Music review: Ghajini (Hindi – A R Rahman)

Guzarish is silky smooth no doubt, what with Javed’s adept vocals…but the tune lacks the finesse associated with a Rahman track, particularly in the antara-mukhda bridges, while Aye bachu and Latoo are astonishingly pedestrian, straight out of Lakeer’s original tracks inventory. Kaise mujhe is no better, Benny belting out the pathos drowsily and Shreya saving the day, half-heartedly. Behka definitely starts off with promise, Karthik in great form – but the medley’ish middle portion is plain appalling. Any other day this may sound like blasphemy, but Harris’ score for the original Ghajini – despite the obnoxious X-machi and Rahatulla – was better!

Keywords: Aamir Khan, Asin, Jiah Khan, Ghajini Hindi, Gajini