By Abid, Glamsham Editorial
DIL SE, GURU, RAVAN, DILLI 6, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, etc, the Rahman-Gulzar combo has always worked magic. The maestro's spellbinding melodies and the master craftsman words has worked together in tandem and created music that has been loved by all. So when the two came together to create music for king of romance, SRK's then untitled project, directed by none other than veteran director Yash Chopra , naturally expectations rose sky high.
For the uninitiated, it was us way back during last December (2011) when we had informed our patrons about the first song of the now titled, JAB TAK HAI JAAN. It was confirmed by none other than Gulzar Sahab himself who had revealed that they had already finalised the first song and that Yash Chopra is ecstatic with the result.
Even though the first song promo has not yet been revealed, but when we saw the superb promo of JTHJ, unleashed to tumultuous response, just a few days back, we could hear some scintillating music that accompanied the wonderful, yet simple to comprehend poetry narrated by lead actor, Shah Rukh Khan.
The soothing and highly refreshing background notes of 'santoor', the folk instrument of Jammu and Kashmir, is adding to the air of romance.
Just to inform our patrons, Pandit Shiv Prasad Sharma, the exponent of 'santoor', who has worked with Yash Chopra (along with Hari Prasad Chaurasia, as Shiv-Hari), in films like SILSILA, CHANDNI, LAMHE, DARR etc and enthralled music lovers all over the world with some classy works (though the composer here is Rahman). And since a major portion of JTHJ has been shot extensively in Kashmir we do expect some lovely refreshing music, courtesy 'santoor'.
One can also hear contemporary, modern music with violin, guitar and other western instruments in the background, that sets up the highly charged drama to perfection and it's an insight for wonderful things to come.
Well, let's just wait for 'the' day when the album of JAB TAK HAI JAAN releases, as per sources in the first week of next month, and we are sure that the audio will surely meet the humongous expectations of the audience!