Film: Chain Kulli Ki Main Kulli
Director: Kituu Salooja
Music Director: Salim Sulaiman
Lyrics: Irfan Siddique
Cast: Rahul Bose, Zain Khan, Rajesh Khera, Kapil Dev, Meera Vasudevan, Nasir Hussain, Susheel Parasher, Amrindher Sodhi
Siblings Salim-Sulaiman have provided music for films like Kaal, Being Cyrus and Naina. They now return with a score for for CKKMK.
The album begins with the title track, Chain Kulli Ki Main Kulli, sung by Kunal Ganjawala. This track saps you of all your energy, by being tediously monotonous. Forget understanding what the song means, all you will gather are the words, Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii. The techno beats don’t make it any interesting either.
As soon as it ends, KK and Salim Merchant begin crooning Khulla Asmaan. This track is the typical hope filled song that makes you believe in achieving goals and reaching the stars. While it is a great track, it’s nothing to go gaga over. The arrangements are simplistic and KK and Merchant do well in rendering this song. Hear this one, but not on repeat though.
Sunday is the song you are supposed to smile on and laugh over. Sung by Armaan Malik, Shravan Iyer, Kausatv this track is all fun, no sense. With words like “aati hai susu” and “Chul hat” strung together and one burp, this track is better skipped. Clearly, this track is a situational one that appears in the film; and you would rather wait and see it there, than play it on you home theater system.
Classic tracks like Ichak Dana by Mukesh and Lata Mangeshkar and the infamous Hum the woh thi from the film Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi find their way into the album. While you are excited about these classics, all is lost when you hear them remixed and arranged. Tedious beats and portions of rap have been forced in and all charm of the original tracks is lost.
The album ends on a high note with Kailash Kher, Vijay Prakash and Salim Merchant singing Dhoom Dhadaka. This track has a peppy feel to it, instantly reminding you of the tracks from Kher’s Jhoomo Re album. His style of rendition can be heard in his album as well, reducing the novelty of this track. Nevertheless, this song has high repeat value and is clearly the best in the entire album.
On the whole, the music of CKKMK is nothing that gets you to wow. Reserve the money to catch the film in the theatres instead.