Thursday, May 29, 2008

Jashn Bahara-Another Jewel in A.R Rahman's Crown!

A.R Rahman always rises like a phoenix time and time again when people start murmuring and say that he has exhausted his stuff. For A.R.R this mere doubt seems to be the fuel to exceed his own standards every now and then when such comments are uttered. I recently heard his songs from "Ada" and to be frank that sounded average and uninspired, going by his standards. The songs seemed to be more like the typical Hindi songs of the yesterday years. But I am always amazed by the amount of variations and colour he gives to his songs in 99% of his songs. The 1% of carelessness could be easily forgotten! He is amazingly gifted, no doubt. But he does lot of research and hard work on listening to world music which makes him up to date with the ever changing demands of time. He also gives ample respect to the genuine music lover. When he teams up with Javed Akhtar and the likes of Ashutosh Gowarikar or Subhash Ghai, he raises his standards by leaps and bounds and brings novelty to what ever he creates with them. The songs from Jodha Akbar are no different. I have attempted an amazing melody from this movie sung beautifully by Javed Ali. Curiously, Javed Ali sounds like Sonu Nigaam in the beginning of this song and then sounds like Naresh Iyer at some parts! The song also shows how A.R.R innovates and uses his library of sound samples and acoustic instruments to perfection. This song is characterised by the absence of any string tones compared to many of his other songs. The flute is also used sparingly! The ethnic instrument tones are in tune with the historic era that this film depicts. This song is ample proof for the fact that there is no substitute for melodious music, beautiful lyrics, acoustic tones and the beauty of the human voice! Only such songs from this era, will stand the test of time.
Song: Jashn Bahara
Film: Jodha Akbar (2008)
Music: A.R Rahman
Original Singer: Javed Ali
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

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18 Comments:

Blogger Balu said...

Pradipettan,

Good Morning!

I needn't say the obvious about your rendition here:-)

Great to see you back in the blog after a hiatus:-) Surely your post has the sufficient stimuli to rejuvenate the interest among rest of our talented music bloggers. Hope they all soon come up with their posts and keep the blogworld alive :)

-Balu

3:10 AM  
Blogger Meera Manohar said...

That was such a soothing rendition Pradip. A very nice popular pick to resume blogging

:)

9:22 AM  
Blogger Deblina M. said...

What a beautiful song Pradipji !! It sounded very soothing in your voice.

Regards,
Deblina

10:51 AM  
Blogger Suchin said...

very nice singing as always.
waiting for my request song please :)

11:54 AM  
Blogger Srividya Kasturi said...

This is the only song my son would listen to:) Awesome rendition, Pradip:)

2:26 PM  
Blogger Paras said...

Your voice is very well suited for this song. The emphasis on the right words and softening of certain words.... very appealing! On the technical side, mixing is excellent.

11:50 PM  
Blogger Vishal said...

Beautiful song and beautiful rendition in your silky smooth voice ! Would love to hear ARR's "Aye Hairathe Aashiqui" in your voice someday :-)

Regards,
-Vishal

11:02 AM  
Blogger Azam Khan said...

Pradip,

Bohat khoob! Your renditin makes the heart feel happier!

12:23 PM  
Blogger Snugle Up said...

This is a beautiful, beautiful song!

I had pleasure not just once but every time i listened to it again and again. Great melody and soothing rendition.

My husband infact asked me to make a CD of this song and your other songs to listen in his car.

You sure are winning the hearts of many people. Good going. Keep it up!

Vijaya

6:28 AM  
Blogger Suneesh said...

Awesome!!! really liked it.

-Suneesh

10:47 AM  
Blogger priti said...

pradipji...

very very good singing.....
awesome....
after a long time such a good number...
with all best wishes...

rakesh and priti..

2:15 PM  
Blogger Dhiraj said...

Beautiful rendition of an awesome song pradip bhai, loved it.

5:25 AM  
Blogger RK said...

Excellent rendition Pradipji. The expressions were great. Loved it.

2:58 AM  
Blogger Ayshu said...

awesome singing sir!!!

11:51 PM  
Blogger kaunquest said...

Pradip ettaa.. fantastic as always! :)

5:27 AM  
Blogger Murali said...

Very nice pradip. I almost slept off listening.

9:21 AM  
OpenID polymaths said...

Came to your blog after sometimes and as usual I really love listening to your songs :) .. it is very soothing indeed Pradip.

10:58 PM  
Blogger Smitha said...

Hey...Thanks to audioindia website, I came across ur blog. I have no words to express what a fantastic job u have done with this song! Amazing rendition! Pls keep psoting more n more songs for fans like me :-)

Smitha

9:18 PM  

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