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Beth

Oh that song is DIRE. I do love the manpris, though. Musically, it's boring and dated, what with that stupid computer effect on the voice that Cher used back in "Life after Love." (I have a perhaps unreasonable loathing of that effect. I hated it when Cher did it, and it's even wore on every subsequent use.) The dance moves are choppy, though at least Salman can sort of do them and they don't make him look toooo much like an insanely bloated robot. I do give the backing boys points for enthusiastic jumping.

katherine

Yeah, the soundtrack isn't a thrill, but on some level, it's oh, so, very Salman. But after three fairly decent soundtracks lately ("Love Aaj Kal", "Kaminey", and yes, even "Life Partner") it really did clunk. There are a couple of tracks that are good for the gym, though.

My first thought on seeing the video? "Well, at least he leaves his shirt on". (Though it's almost a certainty the shirt will come off at some mildly inappropriate moment in the film).

Saw the trailer for this at the interval for "Love Aaj Kal", and I suspect even without "Dil Bole Hadippa" that I would pass on this one. Yes, even me, who loves to see *everything*.

I will confess that I loved "Life after Love", and I do sorta, kinda like that effect -- but even I think it should be used sparingly.

Rob (a.k.a. The Tech Guy)

That would be your autotuner effect a.k.a. pitch correction (either hardware or software, such as the Auto-Tune(tm) plugin) -- more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitch_correction

If used judiciously, I kinda like it (yeah, I'll confess to actually liking Cher's "Believe", the song that put it on the musical map) but it's gotten a bit over-used, for sure.

Beth

I'm SO glad to have a name for that! Thanks Rob! I was not nuts for Dil Bole Happida's soundtrack either - too samey-samey, as filmi geek would say. Pleasant enough but not noteworthy.

I saw that trailer too and it looked awful - but then again, it's totally not my kind of film. Nor is Blue, whose trailer made me throw up a little yesterday.

Oh Salman. Thank goodness he's around - it's so much fun to make fun of him.

katherine

I'll say I don't *love* the whole Dil Bole Hadippa soundtrack, but I'm guessing it'll work nicely for the picturisations. The main track, "Hadippa" is my favourite, I think, I can't see any of the others staying long in rotation on my iPod. Though I do like the "Hadippa" remix, it's rare that I like remixes At All.

But Pritam has done three soundtracks in a row -- I think that *one* turned out to be serviceable and pleaseant with at least one high note, while the other two are quite, quite good (oh, okay, "Life Partner" is good, not quite, quite good), says something. I mean, he could have turned out the "Wanted" soundtrack. (Ouch.)

I know what you mean about Blue. I'm guessing yet another overhyped Akshay Kumar film that doesn't deliver, yet will still bring in the fans.

Beth

Oh geeze, I've been doing that all day, typing "happida" instead of "hadippa." Please excuse!

I'm just not on the Akshay train. I like him fine, but whatever. I still can't decide if I want to rent Chandni Chowk.

katherine

No worries, I just realized I misspelled "pleasant". Some days are like that.

You know, when I saw "Bhagham Bhag" (despite what you might think of the film itself), I thought Akshay might end up winning me over. And I really liked him in Namastey London. But it's been all downhill from there.

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