It appears that truth is stranger than fiction. The music for Jeena Sirf Merre Liye proves another testament of such. Whereas the common place has cried out for something different from Nadeem-Shravan they have tried their hands at it, for some parts, and what, behold, is the outcome?! Disappointing music to say the least! Jeena Sirf Merre Liye falls far below par any of Nadeem-ShravanÂ´s soundtracks this year, even their last mediocre offer Dil Hai Tumhaara. Not to mention that it is not on any level equivalent to the melodious and infectious music of the last Kareena-Tushar hit
Mujhe Kucch Kehnaa Hai which had a few songs for everyone courtesy of Anu Maliik.
Of course Vashu Bhagnani has his own tactics up his sleeves, but even those have as of late fallen flat in his face. No more Midas touch as three flops crowns him a loser. By launching his own music label with Jeena Sirf Merre Liye one would have hoped he had true hit music to go with it, instead he has typical promos of "Nadeem-ShravanÂ´s timeless music" on the cover. Time-less! The less time we spend listening to it the better off we are! Bhagnani has finished Jeena Sirf Merre Liye in record time having just launched it recently. The rushed effort is visible from Nadeem-Shravan as well.
SameerÂ´s lyrics are not a patch on Anand BakshiÂ´s with his usual typical lines. Alka Yagnik is the only one who tries to place any effort in the track. And Kavita Krishnamurthy has also been accredited to the song. In fact her version of it has been playing on promos everywhere. But where is she in this version of the song? Another Bhagnani trick.
Copying from other Â´regionalÂ´ sources has become a highly debated topic. Nadeem-Shravan have commonly been accused of it. They have usually been forgiven because of the enjoyableness of the copies. Ttheir next, "Tu Hai Solah"
is quite unforgivable. The inspiration is blatant with little variation and this time theyÂ´ve taken it from a previous Hindi film C.I.D., "Leke Pehla Pehla Pyar." Such classics are not easily forgotten, but apparently Nadeem-Shravan are unaware of this. I wonder how singers Abhijeet and Kavita Krishnamurthy feel attempting to recreate a song under such false connotations for their vocals donÂ´t have much feel in them either and nor does SameerÂ´s boring lyrics.
Not only are Nadeem-Shravan uninspired but it appears Bhagnani or Sameer were interested in repeating the same titles or derivations of the titles from Mujhe Kucch Kehnaa Hai. So we have been treated to âDupattaâ and âPyar Mangeâ.
âDupattaâ coincidentally has been sung by Anuradha Sriram (again). This is the first time Sriram has worked with Nadeem-Shravan hence her shriekness is at almost intolerable levels. She has sung in similar altos for Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hai and while the song is one of the more tolerable ones on the soundtrack, it is quite unoriginal. The Punjabi lyrics match well with the very familiar Punjabi music. It is however, a salvageable source on the soundtrack.
The pop styled music which opens up âPyar Mangeâ seems like an ode to eighties techno music, but that aside falls pretty to terribly redundant lyrics and singing from Babul Supriyo and Sunidhi Chauhan. The singers themselves may not be that terrible but is this not the same tune weâve heard them singing in âMohabbat Dil Ka Sukoonâ? The verses are nothing different. The music thus fails to gel well with the familiar renditions and fail to leave that âhitâ impact.
Weâve become used to the endless qawaaliâs on Nadeem-Shravanâs soundtracks. âAllah, Allahâ is another one. Typical musical, lyrics and all. Alka Yagnik and Sonu Nigam are average as well.
âEk Bar to Indiaâ is another typically orchestrated guitar tune. They have synthesized Alkaâs vocals to make it sound quite average (probably more than it was in the first place) but if anything drags this tune down it is the terrible lyrics. âTaj Mahal, India Mein, Laila Majnu, India Meinâ, are lines we are endured to. Babul Supriyoâs contribution to the song is inconsequential to the turnout of the song.
For a musical duo that has repeatedly faced success this past year, some times it may seem that all they have is luck and a brand name that continuously sells. If Jeena Sirf Merre Liye is to occupy such a position that their previous albums have had then one shouldnÂ´t complain if they hear such unentertaining music from the duo again. DonÂ´t support this album and it will do Bollywood and all of us some good.