Aarakshan: Fresh

After the different taste of music we got from Rajneeti, Prakash Jha gives us another experimental album in Aarakshan. He plays it safe by hiring the dependable Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy trio, but also experiments by including a composition from the lyricist Prasoon Joshi. It is commendable that the same album which contains the raunchy ‘Mauka’ also includes the classical and philosophical ‘Kaun Si Dor’. In short, an album worth noting and listening.

Album: Aarakshan (2011)
Music Composers: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Prasoon Joshi
Lyricist: Prasoon Joshi
Album Rating:

Achha Lagta Hai
Singers: Mohit Chauhan and Shreya Goshal
Music Composer: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi

The title of this song reminds me of the evergreen Amit Kumar’s song ‘Bade achhe lagte hain’, but after the song starts playing, I immediately think of ‘Agar Mein Kahoon’ from Lakshya. The song is peppy, romantic and fresh. Mohit and Shreya make a great pair in singing and the lyrics are absolutely hilarious, what with ‘short mein batalao na, seedhe point pe aao na’.

Singer: Raman Mahadevan, Mahalakshmi Iyer and Others
Music Composer: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi

An out and out item song, the typical ‘Sheela’ and ‘Munni’ that we hear, but less raunchy. The highlight of the song is the lyrics (chance pronounced as ‘chanas’). Fast beats, catchy tune – this will be a chart buster in no time.

Kaun Si Dor
Singer: Pt Channulal Mishra and Shreya Goshal
Music Composer: Prasoon Joshi
Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi

And here comes the best part of the album. Prasoon Joshi enters into the composition world and gives us this melodious and philosophical song. Mishra and Shreya get into total classical mood and give us lovely alaaps. I always end up talking about lyrics when it is Joshi’s song – the words make you think and ponder over what life is.

Music Composer: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi

This fast, energetic song is sung by Shankar. Again, english words in the song make this song interesting to listen to. This song so reminds me of the title song of ‘Lakshya’.

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