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Go
 
Producer: Ram Gopal Varma
Director: Manish Shrivastav
Starring: Nisha Kothari, Rajpal Yadav, Kay Kay Menon, Ravi Kale, Gautam Gupta
Music: Prasana Shekhar, Sneha Khanwlkar and Amar Mohile
Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire, Rahul Seth, Sarim Momin, Milind Gadagkar and Nakul M
Singers: Farhad Bhiwandiwala, Priyadarshini, Vinod Rathod, Sunidhi Chauhan, Meenal Jain, Kunal Ganjawala, Suzanne D\'Mello, Sneha Khanwlkar
Audio On: Big Music    Number of Songs: 8
Album Released on: 10 August 2007
Reviewed by: Atta Khan  - Rating: 3.0 / 10
 
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You normally associate quality music with movies carrying the Ram Gopal Varma banner (even with Nishabd, which contained no songs in the movie itself; he had two very fresh songs for the soundtrack). However with his latest venture Go, instead of selecting a single big name music director, we have a combined production team of Prasana Shekhar, Sneha Khanwalkar and Amar Mohile. Well RGV has a tendency to go with numerous composers and although this team does not possess the standing of say Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, we should look on the bright side as sometimes fresh talent can bring fresh music. Will this strategy work? One can only hope!

Kaash is the first track of Go and although its all very soothing and peaceful especially the piano piece, it sounds a little borrowed from a Hindi or Western source or a mixture, that includes the opera style singing (admittedly the singers, Farhad Bhiwandiwala and Priyadarshini, deserve some credit for their whole hearted efforts here). Music is here by Prasana Shekhar and Sneha Khanwalkar and lyrics are by Sarim Momin.

At least the Kaash Remix by Amar Mohile does not go overboard and keeps changes to a limit. Not a bad start to the soundtrack but you couldn't call it great either and you have definitely heard better 'what if' tracks before.

Unfortunately we then have the complete waste of space that this entitled Oooh. I really don't know what audience the composers (Prasana Shekhar and Amar Mohile) had in mind here as this is a pointless track I have heard in a long time. It contains meaningless lyrics (Milind Gadagkar) like 'I just so want to oooh' and annoying crooning of 'oooh' by Vinod Rathod and Sunidhi Chauhan. The arrangements and singing are both lacklustre; this and the remix version are weak tracks indeed! Thank god for the skip button which enables this piece of 'Go' to stop!

Go title track must be a background score as it contains limited vocals. Unfortunately what you do get is a lot of 'Go! Go! Go! Go! Ready Steady Go!' How inspiring! The peppy music by Sneha Khanwalkar does little to help and I have rarely heard Kunal Ganjawala sound so bad but maybe that's unfair to him considering what he is working with RGV here. This is another poor composition so without further, let's stop it now!

So Cool by Sneha Khanwalkar is arguably the best that the soundtrack of Go has to offer but even then it’s average. What sets it apart from the other tracks however is that you can sense some effort has been put into the arrangements. It contains a good mixture of Hindi and English lyrics (Rahul Seth) and Kunal Ganjawala finally gets a chance to shine with able support by the promising Suzanne D’Mello. ‘So Cool’ is not so cool but it's alright as long as it lasts, then stop!

The final track here sums up the album perfectly- Dhan Tan Tan. Er what? Yes 'Dhan Tan Tan' - that three word phrase used by kids to exert some kind of inspiration or response to a particular feeling! I have to apologise to the composer (Sneha Khanwalkar) here but the best music directors in the business can make these kind of tracks work however I must say you have failed miserably here (including the remix by DJ Aqueel). Lyrics are by Swanand Kirkire. The whole track is pretty much unbearable from beginning to end including the vocals of Kunal Ganjawala and Sneha Khanwalker. Stop!

Admittedly the soundtrack of ‘Go’ is a much smaller production than his own ‘RGV Ki Aag’, however in hindsight, RGV may regret not selecting a big name music director because as a stand alone audio piece, the soundtrack is an extremely disappointing effort and if you were ever contemplating buying it, it's definitely time to conclude with STOP! Do not buy!

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