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CD/Cassette on shelf : Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai

A still from Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai

A still from Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai  

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Saregama, Rs. 170

To hold the audio CD of Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai, produced by Ashim Samanta, is to be transported back to the past. The protagonists Aditya Samanta and Nazia Hussain are the grandson of Shakti Samanta and the grandniece of Nargis Dutt respectively. Moreover, the film itself borrows its name from a song from Kati Patang, directed by Shakti Samanta.

The film tells the story of two young people who love each other but are trapped in families that have nurtured enmity for each other over generations.

In the track listings, one finds mention of the Late Anand Bakshi. His lyrics have been used in a song called “Pyar Karna Na Tha” which appears twice in the form of solo renditions by Mohit Chauhan and Shreya Ghoshal.

Anu Malik, the music director of the film, has also collaborated with lyricists Kausar Munir and Faaiz Anwar Qureshi. During the audio release last month, Malik acknowledged that the sound of the film does not aspire to the quirk or distinctiveness that has lately become the norm in Bollywood music. It harks back, instead, to the melodies of the past. This quality is evident, for instance, in the aforementioned songs and also in “Naina Thak Thak Haare” by Roop Kumar Rathod which characteristically evokes desertion. Anu Malik’s daughter Anmol supports Neeraj Shreedhar in Big Fat Indian Wedding, reminiscent of the energy of Sadi Gali from Tanu Weds Manu.

The song also uses the Hinglish idiom. It is, in fact, a consistent feature of Anu Malik’s music, and has been used in the three remaining songs as well, including, most generously, in “Angel My Angel” by Sonu Nigam and Alisha Chinai. The soundtrack is completed by “Tere Bina Jee Na Lage” sung by Mohit Chauhan and Suzanna Demello and “Kyon? Kyon?” by Shaan and Shreya Ghoshal. These convey the longing (“I wanna be in your arms, I need you, I am so alone, I am all alone”) and age old befuddlements of love respectively (“Dil kyun dhadakta hai kyun kyun kyun”).

The film is set for release on August 3, 2012.

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