This Is Feel Good, Happy Music
By MovieTalkies.com, 07 January 2010
Producer Vivek Vaswani must be relieved that his film, 'Dulha Mil Gaya' is finally set to release. The film has been in the making for more than two years and there have been various reasons attributed to its delay. When the film was planned, Sushmita Sen had just delivered a hit opposite Shah Rukh Khan, (Main Hoon Na). But much has changed since then. SRK has continued to grow in stature with films like 'Chak De India!', 'Om Shanti Om' and 'Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi'. It is said that he has a very special appearance in the movie along with Fardeen Khan. The film's music has been composed by Lalit Pandit, part of the Jatin Lalit duo who gave mellifluous hit music for films like 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham', 'Mohabbatein', 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai', 'Yes Boss' and 'Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge', among others. It remains to be seen whether he can deliver the goods in this album which has eight original numbers, all of which have been penned by director Mudassar Aziz.
This album opens with 'Akela Dil' which has been sung by Adnan Sami and Anushka Manchanda. The track has a very typically Caribbean feel to it, which shows in the rhythm and pace of the number. Both singers seem to get into the mood as well and give an appropriately lazy rendition. However, the remixed version of this number is a little more on the peppy side.
The title track of 'Dulha Mil Gaya' occurs next on the album. This is an extremely peppy number with the requisite Punjabi beats, all calling for a celebratory mood. Daler Mehendi renders the number in his quintessential high spirited style. His voice fits the number and he imparts a very good energy to the number. It's a catchy affair and occurs in a remixed version as well. The lyrics of both numbers so far, are simple and easy on the ears.
'Aaja Aaja Mera Ranjhna' is the next number on the album, which has been sung by newcomer Sunanda, joined by Anushka towards the end. This is a number which floods you with memories of Jatin Lalit's music of yore. It has that quaint, old world charm about it and is extremely melodious and pleasing on the ears. But despite all the pleasing overtones, the number does seem a little out of place in 2010.
The fourth track on this album is called 'Magar Meri Jaan' and has been sung by Anushka, who is ably supported by Lalit and Mahua. This is a number which has little to recommend and is just about average in sound. The song is very situational and its limited appeal will come across best only while watching the movie. It is hardly able to stand by itself.
Sonu Nigam comes into to croon 'Tu Jo Jaan Le' , another number which has nineties feel to it. With Sonu at the mike, the rendition is absolutely impeccable, and he delivers just the right punches at appropriate moments. The number is definitely above average but not your chartbuster despite being sung so well.
The next number 'Rang Diya Dil' which has been sung by Shreya Ghoshal. Unlike the very contemporary feel of the previous numbers, this is a track which is very traditional in mode with very traditional motives used as well. It is a very sweet number and has been sung very sweetly by her as well. The number occurs once more in the album, the second one being a sad version.
A Qawali follows next sung by Amit Kumar and supported by Monali Thakur. It's a real surprise to hear Amit Kumar give playback after such a long while. That he is talented and has a superb voice does not need to be said. But what does need to be said is that our composers should utilise his talent much more frequently. The singer is in fine nick and is ably supported by Monali Thakur, who shot into fame after her 'Zara Zara Touch Me ' number from Race. The number called 'Dilrubaon Ke Jalwe' is picturised on SRK and Sushmita Sen, who appeared in a Qawali in 'Main Hoon Na' as well. In the latter half of the song, the lyrics only refer to names of the films starring SRK and Sushmita. If picturised well, this number has the potential to rock it. The number has a remixed version as well.
For the final number of the album, the makers have roped in guest composer Pritam, who in turn ropes in Neeraj Sridhar and the result is 'Shiri Farhad.' The Pritam Sridhar combo works very well indeed and ensures that the makers have a winner in their hands. It's a fusion number with Punjabi elements mixed judiciously with rap and reggae. Sridhar is given good company by Tulsi Kumar, who appears towards the end. Both singers seem to have a blast and the number is fun all the way.