Nothing extraordinary about ‘Tum Milo…’ music (IANS Music Review)March 14th, 2010 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
By Ruchika Kher
Film: “Tum Milo Toh Sahi”; Music Director: Sandesh Shandilya; Lyricist: Irshad Kamil; Singers: Shaan, Raghav Sachar, Kunal Ganjawala, Sukhwinder Singh, Dominique Cerejo and Sunidhi Chauhan; Rating:**
He is the man behind the lilting melody “Suraj hua madham” in “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham”, but composer Sandesh Shandilya hasn’t been able to give us something as refreshing in upcoming film “Tum Milo Toh Sahi”.
The film, which stars Nana Patekar, Dimple Kapadia and Suniel Shetty, among others, has six songs on offer.
It opens with the title track sung by Shaan. The song starts with a few English lyrics and then graduates to Hindi. The love ballad is a decent hear and the use of guitar, saxophone and drums gives it an edge. However, the song would have sounded better without the irregular spurts of English lyrics.
Up next is “Janemann”, which begins as the slower version of the title track. The song crooned by Raghav Sachar then takes a leap and gains tempo. The orchestration becomes strong and influences of rock music can be felt. It’s a nice song.
Then there is another romantic track “Bekhauf mohabbat” with Kunal Ganjawala behind the mike. The song is composed in the present time but sounds old owing to its music.
Next in line is “Chal haath mila” by Sukhwinder Singh. An upbeat and enthusiastic song, this is one of the better numbers in the album.
“Loot” sung by Dominique Cerejo has a heard-before feel. It is energetic and has an inspirational tone. The fast-paced song is neither brilliant nor bad.
Finally there is “I am bad” sung by Sunidhi Chauhan and Ganjawala. There is nothing new that the song offers. It is characterised by an amalgamation of western beats along with the traditional Indian dhol. A very average song.
On the whole, one expected more from Shandilya. The album offers nothing extraordinary or fresh.
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