Aashayein (Music review), Hindi – Salim-Sulaiman, Pritam and Shiraz Uppal

Ab mujhko offers faux optimism, in a conventional package, while Mohit Chauhan’s reflective Chala aaya pyar doesn’t work entirely despite some neat tabla-infused orchestration. Shafqat’s Shukriya zindagi is standard SEL-template and is predictably pleasant. Shankar Mahadevan’s (and Shreya’s) painfully meditative Pal mein is just that – painful and meditative. With its Middle Eastern/Latino appeal, Pritam’s Dilkash dildaar is tuneful and lilting, barring Tulsi Kumar’s dreadful vocals. Pritam scores again in Mera jeena where he gets Neeraj Shridhar to do some catchy balladeering. Shiraz Uppal reprises his Ankahi song, Rabba, and it continues to sound lovely! Pritam and Shiraz triumph in Salim-Sulaiman’s turf.

Keywords: John Abraham, Shreyas Talpade, Sonal Sehgal, Nagesh Kukunoor, Salim Sulaiman, Pritam, Shiraz Uppal