Film: Go Goa Gone
Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya,
IE Rating: *** 1/2
A distinct aspect of composer duo Sachin-Jigars music has been their ability to churn out catchy tunes that will shape your average Bollywood chartbuster,and yet infuse in it an edgy,indie spirit. The choice of singers is unconventional,and 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 really set the ball rolling for the composers,elevating them from party-hit machines to musicians with soul and sublimity.
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 soundtrack for a story of three dope-heads trapped in a zombie-infested island in Goa. There are the mandatory elements: electronic dance music and drug innuendos in a 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 effect and auto-tune just perfectly,the former is more in the zone of the composers high-powered Karma is a Bitch from Shor in the City.
Babaji Ki Booty 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.
Khushamdeed is an easy on the ear pop number,again packed with pleasant melodies,sung aptly by Shreya Ghoshal.
Go Goa Gone is a solid five-song album that reaffirms the composer duos ability to create popular tunes,keeping the freshness intact.