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Waqt (New)
Producer: Blockbuster Movie Entertainers
Director: Vipul Amrutlal Shah
Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Shefali Shah
Music: Anu Malik
Lyrics: Sameer, Aatish Kapadia
Singers: Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Anu Malik, Sonu Nigam, Adnan Sami, Sudesh Bhosle, Mahalaxmi Iyer, Sunidhi Chauhan, Kailesh Kher
Audio On: T-Series    Number of Songs: 8
Album Released on: February 2005
Reviewed by: Shruti Bhasin  - Rating: 7.5 / 10
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Its been almost 3 years since Vipul Shah's Aankhen released. Vipul chose a bold and new topic and succeeded in making a different film. This time around, he gets an impressive starcast and gets Anu Malik to compose the songs and Sameer for the lyrics of this family drama:

Waqt. The music was released by T-Series and has a handful of chartbusters.

The soundtrack begins with the infectious “Subah Hogi”, picturized on Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra in beautiful locales (as seen in the promos). This song is a winner all the way with the perfect blend of flutes and tabla beats for the background. Singing by Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik is melodious.

Apne Jahanke” is the club song picturized on father-son (Amitabh and Akshay). Adnan Sami and Sonu Nigum provide the vocals while Aatish Kapadia is credited with the lyrics. This song might appeal to a few, maybe more the guys, because it’s a song that describes the father-son bond and how they are “kings of the world” and how they have fun together. Personally, it was boring for me!

Miraksam” is the family song picturized on the 4 main characters in their home. The ever reliable Sudesh Bhosle provides the vocals for Amitabh, while Sonu Nigum, Sunidhi Chauhan, and Mahalaxmi support the rest. Singing by all is fun and enegetic, the song itself takes a few listens before you begin tapping your feet to the beats. It has that nice punjabi feel to it and should catch on, especially with the small rap and the continuous use of MIRAKSAM.

The next track is probably one of the most annoying holi songs I’ve heard in recent times. I never liked

Anu Malik’s voice as a singer and he fails this time as well. Sunidhi Chauhan also sounds awkward in “Do Me A Favour Let’s Play Holi”. The only thing that’s good about the song is the music because it has the ‘cher-char’ feel to it, but other than that, the song and lyrics are a miss. Perhaps the song will be more entertaining to watch for the choreography picturized on Akshay and Priyanka.

Toot Gaya” is a sad song sung by Kailash Kher. Sameer actually makes an impressive use of words to talk about heartbreak. This seems like a more situational song, but should gel will with the background of this family drama. Once you hear it, you’ll see that the music and the song should be given a chance for repeat listen. “Tandav Music” appears twice on the CD. It’s a heavy instrumentals tandav music piece. Its quite good, however, I’m curious to know where it will be placed in Waqt.

Finally, we have another love duet, that is one of my personal favourites of the year, “Chhup Jaa Chhup Jaa”. It begins with an infectious beat of the guitar and flutes and continues to rise with the sweet singing by Sonu Nigum and Sunidhi Chauhan (especially when she sings aah-aah). At first, it sounds like some church music, but it turns into a sure-fire romantic tune.

Overall, I would recommend Waqt because it is one of the better albums released this year with some songs that’ll remain with you throughout 2005.

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