Music Review: Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna

June 20, 2006

Karan Johar's brand of glycerin is soon to smash theaters near you. No matter how much I may sound smashing his movies I seem to fall in love with each one of them everytime! Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna seems to be another promising one. The music for the film is finally out. The music has been a much awaited release after Kal Ho Na Ho.

The songs for Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna have been composed by the Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy trio. The music features seven songs in all. A usual mix of slow, smooth and catchy songs with a trademark Karan Johar film music touch makes up this album.

Track List

1. Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna - Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik
2. Mitwa - Shafqat Amanat Ali, Shankar Mahadevan, Caralisa
3. Where's The Party Tonight - Shaan, Vasundhara, Loy, Shankar
4. Tumhi Dekho Naa - Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik
5. Mitwa Revisited - Shafqat Amanat Ali, Shankar Mahadevan, Caralisa
6. Rock 'N Roll Sohniye - Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan, Mahalaxmi
7. Farewell Trance - Shweta Pandit, Caralisa

The album starts off with the title track Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna which does feel like the old melodious Kal Ho Na Ho tune. At some point within the song you do get that old same thing feeling. The song is sung beautifully by Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik and you'll start humming it by the second time you play this song.

The next track Mitwa is a really smooth lovable track. Simple and clear lyrics make the track worth listening again and again.

The following track is a dance number. Where's the party tonight reminds me of It's the Time to Disco from Kal Ho Na Ho. This was has a different tune to it though not as appealing but worth satisfying to your ear drums! I can bet the picturization for this one would be worth watching and I hope they make Abhishek and Rani dance on this one!

Ouch! There's just one party song as I move to the next song. Another slow smooth one. Tumhi Dekho Na is one of my favourites in the entire album. Sonu Nigam weaves his magic once again with Alka Yagnik. Awesome lyrics and you just can't stop repeating the track but then fear the player might burn the CD with all the heat around!

The next track simply recycles Mitwa and is titled Mitwa Revisited. So this one is the same track but with more beats attached to it. It sounds better than the original version of the song. Oh! Did I mention there's just one party number in this one? Here's a surprise! There's another catchy track Rock N Roll Sohniye. It's sung by Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan and Mahalaxmi. Now this track reminds me of Pretty Woman from Kal Ho Na Ho. At some point I think I might just be listening to Kal Ho Na Ho only! The song isn't very special but I guess Karan Johar's way of picturizing the song will make this one stand out as well!

The final closing track Farewell Trance is an instrumental. Even this one is worth listening!

On the whole the album is worth the money spent on it. The music meets the expectations from a Karan Johar flick. You will relate it with Kal Ho Na Ho's music while you listen it for the first time. Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna passed the music test for me and now I hope it also passes the three hour visual test.

So don't wait! Head for the nearest store and buy the CD now!

Harry is a 20 year old engineering student, a freelancer, a weird techy, a creepy lover, a good cook, a blood thirsty human being with a brain factory that spits out opinions that hardly make any sense. Just like the previous line....
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June 20, 2006
12:12 PM

nice music. loved mitwa!

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