Alright, so finally Madam Malai is here to help you tap your feet to the latest sensation. Veena Malik’s debut film Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hain has been in the news for all the reasons that have nothing to do with the film, with she being reported missing (when she was only holidaying without informing anyone) to Madam Malai being pitched in to become the next Sheila or Munni.
‘Madam Malai’ is not the first track of the album but we listened to it first considering the aggressive approach of the filmmakers, composers and producers with this song. Let us accept, Veena Malik is no Malaika Arora Khan or any Katrina Kaif. She does worse than what Mallika Sherawat did with Jalebi Bai. Talking about the composition of Aabfm (whatever that means), Madam Malai is a disaster. Item numbers bank a lot on the singer and the dancer (actor). Mamta Sharma (singer) disappoints yet again. This makes it two in a row for her, ‘Billori’ in Chakradhaar and this one. She may be touted as the replacement of Sundhi Chauhan for raunchy numbers but she is perhaps a little way too behind to match up to her predecessor’s talent in this genre.
‘Vada Pav’, not the kind of lyrics you would expect for a song unless you are talking about a Vaastav, Satya or Munnabhai. Well, we still do not lose hope but the lyrics are simply hilarious. You would not laugh with the song but laugh at the state of things. Anu Malik had epitomized the usage of samosa and such mundane words and weaved his magic of inspired music for a decade. Unfortunately, Aabfm is not Anu Malik even if he has to out rightly get into plagiarism. ‘Vada Pav’ speaks of everything that Mumbai is known for but doesn’t drive anything home.
‘Mumbai Money Hai’ is the kind of song that you could have heard playing at the nooks and corner of the city back in the 1970s or 80s. With a composition like this one and the lyrics (Vijay Akela), there is no way Mamta Sharma or anyone for that matter can salvage this dismal effort. Glorifying Mumbai is good and saying Mumbai Money Hai is even better but it depends on how you say it and what you are trying to say exactly whether or not you can impress your listener.
‘Apun Ki Life’ brings back Amit Kumar, the son of yesteryear icon and singing legend Kishore Kumar. I don’t really remember Amit Kumar singing a song ever in aamchi Mumbai style and naturally there is nothing that impresses in ‘Apun Ki Life’.
Having toiled enough with Mumbai and Madam Malai, Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hain decides to get a little intellectual with thoughts on Jeevan being Nadiya Ka Pani in the last song ‘Nadiya’. Arun Daga tries his best to sing it with élan but the lyricist Vijay and composer Aabfm ensures that this one does not get to become even an acceptable track.
Source: Bollywood Hungama