Movie: Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
Cast: Salman Khan,Sonam Kapoor,Neil Nitin Mukesh
Director: Sooraj R.Barjatya
Music director: Himesh Reshammiya
1.Prem Leela-Aman Trikha,Vineet Singh
The celebratory mood of the movie reflects on the very first track. With jubilant trumpets in the prelude, this number has energetic beats that will surely make you forget everything and dance to the tune. Though there is nothing new to brag about, Aman Trikha and Vineet Singh swipe up the ordinary tune to greater heights with their exuberant vocals. This song is sure to scorch the screens with some excellent dance moves from Salman Khan.
2.Prem Ratan Dhan Payo-Palak Muchhal
A strong flavor of the 90s hits you as soon as this track begins. Being the title track, this one excels in terms of the choice of singer and some amazing dhol beats that will make you tap your feet. Palak Muchhal adds an extra dollop of sweetness with her honey-dipping voice. The prelude sung by her is exquisite before the routine tune sets in. Amidst having an aura of 90s, Himesh Reshammiya introduces a few guitar strums in the second interlude. Melodious as well as enjoyable!
3.Jalte Diye-Harshdeep Kaur,Anweshaa,Vineet Singh,Shabab Sabri
This is probably the best song of the entire album. One cannot miss the haunting atmosphere which this song creates right from its beginning. The number begins like a ghazal with the melodious Harshdeep Kaur behind the mike. But the real show begins when Anweshaa takes over with her ever-sweet voice. The fact that she sounds like Shreya Ghoshal is an added advantage to her. Equally amazing is Vineet Singh's rendition who croons his lines with ease. It is difficult to find such semi-classically brilliant and rich numbers nowadays. Must-listen! Hit the repeat button!
4.Aaj Unse Milna Hai-Shaan
An overdose of 90s is evident in this number. Songs like this one have been prevalent in Sooraj Barjatya's movies for two decades. This song brings an Hum Aapke Hai Kaun feel along with it, especially due to the lovable lyrics and tune arrangement. It is refreshing to listen to Shaan after a long hiatus. He is the perfect choice for this emotional number. Might appeal to a few listeners.
5.Jab Tum Chaho-Mohammed Irfan,Palak Muchhal,Darshan Raval
Himesh Reshammiya composes yet another peppy track and adds color to the festive mood of the album. Since it is mandatory to have as many songs in a Barjatya's movie, I hope that this number would appear as a filler to a family gathering where the lead pair get to romance secretly. Palak Muchhal sounds excellent while Mohammed Irfan does a commendable job. But I wonder why did the director opt for a repetitive 90s flavor in a modern traditional movie?
6.Halo Re-Aman Trikha
In this track, the focus is on Radha-Krishna's love story. Yet again it is a high on energy number, despite the beats being mellowed throughout. It is only Aman Trikha's rendition that stands out in the entire track. The ebullient chorus, dhol beats and the barely visible piano notes sound innovative, but soon it gets monotonous with the tune being repetitive.
7.Tod Tadaiyya-Neeraj Sridhar,Neeti Mohan
After a few traditionally sounding songs, here comes a number that sounds a bit urban. But one cannot miss the old-school feel which Himesh Reshammiya delivers. This number is also a rehash of his Balma from Khiladi 786. Some of the notable moments from this track are the 'ouch' and 'haan' sounds and tabla beats. Neeraj Sridhar renders his part well while Neeti Mohan's screechy rendition seems out of place at times.
8.Bachpan Kahan-Himesh Reshammiya
A feel-good number is up next in the album. The simple tune which sounds like a kindergarten rhyme is what makes this song work. Furthermore, the brilliant orchestration, pleasant piano notes and Himesh Reshammiya mellifluous rendition weave magic throughout. This track brings back the good old days of 90s slow Indipop. Though this song might not go down well with a few listeners, the lullaby feel which it provides is something not to be missed!
9.Murli Ki Taanon Si-Shaan
Pathos version of happy numbers have always worked in the past. And so does it now too. Though this sad version of Aaj Unse Milna is dolefully short, Shaan peps up the tune with his effervescent voice.
10.Aaj Unse Kehna Hai-Palak Muchhal,Shaan,Aishwarya Majumdar
Aaj Unse Milna Hai returns with yet another version. This time the ground is open for the girls to croon and swoon. But this one is lot better than the original version with Palak and Aishwarya's lovely voices and the inclusion of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo towards the end. Though it is short, it's sweet!
Himesh Reshammiya delivers a pucca traditional album for Sooraj Barjatya. Though one might cringe about the 90s touch all over, it is what makes the soundtrack elegant and beautiful!
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo,Jalte Diye,Bachpan Kahan,Aaj Unse Kehna Hai