Rating: 2.5/5 (Two and half star)
Love is the most explored subject in Bollywood due to its evergreen and a well tested formula with countless variations. ‘Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai’ too explores that and the album promises yet another variation of love with seven musical tracks by well known artists that include Sonu Nigam, Alisha Chinai, Shaan, Shreya Ghoshal, Neeraj Shreedhar, Mohit Chauhan and Roop Kumar Rathod.
Listen to the songs once and you would be easily able to confirm that these compositions have been done by one and only Anu Malik since he brings back music of the yore. Lyrics are by (Late) Anand Bakshi, Faiz Anwar, Kausar Munir and Anu Malik himself.
Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai Music Review : Pyar Karna Na Tha
The album begins with ‘Pyar Karna Na Tha’ in the vocals of Mohit Chauhan. The track begins with light music while using instruments like guitar and ‘veena’ which is really alluring. Lyrics by Anand Bakshi are simple and beautiful, thus very much in line with the essence of the movie and a pleasant gift to the listeners. Another rendition of the track, which is a female version by Shreya Ghoshal, is as melodious and mesmerizing as Mohit’s version. Frankly, it is hard to skip to another song while this is being played.
Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai Music Review : Tere Bina Jee Na Lage
‘Tere Bina Jee Na Lage’ written by Kausar Munir comes next and the melodious track begins with the sound of a piano with pleasing vocals of Suzzana Demello giving a western touch to the song. Mohit Chauhan takes it forward, hence making it a heart rendering romantic outing. This one is indeed delightful.
Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai Music Review : Naina Thak Thak Haare
‘Naina Thak Thak Haare’ takes the music album ahead with the soulful and poignant vocals of Roop Kumar Rathod going by the feel of the film. This one is a sad and gloomy number where Rathod’s voice is truly expressing the grief and melancholy of separation from the beloved. Faaiz Anwar Quereshi’s lyrics support the song’s mood well.
Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai Music Review : Kyon Kyon
Next to arrive is ‘Kyon? Kyon?’ where Shaan and Shreya Ghoshal bring on a different styling in the film’s romantic setting. However the overall result is way too simple, hence turning out to be just another usual track which does not have its lyrics (Faaiz Anwar Quereshi) leaving much of an impact. Overall, a very average track which is good to be heard a couple of times but not the kind to be remembered.
Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai Music Review : Big Fat Indian Wedding
‘Big Fat Indian Wedding’, which is sung by Neeraj Shreedhar and Anmol Malik, paints a happy and colorful picture of an Indian wedding, hence celebrating it with great pomp and show while inviting a listener to be a ‘baraati’ and dance along. The music here has a stamp of Anu Malik all the way while his lyrics too differentiate the song from the rest.
Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai Music Review : Angel my Angel
A perfect romantic charm is created with Sonu Nigam and Alisha Chinai coming together for ‘Angel My Angel’. The track starts with a charming instrumental music and later has sensuous notes by Sonu blending with Alisha’s magical vocals. The track written by Kausar Munir boasts of good arrangements that create a pleasant feeling of romance while mixing charming sound of whistle, hence making it all the more enjoyable.
Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai Music Review: The Last Word
Overall, ‘Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai’ turns out to be a fairly decent music album which gives a true and an apt essence of a love story. Anu Malik has tried to bring on the melody of the romantic songs from the 90s era that saw quite a few love stories being spun around. For those who loved the era gone by, ‘Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai’ turns out to be a fair ride.