Article Updated 08 December, 2005 08:10:10 AM IST
Jawani Diwani
By Abid 2005
The 'Jawani Diwani' that released in 1972 had Abhishek's mother Jaya and Kareena's father Randhir Kapoor playing the main leads. The late R.D. Burman came up with some beautiful and melodious songs like 'Saamne Ye Kaun Aaya', 'Agar Saaz Cheda' and the rhythmic yet sensible title track 'Yeh Jawani, Hai Diwani'. So let us checkout the 'Jawani Diwani' of 2005!

The producer of the movie, N.R. Pachisia has in the past worked with action heroes like Sunny Deol, Ajay Devgan and Bobby Deol. This time around, he has opted for Emraan Hashmi(realizing that action is out for now), who after a string of successes like 'Murder', 'Zeher' and 'Aashiq Banaya Aapne' is hot property.

Clinton Crejo, known more famously as a singer (especially for mouthing English lyrics along with Dominique Crejo) has composed the title track - 'Jawani Diwani'. It is a typical hip-hop style track that the youths of today appreciate. Lots of English lyrics/words have been used. In fact, it becomes quite difficult to separate the English lyrics from Hindi and the resultant Hinglish is interesting! Bobby Moon sings in a style reminiscent of Taz (Stereo Nation) and does a good job. Clinton Crejo is good as a composer in this track.
Good tabla beats, along with Middle Eastern percussion instruments start 'Dil Diwana', an Arabic style composition. To give it an authentic touch, Arabic lyrics (sung by Hamza) have been used. After 'Murder'('Tawalliye Ma'), Emraan Hashmi gets another Arabic-Hind/Urdu score. The question is, will it emulate the success of the 'Murder' song? The answer is, highly unlikely because the former was excellent, this is one is just about good. But with music's lucky mascot Emraan (especially after the surprising musical blockbuster 'Aashiq Banaya Aapne' and the success of the recent 'Kalyug') at the helm of affairs one can never say!

'Sini Ne Sini Ne' is a very soft love ballad, the composition and style of which is part reggae and part Indi-Pop, a style that has become a rage in the UK.

Suhaas with his nasal twang and soft singing gives the song a unique touch. The chorus 'Sini Ne Sini Ne' is the highlight of the song and has been used as the 'mukhda' of the song. The lyrics (English & Hindi) by Kumaar are in sync with each other.
The 'Sini Ne Sini Ne-Remix' has been done quite well by Suhaas. It already has the DJ parts in it (no need for a DJ to add it!). The rhythm, arrangements and sounds enhance the original composition.

Next we have 'Jiska Mujhe Intezaar', a very pacy dance number with a tune that has been heard numerous times. Lyrics by Shabbir Ahmad are quite pedestrian - "Jiska muje intezaar hai, Kaisa sanam ye pyaar hai." Suzaan with whisper like sounds croons in the background. KK is adequate but his voice lacks feeling. The best part is the last portion where KK does what he is best at: going into a high-pitched crescendo with good beats and rhythm accompanying it.

It is a relief to finally listen to a traditional Hindustani score - 'Dilruba'. However, it has the same 'heard before' feeling. The lyrics are similar to a 'Mere Jeevan Saathi' composition ("Mashooqa mashooqa, Main aisi mashooqa"). Sunidhi is the saving grace in this 70s style, average composition.
Indian Idol Abhijeet Sawant and Saregama finalist Shreya Ghoshal team up for the routine romantic number 'Yaad Teri Yaad' with their youthful voices but the song is ordinary (parts based on a hit 'Tridev' song). Maybe after the film releases, it will be appreciated by the masses.

Rahul Saxena, Shadaab Faridi and Arif Shaikh get together to sing the intense 'Sufi' style composition. The rhythm is soft yet superlative, enhanced by the superb use of percussion instruments. A song that talks about the intensity of love and it's repercussions.

On the whole, 'Jawani Diwani' is an ordinary album barring a couple of tracks. Even music's lucky mascot Emraan Hashmi will not be able to save it. Maybe the leading lady Celina Jaitley has to come up with a few more(fake molestation??)stories to lift it up!

Rating: 6/10

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