There are practically nil expectations from the music of Ishq Ke Parindey. With nothing at all known about the film, near to negligible promotion and hardly any value, one plays on the soundtrack of Ishq Ke Parindey with quite some apprehension. Moreover, since most of the names involved [Music: Vijay Vermaa, Rashid Khan, Sajjad Ali, Lyrics: Shakeel Azmi, Shakir Khan, Manthan, Irshad Khan, Tanveer Ghazi] are newcomers, one doesn't quite know what's in store.
When you hear stuff around Hindustan, Pakistan, sarhad and stuff alike, the interest level dips immediately right in the first 20 seconds of the soundtrack. Just when one thought that this could well be a commentary kind of a song, there is a twist in the tale as Shadab Faridi's voice is heard soon after. With the music element coming in, the title song 'Ishq Ke Parindey', though routine in nature, still manages to hold some interest. However, it still doesn't raise itself to a level where it entices you to play it all over again. There is a ferocious version of the song mid-way into the album but that doesn't hold much weight.
With names like Javed Ali and Palak Muchhal in the credits, you do expect a quality song in the offering with 'Tumse Mil Ke'. The 'sur' of the song stays true to the film's genre as it pretty much continues from the kind of stage and setting that the title song had created. Surprisingly though, the 'mukhda' is underwhelming and doesn't quite manage to leave an impact. Instead, it just carries a heard-before sound and though the lyrics are all poetic, there is not much excitement in store. Yes, both Javed and especially Palak do well but that is not good enough to make the song stay on longer than its playing duration.
No wonder, when the duo comes together for their next outing, 'Rab Se Maangi', it does turn out to be an enjoyable outing. Now this is a kind of song that one usually associates with a Vishesh Films score and hence the romantic flavor continues to linger on even after it has been heard once. While this one indeed works, hence turning out to be first truly pleasant song in the album, the 'remix version' with Mohd. Irfan and Suvani Raj manages to hold on well too. In fact its structure is altogether different from the original and hence you do gain some variety as a listener.
Surprisingly, the best is reserved somewhere mid-way into the album as Sonu Nigam and newcomer Keka Ghoshal pair up for 'Ek Hatheli'. As it happens, when something has to fall in place for a song, everything from composition to lyrics to singing comes together well. This indeed stays true for this highly melodious number that deserves to be heard by all who like their music to be mushy and old-school romantic. This is the reason why when its remix version by Vijay Vermaa and Supriya Pathak arrives later in the album, you abort the plan mid-way and get back to the original. Ditto for the sad version by Sonu Nigam.
There is a sudden switch that is felt in the soundtrack though when newcomer Raktima comes behind the mike for a semi-classical piece 'Saiyyan'. A fusion outing, it just doesn't fit into the scheme of things for Ishq Ke Parindey and one moves on to the next in line, 'Dil Tod Ke'. KK is one singer who has seldom been associated with anything dull or boring. In fact he comes with the capability of making even the most ordinary of compositions stand out due to his very rendition. However, he doesn't succeed in doing so for 'Dil Tod Ke'. An out and out boring piece with hardly a flow to remember, it is best left ignored.
Last to arrive is a 'qawalli' which is titled 'Maula Karde Karam'. The track takes quite some time to come to the point and though one is apprehensive of what would eventually be in store, there is some excitement that builds in once the hook line 'Maula Karde Karam' is heard. Javed Ali, Altamash Faridi, Aftab and Hashim Sabri are spirited in their rendition but overall there isn't anything spectacular that one takes home.
The music of Ishq Ke Parindey is a mixed bag. Though there isn't anything extraordinary in the offering, at least a couple of songs ('Ek Hatheli', 'Rab Se Maangi') make an attempt to spice the proceedings. However, many other numbers pretty much dilute the impact.
'Ek Hatheli', 'Rab Se Maangi'