Producer: Vashu Bhagnani
Director: Ashu Thrika
Starring: Vinod Khanna, Arjun Ramphal, Diya Mirza and Om Puri
Music: Aadesh Shrivastava
Lyrics: Sameer
Singers: Shaan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Anuradha Shriram, Sukhwinder Singh, Richa Sharma, Adnan Sami, Falguni Pathak, Hema Sardesai
Audio on: RPG- Saregama
Number of Songs: 8
Reviewed by: Rakesh Budhu
Reviewer's Rating: 6.0 out of 10

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It’s official, for now anyways. When producers who are known to give hit musical scores for their soundtracks start accepting scores like Deewaanapan, they’re headed in the wrong direction. This will be Bhagnani’s third film this year and two of them within in a month’s span, and it is quite safe to say from Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai to Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein the quality of his soundtracks has decreased, (the films have not been that great either…)

Judging by its title, Kamli Kamli, and its singers, Richa Sharma and Sukhwinder Singh, I figured the track might have been quite interesting which is why I listened to it first, and indeed it was. In fact, being the first song I listened to it gave me false hope for the rest of the soundtrack. The echoing from Sukhwinder and Richa is quite infectious in what seems like a typical dance by the fire number. Even still, Aadesh does add his own touch to it, specifically the beginning pieces using the dholak- quite effectively-. The fast pacy track has an Arabic feel to it and the repetition of “Dee-waan-aapan” sounds very ear friendly. Even the mantra’s interspersed in the middle of the track makes you want to actually see the film (too bad that excitement dies out before the soundtrack is over). Sukhwinder and Richa make a good pair in this track as well. This song is quite awesome and has chart-buster written all over it, perhaps worth the CD.

Haan Mera Deewaanapan featured twice- as the opener and closer- is probably the most mildly entertaining song on the soundtrack. Swift paced with good vocals from Shaan (not surprising) and Sunidhi Chauhan. The lyrics are the same romantic stuff that Sameer gives us with his must includes- bechain, bekhudi, and aashiqui. Aadesh Shrivastava’s use of instruments and the flute is effective and interesting. So it does catch your attention on first listen.

Taking the opening exactly from “Main Albeli” from Zubeeida with the chorus echoing “Satrangi” Aadesh uses his typical teaser number music for Anuradha Shriram (and for a singer who I always love she does sound as screechy as ever). Okay this is no “Satrangi Re” (from Dil Se), but Sameer seems to put more effort into this song more than the others. Portions of this song have that Arabic feel to it as well, and what stood out more was the theme (yeah- Aadesh Shrivastava and a theme!) “Deewanapan” interspersed once again. It’s amazing that it flows quite well through the track, this being the third track with the title in it.

So you would at least figure the track featuring the craze Adnan Sami, and the once forgotten craze, Falguni Pathak, would be awesome. Well it’s not awesome, but decent. It’s your typical shaadi- Punjabi – bhangra (all in one!) number. Of course, Adnan Sami is the highlight of the package, surprisingly when faced against Sukhwinder Singh too… Falguni sounds too much like the usual pop singers that it doesn’t set out her voice right away, but that does happen somewhere along the track. These are your over beaten Punjabi lyrics from Sameer here with the exception of two words- Deewaanapan and Satrangi (not like those aren’t familiar!!!) For those that crave these numbers, you’d probably go pick this CD up for this alone, but the video at least with Diya Mirza and Arjun Ramphal in traditional wear looking quite spiffy should promise to make this song a better on screen presentation.

It’s the music that stands out more than anything else (especially the lyrics) in Main Ik Deewana Ladka a typical romantic number from Shaan. Shaan sings in such a way that you can’t help but know he will be here for a long time. Especially when an emotive tone just bursts out and effectively at that. Aadesh Shrivastava does a good job with the music here and unfortunately, the female echoing of “la-la” and providing excellent support to Shaan’s vocals is unaccredited even though they do such a good job. This song is a decent listen; especially the ending off with the light chorus ending off  “Jaadoo Sa Chhaane Laga” and once again will probably be an onscreen treat with Arjun Ramphal and Diya Mirza.

Hum Deewane” and “Doston Naam Karna Hai” are the complete downfalls of the soundtrack. If they weren’t included this soundtrack would have been pretty much up there. Shaan does a good job trying to save these tracks but fails. Combined with Kay Kay you’d think we might have another “Koi Kahe Kehtaa Rahe” (Dil Chahta Hai) not the case, at all. These are your typical singing around the green lawn college campus songs with inane lyrics-“History Ho Ya Geography Ho-Aisa College Hain Kahan”. Typical situational numbers. Hema Sardesai and Shradda Pandit’s contributions are small and hardly appreciable.

This soundtrack seems rushed, it’s not at all horrible, but for Bhagnani the mediocre Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein was worth many more listens than this. It does have potential to grow on you but in times of some recent good music soundtracks this may not be worth your time. You might have also thought that since the film is bringing back into the foray Vinod Khanna after so many years, the soundtrack would have been pretty good. It’s not bad, but that’s all we can say, it’s not bad.