Given A.R. Rahman's reputation of constantly churning out stunning music with every release, this one falls short of the creative mastery that Rahman is known for. Though his signature sound is evident throughout this package and such heavyweights as Hariharan, Kay Kay, and Sonu Nigam are present, Duniya Dilwalon Ki fails to offer much aside from the only highlight, "Mustafa, Mustafa," sung by Rahman himself. By providing teenage-oriented music, Rahman stays true to the theme of the film, and the influence of his earlier releases is exemplified in this work. The success of Rangeela and Bombay had already made him a star composer in India; Duniya Dilwalon Ki is considered by many as catering to the growing demand of his music. "Jaari Jaa E Hawa" and "O Meri Jaa" are love songs typical of Rahman-styled vocal melody backed by ambient soundscapes. "Jaana Jaana" and "Hello Doctor" are fine offerings with pulsating drum'n'bass and interlaced flute melodies. Duniya Dilwalon Ki, just like Rahman's other releases of the '90s, has an instantly recognizable sound that has no visible external influences, and even a below average release by Rahman earns higher marks than the music of most other composers in this genre.
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AllMusic Review by Bhasker Gupta