“Vivah”; Music director: Ravindra Jain; Lyrics: Ravindra Jain; Music Label: Saregama; Rating: **
Think of Ravindra Jain and one is reminded of his classic compositions – “Chitchor”, “Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se”, “Geet Gaata Chal”. His new venture “Vivah”, however, fails to create that old magic.
“Vivah” has a number of melodious songs but somehow Rajshri Productions’ old time favourite Jain, could not add much variety. This is Jain’s 17th film with Rajshri.
All the tracks are related to situations arising out of the romance between Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao.
The opening song “Mujhe haq hai” by Udit Narayan and Shreya Ghoshal is a slow melody. The next two numbers – the soft “Do anjaane ajnabi” and “Milan abhi aadha adhura hai” – are also rendered by Narayan and Ghoshal.
“Tere dwar pe aayi baraat” is a lively marriage number sung by Sudesh Bhonsle and Ravindra Jain.
The next number “Jai gauri maa” is a devotional song by Pamela Jain.
The second side of the album starts with the situational number “Kal jisne janam yahan paaya” sung by Kumar Sanu and Suresh Wadekar that talks about the actors upbringing.
Then comes the mischievous pre-marriage number “O jiji” sung by Jain and Ghoshal.
Wadekar and Aparna Bhagwat croon the sentimental “Chhota sa saajan (savaiyaa)” – a song about father-daughter affection.
“Radhey krishan ki jyoti (savaiyaa)” is another devotional number by Ghoshal.
The album ends with the marriage celebration song “Hamari shaadi mein” sung by Babul Supriyo and Ghoshal.
An all-out Indian album, the music of “Vivah” fails to emerge as successful as other Rajshri family potboilers – “Maine Pyar Kiya”, “Hum Aapke Hain Kaun” and “Hum Saath Saath Hain”.
Though all the numbers are quite listen-able and melodious, there are hardly any differentiating elements. Listen through the whole album and it seems that one song has been repeated on and on.