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Guzaarish music review: Bhansali debuts a delightful album

Guzaarish music review: Bhansali debuts a delightful album

Source: General

By: Lata Khubchandani

Critic's Rating: 3/5

Friday 29 October 2010

Movie Title

Guzaarish music review: Bhansali debuts a delightful album

Director

Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Star Cast

Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai

A box office hit or flop really doesn?t count. If it?s a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film, it must be worthwhile - at least for the archives.

What sets apart Bhansali?s latest offering, Guzaarish, is that the film will see him don the role of music composer, too. And having known the director right from the days of his first film, I can say the new role must have been adopted after a lot of thought.

As one listens to the different tracks, one realises his rationale - the music is closely linked to his execution of the scenes. What is also remarkable is his choice of singers to suit the various moods.

To me, Chand ki katori hai is the most hummable, soothing, melodious number in the album. Harshdeep Kaur - who has already proved her mettle in Rang De Basanti - has sung with so much soul that you forget she is only a 20-something. Her voice flows effortlessly, creating depth and resonance.

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The title number, Guzaarish, has lyrics by Vibhu Puri and A M Turaz. The freshness is evident in the song. KK has moulded his voice to give the song great integrity. Bhansali?s feel for the opera is also seen here.

In fact, throughout the album, there is a feel of largeness, as if it?s inherently built into the compositions.

Udi, the song that is everywhere on TV right now, is self explanatory. It suits Sunidhi Chauhan?s exuberant voice, and the song fluctuates with the mood of the protagonist. The Latin touch is apt, and though it doesn?t ensnare you immediately, it remains in the mind.

Picturised beautifully, the number might do better once the film releases. Out of context, it isn?t a number you would rave about, unlike Chand ki katori hai.

Ganjawalla hits you with Sau gram zindagi. The lyrics are beautiful and the voice highlights them. Kunal?s voice has verve to it, a touch so much his own.

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Shail Hada gives us Tera zikr in a near-perfect rendition. It is as if each singer has got a platform to give his best in Guzaarish, and that?s saying a lot for anyone.

Vibhavari Joshi sings Saiba in the Goan-Portugese style. Once again we see the Bhansali touch here - whatever impresses him has been incorporated into his films.

Jaane kiske khwab by KK is another mood number, which is touching, and it stays with you.

Despite small hiccups, Guzaarish is a delightful debut album for Sanjay Leela Bhansali - an ace he?s had up his sleeve for some time now I suspect.

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