Coming from the stables of Siddharth Anand and Sajid Nadiadwala ‘Anjaana Anjaani’ comes with a lot of expectations musically. With superhit music tracks like ‘Salaam Namaste’, Tara Rum Pum’ and ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’ in the past, Siddharth Anand’s latest movie offering with Vishal-Shekhar helming the baton is going to be a sure shot hit in the coming days.
The album starts with the Rahat Fateh Ali Khan sung ballard ‘Aas Paas Khuda’. Rahat means that there would be something slow, subdued, subtle and soulful. This is exactly what one gets with ‘Aas Paas Khuda’ which does require a couple of listening before one settles down to the sound. Written by Vishal Dadlani with Shekhar Ravjiani adding to the chorus, ‘Aas Paas Khuda’ is about the protagonist being inspired to be positive and trust in the almighty. The treatment in fact has a Western touch to it though Rahat does his own stuff of staying in his ‘sufi’ zone. What works more though is the ‘unplugged version’ because with Rahat around, all you wish to listen to is his voice with nothing else around. In this version, there is Shruti Pathak around though one doesn’t mind that.
Next one ‘Anjaana Anjaani Ki Kahani’ sung by Monali Thakur and Nikhil Dsouza is a spunky club track that is already heating up the music charts. With Hindi and English lyrics thrown in with equal measure it would definitely appeal to the club going youngsters. This song written by Neelish Mishra gives a retro feel heard in the songs of 70’s and 80’s.
Lucky Ali surprises everyone with ‘Hairat’ another future chartbuster written by Vishal Dadlani. A love song that describes how life is beautiful if you have a great companion. Lucky needs to sing more often as his voice brings a freshness that is rarely to be seen these days. Another up for him after the ‘Ahista Ahista’ another Vishal Shekhar composition from another Siddharth Anand movie with Ranbir ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’.
‘Tumse Hi Tumse’ sung by Shekhar Ravjiani with a boyish charm has a Vishal-Shekhar stamp to it when it comes to simplicity. Written by Amitabh Bhattacharya and Anvita Dutt with Caralisa Monteiro contributing with the English Lyrics, ‘Tumse Hi Tumse’ is a modern day romantic track for a lazy coffee outing.
‘Tujhe Bhula Diya’ sung by Mohit Chauhan is not a typical sad judaai song. The song has its own uniqueness which captures you even in its remix and lounge versions sung by Shruti Pathak. Written by Kumaar and Vishal Dadlani, Tujhe Bhula Diya is a very good attempt.
The entertainment continues with the sixth song – ‘I Feel Good’ – and one realises that you are indeed feeling good by the time this song appears. In fact this Vishal Dadlani sung and written number makes one wonder that this song could well have come at the very beginning of the album as well. Normally some of the relatively weaker songs make a late appearance in an album but listening to ‘I Feel Good’ makes one sure that the team here indeed chose some of the best compositions that they had in hand. With Shilpa Rao giving Vishal some good company here, ‘I Feel Good’ (which has been set as a Western teenage love song) turns out to be yet another good inclusion in the album.
The last song that appears on this album is titled ‘Anjaana Anjaani’ sung by Shilpa Rao and Vishal Dadlani. The second title track is quite a revealation which draws parallel with the ‘Khuda Jaane’ song from Bachna Ae Haseeno.
Listening to the songs you feel really complete as every song is a gem and in today’s time where you just find one or two songs worth listening here you get an entire album with beautiful melodies.
I am already rocking to these songs…. I bet even you guyz would also agree to me once you listen to the same.