Music Review: SRK’s ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’
TNI Bureau: Music of ‘Jab tak hei jaan’ is superb but not at par with the quality of legendary musician like Rahman, who has composed the tracks. The songs maintain love-instinct the most and that is the best part.
This is for the first ever time that three legendary personalities from different faculties of Bollywood have worked together; thus obviously the audience cum listener expects a great deal. I am talking about A.R.Rahman, who has given music in ‘Jab tak hei jaan’, Lyricist Gulzar, who has penned the songs and Yash Chopra, the great Indian director, who has perhaps directed this film as his last film.
The film has eight original tracks and one reprise version in all. The first track of the film is ‘Challa’, sung by Rabbi Sergill, who is best known for his chart-topper song of 2005, “Bulla Ki Jaana”. However, ‘Challa’ is a reprise of this number. May not be original, but the song is superb with lots of guitar and drum beats, though it bears essence of Sufi the most.
The following track is ‘Saans’, a typical Yash Chopra film romantic number sung by Mohit Chauhan and Shreya Ghoshal. The song is well orchestrated with fillers of instruments like flute and violin. It is a perfect romantic number and cannot be blamed anyway. Shreya has sung a slower version of this song and that can be tagged as an average.
The third track in the film is ‘Ishq Shava’, a fusion of Arabic and electro-music. Singers Raghav Mathur and Shilpa Rao present the song well with their versatility in voice. Some rare instruments have been used in the track and that is unique. The song can be verdict as a perfect number from Rahman’s melody.
Hrashdeep Kaur that led us to a different era of romance sings the next song ‘Heer’. The song is rich with the touching lyric of Gulzaar. Perhaps this is the best song in the whole album and one of the best numbers by Rahman.
Neeti Mohan comes with the next number ‘Jiya Re’, an upbeat energetic song with rap by Sophia Asraf. It is best meant for the youth and succeeds in its attempt to make you happy.
And then Javed Ali comes with the title track ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ that takes a slower start but gains momentum with the introduction of table in the prelude. It is followed by the instrumental piece ‘Ishq Dance’, which is synonymous to ‘Dance of Envy’ from ‘Dil To Pagal Hai.’
Finally Shah Rukh himself gives tone for the last number ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan Poem’ penned by Aditya Chopra. The outcome is good and emotional.
Overall, romanticism is the main component pierced into each composition of the film and the experiment has come out successful. Despite some miniature flaws, the tracks of ‘Jab tak hei jaan’ are going to be the anthem of Indian listeners in the coming days.
Our rating for music of ‘Jab tak hei jaan’ is *** and half star out of 5.