Madhur Bhandarkar’s next film, Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji is a comedy about love. It is about how three different men played by Ajay Devgn, Omi Vaidya and Emran Hamshi all go down the path towards a happy ever after. Pritam has composed the music for the film, and as it is his first soundtrack for 2011, has he started out the year on the right track?
First off is Abhi Kuch Dino Se, with Mohit Chauhan on the mike and Neelesh Misra penning the lyrics. It is a nice easy track that gets your foot tapping. The song speaks of how easily we fall in love and how some find it hard to detect they are in love, and you ease into a comfort zone with the melody, Mohit’s voice and the lyrics. Simple, sweet and a tad upbeat, the track is sure to remain with you after proceeding on to the next song.
When it comes to casual melody, Sonu Niigam is an old favourite and how good does he sound on Tere Bin! Tere Bin is your perfect ‘Hopelessly in Love’ track written by Kumaar. There is a reprise version by Naresh Iyer. Where Sonu has a refined hold on the words and smoothly flows through the track he is momentarily stopped in between by the English lines Kumaar added which act more as fillers. Naresh Iyer has raw appeal that gives the lyrics a slightly mellowed feel. In fact you could say there was more of a sense of hopelessness when Naresh takes the mike. However, both are exceptional in there renditions. There is a remix version but Sonu gets lost in the upbeat yet lacklustre song.
Yeh Dill Hai Nakhrewala is perhaps the dampener on a thus far pleasant soundtrack. Neelesh seems to lose his foot hold on this one as it’s lyrically plain and ordinary. Even with Shefali Alveras back on the playback singer bandwagon and doing an ok job, the song slips below par. The song is a good attempt at old school rock and may make one reach for a cowboy hat; it falls into easily forgettable category with mediocre lyrics.
With Jadugari, Kunal Gunjanwala does what he knows best. Make you swoon. While the song is pleasant and is another hopeless in love track with Sanjay Chhel’s lyrics promising the world for your love, there is a sense of d