Since Veer Zaara is a love tale about two lovers being on each side of the border, by Yash Raj films, one does get quite excited, especially when the composition is by the Late Madan Mohan, who has given us a number of classical hits.
So lets turn it on!
Veer Zaara opens with an eternal love song 'Tere Liye' which brings in Roopkumar Rathod and the maestro Lata Mangeshkar. The song begins with some melodious piano notes supported by a soothing violin background. This is a track which brings out the in depth love of two lovers who have been longing to live with each other. This track is a class in itself, and is sure to emerge as the favourites among the listeners.
Udit Narayan, who was once the voice of Shahrukh Khan is back, rendering the solo 'Main Yahaan Hoon'. The song maintains the soothing touch that Tere Liye had, but goes more modern this time around. A lovely track, this is the best track from the movie.
Udit Narayan doesnt leave, and instead joins in for another song, this time a duet, along with Lata Mangeshkhar 'Yeh Hum Aa Gaye Hai Kahaan'. This is another romantic song, which catches on you after a bit of hearings.
It is the Indo-Pak love story, so no doubt in a song popping up concerning the nation. 'Aisa Des Hai Mera' is a song where the protagonists shows his love for his nation, and is brought to awareness that its the same across the border. Starting off by vocals from Gurdaas Mann, Udit Narayan takes over and justifies his presence fully for the song. As for the female, its Lata Mangeshkar once again. Lyrics by Javed Akhtar are splendid! They deserve special mention.
Joy ends, heart breaks, and that is what brings up 'Do Pal'. After listening to Udit Narayan for three consecutive tracks, it is Sonu Niigaam this time around, who suits best to such songs. He along with Lata Mangeshkar, render a beautiful sad song in the most touching of emotions. Sonu especially, does a class job and makes this song an unforgettable affair!
Yash Chopra appears behind the mic, rendering a speech before 'Kyun Hawa' actually takes off. Sung by Sonu Niigaam and Lata Mangeshkar once again, the song has a fresh and breezy sort of feeling, which will impress the audience instantly.
Lata Mangeshkar now has a solo in the form of 'Hum toh Bhai Jaise Hain'. A fun song actually, it is quite surprising considering the fact that Lata ji has sung this young, peppy and energetic number.
A qawaali mood is on with 'Aaya Tere Dar Par Deewana', which brings in the Hussain brothers. This track turns out to be quite an engaging qawaali which keeps changing paces every now and then.
Celebrations for Lohri are on with the festive track 'Lohri', uniting once again Lata,Udit and Gurdaas Mann. The song is the weakest in comparison to others, but that doesnt make it a bad track. Its still a good track.
There are two bonus tracks in the offering, which probably wont be filmed. The first being 'Tum Paas Aa Rahe Ho' takes a ghazal route as it is the Ghazal King Jagjit Singh rendering this beautiful number along with Lata Mangeshkar. A very soothing track, it is best when heard with lights off and a romantic mood.
Second is 'Jaane Kyun' which is a Lata Mangeshkar solo. A slow song, yet impressive.
Overall, Veer Zaara is an album which without a doubt would go down as one of the classics in the history of Bollywood.
A must buy!