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Hum Phirr Mileinge… Music Review


One wonders which era Hum Phirr Milein Na Milein is set in considering four-five word titles are a passé in the current century. Yes, there was a time when Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai, Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and many more were in the vogue. But ever since Ram Gopal Varma took it upon himself and spoofed usage of long titles in his film Satya, filmmakers did turn a little wary and the trend of using English titles kick started.

This is why when a film with a title like Hum Phirr Milein Na Milein arrives; one does sense stepping back in time. Add to it the tacky promos that have been cut for the film and you wonder whether Sarvar Ahuja, who was launched with nothing less than a Subhash Ghai production (Khanna & Iyer) is indeed worried about the choice of his film?

Coming to the music of the film, one looks forward to what Sandesh Shandilya has to offer here though there aren't many hopes due to the scale and the setting of the film. Irshad Kamil, who has been becoming a name to reckon with in the last couple of years, is the lyricist.

It's an absolutely boring beginning to the album with the advent of 'Tere Dar Ke Siva' which seems to have been composed 15 years back. Backed by poor arrangements, lukewarm melody and some lifeless singing by Udit Narayan and Sadhna Sargam, the number has such average lyrics for a love song that makes one wonder whether Sandesh and Irshad had dropped the towel and just wanted to finish the job in a jiffy. The song is so dull that it may just have been apt for the two lovers to croon sweet nothings in each other's ears rather than torture with such a listless track.

A new team of composer (and not lyricist) Sameer, singer Nishant Mudgal and lyricist Vinay Jaiswal come together for creating the title song 'Hum Phirr Milein Na Milein'. The only consolation that one gets here is that this number with a club feel is marginally better than the opening number and can be at least given a try. Sounding more like a non-film number than a kind of song which is made for the movies, Hum Phirr Milein Na Milein is yet again low on energy which is a disappointment since one did expect something better from the title song at least.

The song on which the album's hopes must be residing, 'Sajan Mera Baar Baar', comes next. Sung by Sunidhi Chauhan, this item number choreographed on Riya Sen is reasonably ok though not again belonging to the kind which makes for a guaranteed chartbuster. There may be attempts by Sandesh to recreate a sound similar to his own 'Sajna Ve Sajna' [Chameli] but this one hardly comes anywhere closer. Yet another average number which doesn't manage to scale much height, especially after an average choreography.

Now this one seems to be yet another non-film number in motion, especially due to a musical feel that originates from a style that was passé even around a decade back. Sandesh Shandilya does aim at 'Sooni Sooni Rahein Par' turning out to be a club/lounge track but the end result isn't the kind which would make a listener enticed enough to recommend it all over. Yes Neeraj Sridhar's rendition does take the song to a different level but still not to the height which could make it a potential winner.

Sandesh's penchant for a piano is known and he gets it playing at the beginning of 'Roz Yeh Mausam Aayee' too. Still, it is Sonu Nigam's rendition at the very beginning itself which takes the song far away from making any impression whatsoever. Yet another poor composition with not just enough hold in it to keep the audience interested, this love song is a painful drag. Sanjeevni is a good singer and one expects her to sing more often but not in a number and film like this where her effort would certainly go unnoticed.

The album stays consistent till the very end and Sandesh demonstrates that he has intentionally tried to carry on the same sound throughout. 'Mai Ro Na Padun' is yet another boring track and in spite of the love song having Sunidhi Chauhan and Neeraj Sridhar at the helm (this one isn't an item song by the way, something which the two singers are known for), the number falls flat.

Hum Phirr Milein Na Milein is a forgettable album which won't have a single number making any impression whatsoever amongst the audience. The music is plain and simple boring and is an absolute goner.

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