And after this treat, comes Mika.
If you were asking if it was good news or bad, let me tell you, it’s not Pritam composing for Mika here.
As an explanation, drat, it doesn’t work. I mean yes you can promote anything and make it work, but you’d better sell Besharam’s title track than this aa re aa re. Boring as music alone. Even Mika with lines like ‘maare maare seeti kyun maare dil mera engine hua re’ doesn’t sound fun. Wonder what’s wrong with the song. As for copying though, Lalit has not lifted it from anywhere [AFAIK] but the style is much like Bappi’s compositions for Amitabh in ’80s. Nothing wrong with that, but it doesn’t yet sound that much fun, or even close.
The Unplugged version of Tu Hai sounds slightly better than the original to me, but then I’d expected it to get a little more unplugged. It’s certainly not easy to get a light song unplugged, but then you could go like Vishal-Shekhar did in tu na jaane aas paas hai khuda, removing almost everything. Anyway, the song is certainly worth listening to in either version.