After acting with Salman Khan in the overtly
mushy 'Lucky – No Time For Love', Sneha
Ullal pairs up with her first co-star's 'chota
bhai' Sohail Khan for an emotional action drama
cum love story, 'Aryan'. A movie about the life
of a young man for whom two things hold most
prominence in his life – his love (Sneha) and
his passion (boxing), the movie has taken quite
a while in the making but is now getting ready
for release with a good promotion to boast of.
With 'Aryan', popular telemarketing
company 'Tele Brands' makes its foray into movie
business with producer Poonam Khubani at the
helm. The movie is written and produced by
Abhishek Kapoor who had an unsuccessful acting
career around a decade back [Uff Yeh Mohabbat]
but now things seem promising with this upcoming
entertainer. Anand Raaj Anand doubles up as a
composer and lyricist and as per him this is one
of the best ever scores by him. Let's check out
the album to see if this is indeed the truth!
Beginning of the album is indeed quite smooth
with a sweet-n-silent arrangement of music
instruments marking a beginning to utterly
romantic 'Janeman'. Shreya Ghoshal is the
one who kick starts the proceedings with her
sweet as honey rendition and as soon as Sonu
Nigam takes over, it’s the time for melody to
flow. Lyrics are quite simple and likeable that
makes this song a decent track to be heard. The
best part about the composition is the smooth
sailing feel to it that comes primarily due to
judicious usage of instruments that never once
sound disturbing at all due to a subdued feel.
When ARA is the person behind a song then it is
but obvious that there would be at least some
dose of Punjabi feel to it and that's the case
here in some of the intermittent lyrics too.
Next to come is 'Ek Look Ek Look' that is
present in as many as three versions.
Interestingly each of them is sung by producer
Poonam Khubani who is given a good helping hand
by ARA himself. First to come is the remix
version that starts off in the same manner
as most of the funky compositions by Pritam do.
Remix by Praful Karlekar is done efficiently
with today's trend of rap-n-reggae forming an
integral part of the song. The composition
overall is in the same style as ARA's score in '
Kaante' where he composed dance tracks with
western arrangements while having an Indian feel
to them. What amazes in the song is the
rendition by Poonam Khubani who doesn't seem to
be singing her first ever song. She has a very
laidback and free-flow way of singing that gives
a different feel to the song. The number has
been shot well too and sounds quite alright
while it is being played. Will it be a
chartbuster? Maybe not, but then hear it on for
some good time-pass. 'Dhol Mix' is the
next one to follow and works better than the
first version due to an authentic 'punjabi'
touch given to it that makes it pretty foot
tapping. Original version comes only in the end
but after hearing the remix and the dhol
version, this one pales a little in comparison.
ARA literally shouts 'Teri Te Me' on your
face at the beginning of the song by the same
title. A rock track (featuring twice in the
album) with a forceful rendition by ARA, this
one is a motivational song about achieving the
impossible and doing whatever it takes to reach
the top. A situational song that should come in
the background when the lead protagonist is
shown to be practicing and getting in shape for
the big battle, it also has Pamela Jain coming
towards the middle of the song. The tone of the
song changes here as the lady love is shown to
be missing her hubby and waiting for him to come
back! Well, this song is only for the movie,
though it should do well there in the narrative.
Ranjit Barot gets into the act to compose a
track all by himself in the shape of
'Unbreakable Theme'. A Hollywoodish style
composition that is written completely in
English, it is certainly going to make one sit
up and take notice due to a varied range of
twists and turns that this track takes. It has
everything from a 'Fast and A Furious' effect to
a bit of 'Enigma' to a bit of soft-pop to
heavy-metal. A good fusion number sung softly by
Bianca and forcefully by Ranjit Barot
alternatively, it is one of the best assemble
numbers to have been churned out in Bollywood
for quite some time. Hear it on – it is the best
composition of the album so far and has an
international look to it!
ARA gets behind the mike once again but this
time goes sober for 'Lamha Lamha'. His
style of rendition reminds one of ' Dil De
Diya Hai' [Masti] and has a similar 'sad'
feel to it. Lyrics are the mainstay of this
number that is again a decent fusion with nice
balance of Indian melody, lyrical feel and
western arrangements (especially the background
vocals). The number has the potential to grow,
just like ' Dil De Diya Hai' if the movie
has a long run since such situational songs do
better after being 'seen' in the movie.
It’s the turn of Shreya Ghoshal to get back in
action with 'Rab Ne Mere', a romantic
duet with Kunal Ganjawala, which doesn't really
break any grounds but treads the path of
traditional love songs. A little differentiating
factor here is that ARA's style of melody is
quite apparent in the tune as it has a
subtle-n-soothing feel to it. Passable at the
As the saying goes, the best is left for the
end, in the form of 'It's A Beautiful Day',
a mushy number with an immense romantic appeal.
An ideal gift for Valentines this season, it
comes just at the right time with sentimental
lyrics by Kumaar creating just the right feel.
Shreya Ghoshal is excellent once again in this
tale about two hearts just being happy in the
company of each other while newcomer Hamza
impresses quite a lot with his rendition.
Overall a number that ends 'Aryan' on a very
'Aryan' is not a bad hear at all, especially for
the youngsters. And yes, Anand Raaj Anand is
right when he says it is one of his best albums
ever. It indeed is!