From "Maine Pyar Kiya" to "Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya"... From Raam Laxman to Himesh Reshammiya... Salman Khan's tryst with love has come a long way.
"Maine Pyar Kiya" catapulted both the actor and his playback, S.P. Balasubramaniam, to stardom, and jet-setted their careers into commercial cinema.
"Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya", however, is about lyricist Sameer's umpteen efforts to rhyme 'angle' with 'scandal' and 'triangle'... And after all the 'scandal', Sameer tells you to "Just chill".
With such numbers, the album tries to bring youngsters into its aural ambit. Himesh Reshammiya has always specialised in sounds that are more of thrill seekers.
And when he directs music for a Salman-starrer, songs about "chuddies" (underwear) and "odhnis" (scarfs) are but bound to float in the air amidst a tumult of nimbly orchestrated jingles.
Alas, Reshammiya orchestrates to deceive. This soundtrack, with more voices than true merit, takes off on a tangent for no rhyme or reason.
"Laga prem rog" (Alka Yagnik and Kamaal Khan), and "Just chill" (Sonu Nigam, Jayesh Gandhi, Amrita Kak) are the two tracks that could find their junk-food metier.
"Ishq chunariya" and "Sajan tumse pyar" by Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik are devoid of a soul.
If you've heard what Reshammiya has done in David Dhawan's earlier films, you'd know exactly how boisterous and bubbly this album tries to be. Does it succeed? Why burst the bubble?