Joined: 27 February 2005
Joined: 27 February 2005
Shaad Ali has always got it right, be it with his storytelling or the music of his films. First 'Saathiya' and then 'Bunty Aur Babli' more than prove that. If 'Saathiya' has a classy feel to most of the soundtrack with Rahman at the helm then 'Bunty Aur Babli' had masses going in ruptures with the tunes by Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy playing to the gallery.
Everything that is now associated with his film 'Jhoom Barabar Jhoom' has only become bigger over the years. Yash Raj Films is country's numero uno production house, Amitabh Bachchan sits right at the top, Abhishek Bachchan is hot property and Aditya Chopra's smart product placement strategy has been working more often than not!
Meanwhile Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy have a hat trick of super successful soundtracks in the form of 'Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna', 'Don' and 'Salaam E Ishq'. With Gulzar saab adding on the spice, 'Jhoom Barabar Jhoom' promises to be one mouth watering dish. Well, how much does one savior the dish again and revisits it time and again!?
Move over Sudesh Bhonsle and take some rest Mr. Bachchan, Shankar Mahadevan is here to take care of the songs for you. He churns out a delightful 'Jhoom', the title song of the film, which can be proclaimed as a sure fire hit in the very first minute of hearing it. Extremely catchy with an Indian base to it, 'Jhoom' is such foot tapping that one almost tends to ignore the poetry of the song and concentrates on only three words - 'Jhoom Barabar Jhoom'.
While we have been hearing the chants of 'Jhoom Barabar Khoom' and 'Damadam Mast Kalandar' in their sufi versions so far, this could probably be the first time ever that 'Jhoom Barabar Ever' has been given a different mood altogether as the tracks bases itself on Punjabi rhythm and style. Choreographed on Amitabh Bachchan in his much talked about getup, 'Jhoom' is going to be much talked about in months to come.
Another version of the song comes towards the end of the album when KK, Sukhvinder Singh, Mahalaxmi Iyer & Shankar Mahadevan get together to croon 'Jhoom Barabar Jhoom'. A track that has as an out and out Punjabi 'mukhda' and features all the four young protagonists of the film, Abhishek, Bobby, Preeti and Lara, presumably coming together for a stage show.
Thankfully, 'Jhoom Barabar Jhoom' refrains from taking the 'remix' route and just has some zingy nuances added to it to make it appear a little more youthful. Also, there is an additional 'dhol' sound running throughout the 7 minute track that keeps the dance flavor on.
'JBJ', which stands for 'Jhoom Barabar Jhoom', comes next and only helps in taking fun to a different level altogether. Except for the chant of 'Jhoom Barabar Jhoom' which comes at places, rest of the song boasts of a completely different tune though the basic feel still retains its hardcore North Indian feel.
There is a distinct Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy touch to this song which is dominated by Shankar Mahadevan in the capacity of a singer while Zubeen follows. As for Sunidhi Chauhan, she puts on a husky-n-carefree avtar which makes one look for more of her in the song. A racy track which has the term 'jhoom' coming at just the right places in the background, 'JBJ' would be looked forward to in a packed auditorium boasting of a superior sound system.
A fun song in the offering, 'Ticket To Hollywood' is a track that would be comprehended most when seen in the film. In the meanwhile, what once can enjoy is a tune that comes close to belong to the A.R. Rahman school of music. In fact one can almost sense a Shaad Ali influence here since it has got something about it that streams from 'Saathiya' to 'Bunty Aur Babli' and now 'Ticket To Hollywood'.
Even though the song's title is English, the song maintains an Indian feel throughout with arrangements to lyrics to the rendition style maintaining a 'desi' flavor. Neeraj Shridhar does a good job yet again while one expects a 'Kajra Re' from Alisha Chinai every time she comes behind the mike now. She is fine in her part though the situation of the song doesn't allow her to go all out to create yet another 'Kajra Re' or 'It's Rocking'.
