Director : Shoojit Sircar
Music : Abhishek & Akshay, Ayushman Khurana
Lyrics : Vijay Maurya, Akshay Verma, Swanand Kirkire, Kusum Verma, Juhi Chaturvedi, Rochak Kohli, Annu Kapoor and Ayushman Khurana
Starring : Ayushman Khurana, Annu Kapoor, Yami Gautam and John Abraham
Sperm Donor...Ab yeh kya hai! Bizarre subjects and socially amusingly concepts are the food and fodder of multiplex cinema and have managed to pioneer new formats and styles of cinema. VICKY DONOR, a hilarious take on taboo pertaining to infertility and artificial insemination is one such endeavor that promises to add one more chapter in innovative cinema. This Shoojit Sircar (of critically acclaimed YAHAAN fame) directed flick sounds humorous and comes in genre of rom-com with VJ Aushman Khuranna making multifarious debut (actor, singer, lyricist and composer) in it. Music...yes indeed important segment is presumed to be primarily situational with couple of lighthearted melodies embroiled in it. Abhishek-Akshay, upcoming composer duos are the leading musical men of this album with the likes of contemporary Swanand Kirklire, Vijay Maurya, Juhi Chaturvedi and actors like Annu Kapoor and Ayushmann Khurrana in the lyricist segment. Sounds interesting... will they together click as a team? Let's find out!
Quizzically "desi" and volubly germane, the first offering "Rokda" (meaning "cash"), brings out the myriad shades of the materialistically bound caricatures of the flick in contemporary soft-rock ballad format. Akshay Verma's minty "yuppie" voice has a typical Indi-Pop singing breeze that makes a "cool" concoction with equally fresh sounding Aditi Singh Sharma in the backdrop. Akshay Verma's articulately teasing lyrics ("Yeh bhi laa do, Woh bhi laa do, Paison ki yeh holi hai, Jo bhi laa do kum padega, Aasmaan se badi jholi hai...") promises fun-frolicking on-screen moments and delivers the desired needful. It's a trendy cool start for a multiplex friendly musical toil and promises more from this talented composer duo.
For a delightful and colorful romantic evening, love blooms and prospers with enchanting voices and soothing melodic decorum in soulfully composed "Kho Jaane De". Pitched and targeted at uber-cool urbane listeners, it brings out the mellifluously vibrant voices of Clinton Cerejo and talented Aditi Singh Sharma in tandem. Light-hearted and relaxing in its entire rendition, under-rated Clinton's voice is simply delightful to the ears as he ushers out beautifully Juhi Chturvedi's "easy-on-the-ears" lyrics. Aditi Singh Sharma's nimble-touched rendition is another revelation that draws attention and makes this a delightful romantic offering, all it desires is a deserving promotional campaign and promises to be a sparkling situational musical piece in light moments of the flick. Enchanting!!!
Connecting well with garish ambience and glitzy DJ setting of a vibrant Punjabi festive setting, Abhishek-Akshay pelt out their catchiest offering of the enterprise in hugely promoted "Rum Whisky". Helmed on-screen by actor-turned-producer John Abraham with the lead actors, this pep-fizzy "bhangra" track packs a solid drumming "dhol" punches with loud synth-beats, creating a ruckus on the floors. Akshay Verma sings this in roguishly frenzy tone, a genre that so far has been mastered by Mika Singh and delivers out a really rollicking dancing track. Kusum Verma's massy Punjabi lyrics are spicy and give a colorful Punjabi pop-album feel. This time Abhishek-Akshay have caught the nerve of the demanding audiences and cooked up a really hot spicy "item-song" sort of frolicking treat that is surely going to benchmark the presence of this laugh riot in marquee, a thumping "club-remix" is much desired commodity that is missing from the credits. Go for it!