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Music Review :
Pritam's 'Woh Lamhe' tunes together bits and pieces
By Zafri Mudasser Nofil, Indo-Asian News Service
Album: "Woh Lamhe"; Music Director: Pritam; Lyrics: Sayeed
Quadri, Neelesh Misra and Shakeel Aazmi; Music Label: T-Series.
Pritam has of late given us some hummable scores. There is
something in his music that makes it different from the
contemporary sounds assaulting the ears.
For "Woh Lamhe" Pritam has roped in three singers from Pakistan
and Bangladesh, besides relying on Kay Kay, Shreya Ghosal and
The album starts off well with Kay Kay's "Kya mujhe pyaar hai" -
a lively and peppy number inspired by an Indonesian pop group's
song "Tak Bisakah". The song is
tailor-made for Kay Kay who sings it to perfection.
"Chal chale" by Bangladesh singer James is the high point of the
album. James, with his Bob Dylan style of singing, does absolute
justice to the slow number. The use of
harmonica adds to the song's charm.
James' first song for a Bollywood film earlier this year - the
Pritam-composed "Bheegi bheegi" in "Gangster" remade from the
Bengali hit "Prithibita naki chhoto" - was
received well by Indian listeners.
James, who leads a band "Nogor Baul", has been popularising Baul
- the rural folk songs of Bangladesh - in most of his songs. His
famous albums to date include "Jail
theke bolsi" (speaking from jail), "Nogor baul" and "Palabe
kothai (where will you escape).
"Tu jo nahin" is a number sung originally by Pakistan singer S.B.
John in the film "Sawera". Son Glenn tries to recreate his
father's voice with the number included twice in the album. This
song is reminiscent of the old Bollywood track "Mohabbat ki
"So jaoon main" is a slow number sung very well by Ghosal and
also has a male version by Ganjawalla.
"Bin tere" is a popular track by Pakistani singer Jawad Ahmad.
Here he sings a reworked version of his original number.
Overall, Pritam brings together all his bits and pieces from
various sources without missing a beat. All the songs here are
It will be interesting to see how his original scores succeed as
against the reworked versions. Still, "Woh Lamhe" is definitely
worth a hearing.