“ Genre: Soundtrack / Artist: A R Rahman, Kylie Minogue, Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt / Audio CD „
Blue's OST was much anticipated since it brought two BIG names together: 2 times oscar award winner A.R.Rahman(for Slumdog Millionaire) and Grammy winner Kylie Minogue(who is the first internationally acclaimed artist featuring in an indian film).
Kylie Minogue starts the album with "Chiggy Wiggy" a naughty and fun track talking about flings and much more. This is a refreshing change for Rahman's fans to see him compose something like this and Kylie's playful vocals add much to the song. Wait for Sonu Nigam to enter and the song takes a punjabi turn with Sonu nigam flaunting his vibrant vocals. This is a chartbuster!
Seldom do you see Sukhwinder Singh's powerful voice being used in a romantic number. Expect Rahman to break the barrier since Sukhwinder does a fine job with "Aaj Dil Gustakh Hai".He is well supported by Shreya's smooth vocals who impresses once again. The tune is romantic with a new touch,it has a hint of blue and jazz which spices it up for the listener.Expect this song to grow on you.
Fiqrana is another track which is different from what you associate Rahman with-the sound is contemporary and transcends genres of music since you can't categorize it. The choice of singers are again spot on with Shreya Ghoshal and Vijay Prakash; one wonders how differently Shreya is utilized in Rahman's compositions since the singer breaks her usual lovey-dovey image ever so easily!
Rashid Ali's "Bhoola Tujhe" is the only slow song in the album and probably the least entertaining of the lot. The song has its moments but I somehow don't like the song's overall effect.
Rahman picks a huge range of singers for the "Blue theme" which is a fantastic piece. Essentially a collage of sounds and vocals,this rocking theme will leave you energised. Rahman's brilliance in mixing is apparent once again and I just love the female vocals used;there is touch of hip-hop/punk/world music and the end product is just mind-blowing!
'Rehnuma' brings Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal together. You have probably heard this two sing many romantic duets together but this one isn't one of them;the song is again heard to categorize into but certainly unlike the usual bollywood songs. The composition is more reminiscent of the bond kind of movies and both the singers are fantastic.
You see Udit Narayan and Madhushree's name in the singer credits and you expect a romantic number.But going with the way rules of this album,its not! I dont know what Rahman was thinking during composing such a song, 'Yaar Mila Tha' fails to impress!
Blue's OST is more like a thematic album; the songs belong to a very different taste from the usual bollywood affair. Kudos to Rahman to try something new and light since most of his works are intense.