First things that are noticed about the album is that it has plenty of songs and despite not being a very high profile release we can find singers like Sonu Nigam, K.K. and Javed Ali on the album. From the looks of the plot, poster etc. I think we can expect traditional songs.
First on the album is "Ishq Ke Parindey" which has an amazing composition. A good use of Indian instruments combined with good vocals from Sajjad Ali, and the female vocals on the background really complete this song.
Though it might not stand out among other similar songs if this is your style of music, then this song probably is a satisfying addition to your playlist. There is also another version, but it doesn`t even last 1.5 minutes, so perhaps it is just for during the movie.
The second song is "Tumse Mil Ke" sung by Javed Ali and Palak Muchhal, who both have great and unique voices, they present us with a sweet romantic song. This songs has a very lovely and happy feeling to it and is accompanied by lovely lyrics as well. On hearing this song it is difficult not to hum along.
Another duet by Javed and Palak, "Rab Se Maang" immediately grabs your attention with the melodious intro, soon the beat starts and it promises to be an amazing song and amazing it is. Everything about this song is great and the lyrics are perhaps the most beautiful of all, such praising of lovers.... Normally it would have been a good duet, but the lyrics really elevate it to a higher level. The remix is by far not as likeable as the original, perhaps unless you`re in a remix or club mood. Seeing Mohd. Irfan`s name is reason enough to get excited, however not having a reprise version and being presented instead with this is really too bad.
"Ek Hatheli" is another soft duet. This time sung by Sonu Nigam and Keka Ghoshal. It sounds like a song from several years (like a decade) ago. It is nothing new or amazing and it would probably be average or ok then, making it somewhat special now. Songs these days are different, however songs like these have been enjoyed for a long time and it is nice to hear a new one come by. Has 2 more versions on this album, a sad one, which is quite short of duration and perhaps for the best as it seems more like a situational song for in the movie, there also the remix version which has a bit of a lounge feeling, though slightly enjoyable it doesn`t really impress. The original version is by far the best.
"Saiyyan" seems like a song which is lost on this album between all the traditional love songs. There is a minimal instrumental composition. The song is a combination of classical singing with a modern techno beat accompanied by Indian instruments, a unique song, though with just over 2 minutes way too short.
"Dil Tod Ke" sung by K.K., who nowadays sings few Bollywood songs, but perhaps that makes them even more magical. Another good song, on what turns out to be a very delightful soundtrack. K.K. has a very pleasant voice and is great in these soulful performances. It is so serene that when it`s playing you might not notice it, but when you notice it the entire song is very enjoyable.
The last, of the regular, songs is "Qawwali- Maula Karde Karam". It lasts a staggering 7 minutes which means 7 minutes to enjoy this song.
Overall the album is very good, on all areas: the singers, the lyrics and especially the compositions are good, with great instrumental work every song is a bit magical. If you like traditional songs I would really recommend this soundtrack.
Bollywoodmood`s Pick: Rab Se Maang, Ek Hatheli and Tumse Mil Ke
- Good amount of songs
- Traditional Songs
- Each song is good
- Good performances, lyrics and compositions.