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Go Music Review

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Now this one is a scary album to listen. When the credits display song titles like 'Kaash', 'Oooh', 'Go', 'So Cool' and 'Dhan Tan Tan',

one thing is for sure that the soundtrack is not meant to be taken seriously. Add to it the title of the film itself being Go and you actually

start wondering where exactly to 'go'! Pun intended.

One of Ram Gopal Varma's long in the making films that suddenly finds itself in the limelight when two RGV directed films Ram Gopal Varma

Ki Aag and Darling are getting ready for release, 'Go' is a film starring newcomer Gautam who makes his debut with Nisha Kothari who

already has number of films under her belt now.

Directed by debutant Manish Srivastav, the film has Sneha Khanwalkar as the prime composer with Amar Mohile, Prasanna Shekhar and Dj Aqeel

chipping in a little. Though it isn't quite a get-set-go situation when you play on the album, you give it a try nevertheless. The end results are

hardly endearing though!

There is a western classical feel to the way 'Kaash' is orchestrated. First Prasanna Shekhar & Sneha Khanwalkar and later Amar Mohile

give a haunting feel to the track which is supposed to be romantic but turns out to be a little dark for comfort. Agree that the song comes sans

any disturbance and isn't much loud but overall it isn't a tune which comes easy on lips.

Crooned by Farhad Bhiwandiwala and Priyadashani, it comes close to the style of 'Zehreela Zehreela Pyaar' [Daud] in the way it is paced

with husky vocals to boast. Appearing in two versions, this number written by Sarim Momin may keep you glued on screen due to the sizzle

effect it promises to bring along but won't make you hum it around the tune.

Next comes a kind of number which you see being created for a dance number in films down South. With 'chalu' lyrics by Milind Gadagkar that

would probably go with the young feel of the film, 'Oooh' by Vinod Rathod and Sunidhi Chauhan could well be hailed as one of the most

courageous songs of the season.

The entire song is based on the sound of 'Oooh' which is much more than that and actually goes like 'Ooooooooooooooh' with lot

many more o's than one would have expected. With a hip-hop feel to it, 'Oooh' could well turn out to be an interesting watch if

choreographed well. Later Amar Mohile remixes the track though additional arrangements are kept at the minimal to avoid any damage.

A fast paced passionate prelude marks the arrival of title song 'Go' which is almost comic book in its treatment. With Kunal Ganjawala,

Meenal Jain and Suzanne coming together, the song reminds of the opening credit title rolls for Mithun Chakravorty's espionage/thriller films

from the early 80s.

In fact as one moves two minutes into the song, one realizes that there isn't much of a tune around the song with 'Go' turning out to be

an assortment of instruments that come together to fill every space within notes with some sound. Written by Nakul M and acting more as a

background piece, one can expect parts of the track to be appearing throughout the film's thrilling moments.

'So Cool' neither tries to be cool nor does it turn out to be one as it fails to even take off. Yet another musical piece that is all noise and

fury with little respect to ear drums, 'So Cool' written by Rahul Seth and crooned by Kunal Ganjawala and Suzanne is forgettable after the

very first listening. There is an attempted young feel given to the song but even the Western theme and mood hardly come to the rescue.

Swanand Kirkire, who has been associated with quality lyrics in films like Hazaron Khwahishen Aisi, Parineeta and Lage Raho

Munnabhai amongst others, writes 'Dhan Tan Tan' which is yet another track high on orchestra. It appears that there is an attempt by

composer Sneha to fill in the album with as many instruments available in the recording studio since yet again her own voice along with that of

Kunal Ganjawala get lost in all the mayhem.

The basic tune this time around is not bad as it takes inspiration from R.D. Burman style of melody but it is an excessive coming together of

various instruments that kills the impact. Later Dj Aqeel does his bit to remix the track though one wonders where was the space left in the

original version that could be filled up.

One thing is fore sure - Ram Gopal Varma wouldn't have heard the songs before they were ready, picturised and canned. If he would have done

so, he would have at the least got the noise level down from each of the tracks, barring 'Kaash' which thankfully goes slow on

instruments. Apart from that 'Go' only has 'Oooh' which could probably get popular if supported by some good publicity.

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