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Koi Aap Sa
Producer: Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor
Director: Partho Mitra
Starring: Aftab Shivdasani, Himanshu Mallik, Natassha, Dipannita Sharma
Music: Himesh Reshammiya
Lyrics: Sameer
Singers: Sonu Nigam, Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shaan, Jayesh Gandhi
Audio On: T-Series    Number of Songs: 10
Album Released on: September 2005
Reviewed by: Rakesh Budhu  - Rating: 6.0 / 10
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The “K” game is back in play in Ekta Kapoor’s upcoming “Koi Aap Sa”. But there is something different—Aftab Shivdasani is the lead not Tusshar. Ekta has also gone back to Himesh Reshammiya (who as of late has gone from very pleasing hit albums to very familiar sounding hit albums), after their delicious collaboration in Kyaa Dil Ne Kahaa. And thus, the formula is very similar to Kyaa Dil Ne Kahaa, but not surprisingly—not as good.

Unoriginality screams from the melody behind “Seene Mein Dil”, which takes inspiration from a few including “Ek Ladki” from 1942 Love Story. But that is by far, not a surprise. Otherwise, the song is an apt romantic tune which can keep its listener attentive and enjoyed.

Aadat Hai Chuki”, the “Nikamma” incarnate of this album is just that—an incarnate of several Reshammiya upbeat dance tunes. As peppy as it is it has become apparent that what is changing is the lyrics from album to album, and not the music. As always, there is a remix of this one later on as well.

Sunidhi Chauhan is great in “Aadat Hai Chuki”, but the other dance tune, “Baandh Mere Pairon Mein”, her voice seems a bit strained at places, as does Sonu Nigam’s. Perhaps this is the one time Reshammiya has chosen the wrong vocals for the right tune. This quickly paced song is more of a crowd pleaser than “Aadat Hai”, with its typical beats and mandatory English lyrics (best suited for Shaan, no?), and will probably end up somewhere in clubs quickly. A remix done by DJ Akbar Sami also follows.

Sonu Nigam, who is a good vocalist for Aftab Shivdasani, croons in the romantic ditty, “Tere Dil Ka Rishta”. The slow romance song is breezy with a pleasant back drop and ear pleasing without leaving the regular territory.

Tere Naam’ is oozing out of “Kabhi Na Sakoon”, in face shamelessly so! It’s hard to remain original, we know, especially with the original being a mere two years old. I do suppose that the uncanny resemblance won’t stop the song from becoming successful as it is as good as it’s original. Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik are good in both versions.

The title track is the most typical of them all following the trend of the opener “Seene Mein Dil”, it is a typical love song sung by your typical duet—Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik. Given that none of the other songs are astounding; this one not being that is almost expected thus making it pleasing and passable just as the rest.

For inflation purposes, the soundtrack has repeats of every song but the title track. Each version perhaps offers something different… or not. Remixes are abundant, including one of “Pairon Mein”, which includes an additional singer—Jayesh Gandhi.

‘Koi Aap Sa’ is another soundtrack of the many Bollywood produces. Like most of the other Ekta Kapoor (and for that matter Himesh Reshammiya) albums there isn’t much to talk about and there isn’t much to like or dislike either way. Strictly speaking the songs may suit the film and serve their purpose but nothing much beyond that.

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