Tum Mile : Music Review

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.


  1. I like Tum Mile so far, i loved it on the first listen and i'm indeed looking forward to the film. Pritam is fast becoming one of my favourite music directors, I miss Vishal & Shekhar and i hope they're back soon

  2. Tum Mile is such a sweet track, loved it. and yes, movie also looks promising. never have anyone made Hindi movie on natural disaster as far as I can remember. And well, Vishal-Shekhar are back already with Aladin. Watch out for the album.

  3. Natural disaster maybe not but one of my fave disaster hindi films is the burning train i love taht movie so much

  4. Burning Train was quite a nice attempt in Bollywood where no one burns their hands at such movies. Lets see what happens. Ya, forgot- Kamal Hassan's Dashavatharam had some nice footage of Tsunami recreated in it. But again, it wasn't from Bollywood. :(

  5. Loved the rock version of the title track, and also like 'Is jahaan mein' and 'O meri jaan'. Thanks for the recommendation, I wouldn't have gotten to it otherwise. This one has nice vocals too.

    Pritam's interesting. I think he's finally learning to plagiarize off of himself! 'Tum Mile' title song reminds me BIG TIME of that song from Love Aaj Kal...kaunsa wala tha...ah, 'Yeh dooriyaan'.


  6. I think Pritam is overcoming of the blameful stuff. Or maybe, someone still has to find out the sources of the songs :P

    Its completely my pleasure tBF. I too love the rock version and Is Jahaan mein...

  7. Just you wait until you see how wonderfully well these are integrated in the film. I can't stop listening to this soundtrack! Haven't said that of a Pritam album in a long time. Ek dum solid stuff hai, man...

  8. PS: Woah, I missed your comment on 'Tu Hi Haqeeqat'! I'd simply call it a devotional song, which is what a sufiyana song essentially is, so you're right about the comparison to the Haan Raham from Aamir. Just the source of devotion is intentionally blurred here, while there, it was clearly 'Maula'.

    And I definitely agree with 'Is Jahaan Mein' -- it's now my fav from the album. I need to get Mohit's solo album which you reviewed...and fast!


  9. Thanks for the clarification about Tu Hi Haqiqat. Lately, I am also loving that song the most. Just cant get enough of Javed Ali's voice.

    Would love to hear about 'Fitoor' from you. :)


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