Jashnn – The Music Within Movie Review

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For every nobody who wants to be a somebody! Queer as it may sound but that's the tagline of the film JASHNN-THE MUSIC WITHIN. And this applies more to the Bhatts than any other producers in the film industry.

Yes, it's indeed true that the Bhatts have certainly made many a nobody, a definite somebody in the film industry. One such example is the highly successful composer duo, Nadeem – Shravan, who they introduced through their superhit film, AASHIQUI.

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The Bhatts have been known for highly memorable music down the years and any album from their stable is always looked forward to and remains in demand by music lovers, both from the class as well as the mass.

However, their last album, RAAZ-THE MYSTERY CONTINUES, had disappointed to a large extent and except for the ''Maahi'' track there was no other composition that impressed.

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May be keeping that mind, Mukesh Bhatt has roped in Sharib-Toshi to compose for their latest musical offering, JASHNN. So, let's see if the composer duo, with help from the extremely versatile and talented Nauman Javaid and KABHI KHUSHI KABHIE GHAM and CHAMELI composer Sandesh Shandilya give the Bhatts a reason to celebrate (Jashnn!)

Sharib – Toshi choose a very simple but enchantingly melodious composition, ''Nazrein Karam'' to begin the album. Simple, because of the arrangements which rely heavily on soft beats, simple guitar strums and lovely soothing back up vocals.

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The choice of K.K as the singer surprises, but once when we hear the whole song, we know why! The high octave singing that K.K. is known for comes to the fore beautifully and matching him step for step, from high to low octave is our very own, Shreya Ghoshal, the newly crowned nightingale of Hindi film music. Together they constitute a formidable team as they croon this beautifully hummable song that has chartbuster written all over. Lyrics by Kumaar are filmy but effective. Definitely a superb number first up, and the whole team needs a pat on the back for giving us a fresh, romantic track that would be savoured by the young Gen as well as the die hard romantics.

The ''Nazrein Karam-Kilogram Mix'' is beautifully done as the essence of romance that dwelled in its relaxed pace and simple arrangements has been kept intact and only the necessary ingredients to spice up the track have been added.

Since the lead protagonist of the movie is an aspiring singer, naturally we have ''Aaye Re'', an out and out dance track that has a nice rhythm as well as some good musical arrangements.

The background arrangements suggest that its a stage performance during a rock concert, what with all the claps and whistles and loud cheering. Coming to the song itself, the composer duo have another hit number up their sleeve, and they need to be applauded for some amazing fusion of rock and Calypso beats. The hard rock guitaring is brilliant and lifts the tempo of the track. The master of music concert songs, K.K., does it once again putting in his best. He is simply superb as he sings in the mode of a rock star; his enthusiasm is to be heard to be believed! The lyrics by Kumaar may sound routine, but so is the situation!

The next track, ''Dard-E-Tanhai'', is a trademark number from the house of Raksha and Hasnain, whose debut film, THE TRAIN, had Emraan Hashmi rocking the nation with the super hit ''Zindagi ''. Looks like they have insisted upon another one, as this number too is in the same corridor as its predecessor. And it would be easy to predict its fate; a sure fire hit like ''Zindagi''! Lovely fresh arrangements, relying heavily on piano, guitar and of course drums and plates, having the backing of a superb rhythm, which is the USP of the track, apart from the singer himself, who is absolutely mesmerizing. Nauman Javaid is another Atif Aslam in the making, as his vocals are strong, sonorous and he sings with feelings. The singer has a bright future ahead. Another aspect that deserves applause are the lyrics which are so apt that they fit in like a hand in glove, the situation may be routine but the lyricist, Nauman Javaid is class apart. Appears to be a pro this guy!

Another performance, which leaves you in awe, is that of Humayun Sayeed. Wikipedia tells me that this actor is from across the border. He matches Shahana, emotion for emotion and compliments her in his body language, dialogue delivery and tone of voice. Not once does he react. If producers don't break down his door, I will be very surprised.

Anjana Sukhani takes time to come into her own and has some beautiful moments with Adhayan.

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Now for Adhayan Suman. JASHNN is his coming of age. An explosion of emotions. Adhayan displays all with a maturity one never sensed he had. After a disastrous HAAL-E-DIL and an average RAAZ 2, he impresses with his handling of a sensitive character where it was very easy for any actor to go over the top. Adhayan's Akash stays in sync with the situation, moving you to tears.

The music is soothing, which adds to the overall appeal of JASHNN directed by Raksha Mistry and Hasnain S Hyderabadwala.

This movie will rock! The Bhatts have another winner on their hands.

There are no stars in this film; the script is the biggest winner. It's a rare story, adapted to today's times and told with immense sensitivity. At the centre is the sublime story of a brother and his love for his sister; of a sister's responsibility towards her kid brother who harbors a dream of one day being a singing sensation. A sister, who in the absence of parents takes it upon herself to give the luxuries of life to her sibling. In the bargain, she has to make a huge sacrifice and it takes this very brother of hers to show her the mirror. A relationship so exquisitely portrayed that it's worth going miles to see.

Around this relationship is told the story of Akash Verma (Adhayan Suman) who hangs around with his boy band in the hope of one day hearing the applause of the audience in an open-air stadium. He is supported by his sister Nisha (Shahana Goswami) who is the mistress of Aman Bajaj (Humayun Sayeed), an influential industrialist. Aman it is who finances the luxuries of Nisha for a price! Akash is aware of this but is a silent spectator, supporting his sister in her weak moments. Nisha is smitten by Aman but he is a married man.

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Akash falls in love with Sara (Anjana Sukhani) who invites brother and sister to her house to visit her family. It turns out that Sara is the sister of Aman. Sara, leaves her family and comes to live with Akash. There are poignant moments between Akash and Sara, which captures their love for each other but nothing matches the finesse with which the brother-sister relationship is established.

Aman becomes the thorn in the flesh for Akash as he is out to wipe any aspirations that he has of making it big by buying out music companies and pushing him to washing toilets in a five-star hotel. But in the end, even the arrogant Aman melts in the face of the love Akash has for his sister. That's not all; it's a beautiful moment when Akash calls his sister on stage to receive his award from the hands of Aman.

Debbie from ROCK ON just rocks. I'm talking about Shahana Goswami. Give this girl any insipid role and she has that God-given ability to make it larger than life. What a performance. Just Wow! Her emotions are not just reflected in her eyes alone. She emotes them in her voice and transfers them into her body. An award-winning performance.

Another performance, which leaves you in awe, is that of Humayun Sayeed. Wikipedia tells me that this actor is from across the border. He matches Shahana, emotion for emotion and compliments her in his body language, dialogue delivery and tone of voice. Not once does he react. If producers don't break down his door, I will be very surprised.

Anjana Sukhani takes time to come into her own and has some beautiful moments with Adhayan.

Now for Adhayan Suman. JASHNN is his coming of age. An explosion of emotions. Adhayan displays all with a maturity one never sensed he had. After a disastrous HAAL-E-DIL and an average RAAZ 2, he impresses with his handling of a sensitive character where it was very easy for any actor to go over the top. Adhayan's Akash stays in sync with the situation, moving you to tears.

The music is soothing, which adds to the overall appeal of JASHNN directed by Raksha Mistry and Hasnain S Hyderabadwala.

This movie will rock! The Bhatts have another winner on their hands.

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