GO GOA GONE
Lyricists: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Rating: 3.5 STARS
A distinct aspect of composer duo Sachin-Jigars music so far has been their ability to churn out catchy tunes that shape your average Bollywood chartbuster,and yet infuse in it an edgy,indie spirit. The choice of singers are unconventional,the arrangement exciting with a good mix of varied genres. Even though Faltus Chaar Baj Gaye was their first breakthrough,it was their eclectic score for Shor in the City that set the ball rolling for the composers,elevating them to musicians with soul.
Back to working with their more liberal directors Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK in Go Goa Gone,the duo come up with a suitably quirky sound track for a story of three dope-heads trapped in a zombie-infested Goa. There are the mandatory elements: electronic dance music and drug innuendos but in a fun,light hearted way. The first two songs Slowly Slowly,and Khoon Choos Le have infectious catchphrases that make the songs work almost instantly. While the latter is an electronic beat-heavy party song that uses the reverb effects and auto-tune,the former is more in the zone of the composers ballsy,high-powered Karma is a Bitch from Shor in the City.
Babaji Ki Booti is a true blue Bollywood dope song. This is a relaxed,reggae-styled number that sets the mood of Goas hippie nightlife,with nice touches of oriental music. One wishes that the lyrics had the edgyness and smartness of Amitabh Bhattacharya.
Go Goa Gone is a solid five song album that reaffirms the duos ability to create popular tunes keeping the freshness intact.