Ko Ko Korina is the first song I played and honestly I liked it. This is heavily remixed with English lyrics fed in between. The start is classic and then the song takes a completely new turn as Neeraj controls the vocals. However, his accent or rather pronunciation is not that good for this song. He pronounces several wrongs incorrectly (may be on purpose?). But, the song has a rich feel throughout. Fans of the classic may find it difficult to like this one, but it has the potential to eventually grow on you.
Dil Dharkay is one of my favorite classic numbers. It’s slow and rhythmic, but this one just fails in my opinion. Firstly, Sunidhi Chauhan is a great singer but her voice is not for such numbers. She is more apt for dancing and happening numbers rather than this one. The beginning music with the flute is beautiful, but just as the lyrics start the song goes downhill. I prefer the original here!
Abhi Tou Main Jawaan Hoon has been remixed a dozen times already, but I don’t really mind as long as remixes are this good. The charm that this song carries is perfect. Here, the vocals of Ritu perfectly complement the song. It starts well and will force you to groove.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan enters with Armaan’s hit song Akelay Na Jana trying to ape the original singer, but he fails. Rahat is my favorite singer and I love him, but here he doesn’t do justice to it. He isn’t bad at all, but the stamp of the original remains. You cannot help but draw parallels giving fewer points to Mr. Khan. This is a good listen but I still love the original.
Last is Kia Hay Jo Pyaar Tou….this sounds a lot like the original with a few different beats here there. The beginning is fantastic and then the song just goes up and down. I’ve seen the picturization of this song, which is mesmerizing so this one would be incredible to watch onscreen.
The rest of the songs like Devar Bhabhi are also good. They haven’t played that much with the rest of the tunes and the singers have tried their level best to copy the original vocals.
Overall Rating: *** (listen to these)