Sunidhi Chauhan has attempted a Hard Kaur in the first song of the Kajraare album – Kajra Kajra Kajraare. She’s doing the DJ thing, as you hear her English vocals egging you on to hit the dance floor, amongst other things, you can’t help but laugh. Sunidhi Chauhan doesn’t belong here, and for a moment I thought she was uttering profanities as well, a couple of words she says sound like mother***er. The track by itself is typical Himesh Reshammiya: loud and boorish.
Aafreen begins very well. You feel like you’re listening to some soulful ghazal, but then you hear Himesh’s voice and your soul wants to die. A singer lot less loud than Himesh would have made Aafreen an awesome song, but Reshammiya wastes some very good lyrics by singing it himself.
In fact, most of the album has the same loud and boorish Reshammiya feel to it. The songs are typically the same.
Raba Luck Barsa is the story of a lover wishing to unite with his love. Tujhe Dekh Ke Armaan Jaage is something similar. Himesh makes Jaage and Laage sound like Jagging and Lagging, but whatever. Teriyan Meriyan, Woh Lamha Phir Se Jeena Hai and Sanu Guzara Zamana make up the rest of the album, continuing in the same loud vein.
I’ve kept referring to Reshammiya’s music as loud, but I don’t have any other word that describes it more aptly. The music of Kajraare is strictly for hardcore Reshammiya fans, everyone else will find it to be nothing else but noise. Himesh is the music director, lead singer and lead actor of Kajraare, and too much of him just gets too tedious.
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