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Producer: Vinay Pathak, Azam Khan, Shashant Shah
Director: Shashant Shah
Starring: Vinay Pathak, Ranvir Shorey, Rajat Kapoor, Neha Dhupia, Saurabh Shukla, Gaurav Gera, Suchitra Pillai, Sarita Joshi, Manoylo Svitlana, Brijendra Kala, Ikhlaq Khan, Suresh Menon, Purbi Joshi, Kiku Sharda, Kunal Kumar, Joy Fernandes, Sachin Khurana
Music: Kailash Kher, Naresh Kamath, Paresh Kamath
Lyrics: Kailash Kher
Singers: Kailash Kher, Sonu Nigam
Audio On: Junglee Music    Number of Songs: 5
Album Released on: November 2008
Reviewed by: Amanda Sodhi  - Rating: 8.0 / 10
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Just the names Kailash Kher, Naresh Kamath and Paresh Kamath makes one take notice. This trio take their work very seriously—their passion and commitment towards creating superior-quality and soulful music is worth applauding…remember Awaargi, Kailasa, Kailasa Jhoomo Re, and Pranaali? So, obviously the expectations from the music score of Dasvidaniya are rather high. And, guess what guys? They certainly do meet (and exceed) these expectations!

Achaa, so I’ve turned on my computer speakers and have hit play in iTunes and the first song I’m listening to is Alvida and baap re, this is one extremely moving song that leaves you speechless and contemplating about your own life. Kailash Kher NEVER fails to leave me awe-struck with his ability to pen down the most meaningful and touching lyrics…Yaar Sajan (Awaargi), Teri Deewani (Kailasa), Daulat Shaurat (Awaargi), Chaap Tilak (Kailasa Jhoomo Re)…the list of memorable lyrics from this man is rather long and now we can add the song lyrics of Alvida to the list. Alvida is a song which invokes many emotions about how one should live life to the fullest (sort of like the title track of Kal Ho Na Ho, except this song has an even more philosophical touch to it). Kailash Kher sings this song with absolute honesty in his voice. The use of the guitar is haunting and just draws you into the song immediately. Here is a small sampling of the amazing lyrics:

“Jag Soonaa Soonaa Theraa Theraa Saa, Meraa Sapnaa Apnaa Gehraa Gehraa Saa.

Saare Sehar Ki Jagmag Ke Bhithar Hai Andheraa, Har Muskaan Ke Peeche Chupaa Huaa Gum Kaa Chehraa.”


“Dil Ke Rishton Mein Kyon Dard Hameshaa Miltaa Hai? Aur Kyon Kaanton Par Hi Phool Sukho Kaa Khiltaa Hai?”

(Kailash Kher, Dasvidaniya)

Gosh, I wish this song would never end…I don’t feel like saying alvida to this song so soon!

Dasvidanya offers the perfect Mothers’ Day song EVER: Mumma. This song is just way too sweet. Make your mommy smile and tell her how much you love her by singing her this song (okay fine, don’t sing it, just play the song on the CD for her). The way Kailash Kher says the word “Mumma” is really cute and the lyrics will strike a cord with any mother:

“Haatho Ki Lakerien Badal Jaayengi, Gum Ki Yeh Zanjeerein Pighal Jaayengi,

Ho Khudaa Pe Bhi Asar, Tu Duaaon Kaa Hai Ghar, Meri Maa.”


“Bigdi Kismat Bhi Sawar Jaayegi, Zindagi Taraane Khushi Ke Gaayegi,

Tere Hote Kiskaa Darr, Tu Duaaon Ka Hai Ghar, Meri Maa.”

(Kailash Kher, Dasvidaniya)

After the amazing Mumma song, you are now allowed to momentarily walk away from the computer to go tell your mom how much you love her.

Both Sonu Nigam and the accordion unite for Muskura which has a Russian feel to it (the film’s title Dasvidanya is also Russian for “goodbye,” by the way). Sonu knows how to hum the best. He did it in Guzaarish (Ghajini) and he starts of Muskura with his contagious humming. The rest of the song he sings in a carefree style, as if drunk on life. The lyrics, once again, are superb:

“Kadmo Ko Zameen Pe Tikaataa Chal, Jeevan To Dhokaa Hai Tu Khaataa Chal.”

Wow, what a thought!

The Alivda Remix has a nice beat and lounge feel to it. The pace is faster, for sure. But, is this the sort of song you’d actually want to dance to? Hmmm, I don’t think so, and I think it’s kind of strange to remix such a though-provoking song. Oh well.

The Muskura Instrumental Version is also nice to relax to, and the accordions really do stand out, but, personally, I’d rather listen to the original since I don’t want to miss out on Sonu’s fantastic vocals.

And the next song is…What? Only 5 tracks?! Nahin! It’s too soon to be saying dasvidaniya to this album. The simple compositions by Kailasa, the 'koi-English-vinglish-nahin-just-pure-thoughtful-lyrics' and soulful singing from Kailash and Sonu are just too good to miss out on. Dasvidaniya is definitely worth adding to your CD collection. For sure!

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