You expect a fun outing with Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge. For a young set up like this, you do look forward to what's is in the offering even though you are sure that it won't be a quintessential Bollywood outings since Y Films has a different grammar of filmmaking in mind. Also with social networking as a crux of affairs, you do wonder if the album may just take an altogether tangential route. With Raghu Dixit making his debut as a composer for a Hindi film and Anvita Dutt Guptan spinning lyrics, you play on Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge and check out what those five songs out there have to offer.
It's a thumping start, well literally so, to the album with 'Dheaon Dheaon' opening the album and making an instant connect. A dance number that carries forward the theme of the film and conveys the party scene amongst the youngsters, it has a sound different from other routine club songs that one hears in practically every second film. The distinguishing factor here is a certain Indian mood to the proceedings that is further accentuated by some addictive beats that Raghu keeps intact right through those four minutes that the song plays.
While Vishal Dadlani sounds quite different from his usual self and Aditi Singh Sharma brings on the right verve, it is the rap portion by Brodha V and Smokey (Machas with Attitude) that stays with you even after you have heard the 'Dheaon Dheaon - The Seeti Seeti Bang Bang Mix' version. Not to forget the slight nostalgia that one feels since 'Dheaon Dheaon' does have a similar mood, spirit and theme as 'Jagdi Jagdi Jagdi Jaa' from Ram Gopal Varma's (old) Shiva.
The album gets into the Luv Ka The End mode (last offering from Y-Films) as Shilpa Rao and Ash King come together for 'Uh-Oh Uh-Oh! '. A young song that has teenage love written all over it, 'Uh-Oh Uh-Oh! ' has the kind of tune that one usually associates with compositions coming from Vishal-Shekhar. A sweet sounding harmless track that has a smooth flow to it and has in it to ensure good smiles if only complimented by some feel-good visuals, the song is also heard again as 'Uh-Oh Uh-Oh 2.0'.
Similar mood prevails with 'Baatein Shuru' that has the kind of sound that one usually associates with Hollywood teen romcoms. Fairly catchy and the kind that should help the film's narrative in moving forward, 'Baatein Shuru' has an unusual choice of singers with Joi Barua and Shefali Alvaris coming together. They bring the right kind of attitude that goes with the yuppie mood of the film.
Seemingly a kind of number that one expects to be played in concerts, 'Chhoo Le' by Suraj Jagan is a rock track that has a good flow to it and engages you within first couple of hearing itself. A song about scaling heights, 'Chhoo Le' has a good energy to it and fits in quite well with the spirit of rest of the album that manages an upbeat mood for most part of it. What really adds on to the fun though is the 'Chhoo Le - The Big Bang Mix' which has in it to make it to the discotheques and clubs.
Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge gets a good finale with 'Har Saans Mein' which has a Sufi base to it and turns out to be instantly catchy. Written by Aslam Noor and Raghu Dixit (who also sings the track), 'Har Saans Mein' is a contemporary take on the Sufi genre here with a touch of rock added as well which makes it all the more enticing. With a deep sense of love conveyed through the track, Raghu Dixit makes sure that he shows good enough range as a musician with Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge.
Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge is a much better album that Y-Films last offering Luv Ka The End. There is a good variety that Raghu Dixit brings in the five songs that he composes for the film and makes one wonder whether Aditya Chopra would have actually felt like reserving at least a couple of these for one of his other mainstream ventures. This album has the kind of songs that should not be dependent upon the theatrical run of the movie and expect to find listeners even after that.
Dheaon Dheaon, Har Saans Mein, Uh-Oh Uh-Oh!