Ugly Aur Pagli (2008) - Music Review

Cast : Mallika Sherawat, Ranvir Shorey, Manish Anand, Tinu Anand, Sushmita Mukherjee, Vihang Nayak, Bharti Achrekar, Sapna Bhavnani
Directed by : Sachin Kamlakar Khot
Producer : Rangita Pritish Nandy, Pritish Nandy
Music Director : Anu Malik
Lyricist : ------------
Release Date : 1 August 2008

Guess Ugly Aur Pagli is turning out to one film where the leading actors are not worried at all about the joke being on them. So much so that even the film's title doesn't spare them and calls out the leading lady as mad and the man as ugly looking! The actors in question? Ranvir Shorey and Mallika Sherawat, the unlikeliest of couples, just as was in case of PNC's last romantic comedy Pyaar Ke Side Effects.
This time around, it is Anu Malik at the helm of affairs and one hopes that he gets it right yet again after his recent release Love Story 2050. Amitabh Verma gets one of his biggest assignments till date with an entire album to his credit.
Well, is it indeed Anu Malik or instead Pritam who is at the helm of affairs here? That's because the moment the opening number 'Talli' begins, you know that the new age club sound is clearly belonging to Pritam territory. Add to this Hard Kaur coming up with her English-Punjabi rendition and you know that it is going to be one fun outing.
Well, this is not all as Mika Singh joins soon along with Anmol Malik, Anu's daughter, and together they have total 'dhamaal' in the offering. A dance floor number that has Ranvir, Mallika and Hard Kaur matching steps while being in high spirits, 'Talli' is an instant winner and makes an immediate impression in the very first listening. And 'sone pe suhaga' is the 'remix version' that ensures that the tempo of Ugly Aur Pagli remains consistent from start till the finish of the album.
Ishq Bector, who is fast rising up in Bollywood's rap-n-reggae scene, comes along with Anushka Manchanda for 'Karle Gunaah'. As it turns out, this is second straight winner for Anu Malik who goes holds-no-bar to create a club song, which just goes perfectly with the urban requirements of the film. While Bector kick starts the proceedings, Anushka holds fort for most of the song's duration with her Punjabi rendition.