Aap Ki Kashish Sarfarosh Hai Aap Ka Nasha Yun Madhosh Hai Kya Kahen Tumse Jaan-e-jaana Ghum Hua Hosh Hai
These are the lyrics that get etched in your memory long after the album has been played in a repeat mode. Because Reshammiya comes up with such a good composition/rendition of the above mentioned track that you just can't help but admire.
Welcome to one of the most prolific Sufi/Western fusion album 'Aashiq Banaya Aapne' that contains yet another impressive score for a Emraan Hashmi movie. One of the luckiest stars to have had successive musical hits in his short career so far, Hashmi this time pairs up with debutante Tanushree Dutta and Sonu Sood [Yuva, Sheesha]. A love story with a thrilling twist, ABA was not much in news before the publicity began for music by Himesh Reshammiya. ABA is produced by Balabhai, directed by debutant Aaditya Dutt and has lyrics by Sameer.
1) Aashiq Banaya Aapne [Himesh Reshammiya, Shreya Ghoshal]
Title song appears in two versions - original and remix (by Reshammiya and Akbar Sami respectively). Reshammiya turns singer with this track and does a commendable job with his rendition that is full throated and based on Sufi style of music. A song that could easily have been one of those routine 'running behind the trees' kind of a mushy number, it is in fact given a 'high-on-pitch' touch by the composer, hence turning it quite contemporary. A foot tapping number that has Shreya Ghoshal appearing just for a few lines intermittently, its remix has an added assortment of 'bhangra' and western instruments that make it further peppy and extremely catchy. Sami does a good job here in adding more to Reshammiya's original music and comes up with a remix worth playing on a loud volume.
2) Mar Jaawan Mit Jaawan [Abhijeet Sawant, Sunidhi Chauhan]
Remember 'Teri Kurti Sexy Lagti Hai' from this year's 'Vaada'? Reshammiya repackages his own tune as 'Mar Jaawan Mit Jaawan' that turns out to be even more mass appealing due to two reasons. One, its theme of 'boy wooing girl' and two, presence of Abhijeet Sawant [Indian Idol] who makes his debut as a playback singer. Along with Sunidhi Chauhan [who sings in a husky voice], he does a good job in singing with full 'masti' and conviction and gives a good account of himself. The tune is nothing out of ordinary while lyrics are pretty straightforward too. But its the pace at which the song runs that makes the song hummable.
3) Aap Ki Kashish [Himesh Reshammiya, Krishna, Ahir]
Undoubtedly the best song of the album, it deservingly appears thrice in the album. For each of the versions, Reshammiya and new find female singer Ahir pair up while for one of the versions, Krishna [who is fast becoming the most sought after for a sufi rendition] is roped in too. The strength of the song lies in its lyrics by Sameer and from thereon Reshammiya as a composer and singer takes over by coming up with a great sounding tune that hooks you on for hours to follow.
A track that could have easily made Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan saab proud, the best part of the track is the fusion of Sufi style and Western arrangements that make this romantic number enjoyable. While Reshammiya does it again in his second stint behind the mike [after the title song], Ahir too plays her part well. As this track is the most impressive tune of all, it also appears in a remix version by Akbar Sami, which you gladly grab with both hands.
4) Dilnashin Dilnashin [K.K.]
The 80s era of Laxmikant-Pyaarelal is revisited with 'Dilnashin Dilnashin' by K.K. Surprisingly his rendition here is a bit uncharacteristic of his style and follows the middle path between being too subtle or full throated. A track that may not be as great as the title track or 'Aap Ki Kashish', i