With Vishal-Shekhar there is always one constantâ€¦Sunidhi Chauhan. In every album that they wave their wand at, she has atleast one song that takes the nation by storm, whether it be
Khoya Khoya/Sholon Si (Shabd). Sheâ€™s in the hot nâ€™ heavy mode once again here with Ishq Nachaiya Kare. V-S use their skill of creating a high-energized dance number here to create something that should conquer the dance floor for a little while. Although upbeat, this number doesnâ€™t live up to some of the previously mentioned gems that these three individuals have created together. Although Vishal lifts himself out of the clichĂ©d item lyrics, he doesnâ€™t create anything special. All in all, this one is a good piece that should take control over the clubs and dance floors for a short hiatus. The instrumental version is of lesser value.
Dev Kohliâ€™s lyrics fit the puzzle perfectly as he escapes the wraths of conventionalism in writing some fresh romantic poetry. V-S create another fabulous legacy with Koi Aisa Alam that will live on in the Romance Booksâ€¦(note: this is the only track that doesnâ€™t have a rehashed version)
Le Jaa, which appears in two versions, must be noted for its lyrical ingenuity, which is provided by Vishal, who redeems himself with this Punjabi/sufi influenced track. Vishal-Shekharâ€™s mellow orchestration is appropriate for the theme of the track. Vishal not only composes and writes, but he also sings (nothing new) alongside Harshdeep. Vishalâ€™s voice is definitely one that wonâ€™t sit will with many, however his vocals fit certain songs uncannily, such as this one. Harshdeep sounds like a duplicate Richa Sharma. Knowing V-S and Richa Sharmaâ€™s reputation is one of class (Dhooriyan and Rabba), one wonders why they didnâ€™t go for Ms. Sharma in this piece. Evidently, V-S want to add to their exclusive collection of singers. This song passes, yet itâ€™s definitely not up to the standards that Vishal and Shekhar have set for themselves
Alisha Chinoy makes a rare appearance in Tinka Tinka. Vishal-Shekhar are able to end an otherwise average-to-above-average album on a stupendous note. Alishaâ€™s voice glides over the light rock composition with utter ease. V-Sâ€™s play of the piano in the musical interludes add a touch of grandiose to the song. Vishal and Irshad Kaamliâ€™s lyrics are just, in that they successfully capture the feeling of sensuality. This piece is repeated with an Instrumental reprisal that too, has its moments.
Definitely not one of Vishal and Shekharâ€™s best works, actually amongst their worst albums, but it still succeeds. That should give you a hint as to how skilled this duo is. These contemporary artists are out with a vengeance and one of these days they are going to blow the roof off the Hindi Music Industry, if they havenâ€™t done so already. The music of Karam has just succeeded in helping raising the hype of this rather unpopular filmâ€¦hopefully the music of Karam will find a place in your music collection.