MUSIC REVIEW OF PYAR ISHQ AUR MOHABBAT
Rajesh Roshan saves his best music for brother Rakesh Roshan's films, it seems
Viju Shah's best music is mainly for his buddy Rajiv Rai's
the combination of Rajiv, Viju and veteran lyricist Anand Baksi keeps getting
better with every passing film. It all started with 'Tridev'. Then came
(which might not have done well at the box office), and this was followed by 'Mohra'
and 'Gupt'. Now the trio is back with the music of another potentially
chart-busting album, 'Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat', which has been released by Tips.
The film stars Sunil Shetty and Aftab Shivdasani, with
Kirti Reddy introducing
model Arjun Rampal as a hero.
The album opens with the lively 'Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat' by Udit Narayan and
Alka Yagnik. Both do a decent job, and thanks to its ear-pleasing composition,
the track is a sure winner. The music is excellent, infusing the right amount of
techno and doses of the flute, which soars particularly in the second bridge of
the song. The stamp of a Rajiv-Viju track is all over it and the veteran Anand
Bakshi too is in good form.
'Apni Yaadon Ko' is by the talented Shaan, who is slowly and steadily
establishing himself as a playback singer of repute. The music is foot tapping
and the words simple. The whistle sound adds to the charm of the track. 'Chand
Ho' is an average duet by Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik. It has an experimental
composition, but the lyrics and the singing don't rise above average.
The vocals for 'Dono Taraf Aag Kagi Hui' are provided by Kumar Sanu , Kavita
Subramaniam and Rakesh Pandit. The lyrics are decent, but not path breaking.
Kavita and Kumar do a good job, but overall one has a sense of something
missing. 'Jab Tujhe Maine' features the Rai-Shah favorite Sadhana Sargam along
with Udit Narayan. Both are excellent, and what distinguishes this track is the
emphasis on melody rather than sound. A chart-busting track, indeed.
'Tum Lakh Chupe Ho', the track that follows, is easily the most melodious in the
album. Hariharan and Janki are the vocalists. The lyrics are very poetic,
keeping with the ghazal type theme of the song. Hariharan, who is an
accomplished ghazal singer, makes full use of the opportunity to show his
The penultimate track is the theme song, 'Pyaar Ishq aur Mohabbat'. The lyrics
here are kept to a minimum, and singers Sadhna Sargam and Shaan hardly have any
scope to shine. But the track still is more impressive than the opening track.
The Kumar Sanu solo 'Main Bewafa' rounds things off. A sober and serious song,
this one is a little gem. Kumar, after a long time, seems to be in total control
of his vocal chords and uses the opportunity to optimum effect. The lyrics here
are impressive and the piano and the flute add to the serious mood.
On the whole, 'Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat' is the album of the year so far. The
Rai-Shah-Bakshi trio has scored again.