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SRK’s Mesmerizing ‘Challa’ In ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’

Discussion in 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan - Music' started by mumbiene, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. sistlashyamu

    sistlashyamu Active Member

    very eagerly waiting for the music launch!!
  2. raksha anantharam

    raksha anantharam Well-Known Member


    The first song of Yash Chopra's hyped Diwali release, Jab Tak Hai Jaan , was launched on YouTube on Monday. The number featuring Shah Rukh Khan created a frenzy online in no time, garnering over 25,000 hits in a few hours.
    The song, 'Challa ', sees SRK strumming a guitar as he roams around the scenic hubs of London. It ends with the actor coming face to face with Katrina Kaif, leaving room for ample drama. 'Challa' has been sung by Rabbi Shergill and bears the sufi singer's trademark style.

    The music of the film is composed by A.R. Rahman and the lyrics are by Gulzar. The song received a mixed response from listeners both on YouTube and Facebook.

    While most reactions are positive and there were close to 6,000 likes within no time, many others have pointed at how the song seems like a peppy update on Rabbi's biggest hit till date, 'Bulla', which released in 2004.

    "SRK is back as Raj with a guitar, which is best suited on him," wrote a netizen Yaman. On the other hand, another netizen Wafique on YouTube was less impressed, "Rabbi's voice is not matching with SRK who is lip (sic) syncing it. The song is similar to 'Bulla Ki Jaana'."
    Eighty-year-old veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra has declared that Jab Tak Hai Jaan will be his last film as a director adding that 'Challa' is his "favourite song in the film". "This is my favourite song and it is your song in the film.
    It is the soul of the film, you belong to everybody but nobody is yours. This song is in Punjabi language and it has been sung beautifully by Rabbi
    Shergill. Gulzar saheb has written the lovely lyrics.
    He has given words to my vision," he told Shah Rukh Khan in a televised conversation on his 80th birthday last week. "Working with A.R. Rahman and Gulzar is like working with magicians," the veteran film-maker said.
    Shah Rukh's return in a romantic avatar in this film has already created quite a buzz. The film, co-starring Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma, is said to be based on Yash Chopra's 1973 hit, Daag.
    Recently, Chopra confirmed that he would be shooting a signature song featuring Katrina in a chiffon saree with Shah Rukh in the Swiss Alps for the movie.
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  3. sistlashyamu

    sistlashyamu Active Member

    from tomorrow i have my prefinals......and iam totally sticked to the computer!!!
    if i fail SRK nd JTHJ are the reason behind it!!!!:p:D
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  4. Sofie

    Sofie Well-Known Member

    Why blame Shah Rukh for it?:p He'll be the reason you'll pass with flying colours!:)
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    sistlashyamu Active Member

  6. mumbiene

    mumbiene Well-Known Member

    Challa, Rabbi, Shahrukh Khan, guitar and JAB TAK HAI JAAN
    By Enkayaar, Glamsham Editorial
    Every film star worth his grain aspires to strum a guitar on the silver screen and belt out numbers that should set the screen on fire and also bring sweet tinkle of cash at the box-office. Shahrukh Khan is also doing it with panache in JAB TAK HAI JAAN, with the song 'Challa', which seems to be an inspiration from the singer Rabbi Shergill's first successful album, 'Bulla kee jaana main kaun'.

    The yearn to hold the guitar and sing romantic songs probably is owing to the image that arguably most famous guitar strummer had created. It was Elvis Presley who had made guitar one of the most visible symbols of romance, and Shahrukh Khan had got an opportunity to tune its cousin mandolin in DILWAALE DULHANIYA LE JAENGE, but now that Yash Chopra is hanging his boots as a director, in his last film JAB TAK HAI JAAN, indeed Shahrukh Khan has got a chance to give a boost to his image as a romantic hero, where else but in London, one of the most romantic cities in the recent times, that epitomizes the spirit of romance.

    Big B had done it in 'Saara Jamana, Haseeno Ka Dewana', with the film YAARANA. Arguably one of the most romantic heroes of his times, Rishi Kapoor used to belt out the songs playing guitar, but his most successful outing with guitar was in KARZ when he sang 'Om Shanti Om', but undoubtedly the inspiration for the song again was Boss aka Elvis Presley, right from his getup to the mannerisms, a tribute to the image that Elvis Presley had carved for himself of permanence in the minds of the romantics for generations to come.
    Probably, this could have been the reference point for Ranbir Kapoor as well when he made his debut with SAAWARIYA, and was shown belting the songs playing guitar, but he could not generate the same kind of euphoria that his father generated with KARZ. Obviously he had to wait for his time and the time did come for him with 'Sadda Haq' and other songs in ROCK STAR.

