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A Good Time Pass: Jo Hum Chahein

Jo Hum Chahein seems to be an urban coming-of-age romance starring newcomers Sunny Gill and Simran Kaur Mundi. Sachin Gupta, known for the glitzy soundtrack of Vivek Oberoi-starrer Prince (2010) has been roped in to compose the songs for this film. The album consists of five original compositions featuring prominent singers like KK, Sunidhi Chauhan and Shreya Ghoshal.

The soundtrack opens with the energetic Aaj bhi party. Suraj Jagan’s stylish vocals, an infectious chorus and simple, sing-along lyrics make this number quite a groovy party track! Though Ishq hothon se is a fairly routine melody, KK and Shreya Ghoshal add their charm and make it an enjoyable ballad.

Abhi abhi kicks off interestingly with Sasha Tirupati’s distinct vocals. The song, about broken hearts, gets more interesting with KK’s entry. Kumaar’s lyrics convey pathos effectively making this mellow number a decent listen.

Sachin plays it safe with One more one more, a dance track woven around a desi melody. The singers, Neeraj Sridhar and Sunidhi Chauhan, are effective but can’t do much to bring life to this routine number. Peepni is also a fast-paced party song that’s likely to become the most popular number in this album.

While Jaspreet is a competent singer, it’s Monali’s chic vocals that’s the highlight of this Punjabi-style dance number. Kumaar’s Hinglish lyrics seem a bit of a force-fit though.

Jo Hum Chahein works well as a one-time listen.

Verdict: Average fare

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