nikhil D'Souza and Priyani Vani. While it doesn't hold the same effect as the original, this version is also not a bad listen. While the song is a bit faster paced than the original, Nikhil gets right into the song, giving it the loving feel and a most definite listen. The remix version of the song once again has Mohit Chauhan and Shreya Ghosal. While most remixes can be passed off, the same doesn't apply to this. If anything, it may actually go hand in hand with the original.

Overall, Players is quite interesting to listen to, with a few songs gaining your loyal worthy-ship. The album definitely deserves at least once listen throughout, rather than the norm of one skip here and there.

BollyCurry's Favorite: 'Dil Yeh Bekarar Kyun Hai', 'Jhoom Jhoom Ta Ja'
BollyCurry's Rating: 3/5

Editor: Medha & Jenifer
Graphics: Pooji

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