It seems Himesh Reshammiya (give us a break) has run out of tricks. Another film score and the same mundane effort. Though he tries his best to be different – at times even trying to sound like a Sufi singer – he fails miserably.
One fails to understand why he refuses to change his style – he has been sounding the same in almost all his recent songs.
"Dil diya" by Reshammiya and Himani is the opening track of the album. Reshammiya is in his usual self – changing pitches all of a sudden while maintaining his nasal tone. Even Himani's husky voice fails to do any good to this number.
"Mile ho tum to" is another forgettable duet sung by Reshammiya and Tulsi Kumar. Though the lyrics are of a happy number, it turns out to be one of agony and depression.
Somewhere in this road movie that takes DILWALE DULHANIYA LE JAYENGE to the pit of a psychedelic hell, Mithun Chakbraborty and the lovely Kittu Gidwani appear as a kind of aging Laila-Majnu in the wilderness. Mithun strums the gentle guitar and wields a mean gun to protect the young lovers from ruining their love.
But who protects poor Aaditya Datt from making a hash (albeit a well-intended hash) in this Aditya Chopra-meets-Sanjay Gupta concoction?
Hashmi in an author-backed role (he's there in almost all frames) is required to go through a gamut of expressions, from grimace to turmoil. He passes muster. But please don't expect him to pull off a story of guilt and rdemption, a la Dilip Kumar in DEVDAS or even Rajesh Khanna in AAP KI KASAM.
Yes, London and its surroundings still look fetching? more so than the actors who sometimes look like they are pretexts for the luscious locations.
As for the debutante leading lady, could she go easy on her makeup? Hearts won't melt at her predicament. But the war paint threatens to melt under the weight of overstatement.