By Hindustan Times
Music: AR Rahman
Lyrics: Various artistes
The soundtrack of Jab Tak Hai Jaan begins with Challa, a song that has elicited a wide range of reactions ever since its video released
on YouTube two weeks ago. Keeping aside the jarring visuals of Shah Rukh Khan clumsily strumming the guitar, the song — a simplistic acoustic rock track — doesn’t disappoint. It may not come across as a typical, grand AR Rahman production, but singer Rabbi nails it with his distinctive vocals.
Saans doesn’t belong to this era at all. Save for the grand orchestral instrumentation, the tardy love ballad, which still seems to be stuck in the ’90s, doesn’t hold its own. Shreya Ghoshal’s extreme lilts on ‘saans mein teri..saaaaaans mili toh’ and the obsolete dafli might get under the skin of even the most patient listeners.