“We Are Family” is the official remake of award-winning English movie “Stepmom” starring Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon. The movie has been shot in Australia and stars Kajol, Kareena and Arjun Rampal. Directed by first-timer Siddharth P Malhotra, We Are Family is a family drama about two women caught in an extraordinary situation. Music has been composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and produced by Karan Johar. Lyrics have been written by Irshad Kamil and Anvita Dutt.
The album begins with duet “Aankhon mein neendein” sung by talented duo of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Shreya Ghosal. The song depicts honeyed flavor of a new romance. The track is quite good but not something that you will linger over.
Next number has been sung by Akriti Kakkar, Suraj Jagan and Anushka Manchanda. It is more of a desi rock which seems like an ode to Elvis Presley. Lyrics are not that very impressive but you must give credit to the singer troika for putting in their best.
“Reham o Karam” rendered by electrifying combination of Shankar Mahadevan and Vishal Dadlani is a tender and soothing track. Quite similar to “Noor-e-Khuda” from My Name is Khan, It has a sentimental feel to it. A wonderful sung made even more appealing by the quality of the singers.
Next up is “Hamesha & forever” rendered by wonderful pair of Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghosal. It is a melodious albeit melancholic tribute to eternal affections. Song is sure to make you emotional. The sad theme continues with “Sun le dua yeh aasman” sung by Bela Shende of “Su Che” fame.
All in all, this album is certainly not the best of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy but we can safely give it one try.