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Kuchh Meetha Ho Jaye Music Review

Kuchh Meetha Ho Jaye  Music Review
Arshad Warsi, Mahima Chaudhary, Pravin Dabas, Sachin Khedekar
Himesh Reshammiya
An album you can easily slip into
Friday, April 15, 2005 • Hindi Comments

Just when I was almost giving up on Himesh Reshammiya as a groan case, he bounces back with a bubbly, and yet weighty and wonderful score in "Kuchh Meetha Ho Jaye".

Through a catchy soundtrack, lyrics by Sameer have been given multi-cultural influences that make one sit up and listen.

In the track "Aane", the Thumri is delectable as Soma Ghosh's classical voice merges into a sound quality that's instantaneously adaptable.

The title song done in two dishy versions provide dilating definitions to the way music is supposed to move.

Unpredictably sinuous and striking in key portions, the second version especially, sees Sonu Nigam in his true element and new singer Arpita Mukherjee succeeds in breathing in a fragile fire.

I wish Reshammiya avoided the typically rock-around-the-clock track "Oh jaane tenu rab da vasta". Though expertly rendered by Kunal Ganjawala and Sunidhi Chauhan, it just doesn't give the same insight into the composer's ability.

I preferred the love duet "Lagne lage ho" where Sameer's delicately perched poetry is beautifully put across by Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik. Reshammiya is the only contemporary composer who makes Yagnik sing lower notes that suit her so well.

Reshammiya's ground rules for a well-packaged music score like the kind in "Kahin Pyar Ho Na Jaye" and "Tere Naam", is this time unleashed through lilting notes.

Refreshingly devoid of the shrilly tones, this is an album you can easily slip into.