Just Married - A melodious soundtrack

Friday, January 12, 2007 Dr. Vishaal Bhat 0 Comments


Film: Just Married
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IRST release of a year is special. This is why one is extra curious to hear what the music of Just Married has in the offing. The music is also extra special since it has composer Pritam at the helm, who was one of the most versatile and successful musicians in the year gone by. This Meghna Gulzar film with Fardeen Khan and Esha Deol in the lead has a peppy-n-romantic numbers.

First few seconds into the opening number Ram milaye jodi and one can’t help but revisit the credit details for the song. Reason? The song is completely modelled on the ShankarEhsaan-Loy style of music with their trademark Indian melody that has been their forte. With the marriage season on and Ram milaye jodi being unadulterated harmless fun, it is the sing-witha-smile approach by the three singers — Sukhwinder Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan and Shaan — that mark an enjoyable beginning to the album. There is the remix version of Ram milaye jodi too. Thankfully, it doesn’t kill the impact created by the original and only adds on to the fun.

Sunidhi Chauhan was good in Ram milaye jodi but she is excellent in Gudgudee . Pritam shows a different facet of his composing style as he arrives with this beautiful melodious track that is slow, simple, enchanting and heart warming.

A party song amongst a group of youngsters, Baat pakki is a feel-good song that should keep the audience engaged and also help in taking the story forward. After feeling good about things in life, Gulzar and Pritam get Daler Mehndi on board to render a pensive Doha . Reminding of Sukhwinder Singh’s Layi vi na gayi from Chalte Chalte , Doha works well in adding on to the variety of songs heard so far in the album.

Just Married gets a fitting farewell when Sonu Nigam arrives for the first time with Jaagte raho — an excellent composition with sensual lyrics by Gulzar. While Pritam and Gulzar saab have done quite well in coming up with a sweet album like Just Married , Meghna Gulzar needs a pat on her back for the choices she has made for the song situations and a go-ahead that she has eventually given to the selected songs in the albums.

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