Pritam maintains his signature style in 'Kya Love Story Hai'
: Film: "Kya Love Story Hai"; Music Director: Pritam; Lyricist: Shabbir Ahmed; Singers: Shaan, Sonu Nigam, Zubin Garg, Kunal Ganjawala, Alisha Chinoy, Jojo and Joy; Rating: ***
Pritam's back! And even though he may not have given eight hits in this album, he's done a good job. Some of the songs are very innovative and appealing despite being inspired by other hit numbers.
With popular singers like Shaan, Zubin, Alisha, Sonu Nigam and Kunal Ganjawala cruising along with him, it's a great experience to go through the entire album.
Pakistani band Junoon's hit track "Sayonee" is what you seem to be listening to at the beginning of "Aye khuda". Yet, this number is quite good as an individual song when not compared to the Junoon track.
"Deewana tere aankhon ka" gives you the impression that you're listening to "Bebot" by the Black Eyed Peas. But, naturally. The chorus is exactly the same with only the lyrics being changed to suit the Bollywood mood.
Jojo and Joy don't do a bad job of keeping up with the Black Eyed Peas members -but obviously they're not better. It's totally a hip hop number. A lot of fans will be disappointed with the similarity between the two numbers, but those who havn't heard the original will love the song.
"Gumsum hai dil mera" is a good rendition by Sonu Nigam who sings it in the 50s and 60s style. While the song starts off well and carries along well too, it's generally a 'feel good' song. The lyrics are fine, courtesy Shabbir Ahmed.
"Kajra re" queen Alisha Chinoy sings "It's rocking" - an interesting and entertaining composition. The song has some surprising elements and it's a great track but there would still be doubts about its popularity.
Pritam's next composition, "Jeena kya tere bina", is an okay track. It isn't as impressive as his other numbers with singer Zubin Garg. It takes a slightly boring turn and isn't as notable for a duo like this one.
"Miss you everyday" comes next. This one is like the 'stage' numbers in any Bollywood film. While Shaan croons like a boy-next-door for Tusshar Kapoor, the number doesn't have much to boast about. It might suit the situation in the film and sound good too, but all in all, it's an average track.
While the journey from "Aye khuda" to "Miss you everyday" gives you variety and a range of good tracks, yet there's likelihood that the album may not do wonders with the audience.