Sachin-Jigar is a name that is rapidly gaining popularity and climbing up the ladder even though they only have three soundtracks in their stable- F.A.L.T.U.- was good, 'Shor In The City' was BRILLIANT and 'Hum Tum Shabana (HTS) was also in the good category. Now with Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya (TNLHG), the composer duo are ready to rock the charts again - the promotions started with two songs being released almost a month ago digitally before the official music release. A soundtrack loaded with artists like Atif Aslam, Mohit Chauhan, Kailash Kher, Shreya Ghoshal, Sunidhi Chauhan and Monali Thakur develops huge expectations with five originals, six remixes and one reprise/sad version. Priya Panchal and Mayur Puri do the job for penning the lyrics which sees a perfect blend of some beautiful romantic numbers and some Punjabi-hip-hop dance numbers.
The soundtrack opens with the much promoted "Piya O Re Piya" where Shreya Ghoshal refreshes the memories of “Saibo” (Shor In the City) at the very start and later Atif Aslam almost does a “Pehli Nazar” (Race) with some apt lyrics by Priya Panchal. Despite Shreya's repetitive “Main Vaari Jaava, Main Vaari Jaava, the composition strike gold at the first strike. Atif Aslam does what he is best at and the end result is an engaging, innocent composition that is easy on the ears and mark a smooth beginning for TNLHG. Go for it!
"Piya O Re Piya- Sad Version" is captivating and goes unplugged for the whole 2.30 minutes. The change in the lyrics is something to hear out for and should be used at a crucial juncture in the movie. Priya Panchal replaces Shreya Ghoshal but her presence is hardly felt. As one moves on, a third version "Piya O Re Piya- Remix (By DJ Suketu)" shows the immense confidence the composers had in the composition. Addition of some English vocals in the only interlude and at the end provides some variety and surprisingly the pace remains the same despite some added extra beats. Some would prefer the other two version over this remix.
Moving on, Sachin-Jigar enter their trademark forte, a fast-paced dance track "Pee Pa Pee Pa Ho Gaya" which starts off with an energizing mukhda. Diljit Dosanjh (a name more popular for Punjabi numbers) does full justice to this Punjabi track where any other day and it could have very well be Mika Singh at the helm of affairs. Mayur Puri writes some exciting lyrics which will definitely find an inclusion among other Punjabi-Talli-Dance tracks. The promo video featuring the lead pair, Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia DSouza, certainly lacks the punch and energy that the audio alone provides. It's not the first time for a Sachin-Jigar composition being let down by the picturisation and choreography - recently “Thank U Mr.Dj” and “Piya Kesariyo” from 'HTS faced the same treatment and as a result despite the compositions being worth a hear, they disappeared somewhere down the line among other average tracks. "Pee Paa Desi Mix (Remix by VIP Records)" is a good effort to blend Desi with Hip-Hop and the end result is an usual remix. May be replacing Mika Singh for Diljit in the remix could have gathered some more applause.
Atif Aslam returns with the super addictive romantic outing "Tu Mohabbat Hai" which has SUPER-HIT written all over it! Priya Panchal (supporting vocals) starts with some Punjabi lines and from there on, it’s the Atif Show all over. Monali Thakur joins in after two minutes and her 'overlapping' effect (from 2.30 to 2.44 and 3.54 to 4.08) with Atif in each antara is simply majestic. It's arguably the best song of the lot and should make up for a good visual treat post interval with love in the air between the lead pairs. Don't dare miss it! "Tu Mohabbat Hai-Remix (By DJ Suketu)" makes for a good remix, although it reminds you of “Tu Jaane Na Remix” (Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani).
The fifth and last track or rather item number "Fann Ban Gayi", picturised on Veena Malik (probably), starts off in style with Sunidhi Chauhan reciting some Haryanavi Cliché’s. Wondering about the extra "n" in 'Fann', hear closely Sunidhi's Haryanavi dictions when she sings “Main To Teri Fann Ban gai”. As far as the tune is concerned, the song slightly falls in the same corridor as “Main Chandigarh Di Star” (Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap). Mayur Puri does write some spine-tingling lyrics, especially the Marwari lines sung by Kailash Kher. Good innovative effort overall which should attract more eyes after the video is out. "Fann Ban Gayi Remix (By VIP Records)"doesn't offers anything new, passable!
To sum up, Sachin-Jigar continue their good run and live up to expectations with their latest soundtrack containing a varied number of songs, from romantic numbers to Punjabi and item numbers. Where “Piya O Re Piya”; “Tu Mohabbat Hai” alongside “Jeene De” are pure hit romantics, “Pe Paa Pe Paa Ho Gaya” and “Fann Ban Gayi” get your feet tapping. Sadly, the Box Office result has not been impressive so far for Sachin-Jigar composed films, case in point F.A.L.T.U and HTS. As a result, the risk is that their soundtracks do not reach a wider audience and the songs don’t enjoy a long shelf life. Here’s hoping that TNLHG fares better at the Big Screen with the film getting better limelight with the imminent marriage of the leading pair (Genelia and Riteish)….love is surely bliss and Sachin Jigar make you feel that way with their music for TNLHG!