Rating: 2.5/5 stars (Two-and-half-stars)
Rush is another ‘R’ title for Emraan Hashmi after the grand success of Raaz 3. Though the movie started long time back, it is actually hitting the silver screens this festival season while aiming at benefiting from the grand success of Emraan’s last few endeavors. Pritam’s last few soundtracks have seen good acclaims and laurels coming from varied age groups and classe. One expects the same from Rush as well which has lyrics by Ashish Pandit, Kumaar and Sayeed Quadri.
Rush Music Review: Chup Chup Ke (Film Version)
The album blasts away with a beautiful love song Chup Chup Ke (Film Version) in the vocals of Ash King. The track is a mesmerizing melody with stunning male chorus (Muazzam Beg and Rizwan Ali Khan) that has added charm to the song. The arrangements are quite smooth with a Qawali flavor being brough it that makes this composition a remarkable outing. Lyrics penned by Ashish Pandit are poetic, hence resulting in a nice piece of work altogether. The track has another ‘version’ by Shaan which only make Chup Chup Ke even more noticeable.
Rush Music Review: Fukraa
Next in the list is a typical Punjabi number Fukraa in the vocals of once Jazzy B and Hard Kaur. This song starts off with some captivating instrumental arrangements that would invite you to stop for a while and make a note of it. Altogether this one is a pretty ordinary number unlike Pritam’s highly successful experiments, the right blend of English words and Punjabi lyrics make this Kumaar written track reasonably noticeable.
Rush Music Review: Mumkin Nahin
Feeling love and falling in love can be felt with the Mumkin Nahin, a duet in the charming voices of Tulsi Kumar and Anupam Amod. As you listen to this beautiful track, lyrics by Kumaar make you feel really special in love.
Rush Music Review: O Re Khuda
A Pritam album without a Sufi track sounds quite incomplete and with O Re Khuda, the composer has tried to bridge the gap. Sufiyana voice of Javed Bashir and lyrics by Sayeed Quadri cover the distance between God and love, hence resulting in an outing that would surely touch your heart. Addition of chorus in this Sufi track is further well accompanied by modern instruments, hence creating a good impact overall for this sad track that takes the album forward.
Rush Music Review: Rab Ka Junoon
Another dimension of Pritam’s work arrives on the scene with Rab Ka Junoon, a rock number. This one is quite an unusual experiment as it uses heavy metal music with Kumaar’s sufi lyrics. Unfortunately, the songs goes down in much quicker manner when compared to the hurry with which it had begun.
Rush Music Review: Hote Hote
Last track of the album is Hote Hote which starts with techno instrumental music that is actually not so catchy. Vocals given by Ash King and Hard Kaur are not at all rejuvenating while lyrics by Ashish Pandit, Ash King and Hard Kaur also follow this precedence.
Rush Music Review: The Last Word
Overall, Rush is quite an average album with only its first two songs, Chup Chup ke and Fukraa, carrying potential to live up to people’s expectations.