Nelly Furtado sang All good things come to an end – and that’s especially true for music directors Jatin and Lalit. The duo who gave us memorable music for films like DDLJ, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Khamoshi and Yes Boss parted ways in 2006, citing personal problems. Lalit has since composed music for films like Showbiz and Life Mein Kabhi Kabhi, but disappointed both times! He now returns with the sound track of Dulha Mil Gaya!
The best number in this 12-song filled album is the title track! Director Mudassar Aziz’s simple, catchy lyrics and Daler Mehndi’s energetic vocals make Dulha mil gaya a fun song to listen to! Picturised on Shah Rukh Khan, this upbeat Punjabi number is likely to be popular for the next few months! Sadly the same cannot be said of the other songs in this album.
Aaja aaja mera ranjhna (Sunanda and Anushka Manchanda) is the stereotypical Bollywood song where the girl pines for her lover. But the tune is reminiscent of all the JL compositions heard in the 90s and sounds jaded. Akela dil (Anuskha Manchanda and Adnan Sami) attempts to be a cool, groovy track but ends up being average stuff!
Dilrubaon ke jalwe (Amit Kumar and Monali Thakur) in spite of some inspired singing fails to make the cut and comes across as a poor cousin of the famous SRK-Sushmita qawwali Tumse milke from Main Hoon Na.
Magar meri jaan (Anuskha, Mahua and Lalit) is also to some extent salvaged by the interesting mix of singers! Rang diya dil (Shreya Ghoshal) and Sonu Nigam’s Tu jo jaan le are not bad tunes but strongly reminds us of the songs from the ’90s and hence likely to have limited appeal.
Finally some excitement comes in the form of Shiri Farhad (Neeraj Shridhar and Tulsi Kumar) thanks to guest composer Pritam! It’s a fairly foot tapping number that should find some popularity. Dulha Mil Gaya would have worked well if it had released in the ’90s, but in today’s times this album may not find many takers!
Verdict: Not happening!