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By: Joginder Tuteja, IndiaFM
Friday, June 09, 2006
There is something about these small movies that makes you a little excited about them! What if these newcomers turn out to be tomorrow's superstars? What is the film turns out to be reasonably well made? What if the music is good enough to be given a second, third and many more hearings? What if....?
Jaana-Let's Fall in Love is one such film that somehow makes you look forward to hear its music. Call it a fresh pairing, feel good factor and some good vibes that comes on hearing a first couple of songs that are already on air! Produced by Tess Mirza, who is the man behind couple of musicals like Salaami and Sanjay, Jaana - Let's Fall In Love introduces Rehan Khan who makes his debut opposite Anjana Sukhani who has earlier been seen in films like Hum Dum and Sun Zarra. Directed by Shahrukh Mirza, the film is also notable due to the fact that Rajesh Khanna and Zeenat Aman return as a pair. Another interesting factor is that as many as 6 music directors compose for the film, which means practically each of the tracks has a unique composer. Does the strategy work? Yes, indeed!
Shaan has the biggest role to play in the entire album as he gets to sing 5 out of the total 6 numbers in the film. First to come is the title song Jaana - Let's Fall in Love where he pairs up with Shreya Ghoshal for a highly romantic outing. A poetic number written by Shahrukh Sultan himself and composed by Abbas Jelani, it belongs to the Chopra-Johar school of music that is a good enough point to establish the credentials of the song. A song based totally on melody, one can as well imagine the number to be picturized on a romantic hero like a Shahrukh Khan or a Saif Ali Khan. A song to cherish for repeated hearings; it is a very good start to the album and makes the listener ask for more from the remaining songs. Composer Hanif arrives with a remix version of the song and just when you would have thought that it would be one of those hurriedly done, one-beat-added-here-two-beats-added-there kind of a song, there is a surprise in store! The pace of the track remains more or less the same with the prime difference being that rhythm is added on to the melody to make the remix version a little trendier. A solo by Shaan, the song is good again and has an innocent teenage feel to it that makes you like it with a smile on the face!
Shaan continues to get everyone around him fall in love and creates a lovey-dovey mushy feel as he croons yet another solo Jaana - Ek Kahaani Suni. A feel good number that is one of the best by composer duo of Anand Milind in recent times, it makes you wonder if the two would now aspire for a vacant slot that has been created by an exit of Jatin Lalit as a pair? Written by Shahrukh Sultan, it is a number that deserves a much bigger reach instead of getting lost somewhere due to lack of big names. Yet another beautiful number composed in quick succession, it would have been an ideal candidate for a Top-10 chart if only backed by a big production house and promoted aggressively. A point to note though - while Shaan does a good job, it would have made a Great impact if Amit Kumar would have come behind the mike for this one. It's so much tailor-made for him!
Naureen is the partner for Shaan this time around as the sound of guitar begins 'Yes I Love You'! The opening music along with the song's title makes it quiet clear that this is going to be yet another number composed for teenage love. As the lyrics arrive and Shaan and Naureen begin their crooning, you realize that Jaana - Let's Fall in Love has thrown one of the biggest surprises this year with the kind of melodies that come one after another. A slow moving number with just the right pauses, rhythm and musical arrangements, it is difficult to choose if 'Yes I Love Is You' is better than the songs preceding it or vice versa. Without falling in the trap of choosing one song over other, what works better is to just fall in love with this song composed by newcomer Pramod Tripathi and written by V.K.Rawal!
A decade back Abhijeet sung 'Ole Ole'. Now it's the turn of Shaan to go 'Ola Ola' that has its opening sound of guitar straight out of a Yash Chopra film. The way Shaan goes around rendering the song; it appears to be a Jatin Lalit track all the way. Composer Guru Sharma comes up with a rhythmic campus tune that has a catchy sound of guitar accompanying the song throughout. This rhythmic song written by Shahrukh Sultan bears good quality but the impact of all the melodious songs in the past have been so tremendous that this supposedly 'stage' number comes only second to them. Now what one looks forward to is some good dance moves and an eye catchy choreography!
The longest song of the album comes in the form of 'Kalma Kalma' and it is for the first time that a male singer other than Shaan gets behind the mike. Kailash Kher is the man who croons this Sufi number that has been composed by Rajendra Shiv and written by Moied. A situational number that appears to be suited for a sad yet passionate part in the movie, it should enhance the mood of the narrative and create the desired feeling. A good way to end the album!
If there has been a musical score that has surprised this year so far, it is undoubtedly Jaana - Let's Fall in Love. With Reshammiya fever all over and some of the biggies failing to create the desired impact, not many may have bothered to give the film's music a second chance. But the makers of the film have showed good trust in the six composers, each of whom come up with one of their best tunes. Now the call of the situation is a highly aggressive promotional campaign followed by good word of mouth, proper release of the film and its success at the box office that should bring this album in the limelight.