Film: 'Joker'; Music Directors: GV Prakash Kumar and Gaurav Dagaonkar; Lyricist: Shirish Kunder; Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan, Adarsh Shinde, Udit Narayan, Daler Mehndi, Sonu Kakkar and Shweta Pandit; Rating: **1/2
'Joker' marks the first Bollywood outing for music maestro AR Rahman's nephew GV Prakash Kumar. He has composed five tracks in the album, and one song is composed by Gaurav Dagaonkar. All songs have been penned by the movie's director, Shirish Kunder.
The album gets a jump-start with 'Kafirana (I want fakht you)". Composed by Dagaonkar, the item number, which has Chitrangda Singh giving a rare glimpse of her dance moves, has a lot of dhol beats and a catchy tune. The lyrics are a mix of Hinglish (Hindi and English) and Marathi, and giving them voice are Sunidhi Chauhan and Adarsh Shinde. They have done justice to this peppy composition.
Next on the playlist is "Jugnu". Crooned by Udit Narayan, it ends up reminding the listener of his song "Yeh taara woh taara" fom "Swades". However, if the two are compared, the composition of "Jugni" is quite ordinary, and it fails to make an impact. Narayan has maintained his charm with the vocals and has been supported well by chorus and whistling. Good for a one-time listen, but nothing beyond that....more
05:03 PM, Aug 06, 2012