YOUR RAASHEE? MUSIC REVIEW
by : Harish V
Music Director : Sohail
Sohail Sen, Tarannum Mallik,
Shaan, Bhavya Pandit, Ashutosh
Gowariker , Pamela Jain, Udit
Narayan, Madhushree, Sohail
Sen , Bela Shende. Marianne
D'Cruz , Javed Ali, Rajab Ali
Jodha Akbar, Ashutosh has not
been in the news for a while,
but now he is back with What’s
your Rashee? While most of us
know that the movie is inspired
from Madhu Rye’s novel
Kimball Ravesnwood we still
wait to see the Ashutosh magic.
There are 13 songs in the movie
and what is even more interesting
is that director and music director
have sung in the albums too.
The movie is set to be released
on September 25, 2009.
Your Raashee? (Pal Pal Dil Jisko
The tile song of the movie …
it explains the story. The song
starts very slowly but picks
up rhythm and pace which is
sustained for a while and dips
again during the end. Very good
use of instruments especially
the 20 second piece in between.
The beginning with the sax brings
an interesting feel to the song
and using keys and the drums
only add extra flavor. The parts
and variations have been sung
very well. Sung by the music
director himself, the feel of
the song is very good.
Vocals: Sohail Sen &
The tune of the strings invites you to listen
to the song - a romantic and melodious number
that will surely be popular with youngsters
especially the ones in love. Javed Saab
has woven his magical words yet again for
this song where the guy is requesting the
love of his life not to leave him. A lovely
‘I miss you’ song.
Vocals: Shaan & Bhavya
A peppy number and one that is more like
a pop album…. The voices have been
processed and equalized making it a little
artificial. A very different effort but
Shaan is wasted in the song. There is a
mix of western and Hindi pop music and sounded
just about ok. Not quite sure if it will
be famous in the discs.
Vocals: Sohail Sen &
The song begins on the Hindustani classical
gazal note and moves slowly into little
pacy tones. The variations are very good.
It has been sung very well with the right
emotions. Here again the parts in the song,
the ups and downs emotes the song making
you want to listen to it again.
Gowariker & Pamela Jain
What makes the song very interesting is
the fact that Ashutosh has song it himself.
Very rhythmic and instruments used to a
greater extent in the song. The base voice
of Ashutosh mixed with the high pitched
Pamela’s voice gives two different
tones to the song. A very unique effort
but whether this will be accepted in the
public is something one would have to wait
Narayan, Madhushree, Sohail Sen & Bela
Yet again another melodious number. High
pitch of Madhushree’s voice does not
match with Udit’s, especially when
they sing the high notes. Madhushree has
tried hard to match Udit’s range but
her effort is wasted as her voice is lost.
This one is more like the theme music rather
than a song by itself.
Gowariker & Harman Baweja
This song begins like Main Aisa Kyon Hoon
of Lakshya… and sounds very familiar.
Surely not a foot taping number and yet
again the pop album feel. Voice selection
is not very great and hence the feels that
song lacks harmony.
Yagnik & Sohail Sen
Another melodious number but Alka Yagnik’s
voice has added a lot of flavor to the song.
Very well sung. Although the song opening
with the keys gives you the ‘chahe
tum kuch na kaho’ feel. What one doesn’t
understand is why the music director has
sung most of the songs himself. The song
however sounds good to the ears as it has
both the classical Hindi and classical English
Chhe Su Chhe...
Sen & Bela Shende
A trial of a fast number but again has the
Punjabi pop album feel. Too many times the
first few lines have been repeated. That
also makes you wonder why. Were there no
sufficient lyrics or the song was made for
the heck of making one. And the other half
of the song again runs on instruments.
Sen & Tarannum Mallik
This song has an Arabic feel to it…
and yet the music director has sung in the
song. At this stage you seriously wonder
why he wanted to sing so many songs. Because
the effort of the other singer is lost.
Also the song sounds very familiar and the
tunes don’t seem to be the first time
Ali & Tarannum Mallik
A very 80’s kind of song…. Slow,
painful sad music and the lyrics about heart
being broken make the song exactly like
the description. And in between one could
also hear Rahman’s tunes if you concentrate.
It also has the ‘chup kay ke sun’
tune from Mission Kashmir.
Ali Bharti & Bela Shende
Another Hindustani gazhal kind of song …but
Rajab Ali Bharti’s voice sounds new
and fresh. A very slow sad number about
losing love. Bela Shende’s voice suits
in this one better than Su Chee. The tunes
sound a little familiar, however. But at
least this one was a little different from
the others which were more western kinds.
Your Raashee? (Chehre Jo Dekhe Hain)...
Another song on the title again sung by
Sohail. The previous one was certainly a
lot better than this one but this one also
sounds good on the ears. Yet again instruments
have been given a separate section and the
section is quite lengthy making the song
a little boring.
A very different musical experience…
One common thread that runs in most of the
song is that they begin slowly pick pace
in between and slow down towards the end.
But the same thread also gives the impression
that the songs are not very different from
each other. Another interesting effort is
the use of instruments and the special 15
- 20 seconds given specially for the instruments
in almost all the songs. On the whole a
decent effort by a new comer.
- Songs to Watch