Jab Tak Hain Jaan


The music of Jab Tak Hai Jaan is quite soothing to the ears, especially, the first song ‘Challa’. The song is sung by Rabbi Shergill. Rabbi’s first song Bula Ki Jana Mai Kaun was really a soulful song. Rabbi lends his voice to this song beautifully too. The lyric by Gulzar is good. AR Rahman provides a touching melody with the guitar, bass and the drums.

The next song is ‘Saans’, sung by Shreya Ghosal. It reminds of AR Rehman’s music in Yuvvraaj. The song makes excellent use of the cello and the beats. Shreya lends her melodious voice perfectly to the song. Her voice seems to move like a smooth wave over the highs and lows of the song. But somewhere one feels the co-singer Mohit Chauhan lets her down. Someone else, probably Shaan or Sonu Nigam may have been a better choice.

‘Ishq Shava’, the next song is more contemporary and makes use of the guitar, Mandolin and Saz. The song has been sung by Raghav Mathur and Shilpa Rao. Rahman has added some Arabic flavor to the song. While speaking about the music Yash Chopra had said, “The music of this film needed to have an old soul but a contemporary modern approach” This song particularly reminds that.

The song, ‘Heer’ is a Punjabi song. Its soft tunes and the soulful voice of Harshdeep Kaur touch the heart. Gulzar seems to have created magic in this song. The song reminisce the love of Heer-Ranjha. On the big screen it sure would seem more appealing.

‘Jiya Re’ is full of energy. The song is repetitive, but is sung well by Neeti Mohan. The song has been picturized on Anushka Sharma. Her youthfulness and the song’s charm will surely work beautifully together.

‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ is the next song. The lyrics are simple. The song starts with piano and the cello. But soon changes over to the drum. The singing seems to be smooth with Javed Ali and later as Shaktishrree Goplan catches up.

Next up is ‘Ishq Dance’. It’s an instrumental redemption. The beat of drums and the mechanical ‘Heys’ in between make it quite bizarre.

The last is the best it seems. Jab Tak Hai Jaan – in a poetic form. It reminds of the music from The Motorcycle Dairies. Overall the songs of JTHK are good, but it hard to see if they will have an everlasting effect.
Jab Tak Hain Jaan
Jab Tak Hain Jaan