When Pritam releases a soundtrack music fans expect some good songs but when he releases a soundtrack for Vishesh Bhatt films you expect the extraordinary and his superb record is testament to this claim! So itâ€™s strange that this is Pritamâ€™s first album for the Murder series of filmsâ€¦the first one being produced by Anu Malik in 2004 (and very good it was too) then lately Murder 2 was produced by Harshit Saxena and Mithoon (decent). Can Pritam topple this list and make Murder 3 the best album of the trilogy? Interestingly he only uses male playback singers for his latest soundtrack but having said that they are some of the best names in the business as is the lyricist, Sayeed Quadri. Excited? Of course you are!
Vishesh Film songs are all about melody, emotions and impact. So the opener â€śTeri Jhuki Nazarâ€ť features an in form Shafqat Amanat Ali whose exquisite vocals will put a spell on you as he evokes this passionate song with effortless charm. Hell the music might not sound fresh but itâ€™s so chilled out and breezy, why should you care? So just sit back and enjoy this fab lounge number as Pritamâ€™s beats, guitars and of course juggernaut singer relax your mind and soulâ€¦Thereâ€™s a â€śTeri Jhuki Nazar (Film Version)â€ť later in the album. Not to be missed. Quadri saab's poetic majesty is worth a mention too:
"Chaahe Kuch Na Kehna(Bhale Chup Tu Rehna( Mujhe Hai Pata Tere Pyaar Ka (Khamosh Chehra (Aankhon Pe Pehra (Khud Hai Gawah Tere Pyaar Ka Teri Jhuki Nazar Teri Har Ada( Mujhe Keh Rahi Hai Ye Dastan( Koi Shakhs Hai Jo Ki In Dino (Tere Zehan-O-Dil Pe Hai Chaa Gaya( Teri Jhuki Nazar Teri Har Ada (Mujhe Keh Rahi Hai Yeh Dastaan"
My word if you thought Shafqat was good in the previous song then wait till you hear â€śMat Aazma Reâ€ť where K.K. is absolutely MINDBLOWING yaar! Pritam certainly knows it because he gives him arguably the best tune to sing to where you have violins meshed into beats giving an addictive effect that doesnâ€™t let go of you anytime soon. You canâ€™t but help hitting the repeat button. Lyrics are the sort that seem simple at first but on repeated listening you know they are going to pull your heartstrings, hats off to Sayeed Quadri:
â€ťMat Aazma Re, Phir Se Bula Re Apna Bana Le, Hoon Beqaraar Tujhko Hi Chaha, Dil Hai Ye Karta Aa Betahasta, Tujhse Hi Pyaar Hasratein Baar-Baar Baar-Baar Yaar Ki Karo Khwahishein Baar-Baar Baar-Baar Yaar Ki Karo Chahatein Baar-Baar Baar-Baar Yaar Ki Karo Mannatein Baar-Baar Baar-Baar Yaar ki Karoâ€¦â€ť
But Iâ€™m just speechless at K.Kâ€™s rendition here, the way he evokes the chorus and â€śbaar baarâ€ť loops are just WOW! With some fine performances he is an early contender for male playback singer of 2013.
I feel sorry for Nikhil Dâ€™Souza because this young protĂ©gĂ© is up against some great performers in the album so far. So itâ€™s a credit to him that he shines brightly in the next song â€śJaata Hai Tujh Takâ€ť . The tempo has definitely picked up here as Pritam focuses more on the groove factor than the emotional quotient of the previous songs. Either way itâ€™s a blast from start to end and thoroughly enjoyable. Nikhil rocks in the â€śJaata Hai Tujh Tak (Film Version)â€ť . Another song with lots of impact.
After three original songs we have a bonus offering from Mustafa Zahid, the Pakistani artist (with band Roxen) who previously made some fine songs for Vishesh Film (Awarapan). â€śHum Jee Lengeâ€ť is all about multiple guitar riffs oozing melody for Mustafa Zahidâ€™s emotional rendition. Sayeed Quadriâ€™s lines are top notch as usual. Awesome bonus song. "Hum Jee Lenge (Rock Version)" is even better than the original!
Pritam doesnâ€™t experiment with Vishesh films so you should already expect this kind of music. If you donâ€™t like it then no offence you are not the target audience but if you are a fan then you will listen again and again like a crazed addict! Thatâ€™s the effect of Pritamâ€™s music for Vishesh Films and he hits the bullseye with all three songs thanks to the performances of his stalwart singers and lyrical genius that is Sayeed Quadri. Mustafa Zahidâ€™s contribution is also a great bonus and stands out as one of the highlights. Overall there's nothing to dislike here so expect all the songs to be hogging the charts soon - in fact soundtracks like these should come with a health warning. Just turn up that volume and...ENJOY!