Though not memorable, Lekar Hum Deewana Dil can’t be dismissed either, writes Joginder Tuteja.
Music by A R Rahman is always special, and so one looks forward to the music of his latest film Lekar Hum Deewana Dil. Amitabh Bhattacharya has written the lyrics.
The album starts brilliantly, with Rahman’s unconventional collage of sounds for Khalifa.
A club number sung by Rahman himself with support from Konakal-Mahesh Vinayakram, Khalifa is the kind of number that can turn into an anthem, provided the film enjoys a long run at the box office.
In fact, this song has the potential to become a chartbuster. Shweta Pandit comes into her own and enjoys every moment behind the mike.
The sound of the guitar kick-starts Maaloom. Jonita Gandhi joins Rahman behind the mike. The number starts with new singer Hriday Gattani, who does just fine.
A slow situational number that has a serene feel to it, Maaloom may not be so catchy but it may fit in well with the film's narrative.
The song that does find a way into your mind and heart after hearing it a few times is Alaahda.
Shiraz Uppal sings this one in a way that pretty much makes it his own. He pitches his voice quite differently at times which makes the song interesting.
With a title like Mawaali Qawwali, one would expect this to be a qawalli. But it is in fact a much more lively number composed by Rahman for Raghav Mathur and Tanvi Shah.
It sounds like a road song with a 1970s touch (in fact, in places, one is also reminded of Dev Anand's films). Much will depend on the way Mawaali Qawwalli will be picturised.
After Khalifa, the only other song in the album that is good is Beqasoor, beautifully sung by Shweta Pandit. She sings it so well that one wonders why her appearance on the Bollywood music scene is so sporadic.
The addition of Nakash Aziz’s voice makes this track really stand out from the rest. After rendering songs like Gandi Baat and Saree Ke Fall Sa, this one is a very different song for him.
Hriday Gattani goes solo in Tu Shining, a smooth flowing number. It would be interesting to see how this easy going track fits into the narrative of Lekar Hum Deewana Dil.
Though not memorable, Lekar Hum Deewana Dil can’t be dismissed either.