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Humko Tum Se Pyaar Hai Music Review

Humko Tum Se Pyaar Hai Music Review
Bobby Deol, Amisha Patel, Arjun Rampal, Kanwaljeet, Suhasini Mulay
Bunty Soorma
Ali Morani, Bunty Soorma, Karim Morani
Anand Raj Anand
Barely passable!
Thursday, October 20, 2005 • Hindi Comments

There are some albums that get caught in a time wrap for no fault of theirs. Humko Tumse Pyaar Hai is one of those albums that may have worked quite decently around 2-3 years back but in today's world, it would appeal mainly to those music lovers who still prefer a pure Indian style of music over a 'jhinchaak' score a la a Kaal or a Salaam Namaste or a Dus. The movie's shooting began a few years back but got delayed subsequently due to expiry of its director Bunty Soorma, who was also one of the co-producers with Ali Morani and Karim Morani. This is when Vikram Bhatt pitched in to take the movie to its finishing line. Incidentally his real life love Amisha Patel is the center of attraction of Bobby Deol and Arjun Rampal in this triangular 'prem kahani' that has music and lyrics handled by Anand Raj Anand and Dev Kohli respectively!

1) Humko Tumse Pyaar Hai [Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Anand Raj Anand]

A fine tune to begin the album, the title song comes pretty close to Nadeem Shravan's style and if you have loved 'Mera Dil' [Bewafa] and 'Barsaat Ke Din Aaye' [Barsaat] then you would love this duet by Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik as well [that has inputs from ARA too] as the song belongs to the same genre. A romantic number with good melody, it is a kind of tune that has been heard for number of years and would continue to be heard for many more years to come till people continue to make beelines for conventional Bollywood romantic musicals. The song comes easy on airs and one likes hearing to it even in a sad version by Alka Yagnik and ARA!

2) Chori Se Dil Ko [Kumar Sanu]

This one goes all the way back to the 60s and the 70s and if it was not for Bobby and Arjun, one could have easily imagined a Shashi Kapoor or a Rajendra Kumar to be singing this song while playing a piano. A typical party song supported by good melody, it has some conventional lyrics by Dev Kohli that do not rise over the tune or Kumar Sanu's rendition. A decent hummable song, it continues to make HTPH stay afloat.

3) Tere Ishq Mein Pagal [Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Sapna Awasthi]

Now this one has a complete hangover from the late 90s when 'lok sangeet' from the Western part of India was regularly integrated with Bollywood music. No, this is nothing different from zillions of romantic songs that you may have heard before, what with 'Ishq', 'Deewana', 'Maahiya' and many more terms belonging to a similar mood woven together for a song. Still, the song isn't bad after all and is of the kind that may still run well in the interiors. But thinking about playing it full blaze while driving in your car or boasting about having loved this one with your friends, then this is not the best choice!

4) Dhola Aayo Re [Sukhwinder Singh, Sapna Awasthi]

Sapna Awasthi makes an appearance once again for the folksy track 'Dhol Aayo Re', which as the title suggests has a Rajasthani feel to it and is set in a celebration mood. One can almost imagine a fare like situation in this song with colors all around and dancers in the background. Yet another track that doesn't make for a single most great reason to go for HTPH, it is just about passable and may work in the movie's narrative if presented with vibrant choreography and cinematography.

5) Kaise Tumhe [Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik]

From this stage on, it is the tried, tested and the oldest 'jodi' of Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik who sing three songs in succession. First to come is 'Kaise Tumhe', the beginning of which itself has [yet again] a distinct Nadeem Shravan hangover to it. A song about lovers trying to explain their feelings to each other but not able to do so successfully, it has an undercurrent emotion of pain running throughout. Both the singers are quite subdued in the track and do good jus