One has huge, really huge expectations from the music of Hamari Adhuri Kahani. After all, the combination couldn't have been better. Mohit Suri, Mahesh Bhatt, Emraan Hashmi, Jeet Ganguly, Mithoon, Arijit Singh, Shreya Ghoshal and more - There are ample names out there that have come together in different permutations and combinations, and managed to create something exciting each time around. This time around with Vidya Balan in the fold, a mature score is pretty much on the cards.
It is a characteristic 'Vikram Bhatt start' that the soundtrack of Hamari Adhuri Kahani fetches for itself, what with the sound of piano kick-starting the proceedings. The song, in one word, is unusual. It has the 'mukhda' taking an unexpected course, the move towards the 'antara' has its own unique quotient while the crescendo that 'Hamari Adhuri Kahani' meets is soul-stirring indeed. From the team that has set new benchmarks with the music of Aashiqui 2 and Ek Villain, it must have been a tough task to create something altogether original yet again. They succeed with this stunning title song that is brilliantly put together by Jeet Ganguly, written by upcoming lyricist Rashmi Singh and has the man of all seasons, Arijit Singh, rendering it. Later, Jeet brings himself behind the mike for the 'encore version' and gives it a fitting finale.
With pathos written all over the title song, the mood of the soundtrack remains consistent with Papon coming up with 'Humnava'. While the song has the usual Mithoon touch to it, Sayeed Quadri's lyrics are in complete tandem with the kind of stage and setting that the song of this genre required. With a sad tone to it, 'Humnava' is easy on ears while also lending a sense of craving that goes for true love. That said, while the 'mukhda' does set the right tone, the 'antara' - though continuing to be easy on ears - doesn't quite maintain the same flavor and is just about fine.
The song which actually turns out to be the best of the lot is newcomer Ami Mishra's 'Hasi Ban Gaye'. With one of the best sounds that one has come across in the recent times, Ami brings on youthful charm to the song, which is also the happiest of the lot in the album. If the start is arresting enough, what with lyricist Kunaal Vermaa coming up with a new combination of words, what fetches your complete attention is the crescendo that the song picks up when Ami goes 'Haan Hum Badalne Lage'. It is not just melodious, it is also beautiful in its treatment and presentation. No wonder, you nod in approval when Shreya Ghoshal comes up with her own female version and makes 'Hasi Ban Gaye' her own.
Yet another newcomer comes on the scene, this time Deepali Sathe, who gets an opportunity to sing 'Yeh Kaisi Jagah'. Written by Rashmi Virag, the song is put together by Jeet Ganguly and this time around, the theme is that of a woman finding true love for the first time in her life. The song goes back into the 'Humnava' mode which means while the flavor of the album is maintained; the song doesn't quite go all the way, hence stopping short of making you go wow.
The music of Hamari Adhuri Kahani is good and while it doesn't quite come close to the soundtrack of Ek Villain or Aashiqui 2, it still manages to hold on well due to consistency in its sound and a classy treatment.
'Hasi Ban Gaye', 'Hamari Adhuri Kahani'