‘Alone’ is an official remake of the Thai horror film of the same name. The Hindi remake, like the original, is a horror film but with elements of erotica in it. This is the second album, after Aashiqui 2, which has Jeet Gannguli, Mithoon and Ankit Tiwari credited on the same album. Though there have been films where two of these three people have been credited as composers in a single album, this is the second time all of them come together for an album.
“Katra Katra” is a sensuous love song that has been picturised on lead pair Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover. Ankit Tiwari’s music is good with a heavy techno background complementing the use of instruments like the acoustic guitar and the flute. Ankit delivers his usual drone-like style, which works very well with the mood of the song. Prakriti Kakar gives him good company with a lot of oomph in her voice. Abhendra Kumar Upadhyay writes lines that beautifully convey the sensual energy of the number.
The prelude, where one hears a male voice humming a few lines, reminds one of Mithoon’s “Tere Bin” from Bas Ek Pal. However, the song takes a different route altogether. Of late, Mithoon’s music had started showing signs of creative ageing, as most of the songs composed by him sounded similar to one another. “Awaara” has Mithoon’s stamp all over it but the tune is unmistakably fresh. Mithoon, as always, employs minimal arrangements to create a sublime effect. One looks forward to the composer experiment more with his music with such songs and not restrict himself to a specific style.
Jeet Gannguli composes “Chand Aasmano Se Laapata”, an ordinary romantic number carrying a sound that would have probably worked a decade ago. The song tries hard to come across as a mellifluous love song but it does not really succeed. Sandeep Singh’s lyrics are strictly functional because of the use of overly familiar phrases. Bhaven Dhanak, who made his debut with the Sneha Khanvalkar composed “Tanki” from Youngistaan, gets an opportunity to sing a solo number and he makes the most of it.
Raghav Sachar recreates Dr, Zeus’s “Touch My Body”. What’s interesting is that as many as eight lyricists have been credited for writing the song. While seven lyricists write the original song, Kumaar writes some additional lines for the film version. Aditi Singh Sharma does very well with her stylized rendition. Raghav does not incorporate too many sounds and keeps the arrangements light. The way he teases the listeners with the sound of the flute is very interesting.
While “Katra Katra” and “Awaara” have already made a mark with some good visuals accompanying them, a well shot music video should help “Touch My Body” become popular. Alone is a reasonably good soundtrack that should help in promoting the film.