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Any Yash Raj film boasts of a fantastic soundtrack,and if it be a love story the expectations just go one notch higher! Dil Toh Pagal Hai features Uttam Singh as the composer and Anand Bakshi as the lyricist.
The title track 'Dil To Pagal Hai' has to be the best title track of the year 1997, with singers Udit Narayan and Lata Mangeshkar getting into the romantic mood. The composition has a lot of traditional roots, and Uttam Singh deserves a lot of credit for not corrupting it with other influences. Just put this is on repeat on a rainy day and feel the love!
Asha Bhonsle's 'Le Gayi' is conventional hindi film music-with catchy portions,entertaining bits and a whole lot of swooning. While the song is not as good as the other songs in the album, it sure does keep you entertained with the visuals.
Classical singer Hariharan and legendary Lata Mangeshkar comes together to fulfill dreams of many listeners. Just to hear them sing together is treat. A soft number like 'Ek Duje Ke Vaaste' brings lot of stability to an album. The lyrics are again on the romantic lines,though less candy floss.
The album comes back to its playful nature with 'Bholi Si Surat'-another fine track. I would categorise this song under rom-com! Uttam Singh's use of instruments throughout the album will remind you of 90s,the lyrics are dreamy and the composition pretty simple.
My favorite track of the album has to be 'Pyar Kar', another song by Udit and Lata. This is one of the most romantic tracks you would ever get to hear, love is so evident that you can't help but have a big smile on your face. The lyrics are very cute and you are again mesmerized by Lata's silky voice. One wonders how she sounded so cute despite her age but thats Lata Mangeshkar for you. Come fall in love!
'Koi Ladki Hai' by the same singers will make you dance, the song is ultra cute and very addictive; it infuses happiness into the listener's mind. Uttam Singh deserves a lot of credit for creating such memorable tunes, tunes that uplift your mood, revitalises your romantic mood, and doesn't sound repetitive.
Udit Narayan and Lata Mangeshkar are a regular for the album, and they team up yet again for 'Are re are'-which is another fine track. Are re are follows the same route as the previous songs of the album, and carries a lot of romantic overtones. Both singers are veterans, and such fine rendition is always expected from them; both singers effortlessly shift gears throughout.
'The Dance of Envy'-a musical piece ends the album. The musical piece picks up gradually and becomes constant when it reaches its peak. It creates an impact with the visuals, but is quite ordinary without it.
Dil To Pagal Hai was a milestone album and remains as one of the most popular romantic indian soundtracks of all time