“ Genre: Soundtrack / Artist: Various / Audio CD released at Eros Entertainment „
Listeners still remember the magic created when director Subhash Ghai roped in A.R.Rahman to compose the music for Taal in the late 90s. When both bigwigs come together again for another musical, it was only normal to have huge expectations.
'Main Hoon Yuuvraaj' is a minute long narrative by Salman Khan himself. Beethoven's tune plays in the background while Salman goes on about his character! Continue to the next track...
As soon as Benny Dayal opens 'Tu Hi Meri Dost Hain', you know you are in for a treat! Tu Hi Meri Dost Hain is trademark Rahman, with sheer class written all over it. Gulzar's lyrics carry a sense of belonging, and Benny's flowy vocals weave magic into the song. But above all, its Rahman's composition which lights up your mood and senses. Shreya Ghoshal also joins in later in the song and does a fantastic job with her silky voice.
Karthik and Sonu Nigam team up for 'Shano Shano' which is extremely catchy, peppy and fun! Gulzar's lyrics aren't his best( but then again such a casual song need not have intellectual lyrics) and Rahman lets go off his serious inclinations. The best moments in the song comes in the form of Sonu Nigam, who has a blast singing for Salman Khan.
Alka Yagnik and Javed Ali are brought together for 'Tu Muskura' which relies heavily on its melody. Gulzar's lyrics are beautiful and so is Rahman's composition. Seap yourself in this melodious number!
The next track is a bit of a letdown, especially when you consider 'Mastam Mastam' is sung by singers like Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik. The song isn't totally bad but I was expecting it to be better!
'Zindagi' sung by Srinivas is soothing to your senses and adds much stability to the album. Gulzar's lyrics are again top notch and this makes for a pleasant listening experience.
Next up is one of the most underrated songs of the year 2009. First things first- when you see Sonu Nigam, A.R. Rahman and Roopkumar Rathod together in a song you know this is history in the making! And when Rahman uses strong western orchestra on the background to create a song which relies so heavily on indian classical roots, you know this is special 'Dil Ka Rishta' is a masterpiece, by every standards. The lyrics, the chorus portions, the singing is all in top bracket! Watch out for all three singers singing their hearts out, especially during the classical portions! Masterpiece!
Vijay Prakash gets to sing 'Manmohini Morey' which succesfully blends indian ragas with western instruments. Only a composer like Rahman would dare to bring two such opposite worlds together.
The album ends with a remixed version of 'Shano Shano' with increased tempo and some minute changes from the original version.
Yuuvraaj's OST is different- filled with classy compositions and wonderful lyrics. Go grab a copy!