After Himesh Reshammiya, yet another composer-singer has turned actor with Kuch Kariye. This time around it's the turn of Sukhwinder Singh though his big screen arrival is with far lesser fanfare. Also, unlike Reshammiya who continues to compose for films where he features as an actor, Sukhwinder Singh ropes in Onkar as the composer. Expectations are zilch though as there has been no buzz whatsoever around the music even though the film is days away from release.
Poor arrangements kick start 'Aawara Sa Nasha' which is entirely 90s in appeal, right from the background chorus to the beats that accompany Sukhwinder Singh. Even though the singer aims at being all spirited and motivated, it is lyrics by Salim Bijnauri that are so passe that one tends to believe that 'Aawara Sa Nasha' (which later also arrives as an 'instrumental') was perhaps created as an Indi-pop track.
As expected, Sukhwinder Singh continues to dominate behind the mike and this time around comes up with a love song 'Kyon Ki Tu Meri Zindagi Hai'. Of course one can sense an outdated feel once again with the number taking a listener back in the 'vaddiyan' and 'parbat-pahaad' of the 90s. In fact there are also shades of the line 'Tu Hi To Jannat Meri' that came at the beginning of 'Tujhme Rab Dikhta Hai' [Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi]. All said and done, the song (appearing again in an 'instrumental') is not a bad hear after all as Sneha Pant joins Sukhwinder in action for this track written by Manthan who doesn't even try to do anything different than plain and simple play safe.
For third song in a row, there is a different lyricist roped in. This time around it is Sunil Saivaiya who writes this 'bhangra' inspired love song which could well have been extracted from one of the dozen odd non-film albums that Sukhwinder Singh has churned out in last decade or so. 'Dil Mera O Ho' bears the same problem as the songs preceding it, i.e. it does not offer any novelty value whatsoever. Shradha Pandit is roped in as a female singer for this forgettable track that makes one wonder if there would be something impressive at all in the album.
Hans Raj Hans sings the Sufi number 'Sar Jhuka To Diya' which actually turns out to be reasonably better number than the ones that have been heard so far. Though the song doesn't quite come with much commercial appeal, this Salim Bijnauri written number would be liked to some extent by the followers of devotional music at least.
For the first time in the album, there is a coming together of two established singers with Sunidhi Chauhan pairing up with Sukhwinder Singh. Are the results electrifying? Oh no, not at all. Add to that those outright predictable and outdated lyrics by Salim Bijnauri (nasha, chilam, ishq and stuff alike) and you know that whatever amnount of rap and reggae that goes in the background won't be able to save 'Ishq Ki Chilam Bharle'. For the millionth time, one ends up thinking that why Sunidhi Chauhan isn't being selective rather than taking a route which is not going to fetch her any accolades.
The moment you hear lyrics like 'Zameen Ko Cheer De', you end up wondering which era does this song belong to. Surprisingly, there is a soft rock beginning to this Salim Bijnauri written number which is a Sukhwinder Singh solo. A situational track that could well play in the film while narrating the trials and tribulations of the lead protagonist, 'Zameen Ko Cheer De' doesn't make you select it into your playlist of the week.
The way 'Wajood Ki Talash Hai' begins, one gets a sense of a romantic outing ahead. However, a minute into the song and you realise that this was just a mirage with the end result being hardly enticing. Zubeen Garg, Mahalakshmi Iyer and Navraj Hans only end up coming up with a 'sugam sangeet' rendition that makes you hurriedly skip on to the last track in the album - 'Good Thought Never Dies'.
It is surprising to find an English track (written and composed by Sumitra Iyer) in the midst of all the mayhem. It's not bad after all and one can also hear the golden words - 'Kuch Kariye' - in the midst of it all a la James Bond theme track. However, by this time around, the album has lost its battle and frankly, nothing excites whatsoever.
A forgettable affair by Sukhwinder Singh, this album is best left ignored. There are far better songs that Sukhwinder Singh has sung for other actors and one would rather cherish listening to them than bear the music of Kuch Kariye.
Kyon Ki Tu Meri Zindagi Hai