Music Review: U Me aur Hum
Movie Title: U Me aur HumProducer: Devgan Entertainment Software Ltd. (Ajay Devgan)
Director: Ajay Devgan
Starring: Ajay Devgan, Kajol, Divya Dutta, Isha Shervani, Sumeet Raghavan, and Karan Khanna
Music: Vishal Bharadwaj
Lyrics: Munna Dhiman
Singers: Adnan Sami, Shreya Ghoshal, Sunidhi Chauhan, Vishal
The real life husband and wife are back together in their home production, U Me aur Hum. It is always good to see Ajay and Kajol together, so I initially had high hopes for this film. But after listening to the music, the hopes have dwindled.
- Jee Le – Adnan Sami and Shreya Ghosal open up the album with this extremely festive and Spanish-based track. The song starts off nicely but the “Jee Le” refrains seem a little too happy and over the top. Other than the annoying happiness, the track isn’t bad but I was expecting something better to start off the soundtrack with. Rating:
- Saiyaan – Seeing Sunidhi Chauhan’s name gave me false hope for this song. Remember “Akeli Na Bazaar Na Jaya Karo” from Major Saab? This song is nothing more than a rehash of that song! The former actually was one of my favorite songs of that time but this one does not even close to being as good. Nice try but can’t fool me Vishal saab! Rating:
- Dil Dhakda Hai - Adnan Sami returns again…along with Shreya Ghosal. There was a time when I was a Adnan Sami fan – but now the more i hear from him the less I like him. Another mediocre song for the album – didn’t like the lyrics, the music or the singing. Rating:
- Phatte – Once again we have a song sung by Adnan Sami. You have to wonder what happened to the other singers in the world when this album was being made. In all fairness to Mr. Sami he does sing this one pretty well. He is joined by Sunidhi Chauhan who always gets the job done. This song is a decent listen, but it doesn’t do much to separate itself from the gazillions of other Punjabi tracks out there. Rating:
- U Me aur Hum – Now we have the title song, coming in two versions. One is sung by Shreya Ghosal and the other one is sung by the composer himself – sir Vishal Bhardwaj. Musically this one is the best track of the album. The lyrics are pretty nice too. The English singing by the unknown male however messes up everything. Rating:
This song was meant to be sung by a sweet voice such as that of Shreya’s. Unfortunately Vishal boss does not have a sweet voice. Sonu Nigam would have been a better choice! For this reason the male version of this song is inferior to its female counterpart. Rating:
The critics can say whatever they want…I refuse to buy this album!