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Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi - Soundtrack: A simple yet appealing track!! The movie one of the biggest hit of Shahrukh Khan -the bollywood king did have a huge inspiration from its soundtrack. The say I saw this in Cine world I was quick to purchase the music DVD. Talking about the music there was lot in stake for composer Salim-Sulaiman considering the star cast and audience expectation. Let me tell you they could cross this milestone beyond expectation.The power of this soundtrack lies in its simplicity .All songs are largely situational and get impactful through perfect music. Roop Kumar Rathod casts his magical spell in the song 'Tujh Mein Rab Dikhta Hai' which is really a romantic and easy going song. I loved this as it is very easy on the ear yet creates a verb of love inside you. The promo song 'Haule Haule' has an excellent background setting with a rather off beat costumes of Shahrukh amidst busy and crowded pathways.It goes very well with the movie and I liked the way Sharukh has played his part in making this a hit.Sukhwinder Singh is amazing in this song and by far this is my favourite song in this track. Next in the list is 'Dance Pe Chance' which consists of easy choreography and is targeted to young audience. I would like to cite 'Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte' song which has really come of the age in terms of making experiment with steps of number of leading actors' dance steps spanning several years .The tune befits Sonu Nigam's voice. The album sign-off is 'Dancing Jodi' perfectly blended for wedding ceremony dance party. This remix version compliments the situation smoothly and elegantly. I would say I enjoyed all the songs thoroughly and would say it is one of the top rated soundtracks of 2008.
Director Aditya Chopra's first film released in 1995 and the songs are still talked about. Being Aditya Chopra's first film in 8 years,Rab Ne carried huge expectations. Young composer duo Salim-Sulaiman were given the opportunity to score the music for such a big film. The title track "Rab Ne" starts off the album in a melodious manner. Roopkumar Rathod is a singer who sings a limited number of songs and his presence is felt throughout this number which belongs to the soft romantic types. What I really like about the song is its calm nature,the composition is simple but manages to strike a cord with the heart.A soulful number! Sukhwinder Singh reinvents himself with "Haule Haule", a song with a lot of charm and innocence. Another unique composition by Salim-Sulaiman here; one wonder why they make so few albums a year. Sunidhi Chauhan and Labh Januja's "Dance Pe Chance" is funky with an upbeat feel to it. Sunidhi's vocals sound a little squeaky and Labh Januja does his usual punjabi rendition. I know a lot of people who loves this track but it never impressed me much. It just adds up some variety to the album,nothing more! Sonu Nigam is trusted with the most ambitious track of the album "Phir milenge chalte chalte" which is a tribute to the golden era of indian films. The song changes track every now and then and carries influences from songs of several decades from 50's to 80's. Kudos to Salim and Sulaiman to come up with such a track and Sonu Nigam proves why he is the best in the industry! Shreya Ghoshal's silky voice takes center stage with the female version of the title track "Rab Ne". This is certainly the most soothing song in the album, a song sung exceptionally well with lot of underlying emotions.Put it on repeat mode and miss your beloved! The brilliance doesn't get enough time to seep in since its only a 90 second song! The album ends with "Dancing Jodi", an instrumental. Though it carries a lot of its sounds from Dance pe chance,the mixing of different songs are noteworthy. Salim and Sulaiman are renowned for their background scores and with this instrumental they prove it again. Rab Ne will probably not be remembered for as long as Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge's music but it is certainly a fine effort. Rating:3.5/5