You aren’t really sure what to expect from the music of Kismet Love Paisa Dilli a.k.a. KLPD. The film is neither a quintessential love story nor a regular ‘masala’ flick that could accommodate music of all shapes and variety. Since it’s a story of one night going wrong for the protagonists, you do wonder how director Sanjay Khanduri (who made Ek Chalis Ki Last Local, again belonging to the same genre, earlier) would actually fit in the songs here. You look forward to a surprise or two in the offering with composers Amjad-Nadeem and lyricist Shabbir Ahmed at the helm of affairs and Santokh Singh chipping in as well.
There is a surprise in store at the very beginning with a ‘Band Baaja Baraat‘ kind of setting in ‘Dhishkiyaon‘. With Sonu Nigam’s name arriving in the credits, there is further weight added to the song which is a good mix of rhythm and melody. In fact on hearing the song repeatedly, there is a distinct Sajid-Wajid touch that you find in ‘Dhishkiyaon‘ which is an out and out fun outing with Ritu Pathak heard in the later stages. Shabbir Ahmed’s lyrics facilitate the mood setting here while Amjad-Nadeem do the rest by coming up with a high energy song that has in it to stay on with the listener till the film is in the running.
However the song that should stay on for much longer than just the film’s run is ‘Appy Budday‘. The song seems to be coming straight from a Punjabi film setting and is the kind that finds instant attention coming its way. ‘Baby Baith Pajero Mein, Tera Appy Budday Manaenge‘ is the kind of song that has worked really well in Punjabi films and now that it is finding place in KLPD, expect it to cover a good distance here too. Santokh Singh does quite well in getting lyrics; tune as well as rendition right for this yet another fun number that arrives in a ‘videshi’ and ‘desi’ version.
Thankfully the difference shows (unlike many other remixes) as there is change in setting, arrangements, lyrics, chorus as well as the pace. While one waits to see how far ‘Appy Budday‘ helps in creating visibility around the film, one thing which is assured is that the song would find a prominent place in the DJ collection up North for weddings and other celebrations.
Amjad-Nadeem and Shabbir Ahmed come back on the scene for rest of the album and by this time one realises that the music has certain set mood to it which is independent of film’s narrative. Since KLPD is hardly the kind of film that warranted Vivek Oberoi and Mallika Sherawat getting into a mushy romantic outing, the makers have taken the route of fun, ‘masti’ and ‘mazaa’ with the songs bearing a consistent pace and styling. ‘Jugaad‘ again has a quintessential North Indian setting to it with a strong Punjabi base to it. With Sukhwinder Singh and Mamta Sharma coming together, the song is predictable, yet decent.
Last to arrive is the title song, ‘Don’t Fuff My Mind‘. This is the one which plays along with the talkie promos of the film and is also in news for Mallika Sherawat appearing as a cop and a nurse in the video. Mika Singh is the chosen one for the job and the team makes sure that the song is totally different from A.R. Rahman’s version of ‘Ye Dilli Hai Mere Yaar‘ [Delhi 6]. This one, along with the ‘remix’, too talks about ‘Dilli’ and the idiosyncrasies attached to it. Though one does feel that this one could have further gone all the way, it actually is the one that goes with the film’s narrative and has Vivek Oberoi rapping a line or two.
One can clearly sense that the makers wanted the music of Kismet Love Paisa Dilli to be instant coffee where the compositions do their job and get the film noticed instead of thinking of making a long lasting composition. For a film that hasn’t really been designed as a musical, it is still a good bet to actually have fun songs like ‘Appy Budday‘ and ‘Dhishkiyaon‘ filling in the narrative. Expect these to find good popularity up North on a long run.
Appy Budday (Videshi), Dhishkiyaon