Director : Vikram Bhatt
Music : Himesh Reshammiya
Lyrics : Shabbir Ahmed and Sameer Anjaan
Starring : Karisma Kapoor, Rajniesh Duggal, Jimmy Shergill, Divya Dutta, Ruslaan Mumtaz, Samir Kochhar and Gracy Singh
Searching for her Love...Through many Lives...Karisma Kapoor finally gets a paradigm for a resounding comeback! DANGEROUS ISHHQ, a thrilling emotional saga, conceived in 3D and 2D format by ace-director Vikram Bhatt marks the comeback of this blue-eyed actress who once ruled the hearts of millions. After surprisingly dazzling music success of BODYGUARD, it also brings Himesh Reshammiya as the lead composer of this album with the likes of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shreya Ghoshal, Shabbir Ahmed, Sameer Anjaan and upcoming Amweshaa in the credits. If one goes by the past records, the combo of Vikram Bhatt and Himesh Reshammiya have delivered two reasonably good albums in RED and FEAR and so one don't expect a romantic musical or path-breaking success from this album. Against all odds, all Himesh Reshammiya fans will be praying for a well deserved resurrection for their idol who once has delivered 36 hits in just one year, can he do it this time? Let's check out...
Going with the haunting and intimidating feel of "Aapke Pyar Mein" (RAAZ) in similar sounding tender piano drills, this Vikram Bhatt's stylized thriller picks up with the traditional Sufi-qawalli love duet in the form of "Tu Hi Rab Tu Hi Dua". Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's classically refined vocals picks up every sensitively pitched emotion with flair and matches well with intrinsically classical Indian musical instrumental flows. Tulsi Kumar's shrill-pitched rendition (sounding similar to Anuradha Paudwal) complements well with Shabbir Ahmed well penned lyrics and makes this a strikingly rich narrative soundtrack. Himesh Reshammiya rejuvenates the successful spell of Nadeem Shravan's 90's golden era where almost every duet came in a typical "ghazal" or "qawalli" musical format and succeeds to great extent in enticing listeners. This well-synchronized Reshammiya composition is a winner all the way that has fine blending of resounding vocals going in tandem with an array of Hindustani classical orchestral works that works. "Tu hi Rab Tu Hi Dua (Reprise)" brings the crazy hip-hop emceeing and snazzy "turn-tablism" to fore, where Tulsi Kumar's booming voice in poignant shades collages with the "club-house" DJ maneuvers. It's a "cool" enterprising discotheque fare that can well be interspersed between "club" tracks to change the moods. "Tu Hi Rab Tu Hi Dua (R&B remix)" is the trendiest of the lot. It brings back Rahat's convincing voice back with Tulsi's supporting voice with added racy emceeing that is mixed in optimum proportion; overall Reshammiya delivers a satisfying listening experience in all versions and should hope for a deserving chartbuster in weeks to come. Chartbuster!!!
"Naina Re", a soul-stirring Sufiyana pitched composition brings back the quintessentially renowned Himesh Reshammiya back to fore. It propels back horrifying feel of "lost-paradise" with soothing decorum of soft piano drills in its prelude with a strong melodramatically profound melancholic feel of pathos and desolation that sparkles with gleaming voices, meaningful lyrics and a befitting composition. This sentimentally paced composition brings back Himesh earlier impressive singing stint (of AASHIQ BANAYA AAPNE phase) that connects thematically well with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Shreya Ghoshal's lovable voices. Despite low on creative quotient, it has the desired poignant romantic shades and quality singing that epitomizes the heartrending suffering of the lead protagonists. Reshammiya's dexterity in changing voices, moods and tempos also deserves a special mention that brings myriads of emotional shades to the track. If you have thoroughly cherished tracks like "Tanhayyian" (AAP KA SURROR-THE MOVIE) and "Main Jahan Rahoon" (NAMASTEY LONDON) in the past, then this evocatively felt and smoothly rendered track will surely be an added listening delight. "Naina Re (Reprise)" is tunefully morose and sedate, a theatrically profound treat that can well be enamored on big screen as sentimentally rich background score. High on emotional quotient, it has minimal orchestrations where all three vocalist (Rahat, Himesh and Shreya) voices can be thoroughly enjoyed in their own patent style of singing. After hearing two congenial sounding versions of this soft-sentimental track, the next version comes more for commercial interest as it comes with enthused DJ antics and skills in "Naina Re (remix)". There is infectiously loud "masti" going in those added beat-juggles that concocts well with vocals and later there are oodles of thriving resonating effects, DJ spins that adds to the show. Impressive!!!