How can a love story not be musical in Bollywood? Our romantic films could be labelled shallow if song-less. Anjaana Anjaani director Siddharth Anand has a hit track record with the musical album of his films and this time too he has put a lot of effort on it with the help of the composers Vishal-Shekhar who have also turned lyricists for some of the songs.
The promos of the film look promising, while some of the tracks have already hit the jack pot. Anjaana Anjaani songs are no different from the league, yet they are appealing.
First get to know Anjaana Anjaani through Anjaana Anjaani Ki Kahani, a foot-tapping number that carries a fun element with it, and the beats that can set your pulse racing. The Zara Zara Kiss Me sensuous crooner Monali Thakur is heard after a long time and the gal has again done a terrific job with the singer Nikhil D’Souza for the song. The number also has a distinct 70s disco feel to it. Enjoyable, yeah!
Bollywood hasn’t lost Lucky Ali yet. The singer with his unusual brogue style is back after a hiatus and belts out yet again a Ranbir Kapoor song. There is something elusive in Hairat which fascinates and gets you hooked to it. Naturally, one of the best in the album.
A song like this hits off instantly with the audience. Aas Pas Hai Khuda like other ‘Khuda’ songs will find a place in the playlist and since it is crooned by the one and only Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, there are no doubts about it. Shruti Pathak joins Rahat for the unplugged version of the song and like the original it is also soothing to the ears.
The simple and the sweet Tumse Hi Tumse by Shekhar Ravjiani is a song for all moods. Bring out the guitar and start playing; the tune is catchy.
Here comes the winner Tujhe Bhula Diya which can sweep one off their feet with its quasi folk, quasi pop feel. An amazing track in the voice of Mar Jawaan fame Shruti Pathak, Mohit Chauhan and Shekhar Ravjiani. If one would enjoy Shruti’s exotic lounge rendering in the beginning, Mohit will stir the emotions with the rest, while Shekhar leads the chorus and adds sheer drama to the song. Warning: you might get addicted to this number. The remix version plays with its lounge feel and what you get is a well-created remix.
I Feel Good in the sultry voice of Shilpa Rao and rock singer Vishal Dadlani strictly sticks to the ‘romantic’ theme of the album. The next with the same duo does not break the melodious flow. Anjaana Anjaani is intense and will sound more impressive once it comes alive on screen.
The Bollywood musicals have melodious soulful songs that stay with us year after year and we get back to listen to them whenever we feel like. The romantic songs of Anjaana Anjaani do have that elusive feel to it, especially the songs like Hairat and Tujhe Bhula Diya.