Saturday September 26, 2009
Music review: Couples Retreat (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – A R Rahman)
A R Rahman’s soundtrack for Couples Retreat is disparate, background-music material, given the strong connection between the mostly-wordless tracks and the film. Barring two full songs – the romantically corny Sajna and the soundtrack’s best – a Tamil song, Kuru Kuru, the rest is a curious mélange of occasionally likeable sounds. Tracks that stand out include the exuberantly Caribbean, Nana; the richly resonant, Undress; the Kailash Kher featuring flamenco-fusion, Salvadore and at least one solid world music’ish track, Animal Spirits. The soundtrack seems meaningless without the film; Rahman merely creates an Indian film styled, multi-genre assortment, with no dominant theme.
Keywords: Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Jason Bateman, Kristin Davis, Kristen Bell, Jean Reno, A R Rahman