It's always a challenge to make a movie that has
a title same as a yesteryear's classic. But
director Vipul Amrutlal Shah takes up this
challenge second time in a row after Aankhen
and now Waqt . The modern day '
Waqt ' stars Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay
Kumar, Priyanka Chopra and Shefali Chhaya. First
battle seems to have been won with the starcast
itself as everyone from Big B, Akshay Kumar to
Priyanka Chopra are enjoying a good time at the
box office. Second battle that should be won is
the movie's theme that should be patronized by
the family audience. With a recent sleaze fest
in abundance, ' Waqt - The Race Against Time
' should be a welcome relief. An
entertainment One and Eros International
presentation, ' Waqt ' has music by Anu
Malik and lyrics by Sameer.
'Waqt' begins with
a love duet ' Subah Hogi
' by the regular pairing of Udit
Narayan and Alka Yagnik. A fine number, though
it doesn't break any new grounds or promises to
be a runaway blockbuster, it makes for a decent
hearing. It doesn't stay with you forever but
doesn't disappoint either during its 5 minutes
duration. In nutshell, a love song with eye
candy visuals and star presence to keep the
An attempt to woo
the North belt audience is made with '
Miraksam ', a Punjabi
song'n'dance track set in an upper class
household, what with friends, family and
celebrations galore. Sudesh Bhonsle lends his
voice for Big B while Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi
Chauhan and Mahalaxmi sing for the rest of the
starcast. There is a bit of rap'n'reggae thrown
in as well that results in a strong feeling of
After some '
pyaar mohabbat ' and ' naach gaana
' comes the other side of life – pain,
separation and anguish - in the shape of '
Toot Gaya '. A
situational track that should make a part of the
background score, it reminds of ' Jeena Kya
Jeevan Se Haar Ke ' from ' Om Jai
Jagadish ' in terms of treatment. A
slow'n'sad song, it is sung in trademark high
pitch by Kailash Kher.
There is a music
piece ' Taandav '
towards the middle of the album that is a fusion
of Indian and Western classic. By the look of
things, it should be a highlight of the movie
due to it's fast pace and combination of variety
of musical instruments.
Sonu Nigam and
Sunidhi Chauhan sing the best track of the album
so far - ' Chhup Jaa Chhup Jaa
'. A beautifully composed subtle love
song, it has great orchestra throughout and
excellent singing by the lead pair that suits
the on-screen personality of Akshay Kumar and
Priyanka Chopra. The number is sweetly paced and
Sameer's lyrics stand out as well. This number
makes for an ideal candle light setting!!
If one thought that
celebrations were through with ' Miraksam
', then there is more to follow with a holi
number! Starting off in a style similar to '
Dhol Baaje ' from ' Hum Dil De Chuke
Sanam ' with a folksy chorus, the track
takes a sudden twist with Anu Malik coming to
the scene along with Sunidhi Chauhan who sings
in a sensual accent. Lyrics go like '
Do Me A Favour Lets Play Holi
' and the overall number is definitely different
from a routine holi number. The song has been
westernized to a good extent while choreography,
colors and the overall treatment of the number
make it an enjoyable affair. This track would
catch on with each passing day.
written ' Apne Jahanke
' is a club dance number picturized on
Big B and Akshay Kumar that rocks from the word
GO. Add to it the vocals of Adnan Sami and Sonu
Nigam who sound mature and yuppie respectively
for the on-screen ' baap-beta jodi ' in
the movie, and you have a hummable foot tapping
number in store. This number promises to be
picturized extravagantly and should turn out to
be likeable by the audiences of all age groups.
A sure-shot HIT, this is of the kind that should
be held on till a week before the movie's
release and then unleashed to skyrocket the
craze for the movie.
The opening tracks
of ' Waqt ' are good, but subsequent
songs, starting from ' Chhup Gaya ' get
you all excited about the music. The holi number
and the club track are the pick of the lot while
' Miraksam ' would also stay on for a
few weeks at least. A satisfying experience