On grounds of reality, one fine factor should've got your adrenalines shot with 'Ghajini'. Aye! 2-A factors (Aamir Khan-A.R. Rahman) had enthralled nook and corners with their previous ventures 'Rangeela', 'Lagaan', 'Rang De Basanti' and Aamir's Production 'Jaane Ya Tu Jaane Na'. And now, guess what could be your verdicts after heeding to album of 'Ghajini'. Well we've got it spelled on the tagline 'Run-of-the-mill musical' and merely it's passable score from ARR who fascinated with his spellbinding style in 'Yuvvraaj'. The maestro had hop-skipped different genres with each song to another; be it 'Dil Ka Rishta' or 'Mastam', they sounded great with grand orchestras and unique style of composition. Of course, it's been a mixed bag of simultaneous hits 'n' misses lined up from Rahman with his 'Rang De Basanthi'- 'Guru' - 'Jodha Akbar' - 'Jaane Ya Tu Jaanena' - 'Yuvvraaj' and now 'Ghajini'.
It's not just his directorial debut in Bollywood, but the first time we see Murugadoss and Rahman gearing up together (they hadn't teamed up for Kollywood projects). Tamil version of Ghajini had Harris Jayaraj tuning in laudable melodies and maestro strides with his own élan in the remake. The album comprises of 6 numbers with a duet, an instrumentals and rest of solos...
Guzarish - Elegance unveiled Listen here
Singers: Javed Ali, Sonu Nigam
Perhaps, with the sensational promos continually screened all over, 'Guzarish' should've really grabbed everyone's senses much before audio hitting the markets. All praises for Javed Ali as he turns entire glares with huskily-toned voice. Right from alpha; with his mesmerizing hum, Javed carries off the entire song with his plushy intonations. Well, does the song possesses Rahman's USPs? Obviously, synthesized-beats aren't so catchy. But don't miss the fantastic vistas of transfixing vocals filled-in and mandolin played by Seenu. Overall, it's a song that'll go straight into everyone's stereos and Ipods undeleted for long time.
Aye Bachchu - Suzanne's show Listen here
Hah! It's a bedazing piece from Suzanne. Her style of vocalizing illustrates her unstrained approach on rendering this song. Of course, she impinges on with her bold voice that more or less goes the same as Sunidhi Chauhan. Awesome indeed, the rhythmic notes on lead guitars by Ivan, Neil and Sanjeev make it happen as a live concert of western rock (but not the best as Shankar-Ehasan-Loy's score on guitar in Rock On). Srinivas' supervising on Suzanne's shifting of paradigms of vocalisms are over-the-top and somewhat noteworthy. Beguiling combos of percussions, guitars and fill-ins of single notes on bass instruments make the show more lavish. On the dot, Rahman seems to have coalesced Madonna's style of voice and rhythmic patterns that sounds alike ones in Backstreet Boys.
Kaise Mujhe - Heart-binding duet Listen here
Singers: Benny Dayal, Shreya Ghosal
Its synthesized harpsichords and fortepiano played on interlude with simple percussions mingled in the following seconds. With Andante cantabile set on rhythms, it's a melodious duet rendered by Benny Dayal and Shreya Ghosal. Well, both singers and brightly-spotted instruments tantamount and song would peak to the best once it goes on visuals. Nevertheless, this isn't as extraordinary from the trio Benny Dayal-Shreya Ghosal-Rahman as with 'Tu Hi Meri Dost' in Yuvvraaj.
Bekha - Off an unusual panache Listen here
And again, the teasers are sure to have got the tunes lined in your minds. Bekha seems to be appearing on the screens as young lad falls for the beauteous missy. As the courtesy goes, couple of samples on rhythmic tunes seems to have been picked from samples4.com. Martin's booming saxophone adds rich colors to the tango-typed rhythms. The entire song is about Karthik's ostentatious modulations on tongue-twisting words that have been fabulously enunciated. Saxophone, trombones, strings and piano keeps flowing simultaneously for the complete 5mins. Yeah! Getting to watch Aamir Khan in 6 different stylish get-ups should again make it more pop.
Latoo - Middling on all vistas Listen here
Singer: Shreya Ghosal
Be it style, rhythms or kind of sound; nothing sounds the best as other numbers. Possibly, lets us doubt is it straight from the shoulders of Rahman? Nothing of his archetypal elegance is spotted other than choral vocalisms of Tanvi, Sakthi, Anisha and Suvi along with Benny, Karthik and Tippu. Shreya Ghosal's decent efforts look more appealing and Pravin Mani's English lyrics with atypical rhythms may sound more in disco floors.
Kaise Mujhe (Instrumental) - All praises for Kiran Listen here
Symphonious instrumentals of classic 'n' western styles mingled get us for a soothing ride of melodious tune. Fine! It's Kiran's flute that eclipses every bits of tunes including Shreya's voice in the second minute of song. Perhaps, Neil Mukherji's pleasant-sounding notes on guitars accompanies for making it more glistening. Interlude in the initial seconds played reminds us one of Rahman's recent tunes in Tamil (similar to 'I Miss You Da' from Sakkarakatti). Exquisitely as background scoring, the instrumental may enhance the emotional feel on screens.
On the whole, Rahman's musical on 'Ghajini' looks quite middling as compared with his trenchant work in 'Yuvvraaj'. Indeed, amongst all his ventures with Aamir Khan, the melodies spelled by maestro aren't attention-getting. With promos continually hitting the screens of television round the clocks, Aamir Khan would extend his brilliant tactics and make the songs topping out.
Rating : ***
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