Raanjhanaa is an upcoming Hindi romantic movie directed by Anand L Rai under the banner of Eros International. The music of the movie is composed by the very talented, double Academy Award Winner A.R. Rahman. The music of the movie was released on May 2013 on the co-branding labels of Sony Music and Eros Music.
Since a major portion of the movie was shot in Varanasi, the composer had tried to bring the essence of this holy city in almost all the tracks and hence emphasized more on the ‘folk-classical genre’ in the music of Raanjhanaa. Most of the songs are driven by the character of the movie. The composer has paid a tribute to the legendary Shehnai player ustad Bismillah Khan by introducing sounds of shehnai in many of the songs of this movie.
The album of the movie has 9 song tracks.
‘Raanjhanaa’ is the title which is also the title track of the movie. This song is sung by Shiraz Uppal and Jaswinder Singh. For promotional purpose, this song was released in mid-May.
The second song ‘Banarasiya’ is enriched with the sweet and melodious voices of Anwesha Datta Gupta, Shreya Ghoshal and Meenal Jain The director of Raanjhanaa attributes the melody of this song to the song of ‘mujhe kuch kehna hai’ from movie Bobby (1973). The song begins with melodious sound of violin. The track beautifully portrays charm of Varanasi. The song is so soft that it almost slowly melts in the ears.
Title 3 is ‘Piya Milenge’ which is sung by Sukhwinder Singh and K.M.M.C. Sufi Ensemble. The song has Sufi touch and connects you to a different world.
Title5 is ‘Nazar Laaye’ which is sung by Rashid Ali and Neeti Mohan. The track is average with lyrics not leaving an imprint on the mind.
‘Tu Mun Shudi’ captivates the listener with full energy. This is one of the characteristics of Rahman music. The song is jointly sung by Rahman and Rabbi Shergill.
Title8 is ‘The Land of Shiva’ is an instrumental number which contains live aarti chants and the patch recordings were fit to give it a shape of a complete song. The taandav is kept short.