AR Rahman is a different composer in Hindi and in Tamil films.
From Taal to Dil Hi Dil Main, you
travel from a filmi variety that is very Bombayish-style and then to something that is
interesting to absolutely brilliant, depending on the situation of the song.
At first, the "Ae Naazamen Suno Na" sounds like a
re-hash of the all so famous Titanic-Celine Dion song. But, before anything too exciting
starts, the music changes into a pleasurable listening. Abhijeet is
greathis voice is perfect for the soothing song. Rahman picks his singers with great
precision, and is successful this time. The music consists of a very average chorus that
makes sounds that usually dont make any sense, peaceful drums that keep a calm beat,
and a flute that keeps the melody.
The second song, "Chand Aaya Re" is absolutely one
of the best songs I have heard this year. The variation of beats and tones and drums is
absolutely mesmerizing. And the constant garba beat is just splendid. On top of
that, Udits voice drives one crazybecause it is that creative
and beautiful. His ease of singing and use of style is so imaginative that the song really
becomes an excitement and one wishes to rewind the song over and over again. The garba
beat starts the song, another really peaceful paced beat follows with the garba
sticks disappearing and the voice of the recently married Kavita Krishnamurti arriving.
Kavita sounds like she is singing with deep feeling and is an additional asset to the
song. After a paragraph of the peaceful beat, the garba beat is overlaid again,
but this time only for one paragraph. The peaceful beat resumes thereafter, and rather
than starting with Udits voice, it starts with Kavitas voice. The song finally
ends with a conclusion of this beat with a chorus that blends into the song really well.
AR Rahmans diverse knowledge of music really shows off in this song, especially
after hearing his beautiful compositions in Taal and Dil Se last
year, which were nothing like this song, but beautiful yet.
Ok, so the rest of the album isnt much to talk about. But, the first two make up
for all that. The next song is a simple love song, "Dola Dola"
kind of similar to AR Rahman tunes of Humse Hain Muqabla and
this movie combined. The fourth song is about some internet love
its called "Oh
all I can think is "Save me from Maria!" The
fifth song is "Roja Roja"
no not from Roja, from
Dil Hi Dil Main. Its sung by Hariharan again, but the song doesnt
reach the heights of the first version. Hariharan is beautiful but the song is just
The final song, "Sawar Gayee" is tuned to the
voices of Srinivas and Udit. The beat is somewhat similar to "Chaaiya
Chaaiya" at first, but that isnt evident till the voices on top of the
beat are removed, because the melody is totally different. But, then
magic the beat turns to the beat that was in the slow parts of "Chand Aaya Re."
And Udit is absolutely spectacular. Then AR Rahman does some real Jaadu, he turns
the beat back to the original "Chaaiya Chaaiya" style beat and mixes in
a variety of stuff into it, including some slow violin.
Anyhow, overall, an average album for ARR, but very much above average for almost all
other composers. ARR really shows his talent with the variety of music styles in this
album and the singing creativity shown by the singers. So, why are you still reading this
review? Go hear it or get it for "Chaand Aaya Re" if nothing else.