Vikram Bhatt's Vivek Agnihotri directed HATE STORY may not have set box office on fire but its music did register its presence on the charts. Its prequel, HATE STORY 2 (or sequel?) too carries expectations of some chartbusting music as it is produced by the giants of music industry, T-Series, who have had an absolutely rollicking year with great music and hit films. So let's get on and check out for ourselves the audio of the film which boasts music by a host of new generation musicians like Mithoon, Arko Pravo Mukerji and Rashid Khan.
The sensually exciting memorable classic from DAYAVAN, 'Aaj Phir
' (Laxmikant-Pyarelal) gets a nice makeover (by Arko) with the flavor for all seasons, Arjit Singh lending his vocals with Samira Koppikar providing support. Arjit does well but someone like Sonu or let's say Javed Ali (with a sweeter voice) would have been a better choice. And the same can be said for Samira, in fact she sounds like a club level singer! But Arjit's popularity would indeed work wonders for this song to rule the hearts and charts, like it did decades before.
DJ Shiva does a good job with the remix of 'Aaj Phir
' making the song dance worthy and it might appeal to the youths.
K.K's eclectic vocals and Tanvir Ghazi's superb lyrics are the USP of Rashid Khan's 'Kabhi Aayine Pe Likha Tujhe
' (could have been titled 'Aye Khuda
'). A heartfelt romantic track with a melancholic feel and lovely background arrangements (great soft rock) makes for a good number.CHECK OUT - Hate Story 2 : Songs Lyrics
Lovely all round work makes the remix of 'Kabhi Aayine Pe Likha Tujhe
' a delightful repeat hear.
Meet Bros Anjjan rocked the nation with their 'Baby Doll
' (RAGINI MMS 2), and 'Pink Lips
' is in the same corridor, although it's difficult to say that the song will create the same effect. The reasons are a plenty! First of all the tune is very heard before and the oft repeated 'Pink Lips
' sounds out of sync and does not hook. Khushboo Grewal sings with gusto and so do the composers.
The remix has more metallic sounds with Latin American influences.
Arjit comes back once again with 'Hai Dil Ye Mera'
, composed by Mithoon, a very intense, situational love ballad that will surely be lapped up by the die-hard romantics as well as youth. The arrangements (especially the piano drills) are outstanding and so are the lyrics.
DJ Chetas's remix of 'Hai Dil Ye Mera
' has upped beats and pace and one does mind listening to the eclectic Arjit once again, though his vocals get drowned in the musical cacophony.
Summing up, the audio of HATE STORY 2 may find limited popularity but it does not exactly meet the expectations that one carried from the album, especially keeping in mind composers like Mithoon and Arko and singers like Arijit Singh. The intrinsic merits of the film and its bold theme along with the HATE STORY brand might work in favour of the film opening to decent houses when it releases all over on 18th July, 2014. Music Review Rating Chart :-
Excellent - 4.5 & above
Very Good - 4
Good - 3.5
Average/Passable - 3
Pathetic - 2.5 & below