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Dil Jo Bhi Kahey Music Review

Dil Jo Bhi Kahey Music Review
Amitabh Bachchan, Revathy, Karan Sharma, Annabelle Wallace, Bhumika Chawla, Malcolm Stoddard, Claire Oberman
Romesh Sharma
Romesh Sharma
An above average fare
Wednesday, August 10, 2005 • Hindi Comments

Yet another son [if not a star-son] from the world of Bollywood makes a debut. This time it is the turn of Karan Sharma who is Romesh Sharma's son. The same Romesh Sharma whose character Gonsalves was given a lesson in philosophy of life [with references to cockroaches] in Amitabh Bachchan's 'Hum'. For his son's launch pad, he writes, produces and directs 'Dil Jo Bhi Kahey' and also ropes in good friend Amitabh Bachchan to play the father's role in this feel good family movie. Another actor who makes her debut is Annabelle Wallace, who plays Karan's love interest while Bhumika Chawla gets back to her simplistic ways after a glamorous 'Silsiilay'. Fresh after the success of Bunty Aur Babli, Shankar Ehsaan Loy get another musical release in the form of DJBK that has lyrics by Javed Akhtar.

1) Title song [Shaan, Dominique, Caralisa]

As expected, the beginning of the album is peppy with the title song by Shaan and Dominique making you stand up and start swaying to the beats. The song is quite rhythmic and is reminiscent of the Rehman style from mid and late 90s. The music is light while an overall soft feel of the song make it quite hummable. The track should be picked up by the youth in quick time. Caralisa Montiero croons the theme version of the title track that is even more soothing than the song and should form the part of the background score of the movie. This could be a track for the mushy moments in the film's narrative !

2)  Kitni Narmi Se [Sonu Nigam]

Yet another beautiful number that follows next is Sonu Nigam's solo 'Kitni Narmi Se', which is indeed a 'naram' [soft] song! Sonu Nigam sings in his inimitable style and you can actually feel a lover opening his heart out in this very well worded song by Javed Akhtar. There are minimal instruments used in this poetic composition that makes for a quite and enjoyable hearing. A melodious track, this turns out to be second in the row for Shankar Ehsaan Loy.

3) Kaun Jaane [Shankar Mahadevan, Shefali]

From this stage on, Shankar Mahadevan takes on [as a singer] as he croons three numbers in quick succession. First to come is 'Kaun Jaane', which as the lyrics suggest, is a painful track about a broken heart. Shefali joins him for this slow moving track which is situational and may work [to a limited extent] in the flow of the movie. It is not a drag per se but again not of a kind that could be hummed along or lapped up by one and all.

4) Mere Munna [Shankar Mahadevan]

Yet another situational track that follows next is 'Mere Munna' by Shankar Mahadevan, which is about a father-son bond. One immediately remembers 'Apne Jahan Ke', one of the lesser known tracks from 'Waqt' that has Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar matching steps for the club dance track. While the one in 'Waqt' was more fun with not much seriousness involved, in 'Mere Munna', the theme gets more into the father-son relationship where a father is trying to teach his son about the virtues of life. An average track that alternates between melody and rhythm, it doesn't make for a great end result.

5) Tu Nahi Thi Jab Yahan [Shankar Mahadevan, Shreya Ghoshal, Sudesh Bhosle, Mahalaxmi Iyer]

The album gets back to a youthful and sober feel again with the subtle romantic track 'Tu Nahi Thi Jab Yahan' crooned by Shankar Mahadevan, Shreya Ghoshal, Sudesh Bhosle, Mahalaxmi Iyer. The tune is a bit slow and the lyrics too different from what we hear in routine songs on every passing day but still the song makes for a good fit in the album. It's not a track that may become a HIT from the word GO but it should be liked as a part of the album when heard in continuation to other songs.

6)  C'est La Vie [Sudesh Bhosle, Vaishali Samant, Gayatri, Prashant]