Music Director: 
Harshit Saxena

Lyrics: Kumaar and Shabbir Ahmed

Movie release date: April 20th 2012

Song Name

Singers\Performers

Rating

Mahe Jaan

Harshit Saxena,Pawan Raseily[guitar],Naveen Kumar[Flute],Chandan[Violins],Neisha Macarnhas[background vocals]

★★★½☆

Dil Kanch Sa[Heart & Soul]

Harshit Saxena

★★★☆☆

Raat-Remix

Kiran Kamath, Sunidhi Chauhan

★★★★½

Mahe Jaan[Rock Version]

Harshit Saxena,Pawan Raseily[guitar]

★★★½☆

Raat

Sunidhi Chauhan,Suzanne D’mello

★★★★☆

Dil Kanch Sa

Krishna Buera,Pawan Raseily[Guitar],Prasad[percussions]

★★★☆☆

 

Mahe Jaan:
Lyrics: Shabbir Ahmed
The melodious piano is joined by an even more melodious flute and the violins join in followed by Harshit Saxena’s soothing voice. This one is a slow number and the pace is romantic. The percussion gets fast after a minute but the voice still retains that melodious touch. The song varies its pace between a fast paced percussion and a melodious tone which keeps you engaged. The background vocals in English ooze with love and the lyrics are penned with romance in mind. The guitar that comes in the middle would make you play that imaginary guitar in your hands and the flute rendition is heart warming. The fusion of flute and the guitar with violins creates a rock like mix and Harshit’s voice adds the required pace to the music to take you to your racy romantic dreams.

Dil Kanch Sa[Heart & Soul]
Lyrics: Kumaar
Surprisingly, Harshit’s voice seems so different than the one in Mahe jaan. This one begins with the lone voice of Harshit and then is joined by some guitar and tabla. This one would make you drum your fingers in tune with the music. The background score only helps to enhance the beauty of the song and break the monotone. Harshit’s voice seems a bit harsh on your ears and causes some discomfort. No doubt he has melody in his voice. The guitar work in the middle creates a different fusion when coupled with the strong percussions. The tabla renders the necessary thump to the song. Harshit voice towards the end is a fine example of a trained voice.

Raat-Remix
This is a classic dance number right from the start. Not many have meddled with trumpet sounds but the magic is here to stay. Kiran has done a wonderful job with Sunidhi’s voice without spoiling the beauty in her voice. He has only meddled with the background scores without doing any mixing with her voice which retains the freshness in the song. One would feel sunidhi’s voice suits this tune better than the original. The variation in the pace of the song is brilliantly accomplished with aplomb. There is only drawback to the song which is that your necks would neck and shoulders would pain with the grooving and you would get tired with dancing to this super fast number. The mixing towards the tail end of the song is simply groovy and steals the thunder from the other songs.

Mahe Jaan[Rock Version]
The mixing starts right at the start and the heavy guitar brings on the rock music like mood into the song. Harshit’s voice remains slowish and then takes off like a trained rock star occupying centre stage aptly complemented by the guitar work. The pace of the song varies occasionally. While the slower part of the song is accompanied by the piano the rock part of the song is accompanied by the guitar. Harshit gradually drifts his voice to the rock pace even in the slower part of the song but that given the magic in his voice, doesn’t seem odd at all. The song has all the elements of a rock song but sets itself apart with the occasional variation in pace as if slowing down before racing ahead. Harshit still doesn’t meet the expectations of a rock singer in his voice as is evident towards the end of the song.

Raat
The song starts off with the harmonium and Suzanne D’mello’s voice. But soon changes track to resemble a sexy saucy number. Sunidhi adds spice to the number. The pace of the song makes your foot tap and who knows, you could even pull off a dance. The magic in sunidhi’s voice hhas no words to explain. The background score only enhances the beauty of the song. The variation in her voice makes to get glued to this number. The background vocals in English make you get lost in your imaginations. The lyrics have a few very sexy lines in it that would suit those romantic times of your life. The sublime trumpet adds that variety to the song and sets it apart. The way sunidhi ends the song would make you get into the mood of the song right away if haven’t done so yet.This is one song that would keep humming and mouthing whenever you hear it.

Dil Kanch Sa
The sufi rendition of Krishna buera is just the apt start to this number. The length of the song is what could put you off if you do not like the voice of Krishna which is unlikely. The song proceeds at a steady pace with tabla complementing the song well. One could get tired with the monotonic nature of the song. There is ample variety by way of some thumping background scores but still one would feel that, given the length of the song, that might prove insufficient. For those not initiated into sufi music, krishna’s voice might seem irritating and would only prompt to quickly go over to the next track.

Album ★★★★★★★½☆☆

Verdict: Except being tired of both the versions of Dil Kanch sa, you won’t face any other discomfort. So go ahead and groove to it.

Considering that this is Harshit’s first shot at composing music for an entire album, it is a really good performance. Previously, he had composed music for ‘Haal-e-Dil’ in Murder 2. Credit goes to him in using his limited resources of just 3 songs and using them differently to create a 6-song album. His voice, previously unheard of, is not too bad if used in the right kind of song. He has chosen the right singers for the right song which is commendable for a first timer. The choice of Sunidhi is to be applauded as no one else would have made the song Raat such fun to listen to. Bringing in a sufi singer for Dil Kanch Sa was the rightest choice to make. The choice of instruments is also in sync to create talented music. Naveen has been able to create a soothing magic with Mahe Jaan and the rock music effect created by Pawan in the rock version is not something to forget so soon. Kiran Kamath is a wonderful talent who understands the beauty of the song and does wonders to it without meddling with the beautiful part of it. Kiran has been able to experiment with whatever he had. We only hope Harshit is given more of such opportunities and performs even better. Thanks also to Bhatts and Vivek agnihothri for finding such a talented young music director.