Sanjeev Leela Bhansali
Maverick film-maker Sanjay Leela Bhansali decides to give his creativity full free reign and takes up baton as the composer. The songs he composes for his film are more like mood-building atmospheric background music-pieces. Contemplation about love and life is the central theme of this album, which seems to be too somber, sedate and self-absorbed for public consumption.
The soundtrack is full of slow, sentimental ballads in different voices such as KK’s Guzaarish, Jaane Kiske Khwaab and Daayen Baayen; Shail Hada’s Tera Zikr and Kah Na Sakoon; Shankar Mahadevan’s Dhundli Dhundli; Kunal Ganjawalla’s Sau Gram Zindagi and Harshdeep Kaur’s Chaand Ki Katori.
Amongst all these numbers, Vibhavari Joshi’s Goan-flavoured romantic track Saiba and Sundihi Chauhan’s Latino-styled dance number Udi make positive impressions.
Despite knowing that this kind of music is hardly ever going to appeal to the masses, Bhansali has shown rare courage to stick to his creative convictions and that fact alone deserves kudos. The art-house crowds are already hailing the album as a landmark one! Well, I don't agree!