‘Khatta Meetha’ not a music lover’s delight (IANS Music Review)

Film: ‘Khatta Meetha’; Music Directors: Pritam Chakraborty and Shani; Lyricists: Irshad Kamil, Shehzad Roy and Nitin Raikwar; Singers: Kunal Ganjawala, KK, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shehzad Roy, Daler Mehndi, Kalpana Patowary and Harshdeep Kaur; Rating:**

It might be a laugh riot, considering that it’s got filmmaker Priyadarshan and actor Akshay Kumar behind it, but forthcoming film ‘Khatta Meetha’ is not a music lover’s delight. The film has an ordinary soundtrack with maximum fast-paced tracks.

The film that is Akshay’s production venture boasts of four originals and three remixes.

The music of the film kickstarts with ‘Nana chi taang’ crooned by Kunal Ganjawala that has influences of Marathi. The love song also has a rap portion. Overall, it is an average song that does have some energy but nothing more to offer.

It also has a remixed version attached to it.

Next in line is the only soft song of the album ‘Sajde’ that has KK and Sunidhi Chauhan behind the mike. The romantic track has a Sufi feel to it and is quite hummable.

‘Sajde’ is quite Indian in its approach barring few westernized beats. The singers do a great job and bring out a well sung, melodious song.

It too has a remix version which has extra beats but the spirit of the song remains intact even in this version.

Then there is ‘Bullshit’ that features Shani as the composer. Sung by Shehzad Roy, the song is a spoof on the politicians of the country.

It sees a mix of Hindi and English lyrics and has catchy beats. The track is situational and might not long last in the minds of the listener.

Finally, we have ‘Aila re aila’ – a catchy, energetic song, sung by Daler Mehndi and Kalpana Patowary. It has a very strong orchestration with whistles in prominence that makes it more of a masses’ song. Foot-tapping, with Marathi lingo in parts, the song has some potential.

The remix is average.

On the whole, ‘Khatta Meetha’ has nothing major to offer in music and Pritam has done an average job.

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