Anu, Shreya make 'Krishna Cottage' music haunting

Apr 10, 2004 Subhash K. Jha, IANS

Film: "Krishna Cottage"; Music by Anu Malik; Lyrics by Sanjay Chhel/Nilesh Mishra/Shekhar.

The music of Ekta Kapoor's cinema is always special. If you've heard the songs by Anu Malik in her earlier production "Kucch To Hai", you would know what to expect in "Krishna Cottage".

Shreya Ghosal's satiny rendering of "Suna suna..." echoes such haunting songs by Lata Mangeshkar in the 1960s and 1970s as "Kahin deep jale", "Naina barse rimjhim" and "Main kaun hoon".

Though Shreya has a long way to go before she can be compared with Lata, she does prove herself as the finest disciple of the same school of singing.

"Suna suna" is not just one of Anu Malik's best melodies, it's also one of the most wistfully worded works of melodious art in recent months. Lyricist Nilesh Mishra deserves special mention for his poetic pictures, though the words seem to have been written into the enigmatic tune.

As for the item song, "Bindaas" is directly and unabashedly spun off from "Ding dong" from "Kucch To Hai". But so what? Loads of attitude flow out of this catchy song sung with fluency by Sunidhi Chauhan and Shaan.

The rest of the album doesn't match up to the verve and variety of Anu Malik's "Kucch To Hai". But you can't dismiss it.

The track "Aaju mein tum" has Kumar Sanu and Alka trying hard to have fun. Shaan and Sunidhi Chauhan over-sing "Uff yun ma". But they are nonetheless more in keeping with the spirit of the album than their colleagues in the previous track.

The fifth track, "Hamesha", brings in a new composer, Vishal-Shekhar. It is a decent one, but the album belongs to Anu Malik and his "Suna suna" and "Bindaas".

Unfortunately, the album goes on to give two upbeat dance tracks from Deepa Mehta's "Bollywood/Hollywood", thereby undervaluing the main product. Click the Movie button below for more info:
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