01 - Udit Narayan & Shreya Ghoshal - Dil Ne Mere Dil Ne
02 - Arun Bakshi & June Banerjee - Rock You Baby
03 - Shaan & Gayatri Ganjawala - Teri Shame Mere Sabere
04 - Kunal & Gayatri Ganjawala - Aaye Khuda Dard Ye Gum
05 - Abhijeet - Tum Hi To Ho
06 - Monali & Rahul Seth - Ayo Manaye Jashn
Posted by Anthony Fernandes on 2nd Feb 2011
I have been a huge Anand-Milind fan and was waiting to hear their new compositions. So when this album hit the stands, I predictably went and grabbed a copy. Let me be candid. Even if I was not an A-M fan, I'd still give this album a BIG thumbs up. Clearly Tum Hi To Ho does not boast of big names (except Jackie Shroff, Anand-Milind and the playback singers). The lead pair is new and so are the makers. But as far as the music goes, one listen and you know that Anand-Milind still have it in them. Ravi Chopra is the lyricist this time.
The album kick starts in style with Dil Ne Mere, which is easily one of the best romantic songs composed by Anand-Milind. Soaked in melody, the singing by proficient singers Udit Narayan and Shreya Ghoshal, warranty repeated listening. Besides, the Udit Narayan and Anand-Milind is always extraordinary and they rarely let down. Even 10 years later, Shreya Ghoshal still manages to sounds as fresh as she did with her songs in Devdaas.
New find June Banerjee teams up with veteran Arun Bakshi (a favourite with Anand-Milind) for Rock Me Baby. Arun Bakshi is an atypical choice is what you think, when you read his name in the credits for a western named song, but are pleased by the outcome. The song is nothing like what A-M have composed in recent times with some really good Punjabi-western beats. Rock Me Baby is hip and chic and does not disappoint at all. A good fun track.
The third song sees Shaan and Gayatri Ganjawala crooning my favourite song from this album, Tere Shaame Mere Sabere. The song is easy on the ears and boasts of both melody and good beats. This is the kind of song that Emraan Hashmi and Mahesh Bhatt would love to lap up! Gayatri Ganjawala joins in later on in the song but makes an impact with her powerful vocals. This underutilised house of talent needs to be taken more seriously!
Next in line, is the husband-wife twosome, Kunal Ganjawala and Gayatri Ganjawala teaming up for what I assume is a song styled for a sad situation. Both singers add to the strong melody making Aye Kuda tremendously hummable. The song ends with poetry being recited by possibly the lead pair of this film.
Abhijeet adds the vigour required for the energetic title track, Tum Hi To Ho. Placed at number 5, this could have easily been the opening song of the album. I had expected a soft, romantic song, but was pleasantly surprised by the nice rock-electric-guitar arrangements. Easily one of their best compositions and also one of the best songs in this album, it is extremely haunting and has some meaningful lyrics, courtesy Ravi Chopra. Abhijeet proves yet again that he knows his job well.
Rahul Seth and Monali wrap up the album with a zingy, fast-paced club number called Aao Manaye Jashn. Contemporary and modern in its arrangements, Aao Jashn is the perfect excuse to hit the dance floors! Noteworthy are Monali's vocals that osscilate between innocence and sensuality.
As an Anand-Milind fan, I am extremely happy with this soundtrack. An extremely satisfying listening experience. I hope the songs scale the heights of popularity and bring Anand-Milind back at the top where they truly belong!
Posted by Shishir (Sudesh) on 1st Feb 2011
The kings of melody are back once again with a melodious album and some rhythmic music.
Yes, Anand Milind, my favourite musicians are back with a beautiful music album. 'Tum Hi To Ho' has 6 songs in all.
My favourite is 'Aye Khuda Dard e Gum' sung by Kunal and Gayatri Gunjawala. This is a beautiful slow melodious song sung beautifully by Kunal and Gayatri. The verses of this song have been composed beautifully with melody all the way and the poetry too is great, with some recitals.
'Teri Shaame Mere Sabere' starts with a nice 'Oooooooooo' by Shaan. It has a nice rhythm and Anand Milind have cleverly used the current trend to satisfy the younger generation. The song is very different from the typical 90s style of Anand Milind. But of course, melody, which is missing in today's songs, can be witnessed in this song. Gayatri's singing is good.
'Aao Manaaye Jashn' is a fast paced song sung by Monali and Rahul Seth. Anand Milind have used some nice instruments in this song. Some English words have been nicely fitted in, which can be seen in most of today's songs. This is definitely going to be a hit song among the young college guys and girls.
'Dil Ne Mere Dil Ne' by Udit Narayan and Shreya Ghoshal is another melodious, slow song, which reminded me of 'kuch mere dil ne kaha' from 'Tere Mere Sapne.'
