It would be na�ve of a music lover to expect anything substantial from the music of a David Dhawan film and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi is a typical Dhawan style slapstick comedy starring Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra in the leading roles. The music, composed by duo Sajid-Wajid, is quite bland in spite of all the studio programming and deliberately incorporated improvisations.
Right from the peppy title song Mujhse Shaadi Karogi to sad number Lahoo Banke Aansoon, the album reeks of musical stereotype in which attempts are made to infuse power of sound into the track rather than exploring the melodic subtleties.
For instance, Rab Kare, the opening song. Although the number is not so bad in terms of melody, and overuse of instruments makes it too stodgy to ears. Even lyrics by Jalees Sherwani are too trite and uninspiring.
Bhangra track Aaja Soniye falls in the same league. Despite the embellishments of Punjabi folk and English pop in the song, it lacks the rhythm and melody to make someone hit the dance floor. Even spirited singing by Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik fails to lift up this number.
Jeen Ke Hai Chaar Din features Anu Malik as the guest composer. The song, written by Sameer and sung by Sonu Nigam and Sunidhi Chauhan, is a typical masti song about happy-go-lucky people who like to enjoy every moment of life. Although not deftly composed, the song is at least not as bad as others in the album.
Another song that can catch some attention is Laal Dupatta that carries a feel of Indian tradition. The number has simple lyrics by Arun Bhairav and effective singing by Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik.
Kar Doon Kamaal by Sukhwinder Singh could have been the best song of the package, had it been based on a slightly catchy melody. The humdrum musical progression and an unimaginative use of sounds make the song passable despite Sukhwinder’s impressive singing.
In a nutshell, the music of Mujhse Shaadi Karogi is of the type that looks good when seen with the images on screen. But it is certainly drab to listen to it in your drawing room.