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Such has been the record of Emraan Hashmi movies and his hit songs that one has high hopes from each and every film album of his. Irrespective of the music director at the helm, one expects at least a couple of chartbusters from his movies, especially after Aashiq Banaya Aapne. This winter he has a release in the form of N. R. Pachisia's Jawani Diwani- A Youthful Joyride that has Celina Jaitley and Hrishita Bhatt opposite him. Directed by Manish Sharma, the film has been prominently shot in Mauritius. As the movie's title indicates, the movie has a very young look to it and one expects similar results from songs by composers Sajid-Wajid and lyricist Shabbir Ahmed.
A new way to pronounce Jawani is heard in the title song Jawani Diwani that is sung as 'Ja-Waa-Ni Diwani' and is highly catchy as soon as you have heard the first few seconds of it. It is THE kind of number that has been popular throughout the year, i.e. a peppy youthful track with an attitude to match. Also the trend of having English lyrics incorporated into a song is taken further with Jawani Diwani having liberal doses of English. A song that has Clinton Cerejo as the guest composer, it is sung by newcomer Bobby Moon who brings on the characteristics required for a song of this genre. Good picturisation and striking locations help making the song a complete package.
Just like 'Kaho Na Kaho' [Murder], even 'Dil Diwana' has some portions of the song rendered in a middle-east language. Hamza sings this party of the track while for the majority of song Sonu Nigam and Sowmya Raoh hold the center stage. The number is sort of a fusion track between middle-east and contemporary Hindi film music with some western effects thrown in. Though the singing is fine, the song lacks the fire that could capitulate it to the top of the charts. A conventional number with not much that could make a listener go for the album.
Composers Sidharth-Suhas, whose compositions were also heard in recently released 'The Film' make an appearance as guest composers for Jawani Diwani. Sung by Suhaas, the track 'Sini Ne Sini Ne' changes the graph of the album completely after a rather average 'Dil Diwana'. The track appears in two versions, the other being remixed by Sajid Wajid and the two versions can be conveniently considered as a lounge and club version respectively. The more one hears the two tracks, the more one ends up falling for them as the songs have a lovely rhythm with a new voice that impresses. A good addition to your music collection this year, 'Sini Ne' is simply mesmerizing. With Emraan in the movie, one can be sure that the song would be presented quite well on screen.
Rahul Saxena, Shadaab Faridi and Arif Shaikh are the three men who get together for 'Tere Ishq Mein', a Sufi track that again takes an conventional route. After a rocking 'Sini Ne', it is difficult to change your mood for 'Tere Ishq Mein' and one rather waits for this situational track to pass by soon. One gets the same feeling when 'Jiska Mujhe Intezaar' is played on. Rendered by K.K. with Suzaan giving background vocals intermittently, the song belongs to dard-e-judaai genre with the difference being that is is fast paced with western beats complimenting it throughout. Though the singing is fine, its average tune that makes one loose interest in the proceedings.
Remember 'Main Teri Mohabbat Mein Paagal Ho Jayoonga' from 'Tridev'? 'Yaad Teri Yaad' seemingly takes inspiration from the track and this time around is sung by Indian Idol Abhijit Sawant and Shreya Ghoshal. A track that doesn't try to be any different but follows the tried and tested path of Indian melody, it is pleasant on ears. Another striking factor about the song is that Abhijeet's vocals have started suiting the playback singing mode better with every outing of his and it won't be surprising to soon hear him singing many more Bollywood tracks to come!
'Dilruba' is the sole female solo of 'Jawani Diwani' is sung by Sunidhi Chauhan. As per the trend of the album, a good and an average song have come almost back to back and 'Dilruba' re-establishes the trend. After a fine 'Yaad Teri Yaad', 'Dilruba' is an item song that is strictly average and is one of the many hundred such numbers heard in recent times. You have heard and seen so many 'dance bar' or Shipa Shetty numbers like this in last few months that you are just disappointed with the final outcome.
'Jawani Diwani' is Emraan Hashmi's one-off flick that doesn't seem to be on the path of a best seller score. In the end, it is just the title song and 'Sini Ne' that stay with you.