Melody and romance
secret of making a
filmís music popular is to play it on the radio and the TV so
often that it becomes fixed in public memory well before the
film is released. On that score, the makers of Saawariya
have left no stone unturned. Whichever channel you go to, it is
the music from this film which is playing and you find yourself
humming one of the songs.
That does not mean
the songs lack quality. Some of them are really melodious. They
are all the more enjoyable because they are the creations of a
non-established composer (Monty). To cap it all, he has given
big breaks to several newcomer singers like Shail Hada and
Parthiv Gohil. The formerís effort in the title song is
Others like Kunal
Ganjawala, Shreya Ghoshal, Richa Sharma and Alka Yagnik, too,
have done well. The only fault is that the music overall is not
quite as young as one would have liked for the launchpad of a
new star couple.
Romance is the
theme running through all the 11 songs, including a reprise of
the title number. It is the slow songs like Daras bina nahin
chain (Richa sharma, Shail Hada, Parthiv Gohil) which leave
the maximum impression.
These have been
penned by Sameer, except Thode badmash ho tum, which
has been written by Nusrat Badr and Yoon shabnami by
composition of Thode badmash ho tum is credited to filmís
director Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
The cover of the
CD is a veritable album of the photographs from the film.
Aaja Nachle (YRF
Dixitís comeback vehicle has to have dance songs aplenty. Not
many of them are worth writing home about. But that weakness is
more than compensated by one song, the title one. Aaja nachle
has such an infectious beat that it virtually forces you to
dance. Music director duo Salim-Sulaiman have strived to make it
as much of a folk song as Jhumka gira re Bareily ke
bazaar mein from which it faintly takes off. A major triumph
indeed for Sunidhi Chauhan.
The reprise of
this song, which is only a new word for a remix, is not that
The only single by
a male voice is Ore piya by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Most
others are either duets or female voiced.
lends her voice to Soniye mil ja sung by Sukhwinder Singh
and Sunidhi Chauhan.
While all music is typically
Indian, an exception is made through Dance with me which
has a western tune. It has been sung by Sonia Saigal and written
by Asif Ali Beg. ó ASC