4 Very Good

Yeh Khula Aasmaan

Yeh Khulla Aasman is a special film because it marks the debut of an able film maker Gitanjali Sinha, and also marks the comeback of a genius musical pair, Anand - Milind.

In today's times where a Sheila, Munni and Chameli are a must have in your film, Gitanjali focuses on a purely situational soundtrack. The film looks at relationships and also delivers a message. Coming to the music, the guys who gave us QSQT, Dil, Beta, Sangeet, Suhaag and a whole brigade of Govinda chartbusters are roped in to compose for this insightful project.
While Anand-Milind have had their share of out and out commercial chartbusters, they have chosen to present their unsurpassed side to us in their comeback album. The album is one that can be easily classified as pure and comforting music, in which the singers have enunciated every word and the lyricist, Ravi Chopra, has worded sentiments rather than rhyming words.

Suresh Wadkar's Ari Ari is a beautiful melody that has an old world appeal to it. Suresh Wadkar is joined by an un-credited singer towards the end and this song is truly haunting. Today, music has evolved and that is NOT A BAD THING. We have to move with time; it is the need of the hour. And Anand-MIlind comprehend that better than all of us. That's why although this lullaby is not sung by a teenage new-generation singer, the arrangements are in sync with today and the melody is fresh. And of course Suresh Wadkar is a legend who knows how to sing a song that's particularly designed for him. Anand-Milind have always maintained that melody always wins. And Ari Ari is a mesmerizing frontrunner in this genre.

Har Gadi by Kunal Ganjawala is what I have been waiting for. It is not just a song, it is a stimulation. The words boost your spirit, the melody is strong and Kunal's vocals are pertinent for this implausible number. This is going to be one of those songs, which I will listen to, for a very long time. Anand-Milind have used Kunal in a few songs lately and this one is undeniably their best. I can't stop listening to it and I know you won't either!

The only romantic song on this album has Gayatri Ganjawala and Soham's soothing vocals accompanied by present-day arrangements. The song, Kya Tum Khushi Ho, is easy on the ears and proves my point yet again that dissimilar to what a lot of people say, change is important and Anand-Milind have incorporated today's sound and singers with their trademark style and melody, resulting in a good, hummable song.

The start of Ur Ur is a clear hint that this song has a strong folkish influence. The song is situational and actor Raghubir Yadav sings the song with buoyancy. The lyrics are worth mentioning. Amey Daatey, of Indian Idol fame, makes an impression with his minute-and-a-half account of this song.

I honestly don't care that this film doesn't have a huge star cast and isn't a big 40-50 cr budget film. For me, Anand-Milind (as always) have come up with a beautiful bouquet of melodies. If you are looking for soothing tunes, then Yeh Khulla Aasmaan has 4 of them! :) And just for Kunal's ditty alone, this album earns 4 huge stars ....