Making music for a horror film is always a tricky affair. Until and unless there is an element of romance to it, the soundtrack of a film belonging to such genre typically gets relegated to background theme pieces. However, since Click has a lead couple to boast of with a definite element of romance to it as well, one does look forward to at least a song or two turning out to be a good hear. Though composer Shamir Tandon hasn't really been delivering chartbuster music over the years, one does hope that with director Sangeeth Sivan at the helm of affairs, there would be something to hum about at the least. Lyricist Shabbir Ahmed writes.
It's very-very difficult to digest the sound of 'Rubayee' when heard for the first time. In fact one of the major reasons that makes you wonder if 'Rubayee' is really the kind of number that should open the album is the presence of newcomer Raaj. His voice is unconventional to say the least and it takes time to get used to it. However, once you have heard the song twice, thrice and a few more times, it ends up being so arresting that it's difficult to get the sound out of your mind. The reasons for its placement in the album from top till the bottom (it appears thrice - as a duet with Sunidhi Chauhan and again as a 'remix version') is pretty much justified and eventually ends up being a melodious outing that could have gone a long distance had it been promoted well.
To one's disappointment, mediocrity follows soon after with 'Aameen Suma Aameen' following next. Sung by Master Saleem, this Sufi track has predictability written all over it and unlike 'Rubayee', it doesn't click even after repeated hearing. Thankfully there is no 'remix version' of this song which is anyways quite a lot of noise with not much melody going for it.
Thankfully there is some peace in store with 'Mehroom' turning out to be a breather of sorts. A romantic outing by Shaan and Shreya Ghoshal, it moves at a slow pace and even though there is a 90s touch to it, you don't mind that much because at the least it isn't annoying. The arrangements are quite average though and the song doesn't have much life beyond the film.
It's the sound of a camera click that marks the beginning of title song 'Click' which tries to have a happy feel to it but yet again turns out to be a barely passable outing. The moment Adnan Sami starts mouthing the word 'Click' and follows it with some average lyrics made of English and Hindi, you know that yet again there isn't much to look forward to here. The song doesn't quite have the kind of tune going for it which comes with a good enough recollection value.
The album ends on a quality note though with 'Yaadein' coming in next. A haunting track which has a sense of love, pain and passion in it, 'Yaadein' reminds one of the sound of Raaz - The Mystery Continues which again belonged to the horror genre. Expect this song to play at multiple junctures in the film since it pretty much brings to fore the theme of 'Click' which has memories from the past life playing an integral part of the protagonist's journey. K.K. and Sunidhi Chauhan do quite well for this situational track (which later appears in a deserving 'remix' version) that has additional vocals by Vijay Prakash of 'Jai Ho' fame.
Click was never looked upon as an album to watch out for due to which anything decently good is pretty much a bonus. In this regard, songs like 'Rubayee' and 'Yaadein' lend a feeling of reasonable contentment. One particularly feels strongly about 'Rubayee' because given the right kind of promotion, it could have found acceptance from audience. However, practically nil promotion of the music album would hamper its chances.