After Horn Ok Pleass and the moderate success of that album, specifically the song “Pom Pom Pom”, Lalit Pandit has come out with Mere Khwabon Main Jo Aaye. The problem is that “Pom Pom Pom” was composed by Amar Mohile and not Lalit. This movie is another small budget movie like Horn Ok Pleass. The next movie planned for Lalit is Red Alert, a Suneil Shetty starrer.
To my surprise, I can say that this is the first decent album for Jatin or Lalit Pandit after their last album together as the duo Jatin-Lalit, Fanaa. There are three good songs in this album of six. Of course, two of the songs that are listenable are by Siddharth Coutto and not Lalit. Not bad, considering the previous few albums have been barely listenable.
The first song “Sehmi Sehmi” is composed by Lalit, has already made it into the major top ten lists. Alka Yagnik, Shaan, Lalit Pandit, Runa Rizvi and Clinton Cerejo combine to provide the vocals for this song. The music is mostly electronic during the vocals, but the interludes are more intricate in the standard Jatin-Lalit style. Alka Yagnik is great, as always. The song is in the middle of her range. Shaan’s voice is clear and refined as always. The other singers only have one line each.
“Kab Talak” composed by Siddharth, and sung by Carlalisa Montiero has a beautiful start, but in a new modern style. The music dominates the song. Carlalisa is adequate for the song.
“Pehle to Yeh” is a song more suited for Sunidhi Chauhan but sung by Shreya Ghosal. Lalit composes the music for this song. The music is great, but the vocals are a little bit stretched for Shreya.
“Patharon Ke Bane Yeh” is composed by Lalit and sung adequately by Shaan. The music is again beautiful. The song, overall, doesn’t impress, though. If this was an instrumental, it would do well, though.
Finally, “Zindagi Main” is sung by newcomer Aishwarya and composed by Lalit. Aishwarya has a nice deep voice, but the song isn’t a winner. The vocal tones are a little flat and the music sounds like its from the early 90s and doesn’t fit well with the rest of the soundtrack. It is nice to see a newcomer get a chance to sing a song.
Overall, a good job by Lalit Pandit. The music in most of the songs is fantastic, but meshing the vocals and the music isn’t done as well as hoped for. Lalit’s big release, Dulha Mil Gaya starring Shah Rukh Khan and Sushmita Sen is coming in April or May of 2009. Hopefully we can expect a great album from this album as Jatin-Lalit’s Khamoshi and Dilwale Dulhania Mil Jayenge were in the mid 90s.