Jab Tak Hai Jaan Music Review

What can be a dream romantic Bollywood project? Just Imagine!! Okay… It has to be the iconic and trendsetter Yash Chopra directing the King of Romance Shah Rukh Khan paired opposite today’s topmost leading lady Katrina Kaif. What if the music is composed by the Oscar-winning maestro Allah Rakha Rahman with lyrics from the most gifted writer Gulzar Saab? Well… The dream has come true!!

The association of all these legends has given Yash Chopra’s last souvenir to Bollywood ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’, a multi-dimensional feel. Can the stage get any bigger? The obvious answer to that question will be given on November 13, when this epic saga of undying romance will hit the screens, globally. For now it’s time to check out the much anticipated music album. So without much ado, let’s press the play button on the remote.

Jab Tak Hain JaanChalla: Be it DDLJ, Veer Zaara or RNBDJ, SRK-Yashraj combo has always created magic by exploring the Punjabi flavor and this time it’s no different. ‘Challa’ video is already out and it has created a lot of frenzy all around. Rabbi’s voice is refreshing as it bears uncanny resemblance to his chartbuster ‘Bulla ki Jaana’. Gulzar’s words give a Punjabi folk touch to the song. Its commendable how comfortably Rahman shuffles across different languages and still delivers sheer quality. Chartbuster! (Rating 4/5)

Saans: ‘Saans’ is a soft romantic composition driven by sensuously poetical lyrics. It’s one of the best tracks in the album. The huskier tone of Shreya Ghoshal’s voice oozes up the erotica feel of the song. Mohit Chauhan is average. (4/5)

Ishq Shava: It’s time for a zany dance number now. Rahman provides variety with the use of some interesting musical instruments. Gulzar’s lyrics are in synch with the mood of the song. Shilpa Rao’s vocals are catchy. But the real masterstroke and icing on the cake is to get Raghav Mathur (“Can’t Get Enough” fame) sing this song. The USP of the song is some killer vocals by this Canadian singer. (3.5/5)

Heer: Punjabi feel in the album returns with brilliant Sufi composition ’Heer’ sung by none other than Sufi ki Sultana Harshdeep Kaur. Kaur, fresh from the success of Jugni from Cocktail, takes this huge opportunity with her both hands and she is mesmerizing. The words by Gulzar are equally dreamy. (3.5/5)

Jiya Re: Neeti Mohan, who is a regular now in Rahman’s live shows, gets a chance to sing this groovy number. The melody is catchy, livelier and foot-tapping. Words from Gulzar glorify the feeling of a free bird. (3/5)

Jab Tak Hai Jaan: The title track of the movie is a hauntingly poetic melody by Rahman with some bewitchingly romantic lyrics penned by Gulzar. The song starts off slowly but picks up great pace as it goes on. Another Rahman regular Javed Ali strikes gold with his earthy and highly energetic vocals. He is ably assisted by talented Chennai crooner ShakthiSree Gopalan. (3.5/5)

Saans (Reprise), Ishq Dance and Poem: Saans(Reprise) a much slower and highly situational version of Saans sung again by Shreya. Ishq Dance is an instrumental piece. Jab Tak Hai Jaan poem has been seen and heard in the promo and it has been included in the music album as well in the voice of King Khan.

Overall Verdict – Rating: ★★★½☆

From the pioneers of Romance, we expected at least one romantic evergreen number which will capture the listener’s heart from the word go and stay in his mind for years like Humko Hum hi se churalo, Tujhe Dekha to ye jaana, Tu Hai meri Kiran, Dil To Pagal Hai or Tere Liye Hum bhi Jiye. That is missing.

The album, no doubt, is highly refreshing as is evident from the fact that we see irregular names like Rabbi, Raghav, Harshdeep and Neeti in a mainstream Hindi music album. Visuals will be out of the world to say the least. Songs take time to grow on you and the success of the music will be directly proportional to the film’s success at the ticket window which should not be a tough ask given SRK’s foolproof record with Yashraj Banner.

Get ready for a rocking musical Diwali!!!

Tell us your reviews of JTHJ’s music in the comments section below.

Review by Abhishek Sharma



  • Wat a headache! Utter rubbish, vomit material nausseating songs,. No melody, no love effect, no goosebumps,. was expcting mohabatein, vz. . but wat is dis.. Hav to tak a Disprin..

  • N mind it im not a salman fan, but ARR sir wat is dis.. Even my nephew beating utensils sound better than dis crap!!

  • vry good album..
    1. saans
    2. challa
    3. heer
    4. jthj-title
    5. jiya re
    6. ishq shava
    the album is excellent..and this is an album for those people who has heart & understands music..not for the people who like crap songs like dhinka-chika or son of sardar….i think the songs of JTHJ are relevant to the film’s content & story-line..may be that’s why SURAJ HUA MADHYAM-alike evergreen romantic song is missing 4m the album..anyway,vry touchy lyrics with a combination of soulful music..my rating 4 out of 5..

  • I beleive , this movei will create “Hype” in Bollywood. No doubht. the SRK Charisma is their always. He is the “Best” of allbollywood actors, B’coz, srk is there since 20 continuos years dictating and dominating the industry and he deserves it too. Every body love him throughout, his presence changes the environment of any occasion. Allah Bless him

  • not alike swades and taal but very good and melodious tracks.. Rehman is not tht easy to judge.. so wait for the movie.. they will be really sound good in movie. and lyrics is really good. no doubt about it.

  • some songs are good. Especially i liked the title song and the poem. Srk looks superb. I will give 3/5. Good luck 4 the movie

  • Heer is just superb… And saans is a melodious song in floating voice of mohit and shreya both voice is good to hear . Mohit is maintained good and shreya is awesome in all time:-

    Challa is released as single track.. And guitar played by rahman sir is awesome

    jiya re really suits for anushka . Looks like this song is only made for anushka

    Ishq shava is also sounds good

    and the last but not the least my favorite song jab tak hai jaan title song is just fantastic clean sung by javed ali gud choice of rahman for chosing javed for this song

    overall rating:4.5/5

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  • album f d year…=) rehman has done it again….yashraj + srk + rehman + gulzar wht a combooo man…=D liking dis songs moree aftaa watchin der videos…=)
    its scoree 4/5

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  • In my opinion 1star for jthj and his all song because you can not watch those song with your family . I think SON OF SARDAR should 5 star and all his song are outstanding and presenting today s life style so 5Star song which can you watch with your family. Song are made for public not for critic or singer or big name .

  • AR Rahman is a masterio.. He is the only music director who try to make different types of music for indian music world. Most of his tracks are outstanding. But other music directors are not trying to do verity in music, they only want to make their music hit. So don’t try to postmort ar rahman

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