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As a child, Aditya Narayan charmed us both as a singer (Rangeela, Akele Hum Akele Tum) and an actor (Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai, Pardes). Aditya now makes his debut as a leading man in Vikram Bhatt’s horror flick Shaapit, the music for which has been composed by three different music directors – Chirantan Bhatt, Najam Sheraz and Aditya himself.

The album kicks off with Kabhi na kabhi, a rock ballad. While the composition is easy on the ears and hummable, Aditya is very impressive with his vocals. He is even better in the soft version of the same track, where he is joined by Suzzanne D’mello.

Chaahata dil, a groovy number, may not be the best romantic track you’ve heard in recent times, but Aditya’s singing does have that X-factor that makes this number quite engaging.

The best song in the album is Tere bina jiya na jaaye composed and sung by Pakistani singer Najam Sheraz. Lingering and soulful, this track impresses right away and tends to grow on you. Since Shaapit is a horror flick, it has to have that one stereotypical ‘bhoot’ track. Ajnabi hawaayein (Shreya Ghosal) fits that bill perfectly – melodious and mysterious. Hayaati ye hayaati (Hamza Faruqui) with its Middle-Eastern flavour is a loud and noisy track – disappointing.

Finally the rock-ish title track sung by Sunidhi Chauhan and Aditya is interesting but average. It has novelty value only because the leading man himself has composed it. As a singer, Aditya Narayan impresses. Let’s hope he does the same with his acting.

Verdict: Just above average

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