Remake of a blockbuster Tamil movie
by the same name, 'Run' is a love story with
dollops of action thrown in and is directed by
south filmmaker Jeeva. Produced by Sridevi
Kapoor, Run stars Abhishek Bachchan and Bhoomika
(who was last seen in an unglamorous role of a
simple small town girl in 'Tere Naam').
She makes a switch with this flick and the
results are to be seen. Himesh Reshammiya who
had a good 2003 (Tere Naam, Zameen)
starts 2004 well with 'Run' that has lyrics by
'Chunariya' and Himesh Reshammiya seem to
have a 'janmon-ka-rishta'. After starting his
career with 'Odh Li Chunariya' in 'Pyaar Kiya
To Darna Kya', Himesh returns with 101st
song about 'chunariya' in 'Sarki
Chunariya Re Zara Zara'. And one just
can't stop appreciating that with amazing
regularity, he delivers yet again when it comes
to 'chunariya'! The song is melodious, treat to
hear and has that typical Himesh Reshammiya
touch of innocence throughout. Alka Yagnik is
clearly the scene-stealer in this track where
she pairs up with Udit Narayan. Bhoomika looks
like a doll while Abhishek Bachchan is his usual
charming self. A winner!
Himesh's penchant for adding a hint of English
lyrics in his songs resurfaces with 'Dil
Mein Jo Baat Hai Keh Doon....do you really feel
the way I do?' A decent love song, it is
nice to see that though all the 8 tracks in the
album are love duets to Himesh and Sameer's
credit, they all sound different...and good! A
nice melodious track that may not set the
box-office at fire but will be a good
placeholder! On the same tune, another song
composed is 'Tere Mere Pyaar Ke Chand'
which is not another version of the same but a
different track all together. Both the tracks
are sung by Alka Yagnik and Sonu Nigam.
Hip-hop beats and the sound of electronic guitar
returns with 'Tere Aane Se' that
has Kumar Sanu at his nasal best (no pun
intended). He is ably supported by Alka Yagnik
in this track that also boasts of a remix.
'Chain Ho Chain Ho' is a top-10 material from word GO and
should definitely find a place in the hearts of
many album listeners. A sweet melodious song
composed in the trademark Reshammiya style with
a western touch woven around the song, there is
no question why the number shouldn't go some
'Nahi Hona Nahi Hona' is a banjara
track by Kumal and Richa Sharma, which is the
only number that seems to be somewhat
out-of-place when compared with other love
songs. The result being that is turns out to be
just about OK!
Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik return to hear
another duet 'Bade Naazuk Daur Se'.
Though the number is again in the league of
typical love songs, the difference here is the
arrangements that raise it to above average. You
do not feel bored and the interest remains
'Run' succeeds in keeping one engaged throughout
the length of the album in-spite of all the
tracks being love duets and not even a single
item track. This itself is the strength of the
album. Aggressive promotion of the album should
ensure good sales.
Go for it for some good times!