Rating: 3/5 stars (Three stars)
Kunal Kohli is back with his new film Teri Meri Kahaani. He has always been a romantic loyalist and continues to follow the same here as well. As is already known, the film’s story extends over three eras – 1910, 1960 and 2012. Music also has been composed to capture the right mood. Kunal has chosen Sajid-Wajid and Prasoon Joshi to help create the atmosphere with Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra bringing on the emotions on screen.
Teri Meri Kahaani Music Review: Mukhtasar
Album opens with the song Mukhtasar. It has been used to market this romantic movie and is currently running all over music and other entertainment channels. Sung by Wajid, it’s an out-and-out romantic track. This one has its own charm and captures the listener’s attention. However, one does feel that due to its familiar tune, unlike other romantic melodies, it may not quite stay in your mind for very long. Keeping pace with today’s tradition, there is also a remix version of the song. Honestly, it does not sound very different from the original track and one questions the very need of its placement.
Teri Meri Kahaani Music Review: Allah Jaane
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan takes the album forward by singing Allah Jaane. The song has a sufi touch to it and is sung very well. However the music is very average and is not promising enough to stay with you and turn into a hit. It may be the one designed to fit in the 1910 era and should hopefully help in strengthening the characters.
Teri Meri Kahaani Music Review: Jabse Mere Dil Ko Uff
Next song in the album doesn’t leave any doubt in the listener’s mind though when it comes to the era in which it is set. Jabse Mere Dil Ko Uff is a trademark 1960s/70s song, right from the music as well as the style in which it has been sung by Sonu Nigam and Sunidhi Chauhan. Both the singers as well as the composers have been able to catch the pulse of the era in a correct manner. The naughtiness and playfulness is also brought to fore by Prasoon Joshi’s lyrics that complete the package. After a long time a song, here is this song which reminds you of Shammi Kapoor and Helen days.
Teri Meri Kahaani Music Review: Humse Pyar Kar Le Tu
The album moves forward with the qawalli Humse Pyar Kar Le Tu . It has been rendered by Wajid, Mika, Shabir Brothers and Shreya Ghosal. Mika has been able to add masala to the lyrics by bringing his own style to the song. Traditionally, a qawalli has always been used in movies to establish one-upmanship between two groups. It is no different here too where effective picturization with Shahid and Priyanka would ensure that the song is liked by the audience. A worthy effort.
Teri Meri Kahaani Music Review: That’s All I Really Wanno Do
Next in line is That’s All I Really Wanno Do which has been rendered by Shaan and Shreya Ghosal. Lyrics are very much the kind that go with pop songs and are easy to relate to. It’s a foot tapping number which would make you move on the floor. Also, the song would be liked by kids and youth alike with a promise to be hummed for some time to come.
Teri Meri Kahaani Music Review: The Last Word
In all, it’s a good album from Sajid-Wajid. Yes, there isn’t anything overtly outstanding or unique about it, more so since you do end up remembering Shahid’s own albums from the past (Kismat Konnection, Mausam etc.) Still, as a package it has enough ingredients in it that would ensure that the songs do catch your attention when they are played on screen.