Fanaa which means ‘completely destroyed’ is a Yash Raj film and is highly anticipated as it will be the comeback film of talented actress Kajol, post marriage and her baby and it will also star Aamir Khan who is known to do selective and unique roles. Yash Raj films always have something special even in their music, so there are high expectations from the music of Fanaa too. The movie will also have stars like Tabu, Rishi Kapoor, Shiney Ahuja and Kiron Kher. Jatin Lalit has composed the music of the film and this will be their last big banner together. Salim Sulaiman another extremely talented duo are the music programmers and Prasoon Joshi has delivered the beautiful and poetic lyrics.
Tere Dil Mein Meri Sanson Ko Panaah Mil Jaye…Tere Ishq Mein Meri Jaan Fanaa Ho Jaaye…these are the beautiful lyrics that are being aired in the promos and will also be heard in the songs. These beautiful lyrics manage to captivate the very essence of the film.
‘Chand Sifarish’- ‘Subhan Allah’ is how the track begins and the rendition of these words repeated by Kailash Kher is quite captivating. The track is taken forward in the melodious voice of Shaan. The song is filled with catchy beats and has a medium pace. The song is a fusion of Middle East and Indian melody. It has a completely poetic feel to it. A very interesting and fun like aspect of a whistle is used throughout the song. Also, the pure strains of the santoor are quite clearly audible and the term Fanaa leaves a mark as it appears several times throughout the song. A very different and appealing number, this one is sure to get popular.
‘Mere Haath Mein’- Sonu Nigam and Sunidhi Chauhan lend their voices for this soft and melodious number. The song has beautiful lyrics that have a poetic style and it also has beautiful sayings, which are in the voices of Kajol and Aamir. The actress mouths the title line while Aamir says “Rone De Aaj Humko Tu Aankhen Sujane De, Bahon Mein Le Le Aur Khud Ko Bheeg Jaane De, Hain Jo Seene Mein Qaid Daariya Who Chooth Jaayega, Hai Itna Dard Ke Tera Daaman Bheeg Jaayega.” Both Kajol and Aamir recite these sayings with complete depth and intensity. The song is about how two lovers can become whole and complete with only each other’s love. The picturisation will definitely be the Yash Raj special of beautiful locations with snow-capped mountains, which are both picturesque and romantic. Here too one hears the use of Fanaa quite often. This too has a blend of Kashmiri and Indian melody fused together. There is the ‘instrumental lounge mix-destroyed in love’ which has been done by Dhrubajyoti Phukan which appears later in the film and will surely be heard through various instances as the background tune in the film.
‘Des Rangila’- This song in honour and respect to India’s culture and heritage is sung by Mahalaxmi Iyer. It has a slight folksy, North Indian style in its melody and tune. Bits and pieces of other region tunes like Marathi, Gujarati and the South are also interspersed in the song. The song will perhaps have a lot of colourful picturisation and establishes Kajol’s role of someone who is patriotic and loves the culture and heritage of her country. In the middle, there are phrases from the national anthem like ‘Vande Mataram’ and even the song ends with the tune of the Indian National Anthem.
‘Dekho Na’- This soft sweet romantic number has been sung by Sunidhi Chauhan and Sonu Nigam. This is a song, which compares love to nature and how nature itself changes when one is in love. The song has an old world charm and once again, the element of poetic style is heard. The song has an innocent feel to it that makes it sound beautiful, often it is reminiscent of A. R. Rahman’s style of music. Sonu Nigam’s voice is captivating and Sunidhi’ voice takes on a melodious lilt. A number that will definitely make you feel the magic of love.
‘Chanda Chamke’- This is a fun and childlike number done by Mahalaxmi Iyer and Babul Supriyo. The song is replete with several unusual and sweet tongue twisters. Mid way, even Kajol and Aamir are heard churning out some tongue twisters like ‘Khadak Singh ke khadakne Se and Pake ped pe paka papita.’ Master Akshay Bhagwat is the child artiste who also joins in the medley of fun. The song once again begins with the cute whistle, which only adds to the casual fun and happiness of the track. This one will definitely be sung and enjoyed at least by kids who attempt the cute tongue twisters.
‘Fanaa For You’- This is the ‘Club Mix’ of Chand Sifarish done by DJ Aqeel. He has jazzed up the number with the words ‘Fanaa for you’ appearing intermittently throughout the song. The beats are fast paced and music is peppier and lively. The entire mood of the song is turned around and suited for the club and pub tastes. Only Aqeel can make a poetic soft song sound good with funky beats. A great version to change your mood and liven up the album.
There is an old world appeal that the duo Jatin Lalit have managed to retain in the album of Fanaa. Today with so many remixes and fast-paced numbers being churned out, the songs in this album are a breath of fresh and pure air. The songs have that eternal feeling of all Yash Raj films, where you can even listen to the numbers years down the line and they still manage to touch a chord. The songs are beautiful and romantic. The poetic lyrics only add to the charm of all the songs. Yash Raj has once more managed to give a beautiful musical score to their film with the help of composers and veterans Jatin Lalit.