Film: Milenge Milenge
Music director: Himesh Reshammiya
Singers: Alka Yagnik, Jayesh Gandhi, Himesh Reshammiya, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Sonu Niigaam, Suzanne D'Mello and Shreya Ghoshal
Rating: 2 stars
Either it's because Milenge Milenge is releasing after a delay of five years or Himesh Reshammiya wanted to take inspiration from bygone decades - whatever it might be, the soundtrack of this Kareena Kapoor-Shahid Kapoor-starrer has old-fashioned songs, barring one or two.
The album offers five originals and five remixes.
It starts with Himesh singing Kuch toh baaki hai. He has sung the slow-paced song in his signature style and the composition has a heard-before feeling. The track is neither bad nor brilliant.
The song has two more versions - one a bright mix and the other a remixed version that is faster in pace.
Next in line is the title track Milenge Milenge, which shows some promise. Sung by Himesh and Shreya Ghoshal, it has haunting music and strong orchestration that generates interest. It is similar in style to Himesh's composition Dur na jaana from the film Humraaz.
This song, too, has another version which is not very different from the original. The second version has been voiced by Alka Yagnik and Jayesh Gandhi.
Then there is Tum chain ho, a slow romantic track sung by Alka, Sonu Niigaam and Suzanne D. Mello. The rendition starts with English lyrics and then moves on to Hindi. It does make an impact especially with Sonu's soulful voice.
Tum chain ho also has an unplugged version which is a great combination of right composition and impressive singing. With just the sound of a guitar in the background, the love song exudes a tranquilizing effect and is nice and hummable. Himesh gets it right with this one.
Up next is Ishq ki gali, a reminder of the bygone era. This track has Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Jayesh Gandhi behind the mike and it is also quite old-fashioned in its approach, music and style.
It also has a remixed version which is ordinary.
Finally, we have Alka rendering Hare kaanch ki chuddiyan. It doesn't suit today's scenario at all. The vocals, music and lyrics are not in sync with the current trend. Hence the song falls flat and doesn't strike a chord with the listener.
On the whole, the album offers just one-two hummable tracks.