The upcoming film ‘Luka Chuppi’ has five songs and none of them are original compositions. Yes, none of them. This isn’t just surprising but downright embarrassing for a musically rich country like ours wherein several musical geniuses have showcased their talents. Our music is known to be an integral part of everything we do. Be it engaging in poojas, marriages, expressing our dissent or patriotism, music is everywhere. But when such a great art form is reduced to nothing more than rehashing and stealing just for the sake of cash grab, it kills something deep within our hearts (at least mine).
Though none of the songs recreated for this movie are masterpieces even in their original forms, it is still terribly disturbing to see this trend of film producers not going for original music. Music in Indian films has always been an essential part of the narrative because it is integrated with the story line, which is quite a rarity in Hollywood except for in musicals. Lack of original compositions in a movie gives a sign that maybe the movie itself doesn’t have anything new to offer and the music is nothing but an attempt to bring people to the theatres.
With a weird song like “Coca-Cola” in which the actress herself announces that she’s not a bottle of Coca-Cola but a “Whiskey ki Bottle”, after which both the hero and heroine again start singing coca-cola, the music comes across as something which is lacking basic logic. Another song called “Photo”, has the hero singing that he looks at his lover’s photo over a hundred times, though he meets her every day. What the hell on earth is happening!
And obviously these songs have been ruling the charts. I even tried to rant on the comments section of the “Coca-Cola” song but I got zero likes and zero comments, so here I am. Maybe, just maybe, the movie would actually turn out to be good considering the talents involved. Otherwise it looks like a bleak road to mediocrity.