'Veer-Zara' audio boasts of Bollywood raritiesBy Viral Bhayani, IANS
9/21/2004 12:00:00 AM
The music of Yash Chopra's latest film "Veer-Zaara" is being hailed as nothing short of a classic.
It brings together three of Indian cinema's biggest legends - the late Madan Mohan, Lata Mangeshkar and Yash Chopra - for the first time. The album is sure to give music lovers a much-awaited bouquet of timeless melodies.
The album was launched at a small party. Lata Mangeshkar and Javed Akhtar graced this occasion.
With lyrics by Akhtar, it features singers like Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam, Gurdas Mann, Roop Kumar Rathod, Ahmed Hussain and Mohammed Hussain.
While the audiocassette features nine songs from the film, the CD has 11 songs. The songs include a rare duet by Lata and Jagjit Singh.
The Madan Mohan-Lata Mangeshkar combination is a thing of history...and what's even more historic is that Lata Mangeshkar at the age of 75, has sung nine songs composed by Madan Mohan in "Veer-Zaara", 30 years after he passed away.
The music of "Veer-Zaara" has myriad moods. There are songs to appeal to everyone - emotional songs, romantic love songs, a frothy folk song, a memorable qawwali, an inspiring song in praise of the motherland as well as an exuberant, youthful song.
The audio CD pack also includes a special CD featuring the "Making of the Music" of Veer-Zaara and is a must for all music connoisseurs. It also has special commentaries by Chopra and Lata.