Saturday, February 14, 2015

Music Review (Hindi): Dum Laga Ke Haisha

Music Review (Hindi): Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Music Composer: Anu Malik

          Title song has Nooran sisters in the credit list, their second track after stellar debut in Highway expects one for the engaging listen but tune is perfunctory and typical Punjabi track which lacks enough punch to hold the listeners despite earnest effort from Kailash Kher and Nooran sisters. Tu is conventional 90's song in every possible way be it humming by yesteryear singer Kumar Sanu or whistling and arrangements too. Tu will be loved by the fans who are longing for classic retro song. Sunder Susheel is another song where Anu Malik scores well in arrangements using Sarangi, Percussion instruments and some brass section. However tune is tepid one despite enthusiastic singing by Malini Awasthi and Rahul Ram. Malini Awasthi got some funny lyrics part. Dard Karaara, similar to Tu throws us back in time to 90's and the feel kept intact by lead singers Kumar Sanu and Sadhana Sargam. Tune also is enjoyable in this track. Soundtrack's pièce de résistance Moh Moh Ke Dhaage comes in two version. Papon and Monali Thakur in their respective versions is pitch perfect with their vocals. Anu Malik wovens the brilliant tune with engaging flute and  Shenai bits throughout the song. Final song of the soundtrack, Prem's theme is Papon's show all the way backed by guitar strums.

Verdict: Veteran Anu Malik's Dum Laga Ke Haisha is intentionally given 90's feel however Moh Moh Ke Dhaage salvages the soundtrack. 

My rating:7/10

Pick of the Album: Moh Moh Ke Dhaage (both versions), Prem's theme