With everything 'rocking' in the soundtrack so far, one never expected the proceedings to go subtle, even though one would have loved that to happen. To one's pleasant surprise the unthinkable happens with the arrival of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. For the lovers of melody and soft music, 'Bol Na Halke Halke' is the best thing to have happened to the album and changes the graph of 'Jhoom Barabar Jhoom' to give it a different dimension altogether.
A love song that could only have been composed for a Chopra/Johar film, it almost seems patented in its structure, especially so when Mahalaxmi Iyer casts a spell with her rendition. One expected Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to top the show with the way he goes about his semi-classical rendition but Mahalaxmi proves to be a worthy co-singer who makes 'Bol Na Halke Halke' a complete song.
Gulzar saab, Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy create a track that not just excels in melody but also has that catchy rhythm coming in whenever the words 'Bol Na Halke Halke' is crooned. This song could well surpass the popularity of 'Chup Chup Ke' [Bunty Aur Babli].
How many chartbuster tracks can one single album boast of? One looses the count with the arrival of 'Kiss of Love' that has in it to turn out to be 'Crazy Kiya Re' of 2007! After the title song 'Jhoom Barabar Jhoom' if there is a track that qualifies as a chartbuster track in the very first hearing, it is 'Kiss Of Love'.
Vishal Dadlani, who crooned 'Dhoom Again' for Pritam in 'Dhoom 2' and a tangentially opposite 'Saaiyaan' for his own 'Ta Ra Rum Pum', gets into his crazy best with 'Kiss Of Love' where he does what he is best at - go all out! And no, just like 'Ticket To Hollywood', even this track sticks to its 'desi' mood throughout and doesn't take an English route.
A fun track that has Vasundhara Das doing quite well behind the mike in her husky best, 'Kiss Of Love' boasts of a catchy rhythm and fast pace which makes it a song to be played on at a high volume for a dance floor and occasions of celebrations.
A worthy end to the album comes in the form of 'Jhoom Jam' which actually stays true to its title as it amalgamates the rhythm of each of the songs heard before in a continued manner and connect them together with 'dhol beats' that make it an entertaining 4 minute piece. Coupled with Yash Chopra brand of music setting, 'Jhoom Jam' maintains an ethnicity throughout that should make music lovers in India and abroad freak out as it is played.
'Jhoom Barabar Jhoom' is an album that has chartbuster written on it on bold letters. There are some albums that take time to register with music lovers. There are some that require strong word of mouth to carry them forward. There are some which are destined to be popular in the very first listening. 'Jhoom Barabar Jhoom' of course belongs to the last category.
Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy have yet another hit to their name again.
Joined: 27 February 2005
Well this one makes quite a picture. Capturing some of the biggest stars like Shah Rukh, Salman, Sanjay Dutt and Saif Ali Khan in the same frame is something only a few directors get to achieve. With a friend like Shah Rukh things definitely get simplified for the choreographer turned director Farah Khan.
The picture above was shot during a dance sequence for Farah's upcoming film Om Shanti Om starring Shah Rukh and model turned actress Deepika Padukone. And if you thought this was it, well then you are in for some surprise. The song sequence not only stars the four hunky actors but 30 more superstars like Preity Zinta, Karisma Kapoor, Lara Dutta, Priyanka Chopra, Shilpa Shetty, Tabu, Rani Mukherjee, Urmila Matondkar, Rekha, Vidya Balan, Shabana Azmi, Juhi Chawla, Amrita Arora, Zayed Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Dino Morea, Riteish Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani, Mithun Chakraborty, Dharmendra, Jeetendra, Tusshar Kapoor, Govinda, Suniel Shetty and Bobby Deol.
These top-graded bollywood stars willbe playing cameos, which is very rare in Hindi film history. And all the stars will play themselves such as Preity Zinta
Synopsis: Shah Rukh falls in love with an old woman in om shanti om
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is to be reborn. The cat is finally out of the bag, Farah Khan has finally revealed the synopsis of her new film Om Shanti Om, and it is not a remake.
