Thursday October 28, 2010

Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey (Music review), Hindi – Sohail Sen

Posted by Karthik

Yeh des hai has a strong Rahman whiff and works quite well! Nain tere whips up a decent Bong feel, but is a bit too simplistic, while Sohail gets it right in Sapne saloney, a strikingly pensive melody with wonderful vocals. The anthemic title song and Vande Mataram by Cine Singers Association Chorus Group are fittingly rousing and marvelously arranged! The background pieces, all seven of them, carry forward that proficient orchestration (courtesy, Simaab Sen) and are the soundtrack’s true surprise – highly imaginative and expressive! Sohail Sen takes a giant leap forward in Khelein Hum… after a tepid debut!

Keywords: Sohail Sen, Simaab Sen, Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Ashutosh Gowariker

PS: Since the background pieces (programmed and arranged by Simaab Sen) are the soundtrack’s highlight, it’d be unfair to not list them – but that self-imposed 100 word limit will go for a toss if I do so, within the review. So, here goes – the first 2 are my personal favorites πŸ™‚

01. Long Live Chittagong
02. The Teenagers Whistle
03. Surjya’s Sorrow
04. Vande Mataram
05. The Escape
06. Naiyn Tere (Sad version, By Pamela Jain)
07. Revolutionary Comrades



  • Is the soundtrack really good, or you are in a good mood today due to some reason? πŸ˜‰

    • milliblog

      It *is* good πŸ™‚ Not 200-good, but definitely good!

      • Agree. If goodness is counted by words, it’s not 200-good, but it IS good, and may deserve 200 the other way, for making almost 2 albums of 100. πŸ˜›

  • tejas

    Bong sound as in ‘bong’, ‘bong’ or ‘Bong’? πŸ˜€

    • milliblog

      Bong…as in Bengali πŸ˜‰

      • Jaydeep

        Thanks for clarifying…I was like from a sugary sound (in Whats Your Raashi) to a Bong sound..thats indeed a giant leap forward. πŸ™‚

  • Awesome one. Its difficult to score for films of this genre. I thought only Rehman can do it well and Anu Malik to some extent in those J.P.Dutta films. But this one is a pleasant surprise. What’s You Rashee had some nice songs but this one is quite full proof.

    PS:- I was seriously expecting a 200 here. Cant stop listening to the instrumental pieces since the morning, πŸ™‚

  • The album is amazing. The title is awesome with excellent arrangements. The title track tune has been used in the instrumentals too and it works big time with again some excellent arrangements by Sohail Sen. Great work by Sohail Sen. ARR is known as the expert of period films and now Sohail Sen joins the list. Waiting to see this movie from AG.

  • Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey Music Review

    On the whole, KHJJS is different from What’s Your Raashee, this has got some more serious songs, and some awesome instrumental works. Sohail Sen and Simaab Sen, you rock!!

    To read more, visit

  • Cheating! When I was finished with my review, the first thing I wanted to see how you could finish this one in 100 words, but u didn’t write the whole thing. bad bad! πŸ˜‰

    • milliblog

      LOL πŸ™‚

  • Nain tere sligthly sounds like ghoomprani from bose the forgotten hero..nice composition though

  • simaab

    A big big thanks to karthik and all the commenters on the post! Extremely delighted to see people keeping notes of programming and arrangements! We usually miss the part πŸ˜‰ Woke up to see this as my first review for the music of KHJJS! Will convey your likes to Sohail.. Again a bigggggggg thanks to all..RegardsSimaab Sen

    • milliblog

      Simaab: Considering they were background pieces we are discussing, besides the tune, I’m sure a huge chunk of work is performed by programmers and arrangers. So, it’s only fair that a review single them out too, for praise.

  • Awesome work by Sohail Sen!! The instrumentals are very nice. Hats off to Sohail Sen and Simaab Sen. I just have a question.. why is Suresh Wadkar credited for the title track?? I can only hear chorus in that song.

    • milliblog

      It’s actually Suresh Wadkar Ajivasan Music Academy chorus.

      • ohh my mistake πŸ™‚

      • ohh my mistake πŸ™‚

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  • karthik, i revisited your Whats your rashee review. Do you still mantain that you didnt like sohail sen’s voice? Do you change your opinionon the soundtrack?
    I thought whats your rashee was maybe 2nd or 3rd best album after dev d in 2009.
    Did sohail sen’s vocals bug you in this album? he has sung quite a few here also.

    • Actually the tunes were wonderful, at least in some of the songs….wht kind of struck me as inadequate were the vocals on some of them and the overall arrangement….the final product often didn’t sound as good as the basic tune itself e.g I think it shud hv been someone like Sonu for ‘jaao na’

      • Jaydeep

        I agree with your views on WYR. Don’t you think its exactly opposite this time around ? While arrangements & vocals are upto the mark, tunes are a let down. They are not bad at all & might gel superbly with the situations, but still are largely predictable.

  • Which album are u alluding to wen u say tepid debut?

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