YORK MUSIC REVIEW
by : Harish V
Music Director : Pritam
KK, sunidhi Chauhan, Mohit Chauhan,
Pankaj Awasthi, Julias Packiam,
Kabir Khan, after taking on
Kabul, is now showing his interest
in the busiest city in the world,
New York. Yash Raj has done
brilliantly so far in promoting
the movie and the music is being
awaited with bated breath as
almost all Yash banner movies
boasts of rich music. Pritam,
the busiest Music Director in
Hindi cinema has had a decent
record in the past 12 months;
will this add to his success
record? Will this John, Nithin
and Katrina venture become a
musical hit? Let’s analyze.
The album starts of with 'Hai Junoon', with
a catchy guitar piece and KK's voice takes
over to make the song an experience to cherish.
The drum and guitar usage in the middle
makes this jazzy song very impressive. A
motivational song with some well written
lyrics can very well become this year's
youth anthem. There is a remixed version
of this song too which starts of brilliantly
and when you just think that Julias Packiam
has done a brilliant job, KK's hurried voice
usage for the remixed version just misses
Sunidhi Chauhan's soulful voice gives life
to this second song of the album. The song
reminds us more of Shankar Ehsaan Loy than
a Pritam. The chorus in particular has lot
of Shankar Ehsaan Loy stamp on it. It’s
a decent song but nothing special to stand
apart from the crowd. The lyrics are good
though. The remix done by Julias Packiam
Tune jo na kaha---
Vocals: Mohit Chauhan.
Again, a lyrically rich song but this Mohit
Chauhan sung song will make you think if
it is the right CD inside your music player
as it has the already heard kind of a feel.
Nothing much to be fancied about a song
which can pass the muster.
Aye Saaye Mere---
Vocals: Pankaj Awasthi.
Pankaj Awasthi's Aye Saaye Mere is another
decent track but this is a song which would
be enjoyed with the visuals and not a hear-and-enjoy
kind of a song. It’s a song against
racial discrimination and again the lyrics
are very powerful and end up being the highlight
of the song.
Sam's theme ---
Julias Packiam's theme has an uncanny resemblance
to Slumdog Millionaire's theme but soon
the slow violin sound takes over and gives
a different effect altogether. A theme music
which again can be enjoyed with the movie.
New york theme---
Julias Packiam again comes up with a theme
song and now it’s for the entire movie.
And he does score this time with his score.
Heavy drum usage and electric guitar gives
the right effect for such a hard hitting
When the whole world decides to be innovative
when it comes to music composition Pritam
just adds a few instruments in the name
of innovation and comes up with mediocre
soundtracks. But overall it’s a decent
soundtrack but has the potential to be enjoyed
on the big screen. Pritam's work is average
but Julias Packiam makes the difference.
Hai Junoon is a chartbuster but apart from
that nothing much which can seriously be
a threat to the top ten in the chart. But
Sandeep Srivastava's first three songs and
Junaid Wasi's play of words in 'Aye Saaye
Mere' makes this album worth buying. If
only the music was even half as good as
the lyrics there was a chance of the album
becoming a chartbuster for the Yash banner.