‘If there are two production houses in Bollywood
that continue to churn out medium budget films
at break neck speed, they are RGV's Factory and
Mukesh Bhatt's Vishesh Films. The family affair
of producer Mukesh Bhatt, presenter Mahesh Bhatt
and hero Emraan Hashmi come together again for '
Zeher - A Love Story ' that stars
Shamita Shetty and Udita Goswami ( Paap
) as the lead heroines. With the first two
promos declaring Shamita Shetty as the one who
has aborted her baby and Udita Goswami as the
other who is expecting one, ' Zeher '
should be one worrisome ride for Emraan trapped
between two ladies. With music by Roop Kumar
Rathod (most of whose work has been recreated by
other composers in the movie) and lyrics by
Saeed Quadri, ' Zeher ' has Mohit Suri
making his debut as a director.
Melody is the key highlight of Anu Malik
recreated track ' Agar Tum Mil Jaayo
' that is sung beautifully by
Shreya Ghoshal. With slight shades and feel of
the numbers from ' Phir Teri Kahani Yaad
Aayi', 'Agar Tum Mil Jaayo' also boasts of
good lyrics. Overall the number is quite
soothing and can he heard at a stretch on a
rainy day. A very good start to the album,
that's the reason why the number keeps making
intermittent appearances with an '
Instrumental ' in the middle and
then twice as a full length solo by Udit Narayan.
Not that the version by Shreya Ghoshal is not
impressive but is the age old charm of Udit
Narayan that takes the song 10 steps further!
Composers Mithun Sharma and Naresh Sharma
recreate ' Woh Lamhe Woh Baatein
', another melodious love song
sung marvelously by newcomer Atif. One instantly
welcomes the new voice as it is quite original,
conveys emotions perfectly and makes the number
immensely enjoyable. A soft pop track, it has
enough potential to come at least close to '
Bheege Hoth Tere ', if not surpass it.
Kudos to the team of composers, lyricist and the
singer for coming out with this touching number.
Shakeel Azmi writes ' Jaane Ja Jaane
Ja ' that has not been touched by
any other composer and is a complete Roop Kumar
Rathod number. On the lines of 'Oh My Love!
Where We I Go Without You?', it is a fine love
song that fits the romantic genre of music quite
well. Udit Narayan and Shreya Ghoshal are
competent as usual in this soft number that
continues the mood of the earlier numbers.
Shakeel Azmi also writes ' Aye
Bekhabar ' that is about the male
protagonist expecting his beloved to 'Look at
him, Love him, but not to Ignore him'. A kind of
composition that we have heard in recent Rathod
movies ( Madhoshi, Tezaab (new)), it
even has KK sounding like the composer Rathod at
places. Overall just an average number that
doesn't quite register well for one to hear it
day in and night out!
The excitement is back pretty soon with the
DJ Mix of ' Woh
Lamhe Woh Baatein ' by D.J.Suketu
that has arrangements by Hycinth D'Souza. The
result is the same as one gets interested in the
proceedings, this time due to a foot tapping
arrangement instead of the soft pop, as in the
This is one of those rare albums where even the
repetition of a single track ( Agar Tum Mil
Jaayo ) throughout the album doesn't make
you feel cheated! ' Zeher ' has a
limited number of songs and majority of them are
nice, melodious and quite catchy. You can still
go ahead and present ' Zeher ' (the
album) to your loved one! Chances are good that
(s)he won't mind it.