U Me Aur Hum’s music hit the stands recently. The movie is the directorial debut of Ajay Devgan and Kajol gives him company in the movie as his on-screen jodi. Vishal Bharadwaj is the music composer. After having turned a director Vishal has been composing movies for very few movies for other directors. No Smoking was his last album for another director. Co-incidentally even that movie was produced by Kumar Mangat as is this; and as was Vishal’s Omkara. Munna Dhiman, who has previously worked in Nishabd and Ramji Londonwale, has penned the lyrics for this movie.
The album starts off with the effervescent and catchy Jee Le. Adnan Sami and Shreya Ghoshal give a very spirited rendition to this Latino-Salsa number. The song’s quite catchy and has very a good orchestra. Off course being a Spanish song, there are the mandatory indecipherable Spanish words thrown in between. A trend that has been started by the Madonna Classic La Isla Bonita
Jee Le is then followed by the title song U Me Aur Hum. It’s a serene romantic number that’s definitely the highlight of the album. Shreya Ghoshal puts her soul into the song makes it a very mesmerizing number. While listening to the song you’re tempted to close your eyes and completely immerse in the song. The only blemish in the song is that there’s a guitar piece that plays throughout the song that reminds us of Lemon Tree.
Sunidhi Chauhan croons the third song Saiyaan. It’s a fun song that teases and continuously reminds the hubby about his seemingly bad habits (poor chap!!). The song has some neat lines like “Roz Roz Afwahon Sa Udta Hai Gali Gali/ Gali Gali Mora Saiyaan“. A nice song that will gain popularity.
For the fourth song Phatte Vishal Bharadwaj takes the opening guitar beats of “Halka Halka” which in turn were lifted by Pritam from Breeze from Saintes Maries. But the song is still an enjoyable treat and has Adnan Sami come back and Sunidhi Chauhan gives him company for this Punjabi/bhangra number. It’s a playful Tu Tu Main Main between the/a married couple. Some of the lines like “Har piya Kanjoos hai/ Har Biwi Jassos Hai” do bring a smile on your face.
If my memory serves me right most of the time Adnan Sami would sing for only one song in the entire album. But in this movie Adnan gets to sing not One, not Two but Three songs. He partners with Shreya Ghoshal for Dil Dhakda Hai. This seems like a hey-iam-in-love-realisation song. A nice song that has a decent rhythm in it. And it also has English lyrics somewhere in between which would make a five year old proud of. Sample this: “Ever since I saw your face/ You have been filling up my Days” (Sheesh!).
Finally Vishal Bharadwaj comes in the end to wrap up the album with a slow rendition of the title song. Now here’s a singer who, to borrow from Pundit Darbar in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam “Iski Awaaz main ek Sachai Hai”. I’ve already talked about the serenity of the song. Hearing the song again in a muted orchestra with Vishal’s vocals giving company is just a sublime feeling.
Thankfully there are no remixes to spoil our mood. Overall a pretty neat album which will have you humming some tunes but not good enough to be heard again and again in the future.