By Raunaq Kotecha
Salman Khan, Sushmita Sen, Sohail Khan and super model, Katrina Kaif (better known as Salman's love interest) makes her much awaited commercial debut (excuse Boom) David Dhawan's newest laugh riot "Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya". Produced by Dhilin Mehta and Sohail Khan MPKK has music composed by Himesh Reshammiya and lyrics by Sameer.
"Just Chill" is the track that is already a chart buster, rocking some of the most happening do's in the country. Himmesh Reshammiya deserves every bit of applause for drifting away from his conventional approach and getting into this extremely groovy composition that sounds way better than his previous meaningless balle balle's and soniya's. While Sameer too deserves equal praise, the threesome Sonu Nigam, Jayesh Gandhi and debutant Amrita Kak have done an exemplary job to make this track an instantly likable creation.
The album continues to thrive with the same pace and mood with "Dil Di Nazar". Shaan, Priya, Shaznine and Neeraj (of Bombay Vikings fame) team up for yet another dance deal. Taut with sophisticated contrivances, slick pacing beats and some mandatory Hinglish lingo, the track is in essence an extension of the previous one and just as good.
The album mellows down a bit and Himesh gets a chance to be himself as he composes "Saajan Tumse Pyaar". Easy on beats and high on melody as well as lyrical value, this one is a typical David Dhawan kinda song where no one but Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik could have executed better. The chorus of the track is so loud and applauding that one wonders if the track is filmed as some kind of a show staged in some distant village or something.
"Teri Meri Love Story Ka Angle" may not have a great tune but the lyrics are as funny as they can get with Shaan, Sunidhi Chauhan and Babul Supriyo forming the perfect playback triangle for the onscreen hotties - Sallu, Sush and Katrina (sorry, no nick name yet).
"Laga Prem Rog" does have a tune that may be liked by the masses first and then by the classes. Sung by Kamaal Khan (come on it's a Sohail Khan movie) but he does sing well and more over his voice perfectly blends with Salman's way of talking along with Alka Yagnik, the track is makes up for a good listening but unfortunately not a very good watching, as Sush somehow looks way too awkward while trying to do some enforced pelvic movements in the equally artificial rain with Salman Khan who looks shorter than ever.
"Ye Ladki" is yet another smart blend of east & west with majority Hindi and some English lyrics like "Wanna spend the rest of life with you". Kamaal Khan and Sunidhi Chauhan do the youthful play back while Salman and Katrina get up, close and personal on screen.
"Ishq Chunariya" could well be one of the many of Himmesh's banked compositions, as the track barely has any novelty and sounds slightly out of tune as compared to other tracks on the album. Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik do this one with minimum complication and the track sounds more like a space filler as against the remixes of most of the tracks, that sound even better than the original compositions with several value added beats.
With such an exciting star cast and smart promotion of the viable tracks, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya is already outmaneuvering most of its few competitors at this point and it should not be long before the music reaches the coveted Numero Uno position, only to stay there for long.