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Bhansali's Saawariya is high on melody and music

The title track Saawariya is an amazing number that gets you humming along and so is the rest of the album.
IANS | By Meghna Menon, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2007 11:58 AM IST

Album:Saawariya;
Music Director: Monty Sharma, Sanjay Leela Bhansali;
Lyricist: Sameer, Nusrat Badr;
Singers: Alka Yagnik, Shail Hada, Richa Sharma, Parthiv Gohil, Shreya Ghoshal, Kunal Ganjawala, Shaan;
Ratings: ***

Many music lovers have been looking forward to the soundtrack of Saawariya because the music of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's films is usually appealing. And this time too the songs of Saawariya seem to be high on melody and music.

Chabeela comes in as a pleasant surprise for a couple of reasons including the fact that Alka Yagnik has rendered a song after a long time. Composed by Monty Sharma, the music compliments Alka's voice beautifully, making it a very likeable track.

Next is Darasbinanahinchain. It is a classical piece of music, which doesn't end up being boring. Richa Sharma does an amazing job with the vocals and so do Parthiv Gohil and Shail Hada who accompany her in this number. It may pick up after the release of the film.

Jaan-e-jaan is average. However, Shreya Ghoshal and Kunal Ganjawala don't disappoint.

Jabseterenaina is high on romance which is a true Snajay Leela Bhansali composition. Sung by Shaan, who usually does justice to romantic numbers, the music of Jab se... is a good effort.

Another fabulous piece is Masha-Allah. Similar to the melodious love songs that used to come out earlier in the 1980s, this song too retains a high dose of melody entwined with noteworthy renditions by Kunal Ganjawala and Shreya Ghoshal. It's the kind of song where one would just like to sit back and enjoy the music.

As the name suggests, Pari is a complete fairytale sort of a track. It is a lovely romantic song that has melody, rhythm, serene instrumental music and beautiful vocals.

The title track Saawariya is an amazing number that gets you humming along. Shail Hada, who renders this piece, is going to be flooded with offers for singing after the sure-shot success of this track.

Sawargayi is a moderate number, which would have turned out to be a hit if it were included in an album where most of the tracks disappoint. But while most of the numbers in Saawariya impress, Sawargayi is not up to the mark. Shreya too could have done better.

Bhansali adorns the cap of a music director by composing Thodebadmash. As an individual audio piece, it would in no way rake in any money or popularity. So, we're only left to see whether it suits the situation in the movie.

YoonShabnami is an okay number with Parthiv Gohil behind the vocals.

Almost all the songs in the soundtrack of Saawariya are high on melody and music entwined with poetic lyrics.

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