324331 Joginder Tuteja

Game Music Review

2.5

EXPECTATIONS

An edgy and thrilling score - That's what one expects from the music of Game which sees the team of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Javed Akhtar coming together again. Now this was expected considering the fact that Game is a Farhan Akhtar-Ritesh Sidhwani film. Since Game is a thriller and has major portions of it shot abroad, one expects a soundtrack that would boast of an out and out Western flavour with a foot tapping appeal.

MUSIC

Title song 'It's A Game' opens the album and one can well expect this one to be playing in the opening credit rolls of the film. Boasting of the same style as the opening sequence of the Bond movies, 'It's A Game' pretty much meets the expectations. Sung ferociously by Vishal Dadlani, it is not the kind that turns out to be a chartbuster track but does well in setting up the mood right at the start of the film. Also, one can expect snippets from the song to form a part of the background score of the film as well. Later Sunitha Sarathi does a 'reprise version' of the song as well and it turns out to be further closer to the Bond theme.

An even better outing takes place, courtesy the soft notes that mark the beginning of 'Maine Yeh Kab Socha Tha'. An urban contemporary love song with a modern day setting to it, 'Maine Yeh Kab Socha Tha' is a quintessential love song that one expects from a film that boasts of upmarket production values. Rendered by Shaan and Anusha Mani (good again after 'Dil Mein Jaagi' [Dev D], 'Lazy Lamhe' [Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic] and 'Lehrein' [Aisha]) with Loy Mendonsa chipping in as well, 'Maine Yeh Kab Socha Tha' is a bring-on-the-smiles love song that moves along rather smoothly and makes you play it all over again.