Do Hazaar Ek

out of

Producer: Kiran Ramsay
Director: Raj Sippy
Music: Anand Raaj Anand
Lyrics: Dev Kohli, Manoj Darpan, Anand Raaj Anand

Reviewed by Mandeep Bahra

"2001" - Wow, what a title! However, this is no science-fiction classic, it's just the latest Bollywood offering! This soundtrack displays brief flashes of ingenuity, but these flashes are a little too brief.

Hariharan and Preeti Uttam Singh's "Teri Yeh Bindiya" is an enjoyable rural number that follows a standard formula. Nothing to get too excited about!

Udit Narayan and Kavita Krishnamurthy get a better deal in "Tu Qatil Tera Dil Qatil", a pacy foot-stomper with an imaginative lyric by Manoj Darpan.

"Teri Meri Dosti" sounds like a something that would have been produced by British bhangra band, 'Alaap'. Kumar Sanu and Udit Narayan warble through the 'happy' version while Mohd. Aziz, (where has he been hiding?), is lumbered with the sad version. Both tracks are unimpressive despite the competent singing.

Wait a minute! Do I hear a saving grace? I certainly do! "Yahi To Pyar Hai" is a delectable duet, although I use the term "duet" loosely. Kavita Krishnamurthy sings most of this steamy number while poor Mohd. Aziz gets short-changed again, singing only one line, albeit the title of the song! Never mind, this song is still worth a rewind.

"Rappa Rappa Rum Pum Pum"!!!!!! Help! It's the junior Narayan again! Why does Anand Raaj Anand insist on creating these idiotic numbers for Aditya? Ghoonghat, Masoom, and Aakrosh, all had songs by Aditya! When will Anand
Raaj Anand learn that these numbers are not cute, they're just annoying!

"Neend Udaye" is an okay song by Alka Yagnik which has nothing new to offer, while "Yun Na Rootho" finds Kumar Sanu and Anuradha Paudwal at their blandest!

2001 is worth a listen but just don't expect an 'out-of-this-world' experience!

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