Music Review: Jab We Met


Film: Jab We Met

Director: Imtiyaz Ali

Producer: Dhillin Mehta


Cast: Shahid Kapur and Kareena Kapoor


Music Director: Pritam


Lyrics: Irshad Kamil

Rating: 3.5/5


With a fleet of movies in the pipeline, music director Pritam can either get original and ingenious or creatively mimic other’s compositions. And must say, he is certainly has a hangover of the western-punjabi mix. But like it or not, his end product does allure one and all! He is cognizant of fine tuning his music with varied elements. After Bhoolbhulaiya, this next project of Pritam is packed with tracks which are undoubtedly attractive and can be tagged as a great audio treat.


The moment you put on ‘Mauja mauja’ it will take you back to late nineties’ hit pop track ‘Sikkidum’, its music has a striking resemblance. But Mika’s sensational singing overpowers all the other ingredients of the song. The typical Punjabi lyrics by Irshad Kamil take the song ahead. This one is sure to be a hit on the dance floors.


‘Tum se hi’ has a soft and romantic feel to it. Crooned by Mohit Chauhan, the music is certainly very appealing but the vocal sounds good in bits and pieces. The consistency is missing. Lyrics again do make an impact. The effort to make it sound different is evident and the music in intervals is quite fascinating.


Shreya Ghoshal is testing a different genre this time. She sings Ishq tumse hain lucidly. Right from the melody, lyrics, to the vocalization, the package is captivating. The kind of variety offered by Pritam is commendable and is a psychoactive track. It has got the western pop touch yet very desi.


Jab We Met is sure to win the hearts of Punju music lovers! Though the initial phase of ‘Nagada nagada’ vocalized by Sonu Nigam and Javed Ali aint very impressive, the music takes off in the second half with the female chorus creating the magic.


Shaan’s voice is the finishing touch for any album. His ever sweet voice offers another melodious track, Aao Milo Chalo which is fused with excellent music. The lyrics are meaningful, hence beautiful. It cannot be slotted as just another soft song; it certainly has factors which differentiate it from the rest. Ustad Sultan Khan’s voice too gives it a unique appeal.


‘Aaoge jab tum’ sung by Ustad Rashid Khan is a musical treat. It is unconventional and his voice touches one’s heart. Different instruments have been weaved very well. Irshad’s lyrics suit the music and complement the voice.


All in all, it’s a well-packaged album. None of the songs sound monotonous, they have their own identity. Out of the blue, the music of Jab We Met is very arresting.