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Toh Baat Pakki

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is on a roll. After his wonderful songs in My Name Is Khan (Sajda) and Ishqiya (Dil toh bachha hai), he is back with Phir se in Toh Baat Pakki. Though not in the same league as the first two songs, Phir se works only because Khan has sung it with such panache!

Sayeed Qadri’s lyrics are simple and befit this slightly old-fashioned tune. Sonu Nigam’s version of the same song doesn’t quite strike the same chord though.

Karle pyar mujhe (Pritam, Rana Mazumdar and Soham Chakraborty) pleasantly surprise but you’re left wondering how this song found its way into a comic film. It seems more like a track from the soundtrack of Life In A… Metro. With heavy orchestration and energetic singing, this rock number makes for good listening. However, Dil le ja (Javed Ali and Shilpa Rao) a noisy Punjabi-flavoured dance track offers nothing new and disappoints.

Jis din (Mika) will be the most popular song in this album – the quintessential Pritam dance track – catchy and fun. Nothing we haven’t heard before, except that Mika replaces Pritam’s regular Neeraj Sridhar in this song. The album ends with a small aarti piece sung by Antara Mitra. And needless to say, every song is available in a remix version.

Post-superhit music in their films like Race, Kismet Konnection and Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, the soundtrack of Tips’s latest offering Toh Baat Pakki turns out to be plain ordinary.

Verdict: Average fare

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