Soundcheck: Sanam Teri Kasam

Rating: ★★
Verdict: The cup overflows… Sanam Teri Kasam has too many songs pulling down the overall quality.

 

 

 

 

While Himesh Reshammiya as music director has had many hits, the curse of over accessorizing his albums stays. Several songs for a musical love story is a Hindi film cliché that often succeeds. And Sanam Teri Kasam falls into this clichéd space. In the process, the good tunes too don’t stay with the listener.

 

 

For audiences with an appetite for Bollywood love songs, title track Sanam Teri Kasam is laudable. The music is romantic and weaves a sense of passion through words. Ankit Tiwari and Palak Muchhal deserve credit for this song. A reprise version of the same song stays much the same with changes only in male vocals (done by Mohammed Irfan). Another high point in the album is Tera Chehra by Arijit Singh. A very delicate vibe of emotion runs through the song making it instantly likable. With the title track, its reprise version and Tera Chehra, this album does not cast a wrong throw of the dice. 

 

 
However, the album slogs with almost all the other songs. A light-hearted bubbly song Kheech Meri Photo has the catchphrase work its magic but the song is still a dud. The male and female versions of the song Haal-E-Dil bring a sense of change in terms of flavor but lack punch. Haal-E-Dil brings the album to a point where the love, loss and tragedy piles on with no room for breathing. Singers Sreerama Chandra and Neeti Mohan sing their parts fairly well.

 

If only Himesh Reshammiya chose to leave singing for others, Sanam Teri Kasam could have lived up to expectations. The music director lends voice to Bewajah and Ek Number. Nothing is worth mentioning about the two tracks that slip out of  the mind as soon as they are over. For all we knew, Arijit Singh’s voice could save even a bad composition. Here the last track Main Teri Yaadon Mein proves otherwise. A techno track devised to stylize an otherwise average album falls flat yet again. Sanam Teri Kasam offers very little in exchange for a generous 149 bucks at the store.

-By Soham Bhattacharyya

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