Sunday, August 23, 2009


Date: Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 12:44 AM
Movie: Yuvvraaj

Music: A.R.Rahman

It is always difficult to review an ARR musical when he is in full form. Because with so much layers forming different textures the songs might leave us without words. Yuvvraaj manages to do that to a great extent. Now to the songs

Main hoon Yuvvraaj
(Salman Khan with the 5th of Beethoven)

Salam backed by wonderfully played fifth of Beethovan, speaks about his character in this introductory track which explains his arrogant character both with music and words.

Tu mera dost hain
(Benny Dayal, Shreya Goshal)

The violin mixed with opera kind of voice followed by another note in the violin itself proves this song is going to rock. Benny then takes the song to the next level with his wonderful singing. But wait Shreya Goshal comes as an angel and transports us into another with liberal help from apt lyrics. The string instruments simply amaze us in this song. Watch out for the marvelous ending note by Shreya in this song.

Shano Shano
(Sonu Nigam, Srinivas, Karthik, Timmy,Sunaina, Vivianne, Tina)

A hip-hop style disco song which is laced with an electronic feel, this song has wonderful sound arrangement. But the problem with the song is the enthusiasm is not felt throughout and the fault is not with the singers; maybe the tune shouldn’t have been indianised in-between. Look out for the haunting rendering of ‘Shano’ in the song- simply amazing.

Tu muskura
(Alka Yagnik, Javed Ali)

Another master-piece, this song also starts of with violin notes similar to the one in ‘Tu mera dost hain’. The tune itself is a continuation of that song without resembling it. Alka and Javed give full justice to this soothing number. This song too has a great finale.

Mastam Mastam
(Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnk, Naresh Iyer, Benny Dayal)

Very energetic song, sung with great fun and love by Sonu. Alka brings the needed grace and beauty to the tune. The instruments and additional sounds play a major role is bringing alive the enthusiasm especially the roaring of lion; after a long time organ has been used to its fullest strength here.


Following the wonderful beginning, Srinivas completely takes over this soft number with passionate singing. The background helps him set the mood for the song which will be played again and again by people who are down.

Dil Ka Rishta
(Sonu Nigam, Roop Kumar Rathod. A.R.Rahman)

The best song in this album in terms of depth in instruments and conceptualization, Dil Ka Rishta completely sweeps us over with its marvelous composition and great symphony. It is very difficult to place it in a particular genre provided the varying style of singing and notes in the background. Sonu and Roop Kumar are at their best while A.R.Rahman is simply great in his potpourri style singing. It can easily become the song of year beating ARR’s earlier contenders.

Manmohini Morey
(Vijay Prakash)

Relatively unknown singer, Vijay completely surprises us first with his baavam. Before the song ends one surely wants to bow down in front of his talent to sing these complex notes with such beauty-“vaa! Ustad” The electronic feel given as background is the icing in the cake.

Shanu- Remix by Krishna Chetan
(Ember )

Surprisingly an ARR number that is better in the remix version. Ember brings in the much needed style to this song. The additional sounds provided here are simply wonderful; a number sure to be played in the clubs across the nation.

ARR has gone for complete experimentation in this album keeping in mind the demand of the script. Even the situational songs which usually are below average sound refreshing here. A must listen album for all lovers of music.

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