Humse Hain Muqabla

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Music: A.R. Rahman
Lyrics: Mehboob

Contributed by Avinash Ramchandani

Although already being number one in audio cassette sales in the Hindi market, I am still doing a review on Humse Hai Muqabala. For everyone who doesn't have this album, go get it! It is another classic after Roja and Bombay, but my feeling is that it is better than both Mani Ratnam hits. A.R. Rehman has come up with another one of his dubbed hits.

Muqabala Muqabala, already recorded in several different versions, Mukkala Mukkala from Sabse Bada Khiladi, Muqabala Muqabala (an album) on Royal music cassettes, and of course the original Tamil version. Of the Hindi versions I have heard, this is the best. The music is a thriller; the fast beat is accompanied by the excellent vocals of Mano and Swarnalatha. This song is already a hit all over India and America, and is no. 1 on the charts. Urvashi Urvashi has great music. For all you lyric lovers, this is not your song. The lyrics just don't make any sense. This is the case with Patti Rap also. Both songs have wonderful fast beat music, but non-sensical lyrics. Premika Ne Pyar Se and Gopala Gopala are two more fast beat songs with superb music, good lyrics, and good singing. Sun Ri Sakhi and Phoolon Jaisi Pyari Pyari, which both sound like the typical South Indian "lullabies", both hint with the music of Tu Hi Re from Bombay and Bharat Humko from Roja. Sagar Se Milne and Maine Bheja Hai Sandesh are just okay.

If you want to dance, this is your album. If you want to relax, this is still your album. Basically, this is an album for everyone. Go get it!!!

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