Monday, August 6, 2007

Marigold: Not Good Music?

Marigold is coming to the cinema halls next week. Now, it is the time of enjoy its music. Well, it seems that not every one is too much excited with the songs of Marigold. This is the first Hollywood film of Salman Khan and he is eager to see it become successful.

Meghna Menon has strongly criticized the music of Marigold.

She wrote:

The music of the Salman Khan-starring Hollywood flick 'Marigold' is quite a disappointment, especially when you know it has been composed by none other than Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, the ruling kings of Bollywood music.

In their effort to mix Western-Indian musical arrangements with Hinglish lyrics, they nearly forget the demand of this millennium's music and end up with what could be called a less-than-average-album.

It starts off with 'Listen to the music'. Ali Larter lends her voice along with Shaan and Truth Hurts to the song. An all-in-all English number, it comprises major Indian musical arrangements with occasional Western inputs. A moderately paced track, Ali's husky voice isn't bad and the song would be best heard while watching the film.

Very strong words indeed! The problem of Marigold is that it is a Hollywood movie. In Bollywood movies, songs and dance are the life and blood of any movie. On the other hand, music is not so much important in most Hollywood movies. So, I am not surprised if Marigold songs fail to win the heart of many people.