After a long time here comes a film that brings the husband-wife duo of Ajay Devgan and Kajol. The film also marks the debut of Ajay Devgan as director and thus is extremely special. Will Ajay be able to strike a chord with the audiences very much the way Aamir Khan has done for his directorial debut Taare Zameen Par? Well, for that we need to wait a little till the month of April.
As for now music director Vishal Bharadwaj brings forth the music of U ME AUR HUM. Vishal Bharadwaj who is still basking in the success of Omkara has been assigned the task of rendering music to a love story, very much different from his previous ventures. Vishal sets off on this journey without his favourite lyricist Gulzar and this time around Munna Dhiman comes in as lyricist.
The album opens to Spanish beats and a romantically crafted 'Jee Le' to the crooning of Adnan Sami with subtle inputs from Shreya Ghosal. The cruise number brings in the salsa element and the opening lines of the track are mesmerizing. To add to it all Adnan Sami at his best brings in love and life at it's fullest via the track. Vishal emerges victorious with a track that is set to top charts and be a favorite adding to the intense promotion of the track. The track even amplifies the theme of the film which talks about finding love and the greatest love stories emerging out of the distance between people.
In comes the title track of the film in 2 versions. Shreya Ghosal brings in the first one with a subtle westernized feel and extremely simplistic lines. The track isn't Vishal's finest piece of work but sure does grow on you after 2-3 listenings. In fact, the track brings in the romance quotient with ease and is soothing.
Vishal Bharadwaj lends his voice to another version of the same track and fails to impress. Somehow, Vishal's voice is not able to bring in the serenity and by the time you reach this track in the album Shreya Ghosal has already registered the track in your minds. Also the guitars and other background instruments are a little disturbing in Vishal's rendition of the track.
'Dil Dhakada Hai' once again brings together Adnan Sami and Shreya Ghosal after 'Jee Le' but this time the duo fail to impress in a track that is purely situational. The lyrics are witty and offer nothing much to be remembered or to take back at the end of your listening.
'Saiyaan 'brings in Sunidhi Chauhan as the solo vocalist in the girly-girly track. The track offers nothing much in terms of music and sounds more like a dreamy track stressing on the husband-wife equation from a woman's perspective. The track might be a visual treat for all Kajol fans as it is her solo performance. So audiences can expect entertainment very much the Kajol style with the right Jhatkas and matkas.
'Phatte' opens with comparisons drawn in the instrumental guitar piece to Pritam's 'Halka Halka' from Chocolate. The bhangra track fails to pump in all that energy that is required for a number such as this. Adnan Sami and Sunidhi Chauhan croon to this number which isn't thumping at all and is poor on lyrics too. The track lacks melody to hook the listeners.
On the whole, in an album of 6 tracks filled with highs and lows Vishal Bharadwaj fails to impress as comparisons are drawn to Omkara and the works. But with the right star cast and hype surrounding the movie atleast 2 tracks -'Jee Le' and Sunidhi's rendition of the title track are sure to be remembered for a long time to come.
Rating : **1/2