This has to be one of those rare soundtracks where the name 'Shah Rukh' is attached to it but it still doesn't make one excited enough to play on what is in store. A non-star cast affair with nothing really known about the film, Shahrukh Bola Khoobsurat Hai Tu makes one believe that there could be a few situational tracks in the offing. With newcomer Vasuda Sharma at the helm of affairs when it comes to the compositions of the film, one doesn't have any clue around what to expect.
First to arrive is the title track 'Shahrukh Bola Khoobsurat Hai Tu' which has Vasuda Sharma playing the double role of both the composer and the singer. A peppy outing that reminds of the kind of compositions that one heard in albums belonging to the genre of 'Mast' or some other youthful offerings of Ram Gopal Varma, 'Shahrukh Bola Khoobsurat Hai Tu' is a decent beginning to the album. Written by Makarand Deshpande, the song is about the central protagonist, a girl, who is happy about the compliment that she has received from Shah Rukh and how she has been at the top of the world ever since then.
The mood changes soon after though with Jagjit Singh crooning 'Bhool Jaana'. As expected, the song has a sad feel to it and is strictly for those who have been following such genre of songs coming from Jagjit Singh. A track about forgetting about the past and not allowing any memories to live in, 'Bhool Jaana' is written by Makarand Deshpande and makes on strongly believe that the song would only slow down the pace of the film. Surprisingly the song appears twice but that isn't much reason to cheer again.
From this point on, Vasuda Sharma takes on the role of a lyricist too for the three songs that follow. The one that comes first is 'Batiyan' which is a semi-classical track that is also crooned by Vasuda herself. There isn't much in it that would appeal to the followers of conventional Bollywood music. Even otherwise, the song turns out to be an average composition which doesn't quite turn out to be the fusion outing that the makers would have desired for.
There is an attempt to bring some fun in the proceedings through 'Hasna Hasana' but despite Shankar Mahadevan coming behind the mike, there isn't much excitement that sets in. There is an old world feel to it, especially belonging to the world of 70s, but still the overall composition turns out to be a little lacklustre that makes one just skip this one as well and move on to the final track in the album.
The one that comes in now is in fact the longest track of the album, 'Socha Na Tha', which lasts for close to seven minutes. Sung by Vasuda Sharma, this is much sober version when compared to the title song 'Shahrukh Bola Khoobsurat Hai Tu'. The essence of the song is still the same i.e. a girl being over the moon after realising that Shah Rukh considers her to be beautiful. This one is in fact the best track of the album though ironically it comes at the very end. Flowing at a smooth pace and sung quite well as well, 'Socha Na Tha' deserves to be played most along with the promos of the film.
Shahrukh Bola Khoobsurat Hai Tu hasn't been designed as a musical and that tells on the songs that have been put together for the film. Except for the two versions of the title song, 'Shahrukh Bola Khoobsurat Hai Tu' and 'Socha Na Tha', there isn't much that passes muster.
Socha Na Tha