Himesh Reshammiya. has a lot of chartbuster to his credit. Even his album, Aap Kaa Surroor was a roaring success, so hopes were definitely high from the movie titled with the same name. So does Himesh live upto his standards and the expectations??? Especially when here for the first time he plays the triple role of a composer-singer-actor?? Lets find out.
Greeting is what we do when we initate something. Same way, we have it being done in Urdu fashion for this album with 'Assalam Waalekum'. Assalam Waalekum starts off with a short rap from Earl and soon over is taken by the chorus who render the word 'Mohatarma' at certain intervals. Himesh joins in, and goes on to sing this slow set paced song which is around a 6 minute song. The song features in a remix version too, which is done out very well. This version doesnt disappoint and turns out better than the original. Himesh starts off with a bang!
Romanticism is in next, with Tera Mera Milna, which brings together Himesh and Shreya Ghoshal. Tera Mera Milna is a beautifully penned song and is set with a bit of western arrangements. Himesh, the composer gets it all right with everything that this song required and does full justice as the singer as well. On the other hand, Shreya Ghoshal is the queen of melodies when it comes to romantic song and thus does a great job in this one. Remix is for this one too, which is passable. May work for remix lovers.
Next is a marriage based dance song titled 'Jhoot Nahin Bolna'. Bringing back Shreya and Himesh once again, this song is actually set in with Indian arrangements. The song is about the protagonist telling the girl not to lie about her love that she loves him. Jhoot Nahin Bolna might not be a favourite for many, but it definitely is one which adds a lot of value to the album. The song features in a not required remix version too.
The very early promoted track, Tanhaiyan is next, with Himesh crooning in his usual high pitched vocals. Tanhaiyan as the word suggests is a sad song but along with it, it is also a powerul painful song. The song has a certain energy to it, which will hook on to the listeners! Chartbuster! Like others, this one too is in remix form, but again its of no worth and may appeal to the remix lovers.
'Ya Ali' is next, which sees Sunidhi Chauhan joining Himesh for the first time in the album. A club track basically, Ya Ali is about the protagonist expressing his desire to get the love of his life. Himesh goes full on nasal for this one, while Sunidhi maintains her low pitched lines quite well. The song is not as good as its predecessors, yet makes a mark. No prizes for the guess, even this comes in an unrequired remix version.
By now you would have made out your favourite track from the album. But the best is yet to come in the form of Tere Bina. A sad song, Himesh croons the lines so melodiously and emotionally, that you are bound to fall in love with the song. The song begins with his albums's Tera Suroor's 'OO huzoor' and even has the trademark tune from the song. The composition is set with minimal instruments and that works wonders. A MUST LISTEN! A remix version is in the offering, but you actually dont mind this one.
Himesh goes semi classical with Kya Jeena, which is another slow romantic in the offering. Lyrics by Sameer are quite good here, but one just wishes that Himesh could have reduced his nasal twang, and that would have made the song way better. Nonetheless, the song is good and makes a mark too. A highly not required remix version is in the offering.
Lastly, we have Mehbooba, which is a tribute to R.D. Burman. Sung by Himesh and Asha Bhosle, the song is more of a remix of the original used in Sholay. Nonetheless, the song turns out to be foot tapping with some extra flavours like 'Ae Saala' etc being added into the song. There is a part 2 of the song later on, which is hardly any different from this version.
On the whole, Aap Kaa Surroor - the moviee is an album which has a lot of chartbuster songs and adds another feather to Himesh's caps. The album will go down as one of Himesh's finest work.