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Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna Music Review

Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna Music Review
Dharma Productions
Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukherjee, Preity Zinta, Kiron Kher, Arjun Rampal, Ritesh Deshmukh
Karan Johar
Hiroo Yash Johar
Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy
Brilliance All The Way
Sunday, June 18, 2006 • Hindi Comments

The marketing whiz kid is back. He also happens to be a fine Filmmaker. Karan Johar's much awaited Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna is all set for a grand August release. Its music was recently released amidst fanfare in London as well as at the IIFA Weekend in Dubai. The CD priced only at Rs. 99/- has seven brilliantly produced tracks and is complemented by a surprise video trailer as well. Composer threesome Shankar Ehsaan Loy as expected, have done an excellent job. Each song has been treated with exceptional care. There is a Kal Ho Na Ho hangover in the basic idea of the entire album, but one doesn't mind the end result as long as the final product makes you feel satiated. And asking for more!

  • Tum Ko Bhi Hai Khabar
  • Mujh Ko Bhi Hai Pata
  • Ho Raha Hai Juda
  • Dono Ka Rasta
  • Door Ja Ke Bhi Mujhse
  • Tum Meri Yaadon Mein Rehna
  • Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna...

Wordsmith Javed Akhtar pierces the heart with simple emotions that tug at the strings binding relationships. A melancholic piano begins the proceedings interspersed by the terse flute and a chorus of violin strings. It's a song delineating upon the unpredictable distance in human bonds and the subsequent compromises. Even though the parting is inevitable, one wishes to stay connected in a subliminal undefined way. Unpretentious tabla rhythm loop, a somber flute shadowing constantly and the piano-strings combination carries the song effortlessly. Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik do full justice to the finer nuances of the layered meaning of the lyrics by incorporating a generous dose of pathos. A song you'd love to cry with while driving alone on a wet road remembering someone special when the rain has just stopped. Play it again dude.

Jo hai ankahi/ jo hai ansuni/ Voh baat kya hai bataa...Mitwa...Love will find a way. Acoustic guitar strums along in a languid laidback manner. The rock guitar appears from nowhere followed by a tabla-dholak combo in a typical Karan-Johan style. Mitwa is one number that will rock the nation with its sheer universality. It makes your feet tap frivolously while the smile dances on your lips for the stupendous energy level in this number is infectious. A beautiful mix of Western and Indian Classical, the jugalbandi between Sarod and the peppy beats is an absolute treat. Shafqat Amanat Ali's vocals are the highlight of this song. He sings with a lot of heart and all you guys are going to hear a lot from him in the future. Shankar Mahadevan's classical alaap and Caralisa's sensuous vocals gives Mitwa a taste of fantastic opposites. It's a number that will appeal to all age groups. And has HIT written all over it.

Mitwa Revisited, the remix version by Sel and Indrajit Sharma dashes on the dance floor in a split second. It's a Club Mix with an up-tempo beat. The musical arrangements are an all out attempt at serenading the young-n-hip crowd that loves to groove to the Exceptional Beat. The flavour of the original is maintained while the female chorus Love will find a way is repeated often to give a catchy hook-line for the youngsters to scream while dancing-as-if-possessed. The catchy fillers and the vocoder effect gives this remixed delight an orgasmic feeling. Mitwa Revisited An absolute sharpshooter!

Where's the Party Tonight is an amalgamation of  It's the Time to Disco and Mahi Ve from Kal Ho Na Ho. This retro mix starts with a keyboard generated electronic sound something in the mould of Scatman followed by the trademark tabla-dholak combo. To be honest, too much of repetition of a good thing starts sounding predictable. Ma