Published in Nxg-The Hindu
Date: Mon, May 26, 2008 at 12:23 AM
Film: Jaane tu ya jaane na
Rahman's interest over Devi sri prasad's music shows here as it's the reworking of 'apudo ipudo' of "Bommarilu".
Pappu can't dance
(Blaze, Aslam, Tanvi, Anupama, Benny, Tanvi, Darshana, Satish)
With a host of singers singing, the song sure makes your feet move. But the tune and instruments aren't fresh. The remix version doesn't offer much as it's more like the remixes we hear from Shankar-Eshan-Loy.
Rendered well by Runa, the song provides her with many cute variations. Had an original loop as the background for the song been used, it would have enhanced the feel.
(Swetha, Naresh, Satish)
Great use of vocals blended with guitar makes the song enjoyable. But the resemblance to 'yuhi chala' of "Swades" especially the interludes coupled with the heard before tune hampers your interest.
Rahman brings the jazz of the 70s here. But having used the same feel and instrument arrangement in "Silunu oru kadhal" and "Iruvar" we feel there isn't much new here.
(Rashid Ali, Vasundhara Das)
It's definitely the pick of the album. But Rahman could have avoided the standard high pitch -higher octane instrumentation at the end which has become very common in western classic.
The sad version exhibits melodramatic rendering of the tune which surprisingly doesn't bore you mainly due to Sukhwinder. The violin bit which resemblances the one used in 'uyire' for "Bombay" could have been avoided.
The album carries a western feel through out mainly because the movie promises to be a western romantic comedy. It would have become the best album of the year had Rahman shown more innovation; which he is prone to do, with the sounds.
Verdict: 3/5 stars.