Director: Reema Kagti
Music Director: Ram Sampath
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
When Aamir Khan is associated with any movie the expectations run high in all quarters. This film is being directed by Reema Kagti but it has been co-written with Zoya Akhtar. The film is being produced by Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani and Aamir together so it has to be unarguably the best. The music has been scored by Ram Sampath and once again the lyrics are written by Javed Akhtar, so one can definitely expect some excellent score here
Muskaanein Jhooti Hai
Singer: Suman Sridhar
The track opens with "Muskanein Jhooti Hai" sung by Suman Sridhar which has a very 60's feel to it. The song reminds of the famous O.P.Nayyar track "Aaiye Meherbaan" from 'Howrah Bridge' rendered by Asha Bhosle. However Suman Sridhar has added her own charm with her quirky and husky voice. It is a very seductive number and a club track which will appeal to many. The ambience is also very 60's and has been shot by Reema Kagti in the same manner. Kareena looks stunning in the black dress and has done complete justice to the song. The tempo of the song is very slow and is accompanied with guitar and drums and has soft and seductive beats. It suits the mood of the film.
Jee Le Zaraa
Singer: Vishal Dadlani
Guitar: Shon Pinto
"Muskaanein" is followed by another melodious number "Jee Le Zaraa" which has been sung by Vishal Dadlani. Ram Sampath has made stunning use of Vishal's husky voice. The orchestration in this song is simply excellent. A soothing melody the song takes you into another realm. Javed Akhtar's lyrics are simply superb and the pleasing arrangement of the piano and drums take the song to another level altogether. This song is an excellent combination of lyrics, music blended with Vishal's voice. Remix version by Mikey McCleary: The remix is not too impressive, the good part here is that the original Jee Le Zaara is more heart rendering that you do not pay too much attention to the remix version.
Jiya Laage Na
Singers: Sona Mohapatra & Ravindra Upadhyay
"Jiya Laage Na" is yet another scintillating semi-classical style tune sung wonderfully by Sona Mohapatra and Ravindra Upadhyay, peppered with frenetic drum and bass to superb effect. Ram Sampath has experimented this soft slow classical style number with captivating electronic music and dub step. In every respect, this is the best songs of the whole soundtrack. Sona Mohapatra's husky voice and Ravindra's soft tones make a brilliant combination. It is one of the best numbers in the entire album.
Hona Hai Kya
Singer: Ram Sampath
"Hona Hai Kya" has been rendered by Ram Sampath himself. The song gives a feeling that it has been used at crucial point in the film. The chorus of "Talaash, Talaash" builds up the suspense in the film. It is more of a title number which can be used throughout to create the thrill of a suspense murder mystery. Sounds more like a background score. An average number in the entire album.
Laakh Duniya Kahe
Singer: Ram Sampath
Backing vocals: Nisha Mascarenhas
Once again "Laakh Duniya Kahe" has been rendered by Ram Sampath. This one is a soft rock ballad track and with Javed Akhtar's captivating lyrics it's another melodious number. The song is accompanied with light drum kicks and soft electric guitar is an inspirational track. But after listening to the first four numbers this one is a bit of a let down. Just an average number, however Javed Akhtar's lyrics are superb and are no match.
On The Whole: Once again Ram Sampath has an unmatched compilation of tracks here. Along with Javed Akhtar's fantastic lyrics they have created a masterpiece here. With Aamir Khan, Rani Mukherjee and Kareena Kapoor in the lead one can definitely expect fireworks in the film. Not to be missed. An excellent album to your collection.