Nowadays whilst the most successful cast and crew of the industry cannot pledge success, Naam Gum Jaayega (NGJ), which boasts of absolutely nothing, is ready for release. Produced by Suresh & Shaila Pai, Naam Gum Jaayega has Diya Mirza and Rakesh Bapat attempting the acting bit and Amol Shetge (whose last film "Gunaah" was a Gunaah (crime) in itself) directing them through this adventure. He also happens to be the writer of the movie. Enormously skilled Music director duo Anand-Milind who have given some of the most commercially lucrative melodies in the past are making sort of a comeback with Naam Gum Jaayega while Praveen Bhardwaj has etched the lyrics.
"Hamein Tumse Hai Pyaar Kitna" is a melody crooned by Udit Narayan and Anuradha Paudwal (oh! the music is on T-Series) and the track confirms that Anand-Milind still seem to be living in the 80's because the track is zilch on novelty and this is a concern with most of the other tracks. There is nothing remarkable or significant concerning the track, but the fact is that this is one of the better tracks on the album.
"Kabhi Ye Na Poochna" is just an extension to the previous track in all respects. The same set of singers adds to the monotony and an outdated tune ensures zero applause. Lyrics may be apt for the track, but cannot do any value addition.
Thankfully, Anuradha Paudwal leaves for a while giving way to Shreya Ghoshal for "Hai Sama Pyar ka". Udit Narayan along with Shreya Ghoshal take a crack at their best to impart some uniqueness to this archaic album and they do succeed to some extent with Anand-Milind's piece of music being somewhat out of the ordinary. Lyrics have nothing to do with novelty though.
Anand-Milind sure knows how to bring back the old times and therefore Suresh Wadkar whose last track was as if a decade ago ripostes with "Tumse Milke". Sadhna Sargam extends her extremely melodious espousal and the combination of the two stalwarts is the only plus, which somehow does not help.
Babul Supriyo venerates youth and romance with "Teri Palkein Jo Uthi". Babul has always been good at solo tracks, as his voice is very youthful and refreshing that competently fits the bill for such an idealistic track. The track manages to appear a little fresher than others due to similar reasons.
Anuradha Paudwal returns from a break with "Us Ladki Pe Dil Aaya Hai" but this time with Kumar Sanu. Fortunately, this one marks the end of the album, but not before causing its share of harm. An exceedingly ordinary number with analogous obsolete feel just adds to the list of the not so happening tracks.
Had it been a decade ago, Anand-Milind would have probably bagged at least a nomination at one of the award functions for the music of Naam Gum Jaayega. It is rather strenuous for the music and for the movie at large to leave a mark due to more than a few factors like its characteristic T-Series factory facade, an absolutely slump star cast lead by a flop director, slipshod promotion and above all a loose musical support. With all this and more, let's anticipate Naam Gum Jaayega ka Naam Gum Na Ho Jaaye (which is too much of an ask though!)