After being in the making for quite a few years, director Suneel Darshan’s 'Mere Jeevan Saathi' is finally raring to hit the silver screen. Mere Jeevan Saathi will be Lolo’s first release post her marriage with the Delhi based industrialist Sanjay Kapoor. Akshay Kumar seems to be quite safe and secure with Aitraaz’s demure success. As for Amisha Patel, she desperately needs a hit post Elaan and Vaada not keeping up to the promise. Suneel Darshan’s fidelity toward the music director duo Nadeem Shravan continue with Mere Jeevan Saathi while lyricist Sameer only makes it a complete musically loyal foursome.
Sonu Nigam energetically executes the title track that is high on techno beats and cadence. A fairly virtuous tune with fast paced orchestration, but little noveltyare pros and cons of this Nadeem Shravan composition.
However, the other version of the track 'Tum Ko Dulhan Banayenge' should cater to an audience of a more romantic taste. The one with Kumar Sanu and Sadhna Sargam is a regular Nadeem Shravan melody one might find relatively engaging. This one comes very close to 'Teri Aankhon Mein Mujhe Pyaar Nazar Aata Hai' from the movie Aashiq starring Bobby and Karisma - do not try too hard, you might not remember.
Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan convey the confederacy of the two mature lovers in 'Tum Bin Na Hum Ji Sakenge', which is again good on ears and quite listenable, but so analogous to other Nadeem Shravan melodies, that it sounds repetitive. Sameer has aptly worded both the versions.
'Deewani main Deewani' is one track that once again re-enforces that Sadhna Sargam is one of the most gifted singers we have today and that her potentials are still unexploited. A fast-paced track with an undertone of raw emotion no less than sounds different and original unlike previous tracks that are only poor copies of other Nadeem Shravan opuses. Abhijeet is also quite striking, but the song belongs to Sadhna Sargam.
For a usual romantic track like 'Tasveer' to be commercially viable, it has to be rendered by the melody queen Alka Yagnik. One of the best tunes on the album, the track seems to be a personal favorite of the makers as well since it was the first to hit the Tele. A good start loses some momentum in the verses but catches up again as Alka takes high pitches. A true blend of Nadeem-Sharavan-Alka Yagnik-Sameer team effort.
The album once again starts middling with 'Ek Masoom Sa'. Sonu Nigam and Sadhna Sargam coalesce for the duet that does not touch the heart at the very first encounter and not even after repeated listening.
The album calls a halt on an absolute tangent with 'Mashooqa'. The opening quotients of the track by Alisha Chinoy followed by Shaan confirm this is the mandatory “Item” track on the album. Nadeem Shravan enters this not-so familiar territory and disappoint and so does Sameer. Well, you can listen to this one, but not really dance along.
Just like the look of the movie, the music too has faded and exhibits staleness. A track or two little beyond average is not much of help and besides, the music lacks relentlessly on distinctiveness. The unimpressive publicity campaign of the movie only endorses its prolonged making and all this would severely affect the sale of the music that could have done wonders few years back, but not at the present time.