I haven't had the time to post the Ghajini Music Review. So here goes. In my opinion, Ghajini is one of A.R. Rahman's best works. Here is some information about the movie however. Ghajini is a film starring Aamir Khan and Asin Thottumkal. It's remade from the Tamil hit, also called Ghajini, which released in 2005. This film is yet to release in theatres. The music is composed by Musical Genius, A.R. Rahman, and delivers on people's expectations. I shall post the storyline later, because here, only the music matters. So let's start.
Ghajini has six tracks in total.
Guzarish, sung by Javed Ali, Sonu Nigam
Aye Bachoo, sung by Suzanne
Lattoo Lattoo, sung by Shreya Ghoshal, Pravin Mani
Behka Behka, sung by Karthik
Kaise Mujhe, sung by Benny Dayal, Shreya Ghoshal
Kaise Mujhe Instrumental
Let's start off with Guzarish. I have to admit, Guzarish is the very first song I heard from Ghajini and it's what kept me on my feet waiting for Ghajini to release. But Guzarish is one of the best songs in the movie, but it is sort of equally good as the others. Guzarish has a unique musical feel to it. Especially the melody of the song. The song starts with a hum and a guitar melody. The first lyrics are Tu meri adhoori pyaas pyaas. I have to say that the video is pretty good too, Aamir Khan has done the music justice. We can immediately tell by the unique melody and unique beats that it's A.R. Rahman behind this. A beat that doesn't make sense at first, but then when you give it a good listen, it's genius! Guzarish is definitely insatiable and addicting to a person who listens to it first. They will keep listening to it for some time with constant repetition. Sonu Nigam's intervals and the humming has also been a good addition to the song. It has a certain feel to it. Javed Ali is one of the best singers I know. His last song I heard was Jashn E Bahaara from Jodhaa Akbar.
Remember what I said about it not making any sense? Aye Bachoo was the song that really didn't make any sense in the beginning. The beat was just weird. But then it made all the sense in the world, and i couldn't stop listening to it! The lyrics are really meaningful. Aye Bachoo is a sort of rocking song. Jhoom le Jhoom Jhoom Jhoom Jhoomak Jhoom, pairon main thatha thaiyaa tham thamak tham. It's definitely pure rock and roll. Ok, maybe with a lot of rocking beats. You can immediately imagine the dance steps that will go with this song. I've even danced to it quite a few times. I am pretty sure the kids will also enjoy it quite a bit since it's mostly aimed towards kids (Aye Bachoo). The guitar rift in the middle is awesome!
I have to say that I listen to this almost everyday. It's so uniquely composed and it definitely has a certain drug to it. Lattoo Lattoo is has a certain part in the song, Yaar Yaar, which has a unique tune to it and I couldn't stop but think that it was a little weird, but then I understood it from the musical point of view and it certainly requires a certain talent to sing this song. It has a tune that just goes in one ear, and goes out of the other ear, then turns around and comes right back in. :D Awesome song, but it's a bit short and could be extended. I am sure people would enjoy more of it if it's extended.
Behka Behka is a sort of jazzy, RnB song. Karthik has done a good job with the difficult rhythm and the lyrics. Give the intervals a listen and you will know what I mean. This was one of those songs that I kind of brushed off and then found myself humming it and I gave it a couple more listens. Then I couldn't stop listening to it. The lyrics are sort of cool and a bit funny. Behka main behki woh behki haawa si aaye. The sax has really given it a good feel. The melody of Guzarish's hum was copied as Sax on this song and it really was a good addition to it and reminds listeners of what a great song Guzarish is. it's sort of like a treat inside a treat.
Kaise Mujhe is one of the best songs and the most meaningful ever. I cannot believe that it became a song that I brushed off in the beginning but now I cannot stop listening to it. The beginning of the song is entrancing and Benny Dayal has done justice to this song. Shreya Ghoshal has as usual done her best in this song and sounds quite wonderful. The rhythm of the song is quite unique and the lyrics are very impressive. The translation will be posted soon for this song and you'll know what I mean then. I've not heard a meaningful song like this in ages. It's time is average, but listening to it, you will think that it's a bit long, but enjoy it quite the same. Percussion is excellent.
Overall, Ghajini is one of the best of A.R. Rahman. I hope the movie is as good as the tamil one even though both are rip offs from an english movie as usual.