By Meghna Menon
Film: "U, Me Aur Hum"; Music Director: Vishal Bharadwaj; Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan, Adnan Sami, Shreya Ghoshal, Vishal Bharadwaj; Ratings: ***
Vishal Bharadwaj has composed music for Ajay Devgan's directorial debut "U, Me Aur Hum" and the soundtrack is a pleasure to listen to.
Beginning on a great note, the album starts with "Dil dhadka hai", sung by Adnan Sami and Shreya Ghoshal who sound perfect for the track. Lyricist Munna Dhiman swishes his poetical wand, promising a likeable number along with Bharadwaj's good sense of music. A romantic number with a difference, this track will impress.
Salsa takes over from Bollywood romance in "Jee le", sung by Adnan and Shreya. Once again it is hard to miss Dhiman's outstanding poetry, which gives listeners a break from the typical lyrics they're used to. With a racy tempo and a zingy touch to it, audiences are likely to get hooked to this song as well.
Unconventional bhangra takes form in "Phatte". Adnan pairs up with Sunidhi Chauhan for the fun song that is Punjabi in genre and yet is different in its approach. "Phatte" will be better watched than heard.
Another track that would be better watched than heard is "Saiyaan". Sunidhi croons Dhiman's wonderfully imaginative lyrics. Bharadwaj's music has been carefully and successfully adapted to the situation.
Solo renditions continue with Shreya taking over the mike next to croon to the first version of the title track. Melody, rhythm and harmony rule the song entirely and kudos to Bharadwaj for composing such a wonderful song. Shreya's sweet vocals complement the track perfectly and she deserves major credit if the song becomes a chartbuster.
Bharadwaj has once again hit the jackpot with "U, Me Aur Hum" and his decision to rope in Dhiman for the lyrics has proved beneficial not only to the lyricist but to him as well. Both the lyricist and the composer have stayed away from the conventional route but retained the commercial aspect in this venture.