CHHODON NA YAAR + music Links
The title should always summarize the content of a film. Besides, the promotion should always send out the right signals vis-a-vis what the film has to offer in terms of content. With a title like CHHODON NAA YAAR
, you expect a film on male bonding, a la DIL CHAHTA HAI. Also, with songs like ‘Kasak’ and ‘Talwar Re’ being beamed on channels 24 x 7, you expect CHHODON NAA YAAR to be an entertainer with emphasis on music.
But the viewer is in for a surprise as CHHODON NAA YAAR belongs to the horror genre. Yes, the story is about a bhatakti aatma and how she continues to haunt a temple and the surrounding jungles.
To give the credit where’s its due, director Dilip Sood does succeed in scaring the daylights out of you in a couple of scenes, especially at the intermission point [when the spirit appears in front of the three friends]. Also, a few sequences in the second hour do send a shiver down your spine.
But the problem is, CHHODON NAA YAAR is an incomplete film, in terms of writing. It leaves a vital question unanswered: What’s the mystery behind the spirit? Does it ever get solved? There’s a moment when you feel that Jimmy, Kim and the pujari of the temple will solve the mystery, but the end credits begin to roll abruptly. Kya hua, Director sahab?
In a nutshell, CHHODON NAA YAAR is letdown by its writing!
Ravi [Jimmy Shergill], Shiv [Kabir Sadanand] and Sunny [Farid Amiri], three final year students from a Delhi Mass Com College, decide to make their diploma film about a myth prevalent in the northern hills of India.
Against the wishes of his girlfriend Rashmi [Kim Sharma] and college professor, who think that the subject is too dangerous for a college project, Ravi plans the trip. But as they go deeper into the jungles, a startling incident changes their lives.
As mentioned above, the writing is the culprit here. Besides the questions that continue to haunt you vis-a-vis the aatma, the character sketch of the three friends is also weird. The film begins with the three posing as actors, then participating in an item song for a film and then, we’re told, they’re students who aspire to be film-makers. Really hard to digest!
The second problematic area is the inclusion of songs even when not required. Songs [Anand Raaj Anand], though tuneful, have been added to supplement the romantic track [‘Kasak’] or increase the glamour quotient [‘Talwar Re’]. In fact, it wouldn’t be erroneous to state that the popular tracks lose their sheen because of wrong placement in the narrative.
The technical aspects are much better. Pushan Kripalani’s camerawork is eye-pleasing. The dense forests are well captured on celluloid. The background score is interesting as well.
Jimmy Shergill makes a sincere attempt and strikes a chord. Kabir Sadanand’s dialect is jarring, although his performance is sparkling. Farid Amiri is miscast. Kim Sharma has no role. Vinod Nagpal is okay. Mahek sizzles in the item song. Vallabh Vyas [Kabir’s father] is functional.
On the whole, CHHODON NAA YAAR stands on a faulty script and with no face-value to magnetize cinegoers, it will find the going very tough.
Some music from MUSIC PLUGIN WEBSITE
Victoria 203 (Music Director: Viju Shah)
- Victoria 203 (Dominique Cerejo)
Gorgeously produced with sweeping keyboards, backbeats and drum machines, there are two versions of this song. Dominique Cerejo’s crisp, sexy version is the one worth listening to.
- Thoda Sa Thehro (Shreya Ghoshal)
One of the two songs reproduced from the original, its a chance to listen to a vocal star establishing an impressive resume tackle the work of a legend (Lata Mangeshkar).
- Deedani (Shaan, Shreya Ghoshal)
Playful, traditional, romanchuk – worth a few spins
Johnny Gaddaar (Music Director: Shankar Ehsaan Loy)
- Johnny Gaddaar (Suraj Jagan, Akriti Kakar)
SEL use the basic trappings of roots rock and mix in a number of elements to create a terrific tune.
- Bhule Bisre Geet
Loved Geeta Bali? Listen to this.
Darling (Music Director: Various)
- Tadap (Himesh Reshammiya, Tulsi Kumar. Music Director: Himesh Reshammiya)
If you can stand that infamous Himesh howl and Tulsi Kumar’s screeching, both of which don’t last too long, you’ll enjoy the sweeping, pulsing violins on this track. And you can kill me for saying this, but our Himanshu does a bravura job with the singing – its right up his jonar.
- Aa Khushi Se Khud Khushi (Shaan, Sunidhi Chauhan. Music Director: Pritam)
Sure its ripped off, but it has a sharp sense of sleazy fun and a killer hook
- Saathiya (Adnan Sami. Music Director: Pritam)
Adnan infuses this song with pain and longing and stuffs less ladoos in his mouth this time.
- Awaaz Koi (Tulsi Kumar. Music Director: Prasanna Shekhar)
Eerie, different, pretty cool. Who knew she could sing like this!
Chak De India (Music Directors: Salim and Sulaiman Merchant)
- Chak De India (Sukhwinder Singh, Marianne D’Cruz, Salim Merchant)
Its hard to escape this track these days, but Sukhwinder’s nuclear powered voice captures the rah-rah spirit of the movie really well.
- Bad Bad Girls (Anushka Manchanda)
Excellent chance to listen to the ex-Viva (band, not drink) member on this girl power anthem.
- Maula Mere Lele (Krishna, Salim Merchant)
The finest track on the CD: a veritable tear-jerker.
Dhamaal (Music Director: Adnan Sami)
- Who’s the Baap? (Adnan Sami, Amit Kumar)
Two hyper-competitive alpha-males try to outdo each other. So silly it works.
- Chal Na Che Shor Machlein (Adnan Sami, Shaan)
Sorry, but this song plays so much in theaters in India, its seared in my brain. If I don’t hear it every day, I feel lost. Plus what’s not to love in a song that goes “Let’s do the dhamaal, baby”?
Dhol (Music Director: Pritam)
- O Yaara Dhol Bajake (Mika Singh)
Mika’s lusty work on “Ganpat” finds an appropriate sequel.
- Haadsa (Sunidhi Chauhan, Akriti Kakkad)
Great mukhda, average treatment. But anytime Sunidhi Chauhan sings, she makes my list.
- Dil Diya Dil Liya (Shreya Ghoshal)
Shreya gets to spread her wings and sing in a different genre.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa (Music Director: Pritam)
- Sakhiya (Tulsi Kumar)
Not my favorite singer, but one of the few genuinely listenable tracks on this overwrought album that often sounds like recycled Pritam
- Allah Hafiz (KK)
K.K. doesn’t always get so enough spotlight since his unique tonal quality has been overshadowed by the clutch of Pakistani singers romping all over Bollywood these days.
Om Shant Om (Music Director: Vishal-Shekhar)
- Dard-e-Disco (Sukhwinder Singh)
Hard to ignore a hugely silly title + Sukhwinder having the most fun he’s had in recent times
- Main Agar Kahoon (Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal)
This song owes a lot to Sonu’s innate ability to take ordinary stuff and make it sound extraordinary, but it also contains Vishal-Shekhar’s initial dabbles in old-style Bollywood music a-la Shankar Ehsaan Loy recently (Marigold)
- Jag Soona Soona Lage (Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Richa Sharma)
Not only is Rahat’s career on fire right now but its not every day you get to hear Richa Sharma who I dig considerably
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