Friday, August 24, 2012


“HALKAT JAWANI” is prototype of salim sulaiman’s recent works – taking a mediocre tune and adding some good innovative background music to make it an above average product. The singing by sunidhi chauhan is good as she sings it with aplomb. As I said earlier, the arrangements are very good. Overall, it is an okay-ish song according to salim sulaiman standards, which will ironically work the most among all the other songs.

“SAAIYAAN”: Rahat Fateh ali khan returns after a brief absence from the music scene and produces an absolute gem. His singing is superb. Salim sulaiman’s tune is soothing and lovely. The use of violin and dholak is awesome. However the resemblance to Yeh honsla (DOR) is unmistakable. Yet, this is a fine song. A track to be heard in the dark of the night with the headphones plugged in your ears.

“MAIN HEROINE HOON”: Sung by Aditi singh sharma, this is a situational song describing kareena. While sharma sings this with a lot of attitude, the tune is a letdown. With interesting lyrics, this haunting track might work better once the movie releases.

“KHWAHISHEIN”: With beautiful piano and guitar initially and drums as the song progresses, this beautiful melody is shreya ghoshal’s show all the way. She is flawless and totally rocks. This song reminded me of “Pareshaan” in places. Anyway, do listen to this song. Absolutely recommended.

“TUJH PE FIDA” is again a rehash of the duo’s previous works. Benny dayal and shraddha pandit try hard, but the song falls flat, atleast for me.

OVERALL, salim sulaiman deliver as they do since their last few albums - an average album.
Khwahishein is the pick of the lot. It is sad to see that the duo are still rehashing their own works, as was the case in their albums last year (Love breakups zindagi, Ladies V/S ricky bahl).
I guess we'll never see the salim-sulaiman who gave us gems like Aaja nachle, Dor and Chak de. Why do I get the feeling that they have settled for mediocrity?
however, For a bhandarkar movie, this soundtrack is apt I guess.

MY RATINGS – 6 / 10