|Adnan Sami is back with his second Indipop album, 'Tera Chehra', released by T-Series. His first album, 'Kabhi To Nazar Milao', with Magnasound was a tremendous success, and now T-Series has reportedly paid him a huge amount for this album. Helping out Adnan with the lyrics of 'Tera Chehra' is Sameer, who has mostly been doling out trash in most of his film soundtracks, but is nevertheless in good form here.
The opening track, 'Tera Chehra' is a sure shot chart buster. Composed by Adnan himself, it is a nice, melodious track. Sameer's lyrics for once complement the composition and prove to be an asset. The music arrangement is easy on the ears. Rendered by Adnan in his inimitable style, the track is bound to go down well with the masses and should prove to be a winner all the way.
'Meri Yaad' is a mediocre track marred by ordinary composition and even more ordinary lyrics. This is one track that makes you want to hit the skip button. Adnan as singer is his usual self, but overall the track does not amount to much. The composition of 'Tere Bina' is easy on the ears. Sameer's lyrics are effective here while Adnan scores both as singer and composer.
'Nain Se Nain Mila' is off the beaten track in the sense that Adnan as a composer has tried to incorporate a fusion element and succeeds in creating a different sound. The lyrics by Sameer are okay while Adnan as a singer impresses again.
'Roothay Huay' is another composition that makes an impact. Sameer's lyrics and Adnan's rendition does make one recall some similar sounding Kishore Kumar hits of the seventies. But in the end, 'Roothay Huay' stands on its own steam.
'Saanson Mein' has Adnan trying to attempt something different once again. But unlike 'Nain Se Nain Mila', he does not meet with much success here. His composition is a little below par, making the track sound ordinary. The base is once again Indian music but its fusion with Western classical music does not impress. As a singer too, Adnan sounds a bit repetitive.
'Teri Bahon Mein' is another mediocre track. Although Adnan as a composer and singer is good but the overall impact is lacking in something. Sameer is once again the culprit by dishing out ordinary lyrics.
The penultimate track is one that was talked about even before the release of the album since it features Amitabh Bachchan singing along with Adnan. Titled, ' Kabhi Naee', it bears a lot of resemblance to Sami's 'Lift Karadey' track from his previous album in terms of its theme. Even the words sound similar to those in 'Lift Karadey'. But despite this, the track works, thanks to the energetic rendition by both Amitabh and Adnan. A sure shot winner this.
The concluding track is an unplugged version of the opening track, 'Tera Chehra'. This one should get an entry in the hit list of various pubs and nightspots.
On the whole, 'Tera Chehra' confirms the fact that the success of 'Kabhi To Nazar Milao' was no flash in the pan and Adnan is here to stay. Filled with romantic tracks, this one too has the potential to do well.