Short and Sweet. These are the first two words I’d like to say about the the music of Pyaar Impossible. Salim Sulaiman have just five songs and two remixes in their new album Pyaar Impossible, out of which Alisha and 10 on 10 are already out and quite liked too. Other songs of the album are not bad either. Here is a review.
Alisha (Singers: Anushka Manchanda, Salim Merchant): My guess is you would have heard this song by now. But in case you haven’t, it’s worth listening to. Alisha is a soft, romantic song with some touchy and some tongue sticking music that you’d most probably love. On top of that Priyanka Chopra looks absolutely wonderful in the video of the song which is going to make the song all the more desirable.
Pyaar Impossible (Singers: Dominique Cerejo, Vishal Dadlani): With Salim-Sulaiman, Vishal Dadlani is more regular than regular singers nowadays. This time he sings a soft, lighter, not his ‘type’ song with Dominique and proves again that he is not just for rock songs. Though he has given a rocky touch to his voice at some high notes, he clearly has been all good with the softer parts of the song. Dominique Cerejo is good as ever, absolutely wonderful. I’d say music is good, but it’s singing of the two that makes the song all the more amazing. Though lyrics of song are not that good, I mean 8 on 10.
You and Me (Singers: Neha Bhasin, Benny Dayal): I must have heard Pocket mein Rocket a lot, because I can identify Benny Dayal’s voice now. Anyway, the song is good, but not a catchy number like the other songs of the album. Will take some time before it gets stuck to your tongue. Neha Bhasin has sung the song pretty well and Benny Dayal is equally good.
10 on 10 (Singers: Mahua Kamat, Anushka Manchanda, Naresh Kamath): My guess is, after Yash Raj’s effort, the song must have found some place in your mind. So don’t be surprised if you think the voice in the song is not as it is in the video you have seen. Well, in half the song it’s not. It’s not just Anushka Manchanda in the song but half the Viva, that is Mahua along with Anushka, and in the three and half minute song, more than two minutes are given to Mahua. She sounds good, but Alisha, that is Anushka’s voice, has been made the hot property of the song and has more glamor here. Naresh Kamath, who has been a regular vocalist in Salim-Sulaiman’s team gets a small piece in the song here where he matches Uday Chopra’s voice quite okay.
Ek thi Ladki (Singer: Rishika Sawant): I want to know where the song is there in the movie. A song sung by children, but certainly even the adults would like to listen to the song, for entertainment and even for inspiration. The girl who sings the song, Rishika Sawant, who was a participant in 9X reality show Chak de Bachche, has sung as good as any other singer in the album, probably better than some. Hear the song for the little talent.
Alisha Remix which comes next is a fine remix by Abhijit Vaghani though changes of speed are a bit confusing at some points. Still I wouldn’t rate the remix bad. Can give it a try if you’re into remixes.
Pyaar Impossible Remix is something where Abhijit has done something really good by not pressing Dominique’s voice under instruments. Instead, the guy has added effects to the voices of Dominique and Vishal. While Dominique’s voice gets more surround sound like, Vishal is added as background sound in some places. Try the remix. Liked it.
Overall, Pyaar Impossible is a good, contemporary album which should succeed in targeting its aim, the youth. The songs are well written and composed and the selection of instruments and voices has been really good. Lyricist Anvita Dutt Guptan may not be very good with words at some points but her mixture of Hindi and English words is completely natural, and hence great.
By the way, the word contemporary reminds me of Dulha Mil Gaya which sounds good but at least five years old. My guess is PI should get the benefit of being in their time while competing with DMG on January 8th.