There was a time when a Rajshri film was special and its music was much awaited as well. However, of late the production house has slowed down its operations, at least when it comes to feature films. Their last biggie was Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and now they are coming up with Hum Chaar which features four newcomers. Though Barjatyas have traditionally worked with a single composer for music of their films, they bring on board a horde of composers for Hum Chaar. Shabbir Ahmed writes.
George Joseph is the composer for ‘Friends Bhi Family Hain’ which has night club music feel to it. That said, somehow the music overpowers lyrics (by Abhishek Dixit) and hence somehow the rendition by Aaman Trikha and Rajiv Sundaresan is lost in the middle of it all. Moreover, the core hook of the song is the kind that sounds more like an ad jingle than a film song.
Team SARA gets to compose maximum number of songs in Hum Chaar with three of these to their credit. First to arrive is ‘Tum Aisi Kyun Ho’ which is rendered by newcomer Sameer Khan. A romantic song which is set in a style that was prevalent 20 years back, this one has an Indi-pop feel to it. That said, it is still better than the opening number and is somehow ok at least.
‘Duffermasti’ is the second offering by Team SARA and the first question that comes to mind is what exactly is the meaning of the song’s title here. As it turns out though, this one tries to be all fun and peppy but doesn’t really cover much of a distance. It has a feel of certain songs that have been created by Pritam in the past [‘Ullu Ka Patha’, ‘Pungi’] but that’s about it.
Sameer Khan and Asees Kaur come together for Team SARA’s third number ‘Gussa Tera Jayaz Hai’. A situational number where the protagonist is trying to pacify the girl in question who is a bit upset, it goes around in multiple directions before arriving at the key line. A slow moving number, one doesn’t expect this one to cover much of a distance.
With the name Atif Aslam attached to ‘Auliya’, one has good expectations from the song. That said, since the four songs so far haven’t made much of an impression, there are doubts too about how would this Vipin Patwa composition play out. Well, this one too turns out to be just about okay. Though Atif does sing well, the composition doesn’t cover much of a distance.
Raaj Aashoo is the composer of ‘Manmeet Mere’ and again one has some sorts of hope since Mohit Chauhan is the singer. As it turns out, this one turns out to be the best of the lot that Hum Chaar had to offer in this soundtrack. The song has good rhythm to it and though one does feel that a bit more energy would have made this a more pleasant outing, it is still fine.
There isn’t much to celebrate about the music of Hum Chaar which is only fair and that’s about it.
‘Manmeet Mere’, ‘Tum Aisi Kyun Ho’