There are good, though not huge expectations from the
music of Kurbaan. Good, because there are names
like Karan Johar, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor
associated with the film. Not huge, because the film
doesn't belong to a quintessential romantic genre in the
true sense, something which could possibly lend a 'safe'
feel to the soundtrack. With the film having a
background of terrorism to it, there is a certain
restriction that happens to the commercial viability of
the music. This is why composers Salim-Sulaiman and
lyricist Prasoon Joshi had quite some task in hand when
entrusted with the responsibility of creating soundtrack
for Kurbaan. No wonder, one eagerly plays it on.
It's a tremendous start to the album, what with Salim
Merchant coming behind the mike to open 'Shukran Allah'
in a manner similar to that of Kailash Kher crooning of 'Subhan
Allah' [Fanaa]. Within seconds, Sonu Nigam takes
over and you instantly know why he is simply the best that
we have today when it comes to crooning melodious romantic
tracks. His trademark silky voice is at play once again in
this beautifully composed number which easily finds a place
at the top of romantic numbers composed by Salim-Sulaiman.
If the 'mukhda' is impressive then watch out for the 'antara'
- it proves once again why Indian melody can never ever be
out of vogue. Shreya Ghoshal joins the scene three and a
half minutes into 'Shukran Allah' and makes an
instant impact. This is one song that would be played for a
long-long time and is easily one of the best that we have
heard this year.
sound of guitar that lends a modern day feel to 'Dua
Hai'. Though the English portion by Marianne D'Cruz
has a distinct (and oft repeated sound by Salim-Sulaiman),
it's the coming together of Sukhwinder Singh and Kailash
Kher which brings in a different dimension to 'Dua Hai'.
A fusion 'qawalli' that sees a mix of 'sufi', 'rock' and
'pop' coming together, it's the hook of 'Dua Hai'
that keeps the ball rolling for song. While Kailash Kher
brings in his own rustic touch to the track, it is usual
energy that Sukhwinder Singh brings to the proceedings which
make 'Dua Hai' special. Hear it for a couple of times
and you would be hooked on for sure.
Salim Merchant gifts himself an entire song as a singer in
the form of 'Ali Maula'. A situational track
that should play as a part of the film's background, it has
the kind of lyrics that may not be comprehendible to the
common man. However, in the context of the film, one can
well imagine it to be making a huge impact. Rendering a
pensive feel to the proceedings with the protagonist
kneeling before God to lend enough courage for him to
accomplish the impossible, 'Ali Maula' carries
trademark Salim-Sulaiman sound. In addition, the 'remix
version' is well done too and makes one hit for a couch in
Remember the impact that songs like 'Naina' and 'Laakad'
had made after they were seen and heard in Omkara?
Similar dark, haunting yet romantic touch is pretty apparent
in 'Rasiya' which sees a fusion of Indian and
Western classical music. Excellently crooned by Shruti
Pathak who keeps her voice low for this sensual, romantic
and poetic track, 'Naina' is yet another quality song
by the young singer who has earlier rendered one of the best
tracks ever by Salim and Sulaiman - 'Mar Jaava' [Fashion].
The composers certainly know how to pitch her voice and in
what situation. No wonder, 'Rasiya' is pretty much a
testimony to this fact.
Soon after this slow moving number comes a highly energetic
title song 'Kurbaan Hua' which proves once
again that Vishal Dadlani is seriously taking his stint
behind the mike. Singing quite regularly now for the
compositions created by him along with Shekhar, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
and also Salim-Sulaiman, Vishal rocks the show, literally,
with 'Kurbaan Hua'. This is a kind of number which
evokes instant reactions and immediate appreciation. 'Kurbaan
Hua' is a rock track that completely goes with the
action packed theme of the film, hence making one look
forward to it's placement in the narrative. Other than 'Shukran
Allah', this clearly is the pick of the lot in
Kurbaan is a quality album all the way and clearly
the best that Salim & Sulaiman have offered since Fashion.
A difficult album to compose considering the kind of theme
that the film comes with, Kurbaan boasts of the kind
of sound that is consistent throughout. While quite a few
tracks would be noticed more after the release of the film,
there are songs like 'Shukran Allah' and 'Kurbaan
Hua' that would make sure that Kurbaan makes a
good head start at the music stands.
'Shukran Allah', 'Kurbaan Hua', 'Dua Hai'
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