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Music Review : Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
Director : Music : Lyrics : Starring :
A R Rahman
Imraan Khan, Genelia Dsouza, Ratna Pathak, Naseruddin Shah
By Satyajit, Bollywood Trade News Network
Aamir Khan Productions trusted maestro A.R Rehman for their Oscar nominated LAAGAN (2001) and roped golden results. The production house collaborated once again after a hiatus of seven years with him for teenybopper's love saga JAANE TU YA JAANA NA. This promising conglomerate also marks the consequential directorial debut of potential scriptwriter turned director Abbas Tyrewala and debutabte Imraan Khan (Aamir Khan's nephew) in the marquee. Rehman makes substantial experimental moves by introducing fresh voices for the newcomers but the album sounds too regular and ordinary as per his high standards.
If "Jashn-e-Bahaara" (JODHA AKBAR) enlightened commercial prospects for talented Javed Ali then "Kabhi Kabhi Aditi Zindagi" proves substantial launching pad for fresh singing talent Rashid Ali. Rehman's melodic offerings bring soft rock romantic serenity in air with stirring guitar riffs, soft percussive elements that are mesmerized with gentle electronic musical impacts. Abbas Tyrewala's adoringly imposing lyrics ("Roote hai hum bhi agar teri aakhon mein aasun aate hain, Gana to aata nahi hai magar phir bhi hum gaate hain"...) get into the "groove" of the tender sentiments. Rashid makes promising vocal gestures in his modulating tones and should be finding enough substance for the "new kid" (Imraan Khan) in the flick.
Rehman made striking presence with "yuppie" loving tracks like "Pathshala", "Khal Bali" (RANG DE BASANTI) or "Fanaa", "Khuda Hafiz" (YUVA) but "Pappu Can't Dance" disappoints completely. It works on satirical tones about "geek" looking guy called "Pappu" who is briskly mocked by his college mates. It's kick-starts off impressively with engrossing "dhin-chak" electronic beats jingles but is followed by crassly delivered vocals crooned haphazardly with slapdash lyrical works. Blaze, Mohd. Aslam, Tanvi, Anupama Deshpande, Benny Dayal, Tanvi, Darshana and Satish Subramanium forms the bunch of gibberish voices that extol the satirical proceedings in loud irritating way. This avoidable cacophony gets extra energized in its "remix" version but fails to create any impact.
New talent Runa Rizvi streams out to be second big discovery of the album as she sings out melancholically the sentiments of estranged beloved in different sounding "Jaane Tu Mera Kya Hai". It has mild haunting arrangements that form meager chemistry with peculiar sounding vocals. Experienced Sukhwinder Singh gets into dramatically somber singing mood in outstretching the distressed emotions with a gripping impact in its second "male" version. This version has heartrending vocal impacts with sentimentally imposing wordings by Abbas Tyrewala that gels well with daunting musical works.
A.R Rehman regains his grounds by making significant moves in slow-moving "rock mode" musical zing through delivering "campus loving" youthful emotions (similar in feel to "Roobaroo" (RANG DE BASANTI)) ushered into frolicking number "Nazrein Milaana Nazrein Churaana". Swetha Bhargave, Naresh Iyer, Satish Chakravarthye, Tanvi, Darshana, Benny Dayal, Anupama Deshpande forms bandwagon of "campus-capers" again but this time the results are far better. It delivers the feel of "masti" in its sluggish electronic beats and rip-roaring guitar strumming where every new vocalist makes pleasingly audible presence. This fun-filled number is expected to be engrossing situational number and do expect some really "cool" fun in its visual display.
"Tu Bole Main Boloon", a classically composed jazz number tries to create theatrical feel to this love saga through repetitively rendered lines "Jaane Tu Ya…Jaane Na". Rehman makes his first presence as vocalist by creating decorum of conventional jazz feel through effective works of saxophone, pianos, violin and soft drums. It tries to idolize "Maine Pyar Kiya" (MAINE PYAR KIYA) in its melodic conceptualization by delivering a melodramatic international feel into it. This average sounding number is presumed to beginning or ending title track or do find it to be making its way through tender moments in the film.
Rashid Ali along with Vasundhara Das makes notable move in creating a lovable mushy romantic ambience through lovable sounding melody "Kahin to Hogi Ho". The song has the special extra-terrestrial sounding passionate feel in its sluggish arrangements that concocts nimbly with penetrative wordings. Its Indi-pop feel may be peculiar sounding to listeners but delivers the desired mushy campus-romance appeal that was observed in recently heard "I Love You" (DON MUTHUSWAMI) and "Kaun Hoon Main" (MP3- MERA PEHLA PEHLA PYAR).
A.R Rehman makes modest efforts in creating youthful outburst in JAANE TU YA JAANE NA with couple of inspiring soundtracks. After his recently released JODHA AKBAR, this album too fails to be as inspiring or ground-breaking in its quality and contents and simply delivers the desired contemporary feel for the film. Soundtracks like "Kabhi Kabhi Aditi Zindagi", "Nazrein Milaana Nazrein Churaana" has the catchy flare but none of the tracks promises anything momentous to ears for Gen X listeners.