Here come Yash Raj Films with their 3 heroine project. With Ranbir Kapoor's previous being a big disaster, this time there is much more hope especially when the title has already proved lucky for Ranbir's dad.
The music is by Vishal-Shekar and lyrics by Anvita Dutt Guptan.
The album opens with 'Khuda Jaane' sung by Shilpa Rao and KK. The track offers a perfect romantic and intensely passionate number with KK bringing in those lines 'Khuda Jaane' with complete conviction.
The track sees a 'Revisited' version with Abhijit Nalani. This is more of a lounge / club version which is most likely to be placed at a disc round the corner.
Sunidhi Chauhan brings in 'Lucky Boy' which acts as the search for a woman's lucky soulmate. The beats are Punjabi and Raja Hassan of Sa Re Ga Fame adds his bit. The final output is not enticing enough and the track is much below average. Hard Kaur is also heard for a bit in the track. The saving grace may come from the pretty women visuals.
'Ahista Ahista' brings in Lucky Ali and Shreya Ghosal- two voices that are poles apart together. If you are looking for a serene number, you've got it totally wrong this time. Lucky Ali fuses his sonorous overtones to match with the melodious Shreya Ghosal to provide a racy smooth club number. The track calls for repeat value.
'Jogi Mahi' has a certain narration of a story. The track takes off with Shekar Rajvijiani and soon Sukhwinder Singh is drawn in. The typical Yash Chopra number which has all the necessary 'desi 'beats will surely call for some great visuals. Himani Kapoor the Himesh Reshammiya favourite too lends her bit. But somewhere the track falls short and remains just another mediocre number.
'Small town girl' comes in with immense resemblance to 'Ticket to bollywood' from 'Jhoom Barabar Jhoom'. The track sung by Shankar Mahadevan has the necessary elements of Punjab and speaks apparently of a sexy looking Bipasha. The visuals might prove good but this is just another mediocre number.
Now comes the most awaited track of the album-the title number. When one gets out redoing or recreating the magic created by the likes of RD Burman, Kishore Kumar and Majrooh Sultanpuri, there's immense pressure. Vishal-Shekar excel with this one by giving Kishore Kumar's son the honour of rendering. Sumit Kumar takes off well and Vishal Dadlani adds with the rap bit. This one's been a rage for years and the new version will just revisit those RD Burman days.
'Bachana Ae Haseeno' ultimately doesn't live up to all the hype and has freshness only in the form of 'Khuda Jaane' and 'Ahista Ahista'. Vishal-Shekar are nowhere close to 'Om Shanti Om' and their other memorable albums.
Rating : **1/2