a aen aen aen e eo.. a aen aen aen e eo..
Got what is that? Start of a good album, and a wonderful song. The album is called Raavan, and the song is, yes, you get that. Beeera. Beera, beera beera beera, beera beera beera beera beera, beera ke dus maathe, beera ke sau naam, chhede jo beera ko, dhama dham dham dham. If there was anything that could ever be compared to beera, it was probably Omkara, but seems Omkara also stays behind beera when it comes to being musical.
arre beera uthti aandhi, beera ek toofaan, saans mein ugle agni jalti jaan jalti jaan beera..
Janm na poochho, jaat na poochho, poochho jo pehchaan beera ka abhimaan hai abhimaan hai abhimaan hai.. Beera..
So u know what we are talking in Beera. Now, though it is difficult to do, we move ahead of Beera n see what lies ahead. The next is Karthik’s behne de, a lyrical feat by Gulzar. But the lines of the song are so long that Rahman, probably in a try to keep the lines intact, lets the song go bland in some places. The song has a good melody that will be liked by anyone who listens to the song enough number of times, but it’s certainly not a song that strikes you immediately, at least not until you devote yourself to hear the lyrics of the song. A horse for longer races, not recommended for 100 meters.
Thok de Killi, the next one, is my favourite yet, not counting Beera which has been there for weeks. The song sung by Sukhwinder Singh along with am’nico sounds like a full-of-masti war-cry. It’s full of circling melodies and the Gulzar’s long lyrics are sung such that they sound like a tongue-twisting maze for the first few times. Only when you master those mazes will you be able to enjoy the song with all your heart but it is likeable from the very first time you hear it.
The next song of the album, Raanjha Raanjha, is a slow one. Instead of saying more about the song, I’d prefer to tell you that the song is sung by Rekha Bharadwaj and suits her voice perfectly. Though the song is quite good, somehow Javed Ali with Rekha Bharadwaj may take some time to digest as Javed Ali seems too polished, straight and simple, with the earthy voice of Rekha, if you understand what I mean. In case you don’t, simply go for the song anyway.
Khili re. That’s the next song of the album that started with Beera beera. Frankly, I’m writing this because it seems that I need to remind myself of this fact after listening to the ever-so-slow-smooth-and-touchy song after that warlike start. A gem.
the last song of Raavan is Kata kata bechara bakra. Strange things: Ila Arun, Sapna Awasthi and Kunal Ganjawala. The set of the three I mean. Also, interestingly, Kunal doesn’t sound much like himself and sounds like one from Rahman’s own men. Anyway, the song doesn’t sound all that good to me. Ila Arun sounds fun but the song is not so fun as I had expected. A not-so-good end to the good album.
Overall, Raavan is good. We don’t have all that variety in the album but in quality makes up for the variety most of the times. Beera is exceptionally beautiful (maybe I’m biased) and Thok de Killi is awesome. Regarding the CD, I could suggest buying the album for Beera alone. Rest is yours to decide.