EXPECTATIONS - No need to say how can Music in a KJO movie be? It has always been excellent whether you say a soft album like "My Name Is Khan"/"Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna" or a Wild Album Like "Dostana"/"I Hate Luv Storys". Always there are more than two or four historic tracks or should I say all of them? "We Are Family" is a very different movie in genre, neither a love story nor a perfect family movie. But SEL(Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy) always keeps their blasters for KJO whatever the genre is. So, as usual Expectations for this one was above roofs. But SEL didn't disappointed us a bit and honestly speaking, this one's one of the most laudable works of this year. "We Are Family" speaks from those albums which has nearly all of the tracks marvelously designed and sung by many famous and dexterous voices.
The Journey starts with a joyous and romantic track which tells much promises and many circumstances which Love has created all over. The Track is titled "AANKHON MEIN NEENDE". Beautiful voices like Shreya Ghoshal, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan & Shankar Mahadevan are behind the mic for this one and not only did the magic of the voices worked but also the beautiful and mild rhythm and incomparable lyrics are responsible for the mystic beauty of the song. This SEL composed and Irshad Kamil written track will break paths this year in the field of Romanticism and soberness of a song.
"Jailhouse Rock" one of the most famous tracks of ELVIS PRESLEY written by J.Leiber & M.Stoller strikes again to create sensation this year as a part of Dharma Productions in a Hindi version called "DIL KHOL KE LET'S ROCK". The compositions are almost the same(If I consider some new guitars stringed and some new sound effects) but the lyrics mean almost nothing as said in the song itself. SEL has uniquely re-mastered the Elvis track and has brought back that 70's magic once again. Where Anushka Manchanda and Akriti Kakkar take over the track as female voice, Suraj Jagan takes the place of Elvis. His screaming vocal was terrific which style is adapted from the original one. Anvita Dutt's lyrics don't amaze but there was no vital role of that in the song. Anyway, this one's gonna shake the boots when it will come on the floors and Elvis magic will rise again.
The main track on which two more tracks of this album varies comes at last which is named "REHAM O KARAM". This sorrow-souled number also carries much 'Hope' in it if you listen to the lyrics. When the electric guitar chords wildly break out after the low-volume Shankar Mahadevan vocals, it feels that the song catches its main rhythm. The Wild Guitars, The Soft and Hard vocals at various times, the soulful rhythm - everything makes this song a perfect listen.
My Best Pick of this album arrives now which is called "HAMESHA & FOREVER" and which actually is based on the genre of the movie'Family' and so this one's a "A Perfect Family Song". After "Meri Duniya Tu Hi Re" from "Heyy Babyy", one can feel the same heart-touching moments, lyrics and composition of a 'Happy Family' song which brings a feel that every member in this family is equally & awesomely loved. This one's a heart-warming, soul-touching track which is highly recommended for Sonu Nigam & Shreya Ghoshal's splendid vocals and it's soft composition in assistance with some masterpiece lyrics by Irshad Kamil. A Must-Listen.
Now comes probably a sad version of REHAM O KARAM which doesn't contain any of its lyrics but carries the same rhythm and female vocal by Bela Shinde. "SUN LE DUA YEH AASMAN" is a slow-paced, sorrowful track which consists very little quantity of vocal cause after 130 seconds, the song's instrumental version rings up and continues till the end. But the things that are good in this track are good use of piano, flute and a playing a sweet rhythm of REHAM O KARAM.
At last arrives "WE ARE FAMILY THEME" which is allover a instrumental and carries the soul of REHAM O KARAM again just like SUN LE DUA YEH AASMAN. This 168 seconds instrumental impresses indeed with its soft music and produces a calm feeling in the the listener's mind.
"We Are Family" is the symbol of Perfection when faulty & bad albums like "HELP", "HELLO DARLING" & "AASHAYEIN" have made their appearance in the same time. No matter, if you are a Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy trio fan or not, "We Are Family" is a album that you should lust for and surely add in your collection. If the film doesn't work on the audience, it will still intact its remembrance by its fabulous music.
1.AANKHON MEIN NEENDEY
2.DIL KHOL KE LET'S ROCK
3.REHAM O KARAM
4.HAMESHA & FOREVER