Since the first day of the promo of Kyon Ki being out, there has been widespread excitement around the music of this romantic comedy with good dose of melodrama. Especially so because it brings together the Tere Naam team of producers Mukesh Talreja and Sunil Manchanda, composer Himesh Reshammiya, lyricist Sameer and riding-high-on-success Salman Khan. With director Priyadarshan at the helm, one can expect quality cinema in Kyonki that has Kareena Kapoor pairing for the first time with Salman Khan. Rimmi Sen is repeated after 'Hungama' while Jackie Shroff [Gardish, Kabhi Na Kabhi, Hulchul] also plays an important role in the movie. With the title song of the movie already popular all over, one has good hopes from the rest of the album due to an impressive setting.
1) Title song - Kyon Ki Itna Pyaar [Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Radha]
Music album of Kyon Ki goes all out in ensuring that you can't help but hum the title song all day by means of placing the track in 4 different versions. Out of the 4 versions, the most established and popular pairing of Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik come together twice for the lovable duet. Soaked in melody with dollops of emotions, 'Kyon Ki' is a kind of number that can never fail. There is a feel of love all around you while listening to this highly catchy number that goes extremely well with Salman Khan's lover boy image. Both the singers excel yet again in this love duet that is a guaranteed chart topping material. Also the song belongs to an evergreen variety that would be heard for months to come rather than dying down as the movie is out of the theatres.
Reshammiya and Sameer get the core Indian feel quite right for this opening number that has a solo version by Alka Yagnik as well. This version has undertones of sadness in it and the singer deserves all the credit for making it come across. This version should work quite well in the situation of the movie. Last version of the song has newcomer Radha joining Udit Narayan for the duet and she does a good job for a beginning. But one wonders if her version would finally make it in the final print with Alka Yagnik anyways doing the honors for the duet.
2) Dil Keh Raha Hai [Kunal Ganjawala]
A shy looking Salman Khan with a guitar in hands and surrounded by youth seldom fails. Same can be said about 'Dil Keh Raha Hai' that has the same setting and has a rich look throughout. Himesh Reshammiya's musical touch is quite apparent in this Kunal Ganjawala rendered love solo while Sameer's lyrics are truly different here. Ever heard something like 'Tera Jism Odh Loon' before? A soft song, it has a youthful appeal and should be a campus favorite soon. A rather unwanted faster version of this track comes up in a remix 'avtar' a few songs later and though it is not bad by any means, it is the original version that makes a better impression.
3) Dil Ke Badle Sanam [Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik]
'Dil-vil-pyaar-vyaar' continues to make its presence felt in this love album with the next song that follows - 'Dil Ke Badle Sanam'. A rather routine song with oft-heard lyrics and a predictable tune, it is due to the singers' efforts that the song manages to reach to the next level. All in all a typical Bollywood-ish romantic tune that we have been hearing for numerous years and would continue to hear for many more years to come without complain.
4) Jhatka Maare [Kailash Kher, Udit Narayan, Shaan]
A 'masala' number all the way, 'Jhatka Maare' comes up rather unexpectedly in 'Kyon Ki' when one thought that the album would comprise either mushy love tracks or some sad tracks to complement the situations. Once again Reshammiya-Sameer-Salman fascination of 'dupatta' is visible with this track that begins in Kailash Kher vocals only to be taken over comp