Ada – Music Review

Posted by Anandhan Subbiah on May 22, 2008 in Movies, Music4 comments


A.R Rehman is back after a decent gap and he has not disappointed his fans. The focus is on melody and the maestro as usual has spent a lot time on improving the instrumentation and overall quality as it is evident in the final product. This album is for the typical Rehman fan and will not please the rap junkies.

Mehrbaan (A.R Rehman)

Rehman has sung this mesmerizing song. This is sure to become a major hit of 2008. The lyrics of Raqeeb Alam are equally impressive.The song starts with an impressive piano piece before Rehman gets into his groove. There is a bit of the brit group coldplay in the song.

Mehrbaan (Instrumental)

Rehman must have realized that this was the best song in the album and decided to release a Instrumental version of the song. Sanjeev Thomas impresses with his guitar skills.

Ishq Ada (Rashid Ali)

Rashid Ali is another new comer from the A.R Rehman school of music. This is a jazzy song with an impressive rhythm to it. The guitar interlude just flows through the song. Rashid Ali pleads and begs in this song with some sufi influence.

Hawa Sun Hawa (Sony Nigam and Alka Yagnik)

Another impressive melody sung by the extremely talented Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik. Naveen as usual produces magic with his flute. The song reminds me of Rehman from his “Taal” days. Alka takes the song to the next level with her haunting voice.

Gum Sum (Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik)

A rhythmic tabla based song. Rehman has stuck to the same magical pair of Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik) and the end result is another good song. The song is free flowing and pleasant.

Gulfisha ( Sonu Nigam , Sunidhi Chauhan and Viviane)

Sunidhi has always impressed me and this song has only proves that she is a versatile singer. This is a highly stylish song and she has fitted very well into it. Sonu is at his best as usual. The last time I remember Rehman went really wild with the orchestration was the Aiyayo song from Rangeela.

Tu Mera Hai (Chithra , Sukhwinder Singh and Naresh Iyer)

Another impressive song sung by the evergreen Chithra.Sukhwinder gives her good company. Naresh Iyer has become a standard inclusion in all Rehman albums even though he is not utilized to his fullest extent in this musical score. The song changes track and slowly transforms into a Ghazal.

Hai Dard ( Udit Narayan)

A sad song and Udit fits the bill perfectly. Pay close attention to the heavy metal piece and the Arabic interlude in the middle. This is an average song but Udit elevates the song into something much more than that with his soulful rendition.

Ishq Ada ( Parul Mishra)

Parul is another newcomer. I liked this song better than the male version . There is a sense of innocence in Parul’s voice which makes it more natural and refreshing.

Milo Wahan Wahan(Alka Yagnik and Jayachandran)

Another sad song but the sorrow is so meticulously depicted by both the music director and the singers.Jayachandran is a household name in South India but he is an unknown singer in the north . This immensely talented singer sings his heart out in an extremely controlled rendition in this highly melodramatic but melodious song which only Rehman can create.

It has been a while since I have heard an album without heavy orchestration. It is good to hear some melody songs.Rehman’s songs are bound to grow on you and this album is no exception.

I would buy this album.

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  1. nice review. I haven’t heard all the songs yet. Just heard Meherbaan & Ishq Ad (Rashid Ali) version. Meherbaan is mesmerising!!

  2. I absolutely love this album.
    I was just browsing to know some of the new voices, thanks for the info.

    For me, Ishq Ada (Rashid Ali) is the best song. And of course Meherban, this song is going to be huge hit.

  3. Such a wonderful Review,\. In Meherbaan i almost cried …imiting the song with Rahman.

    He is a living legend!

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