Thursday April 4, 2013

Aashiqui 2 (Music review), Hindi – Jeet Ganguly, Mithoon, Ankit Tiwari

Posted by Karthik

Mithoon’s contribution, Tum hi ho is absolutely beautiful – Arijit’s solo, the duet with Palak Muchhal and the theme. Ankit Tiwari’s Sunn raha hai too is wonderfully impactful, with superb use of guitars and saarangi; Shreya’s version is filmy, sacharine-sweet, but. Jeet Ganguly owns the rest of the music which is strictly patchy and repetitive. What stands out is Irshad’s verses in Chahun main, the fantastic mid-way ascend in Mustafa Zahid’s Bhula dena and the lively guitar-led Milne hai, featuring Arijit. Piya aaye na and the Pritam’ish Aasaan nahin are bland, Hum mar jayenge is archaic. More like Aashiqui 0.25!

Keywords: Aashiqui 2, Jeet Ganguly, Mithoon, Ankit Tiwari

Note: For whatever it is worth, here’s update on Jeet’s efficient recycling from Bengali – ‘Milne hai’ is his Sedin Dekha Hoyechilo number, ‘Mon hariye’, sung by Mohit Chauhan. ‘Hum mar jaayenge’ (that, in my opinion, is the soundtrack’s worst) is ‘Aaj tomay niye shuru’ from Bondhon.



  • This Mithoon guy really talented. Not only he is a good music composer but also he is a very good lyricist. If you see his few last songs; all are written by himself e.g. Tum Hi Ho from Aashiqui 2, Kaise Bataaoon from 3G, Yeh Kasoor from Jism 2, Phir Mohabbat and Aye Khuda from Murder 2.

    • Nitin

      and i like his voice too….his beete lamhein song from Train that he sung was fabulous

      • Sri

        Lol….its was sung by K.K ….Not Mithoon….

      • Muhammad Faazzil

        He composed that song! KK sang it

  • Why Aashiqui 2? The 1 wasn’t that great either, except for the music, which turned out (kudos to i2fs) to be rip-offs. Rahul Roy and Anu Agrawal are nowhere to be seen!

  • It has been very common for you to use word ‘Pritam’ish’; Good. 🙂

  • It is ‘Piya Aaye Na’ not ‘Piya Aane Na’. #Typo

  • Shan

    I was expecting this album to be one of the best when I first heard Tum Hi Ho. What I didn’t know was that Mithoon only had one song. I can’t believe he only gets one song per movie and his one song outclasses the rest of the whole album.

    • Nitin

      He s one of the most underestimated music composer…..though highly tatented

      • Shan

        I couldn’t agree more!

  • nakhre

    There isn’t a song that even comes close to “Nazer Ke Samne” or “Bas Ek Sanam” from the original Aashiqui.

    • milliblog

      Agree. I’m just deeply disappointed that the Bhatts considered this like yet-another film with just the title evoking the originals name. They should have been really, really careful in handing over the composing duties to someone who can match at least half of what the original ended up with. I can still listen to ‘Ab tere bin’ all day long without getting bored.

      • Anand J

        Never thought you are an Aashiqui person!!!

      • Shan

        They should have just given the whole album to Mithoon. He’s just too talented. How old was he, like 21, when he came up with Maula Mere Maula and Javeda Zindagi? He’s delivered every single time he’s given the opportunity. 3G, Yeh Kasoor, Phir Mohabbat, to name a few. Forgot to mention, I have forgotten my whole music collection since Tum Hi Ho came out. 🙂

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  • Very ordinary work by Jeet Gannguli. Simply not justifying his talent. He could have used lovely tunes like he did in Chirodini Tumi Je Amar, Saat Paake Bandha, Paglu and several others. Very dissapointed indeed.

  • A few observations….

    1. “Tum hI ho” does match up to the standards of the original Aashiqui album. Absolutely beautiful song and easily the track of the year so far. Sorry Karthik, it’s not your Trivedi’s Manjha 😉

    2. The lyrics of ALL the songs are simply brilliant. I listen to “Milne Hai” just because of the “Aashiqui baazi hai taash ki….” line. Brilliant work by Irshad.

    3. Apart from Tum hi ho, I liked Sun raha hai and Piya aaye na, the latter mostly for KK’s singing. IMO, KK should also have sung Milne hai. I get that the Bhatt’s were trying to do a Kumar Sanu with Arijit and he is a very good singer but his singing was a bit ordinary in the songs apart from Tum Hi Ho and Chahun Main.

    4. Mithoon, as everybody else has said, should have composed the entire album. Oh, and Nitin, KK sang Beete Lamhein. Mithoon sang Zindagi and that was also a very good song.

    5. I don’t know whose back Jeet scratched to get a chance to compose for the Bhatt’s but they should really dump him before it is too late. Even Raaz 3 was rather below average and now he has made a mockery of Aashiqui.

  • whats really wrong with Jeet.? He dont adopt himself into scenario of Hindi cinema, HIs tune is just average and doesnt match up with lyrics. The use of hindi words in his composition looks horrible. He is either trying to use the same bengali style or to become Pritam. I can understand why they separated. Piya Aaye Na is worth because of KK, and Bhula dena because of excellent rendition by Mustafa Zahid.

    • Gaurav Arya

      Yes KK and Mustafa’s singing elevates otherwise mediocre Piya aaye Na and Bhula Denge resp.

  • Murali Dhar

    May be Pritam would have taken to a higher level……the songs are good….but could have been great…..Sun raha hai is nice

  • Vishwastam Shukla

    A humble take on “Tum hi ho” at & . Appreciate comments/feedback.

  • Ratneswar Roychowdhury

    jeet ganguly has done a fantastic job…jeet gannguli rocks……

  • munai

    Jeet gannguli rocks in bolly…awesome music…all the songs are jst mind blowing….keep up Jeet….bollywood needs ur fresh music…

  • munai

    Mr karthick…..u shd go to a mental hospital…When ar rehman recomposes his tamil tracks in hindi y dnt u utter a single word??wht’s wrong wid u??r u lunatic??all songs composed By jeet gannguli is jst fantastic….Jst stp giving bloody reviews..Jeet gannguli rocks…

  • ohmyroots

    @milliblog:disqus do you find #JohnLegend’s #Allofme track in the album #LoveInThe Future similar to #TumHiHo from #Ashiqui2

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