The first track ‘Jingle Bells’ doesn’t come out as an opening track that one would expect from any album. Sung by Krishna, the song tries way too much to be humorous, but ends up being a horrifying state of track that one won’t even think of listening to again. Also, Krishna who has sung songs like Main Jahaan Rahoon and Maule Mere Lele meri jaan, just doesn’t seem to be the right choice for this song. It is intolerable and too hard to even listen the full song, though I could manage it after a lot of efforts.
After a horrible start, Krishna is back but this time with a decent offering in form of ‘Kaise Jiyu’. Kaise Jiyu is a sad track, and is a type that you usually listen to in Bhatt’s movies. Kaise Jiyu is a nice track, which does have its audience, and would surely cater to them if they ever come across it. For a second, this track even reminds you of the old nasal Himesh Reshammiya, once the line ‘Kaise Jiyu…tere bin’ rolls off. Krishna is in full form with this track and thankfully provides for a decent sad number.
Suraj Jagan is the latest sensation among the youth with quite a few hits around him now. He is in full mood to keep it on with ‘Maula’ which is a heavy rock song. From the very first second, you are assured that you are in for a heavy track, and once Suraj starts off, the track seems to have gone absolutely correct with its components i.e. the singer and the composition. While you will surely love this track if you are fond of rock tracks, what sets you rolling is the line ‘Kaisa Yeh Safar hai’. The only complain that comes to the song is that it starts getting on the nerves towards it end, when the line ‘Kaisa yeh safar hai’ is repeated to death! Anyway, Maula makes in for another good hearing after Kaise Jiyu and the album finally seems to be picking up after its horrible beginning.
Only when you believe that Hide and Seek does have good tracks, you are brought to disappointment with the title track ‘Hide and Seek’. This one actually takes off from where Maula left off. Sung by Suraj Jagan once again, this track falls flat with nothing good about it except the title line. The track is supported by some techno beats so as to be attractive, but they fail to support the song.
Lastly among the originals comes ‘Friday Night’ which is more of a fun n frolic song, where the friends seem to be enjoying and partying together. This one has composer Chirantan Bhatt coming behind the mic along with debutant Anchal, who seems to be carrying a part which mostly you have heard Suzzane D Mello doing. There is absolutely nothing good about this track, and Chirantan’s vocals just keep on getting over your nerves. Even the woo oo aa sound at regular interval of the stanzas sound irritating and stupid.
There are three remixes in the offering, with the first one being of ‘Jingle Bells’. With the original being no good not even the vocals, you cant expect a remix to make it worth listening. The original itself should not have been on the soundtrack, forget the remix.
Kaise Jiyu is also turned into a remix, which unfortunately does no good to the track. Comparison to the original would be foolishness, while even as a remix, the track doesn’t excite you. A one or at the most a two time listen
Last remix to appear is the remix of Friday Night. Not just this track, but the soundtrack in general is such that remixes of the originals would only add to the assault. This remix is forgettable to say the least.
On the whole, Hide and Seek being a low key movie, needed a good soundtrack to bring any enlightment to itself, but unfortunately it’s a downer. A couple of decent tracks do exist in this soundtrack, but they are not the ones which one would like to listen to after a couple of instances.
Better not seek this album.