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Kites flies high

music Updated: Apr 11, 2010 18:21 IST

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Kites
Music: Rajesh Roshan
Lyrics: Nasir Faraaz and Asif Ali Beg
***1/2

Zindagi do pal ki is clearly a labour of love from Roshan. The composer gets everything right with this song, after a long, long time. It’s got a haunting, lingering melody, and the wonderfully-employed sitar pieces, in fusion with guitar riffs at times, only add to its beauty. KK’s soaring rendition makes it a near-perfect rendition.

Dil kyun yeh mera also has a decent melody, but its structure is reminiscent of the composer’s songs from his earlier Hrithik-starrers, especially, Idhar chala’(Koi Mil Gaya). Tum bhi ho wahi is well-produced and well-arranged, and Roshan’s mixed music instruments and console-sounds with flair. Vishal Dadlani and Suraj Jagan’s growling rendition in the song gives it a sweet, hard rock touch.

Hrithik Roshan’s singing debut Kites in the sky isn’t much of a song, but a finely-done theatrical poetry recitation, with soft music accompaniment. The theme song Fire is a electronic / trance number, and has got all the makings of a club hit.The only deterrent to the soundtrack are cheesy lyrics like ‘Love and lust can make you bechain, yeh na poocho kyun ya when’ (Fire). So much for ‘international’ appeal.

But musically, it’s obvious that Rajesh Roshan has moved on from the forgettable Krazzy 4 fiasco. Although his experiments with new sounds continue,Kites is original, melodious and deftly produced.

What we like
Zindagi do pal ki is a near-perfect song, and has used sitar wonderfully, to add to its haunting melody.Vishal Dadlani and Suraj Jagan’s growling rendition of Tum bhi ho wahi.

What we don’t like
Dil kyun yeh mera is reminiscent of songs from the composer’s work on earlier Hrithik Roshan-starrers.The cheesy lyrics in Fire.