It was Ram Gopal Verma who started the trend of
incorporating promotional music videos for his
otherwise song-less films. He started it with
'Bhoot' ['Bhoot Hoon Main' picturised
on Sunidhi Chauhan] and followed it up with 'Darna
Mana Hai' [Jo Dar Gaya So Mar Gaya'
picturised on Sameera Reddy]. While the trend
has caught up fast with every movie worth its
salt coming up with a promotional video [Dhoom,
Hum Tum, Bluffmaster, Aksar, Tom Dick and Harry,
Humko Deewana Kar Gaye to name a few], RGV
does it again for 'Darna Zaroori Hai',
sequel to his moderately successful 'Darna
Mana Hai'. The girl in question is Nisha
Kothari this time around while Mohit 'James'
Ahlawat too joins her for another music video.
Taabish Romani and Nitin Raikwar, who have been
associated with RGV with number of projects in
last few years are the men behind the film's
DZH mainly has just 3 unique songs along with
remixes of two of them while rest of the album
is stuffed with songs from 'Mr. Ya Miss'
and 'James'. First to come is the heavily
promoted 'Khabardar' that appears in two
versions 'Maut Ka Jayeka' and 'Zindagi
Ka Zayeka'. Mohona Sarkar, who had sung 'Dhokebaaz'
and 'Khud Ko Maar Daala Re' in RGV's
'D' last year, gets yet another opportunity
to make her presence felt in the music industry.
Strong beats, western arrangements and scary
sounds mark the beginning of the first version
'Maut Ka Jayeka' that has Sukhwinder
Singh pairing up with Mohana. Sadly, the song is
nothing but a rehash of 'Khallas' [Company]
with not much difference in terms of pace and
style. The style was anyways exhausted in 'Dhokebaaz'
and hence there is not much interesting when one
gets to hear something so similar in DHZ. The
singers do their job well while the actors
(especially Nisha) performs with conviction too
but it's the music by Taabish Romani that proves
to be a downer. A little slower but similar in
style and rhythm 'Zindagi Ka Jayeka'
follows after a gap. Kunal Ganjawala pairs up
with Mohona but that's still not good enough to
make a beeline for DZH in front of music stores.
After Tabish Romani, it is Nitin Raikwar's turn
to compose and write for the two versions
(original and remix) of 'Aake Darr'.
Scary sounds prevail the beginning of this track
too that is noticeable due to Mohona's style of
rendition where she really stretches her vocals
an extra distance. In a similar style as the
title sequences of a James Bond flick, the music
is intriguing, scary, sensual as well as
exciting. Though it is by no means a classic, it
should do well to create an eerie feel in a dark
auditorium. The tune is again set on a western
base and though the remix version makes
it more, belonging to the dance-mix mode, one
would still prefer the original.
'Boo' is the last original track in the
album and is yet another ordinary tune by
Taabish Romani. The interlude portions in
electronic guitar somehow catch your attention
but the tune on which Sunidhi Chauhan sings
along is simply average. There are scary sounds
and works accompanying the tune that hardly make
an impact. The song would be restricted to the
film's promotion but nothing more than that.
Rest of the tracks have already been heard
before in 'Mr. Ya Miss' ['Fakr Hai Aurat', 'Fakr
Hai Aadmi', 'Kamsin Kali'] and 'James' ['Zindagi
Jeene Ka Naam Hai', 'Jaan Hai']. Since most
of them were just about fine with none turning
out to be a real chartbuster when originally
released, they are still not good enough reasons
to grab the copy of 'Darna Zaroori Hai'.
In the end, 'Darna Zaroori Hai' turns out
to be a lukewarm album that doesn't really hold
your attention much. One of the weakest musical
scores from a RGV film, one wonders if the album
may have sounded better if it was made of
background pieces from the film, just like in
case of 'Satya'?