    The nodes that emanate from the string and rather the whole physical construct of guitar oozes with romance. When one walks with a guitar in his hand or on the shoulders, it conveys the image of a carefree soul, and this was the image that Big B had created in the film MANZIL where he crooned on the screen, 'Tum bhee chalo hum bhee chalein'.
    And when one is talking of guitar how can one forget, purani jeans and guitar of Ali Hyder. Which still arguably is one of the most romantic ballets composed underlining the role of guitar in college days, as a medium to communicate romance, to convey a carefree spirit and also to sometimes denote a broken heart as well, ala 'Mere Naina Sawan Bhado' in MEHBOOBA.

    One only hopes that 'Challa' makes the same kind of magic for Shahrukh Khan and the song attains a cult status like other guitar songs in the world of Hindi songs.

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  7. Sofie

    Sofie Well-Known Member

    I'm sure the magic of Shah Rukh will work wonders for the film!:) It already has by the response which the film got through online feedback & the media.:D
  8. mumbiene

    mumbiene Well-Known Member

    Shahrukh's 'Challa' continues to enthrall, the most-viewed video on YouTube

    Shahrukh Khan’s first soundtrack "Challa" from the much-anticipated film of the year, “Jab Tak Hai Jaan” has created a global frenzy and is the most-viewed video worldwide on YouTube this week. On Friday, October 5, 2012, King Khan tweeted a screenshot with the statistics and thanked fans for the overwhelming response.
    The song has had over two million views since being unveiled on the Yash Raj Films channel on September 30.
    With music by AR Rahman and lyrics by Gulzar, “Challa” features the mesmerizing vocals of the Punjabi-Sufiyana singer, Rabbi Shergill.
    Making the most of the guitar fever that has caught on with the fans, Yash Raj Films uploaded a video on YouTube, exclusively for their subscribers, where King Khan shares his “guitar learning” experience.
    Describing the adventure as “a lot of fun” Shahrukh Khan says that he aimed to look “realistic and nonchalant” while he strums the chords of the guitar.
    Well, realistic or not - considering the immense popularity that the track has received, it is imperative to say that the star power of SRK is intact. Even after two decades in the industry, the 46-year ‘young’ actor manages to enthrall fans with his dimpled smile and his striking screen presence.
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  9. sistlashyamu

    sistlashyamu Active Member

    Jab Tak Hai Jaan vs The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn–Part 2

    Jab Tak Hai Jaan's trailer received 30,000 likes within a week of its release on YouTube, becoming the first ever movie trailer in the world with the most number of likes in such a short time and beating the same record previously held by The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2's trailer.
    Additionally, Jab Tak Hai Jaan trailer has become the most shared Indian movie trailer ever, having been shared a total of 429,400 times on various social networking sites.
    After Challa becoming the number one viewed YouTube video worldwide during the first week of its release and with these new records, looks like Jab Tak
    Hai Jaan is on the right track! JTHJ27.jpg

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  10. sistlashyamu

    sistlashyamu Active Member

    SRK in race with hollywood tooo!
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  11. mumbiene

    mumbiene Well-Known Member

    Jab Tak Hai Jaan' videos pass 25 million YouTube views

    Published Sunday, Nov 4 2012, 16:14 GMT | By Steven Baker

    Videos and promos from Yash Chopra's final film have surpassed 25 million views on Yash Raj Films' official YouTube page.

    A teaser trailer for the Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma project has had over 2.8 million hits since mid-August. The full trailer has been viewed over 5.5 million times.


    'Challa', the first song from the film, has been watched in excess of 4.5m times.

    The romance track 'Saans', which came out three weeks ago, has already reached 4.8m views.

    Sharma and Khan's 'Jiya Re' is approaching 2.5m views and 'Ishq Shava', the film's club track, has had 2.4m.

    YRF has also released a number of lyric videos and behind-the-scenes exclusives from the upcoming project.

    Jab Tak Hai Jaan is released on November 13.

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