Finding Fanny

In the midst of mega budget blockbusters like ‘Happy New Year’ and ‘Bang Bang’, a rather different film has slowly become a talking point in Bollywood as well as among general audiences. The film is the Homi Adjania directed satiric comedy, ‘Finding Fanny’. The film is coming out on 12th September and it stars Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Pankaj Kapur and Naseeruddin Shah. Not only the plot and cast of the film is unique but so is its music.

The music of the film was released on 19th August. The soundtrack has been composed by Mathias Duplessy, Sachin Gupta and composer duo Sachin-Jigar. On the other hand the lyrics have been contributed by several persons, Alan Mercer, Mukhtiyar Ali, Jigar Saraiya, Sachin Gupta and the film's producer, Dinesh Vijan.

The soundtrack is short with only 4 tracks and 12 minutes 46 seconds running time but nonetheless it is as unique as it gets.  At a time when composers are going in the tried and tested way again and again, this new album is like breath of fresh air. The film is set in the backdrop of Goa so there is bound to be a major European influence. The makers have brought in French musician Mathias Duplessy as the primary composer and the decision has paid rich dividend.

 ·‘Fanny Re’- The title track composed by Duplessy has been sung by Rajasthani singer Mukhtiyar Ali. The bossa nova sound is quite new for Bollywood. It is soothing and is also very hummable. While not a typical Goa song it has managed to reflect the flavor.  It is peppy and at the same time romantic. The song is accompanied by a funny video featuring all the lead characters of the film.

· ‘Mahi Ve’- This is another version of the title track. The only difference is that the words ‘Mahi Ve’ replace ‘Fanny Re’ and has more Punjabi words in the lyrics. While the composition is the same, the original version is better than this one.

· ‘Shake your bootiya’- composed by Sachin-Jigar and sung by Divya Kumar, this track has become the most popular from the film. It is a foot tapping number with crazy lyrics and catchy music.

 ·‘Ding Dong’- sung by the composer Mathias Duplessy himself, this is a guitar driven track with English lyrics. While not as catchy as the other two songs, it sounds good once you hear it.

Verdict- the experimental soundtrack perfectly matches the nature of the film. Composers have done an excellent job.
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