Film: Taare Zameen Par
Director: Aamir Khan
Producer: Aamir Khan Productions
Presenter: PVR Pictures
Music Directors: Shankar, Ehasaan and Loy
Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi
This one cannot be slotted as one of the best offerings from the musical trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. It certainly has an appeal, but poles apart from their usually peppy and hip compositions. Keeping in mind the grave subject being dealt with in this Aamir Khan production, the music is soothing, touchy, situational and has the fun element, which the nippers can relate to!
Shankar Mahadevan is just perfect at whatever he takes in his stride. After Johnny Gaddaar’s swish Move your body, he offers a contrast title track of Taare Zameen Par, which is mellifluous and has repeat value.
Kholo Kholo, again crooned by Shankar has that motivational spirit. The uplifts in the music are quite catchy. This is followed by Bum bum bhole, a wacky track. After Ghulam’s Aati Kya Khandala, Aamir makes an effort to lend his vocal once again. The lyrics are completely wayward but sound good. The actor is accompanied with singing livewire Shaan.
Jame Raho, sung by Vishal Dadlani doesn’t really make an impact. It’s slow and gets monotonous. And once the music loosens up, one hardly pays heed to the lyrics, however good they may be. Maa is one emotional song. This tearjerker has beautiful lyrics penned by Prasoon Joshi. One is sure to shed liters of water on this one. Mera Jahaan is carried by Adnan Sami’s heavy voice. But it won’t appeal everyone.
The idea of using minimal instruments, peculiarly the guitar, lends an unparallel touch to the album. But the fear of losing the recall value is a worry. Though not all, some tracks end up sounding repetitive.