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Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa
Producer: Mukesh Talreja & Sunil Manchanda
Director: Atull Agnihotri
Starring: Salman Khan, Preity Zinta, Bhumika Chawla, Asif Sheikh, Helen Khan, Rati Agnihotri, Suresh Menon, Renuka Sahane, Bobby Darling, Riya Sen (guest appearance) and Delnaz Paul
Music: A.R. Rahman and Himesh Reshammiya
Lyrics: Mehboob and Sameer
Singers: Sujaata Trivedi, Kamaal Khan, K.K., Alisha Chinoy, Sadhna Sargam, Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan, Madhushree, Gayatri, Kartik, Pamela Jain and Raquib
Audio On: T-Series    Number of Songs: 8
Album Released on: July 2004
Reviewed by: Shruti Bhasin  - Rating: 7.5 / 10
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Dil Ne Jise Apnaa Kaha is one film I have been looking forward to. Why? Because it stars Salman Khan, Preity Zinta and Bhumika Chawla. Moreover, the music credits go to the recently popular Himesh Reshamiya and the musical genius A.R. Rahman. Of course, it is one of the most awaited films of the year. All the stars are riding high with recent releases. So, is the music good? Lets take a look, in order of the best tracks.

The soundtrack begins on a high note with the nostalgic title track Dil Ne Jise Apnaa Kaha. The tune is very simple and sweet, but you are instantly reminded of a semi-romantic tune from the 60s or 70s. Singing by Sujata Trivedi fooled me for a second because I was expecting Alka to step in, but she does an excellent job. A.R. Rahman is in top form keeping the guitar beats in the background and meshing different instruments together. Kamaal Khan also makes an adequate appearance on the track.

Go Balle Balle is the highlight of the album. Yes, I am a sucker for the Hindi-Punjabi hip-hop song. You know the song is incomplete without seeing the choreography. The song is a teaser and will be enjoyed even more when its seen in the movie. The singing by both K.K. and Alisha Chinoy is good and should be appealed by all dancing maniacs.

Jaane Bahara will have you pushing rewind, guaranteed. It is refreshing to see different singers infuse life to a song, where we would typically hear more familiar voices. Sadhna Sargam and Kammal Khan do a great job staying in tune with the melody.

There is also an Instrumental – Dil Ne Jise Apnaa Kaha, but created by Himesh. It is different than the actual title track, which makes it for a good listen.

Yeh Dil To Mila Hai will take a few listens before getting used to. Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik complement each other well, but it is a slow and refreshing number by Himesh. You’ll either like it, or forward it.

Meri Nas Nas Mein Tum Ho is typical romantic tune sung by Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik. Just average for me!

Zindagi Dua Hai sung by Madhushree, Gayatri, Kartik, Pamela Jain and Raquib seems like a situational song. The lyrics are interesting, but again, its not for everyone, because its sounds a little like someone preaching about loving life. Frankly, Kal Ho Naa Ho title track remains the best song on this topic.

Bindiya Chamakne Lagi is a typical wedding song picturized in the promos with Bhumika and Salman. Alka Yagnik tries to save the song, but because we’ve heard this type of “shaadi” tune before, you will feel as if the song is getting tedious on the ears. Moreover, Udit Narayan sounds bored singing the song, but that could just be part of Salman’s character, who has lost his love, Preity. But, I was disappointed with the end result. A little boring!

Frankly, thinking that Himesh and Rahman could mix something as good as Dil Se or Tere Naam will remain a dream. This should be in your collection because this year has not been the greatest in music. This album is a little above average, but still worth listening to once in a while.

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