Kabhi Alvida... a treat for music lovers
After the huge musical hits Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and Kal Ho Naa Ho, Karan Johar has hit the right note again with Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, says Priyanka Bedi

Karan Johar
Karan Johar ventures into a different kind of love story this time and the music reflects it too

Karan Johar has once more teamed up with composers Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and lyricist Javed Akhtar, who gave the music of Kal Ho Naa Ho, and the outcome is enthralling. Although Johar’s forte is romance, he ventures into a different kind of love story this time—and the music reflects it too.

The opening track is the title song Kabhi alvida naa kehna, a slow and sad number sung beautifully by Alka Yagnik and Sonu Nigam with enjoyable beats.

The next track Mitwa, which starts with Love will find a way, jaaniye, heeriyain sung by Caralisa and Shankar Mahadevan, hooks listeners instantly. Thanks to Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali, who has churned out catchy tunes by fusing Pakistani and Indian classical music.

If music lovers fell for It’s the time to disco from Kal Ho Naa Ho, they will also love Where’s the party tonight. The romantic and sentimental track sung by Shaan and Vasundhara Das is also a blend of Indian and Western music.

Tumhi dekho naa, sung by Alka and Sonu, is the best song of the album. It has the feel of Suraj hua maddham and Kuch to hua hai and is a feast for the ears.

Mitwa Revisited is the remix version of the song Mitwa, which sounds quite trendy and cool.

Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy once again have Amitabh Bachchan jiving to their tunes in Rock ‘n roll soniye. Shankar’s voice modulation may have many thinking that Amitabh himself has sung the number.

The last track, Farewell trance, is an instrumental number and is worth listening.

Overall, the album is good and it is already topping music charts. Those who liked the music in Johar’s earlier films must listen to this one too.

Johar returns to big screen after five years with Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, which is one of the most anticipated movies of 2006. — IANS