Music: Himesh Reshammiya
Label: Sameer Anjaan, Mayur Puri, Shabbir Ahmed
Any comic caper is incomplete without entertaining songs and that is exactly what we think was the brief given by Sajid Khan to composer Himesh Reshammiya for the soundtrack of Humshakals. The six track album has a mix of massy numbers, with Reshammiya going behind the mic for a few songs as well. The album opens with Caller Tune, which is definitely the most ‘entertaining’ number here. Neeraj Shridhar and Neeti Mohan’s voice definitely packs a punch, but it is the composition that scores high. It is high on energy, catchy and makes you dance. The use of trumpets, drums and electronic beats add a cheerful vibe to this track. Next up is the desi (and hilarious) Piya ke bazaar mein, sung with great enthusiasm by Reshammiya, Shalmali Kholgade and Palak Muchhal. The melody takes you back to the early 90s, where massy and dhinchak tunes ruled the scene. It’s the perfect number for a wedding or an event where you would love to shake a leg with latkas and jhatkas. The lyrics can get funny at some points, but it makes for a decent hear.
The club number crooned by Ash King and Neeti Mohan, Just look into my eyes, makes for an easy going party track. A well composed song that fits the situation where it is picturised, this one won’t disappoint you. Ash’s voice is unique, which adds a certain freshness to the number. Mohan does a good job as usual. Barbaad raat has a slow, relaxed vibe that goes very well with the composition. It has an international feel, but loses out somewhere, thanks to the hook sounds playing in the background. Sanam Puri has sung the number with a good energy and so does Kholgade. But something pulls it back from becoming a hit. Hum pagal nahin hai sung by Reshammiya follows next, which takes a lot of inspiration from the Bhagwan Dada tracks of the early 50s, especially Bholi surat from Albela. But the boring lyrics and average composition makes you want to skip this one. Lastly, there is Khol de dil ki khidki, a filmy romantic number shot on the beach. The composition sounds extremely outdated and the melody sounds like something that we have heard before. There is nothing new about the song. In fact, even Mika Singh and Mucchal’s decent attempt as singers can’t save this one.