Before the release the film is filling lots of gossip columns because of the alleged affair between Shahid Kapur and Vidya Balan, but the music doesn’t have as much novelty to move the listeners in anticipation.
It was time that Pritam suffer from fatigue and it is showing in this album.
Most of the numbers appear rehashes of his previous hits. Singers like Neeraj Shridhar and Atif Aslam should be used as a surprise factor. Overuse them and the freshness is gone. Here the title track “Tu Hai Meri Soniye” reminds you of “Hare Raam Hare Krishna” (Bhool Bhulaiya) and “Bakhuda Tumhi Ho” seems a continuation of Atif’s “Pehli Nazar Mein” from Race.
No complaints from Sayeed Quadri, who has penned this soulful number but Pritam should realise when “Pehli Nazar Mein” has yet to leave the charts, how can audience accept the another number in the same mould and tonal quality? Sayeed is in his elements again with the touching “Kahin Na Laage”, beautifully rendered by Mohit Chauhan and Shreya Ghoshal. “Soniya Ve” by Sonu Nigam and Sunidhi Chauhan gets your feet moving but again it is distinctly similar to “MaujaMauja” from Jab We Met and “Aaja Soniye” from Mujh Se Shaadi Karogi.
But here Pritam is not to be blamed as it is the composition of guest composers Sajid and Wajid. If originality is not on your mind while buying an album, you won’t mind Kismat Konnection.
Compiled by MR&AK