Ada (Hindi, A R Rahman)

Ishq ada’s free-flowing sufi-tinged music has a trance like charm while Hawa sun’s gentle melody is reminiscent of Rahman’s Taal score. Gumsum sounds like a standard Bollywood product, with minor Rahman’ish twists and Gulfisha, despite the stylish orchestration, just passes muster. The composer croons the best track of the album, the dulcet, Meherbaan. Chitra’s Tu mera hai is very South Indian’ish in its tune and lyrics use, even though the track gets into a ghazal-like structure later on. The melancholy in Hai dard and Milo wahan seems forced and dated. Rahman’s music in Ada is strictly average and minimally involving.

Keywords: Tanvir Ahmad, A.R.Rahman