Hate Story 3 engages you right through its four songs, writes Aelina Kapoor.
What does one expect from the music of Hate Story 3? Love songs, a lot of seduction and perhaps an item number.
As it turns out, the soundtrack has all this, and some more.
Kumar Sanu and Anuradha Paudwal had come together for Tumhe Apna Banaane Ki Kasam Khayi Hai more than two decades ago in Sadak, starring Sanjay Dutt and Pooja Bhatt.
Now, Amaal Mallik spins a seductive Tumhe Apna Banane Ka, with singers Armaan Malik and Neeti Mohan, probably to add to Sharman Joshi and Zarine Khan's heated chemistry on screen. Some portions of the song reminds one of Jatin-Lalit's Dekha Teri Mast Nihagon Mein from Khiladi.
Daisy Shah, who was all coy in her debut film Jai Ho, showcases a different avatar in Tu Isaq Mera, where Neha Kakkar adds to her sensual appeal.
Neha has sung many naughty chartbusters for composers Meet Bros and lyricist Kumaar in the past. As a team, they do well with good rap support from Earl Edgar. The song has the right beats to make the sound catchy. A Middle East theme is added to it. Though it may not be memorable, it leaves an impact.
Wajah Tum Ho adds on to countless Aashiqui genre of songs that have mushroomed in the last couple of years. Debutant Baman gets able support from lyricist Manoj Muntashir in the love song.
Armaan Malik is fast turning out to be a reliable singer and he continues to make his presence felt with this track.
Fantasy gets a meaning with a cheesily-written Neendein Khul Jaati Hain, courtesy Shabbir Ahmed, who lets his imagination run wild. The song is funny and youthful with Meet Bros and Kanika Kapoor getting into a 'masti' mood.
All said and done, the music of Hate Story 3 engages you right through its four songs. It does much better than perhaps what the genre demands and actually has some good numbers to enjoy.