A Suneel Darshan film in the past went both ways: hit music alternated with undistinguished songs. This time, since he is launching his son, someone who knows his track-record expects a nice soundtrack.
However, the music is nothing to write about. The title-track 'Karle Pyaar Karle' (Benny Dayal-Palak Muchhal- Monali Thakur) could belong to any '70s or early '80s film, no questions asked. That automatically presupposes a certain musical, lyrical and vocal calibre that this superficially catchy love track lacks despite the best efforts of the singers.
'Teri Saanson Mein' (Arijit Singh-Palak Muchhal-Amit Mishra) and 'Tanhaai' (Arijit Singh-Rayyan Ameen-Amnah Noor) both find Arijit trying to vocal Atif Aslam, which is baffling in every sense of the term! The songs are executed like Nadeem-Shravan numbers in their phrasing and orchestration, which is not surprising as N-S were the filmmaker's favourites.
The former partly salvages the album along with 'Mutasir' (in which Javed Ali once again does what he has long mastered – his Sonu Nigam cloning). However, the lyrics of these songs are not exactly appealing, and the word 'mutasir' is the latest in the long list of incomprehensible Urdu words used, as far as the common man and Gen Y are concerned!
The remaining two tracks of the album are pure (and poor) noise, the worst being 'Sona Sona Akkha Nu' (Yusuf Khan, Paras Chaurasia, Suneel Darshan) that is a strict no-no as listen-worthy songs go. 'Kurbaan' (Tasha Tah, Mumzy) pretends to have a modicum of melody but the uneasy 'setting' between the lyrics and 'music' unsettle this attempt at a novel melody.
A below-average soundtrack that tries to mix and match contemporary with the '90s style, which is like a complete and unpalatable potpourri, for no two decades have seen so much difference in content as the millennium and that era. And what's with Suneel Darshan's name being an add-on in the lyrics credits of all songs and music credits for all except one?
Teri Saanson Mein, Mutasir
Music: MEET BROS. ANJJAN, RASHID KHAN, SUNEEL DARSHAN, PRASHANT SINGH, RAYYAN AMEEN & MUMZY
Lyrics: KUMAAR, RASHID KHAN, SHAKEEL AZMI, MEHMOOD ARFAT, TASHA TAH, YUSUF KHAN, PARAS CHAURASIA & SUNEEL DARSHAN
Music Label: SONY MUSIC