Mukhtasar is pleasant on the ears, but in a very heard-before way – this could be very well be mistaken for a Pritam work. But Teri Meri Kahani is scored by Sajid Wajid. While the composers don’t do anything very new on the composing front, Wajid does pull off the singing in style, the best I have heard him sing yet. Allah Jaane starts off promisingly before detouring to a pedestrian path. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s singing only helps add to the tedium. The track does have its moments even later though, in the interludes. The qawwali-based Humse Pyaar Kar Le Tu engages in parts, a lot of that engagingness coming from the genre as such. And the vocalists Wajid, Mika, Shreya Ghoshal and Shabir. But pretty much nothing works for That’s All I Really Wanna Do, not even Shaan and Shreya’s singing, and especially not Prasoon Joshi’s lyrics. In the final track Jab Se Mere Dil Ko Uff the composers make a surprise turnaround, producing a groovy retro tribute that makes super use of guitars and the brass section. And a smart choice with the vocalists – Sonu Nigam and Sunidhi Chauhan – ensures a complete winner.
One fabulous retro-styled piece. Pretty regular stuff otherwise from Sajid Wajid.
Music Aloud Rating: 6/10
Top Recos: Jab Se Mere Dil, Allah Jaane