Yippee! For those who yearned to heed over spellbinding musical scores, here comes A.R. Rahman's phenomenal gifts of composition, literary and playing skill surmounting to the extremum. The sensational duo combo Subash Ghai-Rahman electrified with their scintillating piece with 'Taal' and of course 'Yuvvraaj' offers chest-full-of delights. Perhaps, before owning a copy of this album, make sure it is not for those of you who want Rahman's full-toned sweet melodies, but those who desire to listen to the driving energies of Mozart, Yehudi Menuhin, Beethoven and indeed contemporary musician Rahman blended together. If you're gonna question, "Are the tunes so entrancing?" Obviously, it isn't a clichéd piece of work of turning Gulzar's lyrical lines into tunes. Singers have displayed their emotions and it's stupendously balanced by sharp clarity of instrumental texture. You're sure to lose yourselves out on the purity and sweetness of realistic music.
Dil Ka Rishta - Enchanting score by Rahman
Singers: Sonu Ningam, Roop Kumar Rathod, A.R.Rahman, Clinton Cerejo, Suzanne D'Mello, Vivinenne Pocha
The interlude goes on with fortepiano followed by fast flowing orchestral violins and stringed instruments played together. The elegantly noble Andante cantabile keeps accompanying throughout 7.39mins of songs turning down the spotlights and arresting your senses. Never-seen-before vocalisms of singers who keep sustaining at high level tones and A.R. Rahman rendering his voice in middle parts are fascinating. Sonu Ningam strides with his uttermost spirits in churning the best out of him. Roop Kumar Rathod, Clinton Cerejo, Suzanne D'Mello and Vivienne Pocha add more to the attractive quotients. Moreover, the song has a mix of symphonic genre blended with contemporary western beats and of course the carnatic ragas. This should have really evoked your previsions of how this exquisite melody would sound. Go ahead; get yourselves transfixed with it ....
Shano Shano - Merely for disco floors
Singers: Sonu Nigam, Srinivas, Kartik, Timmy, Sunaina, Vivienne Pocha, Tina.
Again it's Sonu Ningam taking on lead along with Srinivas, Karthik and Sunaina. But their exquisite voices get eclipsed by the winkling techno-beats. Well, the melodious tunes seem to be bit mediocre at certain parts. But Subash Ghai with his sorcerous abilities in cinematography would have got the best on visuals. The song would go reiterated over and over straight onto the discotheques.
Shano Shano (Remix) - Sleek and stylish
Distinctive peppy mix of instrumental synthesizers in hand with brilliantly engineered work gets the best sound. Jazzy beat with chorally-stringed chords blended with techno-bass all throughout the rap is sure to turn you zippy. Preludes are completely played on sync-thick leads and Ember sways tattling with rap lines are awesome. With refrains of 'Shano Shano' continually recapitulated by female chorus, makes the entire 2.35mins effectually lavish...
Mastam Mastam - Chilling your senses
Singers: Sonu Ningam, Alka Yagnik, Naresh and Benny
Looks like Sonu Ningam haps to be the ducky lad for Rahman. He fleets rendering his voice for end-to-end of different genres all throughout the album. Well, this song sounds to be having been placed in elated situation. So, what makes the song so special? A perfect orchestration of singers and instruments don't overshadow voices at any extent... Rhythmic Rumba chords on guitars keeps flowing through and last minute of the song you've the best combo of strings and percussions blended.... Probably, you can expect a better dance over there on the screen.
Manmohini Morey - Mix of classic 'n' western
Singer: Vijay Prakash
Merely, a fusion of Hindustani Ragas rendered by Gulzar and synthesized western beats by maestro. Vijay Prakash vocalizes more or less similar with the styles of Ustad Ali Khan and 'Sang-froid' would be the best term to entitle this number. Surely, you'll feel this to be an already experienced musical and of course it's alike 'Dheem Ta Dare' from Thakshak (singer: Suja Bhattacharya, Music: A.R.Rahman).
Tu Hi Meri Dost - Ever-cherishing melody
Singers: Benny Dayal, Shreya Ghosal, A.R. Rahman.
Over-the-top! No other words to ennoble this splendiferous song. Gulzar's transfixing lyrical lines and the ostentatious music. Well, Benny Dayal stuns rendering voice on higher octaves. Well, A.R. Rahman and Shreya Ghosal scintillate proportionally... Highlighting part of the tunes keeps shifting on scales during versus. Again, stringed instruments keep flowing all through and don't miss the strings part in the interlude...
Main Hoon Yuvvraaj - For fans of Sallu Bhai
Singer: Salman Khan
Looks like it's a part of librettos in the flick and merely, fans of Salman Khan will have great likeability his voice. It isn't an original piece tuned by Rahman and nothing much to appreciate about him... Preferably, you would find this orchestral tune somewhere in best music libraries. (You could have noticed this on Background for Vikram Bhatt's 1920)
Tu Muskura - Hear it for Alka Yagnik
Singers: Alka Yagnik, Javed Ali
It's been a long time; Rahman spells his best clichéd melody with his favorite singer Alka Yagnik. Awesome! Rhythm may sound to be bit silent, but there is something more you discover on heeding your ears so keenly. There is blend of strings, harp, Cello and vibes all through and music buffs would really get spell-bound. Javed Ali grabs your attention with his portions...
Zindagi - Gulzar's show
Gulzar's Ghazal style of lyrics rules and it's a complete show by Srinivas. Perhaps, for our best guess after glimpsing through the lyrics, assumptions may be drawn it's a pure ballad. Individualistic emotions are precisely spelled through words while plain chords on guitars stimulate the same feel for listeners.
Verdict: Hip Hip Hooray! An Indian Mozart indeed...
Rating :**** ½
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