Updated: September 12, 2014 1:01:02 am
The posters and teasers of Finding Fanny created enough curiosity around the film that tells the story of five odd balls on a road journey. The quirky elements can be easily spotted in it. Interestingly, the film’s album too have those elements in full swing. The melodious numbers in the film are a far cry from the regular songs in the Bollywood films.
The four-track album (how we wish there were more songs) has fresh tunes that are funky as well as classic. The album opens with Fanny re, a full of zest number with Goan music roots, which is perfect, since the film is set in the popular Indian state. The peppy signature tune is very catchy and we love the way Mukhtiyar Ali has crooned this number, blending the right emotions with a little bit of fun. Interestingly, Ali has also penned this number and we must say, he has done a great job. Composer Mathias Duplessy sure does an incredible job. The second version of this song is called Mahi ve, which maintains the same composition and lyrics, while only replacing the words Fanny re with Mahi ve.
Ding Dong comes next, which is an English number with lots of energy and changes in the tempo of the composition. Not only has Duplessly composed this delightful number, but has also sung the track with great ease. It’s not your usual, run-of-the-mill dance number. Ding dong makes for an interesting upbeat track, where guitar beats and random musical orchestration dominates. Love country music? Then you must hear this one.
One of our favourites from the album, Shake your bootiya makes for an unusual dance track. The track (and the video) has an out-of- the-box concept, which not only makes for a fun hear, but is also catchy enough to drag you on the dance floor. This insanely happy number has been sung with a lot of enthusiasm by Divya Kumar (who has done a great job) and the lyrics by Sachin Sanghavi, Jigar Saraiya and Dinoo are extremely catchy, especially the hookline — Shake your bootiya on the floor. Composers Sachin – Jigar create magic with this upbeat number, which perfectly mixes trumpet, keyboard, guitar and electronic beats with the perfect chorus (and Kumar’s voice).
While the songs in the film deserve a thumbs up for the superb composition of Duplessly and Sachin-Jigar, the makers too need an applaud for being gutsy enough to experiment with novel tunes which has certainly paid off!
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