Whenever you see the Bhatts & Emraan Hashmi combo coming together, you are quite assured you have a pretty good album in the offering. But when one looks at the composer, it is surprising, that instead of going for a prolific hit composer, Vishesh Films instead go for 5 set of composers! Surprising isn it?? But anyway, the question yet remains the same..does this new technique work and thus makes this another album to go down as one of the finest to come from the Bhatt camp?? Lets find it out.
The very well promoted track 'Maahi' kicks off this album..and what a way to do so! Composed by the first time composers Sharib-Toshi, and vocals lended by Toshi himself, this song has a haunting feel to it and instantly catches up on you. This song for sure is a rage and turns out to be another chartbusting melody from the Bhatt Camp.
Get in for some romantic mood, as Sonu Niigaam & Shreya Ghoshal come together for the song 'Soniyo'. Composed by Raju Singh, this song has the protagonists celebrating their love. With the english lines sung by Neeraj Shridhar, this song is sure to join the list of chartbuster love songs!
Raju Singh is in for another composition, this time a dance number titled 'O Jaana'. Even though you have KK, backing this one, the song fails to impress you as the song seems to get too harsh at times. It later follows with a 'Dance With Me' version, which is no good and thus makes 'O Jaana' as well as 'O Jaana (Dance With Me)' a highly forgettable affair.
This is a horror movie, but you havent had any such haunting melody as yet..right?? Look no further, as KK is back behind the mic with the title song ''Kaisa Yeh Raaz Hai' Composed by newbie Pranay M. Rijia, this song has a certain haunting n silent wave throughout, along with its slow pace which very much suits this genre. Definitely the best track of the album, Pranay impresses and how!
Just after a haunting fare, you are in for some devotional fare with 'Bandaa Re'. The Sufi artist, Krishna comes in here to lend vocals and though he is good at his job, the song fails to impress! Maybe devotional is not my cup of tea.
Its not the end of Soniyo, nor its the end of Krishna for the album. He returns, this time to sing 'Soniyo (From The Heart)'. This version of Soniyo is almost like an unplugged version, with different lyrics, precisely sad ones, as the protagonist is missing his love deeply.
If youi just cant get over 'Maahi', then there is further trouble for you in the form of 'Maahi' (Rock With Me) which again has Toshi behind the mic and different lyrics are a part of this one too. True to its title, the song is indeed a rock version, and gets the listener into confusion, as to which version of Maahi is better. By the time the song ends, you are completely awe-struck with what you've just heard. You completely rock with this 'Maahi'.
On the whole, Raaz - The Mystery Continues is a winner for the Bhatts and their technique of applying new composers don't go wrong. Other than a track or two, which are somewhat average or below, the album does make a mark!