There are very good expectations from the music of 7 Khoon Maaf and there are two major factors behind that - Vishal Bhardwaj and Gulzar. Together they are a lethal force, something they have proven time and again in big (Kaminey) as well as small (Ishqiya) films. While Kaminey was an instant winner from the word 'go', Ishqiya grew with word of mouth and continued appreciation, especially once the film turned into a success. With Priyanka Chopra heading the star cast, one expects a commercially viable soundtrack along with something unusual from the team of 7 Khoon Maaf as well.
The moment Usha Uthup goes 'Darling' in this namesake opening number, you know that this would be one popular number in the offing here. A fun celebration track with a naughty appeal to it, this track based on Russian folk song 'Kalinka' is instantly catchy and makes one tap feet along with it. The song also reminds one of lesser heard song 'Pyaar Mein Sau Uljhane Hai' (from Kyun Ho Gaya Na) which had released seven years ago. No, 'Darling' is not the kind of song that makes one head for that dance floor in the discotheque. However, when seen on screen it can well be expected to be a live wire.