Raanjhanaa – Music Review

So, finally we’re doing music review of the Raanjhanaa. Raanjhanaa is totally on our playlists this season. With Raanjhanaa, AR Rahman has made his presence stronger again. No offence, I felt this album is waste except the Raanjhanaa Hua Main Tera and Tum Tak. The soundtrack has a long list of songs, all of them echoing ARR’s previous works in Saathiya, Ekk Deewana Tha, Jaane Tu Yaa Jaane Na.

While Tum Tak  took a while to hit your heart. Javed Ali, Pooja Vaidyanath, Keerthi Sagathia did fabulous job and made to hit the charts. The music video made on Holi  background. The key scene in this video is, when Zoya comes to Kundan and puts colors on cheeks, THAT moment you’ll not forget.

Banarasiya had me, the instruments and the mix of regional music make the song so beautiful, it makes you smile. The sweetness of Shreya Ghoshal’s voice churns is wonderful with some stupendous harmonies sung by equally good voices. For me, it is the highlight of the soundtrack.

Tu Mun Shudi has a very captivating beginning, very characteristic of Rahman. I think I’m a little biased towards him and therefore I get bored when I hear Rabbi’s part. It seems very repetitive and reminds me of Challa (Jab Tak Hai Jaan) which is definitely not my favorite. A favorite line has to beHumse Wafaa Lena…besides the chorus. Maybe, this song will gradually grow on you. The energy levels are soaring in this track and the wonderful orchestration just works even more in its favor.

Ay Sakhi  mirrors Banarasiya in voice and is just as good except the presence of tyun tyun tyun & pe pe pe.. in the middle. I’m not sure if I like the innovation. I especially love the Murkiyan in this one, more because I will never be able to achieve that kind of brilliance. The singers and the harmonies, both have sugary touch to their voice and just the right kind of sweet.

The title song, Raanjhanaa Hua Main Tera is fast paced and quick to get you in a mood of festivity. It is a happy song that gives you a sort of contentment when you hear it. Aise Na Dekho is the jazz addition which is an instant reminder of the title track of Jaane Tu Yaa Jaane Naa. The moment the first notes hit my ear, it seemed like a continuation of Tu Bole Glass Aadha Khaali; especially love the harmonized whistling in between.

Piya Milenge seems like a track I would love to be play as background to my life. The collusion of the lyrics, Sukhwinder Singh’s voice and the instruments supported by a Sufi touch and a slight melancholy { especially with the violin in the latter half of the song } makes this song a total favorite.

Nazar Laaye reminds me too much of Hossana and that’s why I can’t develop a liking to it. The lyrics, however, fail to leave to without making an impression but the arrangement of the song is the same as Tum Tak and therefore repetitive.

The Land of Shiva is a very short sound, unable to realize its full potential. Tandav has been squeezed to fit in a minute and finishes before you can make sense of it.

The Last Words, this Rahman album is a definite low for me! Except Title Track and Tum Tak, no other track reached to THAT Rahman’s level of compositions that we know.

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