Famous for being a serial kisser, Emraan Hashmi might not have given blockbuster hits in his career but he definitely is lucky for his music directors, as most of his songs rule the music charts for a very long time. He hit gold with his very first movie Murder with the hit song Bheegey Honth Tere, which not only created a furor but also raised a curious eyebrow by the moral police, however the youngsters were all out for this song and made it a chart buster. Voila! There was no looking back. In the coming years who could predict that this young man would be the known more for his music than his movies, so much so that with each movie he would rub off his good luck on the singers and music composers making them household names.
The year 2005 proved lucky for him as he had four movies in that single year itself with at least one chart buster from each movie. While Zeher had Woh Lamhe, Himesh became a household name with Aashiq Banaya Aapne, with his trademark topi and nasal act too, Himesh managed to rule the rooster. Halka Halka from Chocolate still makes a hummable song and the Aadat controversy from Kalyug did only good for Emraan Hashmi and his tryst with famous numbers whilst announcing the arrival of Pakistani singer Atif Aslam into Bollywood. Without no effort Atif became a well known playback singer in Bollywood leaving the original composers Jal band in the lurch.
While his kissing scenes with the Bollywood divas kept him in the news constantly, his music added to the curiosity doing the rounds for his films. The next year, in 2006, Jhalak Dikhla Jaa did wonders once again for Emraan and Himesh, brewing another controversy of ghosts appearing in some remote villages when this song was played, which turned out to be a fragment on imagination of some Hindi News channel to boost their TRP, nevertheless, Emraan and Himesh were the default benefactors of the absurd controversy. This year also saw a song Phirta Rahu from The Killer being appreciated but the cake was taken by Gangster and its music. Ya Ali was an instant hit, so were Tu Hi Meri Shab and Lamha Lamha. And suddenly Zubin Garg was a household name after his famous Ya Ali rendition.
Emraan & Soha in Tum Mile, a movie based on July 2005 Mumbai flood
The year 2007 turned out well for Emraan and his music once again, with To Phir Aao from Aawarapan followed by Woh Ajnabee and Beetein Lamhein. With The Train, once again singer-composer Mithun came into limelight and Emraan proved lucky not only for his songs but the singers and composers once again. Though one has not heard much of Mithun after that, he is still remembered for Woh Ajnabee and Beetein Lamhein.
2008 saw Jannat for Emraan. With just one film that year, he still had two hit songs to his credit, Judaai and Zara Si, which were instant hits and stayed on top of the charts for a long time.
Whilst 2009 started great for Emraan with Raaz 2 and songs like Soniye and O Jaana, though most songs were not picturised on him, the Emraan Hashmi effect did wonders for the music of the film. And now we have Tum Mile, and the title song is already a hit beating hands down songs from recently released big banner movies like London Dreams, Aladin, Jail and Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani.
Without any doubt, music director Pritam Chakraborty also played a pivotal role in his films, with success of his songs almost mirroring the career graph of Emraans films, giving films like Chocolate, Gangster, Awaarapan, Jannat and now Tum Mile.
What else can make this chokra and his music so loved other than Luck or maybe just an ear for good music?