Rumours going around the media were that Farah Khan was going to base the film on the remake of classic hit Karz, which starred Rishi Kapoor.
But Farah has said that the film is defiantly not a remake but it has similarities with Karz.
The film is set during the 70's and the present. Shah Rukh Khan plays a character who dies during the 70s but is reborn soon after, and starts to remember his previous life when he reached his adult age. In Karz, Rishi Kapoor's character was also reincarnated.
That is as far as Farah Khan has gone, but we here at radiosargam.com can reveal a little more, about the actual story of the film. We were the first to reveal the story of Veer-Zaara, upsetting Yash Raj Films, and we can now reveal the story to this Farah Khan film also.
The story is a mix of Hrithik Roshan's Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai, Rishi Kapoor's Karz, and the Nicole Kidman starrer Birth.
The story begins in the 70s where Shah Rukh Khan's character falls in love with a beautiful young girl (played by newcomer Deepika Padukone). However, certain incidents take place, and Shah Rukh Khan is murdered.
He is immediately reborn, and as soon as he reaches adulthood, goes in search of the girl that he left behind in the 70s. The only problem is that his love is now in her golden age and there is a huge age difference.
Will both overcome that?
Will Shah Rukh be able to avenge his death?
Will both lovers be able to live together?
That is the premise of this film.
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JHOOM BARABAR JHOOM-MOVIE PREVIEW
By IndiaFM News Bureau, May 16, 2007 - 08:56 IST
Abhishek Bachchan as Rikki Thukral
Baadshah of Bhatinda, now Sultan of Southall... Rikki Thukral! Confront him and he pulls out his most lethal weapon... "I got class"... Can't mess with Rikki after that. Classy he is, in his own earthy way... Just watch him engineer a deal... selling pirated films, illegal antiques, rented property, second hand fridges... if need be even the Queen's crown... Rikki makes it look like a cakewalk with his canny cheekiness and charm. Rikki came to Southall with a dream... of acquiring windfall riches. He would do all it takes... The moment he met Huffy Bhai it was like love at first sight. It didn't matter that Huffy Bhai was from Karachi or that he would lift his kurta at the most inappropriate moment... they got on like a house on fire. Him and Huffy live life with the attitude and spunk that shouts out, "We're here now... and now that we're here, Southall is ours!" They stay themselves everywhere... and wherever they go, they set up an independent republic! Together, both of them can arrange anything under the sun... from the best seats at the Cricket World Cup to a fridge at the cheapest price... after all, it's not fashionable for a modern day entrepreneur to have all fingers in one pie. They haven't got a permanent mailing address... and even if they did, nothing would ever get sent there... Always on the move, Rikki's clients' needs are such that he can't contain his business in an office... so the whole of Southall is his oyster.
Rikki doesn't consider himself a crook, but rather a maverick who just makes the calls... talks the talk... brings people together... walks the walk... makes his commission and stays happy. Like everything in Rikki's life, even falling in love was 70mm cinemascope. Only Rikki could have fallen in love with his dream girl Anaida when the legendary love-birds Princess Diana and Dodi were leaving The Ritz for the last time.... And then like sparkling magic, as Rikki says, "when two lovers die, another two are born"... they dance... they sing... they're in love!
Lara Dutta as Anaida Raza
Anaida Raza is the sizzling nymph with a soft core. Brought up in the City of Love as a pragmatic, rooted and razor-sharp woman... Assistant Manager at The Ritz Hotel in Paris... she runs her beat with metronomic efficiency and keeps everybody including her staff happy. She's dealt with all types and can be as friendly as she can be foxy. She'll manage a huge hotel and make it look like a breeze... despite thousands of photographers jumping all over the place... but also find the time to pick up Rikki's handkerchief from the floor and return it to him... How was she to know the hanky would turn out bait... and she'd be hooked, in love with Rikki in the flicker of a moment.
