By Hindustan Times
Film: Teri Meri Kahaani
Music Director: Sajid-Wajid
Lyricist: Prasoon Joshi
Singers: Wajid, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shaan, Shreya Ghoshal, Sunidhi Chauhan, Mika Singh, Sonu Niigaam and Shabir Bro
Rating: *** 1/2
Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapoor have reunited on screen for Teri Meri Kahaani and Sajid-Wajid have provided a perfect musical base for their story by churning out a soundtrack that has a youthful fervour. It grows on you. And with Prasoon Joshi penning the lyrics, the album manages to capture the essence of three different periods on which the film is premised.
The album kicks off with Mukhtasar. Crooned by the Wajid himself, the song is a showstopper in its own right. A beautiful romantic number, it is very soothing and reminds you of the spring season when everything looks so cheerful. Coupled with catchy beats, the song has already topped the charts and will continue to rule the music scene for quite a long time.
It also has a remix version by DJ Suketu, which will surely be a hit at clubs and click with the lovebirds, thanks to its catchy beats and mushy feel.
Next one is titled Alla Jaane and is a characteristic Rahat Fateh Ali Khan song, which charms you with its poignant touch and Sufi elements. The song lets you relax and is a perfect number to listen to after a tiring day. Prasoon Joshi has struck the right note with the lyrics, which is well supported by convincing composition.
Next up is Jabse Mere Dil Ko Uff, which instantly makes you groove with its retro tone and is reminiscent of the musical style of yesteryears. The amazing vocal combination of Sonu Niigaam and Sunidhi Chauhan has enhanced the song's tempo and it manages to lift your mood.
Humse Pyaar Kar Le Tu is an out and out dance number with a desi feel and Wajid has given flawless treatment to the song with his vocals. He has been well supported by Mika, Shabir Bro and Shreya Ghosal. Their voices blend with ease and the harmonium playing in the track transports you into a different era altogether.
This one too has a remix version with lot of techno beats but one prefers to stick with the original. It is not bad but could have been given a better treatment like the Mukhtasar remix.
It is followed by That's All I Really Wanna Do, which brings you back into the present, thanks to modern puppy love feel to it. It has a potential to connect with youth and the composition also uses certain tones from Mukhtasar. The duet has Shaan and Shreya coming together and they manage to hold your attention.
All and all, the soundtrack manages achieve the goal - it captures the mood of three different periods. Sajid-Wajid, who have made a name mostly through peppy numbers, give us a mix of different musical styles, showing that they are versatile and can satisfy your musical appetite in more than one way.