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Music Review : Yeh Khula Aasmaan

 Yeh Khula Aasmaan
Director :  Gitanjali Sinha
Music :  Anand-Milind
Lyrics :  Ravi Chopra
Starring :  Raghubir Yadav, Yashpal Sharma, Manjusha Godse, Raj Tandon and Anya Anand

May 23, 2012 11:53:03 AM IST
By Satyajit, Glamsham Editorial
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Confronting the stressful whims and fancies of modern-day life, YEH KHULA AASMAAN (meaning -THE OPEN SKY), an internationally acclaimed flick, promises to write a new and different chapter in the genre of meaningful cinema. To metaphor out the plight of generation gap, academic failures and nuclear families in modern India, debutante director Gitanjali Sinha takes an emotional introspection of every heartrending and sensitive sentiments felt by the present generation and uses 'kites' as inspirational metaphor.

Hugely received in international film circuits, it brings back the genius of Raghubir Yadav, a thespian who recently created a space for himself as playback singer ('Mehngai Daayan' (PEEPLI LIVE)) in a pivotal role. To make the 'Aasmaan' of music vibrant and melodic, this social saga brings back the old-war horse(s) Anand-Milind (QAYAMAT SE QAYAMAT TAK, DIL, BETA etc), veterans of almost 200 films, back to the musical arena of B-town. Will they make it big this time? Let's find out...

To bolster out a striving motivational feel, the first track 'Har Ghadi' picks up smoothly with conventional notes of violin notes and breezy whistling blows, marking the arrival of a new horizons of life. Kunal Ganjawalla's deep-resonating vocals in immense melancholic moods brings a breather of life in the title track, a musical piece that is likely to be persuasive as well as appealing narrative factor in the flick. Composed with an archetypical Bollywood's melodramatic appeal, it brings Ravi Chopra's meaningful set of verses that narrates and epitomizes myriad of emotional shades that engulfs the proceedings and characters of the film. Poignant in rhythmical structure and poetic in references, it brings couple of well-penned lyrics about hustling-bustling city-life ('Dil mein sau uljhane hain pareshan nazar, Hum samajh na sake, Hai ye kaisa hai shehar...') to finding ways of life ('Raah jin jugnuo ne dikhayi humein, Yaad ujalo mein unki naa aayi hume...') to finally optimism of 'open-sky' ('Baadalon pe tu apne nishaan chhod de, Aaj tu in hawaaon ka rukh mod de, Kal karega udanon pe teri gumaan...') in life. Despite being conventional, Anand-Milind shows their melodic grace and prowess in ushering out a remarkable inspirational track and another probable winner by Kunal Ganjawalla. 'Har Ghadi (Shukriya Zindagi)' comes like a 'reprise' version of this number with similar arrangements and wordings. It comes like an amiable background score work that impresses too with its quality inputs. Impressive!!!

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Is a teenager to be left to his own, battling peer pressure, after being handed out the latest gizmos? Are networking sites the place to go to to fill the emotional vacuum? Is working hard at your job, ignoring the child at home, the route to success? And finally, do we have a responsibility towards our old parents who sometimes feel the need to meet us when they stay far away from us? Using three generations, Gitanjali weaves her magic of love and reconciliation.

Avinash is going through the most challenging phase of his life... his teens. His parents are busy working or at kitty parties. Frustrated and dejected, he heads to his village to visit his grandfather who he has not met in 10 years after he fails his IIT entrance exams. Avinash's visit brings joy back into Dadu’s life and in the process he opens up to his grandson as to how he felt cheated when his son left him never to return.

Yashpal Sharma hit her to known for his goon act is quite a surprise as the son who never turned back and the dad who is too busy to earn money. Raghubir Yadav is mellow displaying the grandeur of old age and the pain it sometimes brings along. Gitanjali extracts the best performance from Raj Tandon who I guess, she just keeps natural. He moves around with the confused gait of a teenager who knows not what is missing in his life.

The whole kite flying competition may not exactly be an engrossing affair, but nonetheless, this is an honest attempt to get us back to our roots and values.

A reality check for parents and teenagers...

Rating - 3/5

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