Like so many around the world... she gave her heart to Princess Diana. So much so, that despite her otherwise no-nonsense exterior, she cried when she couldn't visit Diana's funeral. She has that alluring combination of passion and charisma that would make any guy go ga-ga... And Rikki is no exception.
Preity Zinta as Alvira Khan
Picture a three foot six inch girl. She stands alone in the middle of a church. Merely six years old, Alvira Khan takes an oath before God. "I'll never marry a brownie kaalakalutaa. Please find me a good-looking gora boy like yourself. Amen." Cut to 20 odd years later. Alvira is your typical Pakistani Brit. She would hate to acknowledge the Pakistani part... She's more Brit than the Queen herself. Despite living in a ghettoized Lahori household, Alvira has that stiff upper lip attitude towards the riffraff... especially those crass Southalliyas with their lack of polish and their over-friendliness. That job she has as Manager at the House of Fraser's is a godsend. She can hobnob with the hip Bond Streeters any time she likes... Yea, that's what she calls 'class'...
She has a princess personality and a virtually rebellious opinion of everything. And on a fated day at Madame Tussaud's, the princess is daringly rescued by her knight in shining armour... her prince Steve, who grabs her from under a falling Superman model... And she's swept off her feet, heels over head in love... Her dream come true!
Bobby Deol as Steve Singh
Steve Singh is the immensely rich and treacherously handsome joint partner of London's reputed Singh & Smith Law firm. Steve is the man's man... the man about town... powerful, intense and very self-effacing... Born to a British Mum and Punjabi Dad, he's a balance of Punjabi impulse – not thinking twice before heroically saving Alvira's life - and he's got suave ritzy genteel from his Brit Mum. Classy. Seemly. Chivalrous. That's Steve.
He has a palace for an office matched only by Mandrake's Xanadu. And wears those dashing suits and up-market cuts like Bruce Wayne. What's more... one meeting and he seemed to know everything about Alvira her religious rituals, where she worked, her pet name... Is he Clark Kent or Superman? He even seems to appear and disappear at will... Yes... That's Steve. He has those natty rugged looks... a scar on his cheek that he got while rescuing a girl who was being forced to dance... But even that Steve doesn't wear on his sleeve. He's Alvira's knight in shining armour... her millionaire lover... her hero...
Busy London station. Delayed train from Birmingham. Two strangers waiting for the train... Rikki Thukral (Abhishek Bachchan) born in Bhatinda, living in London; and Alvira Khan (Preity Zinta) more Brit than the Queen herself, however with Lahori blood in her veins.
Crowded caf. One table to share. Two hours to kill. Perfect setting for the start of a love-story. Hitch? Both Rikki and Alvira are engaged and have come to pick up their fiancs who are coming by the same train. To kill time, they end up telling each other their "how I met my fianc" stories.
Rikki met his fianc Anaida (Lara Dutta) at The Ritz (Paris), the same night that Princess Diana and Dodi walked out of the hotel and into the paparazzi. As Rikki says, "When two lovers die, another two are a born". They dance... they sing... they're in love!
Alvira, a princess by nature discovers her prince at Madame Tussaud's. When a gigantic wax model of Superman falls from the ceiling, Alvira is a sitting target. But Steve the Prince (Bobby Deol), a lawyer by profession saves her life but steals her heart! They also sing, they also dance and they also fall in love...
Stories unfold, time passes, the two strangers start enjoying each other. That Alvira is a Pakistani Brit and Rikki originally from India... that Rikki is crooked, earthy, and rakish: dabbler in various businesses; that Alvira is prim-n-proper, wannabe blue-blood, stiff upper-lip: Asst. Manager at House of Fraser's... none of these details matter. They have gotten alarmingly attracted to each other!
Their brief encounter has created a complicated quadrangle... Rikki Thukral and Alvira Khan have gotten themselves and Steve and Anaida into a lovely mess... To get out of it both of them bend over backward, thinking quickly on their feet, dancing around each other's emotions... After all when you're playing musical chairs with love, there's nothing you can do but Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (Dance Baby Dance)!
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