Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya is a forthcoming romantic-comedy from Tips and UTV Motion Pictures starring beloved reel and (now confirmed to be) real life couple Riteish Deshmukh (Housefull) and Genelia D’Souza (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na).
The music of TNLHG has been released as digital singles at irregular intervals for some time now to much applause with the full album going on sale on the 23 January 2012.
The duo of Sachin Sanghvi and Jigar Saraiya of Shor In The City and FALTU fame have composed the tracks while Mayur Puri and Priya Panchal have penned the tracks. It features the vocal talents of Atif Aslam (‘Tu Jaane Na’ – Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani), Shreya Ghosal (‘Oo La La’ – The Dirty Picture), Mohit Chauhan (‘Sadda Haq’ – Rockstar), Kailash Kher (‘Chaand Sifarish’ – Fanna) and Sunidhi Chauhan (‘Sufianna’– The Dirty Picture).
Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya hits the big screens on 24 February 2012.
The soundtrack gets off to a magnificent start with Piya O Re Piya. The one time protégés of Pritam, Sachin-Jigar have combined the things we love about a Pritam love song with what the audiences have come to love about their romantic compositions like ‘Saibo’ (Shor in the City) and ‘Leja Leja’ (Teree Sang). In short, think ‘Pehli Nazar Mein’ (Race) meets ‘Saibo’. It’s brilliantly performed by Atif and Shreya who compliment each other beautifully while vocalising Priya Panchal’s simple yet elegant lyrics.
The sad version of Piya O Re Piya, if possible, is more endearing than the first. This is mainly due to Atif’s uncanny ability to deliver dynamic emotionally charged renditions.
DJ Suketu remixes the track well enough but it does not possess the sugar-spice-and-everything-nice quality that the originals did.
Jeene De has Mohit Chauhan doing what he does best. It is a nice number of the contemporary-qawali genre that has become extremely popular recently and therefore the masses will take little to no time falling in love with it. Mayur’s lyrics are pleasant enough and have a welcome hint of folk in them. If you like ‘Pee Loon’ from Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai you’ll love this number.
Jeene De – Coffee House Mix has a refreshing acoustic vibe going for it. So if you are getting bored from the influx of Sufis and Qawalis, you will definitely prefer this version of the track.
Pee Pa Pee Pa is next, a decent enough, foot-tapping Punjabi number sung well by Priya Panchal and Diljit Dosanjh. However, surprisingly the remix of the track by VIP Records is the better version of the two. It is a lot more energetic and the upbeat blend of Punjabi and western musical arrangements are certainly more impressive. Mayur’s lyrics, while nothing to rave about, are effective.
Tu Mohabbat Hai is essentially a derivative of Piya O Re Piya however it is slightly less impressive than the latter. That being said, it is still a sweet little number. Atif who is well supported by Priya and Monali Thakur (‘Zara Zara Touch Me’ – Race) do justice to Mayur’s simple yet effective lyrics. DJ Suketu’s remix of the track proves to be a good alternative to the original, mainly because it differentiates the track from Piya O Re Piya.
Fan Ban Gayi puts the comedy in romantic-comedy and it does it with a bang thanks to Sachin-Jigar. Mayur’s well penned lyrics which are equal parts comic and romance laced with some nice Marwadi nuances sound great, mainly because Kailash and Sunidhi do a fine job rendering the track. It is definitely a situational number of sorts but given Genelia and Ritiesh’s comic timings it will definitely make for a stellar comic song-dance sequence. The track’s remix is rather unremarkable as there is nothing in it that the original does not offer.
In summary, unlike previous Sachin-Jigar albums (Teree Sang, Shor in the City, Hum Tum Shabana and FALTU) where one could clearly discern their innovation and style, TNLHG sounds more or less like a Pritam soundtrack. While this will definitely work in the album’s favour, Sachin-Jigar personal style will be quietly missed.
In any event, TNLHG is an entertaining album from start to finish with Piya O Re Piya being the best of the lot. Jeene De closely follows with Tu Mohabbat Hai (Remix) and Pee Pa Pee Pa bringing up the rear. Fan Ban Gayi will definitely find fans (no pun inteneded) if its picturised with equal gusto.