Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty
Lyricist: Sayeed Quadri
Every time an Emraan Hashmi film is releasing there are great expectations as far as the music is concerned. Once again this film does not fail to disappoint you. The music of Jannat 2 is a delight for music lovers. Soft, gentle and soul stirring music this one will once again be the top of the charts for a long time. Pritam Chakraborty is at his best again has managed to create magic with lyricist Sayeed Quadri.
Tu Hi Mera: Listen here
Singer: Shafqat Amanat Ali
The first number Tu Hi Mera is a soft melodious sufi number by Shafqat this one is already a chart buster. Like all songs from Emraan Hashmi starrer this one has already captured the hearts of millions of fans. Shafqat is simply impressive and gives the feel that Emraan has rendered the song himself. Though it's reminiscent of other Emraan Hashmi like Pee Loon, Ishq Sufiyana and Haal-E-Dil, this breezy romantic number simply grows on you as you repeat it. It's a pleasant start to the album. Pritam has excelled himself in this song especially with the beats of the tabla which lends it a unique freshness.
Tera Deedar Hua: Listen here
Singer: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Tera Deedar Hua is A qawalli number by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. The song is average and has clichÃ©d. However Rahat Fateh Ali's voice rises above the lyrics and makes it delightful hear as it begins. However it will not have a repeat audience as the track is much more upbeat, making use of a percussive chorus to a point that it starts sounding harsh.
An alternate version of the song is also presented on the album: Tera Deedar Hua (From The Heart) with a similar arrangement, but with softer, mellower vocals from Javed Ali. The second version is my preferred version, but both will have their fans!
Tujhe Sochta Hoon: Listen here
Another soul stirring number by KK Tujhe Sochta Hoon is a moody rock ballad supported by the lilting tracks of the piano. The track itself is reminiscent of many Bhatt-camp tracks. Yet it is one unarguably one of best numbers by KK. Acoustic guitar riffs with delicate strums & haunting chorus are both brilliant but it's that piano which takes the song to another level. The combination of KK's rendition to Pritam's composition will make it a hit number.
There's a reprise version later on in the album entitled Sang Hoon Tere - a slow, lounge electronic version, with the vocal duties handed over to Nikhil Dsouza. It's interesting to see how much a track can change with a bit of tweaking,
Rab Ka Shukrana: Listen here
Singer: Mohit Chauhan
What strikes you at the beginning of the song Rab Ka Shukrana is the lilting soft notes of the piano in the background. Mohit Chauhan's husky voice is at its best. The litlting notes of the piano with the interspersion of the violin makes Mohit Chauhan's voice stand out making it a soul stirring music.
The Rab Ka Shukrana (Reprise version) sung by Anupam Amod - like all the reprise tracks on the album, offers a gentler, softer, version of the song, all edges pared away. A lovely track in itself, it lacks some of the emotional power that Mohit Chauhan's voice brings but has its own merits - some lovely instrumentation and Anupam Amod's yearning soft vocal.
Jannatein Kahan: Listen here
Finally the album rounds off with Janatein Kahan, which is essentially a remix of Jannat super hit Zara Sa it ends with the wooo hooo ooohhh hooo of Jannat.
The song is a mix of electronic guitar and dub step alongside the original song interspersed with rap. It's a curious experimentation but it works especially with K.K. fresh approach to the song.
The second version of the song included on the album Jannatein Kahan (Power Ballad) is a rock ballad version of the epic song, this time with vocals by Nikhil Dsouza, who does a fantastic job
Overall: It will be a hit like all Emran Hashmi's numbers. Pritam though repetitive at times has definitely worked out on a great album.