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Sufi flavour dominates ‘My Name Is Khan’ album (IANS Music Review)

Discussion in 'My Name Is Khan's Music' started by Bridget, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. Bridget

    Bridget Well-Known Member

    ufi flavour dominates ‘My Name Is Khan’ album (IANS Music Review)
    January 7th, 2010 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS Tell a Friend -

    By Ruchika Kher

    Film: “My Name Is Khan”; Music Directors: Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonca; Lyricist: Niranjan Iyengar; Singers: Rashid Khan, Adnan Sami, Shankar Mahadevan, Shreya Ghoshal, Suraj Jagan, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Richa Sharma and Shafqat Amanat Ali; Rating: *** 1/2

    The soundtrack of the latest offering of Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan,”My Name Is Khan”, boasts of Sufi flavour. Composed by Johar’s favourite Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, the album has six originals and most of the compositions are soul-stirring.

    The album starts with “Sajda”. Sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shankar Mahadevan and Richa Sharma, it’s a Sufi number that tugs at one’s heartstrings. The sounds of tablas and dholaks keep the listener hooked. With great voices behind the mike, “Sajda” is a must hear.

    Next is “Noor-e-khuda”, an unplugged version sung by Adnan Sami, Shreya Ghoshal and Shankar. It’s a soft, pleasing love ballad that instantly strikes a chord. Most part of the song is male- dominated, but it gets an edge when Shreya enters with her honey-tucked voice close to the end of the track.

    Shafqat Amanat Ali renders “Tere naina” brilliantly. The subtle orchestration and melody make for an interesting hear. It changes gear mid-way when it slips into the qawwali mode which elevates it further.

    Up next is “Allah hi rahem” - again a Sufi number. Crooned by Rashid Ali, it is enchanting. The lyrics are simple yet profound and the song transports you to a completely different world. One of the best songs ofthe album.

    Then there is “Rang de” by Shankar with ample support from Suraj Jagan. The song with influences of rock is nice and refreshing. It talks about peace, triumph and joy.

    The album also has a “My Name Is Khan” theme song by Pakistani band Strings. It is an intriguing piece.

    On the whole, every song in the album is above average. The composers have stuck to the theme of the film and the soundtrack has the potential to rock the charts.

  2. ~(Baadshah)~

    ~(Baadshah)~ ♥ Μý ηαmε ιs κhαη ♥

    Every song is above average? :fish: Most of the tracks r brilliant.. Or is it like every song is atleast above average..? I don't really get it.. Their review seems positive but the concluding line is confusing..
  3. sonataca

    sonataca SRK's Mommy

    So is the stars...
  4. shublee

    shublee ~ShahRukhaholic

    all the songs rock :dance:
    but i dont know what Rang De is doing there

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