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Music Review : Jannat 2

 Jannat 2
Director :  Kunal Deshmukh
Music :  Pritam Chakraborty
Lyrics :  Sayeed Quadri, Sanjay Masoomm, Mayur Puri
Starring :  Emraan Hashmi, Randeep Hooda, Esha Gupta

April 11, 2012 05:43:28 PM IST
By Satyajit, Glamsham Editorial
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Bhatt naturally...quality Sufi-rock music again! In hot pursuit of materializing the craze and anticipation of delivering out a potential sequel to a surprisingly big commercial hit like JANNAT (meaning "heaven"), Bhatt camp is back in the news with their new flick titled JANNAT 2. After delivering out a reasonably audible sounding album like BLOOD MONEY this year, expectations are relatively on a higher side with this flick that has the likes of Pritam, Sayeed Quadri, Shafaqat Amanat Ali Khan, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Javed Ali, KK and the most likable Mohit Chauhan in its credits. Pritam Chakraborty, a name associated with the success of Bhatt camps' most rewarding albums, leads this enriching looking musical bandwagon. Will this be another musical "Jannat" for their listeners? Let's find out!

Light hearted romantic moments get a racy makeover of enthralling rocking moments as the proceeding kick-start with a piquantly high sounding Shafaqat Amanat Ali Khan, delivering out a harmoniously played melody in the form of "Tu Hi Mera". As per the situational mood and infectiously loud tempo, it would be surely a KK stylized number but Pritam has refurbished his style by implementing a rhythmically styled "qawaali" setting (somewhat like "Tum Jo Aaye" (ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI)), with an all-together different choice in the vocals. It's first of Pritam-Shafaqat conglomerate that has been glorified to perfection with an equally perfect mix and match of Sufi and western orchestrations that suits the mood to hilt. Sayeed Quadri's simplistically penned poetry plays an effective catalyst in making this a likable attribute. For all those Shafaqat die-hard fans, "Tu Hi Mera" is another promising feature that should be there in their collections and will surely be a worthy feature in the narration of the flick. Impressive!!!

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In Pritam's latest styling, Sufi "qawaali" arrangements are turning out to be a domineering feature, and this trend continues with another gleaming musical work titled "Tera Deedar Hua". The frolicking "qawaali" thriving binge continues with this track with extra punches of "bhangra" dancing fervor that gives it an outrageously loud youthful appeal. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's classically pitched voice in loud octaves delivers the first version with a strong support of enthused chorals (somewhat similar sounding to chorals heard in "Jab Se Tera Naina" (SAAWARIYA) in the backdrop. It's a breed apart for Rahat's genre of singing but still the classical "alaaps" are sheer listening delights. Pritam's command in varying in genres is the spotlight of the track and its varying melodic mood that adds shades to the track.

Javed Ali's mellowed voice sings out the second version of the track with reasonably somber arrangements and chorals. Credited as "Tera Deedar Hua (from the heart)", it has a typical "filmi" romanticism attached to it, where vocalist has stuck to simple playback singing techniques rather than trying too hard on improvisations through classical singing attires. This version is likely to be more infectious and commercially accepted than the former one. Javed Ali's willowy volubility sublimes well into the contours of this Sufi-qawwaali stylized fun-loving track and should be one thrilling experience on the big screen. Amusing!!!

Finally, the emblematic dark intriguing feel of Bhatt camp thriller makes its strong dent and comes in impressive voice of KK in "Tujhe Sochta Hoon". The haunting sinister feel comes in synchronized piano works that moves like a serpentine in typically designed "lounge" musical decorum, where the protagonist expresses his desolated feel for his beloved. Lacking in innovative musical designs, it has quality orchestrations and vocalist dexterity with ample supports of well-played "lounge" musical feel that proves to be the spotlight of the track. To be precise, it has a typical Vikram Bhatt horror flick haunting signature tuneful impacts that stay on till the last beat.

"Sang Hoon Tere", the second version of this track comes out to be a youthful revelation and surprises with great improvisation in rollicking rock-metal arrangements and upbeat singing. Nikhil D'Souza's immensely "yuppie" voice is extremely likable as it switches perfectly from Hindi to English lyrical settings. This version comes in R&B singing maneuvers where the vocalist's singing capabilities are exploited to perfection; overall a cool experimentation that should work in upcoming Pritam albums.

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"Rab ka Shukrana", a quintessentially Sufi-rock number, carrying the customary "table-guitar-sarangi" loops in tandem with sluggishly pitched upbeat arrangements marks the arrival of Mohit "Rockstar" Chauhan in the album. Once again, it's another typical Bhatt camp track stylized number in mood and tempo that carries the pathos of love-struck with a feel of divinity. Despite carrying the "heard-before" syndrome (primarily in Himesh Reshammiya's hit sentimental tracks), Pritam brings the finest of Mohit's sonorously pitched voice that is amalgamated well into the fusion of classically Indian tuned instrumentals and synth beats. Sanjay Masoom's poignantly penned lyrics are indeed a bliss and so are the techno-improvised rhythmical beat patterns that give it a "true-blue" love ballad feel.

Anupam Amod's subtly sublime vocals try to improvise the melancholically profound romantic feel in "Rab ka Shukrana (reprise)". To trigger out an upbeat musical feel, this version has a synchronized "soul" music impact embroiled in it, exuding out a likable enchanting feel for the listeners. Soothing!!!

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As anticipated and predicted from the title (JANNAT 2), the emblematic feel of JANNAT is revamped to perfection to deliver out yet another thematically striking title track in "Jannatein Kahan". Carrying the feel of a typical South-Korean rock ballad (in "Oh-ho-ho" chorals) and fuelled by racy hip-hop emceeing, it carries the musical ammunition of striking big at intermittent phases of this crime thriller. KK's energetically pumped vocals are in top gear again and collage well with aggressively pitched hard-metal base musical thrives.

In terms of techno-improvisations and rejuvenation, the Nikhil D'Souza rendered "Jannatein Kahan (reprise)" is undoubtedly the finest of the enterprise and is one paradigm for all hard-rock fanatics. This time Pritam refurbishes his METRO band histrionics with his brawny skills at the orchestrations and makes this as one likable listening feast for all rock-concert lovers. Whether it's the genteel electric guitar riffs, intermingled with slender synth beats or flickering paced guitar riffs in varying playing techniques, it is one purist's delight that will surely enlightens the "word-of publicity" for the flick among urbane listeners. Ditto for Nikhil's hitherto unheard efforts at the vocals, and adds one more feather in his cap. Rocking!!!

JANNAT 2 delivers entertainment, entertainment and entertainment for all rock and sufi music lovers, and should probably add one more musical success in the connoisseur's kitty. To cut a long story short, this album will be among top10 bestsellers and is by far the best Pritam album of this year. The most brilliant feature of the album is that it never derails from its path and delivers it what it promises with no traces of mediocrity. Going by the present trends and choices, "Tu Hi Mera" , "Tera Deedar Hua (from the heart)", "Rab ka Shukrana" and "Jannatein Kahan (power ballad)" are likely to be chartbusters in the weeks to come. In Bhatt camp flicks, music has always been a pivotal factor and this positive trend continues with this impressive album, promising a healthy box-office run, and off-course a healthy shelf-life.


Rating - 4/5

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