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Koi Aap Sa Music Review

Koi Aap Sa Music Review
Balaji Telefilms Ltd
Aftab Shivdasani, Natassha
Partho Mitra
Ekta Kapoor,Shobha Kapoor
Himesh Reshammiya
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Thursday, September 15, 2005 • Hindi Comments

If one thought that Himesh Reshammiya would continue to throw one hit after another in quick succession then that doesn't seem to be the case with 'Koi Aap Sa'. Good part about the movie though is that comes close to the success of producer Ekta Kapoor's recent success 'Kya Kool Hai Hum' and has a youthful look about it.

Starring Aftab Shivdasani [who desperately needs a hit], Natassha [who continues to flip between television and movies - this is her third movie with Ekta after Kucch To Hai and Krishna Cottage] and Dipannita Sharma [model cum upcoming actress who was recently seen in My Brother Nikhil], Koi Aap Sa is directed by Partho Mitra. Sameer writes the lyrics.

1) Seene Mein Dil [Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik]

A feel of freshness comes along when the album begins with a love song 'Seene Mein Dil' sung in ever-so-pleasant manner by veteran and most experienced singer duo Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik. Though the theme of the song is about basic feeling of love and affection, it is the soulful tune that manages to make the track listenable. It is not of a kind that would set the charts ablaze but still is a fine sounding track [appearing also as a solo by Alka Yagnik] that doesn't make you look the other way.

2) Aadat Ho Chuki Hai [Shaan, Sunidhi Chauhan]

A typical hip hop tune that Himesh Reshammiya has now been composing for ages now comes in again in the form of 'Aadat Ho Chuki Hai Teri'. To be honest, one now looks for something different from the composer than such a trademark tune that sounded good for a couple of years but now sounds jaded. Sunidhi Chauhan does her 'bindaas' act [from Krishna Cottage] once again by singing in a deep bass while Shaan attempts at being ever so chirpy and cool too, but overall things do not turn out to be as interesting as used to be the case earlier. Result? A passable tune that may just about work if there is some flashy choreography and cinematography associated with it. And yes, there is a remix by DJ Akbar Sami too !

3) Tere Dil Ka Rishta [Sonu Nigam]

Just like 'Seene Mein Dil', even 'Tere Dil Ka Rishta' takes a route of being a soulful melody, though the theme this time around is a little different. While 'Seene Mein Dil' was an outright love song, 'Tere Dil Ka Rishta' is more about caring and sharing for your near and dear ones. The song is for the situation in the movie where Aftab is trying to so some pep talk for his best friend played by Natassha who has gone through some personal tragedy. The good part is that while the song could have conveniently turned into a boring sad song, that's not the case due to Sameer's simple lyrics, Sonu Nigam's ever so reliable vocals and above all Reshammiya's tune that makes the number sound enjoyable.

4) Bandh Mere Pairon Mein [Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan, Jayesh]

Well, this one is a straight lift form Reshammiya's own 'Saanwariya' from 'Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye' that was composed around 5 years back. The version in Koi Aap Sa too attempts at being peppy but what remains is finally just an attempt. Reshammiya's favorite 'one line crooner' Jayesh makes intermittent appearances in 'Bandh Mere Pairon Mein' as well while Sonu and Sunidhi go through the regular route of 'choodi', 'kangna' and everything else that Sameer and Reshammiya love to include in their traditional 'Hindustani' songs. 'Chunariya's' fascination of Reshammiya that began years back in 'Odh Li Chunariya' [Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya] years back continues here as well with references to 'chunariya', 'payaliya' etc. Overall, just an average song that comes and goes.

5) Koi Aap Sa [Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik]

Title song comes up quite late in the day towards the middle of the album. Though in the beginning of the album one expected th