Hum Tum Aur Ghost – Music Review

htagDekho Raste Mein is the staple ad jingle type feel-good track which adorns every SEL offering, delivered in style by KK and Shreya. Wonder why they had to include the humming that strongly resembles the title hook from Life Is Crazy (Wake Up Sid). That apart, it is a wonderful listen. The remix is a safe skip though, with its amateurish addition of jarring beats and cliched rap which are an absolute misfit to the song’s tune. Barring the jazz segment in the first interlude and a few other percussive elements, the title song is overpoweringly reminiscent of Barso Yaaron (London Dreams), especially at the guitar riffs. Respect for Vishal Dadlani‘s vocals however. Its not everyday that you see Shankar Mahadevan overshadowed by someone else in a song! And for those power-packed vocals I have decided to ignore the deja vu factor. The remix has also been neatly done.
I could only discern Shaan‘s and Sunidhi‘s voices in Banware Se Pooche Banwariya which has seven singers listed in credits. Wonder why the MDs had to waste such people as Raman Mahadevan, Anousha Mani etc in a chorus which for most part (at least the gibberish part) sounds irritating. But the song otherwise is a nice singalong track. I do get a feeling though that this song might wear itself out in just a few listens. Caralisa Monteiro‘s breezy voice beautifully complements Shankar Mahadevan in the sedate melody that is Kal Tum The Yahan. Undoubtedly the pick of the album, I loved the change in raga executed on the keys in the first interlude. The remix is a decent effort, but pales in comparison to the original.

Kal Tum The Yahan single-handedly makes the soundtrack of Hum Tum Aur Ghost worthwhile, with a couple of other tracks playing second fiddle. Nevertheless SEL seriously need to be doing something towards outgrowing the jadedness of their tunes. And now I return to listening to Kal Tum The Yahan in a loop for another hour or so.
Music Aloud Rating – 6.5/10
Recommended Tracks – Kal Hum The Yahan, Dekho Raste Mein