The very first KAANCHI teaser was a pointer to the fact that Subhash Ghai the showman is back! The song promos only cemented the belief that the director's impeccable record of musical chartbusters shall remain intact. The composers for this musical love saga are Ismail Darbar and Salim-Sulaiman, and they, along with Ghai's strong musical acumen (quite like Sanjay Bhansali), are expected to provide a memorable audio. So let's check if the high expectations are met with!
Ismail Darbar's 'Manmohini
', which introduced Aishwarya's character in HUM DIL DE CHUKE SANAM still remains one of the finest and memorable song crafted in Bollywood history and its only befitting that the title track, 'Kaanchi Re Kaanchi
' comes close to this legendary number. All credit to Sukhwinder for an awesome rendition, Irshad Kamil for creating a beautiful sketch of the lead through his words and last but not the least, the composer himself for choosing a dew fresh tune and sublime arrangements.
Ismail's winning form continues with the romantic ballad of the year, the extremely melodic, 'Tu Sab Kuch Re
', a heavenly love song that simply blows one off the feet in just the first hearing and the more one listens to the awesome duet the more one falls in love with this intense composition. The prince of romantic number, Sonu Nigam and Anweshaa are absolutely mind-blowing with the composer providing support. The song has the stamp of Subhash Ghai enveloped in Ismail's musical sensibilities. CHECK OUT: Kaanchi... - Songs Lyrics
Subhash Ghai's musical sense is legendary and here in 'Main Mushtanda
' he transcends boundaries and comes up with an excellent rap and hip hop number that is as rhythmic, contemporary and youth identifiable as any, say Yo Yo number. The signature tune is superb and catchy; lyrics (by the director himself) which are a mix of Haryanvi and Hindi provide a peak into the grey character of the male lead. Mika Singh is mind blasting, Aishwarya Majumdar provides good support with Earl Edgar's interesting rap. It's definitely a chartbusting effort by the master.
'Kaisa Hai Dard Mera
' has strong reminiscence of Ismail's Darbar's style of music in HDDCS in parts, and one can decipher 'Tadap Tadap Ke
' in this sad, separation number. Ankit Tiwari traverses the high notes with elan. The signature tune of the LOVE STORY finds place here after the title song as well and the use of soft rock and a hint of the love song 'Tu Sab Kuch Re
' towards the end conjures up a good number.
' is a peppy club dance number rendered by Sonu with Suzanne D'Mello coming in with the English parts. The tune chosen is quite heard before but it seems that the song will appear in the form of a 'bhajan
' dance number as is evident from the lyrics.
The much talked about item number, 'Kambal Ke Neeche
' by Ismail Darbar is an entirely situational smartly conceived dance track that appears to be a celebration wedding number. The song may have its inspiration from quite a few super hit songs with many songs belonging to Subhash Ghai's films like 'Ramta Jogi
', 'Do Dil Mil Rahe Hain
', 'Ye Dil
' etc all used judiciously to fit in with the 'masti
' (playful) mood of the situation. Aman Trikha, Neeti Mohun, Sanchita Bhattacharya and Aishwarya Majumdar gel well as team and are superb.
' is a nice folk song that is situational and would translate well on screen. Sanchita Bhattacharya and Avril Quadros render the folksy number with lots of zest and emotions. CHECK OUT: Will KAANCHI mark the comeback of showman Ghai?
Aman Trikha, Sanchita Bhattacharya and Anweshaa come together for 'Koshampa
', a song that describes Kaanchi's village (hometown) and conveys the feelings of the residents residing there for each other and also their affiliation to their native place and the country. The 'Saare Jahan Se Achcha
' tune finds place too.
Salim-Sulaiman provide the perfect ending to the album with 'Jai He
', a song that is just not all about patriotism but also endeavours to find that Hindustan which was 'saare jahan se achcha
'. Irshad Kamil takes a bow! The song does send a strong message without being preachy. The use of the National anthem is simply exemplary and one feels that the song is in the same corridor in parts from Sahir Ludhianvi's 'Cheeno Arab Hamara, Hindustana Hamara, Rahne Ko Ghar Nahin hai, Saara Jahan Hamara
'(PHIR SUBAH HOGI). Sukhi is superb as always and Mohit Chauhan and Raj Pandit provide the apt support.
Indeed, the showman is well and truly back! The audio of Mukta Arts' KAANCHI is a delightful experience with fresh tunes, lovely arrangements, superlative renditions; just the sort one expected from a Subhash Ghai musical. Our picks are 'Tu Sab Kuch Re
' and 'Jai He
', and one is sure that the album which is receiving all round accolades will surely aid the film in ensuring a good initial when KAANCHI releases all over on 25th April, 2014.