Music Review:Shortkut(Shankar Ehsaan Loy)
by Srikanth Mantravadi
You must have watched the Nokia ad featuring Priyanka Chopra.Listening to SEL’s latest,especially Kyun Hota Hai Dil Deewana and Mareeze Mohabbat I was in a quandary.Both have these harmless tunes that neither impress nor disappoint.How does one review them?For one who is well versed with the oeuvre of SEL they seem instantly familiar.Those classical nuances,swift banter and quick repartee.One is already intimate with all this and more.My feelings went something like this-Nice…Not Nice….Bad..Not Bad…OK…Not So OK.Finally, I leave the decision to you.One need not feel any equivocation towards Patli Gali though.This one is painfully tacky in all departments.Only a goofball Circuit may save this! SEL,like always, deliver atleast one memorable ditty to cherish and treasure.In this case it is Kal Nau Baje.Tastefully done with the right dose of RD Burman in the orchestration.
Shortkut is an innocuous OST with SEL doing a de rigueur job.The listener can only thank his stars that the enfant terrible duo of Sajid-Wajid weren’t let loose on this one! That would have been quite a mauling!
My Pick-Kal Nau Baje
My Rating-Two Cheers!!