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JAB TAK HAI JAAN MUSIC REVIEW
by : Kaushik L.M
Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma
Rabbi Shergill, Shreya Ghoshal, Mohit Chauhan,
Raghav Mathur, Shilpa Rao, Javed Ali, Shakthisree
Gopalan, Neeti Mohan, Sofia Ashraf, Harshdeep
JTHJ marks the last time that the legendary
Yash Chopra would be directing a film. It
has a tremendous cast in the form of SRK with
two beautiful heroines, Katrina Kaif and Anushka
Sharma. The coming together of the Rahman,
Gulzar and Yash Chopra team has sent the hype
meter soaring. Have they fulfilled all expectations?
This is a beautiful soft rock song with delightful
guitars, passionately rendered by famous Punjabi
singer Rabbi Shergill. The visuals have already
given us a glimpse of what to expect with
SRK in full flow along with charming people
on the streets of London with his guitar.
The small classical touches in the second
interlude speak of A.R.Rahman’s class.
The song has slight traces of Rabi’s
famous song ‘Bulla Ki Jaana’ and
it seems SRK learnt to strum the guitar to
make it look authentic on screen.
Shreya Ghoshal and Mohit Chauhan
The song begins with nice string orchestration,
which serves as the baseline at places, and
a haunting humming portion. Shreya Ghoshal
is truly delightful in this mellifluous number
which has dholak and electronic percussions
alternating. The flutes in the first interlude
are typical of Rahman while the violins lend
a grand touch to the song.
This is a sadder version of the previous song
and Shreya does the honors, solo here. The
dholak percussions are kept low key. The beautiful
violin portion in the end makes the song even
Raghav Mathur and Shilpa Rao
This is an ordinary tune with pumping beats
and good guitar backing. String instruments
like oud and mandolin have been used to add
more value. This song has sort of a heavy
Middle Eastern hangover at places, particularly
the superb second interlude which is pounding.
This is entirely driven by a variety of percussion
instruments (drums by Ranjot Barot). This
will be a good practice number for aspiring
dancers. The theme picks up momentum after
the male chorus’ entry.
Jab Tak Hai Jaan...
Javed Ali, Shakthisree Gopalan
Javed Ali made hearts soar with his ‘Ishaqzaade’
track and here he is back with a similar track.
This is the title track with nice string orchestrations
but the ‘dholak’ beats and the
female vocals don’t fit in seamlessly.
Full marks to Javed Ali though. The song would
grow on you with repeated listening.
Neeti Mohan, Rap: Sofia Ashraf
We are welcomed to this song by nice guitar
notes (by Chandresh Kudwa) and the spunky
vocals of Neeti (she has been a part of many
live shows of Rahman). She is talented for
sure and makes the song work with her enthusiastic
voice. The rap portions integrate well with
the song which works well on the whole. The
impressive second interlude has fast paced
strings and a nice high pitched flute. Towards
the end, when the violins overdub Neeti’s
voice, it sounds beautiful.
Jab Tak Hai Jaan - The Poem...
This is the blissful poem presentation that
we saw in the trailer. The theme begins with
profound guitar strums and has been passionately
rendered by SRK. The string instrumentations
are mesmerizing and towards the end, the distortion
guitar and acoustic guitar present nice contrast.
This is another song with dholak percussions
and guitar baselines. Harshdeep Kaur renders
the song with lot of feeling. She rocked the
peppy yet intense ‘Katiya Karoon’
song in Rockstar but this one is totally serious.
The tune of ‘Saans’ has been played
in a lovely manner by the strings in the second
interlude. Heer would grow on you and become
a slow yet strong favorite. It is very intense
when Harshdeep brings the song to a close
with her humming towards the end.
Verdict: Rahman has given
an album which oozes with passion and would
be a treat for the romantics. It’s a nice
parting gift for the legendary Yash Chopra
who is directing his last film. SRK’s romantic
image would get a big shot in the arm, thanks
to these numbers.
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