Pritam and the Bhatts coming together do call for some special hearings. Though the originals of the tracks here are done by Pakistani composers/singers, its a huge task ahead for Pritam to recreate them in his trademark style. Also, with Emraan Hashmi in the movie, the music is anyway expected to be top notch. So lets find out, if this indeed turns out be another one of Emraan starrers to be musically excellent.
'Toh Phir Aao' flags off the album. Sung by Mustafa Zahid, this song is set a really slow pace and this is where lies its key. The song is a painful sad song, with the protagonist asking his heaven belonging love to come and free him. Vocals by Mustafa do complete justice to the emotions of the song. There is a lounger version for this song, which has few beats added to the song, so as to give it a peppy feel. This one is quite good too. Its not the end of Toh Phir Aao as it later features in a remix version. Done by DJ Suketu, this track actually goes on to be a perfect club song. Quite well remixed!
Mustafa Zahid stays on, as he croons another sad song in the offering 'Tera Mera Rishta'. Unlike Toh Phir aao, this one is a bit fast song, where the non-religious protagonist realizes God's importance and talks about his relationship with God. The song catches up instantly! A remix version awaits, which is again quite nicely done..and thus you dont mind listening to it.
Suzzane steps in for the peppy 'Maahiya'. Supported by some Hindi and english lyrics, this track does not match up to the standards set by the previous two songs. Nonetheless, it may work for some, who have a liking for constant beat peppy numbers. A remix version is here too, which makes this peppy song more peppy!
Sufi is in store, with 'Mere Maula'. Vocals by Rafaqat Ali Khan, the song is slow and soothing. This might not impress initially, but does grow on you, once you have heard it patiently.
On the whole, Awarapan is another Emraan starrer that catches up on the music lovers. Toh Phir aao and Tera Mera Rishta make up for most of the album while others may work varying from audience to audience. But still, the album doesnt match up to the level of other Vishesh films music.