When writers turn to direction, there is big speculation that there will be innovation coming through their peculiar screenwriting. It has been observed earlier in Rumi Jaffery's directorial debut GOD TUSSI GREAT HO (2008) and now its Milap Zaveri's turn to endeavor into fairyland through JAANE KAHAN SE AAYI HAI. Like many 'happy-go-lucky' big titled hit flicks, the title of this too carries its inspiration from Sridevi's super-hit track 'Na Jaane Kahan Se' (CHAALBAAZ -1989). After delivering a super dud ALADIN (again a fairytale love-saga), the pairing of Ritesh Deshmukh and Jacqueline Fernandez makes their second impression through this comical caper fairy tale. Fresh from the critical and commercial acclaim of recently released VEER, Sajid-Wajid makes their second big attempt to allure listeners with their upbeat musical skills. The duo had been rated as the most consistent among the younger lot and so have been their foot-tapping massy tracks. Does the consistency works again in this cute 'n' thrilling fairytale anecdote about 'girl from Venus' and 'boy from Earth'? Just check this out as we arrived into their fairyland with their set of musical works....
Urbane and romantically voluble in expressions, silken voiced Rashid Ali's smoldering sensitivity seeps through the contours of soft-rock sentimental feel in impressive sounding 'Keh Do Zara'. In terms of mushy guitar strumming and instrumental concoction, it bears strong resemblance to vocalist first major hit 'Kabhi Kabhi Aditi' (JAANE TU YA JAANE NA) with relatively lower tempo. Sameer's modishly cheerful wordings ('Chalte chalte yun lagey, I wanna walk all the way with you Rukk jaun to kyun lagey, Something is leading me back to you...') catches the insightfulness of perplexed romantic emotions and caters well to the situation. For its over-elated guitar riffs strumming out in varied pitches, it will surely be acoustic guitarist friendly track that will be catching fast on youth-feast communions. Rashid Ali's indifferently sleek baritones bring out tenderness in the ambience and it rests till the end with its tangy signature tune.
As desired by commercial demands, this mushy ballad gets heavy dosage of 'club-remix' stuff with bombastic beat juggles, DJ claps and scratches taking over the floor in 'Keh Do Zara (remix)'. This average sounding remix sounds too loud but still adds to the amusing pub-feast feel.
In recent few years, Sajid-Wajid trendsetting 'bhangra-beat' music has been rage and it has been witnessed in tracks like 'Soni De Nakhre' (PARTNER -2007), 'Karle Baby dance Wance' (HELLO (2008)) and 'Soniye Billori' (KAL KISSNE DEKHA -2009). It enthralls back with similar fervent display in Sonu Nigam's boisterously voiced hip-shaking track 'Nacha Main Tere Naal'. The composition may sound overtly heard but it's the eclecticism 'n' elated 'dhol' beat pattern music that makes the maximum impact. The composer duo mince and mixe their pertinent set of rhythmical moves (in the abovementioned tracks) to deliver out rapturous festive feel on the floors. Sonu Nigam recreates the madness of 'Soniye Billori' in his jubilant voice while meek sounding Soumya Raoh sounds like bleak add to the show.
The fairytale of 'girl from Venus' meeting 'boy from Earth' making its relevant melodic gesture in tuneful setting of 60's rock 'n' roll music in fun-filled title track 'Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai'. Shaan's playful singing maneuvers emotes out the lively feel of arrival of 'beloved alien' and it comes out through gush of archetypical rock 'n' roll flows. Loud trumpet tones in the prelude followed by enthused drumming and guitar riffs sets the mood rolling for the anticipated countdown of 'boy-meeting-girl'. Like two previous tracks, this one too lacks chartbusting appeal but has sufficient entertaining quotient in lightening up the show.
It's peppy 'n' energizing remix version is rollicking hard on rocking beats and works better than the previous remix number. Well suited for promos and teasers, it has the spunky catchiness in its rigorous disco punches with Shaan's 'yuppie' voice setting dancing floors on floors. Go for it!!!
Finally there is dash of melodramatic moves and it comes in supple westernized melodic arrangements in melancholically profound romantic number 'Koi Rok Bhi Lo'. It's high on instrumental delights and has quality entertainment in piano drills, violin notes, soft drums, supple guitar riffs supported well with tender chimes in the backdrop to deliver out opera opulence. Experienced campaigners Sonu Nigam and Sunidhi Chauhan's appealing voices creates plethora of dramatics as melodic tones swivels to higher tones in middle interludes with flair. Sajid-Wajid's finesse over instrumentals suffices out spectrum of turbulence in emotions with varied pitches, timbre and notes making fine collage with penetrative voices. Like unnoticed impressively composed poignant track 'Caravan' (HELLO -2008), this classy feel sentimental track with gloominess in ambience will be big catalyst in climax of the film.
JAANE KAHAN SE AAYI is a 'decent-hear' album but there is nothing 'out-of-the-world' in its musical contents that can promise thunderous commercial success in coming days. Sajid-Wajid show their consistency by delivering out pack of quality soft-sentimental tracks in the form of 'Keh Do Zara', 'Koi Rok Bhi Lo' while there is pep-fizz 'masti' in the title track and 'Nacha Mein Tere Naal'. It will be really engrossing affair in watching these tracks coming out in live action.