Ajab Prem ki Gajab Kahani is Pritam’s eight album this year. Each of his albums/music this year has been worth listening to it once. With APGK he comes again with an energetic album full of some fantastic singers. This album is refreshing, energetic, hummable and has a variety of songs in it. This album has 8 original songs and 6 remixed ones.
3 of these songs are already swinging people on TV/radio etc. “Main Tera Dhadkan Teri” is a fun energetic song which makes the mood for the album. Sung by KK, Hard Kaur & Sunidhi Chauhan( Whoa that’s a threesome), this song is full of fun & energy.RAP bit by Hard Kaur is good and adds to the track with Sunidhi & KK providing their melodies. There is a remixed version of the song too but I prefer the original.
For me the best song of the whole album comes next. “Tu Jaane Na” sung by Atif. Actually in this album Pritam has gathered few very talented singers with their own style. and Atif leaves a mark here in his own way. Sung in his own high pitch, the song instantly strikes a chord with the listener. A typical Atif like romantic song with some beautiful lyrics by Irshad Kamil. With chorus like …
kaise bataye kyu tujhko chahe , yaara bata na paye ,
batein dilo ki dekho jo baaki , aankhen tujhe samjhaye , tu jaane na …
the song is taken to another level all together. This track can be called one of the season and worth listening again n again.( that’s why it has been playing on my mp3 player regularly) . This song has 3 more versions where the unplugged version by Kailash Kher is another to listen. Same song…same lyrics but a different style…The Kailasa singer makes a statement here…Brilliant I call it. Other two reprise/remixed version are OK.
What does “Shenai” reminds you of?? Shaadi/Bidaai etc…But in “Oh My God” Pritam proves it otherwise & brings out the fun element with the shenai. Sung by Mika & Sunidhi, this song is full of fun element and forces me to place in in between a comic situation in the movie.(by the way whole movie looks comical only). Till now in the album I have heard Mika, Sunidhi, Atif, Hard Kaur, KK and now enters one of my favorite…Alisha Chinoy (I love her voice). She along with Atif teams up to give us a hummable romantic number “Tera Hone Laga Hoon” . Seems to be taken out of Kismat Connection“Is this Love” song format (m not saying it is copied) the song is very soothing and Alisha’s voice makes it even better. Atif (always singing on a high note) matches her along with English inputs from Neeraj Shridhar making it a nice ballad.
The list of the singers gets longer with Javed Ali & Jojo. They bring the next romantic track on the album “Aa Jao Meri Tammana”. I think this is the only song that can just pass by. After this song comes another fun song” Prem Ki Naiyya” by Neeraj Shridhar ( he was the only one left ) & Suzzane D’mello. A typical Neeraj track with all the groovy music in it . The last to come is a short & sweet (not really) rap by Hard Kaur. I this is targeted for the DJ’s 😛
Overall with all these singers, APGK provides a variety entertainment for the listeners. It has the romantic number, it has the dance numbers ..in short it has everything. A must listen.
Rating- 3.5 out of 5