Wednesday, December 3, 2008
"RAB NE BANA DI JODI" MUSIC REVIEW
RAB NE BANA DI JODI
Here comes another biggie from the house of YASH CHOPRA i.e YASH RAJ FILM. Music especially has always been the highlight of YRF banner, no matter how the film fares at the Box Office.
In RAB NE BANA DI JODI, thru’ which Director Aditya Chopra is making his comeback after a long time as Director, after Mohabbatein. And to our surprise Music composer chosen for his film is the duo of SALIM-SULAIMAN, which I believe was a brave choice, breaking away from the barriers of his favourites Jatin-Lalit, who gave memorable compositions in MOHABBATEIN & DDLJ.
The main soundtrack contains – “HAULE-HALUE, DANCE PE CHANCE, TUJH MEIN RAB DIKHTA HAI, PHIR MILENGE CHALTE CHALTE”.
HAULE HAULE is already a hit on the charts, sung by Sukhwinder Singh, who surprisingly soft in this track as compared to his style.
DANCE PE CHANCE, the other track which can be seen on every TV channels, is sung by Sunidhi Chauhan & Labh Janjua. But there is nothing special, except for the picturisation of the song in garage and SRK & a young newcomer Anushka Sharma.
TUJH MEIN RAB DIKHTA HAI, SUNG is the opening track sung by Roop Kumar Rathod would have been much better and appealing had it been sung by Sonu Nigam or K.K. In the end is the female version sung by Shreya Ghhosal, which is a slower sad version.
Then there is a remix version of DANCE PE CHANCE, i.e. DANCING JODI, which infact is better then the original DANCE PE CHANCE.
PHIR MILENGE CHALTE CHALTE, by Sonu Nigam, looks better on the screen, however most of the songs in the album are situational and feels better on the screen. It is a khichadi of many old songs since it merges the lyrics & tunes of old songs like 'Jai Jai Shiv Shankar', 'O Haseena Zulfon Waali', 'Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai', 'Pal Bhar Ke Liye Koyi Hamein Pyaar Kar Le' or 'Hum Hai Rahi Pyaar Ke'.
Overall, the music is good, but certainly fails to match to the expectations, one generally has from an Aditya Chopra venture. Also, all the songs are situational and depend much on choreography and picturisation. I wonder they will remain on the lips of music or movie lovers for a long time, as was with his earlier films.