Music from the movies of Darshans is always awaited. An envious record from the movies by brother duo of Dharmesh Darshan and Suneel Darshan says it all - Raja Hindustani, Dhadkan, Andaaz, Bewafa, Mere Jeevan Saathi and now 'Barsaat - A Sublime Love Story'. The common factor that ties all these movies together is the combination of Nadeem Shravan and Sameer that always deliver. Bobby Deol gets a golden opportunity to hit back after his last success 'Humraaz' as he gets to star alongside Bipasha Basu and Priyanka Chopra, who is going neck to neck with Rani Mukherjee for the numero-uno spot. Also, producer-director Sunil Darshan's 'Barsaat' is aimed at the family audience and what better way to get back in the reckoning again than to star in a musical mass entertainer.
1) Title song - Barsaat Ke Din Aaye (Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik)
The very moment Kumar Sanu begins to croon 'Barsaat Ke Din Aaye', you know the way album is headed towards. The song is simply mesmerizing and is vintage Kumar Sanu. The singer is not at the same position in the musical scene as he was about 7-8 years back when more than 50% of an album used to feature him. But he makes the best of the single song opportunity in 'Barsaat' and comes up with a rendition that would take this song straight up on the charts. Alka Yagnik gives him good company in this song that is rich in melody and quite hummable.
2) Badi Mushkil Hai (Abhijeet, Alka Yagnik)
Abhijeet displays a boyish charm once again in 'Badi Mushkil Hai' that has smooth and touching arrangements by Nadeem Shravan. Alka Yagnik is again superb as her voice continues to impress one and all inspite of more than a couple of decades behind her. A sentimental song about a couple seeing themselves falling in love The song touches your heart and makes for a quiet and easy listening.
3) Pyaar Aaya (Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik)
Third melodious number in quick succession, 'Pyaar Aaya' reminds of the kind of numbers that were sung so efficiently by Mohd. Rafi saab. Sonu Nigam creates a similar ambience once again while Nadeem Shravan and Sameer spin a composition that just cannot be ignored. The song relies on plain and simple Indian melody that always works. 'Pyaar Aaya' may not be a blockbuster in the making but as a part of this album, it makes for a right fit.
4) Nakhre (Alisha Chinoy)
Just when we were complimenting the album for relying primarily on melody comes Alisha Chinoy who croons the rhythmic track 'Nakhre'. Bipasha Basu's presence ignites the screen in this song, which is about a wife sharing her whims with her husband. This 'high-on-beats' number could be potentially lapped up by the frontbenchers but is just passable for the rest.
5) Chori Chori Ladi Ankhiyan (Sapna Awasthi, Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan)
It would be impossible not to mention the all time hit 'Pardesi Pardesi' from 'Raja Hindustani' while hearing 'Chori Chori'. It has all the potential to make a good mark for itself due to similar desert flavor and presence of 'banjaaras'. Sapna Awasthi beginning of 'Chori Chori' forces you to visualize a horde of village girls singing and dancing around a couple in love sharing sweet nothings.
6) Aaja Aaja Piya (Alka Yagnik)
Don't accuse Sameer of rehashing his own lyrics once again with 'Aaja Aaja Piya'. Because he is just delivering what has been working in Bollywood musical scene for over an decade now. After all Indian audience has never complained when a number is rich in melody and sounds pleasant. Inspite of being a routine saga of a girl wanting her hubby to come to her, this Alka Yagnik sung number entertains.
7) Maine Tumse Pyaar Bahaut Kiya (Alka Yagnik)
The magic of 60s is back after 'Pyaar Aaya' with 'Maine Tumse Pyaar Bahaut Kiya'. One can almost feel the pain of the protagonist during this touching number. An Alka Yagnik song all the way, it is a sad s