Nothing to hum about in 'My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves'

Dec 30, 2007 Meghna Menon

E. Niwas is ready to present "My Name is Anthony Gonsalves". In an attempt to do everything right for his film, the director brings on board music wonders like Pritam and Himesh Reshammiya. He even ropes in new composer, Sachin-Jiggar for one track. But all his efforts go down the drain.

The album starts off with Sachin-Jigar's "Allah Beli". Romantic with a slight base in soft rock and jazz, "Allah Beli" doesn't turn out to be a bad attempt. However, the song sung by KK cannot be termed a chartbuster.

The next number is "Jaane maula jaane khuda". The moderate track wouldn't hurt anybody but skipping it wouldn't hurt either. Amit Kumar renders to Pritam's composition who, for one, hasn't given his best here. Even Sameer's lyrics do not heat up this lukewarm number.

Then follows "Tere bina". Sunidhi Chauhan takes up the mike for the number composed by Pritam. An impressive track would be expected from a composer-singer duo of such mettle, but the team clearly fails to do so. Overall, the track just fizzles out.

Surprisingly, it is Himesh Reshammiya who manages to break this chain of unexciting numbers. His composition, "Tum mile" stirs the senses. Sunidhi and KK pair up to render the number that features several key instruments.

"Ya baba" is like those typical dance numbers that first appear in movies and are later played in clubs for the hip-shaking, Bollywood music lovers. Pritam hasn't worked hard on this song which ends up spoiling the singers' chances as well. Sameer appears average with his lyrics and Sunidhi and Shaan can't do much to impress the masses.

Himesh Reshammiya is the winner among the trio of composers roped in for the album. While Sachin-Jigar show promise, Pritam is most disappointing. For someone known for belting out hits like "Jab We Met" and "Life... In A Metro", "My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves" wouldn't be a career highlight.

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