Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (RNBDJ) is the latest film for the stables of YRF Films which also marks the return of Aditya Chopra in the directorial role after 8 years. The music has been composed by Salim-Sulaiman and the lyrics are penned by Jaideep Sahni. Being a YRF film the expectations are high for a film that also has a tag line of an Extraordinary Love Story behind an Ordinary Jodi. Let’s see if it has an extraordinary music as well.
The album kicks off with a romantic number Tujh Main Rab Dikhta Hai sung by Roop Kumar Rathod. The song’s a romantic number sung by a lover for his beloved. The song sounds pretty okay during the first listening. But the beautiful lyrics by Jaideep Sahni takes the song to a different plane. Roop Kumar Rathod sings the song soul fully making the song even more enjoyable. The orchestration is pretty simple with usage of minimal western instruments.
The second number of the album is the one that kick-started the promotional campaign of RNBDJ – Haule Haule. Sung to perfection by a wonderfully restrained Sukhwinder Singh and aided by simple but effective lyrics by Jaideep, the song makes makes one forget about all other thoughts while listening to the song. There is a violin interlude in the song which sticks out like a sore thumb, but it may be fitting for the situation of the movie. The song’s already popular during the promos and with this Sukhvinder has ensured that he’ll only sing superhit songs for SRK.
Sunidhi Chauhan sings the third song of the album Dance Pe Chance Maar. A peppy song with some decent beats is sung with verve and gusto by Sunidhi Chauhan. There’s a small bit of Punjabi funk thrown in by Labh Janjua and is a pretty enjoyable fare about the heroine teaching dancing to her soniya/mahive. Jaideep comes out with some interesting lyrics as well.
Pehle Haath Gume Le Yaara
Jaise Suiya Saath Se Barah
Yeh ban Gaya Step Soniya
Tu Ban Gaya Hep Soniya
The fourth song of the album – which one suspects will be the piece-de-resistance of RNBDJ – is Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte. It’s an ode to the legends of the Indian film industry – Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand, Shammi Kapoor, Rajesh Khanna and Rishi Kapoor. And just to make a point as to who the current legends are, the punchline has the lyrics – Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (Aamir Khan) Phir Milenge (Salman Khan) Chalte Chalte (SRK). Sonu Nigam sings the song through the various twists in the words and eras with elan and seems to be enjoying himself. It’s tough to imagine any other singer doing justice to the song the way he did. The musical arrangement is pretty western in this song with some of the appropriate yesteryear tunes also being incorporated. It was pleasant to hear tablas being used instead of drums during the build up of the punchline lyrics. Jaideep Sahni also seems to have fun threading in various film names/song lyrics while making coherence as well.
Tere Ghar Ke Saamne Ghar Banaooga Toota Hi Sahi
Pal Bhar Ke Liye Koi Hame Pyar Kar Le Jhoota Hi Sahi
Mehfil Mehfil Tu Phire
Yahoo Yahoo Dil Kare.
The song ends with a nod to YRF by – O Meri Chandni.
Shreya Ghoshal rounds of the album with the female version of Tujh Main Rab Diktha Hain. It’s a slow and a saddish number sung with the sweetness that we are accustomed to hear from Shreya. A small number that sounds good while it lasts.
There also a remix called Dancing Jodi, which is nothing great to write home about.
After hearing the orchestra heavy songs in Yuvvraj & Ghajini and some heavy punjabi beats of Oye Lucky (although all the three are undoubtedly very good), the soothing compositions of RNBDJ do sound very pleasant to the ears. In Mohabatein, the earlier release of Aditya Chopra, the album was as long as an average Rajat Kapoor movie. Thanks fully this time round the number of songs are kept to a minimum and seem to be more situational as well. As is the norm today, the album sale might see a meteoric rise if the movie becomes a hit.
On the whole Overall an above average album.