I saw the trailer of Dostana during the interval of a disasterours movie experience called Drona. As the Dharma Productions banner began forming on the screen with ‘that’ Kuch Kuch Hota Hai music [aaaa..aaa..aaaa], I could hear the guys behind me at Ramakrishna Gliteratti go NoooOoooHHH! [read oh no, it is that karan johar again] This reaction aptly summarizes the kind of stereotypical image that Karan Johar has developed with just a couple of films. Karan, it is high time for you to change that music for the banner! However, thankfully, this time around Dostana’s music and trailer offers non-Johar material.
Dostana does not offter the typical music one expects from a Karan Johar’s produced or directed film, but that doesn’t mean it is necessarily good/great. Somehow I felt that Dostana’s six tracks are unimpressive as film music album, but work well as a private pop album that too an average one. Broadly, there are four peppy numbers and two slow-medium love songs. Maa Da Laadla [typical punjabi pop], Shut Up and Bounce, Desi Girl [a wannabe Pretty Woman type] are peppy-pop numbers. Jaane Kyun is a cool breezy number, its pretty different and good but I hope it is not a clean lift from somewhere. Kuch Kam and Khabar Nahi are slow love numbers, which don’t quite fit into the fun-mood of the film and i smell that parts of the film will be uncessarily sentimental and slow.
Listen to hit ‘Jaane Kyon’ song below…
No song has the feel of a movie-song. Given that Dostana is shot on the sunny beaches of Miami, USA, the music of Dostana fit that beach-feel. However, the songs lack the punch and are definitely not worthy to be part of Karan Johar’s musical and movie blockbuster family. The theme is quite bizzare, about two guys lieing to a pretty girl that the are gay and the disaster news is that the film is starred by three highly inept and useless names among bolywood actors—John ‘useless’ Abraham, Abhishek ‘Drona’ Bachchan, and Priyanka ‘2050? Chopra. Lets see how this fully-multiplex-centric film fares at the box-office when it releases on November 14th, the Dostana music however, is no great shakes.
All Credit for this post goes to Mr Inkenti