Music Review:Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani(Pritam)
by Srikanth Mantravadi
And the Dream Run Ends…
The platitudinal-non existent melody of Aa Jao Meri Tamanna is not at all enjoyable and has Pritam merely filling up the soundtrack with his umpteenth assembly line creation(Can’t really blame the guy,he’s churning out OST’s by the week).Main Tera Dhadkan Teri is marginally better with a pumping techno sound,a zingy hook line and a sprightly KK to put some life into it.It is one of those songs which you would probably play for a while after which it looses sheen rapidly(I felt the same with Pritam’s Aa Paapi and Twist as well).Follow Me follows the same route but without even the above pluses.Duh! This is for the hard core fans of Hard Kaur! One listen to Oh By God & Prem Ki Naiyya and it is obvious the composer is least interested with the outcome of this.Only the singers save this from ignominy.
Tera Hone Laga Hoon and Tu Jaane Na,sung in the instantly recognisable frail-ephemeral vocals of Atif,are by far the best songs of the album and give this below par album some respectability.The former opens with an exquisite two line crooning that goes something like this..Shining in the setting sun like a pearl up on the ocean,Come and feel me….Come and heal me.Have to say the lyricists have come a long way from writing utterly chintzy ‘English’ lyrics that one would shudder listening to.The song itself is hugely benefitted by the angelic singing of Alisha Chinai who sheds her otherwise cloying timbre for a mesmering performance.On the other hand Tu Jaane Na,which opens with a striking qawwali like portion,is absolutely relishable in terms of it’s slow,soulful and tasteful progression with absorbing ebbs and flows.Coming to Atif,he is one of the few singers who sings in a high pitch with admirable ease,his caught-a-cold-just-now does ample justice to the song.Compared to this Kailash Kher’s Uplugged version is rather bland with only a guitar providing meagre assistance.
Pritam’s middling score for APKGK suffers from a fatigue induced sound.
My Picks-Tu Jaane Na,Tera Hone Laga Hoon
My Rating-One Cheer!!