IT'S (YESTERDAY) HIMESH ONCE MORE!
The songs of radio really grow on you. Hats off to Himeshbhai for giving some very hummable numbers. One realises why at one point of time Himesh had a firm grip on the nation's popular pulse. I don't know if the music of the film will do well as there are many variables to that one, but in terms of sheer creative effort, one has to give credit to Himesh for dishing out this catchy album!
9 tracks and 3 remixes make this a lengthy album, quite the norm for Himesh.
Man Ka Radio: Himesh's (maybe not so nasal now) twangs ring out to a catchy beat and some heavy guitaring in a very 'pop feel' number. With just the right amount of drama and pathos coming in at the 'Toota Dil' stage in the song.Very today kind of lingo used in this song by Subrat Sinha.
ZIndagi Jaise Ek Radio: A bhangra style in your face number belted out by (you guessed it!) Himesh again.
Jaaneman: Himesh sure knows how to use Shreya's voice to great effect. This is the song of the album, sung by Himesh and Shreya to the lazy and melodious strumming of the accoustic guitar. You will definitely feel like coming back to this track for subsequent listens.
Piya Jaise Ladoo Motichur Waale - A beautiful semi classical folk number taking an interlude from his previous work, and using Rekha Bharadwaj's raw voice quite exquisitely. The prelude of the song uses the Shehnayee quite effectively. Himesh lends some support in terms of vocals. All in all a lovely song. Again one which beckons second and third listens.
Koi Na Koi Chahe - Is an average number by Himesh and Shreya. A nice ghazal kind of a listen. Commendable effort by Himesh for curbing his natural nasal leanings, and for getting the right expresion of feelng in the song. However, Shreya was not exploited to her best in this song.
Teri Meri Dosti Ka Aasman - The second melodious number in the album. Makes good use of the keyboard here and of Shreya's voice in a breathy whispery way.
Damadji Angana Hai Padhare: Is a very folksy number with a great dholki beat, sung with great panache by Kailash Kher and Himesh himself.
Shaam Ho Chali Hai - Is the third soft song in the album, reminiscent of the Ali Haider genre of singing of the 90s. Sung yet again by Himesh and Shreya. Listenable enough.
Rafa Dafa Kiya Nahin Jaaye - This brings back the Himesh of old with a pacy beat and a good use of the saxaphone. Reminds you of Karzzz a little. A very catchy song.
The album also has the remix versions of 'Man Ka Radio'; 'Zindagi Jaise Ek Radio' and Piya Jaise Ladoo Motichur Waale.
A good album, if one has the taste for popular music! Enjoy!