When the music of a low budget movie, with not a star son or daughter in sight, releases on a little known audio label, the chances of success are slim. However, somehow Viju Sha’s score for Tujhe Meri Kasam has received a lot of attention on the various satellite channels. Perhaps it’s because there are some genuinely good tunes on this album, although you might need to search for them.
Udit Narayan shines in the title track, "Pal Pal Soch Mein…….Tujhe Meri Kasam". The smooth ‘lullaby’ tune combined with romantic lyrics and some peppy arrangements make for a fine opening number. The chorus singing out the heroine’s name, "Anju", is a bit corny, but it doesn’t spoil the overall enjoyment of the song. The talented and under rated Sadhana Sargam is relegated to backing vocals which she, of course, manages with ease (what a waste of talent!).
"Azaadi Hai Pyari" is a fast and frenzied dance number with very average lyrics, music and singing. It’s attempt at youthful abandonment fails to be as rousing as the song initially promises. Not even Shaan and Shreya Ghosal’s vocals are able to save this track.
Alka Yagnik, Abhijeet and Nisha Upadhya(?) are much more successful with the bhangra/dance track, "Chhoti Chhoti Khushiya". Viju Sha comes up with a foot tapping rhythm and a catchy melody, while Mehboob’s lyrics are easy to pick up. Before long, you’ll be singing along without realising it.
The album then moves into more rural sounds with, "Koi To Meri Fariyaad Sunle". Udit Narayan dutifully resounds his way through the number but doesn’t manage to evoke any emotion in the listener. Sadhana Sargam at least manages to get a few lines to sing this time; pity it’s in such a boring song.
Vaishali Samant continues with the rural theme in the lamentable, "Main Rok Loon Tere". The music is well put together making it interesting but the song as a whole is probably only appreciable in the context of the film.
Combining Arabic and Latin beats, Viju Sha provides us with the third enjoyable number on the album. Alka Yagnik’s rendition and the uplifting tune make "Thodi Si Diwani" a repeat candidate.
Tujhe Meri Kasam has nothing offensive to the ears and three out of the six numbers are very enjoyable. Unfortunately, barring a small miracle, I think the fate of this film and it’s soundtrack is sealed.