I have read about the movie and seen the clips. Can not wait to watch the movie. Looks very natural. I live in New YoThe wait is going to be over. The Shahrukh Khan and Kajolstarrer My Name Is Khan will release soon. Great expectations are being attached not just to the film, but also its music. After all it’s a film by Karan Johar, who is known for including soulful tunes in his flicks.
So, Karan along with music composers Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and writer-turned-lyricistNiranjan Iyengar have come up with the songs of ‘My Name Is Khan’.
Richa Sharma breaks into the song Sajda, indeed her career’s best. The track is captivating and easily manages to sway you by its sheer verve. The song not only belongs to Richa but also to Rahat Fateh Ali Khan who in his sufiana andaz touches a few heart-rending notes. And then there is singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan balancing the higher pitch of the other two singers. The song deserves a place in your personal collection.
After ‘Sajda’, it’s ‘Khuda’. Noor-E-Khuda appears a situational track in the voice of singersShreya Ghosal, Adnan Sami and Shankar Mahadevan. Talking about the song, it’s a fine fusion with a bit western, sufi and bhakti elements. The track, mainly set on the guitar and tabla, is not only balmy but stirs you up. Though not typical, the number bears a clear stamp of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.
‘Eyes’, they say, ‘are the windows to your soul’ and very deservedly the optical sensory organ often gets lot of attention and praise in Bollywood songs. Tere Naina, thus, is no different. However, the song lacks good lyrics, but continues to add to the rhythm of the album. A semi qawwali, this song doesn’t have much to offer.
After listening to Allah Rahem which is not a bad song, one might feel the album is getting a bit monotonous. Again the same tabla-dholak beats, but ‘Allah Rahem’ by Rashid Khan is an intriguing piece and the holy chants Maula hi Rahem keeps resonating in your mind. Worth listening if you are in a sombre mood.