Film: Hello Darling
Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty
Lyricists: Shabbir Ahmed, Ashiesh Pandit and Kumaar
Singers: Javed Jaffrey, Akruti Kakkar, Antara Mitra, Richa Sharma, Ritu Pathak, Rana Mazumder, Sunidhi Chauhan, Suzanne D'Mello, Shweta Pandit and Priyadarshini
Though Pritam has many chartbusters to his credit, the composer fails to create an impact with the soundtrack of Hello Darling. The film's music lacks freshness and most of the songs have a 'heard before' feel.
The movie stars Javed Jaffrey, Celina Jaitley and Gul Panag, and is directed Manoj Tiwari.
The album offers five originals and one remix.
The first song is the new version of Lata Mangeshkar's classic cabaret Aa jaane jaan. By adding extra beats and new lyrics, Pritam has tried to tweak the song, but the effort hasn't yielded good results.
Sung by actor Javed Jaffrey along with Akruti Kakkar and Antara Mitra, the track fails due to an overdose of electronic elements.
Then there is Richa Sharma, Ritu Pathak and Rana Mazumder singing Band baaja, a song with a strong Punjabi influence. The song is neither bad nor brilliant. It is engaging in the beginning, but listners are likely to lose interest as the track progresses.
Next is Dil toh saala, a very dry composition with Sunidhi Chauhan behind the mike. This is the title track of the film, but the song has no potential to make it big owing to its unimpressive lyrics and heard-before musical arrangements.
Attrah baras crooned by Suzanne D'Mello is a fast-paced dance number. This song too offers nothing great though it might find some place on DJ consoles for a few weeks.
Finally there is Working girls with vocals by Shweta Pandit, Ritu Pathak and Priyadarshini. The song is average and does sound interesting in parts, but on the whole, it fails to engage the listener.
The soundtrack may not do any good for the film and none of the songs is likely to become chartbusters.