Sunday January 17, 2010
Music review: Karthik Calling Karthik (Hindi – Shankar Ehsaan Loy & Midival Punditz – Karsh Kale)
Hey ya’s frothy tune and Clinton’s breezy vocals perfectly complement each other, while Uff teri adaa is the soundtrack’s ebullient highlight, with a trippy techno sound that envelops the very-trio’ish folk roots and Alyssa Mendonsa’s tantalizing vocals! K.K goes through the motions in the serenely country’ish Jaane ye kya hua, while Kaisi hai ye udaasi‘s pathos is a bit trite to evoke an emotion. The title song is pleasantly surreal, in keeping with the film’s theme, while Midival Punditz & Karsh Kale’s Karthik 2.0 merely has a massive Don hangover. Two standout songs – one for each Karthik; ‘nuff said!
Keywords: Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Karsh Kale, Midival Punditz, Farhan Akhtar, Deepika Padukone, Alyssa Mendonsa