MUSIC REVIEW - JAANE TU...YA JAANE NA
It is after ages that an album has captivated with the exquisite beauty of its compositions. Rahman has allowed himself to revisit an era in his own compositions.... the era of Roja...of Pudhiya Mugum....Thiruda Thiruda.... and has thus composed youthful lilting music which tugs, literally at the strings of the heart. Since although the album uses varied instruments, it is the use of the accoustic guitar which stands out.... be it in 'Kabhi kabhi aditi' or the energetic strumming in 'nazrein milaana', or in the background in 'Kahin To'.....
To speak specifically, the album has its beauties:
'Kabhi kabhi Aditi', a beautiful rendition by Rashid Ali, delivered to the strums of the guitar, is already a hit; 'Pappu can't dance' is the foot tapping dance number which invariably finds its way into every Rahman album; 'Nazrein milaana' is the energetic peppy group song with a bit of harmony and perfect synchronisation of the varied voices.... a bit of seasoning....and just what the doctor ordered on a rainy day!!
The Jazz number, 'Tu bole...main boloon' leaves you spell bound (specially since the movie opens with this number) and Rahman trusted no-one but himself to do this one true justice.
'Jaane tu mera kya hai' sung by Runa, with an innovative beat and husky vocals, makes it the surprise package in the album. Sukhwinder's version of the same song is, on the other hand, just a wee bit hackneyed.
However the real gem is 'Kahin To...' a soulful rendition by Rashid Ali aided by beautiful lyrics written by Abbas Tyrewaala himself. It embodies romance and all that you really wanted in life. It connects with the soul. It might remind you of a dozen old English melodies.... but what the heck...who cares when the heart is singing along !!!