2007 to a large extent belonged to Pritam Chakraborty with three biggest soundtracks of the year -- Awarapan, Life in a Metro, and Jab We Met, along with various other hit singles. In 2008, Chakraborty composed for 11 soundtracks, thus stamping his name among the top music composers of India in a relatively short period of three years from the time of his first success, Dhoom. Jab We Met is an important milestone in the career of Chakraborty signifying his coming of age and his maturing ideals. He utilizes more established singers here like Ustad Rashid Khan ("Aaoge Jab Tum"), Ustad Sultan Khan ("Aao Milo Chalo") and Mohit Chauhan of Silk Route fame. Moreover, the charges of plagiarism are confined to just two songs -- "Aao Milo Chale" from "Di Belakangku" of Indonesian band Peterpan's 2005 OST for the Indonesian film Alexandria and "Yeh Ishq Kya" from Paris-based Indonesian singer Anggun's "Être Une Femme." Despite these charges, the reason to cheer comes from the fact that more successful singles from this soundtrack are saved from these allegations -- "Mauja Hi Mauja" is the biggest dance track of the year sung by Punjabi icons Lab Janjua and Mika in two different versions, and "Tum Se Hi" is easily the best love ballad of the year. Sandesh Shandilya is roped in as a guest composer for the Indian classical style of "Aaoge Jab Tum." There's a diverse nature about this album in terms of different genres thrown together with relative ease and thus it figures high on the top album lists of most critics. Jab We Met was not publicized as heavily as some of its contemporaneous releases, and it thus missed some initial hype yet gathered a significant reputation later through word of mouth.
AllMusic Review by Bhasker Gupta