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Luv Ka The End
 
Producer: Ashish Patil
Director: Bumpy
Starring: Shraddha Kapoor, Taaha Shah, Pushtie Shakti, Archana Puran Singh
Music: Ram Sampath
Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Singers: Ali Zaffar, Aditi Singh Sharma, Suman Sridhar, Krishna Beura
Audio On: Yash Raj Music    Number of Songs: 6
Album Released on: April 2011
Reviewed by: Atta Khan  - Rating: 7.0 / 10
 
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In his solo effort on this album, Ali Zafar’s catchy line “Fun Fun Funaa” kind of resonates throughout the music of Luv Ka The End…it’s just FUN FUN FUNAA!. The film might be a comedy chick flick but talented composer Ram Sampath (Khakee, Family, Aagey Se Right) has hit the bulls-eye here and it’s good to see him make a positive return on the Bollywood scene (he's also had some success in the pop scene too). This is not only music for Gen X but it will also connect with all music lovers, liven up the mood and put that all important smile on your face. So how does Ram achieve it?

Track 1 is the super cool title song “Luv Ka The End” and it kicks serious ass from the off! Ram Sampath produces a super addictive rock tune thanks to a number of factors including the simple but peppy music, some amazing but simple lines (by lyricist of the moment Amitabh Bhattacharya), that intertwine superbly with the story of the film whilst being funny and cool at the same time. What puts this track on fire though are the fantabulous vocals of the super talented Aditi Singh Sharma! Prepare to be seriously impressed as this girl gives us a lesson in fine singing with a mixture of soft, silky smooth lines followed by powerfully high octave chorus chants. In her short career so far she is proving a force to be reckoned with and on the evidence of this, given the opportunity she will undoubtedly become one of the best playback singers of the future! FUN start to the album!

Track 2 “Tonight” is delightfully sweet, jolly, romantic, melodious and of course FUN! A simple acoustic guitar strums in the background during the interludes while Ram Sampath works on the fun department by seamlessly introducing drums and a percussion for the chorus that lift you off your feet and get you in the groove! The song is undoubtedly elevated further by the singing thanks to an experimental approach by the music director. So instead of the usual one dimensional singing, you get multiple emotions portrayed here through the voice of newcomer Suman Sridhar. During the interludes she whispers and talks like a teenager, then she hums and gibbers on right through to the chorus when she erupts into life and her underlying feelings are brought alive at the peak when she utters the word “Tonight”. Amitabh writes lines to his remit. Simple, youthful, current and FUN! Another cool song.

“Freak Out” (Track 3) is an all out fun outing but doesn’t quite live up to the standards set previously. Maybe one for the film then?

“The Mutton Song” (Track 4) is easily one of the highlights of the soundtrack! Ram Sampath takes a leaf from Amit Trivedi’s books and takes experimentation to a different level. The end result is an explosive track that can be best described as FUN reinvented in the form a qawalli song. Apart from the music which is wacky and twisted, the track is so multi-faceted you would be hard pressed to pick out all the subtleties but that’s part of your discovery as a listener- if you want more you simply peel the layers away be it the various references to “Mutton”, the incredibly zany lyrics, the crazy chorus in the background or the sufi-esque vocals of Krishna Beura, it’s all a BIG CRAZY LAAFF !!

Taking to the stage Ali Zaffar has a blast singing “Fun Fun Funaa” (Track 5) and who can blame him? In front of countless fans, he dons his leather jacket and strums his electric guitar like a true rockstar! In reality, the song is composed by Ram Sampath but the effect is no less FUN! This is another uplifting song that aims to liven up your mood. Thanks to the peppy music and Ali Zaffar’s fresh vocals it achieves just that but pay close attention to Amitabh’s lines which are just brilliant in the way they mix Gen X vibes with a real messages, check these out “Everybody say yeah o yeah gham overrated hai, everybody say yeah o yeah khushiyan hai zyada keemetein, everybody jaan lo jaan lo you have only one life to live…” And FUN FUN FUNAA is the message of the soundtrack!

Finally we have a short “Heppy Budday Beybee” (Track 6) to finish things off.

Ram Sampath’s focus on experimentation and FUN works wonders in this simple but charming little soundtrack. And he’s getting his rewards with bigger projects, his next is the hugely anticipated Delhi Belly, checkout the amazing promotion song "Bhag DK Bose" for a taster. Until then it’s all FUN FUN FUNAA!

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