I Hate Luv Storys – Music Review

Vishal-Shekhar’s I Hate Love Stories had been a long expected album, at least for me. And I guess they have done it. Bin tere, I hate Love stories, and Sadka kiya, I’m loving it.

The album starts with Jab Mila tu, which is quite like Dostana’s Jaane Kyun. That way, the song cannot be called very fresh but sounds fine, and will be stuck to our tongues the way Jaane kyun did. I think.

The second song of the album is one of the best, or probably the best, Bin Tere (how many songs are called Bin tere, any idea?). Well, the song, sung by Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan and Sunidhi Chauhan is a wonderful piece of music and definitely worth a listen. Go for it.

The third song of the album is a peppy title song, bas pyaar ka naam na lena, I hate love stories, sung by Vishal Dadlani. Very, very tongue sticking,though I don’t think it’s one for longer times.

Bahara is the next song of the album. The song came as a surprise to me as I had not expected Sona Mahapatra in a Vishal-Shekhar album. I wonder if she has ever worked with the duo. Well, Sona is not the only singer in the song, in fact she is more in the background while the song is actually sung by Shreya Ghoshal. A medium-fast-paced song with a touch of folk. Definitely a good one again.

They had one king of rock with them. But they brought in another one. Yes, Vishal Shekhar call in Suraj Jagan for their next number Sadka Kiya, with Mahalaxmi Iyer. Frankly, Sadka is probably the song I have loved the most till date and the more I am listening to it, the more I am falling into the song. A song that keeps itself light, has beats something like Falak tak (Tashan), with Suraj going high in places, in a way that you would love. The best part, on top of the wonderful music and singing, there are those great lyrics, sadka kiya yoon ishq ka, ke sar jhuka jahan, deedar hua. M lovin’it.

If this was not enough, here is more in remixes, no, reprises and mixes and remixes. The first to come up is Shekhar with a reprise of Bin Tere. Now there’s only a guitar (I hope I didn’t miss anything) and Shekhar’s voice. A real reprise, with hardly any background music. One of the toughest and the best things Shekhar has done. Kudos boy.

Now, a chill mix, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan singing what Shreya and Sona sang earlier. Definitely good work by Rahat and worth listening to song, but I think I have fallen for the original version already.

At the end there is a remix version of Bin Tere, which doesn’t sound bad.

Overall, I Hate Luv Storys seems to be a soundtrack which is better than plain good. A few songs may remind you of things here and there, but overall, almost every song of the album is good, which is a big deal. Well done Vishal-Shekhar.

My Picks: Bin Tere, Sadka Kiya.

Author: Harshit

Madman. So-called Computer Engineer. Hindi Music Freak. Hindi Movie Buff. Thinker. Reader. Critic. Blogger. PJist. (bath)room Singer. Madman.

11 thoughts on “I Hate Luv Storys – Music Review”

  1. Dude great effort on the music review. I read couple of your reviews. Amazingly, even after reading the whole thing, it felt to me that I dont know much about the album. Check out Mouthshut.com follow style of someone who you liked there.

  2. @Himanshu

    With all due respect, I’d like to stick to my way. Though, after u said that, I checked the review n found that I had not put my picks which I generally do. So have appended that. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit n comment. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Great review ! My fav is Sadka .. what a song ! amazing vocals by Suraj Jagan. Cant wait to see the picturization. A beautiful love song after ages in Bollywood.
    How come you dont do interviews with musicians ? Want to hear more from artists on you blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. my fev..bin tere,sadka & jab mila tu…but yes jab mila tu tune dostana ke ek song se milta hai…but boss pata nahi kyo mujhe ye lagta hai ki ye song lambi race ke ghode nahi hai..
    harshit agar tumhe 2010 ke top 10 song choose karne ho to wo kaun se honge?
    pata nahi 2010 me aesa kya ho gaya hai,ek bhi album aesa nahi aaya jise hum 2 month bad bhi sunna chahe jabki last year 2009 me PKGK,Radio,Tum mile,Love aaj-kal,kaminey jaise kai acche album aaye the.
    Ravan(my fev),Kites,Veer acche album the but wahi bat lambi race wale nahi hai…

  5. @Ravi

    Yup. For now Sadka is my fav too. I’m loving Suraj Jagan here. Talking of picturization, I would expect some natural sceneries in the song. Some snow, some sea-side. m i talking of Dil Haara or Khuda Jaane type picturing? Guess so. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Regarding interviews, I’d love to do that, but since I’m not in Mumbai, looks far for now. But really, I’d love doing that. To start with Amit Trivedi maybe…

  6. @Radhey

    Ye to poora ek blog post ka material likh diya sirjee.

    I agree to quite some extent. Though I think some of Veer’s song are still too good. Paathshala had some good songs too. But last yr was still much better.

    Let’s see what comes ahead. For now, I don’t like even Kajra re, the title song by Himesh. Hope the movie has some Radio type good songs.

  7. @harshit…haa boss mujhe bhi kajrare ka tittle song accha nahi laga but himesh mera fev hai to main bhi kuch Radio jaisi expect kar raha hu.. waise veer to mera bhi fev hai…
    harshit waise tumhara fev actore sallu hai kya?

  8. bro i think you need not to follow anyone styleโ€ฆyour style is so unique and i think one of the best..

  9. yaaaa……I liked all the songs…..Vishal Shekhar has done a fabulous job after they had a silent last year……………Sadka hua,,Bin tere and Baahara are my favourite…….and am in love with the vocals of Suraj Jagan in Sadka,,,,,wonderful singing by him…..truly a rockstar………..
    8/10 for the whole album………..!!!

  10. Bin tere…. Reprise version.. is the best yaaar.. i realy like this. one….. awsome…..

  11. ‘Bin Tere – Reprise’ is the song which instantly touches the heart. While the lead is being played the sound of fingers sliding over the string is accentuated. By design or default difficult to say but it definitely adds to the mood of the song. The sliding sound between notes gives that lethargic feel which of course a person in that state would understandably be.

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