The album starts with Oh-I-think-I-have-seen-this-on-tv Someone somebody. Well, I mean to say that most of you would have seen it on the TV but probably just don’t remember. Well, again, it seems what you saw on the TV was the remix version and the original version seems to be nice, decent. Sunidhi seems doing well here and the lyrics fit with the slow tune. Actually, I like, though at six minutes the song gets a little too long.
The next entry is that of Anupam Amod and Aditi Banerjee’s Love you Dad, and almost tells you the real life story of Esha Deol and Dharmendra, even though the story in the movie would be something else. Anupam Amod sounds like some singer of ’90s but sounds nice, a nice one after Saudebaazi. As for Aditi, it’s not her song really as she doesn’t get too much to sing here. Emo stuff, not bad if you like that.
Mera man jab se racha hai saanwariya, the song that mentions Rajasthani folk artists in credits, is a lovely experiment, and even though I am getting a feeling that I have heard the tune of the actual song (parts sung by Shweta Pandit) and at the same time unable to place it, it’s the Rajasthani artists who add a different flavor to the simple song and make it more than ordinary.
The next, Title song, Tell me, O Khuda, is a bit tough to bear with in the very beginning. The song with some arabic toches, some rock-level high bass, and some complex singing by Sunidhi, has some good melody, but Sunidhi seemed to be trying a little too hard, and so seemed the case with Pritam, and my feeling is that if the try-so-hard was not there, the song would not sound so much ’90s as it does. Still, not too bad.
Mile na tu, sung by Sunidhi and Anupam seems to be a quicky and though a little catchy, doesn’t seem to have a long shelf life.
The last, Shreya Ghoshal’s Nagma koi gungunane ka mausam aaya hai is one lovely track towards the end of the album. The soft, romantic track gives some freshness to the album in spite of its old-school treatment that makes it sound a little like a ’90s song. Nice one from Shreya.
Overall, there are not much hopes from Tell Me O Kkhuda and in such a scenario, the music of the movie was important, but it fails to be a life-saver for the movie, at least. With a few good thrown in here and there, TMOK looks like a half-hearted attempt from Mausam-y Pritam. Still, if you want to check songs, I’d recommend mera man jab se racha hai, Nagma koi, Love you dad and lastly someone somebody.