This time, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has himself created the music of the film. A.M Turaz, Vibhu Puri have given words to the songs. So, shall we continue with the album which doesn’t have a single remix - an anachronism these days?
You can feel it’s raining in the background when the song Guzaarish starts. Just like the pitter-patter of raindrops casts a spell on you and makes you swoon, so is the song Guzaarish. The music with slight classical touch sounds more like a ghazal. KK has rendered this song wonderfully.
Now get your thinking caps on. Sau gram Zindagi, with its philosophic tone, refers to life - good or bad, sweet or sour. The parallel drawn between life and a cup of coffee leaves a lasting impression.
Tera Zikr hai Ya Itra Hai is beautiful not only because of its exotic, poetic lyrics, the music also works wonders. Singers Rakesh Pandit and Shail Hada add drama to the song with their voices which at times sounds like a poem recitation. Terrific! An ode to beauty!
The album keeps getting richer with its pulsating, lilting music. Now comes Saiba with a bit of Portuguese lyrics and music. A small track crooned by Vaibhavari Joshi which you would like to hear again and again.
KK again wields the microphone for Jaane Kiske Khwaab. This slow moving number is enduring as well as quite touching. The album gets a bit of pace with the number Udi. Sunidhi Chauhan, possessor of a sensuous voice, renders the track with ease. Keh Na Saku is the next. The song sounds similar to the other tracks in the album, but differs because of its melancholic mood. That’s stirring.
Chand Ki Katori has thoughtful words and simple music. Harshdeep Kaur’s voice makes the song a must-hear. With Dayein Bayein the album peps up your mood as Bhansali brings melody and slight zing to the song.
Well, it’s hard to believe that this song is sung by Shankar Mahadevan. The last song of the album is Dhundli Dhundli which captures the essence of a dusky evening and the sweet memories of the beloved.
Though Guzaarish songs can sound monotonous after you hear it for the first time, the debut attempt by Sanjay Leela Bhansali in music direction is impressive. The songs are more inclined towards poetry that’s expressionist, earthy and contemporary. And the melody is a celebration of love and life.
However, it would take some time for the listeners to sense the pulse of the music of Guzaarish. The album is one of the most passionate works by a music director in recent times.
You would like to hear - Chand Ki Katori, Dhundli Dhundli, Tera Zikr hai Ya Itra Hai.