The much anticipated release of ��Krrish 3�۪ comes with a lot of expectations from the Roshan clan after the box office disaster ‘Kites’ (2010). Hrithik Roshan has a lot of pressure to deliver a hit for his father as he has been doing better and delivering success at the box office away from his home productions.
Rajesh Roshan has not managed to deliver sensational OST albums for the previous projects including ‘Koi��_ Mil Gaya’ (2003) and ‘Krrish’ (2006) but he sure manages to get a few songs on the charts. The quality of music has surely gone down from ‘Koi��_ Mil Gaya’ onwards as the story has moved forward and so the expectations are not very high from this album but we hope they can surprise the audiences with lyricist Sameer by their side with something path-breaking like the visuals of this film project to be in the trailers.
Raghupati Raghav,��in the voice of the amazing Neeraj Shridhar along with Monali Thakur and Bob, is a party tune that takes a bit of a time to grow on you but is composed well. The only problem with it is the cliche with the lyrics and arrangement of the song which Rajesh Roshan tries to hide with some rap by Bob and vocal sampling effects that can make it sound a bit annoying at times. Vocals by both artists are fairly decent with not much scope in the song itself for artists to do much. The Spanish bits sound quite dull but this is perhaps the only song on the album with most potential of lot of radio play. Check out the video of the song��here.
Title track Krrish Krrish features Rajesh Roshan himself under the lead voice of Anirudh Bhola and Mamta Sharma. The song is a cheap shot at giving a modern twist to a superhero theme with a very 90s techno Indian fusion. The song uses the original background score on pianos and deep base in a clever way but this song can only work as a background song as listening to it in your car or home system can put one off music all together.
Dil Tu Hi Bataa in the beautiful voices of Alisha Chinai and Zubeen Garg is the romantic flavour of the film and quite a good track with lovely ambience to it. Alisha is amazing as always and her voice works very well with the texture and melody of the song while Zubeen compliments her really well on relatively good lyrics by Sameer compared to the other songs on this album. Keeping it simple on the music front works well for Rajesh but using very synthetic sounds instead of proper instruments can be clearly heard and is a shame for a good song. View the video of the song��here.
For You Are My Love Alisha Chinai comes together with Mohit Chauhan to give us a fun romantic number. The vocal renditions are very cute to match the light-hearted amateur style rhyming lyrics. The cheesy arrangement of the song actually works in a way but mainly on a visual level as it is very situational.
God Allah Aur Bhagwan in the voices of Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal is almost a disaster on all fronts as Rajesh Roshan takes 90s compositions back by another 10 years to the 80s (but without the disco feel). Nigam and Ghoshal have almost shot themselves in the foot by singing a poor song like this with below average lyrics and lacking total creativity on all musical aspects. Hit Next!
Raghupati Raghav (Remix) by DJ Shiva is the clear winner for me on this OST and is easily better than the original and gives this party number depth and a good vibe. The simple house beat will give your feet something to do as you bounce to this number.
While Dil Tu Hi Bataa (Remix) by DJ Shiva tries to take on a soft trance feel to it which kinda works for this song but not as well as the original. It’s a good listen.
Rajesh Roshan fails to impress on the musical front under his brother Rakesh Roshan�۪s leadership. Sameer does almost an amateur job on the lyrics except for on Dil Tu Hi Bataa and thus is overall disappointing. The vocal performances are decent but none with the wow factor. For a film with a futuristic next generation touch, the music is pass̩ and old skool which does not seem to fit well. Visual execution is what could save this OST but I don�۪t see much scope of that happening either as the album overall is a let-down and feels like a missed opportunity. Raghupati Raghav (Remix) and Dil Tu Hi Bataa are the only two songs worth listening to.
BizAsia Showbiz Rating ��� 6/10