Ajay Devgan, Esha Deol, Sushmita Sen.
By Ronak Kotecha
His female leads may vary but his leading man is always Ajay Devgan. After a spate of reasonably successful ventures to boast of, Harry Baweja and Ajay Devgan coalesce once again for their audaciously diverse venture in "Main Aisa Hi Hoon". Enthused deeply by Hollywood's "I am Sam", "Main Aisa Hi Hoon" stars Esha Deol and India's answer to all Hollywood Divas - "Sushmita Sen". Garnered with Himesh Reshammiya's conventionally affable compositions set on Sameer's characteristic lyrics, the music of "Main Aisa Hi Hoon" is slowly but steadily getting noticed.
Udit Narayan's docile and subtle start in "Deewanapan Deewangee" makes an impressive commencement of a tuneful track that is honestly likable. Alka Yagnik's emotive singing matches Udit's efforts and a rather delightful filming of the track makes it instantly congenial.
"Just Walk Into My Life" matures into an averagely melodious track when Shaan continues crooning the Hindi-Punjabi lyrics etched by Sameer. Shaan's customized singing for Ajay's character is very impressive. Sunidhi's efforts though only toward the end, are quite noticeable. Since the track is very typical of Himesh style of music, some diversity is attempted by composing an "Adlip Version" of the track, which is solely sung by Shaan, but is not better than the duet.
Some Juvenile singing gets underway with "Papa Mere Papa". Baby Aparna takes preponderance while Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal join in later. Child's rendition is wonderful, but the tune is average. The track seems to be a product of a good situation in the movie and rightly so, as it does have potentials to heave the narrative to the fore.
After all the immaculate family entertaining tracks, comes the sensuous one "Teri Galiyon Se".Kunal Ganjawala's busy schedule might have plummeted this track in Jayesh Gandhi's kitty, who is just as good anyway. Sunidhi once again brews playback sensuality and both the singers make way for a passionate filming, which I am sure should make all the difference and more so if Miss Sen sizzles with her elegant oomph and élan.
"Raat Hai Soyi Soyi" might put you to sleep. Well, its meant to do so, it's a lullaby. Sonu Nigam naturally renders this one and for obvious reasons. Sameer's pertinent lyrics add value, but again, it's the case of situation taking a toll over melody. The "Adlip" (by Sonu) version is nothing but a space filler.
Udit Narayan restores melody with "Dil Mera Todo Naa", but alas, it's too late. The track concludes the album on a better note, as it's high on melody and lyrics.
Himesh Reshammiya's conventional compositions and Sameer's conventional musical support might just average the music sales of the movie to break even, but when heard in the movie, they should serve the purpose. As mentioned earlier, it's a very familiar case of situation taking a toll over the melody, but then "Yahan Aisa Hi Hai"