Music Review: Mummyji


Film: Mummyji


Director: Pammi Somal


Music Director: Aadesh Srivastava


Lyrics: Sameer


Cast: Divya Dutta, Kirron Kher, Jackie Shroff


Rating: 1/5


Aadesh Srivastava has for long been at the helm of delivering some great music, be it Baabul, Dev or even Chalte Chalte. But then he has also been responsible for duds like Saawan- The love Season and Husn amongst a host of others. After composing the score for Rehguzar, he is now returning with the music for Mummyji, a film which also marks the debut of Pammi Somal as director. Pitifully there’s not one, but eight various reasons not to buy this album.


Too many singers and a whole sack of ‘dhinchak’ spoils whatever one manages to comprehend of the first track – Awaaz Do. The song has Shaan, Richa Sharma, Akruti and Hema Chandra straining their vocal chords, the word straining, simply because the ‘song’ is all but two lines repeated umpteen times. The song is simply long, cyclic and annoying beyond a point.    


Hariharan, a man blessed with one of the best voices ever, is heard crooning Hum Tum Akele Reh Gaye. While the singer does a splendid job at rendering the track, a special mention must be given to Sameer for penning the poetic lyrics. The music is gentle and allows the vocalist to ace his job. This slow paced, almost ghazal like track is melodious and is certainly worth a repeat, provided you enjoy poetic numbers.


Skip…skip…skip…. One can’t say it enough. I wanna Rock like Mummyji is tacky, ridiculous and the lyrics will have you in splits. The song is thoroughly repetitive. The word Rock from the line ‘I wanna Rock like Mummyji’ has been replaced with Walk, be heard, dance, talk and a few other words which the lyricist managed to hunt in his book of rhymes. Richa Sharma and the Rap singers Arya and Neha Bhasin failed to make the song any more pleasant. This song is as bad as it can get.


Even Punjabi sensation, Gurdaas Maan’s voice does not manage to save a supposed fun song Jashna Di Raat Hai. In spite of having a Punjabi tadka to it, in totality it seems restrained. What could have been an all out, loud and great number is but a ho-hum track, giving no reason to buy this album. The song’s graph line is a constant bar running from go to finish.


Kudiya Pataka sung by the composer Aadesh himself along with Neha Bhasin sounds forced. This fast paced number is one of the included tracks in the album so that people may have something to cheer about and dance. Unfortunately this one’s too a let down, neither the singers nor the lyricist with his magical pen have managed to create a groovy number. The half baked ‘Hinglish’ sentences don’t pump the adrenalin either. Simply hop skip and jump over the track.   


Sonu Nigam and Shweta Pandit take turns in belting Mujhko tu pyaar karade, each with their own version. While Pandit renders the track straight sans any snazzy hems, Sonu makes up for it with his turn. The key thing to note here is that both the tracks are just middle-of-the-road types, nothing unique. The beats are droning, but if compared, then Pandit’s version is far better thanks to her voice. It’s a listen to one and skip the next here (provided you buy the album and give it a repeat hearing)


Saada Chirian Da is a beautifully written track and means a lot to those who do manage to absorb it. But sadly Rajiv’s voice is broken by a dialogue that manages to find place by the end of the track. The song takes you on a high and then suddenly deserts you the moment you hear a sobbing mother rendering her lines. And one’s left with a huge frown.


No great beats and tunes, clubbed with some lifeless lyrics mutate to create an album called Mummyji which is for sure not worth buying.