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Miley Na Miley Hum
 
Producer: Anuuj Saxena
Director: Tanveer Khan
Starring: Chirag Paswan, Kangna Ranaut, Kabir Bedi, Poonam Dhillon, Sagarika Ghatge, Neeru Singh, Dalip Tahil, Suresh Menon, Kunal Kumar Shweta Tiwari
Music: Sajid - Wajid
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
Singers: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shaan, Shreya Ghoshal, Daler Mehndi, Mamta Sharma, Wajid, Richa Sharma, Suzanne D’Mello, Abhilasha (1) Anupama Raag
Number of Songs: 6
Album Released on: October 2011
Reviewed by: Mitesh Saraf  - Rating: 4.0 / 10
 
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Sajid-Wajid are going through a rough phase after their successes from last year namely Veer and Dabbang. They gave a below average score for a few movies in 2011, case in point Chatur Singh Two Star last month. It's been proven time and again that it's only the Salman Power that brings out the best from them; consider the journey from Pyar Kiya to Darna Kiya in 1998 to Partner, Wanted and Dabbang in 2007, 2009 and 2010 respectively. They join hands with lyricist Javed Akhtar for Miley Na Miley Hum which sees Chirag Paswan (Lead Actor), shifting from Politics to a Bollywood debut, romancing three beauties-Kangna Ranaut, Sagarika Ghatge and Neeru Singh. Let's rush through the soundtrack that offers nothing extraordinary in the five originals and one reprise version.

The album start with a romantic number in “Haan Yahi Pyar Hai” that takes you back to a beautiful composition by the composer duo, “Aalam Guzarne Ko” for Kal Kisne Dekha. Shaan and Shreya Ghoshal try to make things work here, where Shaan steps in the shoes of Kumar Sanu, but sadly the composition falls flat and neither the lyrics nor the orchestra (which seems a straight lift from a Jatin-Lalit forte) creates the same magic again. It's an average start to the soundtrack and even limits the already low expectations we have.

As one move forward, Tabla beats for the first 15 seconds generates curiosity with the name of the track saying "Wake Up Now", but as Wajid enters with his English renditions and synthesizers arrangements, it seems an awful replica of Ra.One's “Criminal” sung by Akon. It's been picturised in a discotheque but it doesn't make you tap your feet to the techno beats and Wajid auto tuned voice. Suzanne has nothing to do in this not-so Sajid-Wajid dance number. SKIP!!

Last time, Mamta Sharma (“Munni Badnaam” and “Tinku Jiya” fame) and Daler Mehndi joined hands, they produced a qawwali'sh item number “Chamki Jawaani” for Yamla Pagla Deewana (YPD), this time they sing “Katto Gilheri”, a trademark Sajid-Wajid tapori item number which gives a heard before feeling, especially of some songs of Wanted. The song may attract some attention and whistles among the masses only if promoted well, although nothing much to cheer both on the musical and lyrical aspects. (One can also hear the word “Chammak Challo” being used after Ra.One)

As the next song “Mahi Mahi” starts, one wonders if the mediocre repetitions will ever end, as the keyboard arrangements and the dhol rhythm follows the footsteps of Anu Malik's “Tinku Jiya” from YPD. But as soon as Richa Sharma begins with some usual Heer-Ranjha Punjabi lyrics alongside Wajid's free flowing fun-filled voice, one tends to slightly enjoy the composition. Mind me for comparisons, but at places in the interludes (especially for the lyrics); the track also reminds me of “Karle Baby Dance Wance” from Hello (2008). Putting end to all comparisons from the duo's previous compositions, Mahi Mahi does bring some respite to a soundtrack which is proving to be all dull and mundane.

Sajid-Wajid plays safe for the last composition by roping in Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (RFAK) for “Nazar Se Nazar se Mile” , the question arises, can the combination recreate the same magic as in “Surili Ankhiyon Wali” (Veer) and “Tere Mast Mast Do Nain” (Dabbang)? The answer may not be a perfect ten as it's nowhere close to both the songs lyrically but it goes easy on arrangements and focuses more on melody and vocals with a sufiana touch to it. The female lead Anupama Raag does a Tulsi Kumar during the whole five minutes of the song. Wajid supports the chorus vocals in his usual nasal voice and all-in-all it emerges as a winner with the track joining the league of “Teri Meri” from Bodyguard. A good number which will be an instant hit among the fans of RFAK.

Wonder what the composer duo thinking by including a “Nazar Se Nazar Mile Reprise” at the end and to add shock to surprise, there is no Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, instead Wajid takes the front seat himself and does what Himesh Reshammiya has been doing for years. It's a lame attempt by Wajid, who in the past has proven his instant-hit voice in “Love Me Love Me” (Wanted) and who can forget his “Jalwa”, but it doesn't click here and things go completely wrong as the song sounds way too incomplete without the maestro’s rendition and on the way loses its charm. Disappointing!

At the end of the day, Miley Na Miley Hum proves to be an average soundtrack which will be thrashed harshly by the aggressive waves of Rockstar and has no chance to even enter the charts. There is no “Bang Bang Bang” (Hello), “Jalwa” (Wanted) or “You Are My Love” (Partner) to look out for, moreover “Nazar Se Nazar Mile” is the only saving boat in this dreaded stormy outing and should get attention if promoted well.

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