Just like Hum Dil De Chuke’s music release, I was waiting very eagerly for this one too. Finally, it released last week, I made a point to grab the audio cd and since then, I have been listening to it, almost whole day.. haha. You must have got the idea about the review from above line. Yes, I loved it..

I don’t know whether I should praise the music director Monty Sharma or the real music director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali..

I know, I know, Sanjay is the director but I consider him as the real music director. Why? Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam – Music by Ismail Darbar – Super Hit Music, Devdas – again, Music by Ismail Darbar – Music was hit too.  Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa – Music by Ismail Darbar – worst music, flop.

The point is, Sanjay Leela Bhansali made him work the way he wanted and got the good music out of him. Same way it could have happen with Monty Sharma too but by this I don’t mean to say that these music directors are bad. But what I am trying to say is, Sanjay’s knows what exactly he wants and how he can take it out from the music directors or actors or be anyone associated with his film.

Okay, enough of praising. Let’s get back on the track.

Saawariya Songs (Track Listing):

  1. Saawariya – Shail Hada
  2. Jab Se Tere Naina – Shaan 
  3. Masha Allah – Kunal Ganjawala, Shreya Ghoshal
  4. Thode Badmash – Shreya Ghoshal 
  5. Yoon Shabnami – Parthiv Gohil
  6. Daras Bina Nahin Chain – Richa Sharma, Shail Hada, Parthiv Gohil
  7. Sawar Gayi – Shreya Ghoshal
  8. Jaan-e-Jaan – Kunal Ganjawala, Shreya Ghoshal
  9. Pari – Kunal Ganjawala
  10. Chhabeela – Alka Yagnik
  11. Saawariya Reprise – Shail Hada

First song, Saawariya by Shail Hada – excellent song, superb lyrics and specially sung very well. I was afraid that the singer might take the song on very high pitch but it was pretty much balanced.

Jab Se Tere Naina by Shaan.. this one is perfect for romantic song, specially if you want to impress you girlfriend. (It worked with mine) haha. It’s so melodious, you feel like singing out loud.. Jab se tera naina… mere naino se lage re… tab se diwana hua, sabse begana hua.. rab bhi diwana lage re…  I should stop now i guess.. haha

I think, I should just sum up the stuff rather than posting my detailed views on each songs.

Masha Allah, though it was sung by Kunal Ganjawala and Shreya Ghosal, the whole credit goes to Kunal (Shreya has nothing much to sing in this one). Thode Badmash, superbly sung by Shreya. Yoon Shabnami was sung pretty well by Parthiv Gohil.

Daras Bina Nahin Chain, Richa Sharma is just amazing here, just superb. This can’t be called as full fledged song but it looks to be used in credits or somewhere in between some sequences. Sawar Gayi by Shreya is another exceptional song in this album. Jaan-e-Jaan sung well by Kunal and Shreya. But if we compare with other songs, it might be that good but yes, I liked it.

Pari, one more by Kunal.. no need to praise him again for his singing abilities. Nice song. Chhabeela by Alka Yagnik, reminds me of songs of era of late 90s with some better music. Good song but nothing great though. Looks like, it might be some introduction song for one of the actresses. (Rani or Sonam)

The last one, Saawariya Reprise is kind of unplugged (or live) version of the song Saawariya. I personally felt Shail went bit over the board in the beginning but things got balanced once the actual song started.

So, overall, I would rate this album [rating:4/5] The songs might not appeal the masses in the beginning but it is like, more we listen.. more we like. I don’t know about others but I have felt in love with this masterpiece and that is what made me write music review after a long time. 🙂