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Shaadi Se Pehle Music Review

Shaadi Se Pehle Music Review
Akshaye Khanna, Mallika Sherawat, Ayesha Takia, Aftab Shivdasani, Suniel Shetty, Anupam Kher,Gulshan Grover
Satish Kaushik
Mukta Arts Entertainment
Himesh Reshammiya
Monday, March 20, 2006 • Hindi Comments

Himesh Reshammiya is on a roll. And everything that he is coming with these days is more often than not turning successful. Even 2006 has been great to him so far with 'Aksar' and 'Aap Ka Surroor' being hits and now 'Shaadi Se Pehle' looking promising too. With the backing of Subhash Ghai's Mukta Arts and a team of director Satish Kaushik, lyricist Sameer and young brigade of Akshaye Khanna, Mallika Sherawat and Ayesha Takia, things should only be on a upswing for 'Shaadi Se Pehle'.

1) Mundeya [Sunidhi Chauhan, remix by Akbar Sami]

A rocking beginning - that's the way to describe 'Mundeya'. A naughty number choreographed on equally naughty Mallika Sherawat, expect 'seetis' and 'taalis' all over the auditorium once the song is played. Sunidhi Chauhan teases and invites while singing this rhythmic foot tapping number that is fun filled and makes for a conventional Bollywood number, though the setting is a little inverse with this time a girl after a boy! As expected DJ Akbar Sami peps up the mood further with his remix version (which is in fact a trend for all but one song that doesn't have an accompanying remix version)!

2) Ankhiyon Se Gal Kar Gayi [Sukhwinder Singh, Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan, remix by Akbar Sami]

After Harry Anand, it is the turn of Himesh Reshammiya to get 'inspired' as he does his own version of Pakistani singer Abrar Ul Haq's 'Assi Teri Gal Karni'. While Harry did a note by note and lyric by lyric copy of the original, Reshammiya thankfully plays a little different by just borrowing the basic rhythm of the opening lyrics 'Assi Teri Gal Karni' and instead converts it to 'Ankhiyon Se Gal Kar Gayi'. For the remainder of the song, the tune is completely different with Sukhwinder Singh, Sonu Nigam and Sunidhi Chauhan at the helm. Inspite of Ayesha Takia's presence, this is yet another number in quick succession that is choreographed on Mallika Sherawat and she exudes enough heat to pep up the proceedings. Overall this song with a complete North Indian flavor falls in the 'come today gone tomorrow' variety and is just fine while it lasts. Since the song has a Punjabi base, it is just apt for a 'dhol' version to come soon which is created effectively by DJ Akbar Sami.

3) Tuteya Ve [Daler Mehendi, remix by DJ Suketu]

It's time to go a little slow with 'Tuteya De', which is a little surprising as the singer behind the mike is none other than Daler Mehendi who seldom goes slow! And isn't the changeover simply amazing!? It is great to hear a different Daler Mehendi as he is accompanied by another male voice in the background (is it Jayesh or Krishna?) that continues to go 'Ae Dil' throughout the song's duration, hence creating a haunting impact. A love song with a difference, one wonders how Himesh Reshammiya - the singer - may have sung it if given a chance? A much more involving outing comes in the form of DJ Suketu version that simply takes your breath away and forces you to continue playing on the song. One wonders why the song is not on air yet. Or is it a smart strategy to hold the best till the last?!

4) Bijuriya [Alka Yagnik, Sukhwinder Singh, remix by Akbar Sami]

You realize that the most foot tapping number of the album is reserved till the end when 'Bijuriya' is played. After 'Mundeya', this is yet another naughty number choreographed on Mallika and she keeps her fans happy with her moves and pouts! Sukhwinder Singh too joins in a little later to provide support but it is Alka Yagnik who is at her spirited best while singing this 'qawalli' based item number. One can simply freak out on this number that is only bound to grow if the movie turns out to be a success! And DJ Akbar Sami's version only helps the cause!

5) Te