Dia Mirza needs a hit.
Emraan Hashmi of Murder finally gets to be a solo hero.
Director Anurag Basu helms a love story after the supernatural Saaya (John Abraham, Tara Sharma) and the sensual Murder (Mallika Sherawat, Ashmit Patel, Hashmi).
Composer Nadeem Shravan's repertoire includes Aashiqui, Saajan, Pardes, Raja Hindustani, Dhadkan and the more recent Raaz and Andaaz.
So how is the music of Tumsa Nahin Dekha?
The songs don't make a lasting impression.
Even Dhuan dhuan, with a piano piece by no less than European star Richard Clayderman, disappoints because of the below average rendition by Roop Kumar Rathod.
Yes, comparisons are unfair, but you read Sonu Nigam's Tanhaiyaan on the cover and immediately think of Tanhaai from Dil Chahta Hai. And you are disappointed with this composition.
Mujhe tumse mohabbat hai has two versions. The hip-hop and vibrant remixed version by DJ Aqeel is better. Both Shreya Ghosal and Shaan give a decent rendition.
Shreya is the only female voice in the album. Except for Dhanak ka rang, where she sounds shrill, she does well.
Bheed mein by Udit Narayan and Ghoshal is trademark Nadeem-Shravan. It is melodious, but lacks freshness.
That is the case with all the songs in Tumsa Nahin Dekha. And Sameer's predictable lyrics do nothing to salvage the tracks.
Other tracks on the album include the Udit Narayan and Ghoshal rendered Maine soch liya and Woh humse khafa hain and Richard Clayderman's instrumental version of Yeh dhuan dhuan.