Producer: Suneil Darshan
Director: Raj Kanwar
Starring: Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Priyanka Chopra
Music: Nadeem Shravan
Singers: Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Babul Supriyo, Alka Yagnik, Sapna Mukerjee
and Kailash Kher
Audio On: Shri Krishna International Audio
Number of Songs: 8
Released on: February 27, 2003
Reviewed by: Abid
Reviewer's Rating: 7.5 out of 10
Kanwar and musical duo Nadeem Shravan
have re-teamed after the blockbuster 'Jeet', 'Deewana'
and the quite successful Judaai.
Given the well-tuned songs for the previous albums, expectations are bound to
be high for Andaaz. Suneel
Darshan has re-teamed with Nadeem-Shravan after his last album
sunk without a trace, and while Andaaz has many such a high points and
stories aside the glamour, the talk of the film is its two debutantes, Lara
Dutta and Priyanka Chopra who
after dazzling in tinsel town hit the big screen.
Love them, hate them, the N-S team has this knack of giving chartbusting
music, irrespective of the box office outcome of the movie, the most recent
example is of Dil Ka Rishta, unfortunately, the
situation goes both ways in which a good score won’t save a movie. In any
case, their magic lies in the fact that Sameer's
lyrics combined with their music (which is very earthy and simple to hum), goes
down well with the masses. Here, they have come up with another good album
but once again, by all means, no classic, but one much better than their
recent efforts and one seemingly to win us away.
'Kisi Se Tum Pyaar Karo' has been sung by Kumar Sanu and
Alka Yagnik and is quite pleasing and reminds us of their earlier hit
number 'Yaara O Yaara' from Jeet, aside
from “Thoda Sa Pyar Hua Hai” from Maine Dil
Tujhko Diya. The song being aired on all trailors is already getting
popular and has the highlight romantic Nadeem-Shravan orchestration. Kumar
Sanu and Alka Yagnik are in fine romantic form here.
Unfortunately, no major points are scored with 'Kitna Pagal Dil Hai'
sung by Kumar Sanu. The song is a run of the mill N-S song but is quite
melodious. The highlight being Sameer's lyrics, which are excellent.
'Allah Kare Dil Na Lage' is one of the best songs of this album
and is enhanced by Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik's soulful singing.
The fourth song in all probabilities is
the chartbuster with the meaningful lyrics and Punjabi folk touch and what is
most obvious is that it will come at a very important juncture in the movie.
The four singers Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Sapna Mukherjee and newcomer
Of the remaining four songs, (where one
song is as usual repeated), only one song 'Aayega Maza Ab Barsaat Ka'
impresses. Babul Supriyo and Alka sing it well. The qawaali
touch makes the song quite classy.
We then have the Alka Yagnik version of 'Kitna Pagal Dil Hai' but it is a
shade inferior, compared to the Sanu version.
'Aaj Khilna Zaroori Hai' by
Udit Narayan and Alka and 'Shala La Baby' by Alka and Shaan
are quite average. In fact 'Aaj Khilna' is a take off on the classic 'Ghungroo
Toot Gaye' by Pankaj Udhas and in 'Shala La Baby' N-S leave their
forte and try to explore Anu Malik’s world. Neither work at all for this
By and large the album has two or three excellent songs and another three
good numbers and couple of ordinary ones. Overall its definitely worth a buy
especially so for Nadeem-Shravan/Sameer and melody fans. It is better than
most of their recent efforts (Indian Babu, Yeh
Dil) and if you compare it to the trash being dished out in the name
of music, during the last couple of months barring 'Khushi'
and to an extent 'Ishq Vishk' and if you add the
non filmi 'Kanta Laga’, it is worthy of your
However you do yearn for that extra bit that you expect from N-S when they
are teamed with either Raj Kanwar or the Darshan combo. Considering the
success of Judaai and Jeet,
and the musical successes of Ek Rishta, Dhadkan,
Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya, there are
expectations that have been met.