By Zafri Mudasser Nofil, IANS
It seems Himesh Reshammiya (give us a break) has run out of tricks. Another film score and the same mundane effort. Though he tries his best to be different - at times even trying to sound like a Sufi singer - he fails miserably.
One fails to understand why he refuses to change his style - he has been sounding the same in almost all his recent songs.
"Dil diya" by Reshammiya and Himani is the opening track of the album. Reshammiya is in his usual self - changing pitches all of a sudden while maintaining his nasal tone. Even Himani's husky voice fails to do any good to this number.
"Mile ho tum to" is another forgettable duet sung by Reshammiya and Tulsi Kumar. Though the lyrics are of a happy number, it turns out to be one of agony and depression.
Reshammiya then croons a solo "Yaadan teriyan", fusing keyboards with tabla but the result is the same.
The non-Reshammiya numbers - "Chalo dildar chalo" by Hemchandra, Vinit and Himani, and "Jabse aankh ladi" by Alisha Chinai and Jayesh - fails to break the monotony.
There is another Reshammiya-Tulsi number "Afsana banake bhool na jaana" but nothing worthy can be said of this number either.
All the six songs have been remixed by DJ Akbar Sami.
The film, directed by Aaditya Datt, stars Emraan Hashmi (give us a break, you too), Ashmit Patel, Mithun Chakravorty and newcomer Geeta Basra.
Reshammiya seemed to be pretty okay in his compositions for "Tere Naam", "Jodi No. 1" or "Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye".
But post "Aashiq Banaya Aapne" (he won the Filmfare and IIFA awards for best playback singer), his compositions have almost become unbearable. Also he began to sing regularly.
"Dil Diya Hai" is really a poor effort by Reshammiya. He can only but pray that at least the remix versions get some listening space in party circuits. Though essentially not dance numbers, party animals, who love to gyrate to anything on offer, may provide him some solace.
Or else, he can look up to passionate-kisser Hashmi to spring some magic on screen.
For listeners, "Dil Diya Hai" is really worth giving a miss, except for those who have vouched to be loyal to Reshammiya, come whatever may.