You aren't really ecstatic to know what a horde of composers (Meet Bros Anjjan, Altaaf Sayyed, Tarun Rishi, Altaaf Sayyed, Rishi Siddharth, Lalit Pandit) and lyricists (Kumaar, Atiya Sayyed, Kulwant Garaia, Atiya Sayyed, Ravi Basnet, Tarun Rishi and Sameer Anjaan) have to offer for Ishq Ne Krazy Kiya Re. However, with Naresh Malhotra as the director, who has some musicals like Yeh Dillagi and Dil Ka Rishta to his credit, one expects some surprises for sure.
You can't escape this one, can you? Yes, as is pretty much expected now, it is a party song that kick-starts the proceedings for Ishq Ne Krazy Kiya Re. So party, daaru and nasha come together for Meet Bros Anjjan and Kumaar's 'Young Young Lounde Kharab Kar Gayee' right at the beginning. Even though newcomer singer Jankee Parikh does sound well along with Meet Bros Anjjan, one isn't really enticed to give this one along with its 'remix version' many hearing.
Thankfully, this one is a first and the last such number in the album and what follows next totally surprises you as a listener. There is a flurry of romantic numbers that follow, each one of them indeed sounding good enough. First to arrive is Altaaf Sayyed sung and composed 'Tu Paas Itne Mere' which is as Bollywood romantic an outing as it get. A feel good number with some good singing as well as lyrics (Atiya Sayyed), it is a sweet and simple outing that keeps you entertained right through its four and a half minute duration.
A new team of composer Tarun Rishi, lyricist Kulwant Garaia and singer Sreerama Chandra come together for 'Ishq Achchha Lagata Hai'. Yet another solo outing, this one gets into the Bollywood lovelorn zone of 'ishq' and stuff alike that has worked time and again with the listener. While Sreerama sounds a lot like Shaan in this song, it is both the 'antara' as well as the 'mukhda' portion that work in tandem. Good!
Altaaf Sayyed and Atiya Sayyed take forward the never-out-of-fashion tale of 'ishq' with the sweet vocals of Palak Muchhal kick-starting the proceedings. She is joined by Sreerama Chandra and together they do well in this duet which has a quintessential 90s feel to it and makes you sway along. If you are a fan of the era gone by, this one would get a good tick against its name as well.
Another experienced singer, Mohd. Irfan, comes on the forefront for Rishi Siddharth composed and Ravi Basnet written 'Tu Dua Hai Dua'. In an album made of melodies, this one fits in well too and ensures that in the flow of the album, it plays well. In the mode of Aashiqui 2 songs, 'Tu Dua Hai Dua' works with its well-tuned melody that has the right flow and structure.
Meanwhile, Tarun Rishi returns, this time as a composer as well as singer, for 'Tere Bin Nahi Rehna'. Yet another duet in the album after 'Tadpaave Ishq Mein', this one has a sad feel to it and doesn't really entice you as much as the ones before it. As singers, Krishna Beura and Shruti Pathak go with the flow and there isn't any extraordinary effort put together by the musical team to make this one special.
The album concludes with Lalit Pandit and Sameer Anjaan's 'Kuch Din Se Ik Junoon Hai Bakhuda' which is as 90s as it gets. The song has a typical template that made many a Jatin-Lalit numbers quite upbeat in their form and presentation. In that context, this one too works and though it isn't a chartbuster in the making, it lends a good finale to the album which truly surprises for most of its duration.
The music of Ishq Ne Krazy Kiya Re truly works and has quite a few melodies that deserve to be heard. With good promotion going for it, this soundtrack can well reach out to its target audience which loves its music to be old world Bollywood.
'Tu Paas Itne Mere', 'Ishq Achchha Lagata Hai', 'Tadpaave Ishq Mein'