A plain, simple, boring music album.
Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Karan Johar… three of the biggest names in the Indian film industry coming together after eight long years has been enough to generate a substantial amount of hype for My Name Is Khan right from the days when its filming began. To say that SRK has a huge fan following and Johar’s films are largely anticipated would be two major understatements. My Name Is Khan is looked forward to by all and sundry, but the film’s music hasn’t really made waves. And that’s simply because the music of My Name Is Khan is simply average.
The trio of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy has given the film its music; the album has six originals, one of which is an instrumental. The album has been given a Sufi feel, which is highly reminiscent to the music of Kurbaan, which was also produced by Karan Johar. However, Kurbaan had a couple of good tracks; My Name Is Khan has only one.
The only number that I found worthy of my playlist is Rang De. Sung by Shankar, supported by Suraj Jagan, the track has an international rock feel and some pretty good lyrics. It’s listenable, but not really singable. However, Rang De does stand out in the otherwise mediocre album.
There’s nothing much to write about the other My Name Is Khan songs. Maybe they’ll sound better in the movie, maybe they go really well with the storyline, but as a music album it’s plain, old and boring.