|What an uninspired and inappropriate title for a David Dhawan
flick. After all, what was wrong with the original Mujhse Shaadi
Karogi label for this movie? You must admit that the original
title makes more sense for a comedy flick, than a Yashraj-ish Dulhan Hum Le
Jayenge declaration! As if it really matters though. (More on this
topic later.) Himesh Reshammiya and (new?) lyricist Sudhakar
Sharma don't disappoint in giving us the type of happening songs one would expect
from a Dhawan-dhamaka.
My favourite song of the album is ironically, and
unfortunately, the shortest. "Hai Na, Bolo" is
so sweet and syrupy a tune. Without ever saying, "we have fallen in love",
Sudhakar Sharma's lyrics dance around the idea for all of the tune's brief, two minutes.
Alka Yagnik sounds sweet as apple pie, while Kumar
Sanu is in fine form for this rock lullaby. Wish it would never
The choice of a new title for the film may have likely been spurned by the tanginess of
the bhangra rap that is "Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge".
Itching as they are to get married with or without the frills of a formal ceremony,
Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik and a rapping Sunita Rao
entertain in this ode to all the elopers in the world.
Then, listening to Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Shankar Mahadevan
and Suresh Wadkar croon the techno-dhol based "Mujhse
Shaadi Karogi" one further understands the name change. You'll
like the beat-heavy playfulness, but in comparison to the aforementioned tune, it is a
little below par. It is also a bit remniscent (perhaps a remnant?) of Anu
Malik's score for Dhawan's Judwaa a few years ago.
Remember the double-entendre filled tunes of the early 1990s? Well, Nigam and
Yagnik will take you back down memory lane with "Tera Pallu Sarka Jaaye
Re, To Bas Ho Jaaye"... (Ho Jaaye what?) I can't believe
I liked this naughty ditty, but all that 'Patak Patak Patak-ing' by the chorus
had a hallucinatory effect on me. Remember "Aa Aa Ee O O Ooo"
(Raja Babu)? Prepare for the second coming.
I love Alka Yagnik, but her shrieks at each instance of the word "Pyaaaaaar"
in "Pyar Dilon Ka Mela Hai" are like chalk on a
blackboard. Why sing a note your voice just cannot reach Ms. Yagnik? Not fair
to your fans. Sonu Nigam compensates with his credible singing in this marginally
passable number, but my ears are still ringing....
And thank God Karisma Kapoor does not sing in "O
Mr Raja". Alka Yagnik (back in form) capably provides the musical
vocals for the Kapoor babe in this pursue the hero tune (Nigam again singing for Salman
Khan). Unfortunately, all that whining Karisma does at the
beginning and end of the tune nearly ruins the song. Hey babe, why kill yourself for
a dork like Salman? Tumhara hero idhar hai. (No offense to Salman
fans. Calm down folks. I was just kidding, okay.)
Sonu Nigam and Alka's "Dheere Dheere Chalna" is a
rehash of the jazzy, but bhangra-based "Lenga Lenga Lenga"
from Anu Malik's Beqabu. (Why all this inspiration seeking from the
same source, Mr Reshammiya?) I didn't like it much in that film either (though
Beqabu has some other first-rate tracks), but Johny Lever makes the
new version unbearable. What's with the Hin-glish warbling cum rap, Lever-saab?
Hope some comedic visuals provide some respite to this loser of a gaana.
Had enough of Alka and Sonu yet? Well, they are at it one more time for "Ley
Gayee Ley Gayee... Chammiya". Pointless lyrics, yes, but it is
too cute to write-off just like that. "Chammiya" is the type of tune which
will be on your hips so long as the film is in theatres. A funny fad for the next
Like most scores for David Dhawan films, there is little
ground-breaking about Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge tunes apart from the stray "Hai
Na, Bolo". You can bet these fillers will be fun to watch on
screen, but if you are looking for a Pakeezah on Kabhi Kabhie
score here, you need a therapist. If you are looking for the flavour of the month,