The music of Jazbaa, touted as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s comeback vehicle co-starring Irrfan Khan and Atul Kulkarni, seems to be an interesting tale. The trailer failed to live upto the expectations thanks to the cheesy one liners, the filmi punches and Aishwarya’s relentless hamming. This however is all about the music and our verdict is not based on the trailer alone. Here’s our take on the same! WATCH! Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is breathtakingly beautiful on Condé Nast Traveller India cover (Watch video!)
Bandeyaa: Sad, sombre and pensive this number reflects a myriad of moods which tilt towards the situation the lead character is facing. The song is sung by Jubin Nautiyal and composed by Amjad-Nadeem. Jubin’s mellifluous voice and the naturalness of his timbre make this composition soothing. Visually, this number is beautifully shot with Ash standing tall but vulnerable amidst the dilapidated backdrop.
Kahaniya: Sung beautifully by Arko and Nilofer Wani this song is inspiring and highly motivational. The lyrics have been penned by Arko and the number has a thumping tune to it. This song depicts the bond a mother shares with her daughter. It shows Ash sprinting and running for her daughter. Visuals from this song highlight Ash’s fitness regimen and how she stays fit even her 40s. Musically, this number will pump your adrenaline.
Jaane Tere Shehar: Love, longing, loneliness and everything in between this song depicts the conflict of love beautifully. Arko’s vocals and Vipin Anneja’s lyrics express the entire bandwidth nicely. The emptiness one feels when one is in love but can’t attain it is beautifully captured. Irrfan Khan’s droopy eyes says it all. A beautiful number indeed!
Aaj Raat Ka Scene: This club number is a bit of a downer thanks to the feel, the beats and the composition–everything about this song is pretty average. The lyrics remind us any other rap Honey Singh dishes out oh-so-regularly.
Our verdict: It ain’t a bad album at all.
Our Rating: 3.5 out of 5