By Goher Iqbal Punn
The visuals of Kuch Naa Kaho are very much on air these days fetching applaud of the viewers. The promos really depict the fact that the film carries a subject of romance altogether as the title too shows it all. The center of attraction of the flick is none other than gorgeous Aishwariya Rai who seems to be the definition of beauty in visuals. Produced by Ramesh Sippy, Kuch Naa Kaho is directed by his son, Rohan Sippy. The melodious music adds much spice to film's popularity amongst moviegoers. Still young at heart lyricist, Javed Akhtar who always happens to be life for the words, pens lyrics for the film's songs. Shankar-Ehsan-Loy fastens their belts to drive the composition. Saregama-HMV releases the soundtrack, which is loaded with 6 numbers in total to amuse the ears of the listeners.
Achi Lagti Ho welcomes the listeners with its melodies and romantic mood. Udit Narayan and Kavita Krishnamorthy deliver the song. Through the renditions of the vocalists, the brilliancy of the singers is much vivid. The composition of the song is much similar to an earlier song, Woh Ladki from the film Dil Chahta Hai featuring Saif Ali Khan and Sonali in the lead. Amongst the instruments used by SEL (Shankar-Ehsan-Loy), guitar takes the lead and attracts a lot. Wandering in the valley of ideas, Javed Akhtar pens good romantic lyrics. Except the copied composition by SEL, all other departments of the song impress. The trio of SEL has ability to score worthy music then why did they copy the tunes... is an enigma to solve. The visuals of the song are currently running on all music channels featuring Abhishek and Aishwariya in the lead. The direction seems ok. The choreography somewhat lifts the spirits. But the cinematography and the locales catch the breath. Overall a so so track to hear.
Udit Narayan teams up with Mahalaxmi Iyer to sing the next track on the album, Ai Bibi Ji. It's a song for the children all the way. Both the vocalists do true justice to the song. Whilst Javed Akhtar designs perfect lyrics for the children. Background chorus appeals too. SEL again disappoints with their badly arranged music. The finished product (song) then emerges as an average number.
The duo of Shankar Mahadevan and Mahalaxmi Iyer comes up to deliver Baat Meri Suniye. The energies and enthusiasm can be found in the vocalists' crystal clear renditions. Chorus in the background truly portrays its effectiveness. The arrangement of all musical instruments are in slow beats due to it, the vocals of the singers become much audible. Javed Akhtar writes attractive lyrics. Shankar-Ehsan-Loy, for the very first time in the album, showcases their brilliant skills while composing the track with perfect rhythm. Their composition gels well with the mood of the song. Overall, it's a stupendous track to listen to.
The brilliant team of Shaan and Sadhna Sargam play their innings wonderfully well with the title track, Kuch Naa Kaho. The melodious track carries the romantic mood altogether. Rhythmical music in the beginning provides soothing comforts to the ears. The classy vocalist Shaan as usual depicts his versatility through his crispy and sweet vocals. Whilst Sadhna Sargam truly showcases her sargam in her part of singing. Both the singers give perfect gusto while delivering the words "Kuch Naa Kaho". Constant whistling in the narration of the song sounds pleasant and easily grows on ears above all presenting romance all around. Drumming, guitar and dholki stick out perfectly as the well sounded instruments. Javed Akhtar's perfect romantic lyrics, which completely go well with the mood of the song, register a marvelous impact on the listeners. The song is currently running on all usual music channels. And the visuals of the song feature Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwariya Rai in the lead. The choreography, direction and the cinematography deserve full marks. But the catchy point of the director and the cinematographer is their ability to observe the nature rightly and then capture it perfectly resulting in creating romance all around in the visuals of the song. The track deserves to be heard a number of times. Overall it's an impeccable song to hear.
The pair of Shankar Mahadevan and Richa Sharma appears next on the album with the sad version of Kuch Naa Kaho. The folk narration in Punjabi rendered by Richa Sharma leads the listeners to the world of ecstasy. Whilst her following part of delivering the song showcases her brilliancy too. Shankar is in his true elements. The pitch of his voice and how brilliantly he raises his vocals and then gets the momentum is simply incomparable. Javed Akhtar's immersion in ideas is vivid through his impressive and creative lyrics. Shankar-Ehsan-Loy impresses with their catchy tunes. The song is a gift to enjoy the romance of isolation.
The last track on the album is Tumhein Aaj Maine featuring Shankar Mahadevan and Sujata Bhattacharya as the lead vocalists of the track. The song carries fast mood altogether. Unfortunately again the composition of this number seems much similar to an earlier pop track of Shankar Mahadevan, Mano Ya Na Mano, from Shankar's record-breaking album titled Breathless. Anyway, Shankar as a singer lifts the spirits. Whilst Sujata disappoints with her vocals. The chorus in the background does not appeal. Whereas the lyrics by Javed Akhtar are routine, which do not have any kind of innovation in them. The visuals of the song starrs Junior B (Abhishek) and Aish in the lead. The choreography is just passable. Direction too is ok. Overall a disappointed track from all angles.
Despite some below average numbers, the soundtrack appeals and has rhythmical and melodious music to enjoy in romantic mood.
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Songs of Kuch Naa Kaho are average. I like the Title song, Tumhe Aaj Maine Jo Dekha and Achi Lagti ho. :o)