Music review: Tum Mile (Hindi – Pritam)

The title song ambitiously has 3 versions – a bouncy, up-tempo variant by Neeraj Shridhar, quite aptly; a reprise by Javed Ali and a rock version by Shafqat Amanat Ali. The ambition pays off as the track is extremely amiable and melodious. Dil ibadat is a hardcore Pritam melody, the kind he churns out with alarming regularity, with the same singer, KK – the composer rarely goes wrong in this genre of his and this one too is pitch-perfect. Pritam’s minor, but interesting variations in Dil ibadat’s rock version is commendable too. Javed Ali’s Tu hi haqeeqat is sheer delight – soulful in every aspect, be it lyrics, the vocals or its elegant orchestration. Is jahaan mein seems like standard Mohit Chauhan fare, but the composer whips up more than adequate goodness in it, using all the familiar tricks of his trade, particularly the pleasantly effective use of the singer’s humming. KK’s second track, the mellow O meri jaan, is brilliant ballad material, even if the singer’s voice seems drowned by the arrangement at places. Tum mile’s soundtrack is consistently in character – lovelorn and soft, with a texture the composer has mastered over the years. Pritam is on a roll.

Keywords: Pritam, Emraan Hashmi, Soha Ali Khan