Tum Hi Ho strikes the chord from first listen itself. Riding high on recent successful tracks - Arijit Singh yet again impresses with his flawless rendition. The only tune composed by Mithoon for this album, is best of the lot easily. Repeats as a duet Meri Aashiqui, with competent support by Palak Muchhal. Arijit continues to shine in next, Ankit Tiwari composed Sunn Raha Hai. Written by Sandeep Nath, the track is pretty absorbing. It repeats as an overtly sweet version by Shreya.
Chahun Main Ya Naa - starts as Jeet Ganguly's starter for the main course. Irshad Kamil's wonderful words can't help a typical tune here. Hum Mar Jayenge 'actually' sounds pretty good if you 'minus' the lead singer here - Tulsi Kumar. The moment Arijit enters the scene, is absolutely charming though. Again, wonderfully written by Irshad. Piya Aaye Na has surprisingly different sounding KK in rather an okayish tune.
Mustafa Zahid's Bhula Dena's strings are something, worth listening the track for. Though Aasan Nahin Yahaan has that (by now after n number of such songs) annoying 'whoa whoa whoooa whoaa', making it an average one. Last one by Arijit, Milne Hai Mujhse Aayi works perfectly with Irshad's words. Brilliant guitars and vocals of Arijit, this actually sounds good.
No doubt, this is not the 'original' Aashiqui - the epic soundtrack that defined 90s. Barring the similar name, a lot was expected from this soundtrack. But in the end, it has ended up as just a 'nice, Bhatt Bros soundtrack'. Wish they could have said 'No' to Tulsi Kumar and said 'Yes' to more tunes by Mithoon.
My Picks : Tum Hi Ho, Sunn Raha Hai, Milne Hai Mujhse
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