A youthful fresh love story always provides the composer with enough good situations to create some chartbusting music and turbo charges the film with just the right impetus needed to ensure a good opening at the ticket window. We have seen time and again that youthful love stories, right from BOBBY, LOVE STORY, BETAAB, QAYAMAT SE QAYAMAT TAK, DILWALE DULHANIA LE JAYENGE to KAHO NA PYAR HAI, have had some memorable music that has seen the movies achieve the kind of success that they have managed!
Since debutant director Pawan Gill has been working with Yash Raj Films' for quite a long time and claims that JO HUM CHAHEIN
is his ode to Yash Chopra and Aditya Chopra style of filmmaking, this statement inspires much hope that the music too will be very good, if not up to the Chopra standards but can come close to it. With the young budding composer Sachin Gupta (famous for his tracks in PRINCE and private music albums of reputed singers like Atif Aslam, Alisha Chinoy etc) and the inform lyricist Kumaar, handling the music department we are sure that this young team would definitely churn out some lovely compositions, so let's get started!
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It's party time as the first song of the album 'Aaj Bhi Party'
commences and Suraj Jagan takes to the song like a fish to water. Though we have mostly heard him delivering rock based compositions Suraj comes out with flying colours in this all youth oriented dance party number that has an extremely groovy rhythm. The number is almost in the same corridor as 'Party Abhi Baki Hai'
(F.A.L.T.U) and has all the elements to make it a hit with its target audience. The highlight is of course the superb musical arrangements that go hand in hand with the groovy rhythm and makes for a good party-cum-celebration number. The lyrics by Kumaar are very identifiable and the youth will certainly love the Hinglish words penned by him. 'Aaj Bhi Party'
is just the rocking start an album needs to kick off proceedings.
Since JO HUM CHAHEIN is a youthful love story and an ode to Yash Raj style of filmmaking the next song, 'Ishq Hothon Se'
is naturally an all out romantic number that bears the stamp of Chopra-SRK legacy! And that itself is a compliment to the young composer who has definitely managed to create a love song that may have resemblance to songs composed by Jatin-Lalit yet it's very fresh, very endearing, light on the ears and one that transports the listeners to a romantic destination with its crisp musical arrangements and filmy mushy lyrics. And above all the lovely jugal bandi
of Shreya Ghoshal and K.K who are just excellent, especially Shreya who croons into the hearts of one and all! It's just the song that one can fall in love with and since it has been shot in the exotic locales of Ladakh it sure is eye pleasing as can be seen from the promos.
In walks girl number 32, Neha Kapoor (Simran). She plays hard to get. Rohan steals his best buddies 'date book' for tips and manages to seduce her. Somewhere he falls in love with her, but then his moment in bed with a female client throws his well-set life off-track.
Nothing works in this film, the story, acting, songs or the locations. You can shoot gorgeous landscapes but ultimately it all boils down to the characters on screen who will make that defining difference whether the cinematography will be talked about or not.
The only performance of note is that of Aly Khan who brings in that intensity to his character that makes it very real. Cool, calm and calculated.
For Sunny and Simran, they will have to await the fate of another Friday!Ratings : 1/5
Movie Cast & Crew
Actor: Sunny Gill, Simran Kaur Mundi, Alyy Khan and Achint Kaur
Director: Pawan Gill
Music Director: Sachin Gupta
- Release Date : 16 Dec 2011