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Out Of Control
Producer: Vashu Bhagnani
Director: Ramanjit Juneja and Apurva Asrani
Starring: Ritesh Deshmukh, Brande Roderick (introducing), Hrishita Bhatt, Amrish Puri, Satish Shah
Music: Anand Raj Anand
Lyrics: Dev Kohli
Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan, Shaan, Udit Narayan, Adnan Sami, Ramona, Sonu Nigam, Suzanne, Babul Supriyo, Shreya Ghoshal
Audio On: Puja Music    Number of Songs: 7
Album Released on: September 2003
Reviewed by: Ron Ahluwalia  - Rating: 4.5 / 10
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Just when you thought he had nothing left, Vashu Bhagnani pulls a fast one on the entire industry! After getting Baywatch babe

Brande Rodericks to become the first 100% American to have a lead role in an Indian movie, he tops it off by releasing his music in an "out of control" manner: in mid-air! That´s right, the music was released on an airplane, and it is rumoured that tapes and CDs were thrown out of the plane! And if that´s the truth, then they must have fallen flat on their faces because this is one soundtrack that is absolutely pathetic! The world has heard much better music from Anand Raj Anand and poetic lyrics cannot be expected from Dev Kohli, anyway!

Imagine this: a sexy, tall, American beauty, running around trees and singing a Punjabi-Hindi song with a scrwany no-name Bollywood actor. Now check out the opening track of Out of Control: USA Vich LA. Ms. Rodericks struts her stuff with

Ritesh in this down-right stupid song! Although Sunidhi Chauhan is the perfect palyback singer for Brande, and Shaan supports well, the song lacks the zip needed for a superhit item song. One wonders why Vashu Bhagnani didn´t follow Aamir Khan´s idea of making the "videshi" actress sing in English. Anyways, the song is OK, so don´t give it too much attention.

The soundtrack travels from hip western beats, to the music one heard in over two decades ago! Jodiyan Ban Gayi is truly an unpleasant surprise, and even the immense talens of Udit Narayan and Adnan Sami are feable in front of the mammoth boredom caused by this song!

Debutante Ramona comes as a breath of fresh air in the song Meri Jaan Mujhe Choole. Her rendition, most likely for Brande Rodericks, is perfect. The song has a flavour more suitable for a non-filmi audience, so it might not find many takers.

Sonu Nigam (who makes his only appearance in Out of Control) sings India Se Aaya Hoon. The song is very boring and too situational for its own good (Do all Indian movies set in a foreign nation have to include a song about the hero being from India?) Skip this song, please!

Tu Mera Hai Sanam is your run-of-the-mill romantic number sung by Babul Supriyo and newcomer

Suzanne. Babul and Suzanne are passable. Listen to it if you must, but you´ve probably already heard it.

Yet another "been-there-done-that" number, but this time, it´s bhangara. Predictable lyrics and redundant music, and bland singing from Udit Narayan and Babul Supriyo certify Kuddi Vhi Soni song as a royal waste of time.

Out of Control ends on a much better note that it started with! Tera Chand ropes in

Shreya Ghoshal with Babul Supriyo to sing this gnetile and melodious song. Compared to the rest of the soundtrack, Tera Chand is a treat, but it´s nothing revolutionary.

There you have it, folks! With the music biting the dust, the only thing Out of Control has going for it is the blonde bombshell! (Ritesh Deshmukh is not star, despite earning moderate success at the box office with Tujhe Meri Kasam; Hrishita Bhatt has yet to give a decent performace in a decent movie after

Asoka). Let´s hope Vashu Bhagnani has some more tricks up his sleeve, because from the looks of it, Out of Control will just be thrown into the bottom-less pit of flops!

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