Can you imagine a soundtrack being produced from compositions which were made 30 years ago? VeerZara's OST is such a spectacle; Javed Akhtar writes lyrics for Late Madan Mohan's evergreen tunes,which stood the test of time and how!
'Tere Liye' features Roopkumar Rathod and the legendary Lata Mangeshkar in one of the finest romantic tracks of our time! How could such a gem of a composition stay unutilized for three decades? Lata Mangeshkar tells us time and again that she's still the queen of duets,despite being in her 70s;she still sounds like 17! This song will make you value your beloved.One masterpiece!
Udit Narayan teams up with Lata Mangeshkar for 'Main Yahaan Hoon'-a song that works well for its grand orchestration,simple tune and Udit Narayan's singing capabilities.Udit turns slightly mellow and that works well for the song.
It is Gurdas Mann and Udit Narayan who take center stage with 'Aisa Desh Hai Tera' that has a lot of patriotic influence.The lyrics penned will give you a feeling of true india and the tune is again very traditional and pleasant. This is a song that grows on you.
Yeh Hum Aagaye Kahaan brings Udit and Lata Mangeshkar back and this time they get equal time. This is another pleasant romantic tune with dreamy lyrics which creates a world of its own.Get ready to feel lovey dovey!
Enter Sonu Nigam-the king of contemporary romantic tracks with 'Do Pal' where he gets company from Lata Mangeshkar.Do Pal is subtle,soft and extremely romantic.Javed Akhtar's lyrics are meaningful yet surreal. I can keep listening to this for hours at a stretch-its that good!
The same singers sing 'Kyon Hawa'- a song that betters the previous song! Kyon Hawa is more poetic and sounds wonderful to the ears. It will make you flow with it,the composition is simple yet magical.Watch out for Sonu Nigam again,he's such a fantastic singer! You would want to fall in love when you hear this!
Lata Mangeshkar goes solo with 'Hum toh Bhai Aise Hain' which Is a very girly track with fun lyrics. This is probably the only track that doesn't stand upto high standards.
Up next is a Qawalli number by a range of singers including Kailash Kher who puts up a show for the listeners.'Aaya Tere Dar Pe' is addictive,full of energy and extremely vibrant in its own way.
'Lodi' by Lata Mangeshkar,Udit Narayan and Gurdas Mann is a typical fun track with strong Punjabi attributes.This does add a lot of diversity to the track as it goes away from the romantic genre.
Ghazal singer Jagjit Singh comes on board to sing 'Tum Paas Aarahe Ho' which is a fantastic slow romantic number. This happenes to be the most mature approach to romance,and its lyrics are deftly written.A beautiful number this!
Veerzara's OST has to be one of my most favorite albums of all times-the romantic tracks are unparalleled,and the fact that the compositions stood the test of time is a huge testimonial to its quality!
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Tere Liye - Lata Mangeshkar, Roop Kumar Rathod
2 Main Yahaan Hoon - Udit Narayan
3 Aisa des Hai Mera - Lata Mangeshkar, Gurdas Mann, Udit Narayan
4 Yeh Hum AA Gaye Hain Kahaan - Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan
5 Do Pal - Lata Mangeshkar, Sonu Nigam
6 Kyon Hawa - Yash Chopra, Lata Mangeshkar, Sonu Nigam
7 Hum to Bhai Jaise Hain - Lata Mangeshkar
8 Aaya Tere Dar Par - Ahmed Hussain,
9 Lodi - Lata Mangeshkar, Gurdas Mann, , Udit Narayan
10 Tum Paas AA Rahe Ho - Lata Mangeshkar, Jagjit Singh
11 Jaane Kyon - Lata Mangeshkar
Disc #2 Tracklisting
1 Making of Tere Liye
2 Making of Main Yahaan Hoon
3 Making of Aisa des Hai Mera
4 Making of Yeh Hum AA Gaye Hain Kahaan
5 Making of Do Pal
6 Making of Kyon Hawa
7 Making of Hum to Bhai Jaise Hain
8 Making of Aaya Tere Dar Par
9 Making of Lodi
10 Making of Tum Paas AA Rahe Ho
11 Making of Jaane Kyon