Pritam..a name that evokes many discussions, allegations and blames. His music has always been in news but in a wrong way. But if you put that all aside, his tracks are always fun to play on. One can't deny that he always makes/copies whatever, music- we like it at once. At first listen itself I like his tracks most of the times, which happend again in Tum Mile. [well, DBH is an exemption :P I 'still' dont like the OST].
After all, Tum Mile is a Bhatt camp movie starring Emran Hashmi, so the music 'has' to be good undoubtedly. And Pritam delivers a very good compilation with all tracks which are rather shallow in terms of Lyrics but great vocals makes the album worth it. Its an 'all male' outing here. Interestingly Pritam has used his regular voices in a different way that surprised me. Neeraj Sridhar, KayKay and Mohit Chauhan are used in songs which are totally different from their regular stuff.
So putting all doubts of ripped off tracks, I just enjoyed each track as it is. [Listen to songs here]
Tum Mile : The title song has 3 variants and is instantly likeable. This is an upbeat version. I was rather annoyed with overuse of Neeraj in most Pritam songs, but in this track he sounds so different. The 'antara' are so much identical to 'Yeh Dooriyan' [LAK] but so far it sounds good.
Dil Ibaadat : A standard KK+Pritam+Bhatt track. I fear KK is typecasted in such tracks, or on the other side maybe he is offered only this kind of tracks. But still, he delivers it with so much ease and makes a good listen.
Tu Hi Haqeeqat : It was surprising to see Javed Ali's name on credits of the album. So definitely I was looking forward to this track. This track is reminiscent of Qawwali [theBollywoodFan help me put in right word] as we heard it in 'Ya Raham [Aamir]'. With some Urdu words this is a lovely track. You can easily put this in your Valentine's Day Playlist.
Is Jahaan Main : After Neeraj's refreshing makeover in first track, here comes another. Mohit Chauhan !! When Rahman used him in Masakkali, it was really good change from his rather regular slow paced love ballads. In this one, he gets a rock based track with uplifting beats. And his humming makes it so so good. And use of Saxophone is fantastic. Reminds me of 90's pop songs. Lovely !!!
Tum Mile [Reprise] : Starting with astounding Saxophone and Javed Ali's voice together, this track gurantees a great outing. A subtle version of earlier bouncy track. Javed Ali awes you in this smooth ride.
O Meri Jaan : This has 3rd makeover. Now its turn of KK to sound different. A 'feeling sad' track with all - bewafa, dooriyan etc. Its KK who makes you hold on to this.
Dil Ibaadat [Rock version] : Now its turn for composers to put in their part. Earlier a soft version takes rock makeover with electric guitar and all. track is quite good, but I prefer the original.
Tum Mile [Rock version] : I can't remind if I have heard Shafaqat Amanat Ali in a rock based track. This 3rd version of title track is absolutely addictive. Shafaqat sounds perfect in pitch. And in totality, this soft rock variant wins among all three tracks.
Soul of Tum Mile : A purely situational instrumental piece.
So besides all blames, Pritam is churning out enjoyable soundtracks one after another. No doubt this is not an award winning stuff, but still it holds up interest and that's enough for a Bhatt camp movie. Which requires instant hit tracks rather than 'immortal' ones. Go for this, its completely enjoyable just because of the vocals.