“ Genre: Soundtrack / Artist: Various Artists / Soundtrack / Audio CD released 2006-04-18 at Saregama „
Pritam's association with Bhatts' films have always been renowned for fantastic music and Gangster's OST only strengthens the fact.
K.K sounds fresh and juvenile in 'Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai'-the quintessential romantic track every Bhatt film has to have. I have a personal feeling that K.K gets the best of Pritam's tracks and this track only proves my point further. Tu Hi Mera Shab Hai is a fantastic track by all means-the lyrics are breezy,the composition very contemporary and rock-ish. Play this loud in your car or slow while relaxing!
Pritam brings in James(a Bangladeshi rockstar) to sing 'Bheegi Bheegi' and it's an intense experience. James turns out to be a fantastic find-his husky voice is a refreshing addition to the scene. Pritam's tune is haunting but James' vocals overpowers everything here. Bheegi Bheegi will be remembered for long!
The album takes a lovey-dovey turn with 'Lamha Lamha'-a romantic duet by Abhijeet and Sunidhi Chauhan. The lyrics are candy floss,the tune light and breezy and the song turns out to be very pleasant to the ears.
Pritam takes the album to new heights with 'Ya Ali' where he uses another new singer called Zubeen Garg who turns out to be a show stealer too! Zubeen's soulful voice takes you through an emotional journey and since the song has a lot of Sufi influences, the vocals fit the scenario perfectly. Pritam's tune carry a lot of depth and pain, and the sadness is carried through the lyrics and vocals. Ya Ali needs to be heard! One of the best of that year for sure!
The last original track of the album is 'Mujhe Mat Roko' sung very well by Kavita Seth. You will hardly come across such a song in an Indian films-Mujhe Mat Roko is slow and poignant.Pritam's minimalistic tune allows Kavita's powerful voice to take control and the strong lyrics create huge impact on the listener's mind. Beautiful!
Gangster's OST might well be Pritam's best work.All the tracks carry romantic flavor,but each track caters to a different mood of love.
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai - K.K.
2 Bheegi Bheegi
3 Lamha Lamha - Abhijeet
4 Ya Ali - Zubeen
5 Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai [Euro Mix] - K.K.
6 Mujhe Mat Roko
7 Lamha Lamha - Abhijeet, Sunidhi Chauhan
8 Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai - K.K.