By Hindustan Times
Dil garden garden ho gaya catches your attention with its pop-shuffle rhythm, reminiscent of songs from the ’50s and ’60s. The track, sung by Vishal Dadlani, has edgy synth sounds and horn fillers. The album also features a sonically over-laden remixed version of the same.
A sufi-inspired ballad, Shirt da button, torments you with lyrics like ‘teri shirt da main button’ and ‘baalon ka tere main clip’. It also features a misplaced bagpipe solo. The saving grace is Sonu Nigam’s vocals — a smooth cover for a rough, hackneyed composition.
There’s a folksy version of the same by Kailash Kher too, which, oddly, sounds more convincing. Hum toh hai cappuccino, a parody-ish attempt to reprise the rustic UP-Bihar lootne (from Shool, 1999) song has a shoddy beginning, but lures you with a catchy chorus.
The call-answer vocal techniques work well for the song sung by Daler Mehndi, Sukhwinder Singh, Riteish Deshmukh and Swaroop. A club number on the list has become the norm for Bollywood albums. This one has Volume high karle (and its remixed version), that utilises Neeraj Shridhar’s energetic vocals.With the exception of a couple of tracks, this album fails to make an impression.
What we like
Dil garden garden
What we don’t like
Very few tracks