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Jab Tum Kaho Music Review

1.5

EXPECTATIONS

Now this film has come across as a surprise. Though there wasn't much talked about it during its making, the promo is interesting. One looks forward to the four songs in the album that have been put together by a large set of composers, lyricists and singers.

MUSIC

The usual suspect, a song about 'peena pilaana', partying and dance floor, is the one to come right at the beginning of the album. Composed, written and sung by Kuwar Virk with Preet Harpal chipping in, 'Rum Pum' joins the long list of 'alcohol' song. Rest assured, if the trend continues well into 2015 as well, there may well be a new genre coined for such 'drunken outings'.

It is surprising to see Shankar Mahadevan's name on the credits since he is quite selective in the songs that he renders. It turns out to be a worthy outing the moment he comes behind the mike as composer Nishad Chandra gives him a soulful outing that has good lyrics by Ravi Chopra. An old school 90s style song, 'Naina Bol Gaye' may not go all the way but would be picked by those who wish to step into nostalgic times.

The trend of roping in good quality singers continues with Shafqat Amanat Ali and Palak Muchhal coming together for 'Ab Tu Hi Hu'. Composed by newcomer Anuj Garg who comes together with lyricist Ratn Nautiyal here, the song is just about decent and doesn't quite turn out to be a kind of melodic love song that one would have expected from the team.

Anuj Garg gets two songs to his name and this time around he has lyricist Vijay Akela for company. With the name Mohit Chauhan in the credits, the expectations further soar. However, if the starting portions are dull, the follow up isn't much exciting either as 'Kab Aaoge' doesn't see much of a push throughout its proceedings.

OVERALL

Ordinary.

OUR PICK(S)

'Naina Bol Gaye'

Jab Tum Kaho 1.5 Joginder Tuteja 20160215