R.D. Burman scores again in another dud of a film. The master musician had a very different, original take on creating haunting songs...the ones sung by the lady in white on the Hindi film screen. "Main Hoon Diya" is an excellent example of how not tread the beaten track and bring a lot of freshness to the suspense genre. Lata Mangeshkar's rendition of this classic score is unparalleled. Later, RD used Lata in a somewhat similar manner in Namumkin, for the great track "Saathi." Among the other songs in Jal Mahal, Asha Bhosle's bhajan "Jai Jai Shyam" stands out. Again, Pancham doesn't let it be just the usual bhajan (that we often get bored with), there are lots of musical elements thrown in. The gaanja song "zindagi ko jab hamara" is reminiscent of "dum maro dum" in spirit only: this one's a totally new creation. Excellent singing by Asha Bhosle again. There is one romantic solo by Lata "dekh zara koi," which tests Lata's range well. The tune is heavenly (I kind of relate its mood to "toone chheen liya" in Bandhe Hath). The folk song "tattaiya" is the weakest of the lot, yet manages to interest the listener by Asha Bhosle's skill. Rafi actually sounds weak in this song. I give the music 8 out of 10.