Sunday January 17, 2010

Music review: Karthik Calling Karthik (Hindi – Shankar Ehsaan Loy & Midival Punditz – Karsh Kale)

Posted by Karthik

Hey yaโ€™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-trioโ€™ish folk roots and Alyssa Mendonsa’s tantalizing vocals! K.K goes through the motions in the serenely countryโ€™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; โ€˜nuff said!

Keywords: Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Karsh Kale, Midival Punditz, Farhan Akhtar, Deepika Padukone, Alyssa Mendonsa



  • KK and Punditz don’t deliever?! I am sad!

  • Karthik

    They do, but they’re both rather staid.

  • Shouldn’t the title of the post be cheesy like “Karthik reviewing Karthik calling Karthik” ? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Karthik


  • Btw, heard VB, AT and Yuvan Shankar Raja composing for the soundtrack of Striker!! Looking forward to it like anything now!

  • selrocks

    @Tejas – The music is out @ bollywoodhungama.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • selrocks

    Agree with your review Karthik – Uff teri adaa! and Hey ya! are the best.. And the KCK title track has that surreal feel to it.. Another rocking album from the trio ๐Ÿ˜€

    Medieval punditz disappointed a bit though i liked Karthik 2.0 ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Overall, did you like it Karthik? ๐Ÿ˜€ (beep…)

  • rishabh87

    Only Hey Ya! stood out on first listen. Overall, this soundtrack is OK, but won’t have repeat value in a few weeks.

    Take a listen to Pritam’s Toh Baat Pakki. I was pleasantly surprised by a couple of the songs – Pritam seems to only do below-par work for smaller films, but not in this case.

  • selrocks

    Heard that KCK music is already on the net!!! Pls advise all you know not to download illegally, piracy is killing the industry…

    Farhan on twitter ๐Ÿ™

  • Karthik

    Yup, the 2 songs – Hey ya and Uff teri ada, along with KK’s track are totally worth the CD. Its releasing today I presume – please buy it. Don’t lose sleep over how I got the songs – at the risk of sounding like a scratched tape…I’ve not downloaded them!

  • I absolutely loved the title track – fultoo psychedelia high-ness!!! Wish Shankar didn’t sing Uff Teri Ada and left it to someone else. He sounds jaded and too Indian for such songs.

    This album is our answer to Mobys of the world!

  • selrocks

    I agree tejas.. I’m really addicted to the soundtrack.. Title track is really abstract and grows on u eventually..

  • vivekvenugopal

    Wonder if this movie is an adaptation of 1989 Padmarajan Malayalam movie Aparan ??

  • Sharath P S

    Enjoying this one a lot more than My Name Is Khan.

  • arunm

    BTW, Aparan was awesome.far ahead of that time..that was jayaram’s first movie right?

  • jaydeep

    SEL are on a roll, man. MNIK & this one are two altogether different genres, as different as chalk & cheese but SEL have done equal justice to both of them. Kudos to their versatility.
    Title track is brilliant, Uff teri ada is groovy while Hey Ya sounds international quality. Jaane & karthik 2.0 are listenable too, kailash’s track is the weakling. But three brilliant tracks & couple good remixes are 10 times worth the price of the CD.

  • BestMan

    @Karthik: lol, Karthik 2.0 is more of a Godzilla theme hangover, check out Puff Daddy’s “Come with Me” ( – which for all you rock fans out there is a recreation of Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir” (

    Great album by SEL though. Nice to hear something that’s not under too many commercial pressures.

  • Khalid

    Good soundtrack! Uff Teri Ada & Hey Ya! are nice…. but the real surprise is the title track. Don’t you think it’s very Pink Floyd’ish? I love it.

  • Shreta

    it’s really a fantastic moviernrn

  • Shreta

    it’s really a fantastic moviernrn

  • Shreta

    it’s really a fantastic moviernrn

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