Jab Tak Hai Jaan: A Romantic Soundtrack by A.R. Rahman
Jab Tak Hai Jaan is a 2012 Indian romantic drama film directed by Yash Chopra and starring Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. The film was Chopra's last directorial venture before his death in 2012. The film's music was composed by the legendary A.R. Rahman, who collaborated with Chopra for the first time.
The soundtrack album of Jab Tak Hai Jaan consists of nine songs, featuring the vocals of Shreya Ghoshal, Mohit Chauhan, Rabbi Shergill, Harshdeep Kaur, Neeti Mohan and Javed Ali. The lyrics were penned by Gulzar, who also wrote the dialogues for the film. The album was released on 9 October 2012 by Yash Raj Music.
The album received critical acclaim from music critics, who praised Rahman's versatility and experimentation. The songs were also well-received by the audience, who appreciated the blend of contemporary and traditional sounds. The album was a commercial success, topping the charts in India and abroad. The album won several awards, including the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director for Rahman and the Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist for Gulzar.
Some of the popular songs from the album are:
Challa: A lively song sung by Rabbi Shergill, featuring Shah Rukh Khan as a street musician in London. The song has a folk-rock feel and showcases Rahman's fusion of genres.
Saans: A romantic duet sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Mohit Chauhan, featuring Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif as lovers. The song has a soft melody and a soothing orchestration.
Ishq Shava: A dance number sung by Shilpa Rao and Raghav Mathur, featuring Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif as they groove to the beats in a club. The song has a catchy hook and a vibrant rhythm.
Heer: A soulful song sung by Harshdeep Kaur, featuring Anushka Sharma as a documentary filmmaker in Ladakh. The song is based on a Punjabi folk tale and has a haunting quality.
Jiya Re: A cheerful song sung by Neeti Mohan, featuring Anushka Sharma as she explores life with Shah Rukh Khan. The song has a peppy tune and a positive vibe.
Jab Tak Hai Jaan is a soundtrack that celebrates love, life and music. It is a testament to the genius of A.R. Rahman and the legacy of Yash Chopra.The album also features two instrumental tracks, Jab Tak Hai Jaan - The Poem and Jab Tak Hai Jaan - The End. The former is a recitation of a poem by Shah Rukh Khan, written by Aditya Chopra, the son of Yash Chopra. The poem expresses the theme of eternal love and sacrifice. The latter is a tribute to Yash Chopra, featuring a montage of his films and a voice-over by Shah Rukh Khan.
The album was also released in a special collector's edition, which included a DVD with the making of the songs and a booklet with the lyrics and trivia. The album was also available for digital download on various platforms.
Jab Tak Hai Jaan is an album that will remain in the hearts of music lovers for a long time. It is a masterpiece by A.R. Rahman and a fitting farewell to Yash Chopra. 248dff8e21