Rahman works his magic again in 'Jodhaa-Akbar'

Film: 'Jodhaa-Akbar'; Music Director: A.R. Rahman; Lyricist: Javed Akhtar; Singers: A.R. Rahman, Bela Shende, Mohammad Aslam, Bonnie Chakraborty, Javed Ali, Madhushree, Sonu Nigam; Ratings: ***1/2

Tuesday, January 22, 2008 | 8:41:16 AM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Film: 'Jodhaa-Akbar'; Music Director: A.R. Rahman; Lyricist: Javed Akhtar; Singers: A.R. Rahman, Bela Shende, Mohammad Aslam, Bonnie Chakraborty, Javed Ali, Madhushree, Sonu Nigam; Ratings: ***1/2

This man works wonders, album after album, and never fails to disappoint listeners. Music maestro A.R. Rahman has done it again. He returns after 'Guru' to compose the soundtrack of 'Jodhaa-Akbar' that has already been showered with praises.

Packed with two instrumental numbers and five tracks, 'Jodhaa-Akbar' has the makings of a hit.

Elaborate arrangements include the trumpets and the drums in 'Azeem O Shaan Shehenshah'. It is a wonderful composition and Mohammad Aslam and Bonnie Chakraborty, who have sung it, have done justice to the song. Lyrics by Javed Akhtar are up to the mark.

Sonu Nigam and Madhushree render a romantic Jodhaa Abkarpiece titled 'In lamhon ke daaman mein' that initially seems like any other track until it picks up pace. Javed Akhtar pens noteworthy lyrics while Rahman's music keeps the standard you expect from the maestro himself.

'Jashn e bahaare', sung by Javed Ali, comes next. The soft, serene and romantic piece displays an ideal fusion of Ali's vocals with string music. There's also a 'Jashn e bahaare (instrumental)', which gives the flute a key position in the track.

Rahman finally makes his presence felt in areas other than compositions by singing 'Khwaja mere Khwaja'. His rendition coupled with the harmonium, tabla (percussion) and claps make for marvellous music. One begins to wonder how a qawaali could impress to this extent that it ensures immediate gratification to everyone. 'Khwaja mere Khwaja' (instrumental) is as good as the previous instrumental number belted out.

'Mann Mohana' comes in the end as an average number. This track, rendered by Bela Shende, is not too bad but after listening to the other numbers in the album, one would prefer placing it at the bottom of the six.

Rahman has once again proved that what he composes is of a completely different genre, standard and calibre. He stands in a place where there can be no competitors; his is a level that cannot be matched.

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Posted on: 11 May 2008 at 3:25pm
Jodha Akbar a great movie and love th songs too.. ARR rocks..his songs are the best

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Posted on: 06 March 2008 at 5:58pm
i loved it!!!! so romantic!!!!!! all the songs are great!!!!!!!

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Posted on: 21 February 2008 at 9:21am
ARR is a musical GENIUS!!
i soo agree... he is of a totally different calibre and no1 can match him!
i luvd all the compositions in JA. Especially, Kwaja mere kwaja, Azeem-o-shaan and Jashn-e-baharaa... awesome!

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Posted on: 10 February 2008 at 8:02pm
Beyond WordsAll the songs of Jodha Akbar are exceptional....i just fell in love wid all of them

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Posted on: 28 January 2008 at 12:21pm
Superb songs. Love all of them! A.R. Rahman rocks! =D>

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Posted on: 24 January 2008 at 12:59am
cooli hav only heard jashnebahara and azeemoshan n hav luved both the songs and am looking forward to listening rahman`s music is no doubt a quintessence of melody he`s a perfectionist

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Posted on: 22 January 2008 at 5:39pm
The ONLY song that I like in Jodhaa Akbar OST is jashn-e-baahara. AR Rahman is no doubt a great composer but im v.dissapointed with JA OST :S

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Posted on: 22 January 2008 at 12:50pm
Luv JA songs!
He deserves all the praise!


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Posted on: 22 January 2008 at 12:29pm
superbI love AR Rahman's compositions..he is just superb..he is such a nice person in real life too..I got the privledge to meet him..he is so humble and down to earth...

keep up the great work :)

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