You don’t expect much from the soundtrack of the Aftab Shivdasani-Aamna Shariff starrer Aao Wish Karein. But the album springs a pleasant surprise!
The pick of the lot is Sabse peeche hum khade (Kunal Ganjawala), written and composed by Ankur Tewari. If you get a sense of déjà vu, it’s because Tewari had earlier used this tune in the lesser-known Let’s Enjoy! The song has an old-world charm to it and is breezy and extremely hummable. There are two more versions: Sabse peeche reprise by Kunal and a spunkier version by Sunidhi Chauhan.
Tewari collaborates with McCleary in Tum mere ho (Kunal Ganjawala and Sunidhi Chauhan). This gentle, soft composition is reminiscent of tunes from the ‘50s. It’s a simple, dreamy romantic song with both singers giving it their best.
But Tewari and McCleary disappoint with their next track, Sab yahaan hai (Kunal Ganjawala). Designed as a playful celebratory song, it fails to rise above the ordinary. Average fare.
Music director Xulfi (he sang the popular Laree choote from Ek Chaalis Ki Last Local) composes and lends his voice to the next track – Kuch aisa, an upbeat romantic number that gets your attention the first time you hear it. There is a sad version to this song which makes for good listening too.
Reh jaane do (Xulfi) is a pleasing soft number but is better suited to an Indi-pop album than the soundtrack of a film. The music of Aao Wish Karein is refreshing and makes for decent listening.
Verdict: Above average.