Jodha Akbar Music Review

Alas! The wait comes to an end. The music of the most awaited release of the year ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai is out with splendor and perfection. Director Ashutosh and music director A.R. Rahman have had excellent partnership and produced hit music earlier. And with Jodhaa Akbar, the duo has delivered exceptional scores to resonate in your ears for years to come.

Composed by music maestro A.R.Rahman, Jodhaa Akbar’s music is magical, spectacular, bracing, pleasant and different from the tunes and beats of the contemporary style of music. The tracks are rustic, earthy and definitely pulsating.

The first track Azeem-O-Shaan Shahenshah starts off with roaring horns and booming drums as we are introduced to our emperor Akbar, his power and stature. With the incredible crisp arrangements of 12 different kinds of percussion instruments in the song, A.R has composed a masterpiece and the effect of the song is just wild. The singers Mohammad Aslam, Bony Chakravarty voice’s are just perfect for this score. A.R. Rahman is quiet simply at his best with this song.

The heart-warming romantic track Jashn-e-bahaara is enticing, making you hit the repeat button several times. The slow but richly soothing melodious tunes of string variants and tabla just flows smoothly into your ears as if to ease your soul. Javed Aliís tone of voice blends rightly with the tunes creating a most joyous effect on the ear! Pure unadulterated music – a winner!

Khawaja Mere Khawja is a fabulous qawaali based song sung by the maestro himself. The tunes of harmonium is interwoven with that of the strings producing a sweet harmonic resonance and this coupled with the subdued voice of A.R. Rahman is enthralling.

From praises for the emperor you are taken to the world of two lovers with In Lamhon Ke Daaman Mein. Once again with the soothing tunes of strings interwoven with the beating of drums, the song is dipped in passion and is just breathtaking. Sonu Nigam renders another emotional track with Madhushree providing supporting vocals. The tunes, the voice and the chorus vary in energy with the proceedings and the final outcome is a stunning melody by A.R. This is the best romantic track that proudly tops the charts of JA.

The final track Man Mohana sung by Bela Shende is yet another soft track with tunes like that of a bhajan. Itís is a situational track that might not be pleasing to all but even in this the blending of various instruments is just mind-blowing.

The instrumentals are unique in its form. While Jashn-e-Bahaaraa (Instrumental) concentrates on the flute, Khwaja Mere Khwaja (Instrumental) highlights the oboe. A.R. Rahman is a master indeed.

And how can one forget the lyricist Javed Aktar. The lyrics are very reflective, melodic and catchy. Just the right ingredient to ensure the music is a classic.

Every track in the Jodha Akbar album is a Gem. Donít miss it.

Rating: ★★★★½ Brilliant!

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