Music - Sajid-Wajid, Lyrics – Jalees Sherwani, Neelesh Mishra, Kausar Munir
David Dhawan’s Chashme Baddoor is the remake of the 1981 film of the same name. It is a romantic comedy revolving around a girl and three friends. The film has an over the top, youthful feel to it with its music trying to recreate the same tone.
We’ll start off with Sonu Nigam’s quirkily titled, Har Ek Friend Kamina Hota Hai, though Sonu has put his heart into the song and the composers have tried to make it peppy but its instrumentation and lyrics make it an average song.
Next up is Dhichkyaaon Doom Doom which has two versions, one sung by Ali Zafar and Shreya Ghoshal with Wajid replacing Zafar in the second. This is by far the best song of the album with its arrangement giving it a very mid 70’s fun tone. Zafar and Shreya recreate the era perfectly with their voices while Wajid does a decent job in the other version.
Then there is Early Morning which has two versions again, one done by Sonu Nigam and the other by Ali Zafar. There is only so much both the singers can do when the composition and lyrics don’t give them anything to work on.
Mika and Wajid follow with Ishq Mohallah which doesn’t quite have the former’s signature stamp. It is a mash up of bhangra, qawwali and jazz with nothing really working for it.
Andha Ghoda Race Mein Dauda by Ali Zafar and Wajid tries to be a rock track. While it succeeds with its arrangement and vocals, the lyrics are a total misfit pulling the track down.
The music of Chashme Baddoor doesn’t have much going for it as neither does it work in trying to be diverse nor does it come up with a consistent tone reflecting the film’s mood. We’ll give it 1.5 out of 5.