Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Let’s talk music

Let’s talk music. Talking about music is not always music to ears isn’t it? Well, this one’s not so, because this is about the song that will soothe your ears. This is ‘Jane Do Na’, from Cheeni Kum(2007), or can even be ‘Jote Joteyali’ from Geetha (1980). The latest music release, which is actually the re-done verson of the old Kananda song is a very beautiful number. Even as I type in these words, it’s the ‘Jane Do Na’ that is making me do so. The Ilayaraja magic at it’s best I should say. Though few people would like the idea of using the same old tune in the new Amitabh Bachchan starrer, the magic of the music is doubled by the enchanting voice of Shreya Ghoshal. She has that very sweet voice that is needed for this kind of song.
It’s a waste if I end without saying anything about the ‘Jote Joteyali’, It’s a wonderful song, which needs no introduction if one is acquainted with the Kannada songs. The Shankar Nag starrer Geetha is the movie which got the acclamation in those days and the song still a rage in Kannada. It is one of the most requested Kannada songs ever. Ilayaraja’s another tune from ‘Pallavi Anupallavi’ which goes like ‘madhura milana’, which is used as the signature tune for the Idea Mobile. One must have heard Sunidhi singing Nine eight tarara… in the laest commercial by the mobile company.
Back to the Hindi number. ‘Jane Do Na’ has got a sweet voice with Shreya Ghoshal coming in. And Ilayaraj has used new instruments in this composition in comparison with the old version. Plus, the old song was a duet between S P Balasubramaniam and S Janaki. Both were at their best.
All in all, this Ilayaraja magic still works man!

1 comment:

  1. This piece reminds me of our bangladesh trip, just a few weeks back. still makes me laugh, how we spent days on that 'Jaane Do Naa' tune throughout the tour... This experience will remain etched in my mind forever, not only for the proceedings but for a great buddy, called Prdeep... Cheers mate!