While high profile Ram Gopal Varma is
churning movies after movies with 'Factory' and
hogging all the publicity and limelight, there
is another production house that is low profile
in comparison but still comes up with a new
movie and a different theme every quarter at
least. Yes, Bhatts who are not as hyped by media
as other production houses come up with '
Tumsa Nahi Dekha ' after their last
superhit release ' Murder '. Saregama
Films and Mukesh Bhatt join hands in this love
story between a club dancer played by Dia Mirza
(who does the famous Merlyn Monroe skirt swing
on the album cover) and Emraan Hashmi. TND is
directed by Murder director Anurag Bose
and has music department handled by Mahesh
Bhatt's favorite Nadeem Shravan and lyricist
Sameer. TND is equally important for Dia Mirza
and Emraan Hashmi, who graduates from being a
second lead in ' Footpath ' to playing
a gray character in this year's biggest hit '
Murder ' to being a conventional sole
hero - lover boy kind.
pianist Richard Clayderman, whose couple of well
composed pieces went unnoticed in Rajshri's
recent dud ' Uff Kya Jadoo Mohabbat Hai
', does his piano act again in ' Yeh
Dhuan Dhuan ' that is sung by Roop
Kumar Rathod and Shreya Ghoshal. Though this
60's style composition is good with a fine
instrumental on piano by Richard, the song
somehow turns out to be disappointing mainly due
to wrong selection of the two singers. Both of
them try hard but do not succeed at all,
especially Roop Kumar Rathod whose vocals just
do not suit the mood of this romantic song. A
number that could have been good but doesn't
leave an impact!
The one that
impresses on the very first hearing is '
Bheed Mein Tanhaai Mein ' that
has vintage Nadeem Shravan touch in the class of
Kasoor and Raaz. Udit Narayan and Shreya Ghoshal
fully support this melodious number that has an
essence of Mahesh Bhatt-Nadeem Shravan
association. No wonder you feel elated when the
number is repeated again in the album. In fact
on closer look you realize that this is indeed
the biggest ever album for Shreya Ghoshal in her
short career so far as she sings all the numbers
with an exception of one song.
A solo by Sonu
Nigam ' Tanhaiyan ' is
a passable number and appears to be one of those
tracks that look quite good when presented as a
music video from a non-film pop album. Just
After a couple of
melodies, Shreya gets into a hip-hop swinging
mood with ' Mujhe Tumse Mohabbat Hai
' where she is paired with Shaan.
The one, which is on the air, is its
remix version set to tune by DJ Aqeel.
Needless to say, such is the vibrant effect of
this remix that you tend to ignore the original.
It is much more hep, vibrant and high energy
that it makes for an ideal dance floor number.
In fact in the original track, Shaan looks out
of place as he changes his vocals and is unable
to deliver goods. He tries to sing in a subdued
tone and just like Roop Kumar Rathod in '
Yeh Dhuan Dhuan ', he too meets with
minimal success. But the remixed version more
than compensates for this and the result is a
number that can be a potential hit.
lyrics is back in Sameer's ' Maine
Soch Liya ' by Udit Narayan and
Shreya Ghoshal. Often heard lyrics are repeated
once again in this song about 'I have decided
that I am gonna love you forever'. Okay,
whatever! The number of time the words '
Maine Soch Liya ' repeat in the entire
song, one starts thinking whether these two love
birds have really decided to be with each other
forever or are they just trying to convince
themselves! The composition too is just average
and doesn't call for a standing ovation. Nope,
not interested. Over to the next song!
' Ghar Se
Nikalte Hi ', a composition by Rajesh
Roshan from Mahesh Bhatt's earlier ' Papa
Kehte Hain ' is the source of 'inspiration'
for ' Woh Humse Khafa Hai
' sung by Udit Narayan and Shreya
Ghoshal. Theme of the number goes like this -
'Both of us are a bit upset with each other but
still like conversing'. A nice melody overall,
it is nothing different or unique but is not
disappointing either. Not a chartbuster on the
anvil, it sounds good and that's all!
After a sequence of
mushy duets comes a solo by Shreya '
Dhanak Ka Rang ', a
situational track that gives an impression that
the heroine has been rehabilitated by her loved
one and she is unable to control her happiness
over this. Shreya modulates her vocals to sound
a bit more squeaky that is a mix of sorrow ness
combined with the hope from the future. The song
just passes muster and is nothing that you may
want to recommend to people to hear over and
After the musical
success of ' Murder ', it would be
unfair to compare it with the any of the
forthcoming Bhatt movies as albums like '
Murder ' come once in a while. But given
the track record of Bhatts ( Kasoor, Raaz,
Jism, Paap etc.), one expected a score that
could stand up to some extent at least.
Unfortunately, the music of TND, barring '
Bheed Mein ' and ' Mujhe Tumse Mohabbat
Hai ', has not much to offer and settles
down to an average category.
An album that promised much but doesn't live up