Behen Hogi Teri – Music Review (Bollywood Soundtrack)

Songs at the end.

I am not sure what Rishi Rich “fixed” in his “refix” of R D Burman-Anand Bakshi’s Jaanu Meri Jaan, but he does manage to unfix a lot of things and produce an absolutely terrible piece. The mediocre singing (Juggy D and Shivi, with rap by Raftaar) only eggs you on to press the Next button quicker. The other remix of the soundtrack – incidentally a recreation of a recreation – works better, a lot because it doesn’t change much of the original. Jai Maa is an entertaining devotional spin on Kaala Chashma, sung by Sahil Solanki and Jyotica Tangri (with rap by Parry G). I assume Jaidev Kumar did the remixing though he is strangely credited for “music”. Amjad Nadeem’s Tenu Na Bol Pawaan is a pleasant melody, only it sounds a lot like Main Tenu Samjhawan from Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. Of the two versions it comes in, the minimal reprise version sung by Asees Kaur scores over Yasser Desai and Jyotica Tangri’s rendition.

Like their debut work, Pritam’s A&R team JAM8’s (more specifically, Kaushik, Akash and Guddu, aka KAG for JAM8) Behen Hogi Teri track Tera Hoke Rahoon too carries a strong whiff of compositions by their mentor. And Arijit Singh’s presence behind the mic adds to that familiarity. The final song, Yash Narvekar’s Teri Yaadon Mein too is fraught with familiar sounds, but a smarter job on the arrangement part (Prithvi Sharma, the arranger) makes this the soundtrack’s better song. And once again the minimally set reprise version sung by the composer himself along with Sukriti Kakar trumps the original delivered by Yasser Desai and Pawni Pandey.

Behen Hogi Teri. Multiple composers, familiar sounds, a badly done remix. Perfect ingredients for a forgettable soundtrack.

Music Aloud Rating: 2/5

Top Recos: Teri Yaadon Mein (reprise), Tenu Na Bol Pawaan (reprise), Tera Hoke Rahoon

This review first appeared in the Mumbai edition of The Hindu.


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