Very rarely do we see two sister actresses in one film but "Fareb" will offer just that. Shilpa Shetty and Shamita Shetty will bicker onscreen for the affections of
Manoj Bajpai. Yep, another story loaded with intrigue, betrayal, temptation and jealousy. Does the filmÂ´s soundtrack reflect all that?
Shamita Shetty soaks up the rain in "Baras Ja Ae Badal Baras Ja" - a so-so dance number by Sunidhi Chauhan. Anu Malik opens up the track with a clap of a thunderstorm, which is a tactic that he has used in many other compositions of his. The choral chantings of "rainbow ooo rainbow" sound silly. The music is inspired by the Weather GirlsÂ´ "ItÂ´s Raining Men" (which was remade by Geri Halliwell).
"Jaayoon Kahan" is a soothing ballad that picks up where "Pehle Se" left off. Udit NarayanÂ´s dulcet tones caress the notes of this romantic melody.
Length is the main problem of "Shaam Aayegi" by Sonu Nigam. A song laced with sadness and pathos, it is too long for its benefit. Nigam overdoes the pain and anguish that he is trying to express through his voice. On the plus side, Sayeed QuadriÂ´s lyrics are introspective and meaningful. To be fair to Nigam, he does deliver the following line beautifully:
"Tu hi bata ae dil-e-awaara kidhar jayega".
Quadri offers us his musings on night and dawn once more in the sensuous "Subah Bhi Beqaraar Hai". Alisha Chinai sparkles in this seductive jewel. Like her last year hit "Dil Ko Hazaar Baar" ("Murder"), there is an old world charm in this ballad coated with the sinful colours of the night. It has all the grace and mystery of a puma treading elegantly through the wilderness of the witching hour.
So far, the soundtracks for Deepak TijoriÂ´s films havenÂ´t been particularly memorable but
"Fareb" does spring a surprise. Hopefully, the quality of the script and direction in the film itself will also be a surprise rather than a letdown.