..and Vishal-Shekhar are almost back to being Vishal-Shekhar.
Ooh la la is, as it is supposed to sound, does sound like an average famous song of ’80s n earlier ’90s. Bappi Lahiri is a nice choice for the song and Shreya is not even questionable. The ‘gira ke apna pallu’ part is a total twenty-years-ago material. Awesomeness in its own way.
The first notes of Ishq Sufiana remind me of badmash dil, but from the very rendering of ‘rab ki kawali hai’ the song sounds like making of something big. The song is definitely nice, but as of now I am loving Sunidhi’s female version of the song more, a rare thing as I mostly prefer male versions of songs, just an observation. At the same time would like to tell that Kamal sings really well (expected after his performances in Saregamapa) for a new singer.
Honeymoon ki raat, the next song, sung by Sunidhi again, is something that used to play with all those colored lights in the in the villain’s everything-is-here office-cum-entertainment house in those old movies, and almost as forgettable, though the USP of the song is that you can place it perfectly even today, and due to that I am bound to call it nice work.
The last original song, Twinkle Twinkle, is almost an extension of Ooh la la with some cheap (intentionally again) word play by the lyricist, Rajat Arora here. The song has been given some traces of Sholay’s Mehbooba, and Rana copies Pancham’s singing in the song.
The Dhol Mix of Ooh la la is a help for Deejays at wedding functions. Yeah, you may call it too cheap for a wedding, but so was Choli ke peechhe.
Overall, The Dirty Picture is quite dirty, but Vishal-Shekhar here are to be praised for pinpointing the dirtiness. I mean, you can place almost everything and decide what time they are talking about and what they want to express. Not an easy deal. And then, there is a ‘clean’ Ishq Sufiana too.