OK JAANU SONGS REVIEW

Review By : Album Release Date : Jan 04,2017

OK JAANU CAST & CREW
Production: Dharma Productions, Madras Talkies Cast: Aditya Roy Kapur, Leela Samson, Naseeruddin Shah, Shraddha Kapoor Direction: Shaad Ali Screenplay: Mani Ratnam Story: Mani Ratnam Music: A.R.Rahman Background score: A.R.Rahman Cinematography: Ravi K Chandran Dialogues: Gulzar Editing: A Sreekar Prasad Singers: A.R.Rahman, ADK, Arjit Singh, Arjun Chandy, Ashima Mahajan, Badshah, Hard Kaur, Jonita Gandhi, Jubin Nautiyal, Nakash Aziz, Neeti Mohan, Savithri R Prithvi, Shashaa Tirupati, Srinidhi Venkatesh, Tanishk Bagchi Lyrics: ADK, Gulzar, Hard Kaur, Kaly, Mehboob, Navneet Virk Distribution: Fox Star Studios

Ok Jaanu is an upcoming romantic entertainer starring Aditya Roy Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles. Music for the film is composed by A.R.Rahman and directed by Shaad Ali. The film is remake of Tamil hit Ok Kanmani directed by Mani Ratnam. Lyrics for the songs have been dealt with by Gulzar, Mehboob and Badshah.


The Humma Song

 

Singers:  Jubin Nautiyal, Shashaa Tirupati

 

Mozart of Madras's 90s chartbuster Humma Humma from Bombay has been remastered and it is done in a effortless style. Instead of additional loops and hard hitting beats, he chooses the mellowed down beats which give an air of a chillout lounge song with the beauty of the original composition. Jubin and Shashaa perform par excellence with their stylish vocals which are exactly needed for this number. This version would sure find a great appeal for the younger lot who missed the initial era of A.R.Rahman!

 


Ok Jaanu Title track

 

Singers: A. R. Rahman, Srinidhi Venkatesh


The high voltage number Mental Manadhil which rocked the entire South India in the year 2015 now arrives in the magical lyrics of Gulzar. The combination of A.R.Rahman and Gulzar never disappointed and this song also follows the same. Rahman’s swift vocals are like a lifeline for this number and the trance beats get an additional punch as well. The song again scores well and doesn’t disappoint the lovers of the original composition!

 


Enna Sona 

 

Singers : Arijit Singh

 

A beautiful number with the touch of Sufism arrives next with Arijith Singh’s magical vocals and Gulzar’s poetic vocals. The electric guitar and amazing usage of flute is another asset. A.R.Rahman delivers par excellence and gets to his melodious best for this feel good number.

 


Jee Lein

 

Singers: Savitri R Prithvi, Arjun Chandy, Neeti Mohan, A.R.Rahman


The racy trance composition arrives in a new avatar with poetic Hindi lyrics which strike the inevitable chord of life. The addictive rhythm section brings a great effect despite its mellowed style.  The Hindustani aalap is quite appealing and effortlessly fuses with the original composition. In short, this song is a mélange of Trance with Carnatic Veena and the amazing Hindustani flavor punch!

 


Kaara Fankara

 

Singers: Paroma Das Gupta, Shashaa Tirupati, Hard Kaur, ADK, Kaly, Ashima Mahajan


The Hip-hop marvel scores again with the lyrics department while the original composition is retained with additional Rap portions. The song gets an additional contemporary flavor with additional beats and rhythm section. Instead of using Hindi rap, Rahman uses the stylish Hip-Hop rap which gives the song an international flavor instead of fusion effect.

 


Saajan Aayo Re 

 

Singers: Jonita Gandhi, Nakash Aziz, A.R.Rahman

 

The haunting composition in Raag Darbaari Kaanada gets the Hindustani beauty with magical lyrics by Gulzar once again. Jonita Gandhi performs par excellence and brings a new dimension to this amazing number. Nakash Aziz joins the royal composition in his own persona and vigor.

 


Maula Wa Salim

 

Singers: A.R.Ameen

 

The delicate and innocent sufi prayer is retained as is from the original version and for good reasons. The song would sure strike a devotional chord among majority of the listeners.

 

 

Sunn Bhavra 

 

Singers: Shashaa Tirupati


The wonderful singer Shashaa delivers a Hindustani number in Raag Behag with her own perception and brilliance. Rahman once again proves that he is a master of Hindustani classical numbers as well with this sweet number. The strong tabla base and mild strings are wonderfully in communion which gives a divine feel.  This song gives the album a marvelous Hindustani flavor which is the need of the hour!
 

Verdict: Ok Jaanu is an album where contemporary sound meets tradition- in the so called A.R.Rahman style!
3.5
( 3.5 / 5.0 )

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OK Jaanu (aka) Ok Jaanu

OK Jaanu (aka) Ok Jaanu is a Hindi movie with production by Dharma Productions, Madras Talkies, direction by Shaad Ali, cinematography by Ravi K Chandran, editing by A Sreekar Prasad. The cast of OK Jaanu (aka) Ok Jaanu includes Aditya Roy Kapur, Leela Samson, Naseeruddin Shah, Shraddha Kapoor.