||Na Tum Jaano Na Hum
||Abhijeet & Alka Yagnik
It's hard to
say whether Rajesh Roshan is now a spent force or not. Sometimes he wows us with
creativity like "Haye Ram Yeh Kya Kar Dara", and other times he'll stun
you with music which can't be called anything other than trash-ola. (Witness the torturous
title track for Dev Anand's new "Love at Times Square".)
||Dil Ki Nazar Mein
||Kya Yehi Pyaar Hai
While the big name music directors were
asleep, relative newcomers Sajid-Wajid swooped in and stole our hearts with this
multi-version track from Kya Yehi Pyaar Hai.
||Aap Ke Pyaar Mein
Of all Nadeem-Shravan's zillion
tunes this year, hits and bombs alike, this is the only one that will appeal to listeners
for eons to come. What a shame for the self-declared kings of the Bollywood music world.
||Badhaai Ho Badhaai
||Alka Yagnik & Shaan
Very few people gave the mighty lyrics and
simple tunes of Javed Akhtar/Anu Malik's "Badhaai Ho Badhaai" a fair chance.
There's nothing flashy about this wonderful soundtrack, and it's a shame it was
||Kucch Kasme Hain
||Sonu Nigam & Alka Yagnik
Why oh why did the best song
from this soundtrack have to end up on the editing room floor? It might not have suited
the characters or situations in the film, but that's never stopped Mumbai-ite directors
||Sonu Nigam & Richa Sharma
Most unlike Jatin-Lalit to do a
track that's not in the R.D. Burman mold, but they did it so well here. Too bad the change
was too late to resurrect their careers.
||Jaane Kya Dhoondhta Hai
Pleasant to hear Lucky Ali
return to playback a year after the chart-busting Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai.
||Tune Zindagi Mein Aake
||Udit Narayan & Alka Yagnik
If any music director broke
into the big league in 2002, it was hit upon hit upon hit maker Himesh Reshammiya. Is
ne inki "...zindagi mein aake
zindagi badal di."
||Makhmali Yeh Badan
||Sonu Nigam & Sanjeevani
It's naughty, yet nice. And
Antra Mali really played up the "makhmali" stuff in the video.
||Kya Yehi Pyaar Hai
||Babul Supriyo & Alka Yagnik
This film album had so many
great tracks. It's just too bad the flick couldn't do the songs full justice.