Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar

out of

Producers: Anish and Ajay Tuli
Director: Hansal Mehta
Music: Vishal
Lyrics: Piyush Mishra, Abbas Tyrewala & Dr. Bashir Badr

Reviewed by: Anjali Abrol

With a catchy yet lighthearted name like Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar!!, one would expect the songs to be of the same nature...easy listening, a little goofy at times, perhaps a few situational songs, yet overall, fairly likeable. Not much is said about the storyline of the movie, but given the title and the songs, we hope the movie, starring the very talented duo, Tabu and Manoj Bajpai, would be of the same nature.

The title track, sung by the talented filmi and pop singer, Asha Bhosle, sets the light mood with a fun, beat and catchy, hummable lyrics. Though the 'yaa yaa yaa' intro is a bit annoying, we can easily look over it since it blends with the nature of the song. This song definitely has Top 10 potential. Catchy

Chal Padi is sung by Suresh Wadkar and Roop Kumar Rathod, and further turns the album to a more goofy song and will likely catch on when the movie releases. The beat is catchy and fast-paced with a mix of traditional and quick beats. Having re-watched Satya recently, I keep imagining Manoj Bajpai in the same sort of role, dancing with his fellow street gunde buddies (just a Satya hangover). The remix version is also catchy. Good

Jee Jee, a duet sung by Udit Narayan and Kavita Krishnamurthy, is definitely a situational sung that would make a better listen after watching the picturization of the song. Another example of this would be the Judaai Anil Kapoor-Sridevi kitchen song. The lyrics are cheesy but in a more humorous/amusing rather than annoying way. Situational song

Swagatam is a solo sung by Hariharan, and is a mellow and peaceful song. Though I am not sure how it relates to the movie, the song makes a pleasant listen and is perhaps a situational song. Though I am not really a fan of Hariharan, his singing suits the song well. Good

Paagal, a duet by Abhijeet and Kavita K., is too much like the Main Toh Hu Paagal (from Baadshah), which is highly disturbing, in that it is the idea as well as the song that is a copy (and that too, a very unique and obvious theme to copy). It sounds like a street song equipped with dancing buddies. The proper situation will be needed to justify such a silly song. Passable situational song

Lai Ja Ere Badra, sung by Sanjeev Abhyankar, is more of a traditional song that I did not fancy on the first few listens. The beat is catchy but does not blend with the singiing. Passable

Haule Haule, sung by K.K., is a slow (though fluctuating in speed), mild song that has nice, lyrics and interesting music. Passably nice

Overall, the better songs of the album are the title track and Chal Padi, as the other songs seem to be more suited for the movie scene. Swagatam and Haule Haule also make a pleasant listen, of the milder tracks. This album would be worth a tape but not the CD (like, unfortunately, I invested in for the review).