'Taare Zameen Par' offers simple and melodious music


By Meghna Menon

Album: "Taare Zameen Par"; Music Composer: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Shailendra Barve; Singers: Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa, Amole Gupte, Vishal Dadlani, Shaan, Raman Mahadevan, Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao, Adnan Sami, Bugs Bhargava, Raaj Gopal Iyer, Ravi Khanwilker, Ram Madhvani, Shankar Sachdev, Vivinenne Pocha, Dominique Cerejo, Auriel Cordo and Ananya Wadkar; Ratings: ***

Aamir Khan's directorial venture "Taare Zameen Par" is yet to hit the screen but the film's music has already got the thumbs up by many. With composer trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, lyricist Prasoon Joshi and a vast team of singers on board, the music of "Taare Zameen Par" offers a special treat. A huge bandwagon of singers, including Aamir Khan, sing "Bheja Kum", an out and out rock number with the electric guitar and drums contributing in a big way. The two-minute long track is more of a situational number, which portrays exactly how parents of dyslexic kids would treat them.

"Bum Bum Bole" once again has Aamir, who starts the track. Later Shaan takes over. The composition is basically aimed at the young who would enjoy the fun and joyful vibe.

Another rock piece is "Jame Raho". Vishal Dadlani lends his voice to the song, which is a narrative of a day in a student's life. This track, too, is more of a situational piece and might not gain much success as a commercial one.

Next is "Kholo kholo", which introduces listeners to Raman Mahadevan's impressive voice. "Kholo kholo" has a very pleasing and appealing feel to it and should be enjoyed by the masses.

Another striking number is "Maa". It is all about melody and rhythm. A boy's relationship with his mother is the prime focus of the song and has been successfully portrayed by the composers in a pleasing, musical way.

"Mera jahan" turns out to be a great number. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy take a backseat and allow Shailendra Barve to compose the number that has a slight rock base. While Adnan Sami is the main singer, kids Auriel Cordo and Ananya Wadkar too put in their bit by crooning a few lines in English.

The title track "Taare Zameen Par" is slow with minimal instruments and Shankar Mahadevan's voice doing the works. A wonderful song, it also has Bugs Bhargava, Vivinenne Pocha and Dominique Cerejo.

Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have churned out a feel good album. It may or may not be an out and out commercial success but should definitely make both the makers and the masses a happy bunch.