Humko Deewana Kar Gaye

Humko Deewana Kar Gaye, (HDKG) is a musical, by Raj Kanwar. The film stars Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Bipasha Basu and Bhagyashree and Salman, in a special appearance. It’s a T. Series film which is co-produced by Raj Kanwar. The music has been composed by Anu Malik and Sameer. There are quite a few good numbers that will definitely make a mark.

Humko Deewana Kar Gaye, the title song of the movie comes in the beginning, and keeps appearing quite a few times right through the movie. There are around four different versions. It’s a very traditional Hindi film number, with prominent dhol beats and the flute in the background. The song is sung by Sonu Nigam and Tulsi Kumar who give it due justice. The chorus, especially the HDKG line is quite catchy. A nice song which grows on you.

It has another version Sad Version, which is quite slow and is perhaps the background music during poignant scenes in the film. It’s for around two minutes. It’s first sung by Sonu Nigam and later in the movie is again sung by Tulsi Kumar. It begins in a deep, soulful manner. It ends with drum beats and the tune of HDKG at a furious pace. Another version comes up, which is again quite slow. This one’s lyrics express the woes of love and at times its tune sounds like those rendered in a Karan Johar movie.

Next is Fanaah which is a racy and catchy number. The number is sung by Kay Kay and Anu Malik gives some background vocals. The promos depict the sizzling on screen chemistry between the lead pair, Akshay and Katrina, the beautiful locations add to the flavour of the song. It is a number that adds the zing quotient after all the love songs. It begins with high pitched and faster pace; towards the middle the pace slows down a bit and then once again leaves you with a strong impact in the end. A good foot tapping number. Remix Version is done by DJ Akbar Sami, who puts in some more beats and turns the pace up.

Bhula Denge Tumko Sanam- is sung by Sonu Nigam. It has good tune variations throughout the song, but the lyrics are not very impressive. It’s a slow number and sounds like a tambourine is one of the main instruments in the background. It s not a very happening song, but just an average number which has been worked into the flow of the story.
There’s also a Remix Version, done by Sonu Nigam and Jatin Sharma, who give the song a different and better feel. The beginning is fast and fierce which makes it sound like a dance track. However the lyrics and the beats don’t go, the beats are fast and peppy, while the lyrics are about wanting to forget a loved one. Nonetheless it’s enjoyable.

For Your Eyes Only- This song sung by Sonu Nigam has a mixture of ‘rap n reggae’ mixed with lounge and bhangra. It’s like a pop, dance number with just the right amount of English thrown into it. Its starts in a different way and also ends in a different way, where there is something like skipping on a CD. It’s a full on Masti track.
The musical rearrangement in the Remix Version by Jatin Sharma is also fun and funky.

Rock Star has Abhijeet singing along with Sunidhi Chauhan and Anu Malik. This is a typical song n dance number in the movie. It’s a little of jazz, bhangra and rap, all thrown in together. The tune at the beginning sounds very westernized and sounds like an English song tune. There are hard dhol beats as compared to the soft singing. It’s more of a filler song, which is foot tapping.

Dekhte Dekhte is a duet sung by Alka Yagnik and Abhijeet. A heavy duty orchestra at the beginning makes way for a soft romantic number to follow. It begins with drums, payals and hard background music and then takes on a soft, dreamy tune. It keeps alternating between fierce n aggressive and slow n dreamy.

Mere Saath Chalte Chalte, is a fusion ‘qawalli’ sung by Krishna, Sunidhi and Shaan. It has lively beats which are sometimes serious and then sometimes light and funky. It also has a slight sur taal of classical music. It’s a very youthful song. It’s a modern number with a dose of classical.

Humko Deewana Kar Gaye has all kinds of songs, traditional, modern, mixes with jazz, bhangra, and rap. The album is a mix of western with an Indian flavour. It’s an entertaining album.