There was a time when arrival of music belonging to films starring Govinda was a good enough reason for celebration. There used to be 'masti', 'dhamaal' and a lot of fun that was associated with the soundtrack. However of late there has been quite some lull as far as music as well as films starring Govinda is concerned. Though on the face value this fun comic multi starrer entertainer does promise a racy score that that would keep you thoroughly engaged right through the five songs that follow, Loot doesn't quite make you tighten your seat belts and wait with bated breath to check out what do composers Shravan Sinha, Shamir Tondon and Mika Singh have to offer.
Loot begins with a song which is pretty much set in the same mode as 'Main Aayi Hoon UP Bihar Lootne' [Shool]. Picturised on Rakhi Sawant, this Shravan Sinha composed track is titled 'Jawani Ki Bank Loot Le' and is basically aimed at the gentry. What you get is exactly what is expected from a Rakhi Sawant number and right from the way it is composed to written (Shravan Sinha again) and sung (Mamta Sharma), 'Jawani Ki Bank Loot Le' has nothing subtle about it. Composed for the interiors of the country, it may just manage to find some patronage in B and C centres where some fans of Rakhi Sawant still remain.
Shravan Sinha goes on to play the triple role of composer, lyricist and singer with the title song 'Loot Loot'. This is hip-hop number which is set in a manner similar to that of 'Ae Ganpat Zara Daaru La' [Shoot Out At Lokhandwala] and actually turns out to be a decent hear. Though its beginning isn't really impressive enough to catch your attention, the hook attached to 'Loot Loot' is what makes you listen to the song a little closer.
What follows next is the song which makes one wonder how it could actually have been cleared at the writing stage itself. Agreed that the given the mood of the film there was requirement of a risquÃ© number. However with lyrics that boasts of a start that gets into 'Bancho'/'Maacho' mode and follows it up with gems like 'Saari Duniya Mere Ispe', it turns out to be more of a turn off instead of something that is naughty enough to find popularity amongst the youth. It is Mika Singh who composes, writes and sings this track which tries to bring in some attitude but doesn't quite succeed in doing that.
From this point on it is time for composer Shamir Tondon and lyricist Shabbir Ahmad to spin together a couple of romantic numbers. First to arrive is 'Ek Pata Ya Do Pata Ke' which is actually one of the better songs to arrive in the album, especially when one compares it with what had just been heard. Kunal Gaanjawala goes solo for this number that could well be picturised on Mahakshay Chakravorty due to the young element imbibed in it. A fun number with a sweet and simple tune that has a good rhythm attached to it, this 90s style track can be given an easy listening.
The song which follows next is pretty much an extension of what one just heard, what with Kunal Gaanjawala getting good company of Shaan, K.K., Vasundhara and Pinky Chinoy. This one has a more romantic feel to it though yet again, it is rhythm that forms the basis of 'Ajab Hulchal Si'. Yet again this may not be a terrific song in the offering but given the fact that one hardly had any expectations to begin with, this reasonably peppy love track with a Western theme to it does manage to keep you reasonably engaged.
As mentioned earlier, the music of Loot came with hardly any expectations due to which whatever little is offered does turn out to be a bonus element. Though the much talked controversial number 'Saari Duniya Mere Ispe' is hardly the kind that deserves any attention, a couple of conventional tracks like 'Ek Pata Ya Do Pata Ke' and 'Ajab Hulchal Si' bring in some redemption at the least.
Ek Pata Ya Do Pata Ke, Ajab Hulchal Si