By Ruchika Kher
Film: "Main Aurr Mrs Khanna"; Music Directors: Sajid-Wajid; Lyricists: Junaid Wasi, Suzanne D'Mello, Jalees Sherwani and Arun Bhairav; Singers: Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, Suzanne D'Mello, Wajid, Sunidhi Chauhan, Raja Mushtaq, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Bappi Lahiri, Shaan and Neuman Pinto; Rating: ** 1/2
After "Wanted", composer duo Sajid-Wajid returns with the music of another Salman Khan starrer, "Main Aurr Mrs Khanna". The album cannot be considered a sure-shot hit but is decent in parts.
The soundtrack has five originals and two remixes.
"Don't say alvida", a romantic track, crooned by Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal and Suzanne D'Mello is not so appealing. The musical backing and the feel of the song are quite old-fashioned and don't reflect the music of today. On the whole, a boring track.
The song has two more versions - one is fast-paced with more beats and another is a sad version, but none of them will click with listeners.
Up next is "Happening", an item number on the lines of "Kajra re" and "Billo rani". The song that is already making waves on television is sung by Sunidhi Chauhan, supported by Wajid and Raja Mushtaq. It is foot-tapping and a full-on fun song that engages the listener. Sundhi's voice not only complements the catchy tune but does wonders to the song.
This track too has a remixed version, which is faster and has more beats. But the original is better.
Then there is "Mrs. Khanna" - it starts with a totally western feel, including English lyrics. Slowly, the song changes with the inclusion of Hindi lyrics. Pacy and energetic, it has a bouquet of singers behind the mike, including Bappi Lahiri, Shaan, Sunidhi, Neuman Pinto and Suzanne. It doesn't ignite too much interest.
Next in line is a number in the voice of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, doing what he does best. "Rabba" is a soft, poignant number with rustic influences. A nice and soothing number.
Finally, there is "Tum ne socha" sung by Wajid again along with Shreya. A contemporary song and pleasing to hear, it reminds the listener of "Every Breath you Take" from the 1983 album "Synchronicity" by the band The Police. Leaving the similarity aside, the song is quite hummable.
On the whole, the album has a mix of good and average compositions. A few songs appeal a lot while a few fall flat.