Thursday, January 1, 2009

Song by Song: O Raahi Re (Luck By Chance)

Jaag Uthe hain Raaste, O Rahi tere waste
Teri zindagi, tujhse har ghadi, aur har kadam hai ye poochti,
Raahi dekh raha hai tu kya,
Har har disha hai raasta,
Bol tera hai kaunsa rasta..

I don't know whether Shankar Mahadevan keeps the best songs for himself or the songs he sings become the best because of him. I think though the reason cannot be entirely latter, based on lyrics, Shankar surely makes a song worth listening.

And so is 'O Raahi re'.

O raahi re is a slow, soft, touching, philosophical song with some nice lyrics from Javed Akhtar and some soothing music by the Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy trio. And though it's difficult to search for one best part in such a complete song, I'd say it's the lyrics of the song and Javed Akhtar deserves accolades for that once again.

The song starts well as Shankar starts rendering slowly without any instruments in the background. After one line, light music starts pouring in, coming to a full-fledged soft beat song by the end of the first para and proceeds almost with the same down-up movements.

The only disapointing thing in the song is the length of the song which is a bit too short for such a soft and slow number. The barely four and half minute song could be easily extended to six minute one without making it too lengthy.

Still, the song is a really good number and surely worth listening. Make sure you listen to it if you haven't already.

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