Anyone can conclude from the trailers of Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baki Hain that the film is pretty dated. Perhaps the film was shot exactly during the time when Here Pheri and its sequel were being filmed. Naturally, the music of the film is pretty dated as well. What is more interesting is the fact that there are several composers who have been roped in to score for the film and also the list of singers include the likes of Shaan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Sukhwinder Singh and others. The film is not a love story but being a comedy, there is enough scope for some funny and foot tapping numbers and we already know that there is an item number.
The title track, ‘Picture Abhi Baki Hain’ is more of an introducer to the plot and narrates the basic crux of the film’s story. Ravi Chopra does a fair job with the lyrics and Shahab Sabri sings it well. Rajendra Shiv has composed ‘Picture Abhi Baki Hain’ and it works to solve the purpose. This is not a song you would fall in love with but given the premise of the film, this is an apt song to say the least.
‘Chala Hai Joshi’ is possibly a song on the protagonist of the film. Suniel Shetty’s name is Amar Joshi in ‘Mere Dost! Picture Abhi Baki Hain’. The lyrics are catchy, penned by Taabish Romani and the composition is interesting, by Parvez Qasar and Subhash Pradhan. ‘Chala Hai Joshi’ is a much better number than the first two tracks of the album.
‘Koi Na Samjha’ changes gears for the album. The soft and slow track makes an impact instantly and although it is not a path breaker or an amazingly brilliantly sung track still it manages to impress. The composition is neat and the lyrics are nice.
‘It’s Rain Rain’ brings together Sunidhi Chauhan and Sukhwinder Singh, the latter has also composed the music for the number. Sunidhi does well and so does Sukhwinder, as a singer and composer. Lyricist Sameer has done an average job. ‘It’s Rain Rain’ is not a chartbuster in the waiting but has a sweet melody to cling on to.
‘Sanam Sanam’ is straight out of the rule book of the 80s or perhaps even from earlier years. Shaan teams up with Shraddha Pandit and Sukhwinder composes the music for this one. ‘Sanam Sanam’ is a pretty average song, given the times we live in.
‘Zindagi Mere Paas’ resembles numerous songs from the past and apparently Sukhwinder Singh has gone retro with his composition. The album ends on a low note and most of the numbers are more of a retro trip down the lane of Bollywood.