Welcome back! We waited for this day…. Music review of movie Yeh Khula Aasman

April 28, 2012 at 12:16 am | Posted in india, music, poem | 1 Comment
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When I was a kid, I used to worship Anand-Milind. And I can feel the same joy listening to a new album by them. I have tried to keep the review as honest as possible.

I could not get a better title than this one for this album. This album marks a comeback for Anand-Milind in bollywood and what a way to comeback. I have not heard such music in past many years. The lyrics are written by Ravi Chopra. He has done a remarkable job in writing the lyrics.

There are total 6 tracks in this album. I cannot rate anyone over the other. If I have to give ratings to any one of them above the others, I would better not rate anyone then.

The album starts with Aari Aari Aari Pawan, beautifully sung by Suresh Wadekar ji. This song should be put in the same league as the classics by Jaidev sahab. Probably this has to be the best song of Suresh Wadekar after Seene Mein Jalan from Gaban. Its a lullaby sung with extreme heart.

2nd and 3rd song of the album are the title songs of the movie. Kunal Ganjawala was right in accepting in a press conference that he has not sung these kind of songs before. The song takes a lot of pain out from you. They talk about the ups and downs of life a midst beautifully rendered piano and violin pieces. Five Star. This is a song that can be put in the same league as those by great Madan Mohan and R. D. Burman.

The 4th song of the album is Kya Tum Wahi Ho, sung by none other than Gayatri Ganjawala and Soham (In dino from Metro fame). To be very honest, I have not heard such a simple romantic number in past 7-8 years. The number is sweet with excellent lyrics. The use of recorder flute in the interlude is intelligent with the pieces adding to the overall theme of romance. “Kya Tum Khushi Ho” will definitely be one of the known numbers of 2012.

The 5th song is sung by none other than Raghubir Yadav himself. Its called “Ur Fur Kar”. Being originated from Madhya Pradesh, I found a lot of solace in listening to words like “kanni”, “pencha” etc. The song is a folk kinda song with some superb pieces of Harmonium (though done through VSTI plugins) and a fast paced dholak rhythm. Definitely a winner.

The last song of the album is a slow (but happy) version of Uri Fur Fur sung by Amey Date (Indian Idol fame). The song is the shortest in the movie with only close to 2 minutes, yet it still makes an impact on the listener. Thanks to excellent rhythms.

I wanted more from the album, not in terms of quality but in terms of quantity. क्या करें जी नहीं भरता अच्छे गाने सुनते हुए| Thanks a ton for Gitanjali Sinha, Anand-Milind and Ravi Chopra for giving such excellent music to us. I will remember it for years to come.

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  1. Yeh Khulla Aasman is a special film because it marks the debut of an able film maker Gitanjali Sinha, and also marks the comeback of a genius musical pair, Anand – Milind.

    In today’s times where a Sheila, Munni and Chameli are a must have in your film, Gitanjali focuses on a purely situational soundtrack. The film looks at relationships and also delivers a message. Coming to the music, the guys who gave us QSQT, Dil, Beta, Sangeet, Suhaag and a whole brigade of Govinda chartbusters are roped in to compose for this insightful project.
    While Anand-Milind have had their share of out and out commercial chartbusters, they have chosen to present their unsurpassed side to us in their comeback album. The album is one that can be easily classified as pure and comforting music, in which the singers have enunciated every word and the lyricist, Ravi Chopra, has worded sentiments rather than rhyming words.

    Suresh Wadkar’s Ari Ari is a beautiful melody that has an old world appeal to it. Suresh Wadkar is joined by Swapnil towards the end and this song is truly haunting. Today, music has evolved and that is NOT A BAD THING. We have to move with time; it is the need of the hour. And Anand-MIlind comprehend that better than all of us. That’s why although this lullaby is not sung by a teenage new-generation singer, the arrangements are in sync with today and the melody is fresh. And of course Suresh Wadkar is a legend who knows how to sing a song that’s particularly designed for him. Anand-Milind have always maintained that melody always wins. And Ari Ari is a mesmerizing frontrunner in this genre.

    Har Gadi by Kunal Ganjawala is what I have been waiting for. It is not just a song, it is a stimulation. The words boost your spirit, the melody is strong and Kunal’s vocals are pertinent for this implausible number. This is going to be one of those songs, which I will listen to, for a very long time. Anand-Milind have used Kunal in a few songs lately and this one is undeniably their best. I can’t stop listening to it and I know you won’t either!

    The only romantic song on this album has Gayatri Ganjawala and Soham’s soothing vocals accompanied by present-day arrangements. The song, Kya Tum Khushi Ho, is easy on the ears and proves my point yet again that dissimilar to what a lot of people say, change is important and Anand-Milind have incorporated today’s sound and singers with their trademark style and melody, resulting in a good, hummable song.

    The start of Ur Ur is a clear hint that this song has a strong folkish influence. The song is situational and actor Raghubir Yadav sings the song with buoyancy. The lyrics are worth mentioning. Amey Daatey, of Indian Idol fame, makes an impression with his minute-and-a-half account of this song.

    I honestly don’t care that this film doesn’t have a huge star cast and isn’t a big 40-50 cr budget film. For me, Anand-Milind (as always) have come up with a beautiful bouquet of melodies. If you are looking for soothing tunes, then Yeh Khulla Aasmaan has 4 of them!🙂


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