Like or dislike love stories, this one is sure to quake you off your feet. The music of I Hate Luv Storys is fresh and is love personified. We know the title is sounds so anti love but trust me the album aint! The album is very buoyant and the love quotient is soaring in every song. It’s a citified album which has all the urban culture in all songs and Vishal Shekhar the musical duo of the film has left no stones unturned to the youth culture of today. The music is peppy, new, fresh, pro-love, optimistic and romantic of course. I Hate Luv Storys stars Sonam Kapoor and Imran Khan I the lead. With this movie debutante director Punit Malhotra makes his debut in Bollywood. The movie is produced by Karan Johar, Vishal Shekhar is the music duo of I Hate Luv Storys.
The Imran Khan-Sonam Kapoor-starrer, helmed by debutant director Punit Malhotra, offers five original soundtracks and three remixes. Music was released on the 25th of May, 2010.
Starting with “Jab Mila Tu” crooned by Vishal Dadlani has spread over the masses real quick. The song maintains a good tempo to it and is very enjoyable. The lyrics are penned down by Anvita Dutt Guptan. Vishal has sung the song in the way he sang Jaane Kyun from Dostana. The song has got the same upshot and so archetypal Vishal. Vishal’s singing career has surely take off and is gaining prominence in Bollywood.
Subsequently is “Bin tere”, which is arguably the most soothing poignant track in the album. It commences with English lyrics, followed by Hindi lyrics. Eminent Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali’ has voiced for the song. This beautiful rendition turns it into a soulful and melodious number. The song is really easy on ear and mellow. Even Sunidhi Chauhan plays a cameo in the end. This one is sure to make hoopla. “Bin tere” has two more versions, a remixed version, which has a fast tempo and is a bit groovy, a discotheque version. The other is a reprised version by Shekhar Ravijiani.
Third is the title track from the movie I Hate Luv Storys crooned by Vishal Dadlani. This one’s off the hook. A pacey one with usage of hinglish is sure to gain prominence within the young masses.
Well, till this point it was the guys who were crooning all the tracks. But, the next track “Bahara” will leave you stunned. It’s the girl power in the album crooning this one. The team of Sona Mohapatra and Shreya Ghoshal has crooned this folk and contemporary mixed fusion track. This one is a beautiful rendition. This too has another version called Chill, which is sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has a great voice and his voice does justice to the song as he croons it so melodiously that you will have a hard time figuring out which one is better, the chill version or the female version.
Finally, there is “Sadka”, which is again a love ballad by Suraj Jagan and Mahalakshmi Iyer. This is purely a harmonious love song in the album.
On an whole I Hate Luv Storys takes Bollywood to old school romance as it brings some serious romance to the plate. Bollywood hasn’t seen much of a romance in near past quiet like this one. Hope IHLS like its music does well in the box office. The music has surely taken off well and is all thumps up!!!