Jatin-Lalit’s melodious and youthful music has been landmark success in 90’s and they have been clubbed in the galleries of the all time great musical duos. Unfortunately the pair has dismantled now and their division has propelled their solo career. LIFE MEIN KABHIE KABHIEE brings out frothy exuberance of youthful emotions through bunch of lively but unimpressive soundtracks by ever reliable Lalit Pandit. The album comes out as another mediocre musical presentation from the stables of Vikram Bhatt after the modest success of RED. Expectations were colossal from the first solo work of Lalit but the album comes as big disappointment with pack of lackluster tracks. There was ray of hope after having names like Remo Fernandez and Zubin Garg to the credits but even these gems have failed to sparkle. The album fails to draw anything reminiscent to composer’s vivaciously resplendent and accepted musical work in films like JO JEETA WOHI SIKANDER, KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI or HUM TUM.
Scurry of flashy campus emotions are erupted through Latino styled pugnaciously punched beat patterns as mood goes berserk in the lively “n” peppy “Valha Valha”. Lalit Pandit pitches high in Sufi pop mode with strong glimpses of his ever popular “Yahan Ke Hum Siukander” (JO JEETA WOHI SIKANDER). It recuperates the trendy feel with zing but fails to be anything rollickingly catchy or chartbusting to ears. Shaan’s blistering vocals zooms to perfection with Mahalaxmi Iyer’s adding doses of femininity with her svelte vocal grace.
Candle light romance ignites as the saxophone notes gets louder and clearer with tinge of 60’s nostalgia in the above average “Hum Tum”. KK and Gayatri Iyer’s voice gets into mushy groove with “run of the mill” lyrical punch that fails to drive senses. It draws parallel lines to Jatin-Lalit’s everlasting “Hum Tum” (HUM TUM) but promises to be amicable situational love song.
Lalit Pandit gets into groovy hard rock mode to strike chord with emotional quotient of the film in highly sentimental “Hum Khushi Ki Chah Mein”. This time it has a feel of Vishal-Shekhar brand of music as sounds facsimile to their soulful ballads “Bekhudi” (TAXI NO 9211) and “Kaash” (HOME DELIVERY). Zubin Garg’s excruciatingly sentimental vocals fuels up the intense emotions with synchronized music that collages well with protagonist’s passionate feel. The extra added melodramatic touch is impounded with tinge of femininity in the “Hum Khushi Ki Chah Mein (Rock Mix)”. Alka Yagnik’s brief shimmering voice adds conceptually with Zubin’s vociferous flow. Despite its impressive rendition it fails to be inspiring for repeat hearing but sounds the best in the album.
Sensuality is unveiled through the contours of gripping emotions in the rocking and titillating musical arrangements as Sunidhi Chauhan croons out “Gehra Gehra”. This sensuously delivered song is punched with jarring music with mediocrity ruling all the way through Sameer’s “run of the mill” lyrical work. Sunidhi’s impressive solo work appreciably for album credit but the number never promises anything foot-thumping or pulsating for its mediocre musical stuff.
Disappointment galore as the king of pop Remo fails to deliver! The concert ambience of Goan fest has been induced to lure campus listeners in “No Problem” but its sub-standard display spoils the show. Remo ruled the hearts and charts with “Signal” (BHAGAM BHAG) but the zing has lost its steam with extra thunderous music and ridiculously penned lyrics. The song initiates with mellowed piano instrumental prelude of “Hum Khushi Ki Chah Mein” but thereafter the jarring and ear deafening “Goan” pop music takes on with mismatched beat patterns. It’s a sheer waste of energy and talent and comes out as big thud for all Remo Fernandez fans.
LIFE MEIN KABHI KABHI holds the interest for couple of tracks but unfortunately the album fails to deliver the needful for teenyboppers. Vikram Bhatt’s worries may grow with this sub-standard musical package as all his recent films have suffered heavily from below average musical display. Lalit Pandit disappoints to hilt in his first solo appearance and should have thought twice after breaking up with his counterpart. Its survival sounds impossible and will be big disappointment for its connoisseurs.