âTere Bina Ek Pal Na Rehna, Kehtaa Hai Dil Baar BaarâŠ Tu Hai Meri Aakhri Tamanna Tu Hai Mera Pehla Pyaarâ, say Udit Narayan and Sadhna Sargam in Kehtaa Hai Dil Baar Baar. A sweet tune, the beautifully penned number by Sameer is enhanced by
Jatin-Lalitâs musical score. An excellent way to start off an overall mediocre soundtrack.
Kehtaa Hai Dil Baar Baar is a low-key film inspired by âMeet The Parentsâ. Its standout comes from the fact that it is the first ever Hindi film shot completely in the United States. Not one scene was shot on Indian soil. The producer and marketing team (Sony) are also promoting the film densely overseas than in India. Before brimming its chances at the box office, the film was made on a low budget and is meant to exhibit the talent of everyone involved including Jimmy Shergill, Kim Sharma, the producer, and the director. Jatin-Lalit score a good enough soundtrack which doesnât come close to the diverse Soch, but amounts to more than their other disappointments. Kehtaa Hai Dil Baar Baar is made for an occasional listening, nothing worthy of repetition.
âAasman Se, Chand Laoonâ is a feel good song which uses the piano to enhance its feel and of course, Shaanâs excellent vocals. The piano beautifully plays off the rest of the familiar instruments including the tune, which is stolen from Khamoshi. A little variety benefits it. Lyrically the song is a regular tune about a hero adoring his love.
âDikhri Amareâ is a semi-folk song dosed with the dholak and Punjabi flavor. A fast number it also takes inspiration from many of Laxmikant-Pyarelalâs earlier tunes. Udit sings well as does Shraddha though her voice is strikingly similar to Sarika Kapoorâs. Interestingly enough, the song is listenable to the point where an English ârapâ portion comes up.
Kavita Krishnamurthyâs vocals are as well.
âIndia Se Aayeâ is featured twice, once sung by Adnan Sami and the other by Lalit Pandit himself. The title itself is a big turnoff and the songs donât provide the listener with much thought to think otherwise. The style of the song makes it a little forgivable though we all know Sameer loves to throw in English words in these songs. Both songs are definite passes with boring music by Jatin-Lalit, but Adnan Samiâs is definitely better than Lalitâs.
For romance, other than the title track, Kavita and Kumar Sanu team up a sweet number, which is once again inspired by âJaanam Suno Hum Tumpe Marte Hainâ and âBaho Ke Darmiyanâ from
Khamoshi. Overall, pleasant and sweet nonetheless with very good singing from Kumar Sanu and Kavita but suffers with Sameerâs redundant lyrics. Again, itâs a nice breezy song, which is tolerable and in that sense benefits the soundtrack.
The soundtrack ends off with an orchestration titled, âLife is Beautifulâ (The filmâs tagline). Manohari Singh & Richard Mithra compose it with normal instruments, though it is really surprising why these composers have been roped in to just instrumentalize the title track (couldnât Jatin-Lalit have done it?). The saxophone is the instrument used.
Kehtaa Hai Dil Baar Baar is not a soundtrack one sticks into the player over and over again. However, it is not horrible overall or individually and does have a few tunes, which are pleasant. It is certainly not a washout but just amounts to an okay effort from more than okay music directors- Jatin-Lalit.