Priyanka Chopra and Ranbir Kapoor is a casting coup of immense proportions. Thanks to this lead pair, Anjaana Anjaani has been one of 2010’s most eagerly awaited movies. The film’s music has been composed by the duo of Vishal-Shekhar.
Nikhil D’Souza and Monali Thakur are the voices behind the title track – Anjaana Anjaani Ki Kahani. The track has peppy lyrics, a mix of Hindi and English. The music has fast beats, with enough emphasis to create a dance number. However, not very impressive.
Lucky Ali is behind the vocals in Hairat and he rocks. This one’s an awesome number, brilliantly composed and wonderfully well sung. This track makes me wonder why we don’t have more of Lucky Ali in Bollywood music. Great song.
Aa Pass Khuda has Rahat Fateh Ali Khan behind the vocals, the most apt singer to sing this inspirational melody. Some very good lyrics combined with soulful music make this track a winner.
Tumse Hi Tumse has the voices of Shekhar Ravjvani and Caralisa Monteiro. A romantic number, it has a good feel to it. It is enjoyable and fun to listen to. The same can be said about Tujhe Bhula Diya. But with Mohit Chauhan, Shekhar Rajvani and Shruti Pathak, giving their voices, this song could have been so much better. But it is the traditional track in the number that spoils things for me. The final number of the album is I Feel Good. The song is innovative, but just average.
On the whole, what Vishal-Shekhar have churned out is a good album that escalates between good and okay, but fails to reach great.