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 Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha
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 Atul Agnihotri
 A R Rehman
 Salman Khan, Priety Zinta and Bhoomika Chawla

By Raunaq Kotecha Send to Friend

Nothing can get stranger than our Bollywood where promotion follows demotions and success follows failures with such unconvincing veracities of real life. Atul Agnihotri, who has never been able to make it as a successful Hero in front of the camera has now found place behind the camera. Believe it or not, but Atul Agnihotri is actually making his comeback in Bollywood and this time, as a Director with Salman Khan, Priety Zinta and Bhoomika Chawla starrer "Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha" (DNJAK). After the boisterous victory of "Tere Naam", Gautam Kumar, Mukesh Talreja, Sunil Manchanda, Salman Khan, Bhoomika Chawla, Himmesh Reshammiya and Sameer once again pool resources under the triumphant banner of Orion & MAD production.

While the cream lies in discovering the fact that DNJAK also swanks of A.R.Rahman (along with Himmesh who has only 2 tracks to his credit) as the lead Composer for the album, it would be especially thrilling to know that Mehboob (along with Sameer) has engraved the lyrics. With scores of such eminent and lucrative names, there is adequate buzz associated with the movie and its music.

The album sets off with oodles of confidence and pleasance with the title track. A pliable romantic duet by Kamal Khan and Sujata Trivedi slickly makes its way to your heart with a divine melody and velvety voices of both the singers. Not to forget the sensible & emotive lyrics that cautiously unleash the narrative of the movie. Minimum yet most pertinent management of the musical instruments is also one of the specialties of the track. No points for guessing, this masterpiece is a product of two maestros - Rahman and Mehboob.

The title track has an equally delightful instrumental, which confidently maintains its eccentricity due to clever utilization of musical contraptions.

Rahman sets the ambiance for some Naach Gaana with "Bindiya Chamakne Lagi". This one is sort of a celebratory number where Alka Yagnik pleasantly conveys the ecstasy of blooming love. The melody of this track is so Indian and conventional, yet it bears the trademark Rahman effect more so on account of the sophisticated musical backdrop. Udit Narayan's suave voice augments the pleasance and fills romance in the air. However, I could not help noticing familiarity of the opening lines and especially stanzas sounding somewhat like the ones in "Maahi Ve" of KHNH. Nevertheless, the track is instantly endearing and the hit Alka-Udit combo will definitely work wonders once again with this Rahman-Mehboob magnum opus.

Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik display unmatched combination in "Dil to mila hai". Sonu and Alka will win your heart with this engagingly pleasant number. The lyrics by Mehboob are quite interesting, as they emphasize the significance of the lover's existence exclusively for each other.

Himmesh Reshammiya and Sameer mark their advent with a sweet romantic duet "Meri nas nas mein tum ho" by Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik. This one is also a title track, but with a diverse tune. Jayesh Gandhi extends good vocal support at the beginning and toward the end. Melody of the track is average, which gets better when singers croon the movie title. This one is a compulsive Himmesh Reshammiya creation for which Sameer has penned the lyrics.

Rahman makes a re-entry with a brigade of singers in "Zindagi hai dua". Madhushree, Pamela Jain, Gayatri, Kartik and Raquib have been accredited for the track, but one would barely be able to hear more than one female voice. Exceptional musical arrangement proves to be a savior to the regular tune of this track, while the lyrics only help further salvage.

Kamal Khan and Sadhana Sargam coalesce for yet another unconventional idealistic duet "Jane Bahara". An evenly paced tune garnered with some stupendously great music arrangements makes this track desirable. Rahman should be complimented for the precise selection of singers, as it aids the track sound so distinctive and so fresh. Mehboob also commits his best for his final track on the album.

Himmesh sloppily concludes the album with "Go Balle Balle" by K.K, Alisha Chinoy and Jayesh Gandhi. This track has an extremely scanty tune and lyrics that can give a run for their money to the most common lyrics until date. Apart from regrets on some fine singers being wasted, there is nothing much to comment on.

"Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha" comes with a heavy burden of expectations particularly to the extent that the music is concerned. Rahman effortlessly steals the thunder from Reshammiya who has composed two tracks, both of which are barely average.

Himmesh Reshammiya who is otherwise one of the most sought after composers we have, has somehow failed to withstand the power of Rahman's astounding melodies. It will be rather interesting to discover whether its Rahman's sensation that hit the big time or its Reshammiya's deficient compositions that mar the overall impact of Rahman's charisma.

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