Kurbaan does have huge expectations with the names of like Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan & Karan Johar. But as Kurbaan is a different offering from Karan Johar, so is the music from his usual stuff. So lets find out if Kurbaan really does impress.
‘Shukran Allah’ marks the beginning of the album as Salim Merchant croons the line ‘Shukhran Allah wallah humdul illah’. Basically a duet by Sonu Niigaam & Shreya Ghoshal, this romantic track features the protagonist expressing his love and thanking God for giving him the love of his life. Sonu and Shreya prove it once again, why they are the best when it comes to soft soothing numbers! The lyrics of this beautiful song are very well jotted by Niranjan Iyenger. This one is sure to join the list of romantic hits!
A probable dance no is in the offering next, with ‘Dua’. Marianne D’ Cruz begins with the English portion, but soon over Kailash Kher & Sukhwinder come at the helms. It has a feel of qawalli, but at the same time has a hip hop feel to it. This song might make more impact with the visuals on screen, but as an audio it is quite average, thought it may work for some.
Salim Merchant comes back behind the mic, this time as a full fledged singer for ‘Ali Maula’. With some intense lyrics, Salim carries off his role of the vocalist very well. It is set at a very slow pace and might not grow on you on a hearing. Give it some couple of hearings, this should work on you. The song is probably a situational background track in the movie and will make more impact once heard with the movie. The song later appears in a remix version as well, but is passable. It wasn’t required.
Ever since she sung Mar Javaan in Fashion, Shruti Pathak has been a favourite for Salim-Suleiman. Kurbaan is no exception, as Shruti has a solo song titled ‘Rasiya’. Infact, the composer have pitched her the same way as in Mar Javaan, highly low range. It is a sort of blend with a bit of Indian touch amalgamated into western bits. As a surprise, even Kareena comes behind the mic to speak out few lines, in connection with the situation that Rasiya is being placed at. The song is not for the usual dance number lovers. This one is surely for a limited audience, and will take time to grow on you.
Energy is reserved in the form of ‘Kurbaan Hua’, which is a Vishal Dadlani number. The song has energy, passion, emotions all mixed into one, and by the way Vishal renders these, he gets you rocking! Look out for the last stanza, where he goes from a very low range to a high one. Brilliant! This song is sure to make an impact the moment you listen to it.
On the whole, Kurbaan impresses in bits and pieces. It might not be chartbuster enough like Kjo's earlier stuff, but does impress to a certain part of audience as it does have a couple of songs for everyone to like or even love.