Anjaana Anjaani. Musical Surprise.

The very first on Anjaana Anjaani. After IHLS I was somehow expecting pretty high from the album, but Vishal-Shekhar go beyond my expectations. It’s certainly worth a listen.

The album starts with Anjaana Anjaani ki Kahani which is already there on televisions for quite sometime. While the short promo of the song rocks, the song, sung by Monali and Nikhil D’Souza offers a bit more and you get something that is sure shot party material.

The second, Hairat, is a hairat for me. I mean, surprise. Not that I was expecting anything less with Lucky Ali there but the way he sings so lively at the age of 51 simply amazes me. And then, before I start on Lucky’s singing, another thing that amazed me in the album was Vishal Dadlani’s lyrics. He’s always been good with lyrics of kinda fun and rocking songs, but here he impresses with his poetry. As for Lucky’s singing and V-S composition, will it suffice to say that I find it difficult to move to the next song?

Anyway, I move to the next and I’m welcomed by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s Aas Paas Khuda is typical and good. Something that I’m repeating about Rahat songs a lot, but then I guess Rahat is being kinda stereotyped compared to his immense talent for whatsoever reasons. Still, like most of the times, Vishal-Shekhar add some bits here and there trying to make things more interesting, and I’d say it works. In short, a typical Rahat song of the times we live in.

I have always been a fan of Vishal and Shekhar’s voices, and so the next song Tumse hi Tumse is a treat for me. As the song starts with guitar, I think for a moment if something like Bin Tere unplugged was coming, but the moment passes quickly and the song turns into what I’d say a Lucky’ish mode as soon as Shekhar starts singing. Caralisa’s quite fast English (rap?) sounds interesting to say the least, but the hero of this one is Shekhar Ravjiani. He’s going to get more people saying, ‘This is for you Shekhar!’ Oh, btw, the end of the song has some nice effects on Caralisa’s voice. This simple but beautiful one is a must listen.

As far as I remember, while the world was (and is) standing in queue outside Mohit Chauhan’s home, Vishal-Shekhar were doing it pretty fine without the guy and now that they make him sing a composition of theirs, he gets more than what you can say a typical Mohit Chauhan song. This time Mohit comes with a sad song, Tujhe Bhula Diya. The best part of the song though, for me, was Shruti Pathak’s wonderful start where she sings with near-zero background music. From here on Mohit picks up and where he comes to a still, Shekhar comes with an entry somewhat like Jogi Mahi, with the difference that here things don’t get high like that. Anyway, the point is that the song sounds good from the very first time and the more you hear it, the more you like it.

The next song, I Feel Good, goes on the well-known rock abilities of Vishal and equally unknown rock abilities of Shilpa Rao. Vishal starts singing the song in his soft voice in a way that for once can sound like Shankar Mahadevan’s voice. And then Vishal and Shilpa both completely rock me with the song. The interesting thing is that while the song is something normal for Vishal, it’s strange how Shilpa Rao never (with an exception of Woh Ajnabee, to some extent I guess) sang such a song and was kept to soft numbers with (her) heavy voice. I hope to see her to get more rocking numbers now.

Even more interestingly, the next song, which is the title, Anjaana Anjaani, again has Vishal and Shilpa, this time in a bit different mood. It’s not exactly rock but falls somewhere nearby, something like Sadka Kiya. I never had doubts about Vishal’s abilities as singer but the way he goes singing such wonderful songs, I’m bound to say he’s more a complete musician rather than a composer.

The next track happens to be the remix of Tujhe bhula diya. The track doesn’t impress me, but strangely, it strengthens my belief in the original track. Never mind.

And after a noisy sounding remix, the end comes as a beautiful unplugged version of Aas Paas hai Khuda by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Shruti Pathak. Strange to see an extra name in an unplugged version, but then, nobody questions a miracle. Though, for some reason unknown to me too, I didn’t find this one as great and superb and marvelous as Shekhar’s version of bin tere in IHLS. Maybe I’m too fascinated by his voice.

Overall, Anjaana Anjaani is a superb soundtrack. V-S align a bit towards rock, and on the negative side, there are a few things that sound repetitive from them (like one inside Tujhe Bhula Diya) but the overall end result is something that you can rock yourself on, dance to, or simply cherish in a relaxing mood, in short, a perfect soundtrack. As I said, more than I expected.

My favorites (as of now): Hairat, I feel good, Anjaana Anjaani (Vishal-Shilpa), Aas Paas Khuda unplugged, Tumse hi Tumse. And the best part, it’s not easy to decide.

Update: As anticipated (written too), Tujhe Bhula Diya is sounding better every time I hear it. So much so that it is probably the most heard song of the album now, beyond the rest.

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Author: Harshit

Madman. So-called Computer Engineer. Hindi Music Freak. Hindi Movie Buff. Thinker. Reader. Critic. Blogger. PJist. (bath)room Singer. Madman.

10 thoughts on “Anjaana Anjaani. Musical Surprise.”

  1. Hey Harshit !!

    “Tumse hi Tumse” and “Anjaana Anjaani ki Kahani” were pleasant surprise.Really good.

    Truly speaking “Aas Paas Khuda ” and ” Anjaana Anjaan” were missing freshness.Nothing New !!! Almost in every big release there is one song of Rahat .. and now thats becoming a overdose.

    It was good to hear Lucky ali again!!!

    I agree overall its a fine album. Thanks for the quick review.

  2. Missed to say ๐Ÿ™‚ Tujhe Bhula Diya is beautiful as well .. but I’ve completely fallen for Pagal Anukan for now!! What a song.

  3. @Shashank

    So did V-S get an idea that people might be finding Rahat a bit too much in his regular songs? Cuz I loved his unplugged. Thing to be heard in a total relaxing mood. I found Anjaana Anjaani good, though I Feel Good surely beats it.

    Regarding Tujhe Bhula Diya, I think my last line on the song is working for me at least. The more I’m listening to it, the more I’m loving it.

    At the end, whatever be the order, the album is really good and worth listening to. How long it goes is to be seen now.

  4. yes harshit songs are good specially Anjana Anjani ki kahani,hairat & tujhe bhula diya..
    baki song abhi thik se nahi sune hai…
    harshit since music is out now so what do you think about that vishal comment..i think he was right and he was real vishal..what do u think?

  5. @Radhey

    I told you, it was original. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Regarding songs, don’t miss I feel Good. It’s one wonderful song. Hairat to hairat hai hi. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. harshit ek bar gumshuda ke song try karna..song acche hai.
    Anjana-Anjani ke sare song acche hai except Aas Paas hai Khuda..pata nahi kyo but ye song ate hi main next press kar de raha hu..
    Robot ke song shayad acche ho par mujhe nahi samjh me aaye..maine to 3-4 song sun ke hi pure album ko delete kar diya..waise music accha hai..;)

  7. This time Mohit Chauhanโ€™s did a mindblowing job in song Tujhe Bhula Diya.
    Its a really Heart Touching Song…..:)

  8. not some selected but all singers, music composer give their best job and mohit chauhan toojhe bhoola diya is the best sad song of the world.thanks

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