Prashant Kaushik Tue, 17 Apr 2007
After the marginal success of "Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd", music director duo Vishal-Shekhar have composed another seemingly bouncy compilation in "Ta Ra Rum Pum". The album is relatively small by our Hindi film industry standards as it has only six tracks and there is not a single remix.
The title track "Ta ra rum pum" is sung by Shaan, Mahalaxmi Iyer, Sneha Suresh and Shravan Suresh - Vishal-Shekhar have used four different voices for four leading characters of the movie. Consistent whistling makes this track vivacious. The lyrics, however, lack creativity.
"Hey shona" is sung by Shaan and Sunidhi Chauhan in their melodious voices. It is a slow euphonious track conveying the feelings of two lovers for each other. Apt dhol and drum beats and spirited guitaring gels with the lyrics, which for the most part remain mediocre.
"Nache le" is one jaunty track full of vigour. Sonu Nigam and Somya Roah lend their voice to the song, which is an open invitation for the listeners to dance. The background score is more of a mix and match variety. The lyrics further convey the robust Punjabi spirit of dance and celebration.
"Ta ra ra ra rum" is another mellifluous track sung exceedingly well by Shreya. This one is a slow lyrical track and marks a turning point in the movie with its sanguine tone. Piano play is the mainstay of the music. It is repetitive at some places and relatively long as well.
"Ab to forever" is about the eternal male-female war of words about love. It begins with rhythmic dholak beats and Vishal's mumbo-jumbo. The Hinglish lyrics reflect the contemporary lingo of youth.
"Saayiaan" is a song that expresses Sufi spirit, crooned by Vishal Dadlani on an inspiring note. Though the rendition falls short of creating that soothing effect through the lyrics, it gels well with the music.
Although attempts have been made to compile an assorted album it turns out to be mediocre. At some places, there seem to be traces of "Salaam Namaste". Some more creativity and imagination might have lifted the album above average.