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Krrish
 
Producer: Rakesh Roshan
Director: Rakesh Roshan
Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Rekha, Priyanka Chopra, Naseeruddin Shah, Sharat Saxena, Maninee Mishra
Music: Rajesh Roshan, Salim-Sulaiman Merchant
Lyrics: Nasir Faraaz, Ibraheem Ashq, and Vijay Akela
Singers: Sonu Nigum, Shreya Ghoshal, Udit Narayan, Kunal Ganjawala, Rafaqat Ali Khan, and Alka Yagnik
Audio On: T-Series    Number of Songs: 7
Album Released on: 28 April 2006
Reviewed by: Shruti Bhasin  - Rating: 8.5 / 10
 
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Krrish...India´s first all-out superhero adventure is a film that will surely have the cash registers ringing in June 2006. Following up on Koi Mil Gaya (2003), Rakesh Roshan teams up with his son to bring us the sequel to his mega hit. As usual, Rajesh Roshan is back for the music, and he never disappoints his brother, as we´ve seen in past hits like: Khoon Bhari Maang, Kishen Kanaiya, Koyla, Karan Arjun, Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, and of course Koi Mil Gaya. Does Krrish´s music succeed? Let´s take a look . . .

The album begins with Pyar Ek Kahani with Sonu Nigum as the lead vocal. Its safe to say that he is always reliable for these mellow tunes and suits almost any hero´s voice. Shreya Ghoshal provides the vocals for Priyanka Chopra. They make a good singing pair, as they’ve proved before. This song is another feather in their caps. This tune should become very popular by the time the movie releases. The highlights are simple and catchy lyrics by Ibraheem Ashq and the violins.

Koi Tumsa Nahin is a great tune, once again, with Sonu and Shreya who breeze through the song. The intro to the song with the guitar and tabla beats is infectious. It has a distinct feel to perhaps a rock song because of the various drumming sounds making it a medium-paced tune. The lyrics by Nasir Faraaz stand out more here than in the standard song. Big Band Mix is the remix version of the song, it’s a jazzy number with saxophones, drums, and piano being the main highlights. It’s just a little bit faster than the original, but not better. Various instruments are used for this version; perhaps just an instrumental would’ve made this less tedious than a singing track.

Chori Chori Chupke Chupke is the next track as the necessary love duet. Udit Narayan, making only one apperance on the album, is flawless, and Shreya compliments him well. From the start, the song can be picturized on a mountain top or hill station and the beats of the flutes and tabla will have you pressing rewind. Once the song begins, you are launched into a very catchy tune, excellent singing and lyrics by Nasir Faraaz that gel with the song altogether. It makes me think of Kuch Ho Gaya from Kishen Kanaiya. Verdict: Best song of the album!


Dil Na Diya has Kunal Ganajawala in this track. Dance beats with techno mixture in the beginning kicks off the song as it describes how people should fall in love, to know how to give your heart away. Kunal has no difficulty with the song. Also, it took a few listens to get used to, but it’s not bad. Lyrics by Vijay Akela are likeable once the song grows on you.

Editor's Note: Dil Na Diya has been strongly inspired, without due credit, by the Turkish Military Anthem, "Ceddin Deden." The anthem had been composed in the early 1900s by Kaptanzadi Ali Riza Bey with lyrics by Ismail Hakki Bey. The inspiration could alternatively be derived by some recent remixes of the original anthem. (Source: Itwofs.com)

Listen To: Dil Na Diya Listen To: Ceddin Deden (Slow Military March) Listen To: Ceddin Deden (Disco Version By Zafer Isleyen) Listen To: Ceddin Deden (Nirvana Lounge Version By Ottoman Military Project)

The final track, Main Hoon Woh Aasman, is sung by Alka Yagnik and Rafaqat Ali Khan. This one is really a great piece, with excellent singing; Alka is perfect with Rafaqat. It’s great that Rajesh Roshan used the uniqueness of both voices to bring together in this song. Nasir Faraaz does a good job of representing the theme of the movie with his lyrics. Verdict: Maybe not for all, but give it a chance. Mystic Love Mix, is a very unnecessary remix of the song with classical and techno beats. Pass.


Overall, Krrish has several catchy tunes with instrumentals that have Asian, western, and Indian beats. Some songs are catchy from the start while others take a few listens to get used to . . . with only one flaw: the remixes. Why must great songs be ruined with bad mixes? Mr.Roshan, you are better than that! I still give Rajesh Roshan credit for bringing together different singers with new lyricists to create a great music album. Overall: what can you say about an album to which you can begin singing within a few hours of listening? Highly recommended!

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