‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’ has simple, warm melodies (Music Review)

November 29th, 2008 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS  

Film: “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi”; Music Composer: Salim-Suleiman; Lyricist: Jaideep Sahni; Singers: Sukhwinder Singh, Shreya Ghoshal, Roop Kumar Rathod, Sonu Nigam, Labh Janjua, Sunidhi Chauhan; Rating: ***Yash Raj Films has roped in composer duo Salim-Suleiman for “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi” and they have churned out light, warm, romantic numbers for the movie. With a few exceptions, ‘Rab Ne…” may not be your album of the year but could go on to be really popular.

“Dance Pe Chance” doesn’t sound too exciting or dance-inducing courtesy the lack of fizz in the number. While the rendition by Sunidhi Chauhan is full of gusto and zeal, the music’s pace is not good enough despite its rhythms and beats. Labh Janjua’s Punjabi vocals add some zing to the track.

“Haule haule” turns things around for the album. Firstly, Sukhwinder proves his worth as a romantic singer. Secondly, it is a simple and soulful number and that is exactly where its beauty lies. The music has been kept really light and instruments have been kept to a minimum. Finally, Jaideep Sahni’s lyrics are simply marvellous. Simple yet effective, the song is surely going to connect with music lovers.

“Phir milenge chalte chalte” is an interesting track as bits and pieces from yesteryears’ music are imbibed and fused together. Salim and Suleiman not just bring in the old in this track but also use a lot of new and contemporary sounds.

Melody and simplicity are once again the highlight of “Tujh mein dikhta”. Yash Raj Films usually have this one melodramatic, soulful, romantic piece in every album of theirs and ‘Tujh Mein…’ fit the bill. It has been sung by Roop Kumar Rathod.

“Tujh mein dikhta” returns in a slower version where Shreya Ghoshal takes over the mike for a solo rendition. This one is also a pretty decent hear and audiences will like it over time.

“Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi” is Salim-Suleiman’s attempt at not composing an over-hyped album. It is short, sweet and may not completely bowl you over, but is sure to grow on listeners once the film releases. Jaideep Sahni deserves special mention for penning incredible and unconventional lyrics that should surely strike a chord with listeners.

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