Producer: Sajid Nadiadwala
Director: David Dhawan
Starring: Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra
Music: Sajid Wajid and Anu Malik
Lyrics: Jalees Sherwani and Arun Bhairav
Singers: Alka Yagnik, Sonu Nigam, Sukhwinder Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan, Udit Narayan, Shabaab Sabri
Audio On: T- series
Number of Songs: 8
Released on: June 04, 2004
Reviewed by: Abid
Reviewer's Rating: 7 out of 10
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David Dhawan movies have never boasted of classy or ´critic pleasing´ music. Right from the days of ´Aankhen´ (O Laal Dupatte Wali), ´Bol Radha Bol´ (Tu Tu Tu Tu Tara), ´Raja Babu´ (the whole album), ´Coolie No 1´ (´Main To Raste Se Ja Raha Tha), ´Hero No 1´ (Sona Kitna Sona Hai), ´Bade Miyan Chote Miyan´ and ´Biwi No 1´ (whole albums) to the most recent ´Jodi No 1´ (Ande Ka Funda),   Davids music has been put down by the honourable critics but has scored high on the charts.

With ´Mujhse Shaadi Karogi´ it is going to be a  similar story. The audio has a total of 8 tracks with one remix.

The first song ´Rab Kare´ appeals on the first hearing itself as it has some good lyrics and singing  and  is a breezy number with a good tune. The vocals/singing of Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik are excellent.

The title song ´Mujhse Shaadi Karogi´ sung with a lot of zest by Udit Narayan and Sonu Nigam is already becoming a rage with the masses. The song is very situational and gives a very good idea about what to expect from the movie.

Anu Malik´s only composition ´Jeene Ke Hain Chaar Din´ is ordinary and after hearing it, Sajid´s decision of replacing Anu with Sajid-Wajid seems justified. Even the singing by Sunu Nigam is too artificial and Sunidhi Chauhan sounds ill at ease. The western inputs don´t help much.

Sukhwinder´s ´Aaja Soniye´ (remix) has a heard before feeling to it but still its a foot tapping number and an attempt at a Punjabi number.

With Salman being one of the heros a ´Dupatta/Oodhni /Chunari´ song is always on the cards. Though it does not have the rhythm of the ´Chunari expert´ Himesh, the lyrics by Arun Bhairav are very classy and the song, a soft romantic number number by Udit and Alka is quite good and with time will grow on the listener.

´Kar Doon Kamaal´ by Sukhwinder Singh and Sunidhi Chauhan is just about alright and seems more like a space filler. Once again, Sukhwinder must get out of his ´Mirchi´ hangover from ´Biwi No. ´.

´Lahoo Banke Aansoo´ is quite good and though it  is a sad version of the first number ´Rab Kare´ it  has some good lyrics by Jalees Sherwani. The song again is a situational one and it is obvious that it will come at a very important juncture in the movie. The vocals by Udit, Alka and Sabri have a lot of feelings.

The last track ´Aaja Soniye´ is better than the remix version. For once Sonu Nigam does not go overboard with his innovations and Alka is as efficient as ever.

Though it may be depressing for intellectual (they think that they are one!) and ´Barista´ sipping critics, expect at least two (if not more) numbers in the top 5 by the end of this month specially ´Rab Kare´ (a chartbuster for the classes) and ´Mujhse Shaadi Karogi´ (a chartbuster for the masses).

On the whole the album is quite good and in synch with David Dhawan type of movies but could have been better. It may not appeal to the Yash Chopra, Karan Johar NRI audience but will grow in popularity as more and more songs are aired and if the excellent initial response is anything to go by, we know what we are saying.