While the trailer of Hate Story 3 has already set the theme for the soundtrack, the composers, Meet Bros and Amaal Mallik, have managed to squeeze in a few different sounds. Unlike its predecessor, the short and sweet album of four tracks packs a mixed bag of sensuous and melodious tracks.
Don’t be surprised if Tumhe apna banane ka reminds you of the nostalgic feel of Tumhe apna banaane ki kasam khayi hai from the ‘90s hit Sadak. With this album opener, Amaal Mallik includes his own musical sensibilities in the Nadeem-Shravan-Sameer classic song. Mallik has built his own version by adding a few contemporary sounds and a completely different antara. The composition is quite simple yet engaging, matching the standards of T-Series.
The lyrics penned by Rashmi Virag for the antara complement the writing of Sameer and also flow along with the erotic theme of the film. Neeti Mohan and Armaan Malik seamlessly emote the feel of the song. Since the classic track was highly addictive, the revised version will need some heavy promotion to sit well with listeners.
The sensuous number Tu isaq mera starts with an interesting rap by Earl Edgar. Straying from their regular sound of Baby Doll, composers Meet Bros have experimented with the fusion of Middle East themes and club music. The song is quite a refreshing offer from Meet Bros and is escalated further by a perfect rendition from Neha Kakkar. With the instantly catchy tune and dance beats, the song will receive a definite place on the clubs’ playlists.
Wajah tum hi ho introduces new composer Baman to the Bollywood music scene. Without much experimentation, the composition is light and breezy, complementing the romantic flavour of the song. The tune suits the vocals of Armaan Malik, who has effortlessly rendered this melodious song. The simple treatment of the song doesn’t stand out and since Bollywood is loaded with some of the best harmonious romantic tracks, this song doesn’t impress.
After experimenting with a new tune, the team of Meet Bros and singer Kanika Kapoor is back for the concluding naughty number Needein khul jaati hain. The lyrics are quirky and it seems lyricist Shabbir Ahmed’s imagination has run wild with this song. Although quirky, the tone and flavor of the song suit the theme of the film and don’t seem forced. The musical arrangement reflects the composer’s trademark zest and high-spirited tunes, which are clubbed perfectly with the high-powered vocals of Mika Singh and Kapoor. The basic sound palette of the composition loosely matches Shamshad Begum and Asha Bhosle’s Kajra mohhabbat wala from Kismat.
Verdict: The album stays true to the film’s theme