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Album Review
Average melodies
By Nikhil Kumar

Following the musical success of ‘Aashiq Banaya Apne’, ‘Aksar’ and his recently released private album, composer Himesh Reshammiya is on cloud nine.

Reshammiya has proved his talent at not just composing catchy melodies but also at crooning them in a uniquely nasal style of his own. Sadly, the music album of ‘Shaadi Se Pehle’ doesn’t have any song featuring Reshammiya as a singer.

Directed by Satish Kaushik and produced by Subhash Ghai’s production company Mukta Arts, Shaadi Se Pehle is a comedy of errors starring Akshaye Khanna , Mallika Sherawat and Ayesha Takia . The film tells the story of a man caught between two beautiful and sexy girls. Damn lucky guy!

Although the music of ‘Shaadi Se Pehle’ has Reshammiya’s trademark stamp, it is not at par with the composer’s previous works in the recent months. Majority of songs in the album have a bhangra touch and rustic flavour that Reshammiya deftly enmeshes with the musical arrangements created by the use of technology.

The album opens with Mundeya, a typical fun and frolic number sung by Sunidhi Chauhan. A song with a very conventional melody and tepid lyrics, Mundeya might have been better had Sunidhi displayed more spirit and gusto in her singing. Even the song’s pepped up remix by DJ Suketu fails to make much impression.

Ankhiyon Se Gal Kar Gayi begins like a seductive number but changes into a full-fledged Punjabi pop song with Sukhwinder Singh showing his range of vocal chords. But despite all the heavy beats and bass, the song remains an average number because of its plain melody.

Akbar Sami adds an extra Punjabi punch into the song by adding dhol beats in the remix version.

Punjabi singer Daler Mehendi then wields the microphone to sing Tutiya Ve. It is not a dance number but a love song and Mehendi sings it with passion. The emotive appeal and plaint in Daler’s voice makes the song one of the best in the album.

The song’s remix, a lounge version, by Suketu, however, fails to do justice to the original.

The word ‘Ishq’ holds a very divine meaning for the Sufis. And a special emphasis on this word in Bijuriya implies the song’s inspiration from one of the traditional sufi qawwalis. Talking of which, the presence of Sukhwinder Singh behind the mike is obvious and Alka Yagnik gives him good company. The song gets addictive after a few hearings.

Akbar Sami's remix version of this song is lacklustre.

Tere Liye is a dry number with pretensions of a romantic song. The song’s musical format has the old mushy, lovey-dovey flavour that we are absolutely tired of hearing. Akbar Sami’s remix version makes this song a tad tolerable.

Sache Aashiq again has a lot of Punjabi touch with catch-words like nach le and jind meriye. A typical bhangra dance number, the song has a quite charming melody and brilliant singing by Sukhwinder Singh and Alka Yagnik.

On the whole, the music of ‘Shaadi Se Pehle’ is nothing exceptional. It is certainly not the best from Reshammiya. However, certain songs in the album still make for delectable hearing.
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