A Tips film presentation, Prince is touted as a sleek, action thriller. Vivek Oberoi is back with a bang and will be seen romancing three hotties in the movie. So, when the movie has the scope for good chartbuster tunes, does the composer come with a hit sound track?
Sachin Gupta is the music director while Sameer has penned words for the songs. And the album is fully loaded with six originals and nine remixes.
The album hits you instantly with a party number O Mere Khuda, where heartthrob singer Atif Aslam sings like a rockstar and giving him company is a new singer Garima Jhingon. The song is good for disc consoles because of its catchy tune and pacy music.
Next in the line is Tere Liye, a song that sounds a lot like a Himesh Reshammiya creation and you can easily mistake Shreya Ghosal’s voice to Tulsi Kumar’s. Sounds absurd! One hearing and you will get to know about Tere Liye. Atif’s voice suits the song which is an okay number with a forgettable tune. However, one will enjoy Shreya’s lines rather than the entire song. The remix version of O Mere Khuda just like the original is high on energy.
And if you want more of ‘Tere Liye’, there are three remixes by DJ Suketu - Dance Mix has nothing to offer, while Unplugged version sung by music director Sachin Gupta himself is a slow version of the original and soothes you with its melody. Overall a nice track. And the Hip Hop version is an average remix.
Kaun Hoon Main is a thematic song, light on music but here the album gets monotonous because again Atif gets to croon the number. The Lounge Mix of the song is just a normal remix version. Wonder how long DJ Suketu would have taken to compose these remixes!
The sensuous Alisha Chinoy adds zing to the album with the track Jiyara Jiyara. It’s Alisha who spices up the song; otherwise the number is a middling one. And then there is also Hard Kaur teaming up with her, and sauces up the track. Since there is remix to every song there is also a remix to it and this time bhangra beats enters the album with Bhangra Mix version of the song. Result - not a terrific track as expected.
Monali Thakur tries to rekindle the Zara Zara Touch Me magic with Ishq Mein. Hearing her after a long gap, she is able to serenade us with this enticing number. Thankfully, there is no remix version of the song.
Again an Atif number, Aa Bhi Ja Sanam sounds exactly like O Mere Khuda with little changes in the lyrics, and the Dance mix of the song is just a filler.
After so many versions of O Mere Khuda, the album also has an unimpressive theme track Prince and Prince Mega Mix. Kudos to DJ Suketu for patiently creating so many versions of the same song and now I don’t remember how was the original.