All eyes are on the music of this Emraan Hashmi starrer 'Aashiq Banaya Aapne'. And why not when regardless of the fate of some of his movies, their music has always been successful. Footpath, Murder, Tumsa Nahi Dekha, Zeher - each of them did good business in terms of album sales with Chocolate too destined for a similar fate. Will ABA, a Balabhai production directed by debutant Aaditya Dutt too join the list? Let's read on.
As things stand now, former Miss India Tanushree Dutta who is the sole lead heroine in ABA would make her debut with Emraan Hashmi, regardless of whether 'Chocolate' release first or ABA. Sonu Sood forms the third angle of this love triangle cum thriller that has music by Himesh Reshammiya and lyrics by Sameer. With good hopes of yet another melodious score by Reshammiya, one plays on the music album of ABA.
Himesh Reshammiya turns singer in a big way with the soundtrack of ABA where he croons as many as 6 tracks (though some of them being multiple versions) out of a total 9. The first to arrive is the title song 'Aashiq Banaya Aapne'. A beautiful rhythm given a melodious feel by Reshammiya's ear pleasing tune and some soothing music arrangements, the number is highly catchy on the first listening itself. Sameer's lyrics compliment the mushy mood extremely well while Reshammiya's stint behind the mike is quite positive. He sings in a 'sufiana andaaz' while maintaining a contemporary touch hence coming up with a beautiful number that would be remembered for some time. Shreya Ghoshal is the female singer roped in for the track but undoubtedly it is Reshammiya's song [both musically and rendition-wise] all the way.
One looks forward to how the 'Remix' by Akbar Sami of such a track would sound once you see it coming your way. But to your pleasant surprise it turns out to be quite trendy with an increased pace and some solid discotheque beats. The graph of the track is turned completely upside down with this solo by Reshammiya that should be used for the promotion of the movie a la the fast versions of 'Dhoom', 'Woh Lamhe' [Zeher], 'Baras Ja' [Fareb] and 'Bunty Aur Babli' were used.
A warm welcome to the Indian Idol Abhijeet Sawant to the world of playback singing who croons his first ever song for a Bollywood flick - 'Mar Jaawan Mit Jaawan'. A fun-filled high-paced heavy-on-beats song that get you feet moving with the very first note, it shows you an altogether different facet of Abhijeet Sawant who had formed a 'boy next door' lovey dovey soft image for himself. This is because in this duet with Sunidhi Chauhan, he gets in a playful mode and makes you hit the dance floor in this routine yet entertaining tune by Reshammiya.
Sufiana mood of the album returns after a short 'bhangra' break with 'Aap Ki Kashish', yet another great number with Reshammiya at the helm as a singer. A track belonging to the genre of Pakistani pop, this is yet another rhythmic fusion track sung by Reshammiya, Krishna and Ahir who tag along well to deliver a song with a punch. A well-worded catchy number that you would see yourself singing soon after hearing a couple of times, this is yet another track that impresses in a big way after the title song. Also, such is the beauty of the song 'Aap Ki Kashish' that it appears two more times. First with just Reshammiya and Ahir coming together in a duet and then the 'remix' of the same appearing in the end. Just like the title song, here too the remix by Akbar Sami is quite impressive and one can easily put on the number in a repeat mode while on a long drive.
KK does a complete voice modulation for his take on 'Dilnashin Dilnashin'. Yet another foot tapping number that may not be having a similar punch as the two wonderful tracks before it, it still is decent enough as a filler in the album. Again a high-on-beats number with a traditional flavor, 'Dilnashin' too appears in a remix, this time by Chetas.
Sad, but Ali Zafar's 'Rangeen' from his recent album 'Huqa Pani' is ripped off as 'Dillagi Mein Jo Beet Jaaye Zindagi', a seemingly campus track that has a full force of Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Himesh Reshammiya, Jayesh Gandhi, Sunidhi Chauhan and Vasundhara Das lending their vocals. If one ignores the source behind the inspiration, this fun track written by Muddassar Aziz reminds of the Nasir Hussain - R.D.Burman compositions that one heard in the 70s. No doubt it's an enjoyable track but one wonders if an otherwise original Heshammiya really had to zero-in on this tune?
Go and have a great time with the title song 'Aashiq Banaya Aapne' and 'Aap Ki Kashish'. These two numbers are good enough reasons to go for the music album that successfully showcases Reshammiya's prowess as a singer.