Produced by: Geetha Arts
Directed by: AR Murugadoss
Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi
Music: AR Rahman
Audio on: T-Series
Starring: Aamir Khan, Asin, Ziah Khan
Aamir Khan should be appreciated for trying to break away from routine films. This time it is Ghajini, a remake of a Tamil hit starring a south Super Star Surya and Asin. Aamir successfully managed to keep up with Surya’s looks in the Tamil Version. Here’s a glimpse for you:
Images Courtesy: Wikipedia and The Hindu
Lets now jump straight to our topic, music.
This is the fifth score from AR Rahman this year and this time he teams up with Prasoon Joshi. Music for the Tamil version was by Harris Jayraj and was a big hit. I personally have couple of favorite tracks in the Tamil Version and I was eagerly looking forward to Rahman’s take on this movie. Gladly, I am not disappointed. On a track to track comparison, Behka Behka is the only track where Harris version is better. Rahman trumps the rest. Read take of few others on these two versions here.
I have mentioned in my earlier review of Yuvvraaj that usually Rahman’s music grows on you. Same is the case with Ghajini. However for a change these are a few tracks in this album which are instantly likeable.
Let’s get straight to the tracks.
Tu Meri Adhoori:
The album opens with this track and guess what it is likeable right from the first note. The track progresses very smoothly and again Javed Ali does a good job. Sonu Nigam lends his vocals and does that very well. Made me wonder why Rahman had to put to use two great voices for this track. Hey but again he has his way of making songs sound wonderful. Scores (10/10)
Stylish song Suzanne sang the song with exhilarting spirit. Very western and peppy. Short song, but impressive.
Soulful track in the album. Benny Dayal and Shreya Ghosal are superb. The haunting rhythm of the song doesn’t leave you once you listen to this. Lyrics are strictly ok, Prasoon Joshi seems to be running out of his stock. The music and excellent vocals make up for them. Scores (9/10)
I personally felt this song is the weakest perhaps because I love the song for this situation in the Tamil Version. But I saw the song in the TV the other day and it felt much better with accompanying visuals. Rahman has used Saxophone again after the Jazz number from Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, but it doesn’t sound as well as it did in the latter. Overall this song sounds just about ok. Karthik, I felt is unimpressive on this track.
My favourite track in the album. Shreya Ghosal is outstanding in this track. Shreya sings this with lots of energy. I had an impression that Sunidhi is best for such songs, but Shreya is just too good in this song. The music and instrumentation is superb and is no less to any R&B tracks say of Rihanna or anyone else. Score (10/10)
Kaise Mujhe – Instrumental
Instrumental version of Kaise Mujhe.
Needless to say Ghajini is yet another success for Rahman this year after Jodha Akbar, Yuvvraaj, Jaane Tu ya Jaane Na and Ada.
Overall Score: 9/10
This year was a great year for all music lovers with five albums from AR Rahman. Now that we have all the releases for the year for Rahman. I wanted to provide a overall rating for his releases this year.
If it weren’t Rahman’s releases, there aren’t any albums this year to write home about. Wish there could be so releases every year from Rahman!
- Yuvraaj Music Review-A R Rahman can do better!
- Aamir Khan’s Ghajini and Memento
- Yuvvraaj Music Review
- Ghajini Movie Review
- Delhi 6 – Rahman, How Could You Do This?