Pyaasa-style existential questions, in Rahman’s vocals, rule Kya hai mohabbat, while Dost hai goes full-on hip-hop to retain just one hook from the original. Hosanna, Phoolon jaisi and Sunlo zara are, at best, boy-band’ish pop, but Rashid Ali does elevate the last one, even as it is mauled by inconsistent interlude upgrades. Sharminda hoon‘s lyrics and tune go all painfully mawkish. The soundtrack’s highlights are Javed Ali’s Zohra jabeen, Alphonse’s Aromale (and its tantalizing hum by Shreya Ghoshal) – 2 tracks where Rahman firmly leaves his stamp by offering gorgeous world music mix. Largely customary soundtrack with only occasional highs.
Keywords: A R Rahman, Ek Deewana Tha, Ekk Deewana Tha, Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa, Gautam Menon