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MY NAME IS KHAN MUSIC REVIEW
Review by : Gayathri Sarangarajan
Music Director : Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonca.
Vocals : Rashid Khan, Adnan Sami, Shankar Mahadevan, Shreya Ghoshal, Suraj Jagan, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Richa Sharma and Shafqat Amanat Ali.
Lyrics : Niranjan Iyengar
Be ready to welcome back one of Bollywood’s not just famous but also favorite combination of Shah Rukh, Kajol and Karan Johar - My Name is Khan. Also in this team is one of Karan Johar’s favorite music directors Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy. With all these names on board one can naturally expect the best results. In an age where music directors are more interested in giving more remix versions this album has six original songs which by itself makes for a refreshing change.

Sajda...
Vocals: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shankar Mahadevan and Richa Sharma.


The choice of singers for the first album is deadly and apt with Rahat and Richa bringing out the right flavor of the Sufi music. Soulful rendering of the song by both the singers, one could say. The music is fresh, refreshing and very unlike the normal package of Shankar’s team. The rhythm,
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tune, instruments, voices blend well making you want to hum along. Hearing the tabla, an instrument which is rarely used nowadays is a delight by itself.

Noor-e-khuda ...
Vocals: Adnan Sami, Shreya Ghoshal and Shankar.


The way Shankar begins the song is so heart touching that you can’t help falling in love with it immediately. And as you close your eyes and get into the song you slowly realize that it is Adnan who is singing. The transition is so natural and beautiful that it would go unnoticed if you don’t hear intently. A ballad of love, it has been rendered to perfection. The keys and rhythm give you the familiar tint of Ehsaan and Loy and then suddenly is the tabla beat that adds an Indian flavor to the song making it even better. And special mention to Niranjan Iyengar for penning down words that are amazingly beautiful. To take you deeper into the song enters Shreya. A sure hit with the masses and a topper in the chartbusters this year.

Tere naina...

Vocals: Shafqat Amanat Ali


This romantic melody has Shah Rukh written all over it. One would have to wait and see the combination of Shah Rukh and Kajol bring out the magic that is so obvious in the song. Although the song begins as a melody it later gets into the qawwali mode which makes it even interesting to listen to. And towards the end as the beats pick up you are bound to be dragged into the song voluntarily or otherwise. The song actually reminds you of Yeh ladka Hai Allah from Kabhie Kushie Kabhie Gham.


Allah hi rahem...
Vocals:
Rashid Ali

Rashid Ali has poured his heart into this Sufi song. The lyrics are captivating yet very simple and beautiful. The music has the true qawwali flavor with good use of percussions on the background.


Rang de...
Vocals:
Shankar, Suraj Jagan

When the song begins you know that Shankar – Ehsaan – Loy combination has composed it. The only song in the album that is so typically theirs… the usual rock tunes with Indian and Hindustani tones thrown in here and there. Although the music is good, one would doubt how it would fit into an album that is so richly Sufi.


My Name Is Khan Theme...
Vocals: Strings

The famous Pakistani band Strings have composed music for the theme song of the movie. The rhythm is extremely well orchestrated and moving. It explains clearly the tempo of the narrative of the movie. One wonders why they didn’t compose a song for the movie. Another fact that needs mentioning and credit is that the music is recorded live which is very rare in today’s music world.

Verdict:

A very melodious and interesting album that will be grabbed by not just the young but also the mature! Most of the albums but for one has a rich Sufi blend to it that goes right to the heart. Due credit has to go to the lyricist who has penned down words with so much meaning and weight that they just glide into the song. Most of the songs will surely hit the chart busters and more so after the release of the movie. A refreshing change not just by the director but the music director as well. In fact the album raises ones expectations on the movie.
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