The album starts off with the title song which has been made in three different versions. Rendering the first version, a sprightly pop-styled one, must indeed have been a trip back to his Bombay Vikings days for Neeraj Sridhar. The Tum Mile refrain reminded me slightly of the Feelin’ Blue refrain in Jaane Kya from Pyaar Ke Side Effects. The best variant is the slightly toned down Love Reprise, the highlights being the Kenny G-ish sax motif and Javed Ali’s singing. The general feel and the soaring vocals however were reminiscent of Ye Dooriyan from Love Aaj Kal. I was surprised seeing a Rock Version for this romantic song. And as expected there wasn’t much rock to this track except for a bit of guitar distortion and slightly pepped up drum beats. Shafqat Amanat Ali doesn’t sound quite in his elements delivering this one either. I have always loved him doing classical-oriented songs. KK could have handled this one better methinks, if at all it needed to be done. In fact Pritam could have done away with this song, already having done two very good variants. Nevertheless the song is pleasant enough for you to be listening to once a while.
Moving on, next up is Dil Ibadat which is regular Pritam fare, the soulful melancholy conveyed brilliantly in the arrangement and rendition. The singer is Pritam’s usual favourite for such tracks, KK and he is spot on in executing his part. There is a rock version of this song too, and in this case it actually sounds better, as compared to the previous rock version. Javed Ali returns next with arguably the best song of the album, Tu Hi Haqeeqat. Javed has already proven his way with Sufi numbers, with songs like Arziyaan from Delhi 6, which is probably why Pritam chose him for this sufi track. And the result is a totally addictive track, one which I would rate among Pritam’s best works. Following next is Mohit chauhan’s Is Jahaan Mein which takes you back to pop mode. Though this one is again decently made, bread and butter stuff for Mohit on the singing front too, the song simply pales in comparison to Tu Hi Haqeeqat. As if realising that, Pritam whips out another soul-stirring melody next, O Meri Jaan, sung by KK. The O Meri Jaan refrain with the accompanying piano loop is incredible. The soundtrack ends with an instrumental piece called The Soul of Tum Mile. The sinister arrangement is pretty impactful and carries out its job of conveying the theme of the movie well enough. However this piece wouldn’t feature in my list of picks from the album, simply due to the presence of other wonderful tracks.
Another movie from the Bhatts, another brilliant soundtrack. Absolutely no surprises there!!
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