KK and Shreya Ghoshal team up for a romantic duet with ‘Dekho Raste Mein’. It starts with some beautiful guitar strumming and maintains onto its beauty during the mukhda as well. But the song trips down in its stanzas which makes this could-be-a great conversational romantic track an average fare. Though KK is at his goodness, when the song ends, what you only remember is the sweet rendition by Shreya Ghoshal. The song later appears in a remix version which begins with some usual plain dj beats building up the crescendo. While the original track still had some beautiful moments to cherish, even they are dropped down in this poor remix. There is nothing good about this remix whatsoever. Not even for the djs.
Next is the title track ‘Hum Tum aur Ghost’ which marks off giving a feel of a club song. Vishal Dadlani takes over the proceedings very early into the track and is supported by Shankar Mahadevan, making this one a duet fare. The composition gives quite a dated feel to it and hence fails to connect with the audience. While the vocals don’t seem impressive for this one, the background vocals that are heard at the instance when the title line plays doesn’t seem goo too. It later returns in a remix version, which even features Arshad Warsi giving out some lines. This makes for a better outing than Dekho Raste mein’s remix but thanks to the composition being so dated, the remix fails to lift the track for any good.
‘Baanware se Pooche Banwariya’ starts in quite a weird manner and soon enough Shaan takes over, but the composition continues to keep on the weird feel to it. The beats are not at all pleasing and add to it the wanna be club feel, which only makes matter worse for this poor track. It is after 2 and half minutes that Sunidhi Chauhan enters but doesn’t do any good. This one is probably one of the worst coming from the masterly trio of Shankar Ehsaan Loy.
Hum Tum aur Ghost begins with a romantic number and follows it with a couple of dance tracks. Finally, it takes its route towards a sad outing, rendered by Shankar Mahadevan, Caralisa Monteiro, Clinton Cerejo and Dominique Cerejo. With suitable lyrics coming from the pen of Javed Saab, Shankar and Caralisa do arrange for a soothing sad number. Yet you feel something missing, and the track ends up being just decent. Not just that it could have also made itselt to a better ending, which it doesn’t, hence further hampering the song.
Surprisingly, it appears in a remix version too, which is of the same duration as the original. As expected the little beauty that the track carried is murdered in the remix version. There is absolutely nothing good about this version and is for sure set for a skip.
Overall, Hum Tum Aur Ghost is further addition to the poor to average soundtracks that Shankar Ehsaan Loy have been coming up with (with certain exceptions of course). The album is strictly below average and should be skipped. Dekho Raste Mein and Kal Tum The Yahan could well be your choice, if you wanna try out any track anyway.