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Any soundtrack with A.R.Rahman's name is BIG and when it is also related with Aamir Khan Productions,the stakes are twice higher!
'Kabhi Kabhi Aditi' ensures a perfect start to the album! Rashid Ali makes his singing debut and leaves no stone unturned since it's a solo song. Rahman's tune is youthful,laidback and extremely appealing. This is the perfect song for a drive or when you are just sitting around relaxing. It uplifts my mood whenever I listen to it and brings a smile on my face!
'Pappu can't dance' might not sound like Rahman at all but the more you listen to it,the more it grows on you.The song is twisted,the lyrics are extremely catchy and the song turns out to be a fun ride. Play this in a party and start dancing!
Runa sings the female version of 'Jaane Tu Mera Kya Hai' which has sad overtones.Rahman keeps the instrumentals to a minimum and Runa's soft vocals take center stage. A decent song.
A bunch of young singers team up for 'Nazrein Milana' which Is a youthful ballad picturised on a group of friends going for a picnic. Rahman's sound is new,more so because Rahman is always associated with using a lot of instruments which he gives up here. An enjoyable song for your journeys.
Rahman finally comes behind the mike with 'Tu Bole Main Boloon' where he sounds astoundingly different. The composition itself is very different and carries a lot of Jazz influence-you will hardly come across a similar track in Indian films. The lyrics are cute and speaks of differences between a boy and a girl's thoughts-Rahman sounds rather husky and the listening experience is new!
Rashid Ali comes back after the brilliant Aditi and comes up with 'Kahin Toh Hogi Who'-a soft romantic ballad which will take you to a different world. Rahman's soothing composition will almost make you float in the clouds,the lyrics are beautifully written and the song sounds lovely. Vashundhara Das' soft vocals complement Rashid well and the song will certainly stay with you for months to come. This is one of those songs which you never get tired of listening to.
The album takes a somber turn with Sukhwinder Singh singing the male version of 'Jaane Tu Mera Kya Hai'. Rahman uses heavy percussions to create a sad ambience and Sukhwinder's rustic voice adds much to the song. The lyrics are well written again and adds much to the narration of the film. This song makes for an intense listening.
The album ends with a remix version of 'Pappu Can't Dance' which ensures a happy ending to the album!
Rahman proves his range again with this album- he is reinventing himself with new styles of music with every album and is getting better with every passing year.
International audiences have just started taking notice recently after his score for Slumdog Millionaire which landed him two Oscars and two Grammy's.Let me assure you he is one musician who will be looked into for decades to come!
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Kabhi Kabhi Aditi Zindagi - Rashid Ali
2 Pappu Can't Dance - Aslam, Bhargavi, Blaaze, Satish Chakravarthy, Benny Dayal, Naresh Iyer, Tanvi
3 Jaane Tu Mera Kya Hai (Aditi) - Runa Rizvi
4 Nazrein Milaana Nazrein Churaana - Anupama, Bhargavi, Satish Chakravarthy, Darshna, Benny Dayal, Sayanora, Svetha
5 Tu Bole, Main Boloon - A.R. Rahman
6 Kahin to Hogi Woh - Rashid Ali, Vasundhara Das
7 Jaane Tu Meri Kya Hai (Jai) - Sukhwinder Singh
8 Pappu Can't Dance [Krishna Chetan Remix] - Aslam, Bhargavi, Blaaze, Satish Chakravarthy, Benny Dayal, Naresh Iyer, Tanvi