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Producer: Jay Productions
Director: Esmayeel Shroff
Music: Aadesh Shrivastava
Lyrics: Nida Fazli

Reviewed by: Anjali Abrol

A movie without a lot of media hype/publicity, Tarkeib is definitely among the more low-profile flicks. Hardly a run-of-the-mill story, Tarkeib sports a mystery theme, complete with Tabu, Milind Soman, Ashutosh Rana and Shilpa Shetty, with Nana Patekar as the CBI officer, completing the cast. A sort of off-beat flick, one would expect the music by Aadesh Shrivastava and lyrics by Nida Fazli to also sport a unique twist....

The album starts off with Dupatte Ka Pallu, sung by Richa Sharma. The song is catchy and upbeat, though it is not really any more special than any other catchy-while-the-movie-is-out-and-forgotten-a-few-weeks-later song. It is one of the more perkier songs of the album. Catchy

The next song, Jiska Chehra, picks up a more solemn tone, with Jagjit Singh and Alka Yagnik stepping up to the mike. A very sweet song with nice lyrics, Jagjit Singh really does a wonderful job. Alka Yagnik sounds okay, though her voice sounds more high-pitched than usual, sounding a little too sickly-sweet for Jagjit's comforting singing. Nevertheless, it is a beautiful song...worth a listen. Nice!

Dil Mera Tarse, a duet by Shaan and Sagrika, switches us again from the slow love duet to a light-hearted one. Imagine a guy and girl with a huge crowd of guys and girls behind them, wearing bright cutesy summer clothes and holding colorful ballons, dancing around and singing. Get the idea? Though it is cute, it is sort of cheesy-sounding, but I think the depiction in the movie will do it good, and make the song more likeable. But for now, it is a decent listen. Fine

Tujhe Dhundon Mein is rendered by Alka Yagnik and Vinod Rathod. Now this song is one of the more mediocre songs of the album. The music is all mixed up and confusing, with bits of "ultra-modern rap" or something of the sort, with classical instruments and the flute mixed somewhere in the middle. The singing is flat and nothing spectacular, and the music is lifted from some older non-descript songs. Pass

Kiski Ka Ban Ja is a Sabri Brothers song and hence, has the Sabri touch to it....the other song of theirs that comes to mind is their song from Pardes.... it sounds very similar, so if you liked that song, you'll enjoy this one. It makes a good listen, and the song depiction in the movie will add to the effect, but it isn't a song I would listen to ordinarily... Passable

The movie theme music finally gives that mystery movie effect...but is it enough to carry the album as one of unique attributions and twists, in sync with the movie? No. The songs, overall, are average... the movie itself seems to be riding on the storyline rather than the music, or so it seems (or we would hope). Dupatte Ka Pallu seems to be more of the catchier of the lot, and Kiska Chehra, the more solemn love song.. and the rest just sort of blend in without really creating much of an impact.

Worth a tape, but maybe not the CD, unless you are an avid A-S fan....