There is no denying the fact that Sachin-Jigar have been fast making their place in the Bollywood musical scene. Well, if ‘Piya O Re Piya‘ is any indication then they have taken yet another solid step in this direction. Melodious to the core and reminding one of the kind of magic that Pritam had created for ‘Pee Loon‘ [Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai] when it comes to sheer styling, ‘Piya O Re Piya‘ is a fabulous song that deserves repeat hearing. No wonder, the song also arrives in a ‘sad’ as well as ‘remix version’ and works every time. The song excels in both departments, whether it is music or lyrics. However ‘Piya O Re Piya‘ wouldn’t have been the song that it eventually turns out to be if not for Atif Aslam and Shreya Ghoshal. Together they are just brilliant behind the mike and one can comfortably say that this could well be the musical team’s gift to the newly weds.
While ‘Piya O Re Piya‘ is good enough for one to rejoice the arrival of a melodic album, what further adds weight to Tere Naa Love Ho Gaya is ‘Jeene De‘. With Mohit Chauhan as the name on the credits, one’s expectations are anyways high from what would eventually be in store. However just one minute into the song and you know that this is yet another winner in the offering, what with the musical team creating wonders all over again. If Mohit was simply magical in Rockstar, he gets into a romantic mood all over again for ‘Jeene De‘ which has a touch of Sufi element to it but still maintains its Bollywood quotient to the core. With the ‘Coffee House’ version going even softer and giving an impression of a live offering, ‘Jeene Do‘ ensures that you look at the rest of the album with further anticipation.
There is a shift in mood though with the arrival of title song. Called ‘Pee Pa Pee Pa Ho Gaya‘, this is the kind of song that could have been reserved for Shahid Kapoor and would have just made a smooth entry into his territory. With a Punjabi flavour to it and reminding of many a Pritam compositions belonging to similar setting that have worked big time in the past, ‘Pee Pa Pee Pa Ho Gaya‘ is sung with aplomb by Diljit Dosanjh with Priya Panchal heard crooning Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya in the background. Deservingly, the song also finds a ‘desi mix’ version for itself.
‘The album returns to it’s core theme with ‘Tu Mohabbat Hai‘ which has Atif Aslam beginning proceedings and coming up with exactly the same kind of rendition that he is known for and has found popularity over the last few years. A love song which brings back melody into the scheme of things after a boisterous ‘Pee Paa’, ‘Tu Mohabbat Hai‘ has added Western arrangements to it as well. In addition, it’s the inclusion of Monali Thakur and Priya Panchal as the female singers that further make ‘Tu Mohabbat Hai‘ (which also arrives in a ‘remix version’) yet another pleasant outing in this album.
However what sticks as a sore thumb (and that too big time) is Sunidhi Chauhan’s ‘Fann Ban Gayi‘. A complete misfit into the scheme of things, this is an item number that could just have been done away with. Leave aside the risque lyrics that just don’t suit the flavour of the album, even the music here is hardly the kind that one would associate with Sachin-Jigar. Moreover after a terrific flow that had been created in Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya so far, this one just doesn’t cut ice and is totally avoidable. Sad, because if only there was a better song placed in the album, it may have been a perfect outing.
Leaving aside a blemish called ‘Fann Ban Gayi’, Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya is a soundtrack that deserves to be heard and owned. With the composer duo as well as the lyricists and singers doing complete justice to the young romcom flavour of the film, this is a musical score that has in it to enjoy a long run. It would have to start seeing quick sales though since the album has hit the stands very close to the film’s theatrical release. However if the film also turns into a success, it would be pretty much a ‘sone pe suhaaga’ moment for all involved.
Piya O Re Piya, Jeene De, Pee Pa Pee Pa Ho Gaya, Tu Mohabbat Hai