'Tum Hi To Ho,'which is the title song of the film, has been sung by Abhijeet. I personally feel a nice experiment has been done by Anand Milind in this song. This song very much fits the voice of Kishore Kumar. I somehow feel Kishore Kumar should have sung this song but that is impossible. Nevertheless, the singing by Abhijeet is greatttttttttt. The more you listen to this song, the more you will want to. The way the words 'tum hi to ho' have been composed in different modulations every time Abhijeet sings it, feels nice to the ears.
'Rock You Baby' sung by Arun Bakshi and June Banerjee is a typical today's song with English words, which most younger people like to listen today. Arun Bakshi sings some hindi lines to Punjabi beats which also gives the song a desi touch. the line 'its a mad mad world' gives the song a nice tune.
In short, Anand Milind have slightly shifted from their typical music style and have incorporated some latest beats and trends, but of course they have keep their best ingredient - MELODY - intact, which makes the album a great one. The more u listen to it, the more u feel like listening. That's 'Tum Hi To Ho' for you all.
Posted by Ayan on 1st Feb 2011
The basic essence of Indian film music was always melody but sadly this major element is found seldom in today's contemporary compositions. But we can take a momentary sigh of relief as ace composer duo Anand Milind came out with an album which basically highlights melody packaged with modern arrangement. Sounds interesting, isn't it! The duo (Anand Milind) has always advocated melody in their compositions rather than anything else. And look what they have come up with, in their latest film, Tum Hi To Ho. An album which credits some legendary singers of 90's in the list along with few prenominal fresh voices, reinstates melody once again back on stage & poetry by newcomer Ravi Chopra adds glitter to the opus which should not disappoint listeners at all.
The album starts off with Dil Ne Mere ... rendered by one & only Udit Narayan & ably supported by Shreya Ghoshal by her serene crooning takes you to the world of melody straight away. The incorporation of classical raga molded with rhythm is something to vouch for. The injection of piano piece in the prelude & interlude section is an experiment which adds flavor to the song. Definitely a must listen.
Just when one finds himself grooved into the world of melody, you get a sudden brake. And guess who's there in the credit. Surprise ... surprise, it's Arun Bakshi, old pal of Anand Milind & newcomer June Banerjee. Rock You Baby ... is a pacy club mix coupled with punjabi rhythm & lewd lyrics, makes it a perfect item number for clubs & discos. Both the singers justifies the song through their energetic & lively singing. Refreshing to see Arun Bakshi in the credits who got lost some where but rediscovered once again by Anand Milind. Thanks to the duo.
Third one in the list is Aye Khuda ... which starts off with a violin piece (usage of which is almost obsolete these days) on a sad note & then gradually changes its color to a soft romantic number. Tremendous singing by husband-wife duo of Kunal & Gayatri (Ganjawala) backed up by superb arrangement is the stellar spotlight of this song, not to forget Ravi Chopra's brilliant poetry. There also comes a narrative part by unknown artists in between which is a bit lengthy & mediocre I guess. People who aren't avid followers of the duo may comment its composition to be complete "Un-Anand-Milind-ish" as I have read somewhere but people like me aren't surprised at all (Remember Sun Sun ... from Miss India). Incidentally this is Kunals's first song with Anand Milind & the composers obliged him back with a classic one indeed.
Shaan now joins the brigade with Gayatri (Ganjawala) to render the fourth one, Teri Shamein ... which starts on a slow peppy rhythm but catches the listeners ears without doubt as it progresses. The arrangement has a bit of Latino touch but overall the melody is kept constant throughout. This song has the capability to be a sure chart-buster if promoted well. Here is a song which every Shaan follower won't like to miss out.
Now the fifth one is a real surprise package of the album & definitely steals the show above all. We have already heard Abhijeet sing several soft romantic numbers over the years but the title track, Tum Hi To Ho ... is really a mind-blowing one. Anand Milind experimented Abhijeet's voice on a slow rocky romantic track, which has a strong feel of zeal & ardor & imbues one's heart slowly but surely. Abhijeet also doesn't let this opportunity go by & does full justice to the song through his efficient & mature singing by injecting improvised modulations & hood-lings as & when needed. Definitely should rock the charts if choreographed & promoted properly.
The album now wraps up with another funky number, Aao Manayein Jashn ... by newcomers Rahul Seth & "Zara Zara ..." fame Monali Thakur. The tune is catchy & arranged with new age programmed sounds which creates a bit electronic feel but definitely composed keeping the young audience in mind. The tonal appeal of Monali definitely lifts up the quality of this number ably supported by Rahul.
Overall this album has got all kinds of songs, all unique & distinct & should appeal to audiences belonging to different genres. Sadly apart from noted film actor Jackie Shroff, composer duo Anand Milind along with other playback singers, the entire leading cast & crew are more or less new which adds up to the risk of failure at the Box Office. But certainly this album deserves more attention if not the film. It's good to see melody reigning supreme once more, courtesy Anand Milind. Definitely a big thumb up to the music of "Tum Hi To Ho".