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Gaana of the week…….

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Jaan-E-Mann was a very different film and told in a very novel fashion. The use of colour and visuals is very impressive though the plot seemed cliched. The movie suffered more than it should have for being pitted against SRK‘s ‘Don‘ for a Diwali/Eid release. Anu Malik however did a good job with the music dept and the movie is remembered for Akshay Kumar‘s comic timing. This song in particular stands out for me and is shot in very interesting angles, the waltzing shadow dancers give it that extra punch. Sonu Nigam I feel has given Anu Malik his best songs and ‘Ajnabi Shehar’ one also lines up among those forgotten and neglected melodies. Priety Zinta looks as fresh as a daisy and Salman Khan gives us one of his rare and restrained performances. Watch the film at least once if you haven’t, for this guy Shirish Kunder has a future…..

Lyrics Below:

Ajnabi shehar hai
ajnabi shaam hai
zindagi ajnabi kya tera naam hai
ajeeb hai ye zindagi ye zindagi ajeeb hai
ye milti hai bicharti hai bicharke phir se milti hai
Ajnabi shehar hai
ajnabi shaam hai

aap ke bagair bhi humein
meeti lagein udasiyaan
kya ye aap kaa aap kaa kamaal hai
shayed aapko khabar nahi
hil rahi hai paaon ki zameen
kya ye aap ka aap kaa kheyaal hai
ajnabi shehar mein zindagi milgayi
ajeeb hai ye zindagi ye zindagi ajeeb hai
mein samjha tha kareeb hai ye auron ka naseeb hai
Ajnabi shehar hai
ajnabi shaam hai

baat hai ye ek raat ki
aap badalon pe letey the
hmm woh yaad hai aapne bulaya tha
sardi lag rahi thi aapko
patli chandi lapetey the
aur shaan mein khowaab ke sulaya tha
Ajnabi thi sahi saans mein silgayi
ajeeb hai ye zindagi ye zindagi ajeeb hai
mere nahi ye zindagi rakeeb ka naseeb hai


Written by maxdavinci

February 24, 2008 at 1:32 am

10 Responses

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  1. I didn’t like the movie Jaan-E-Mann and it’s songs.

    me: fair enough, this for some reason caught my fancy!

    Reviews on Bollywood films

    February 25, 2008 at 12:24 am

  2. decent movie, but dontcha think across the windows, mere saamne wale khidki mein romance is passe and cliche?!

    me: you have a point there…

    Hakuna Matata

    February 29, 2008 at 2:56 am

  3. Hey, are we not done with this “Gaana of the week” concept already?

    me:didn’t get ya!

    Arun sundar

    March 5, 2008 at 11:17 am

  4. Hey max! long time!
    yup its a decent movie. As much as I hate to admit it, Akshay kumar is acting quite well these days. I’d love to know where Anuu Malick lifted the song from though. It’s way above his league.


    March 5, 2008 at 3:09 pm

  5. I meant ‘enough of this gaana of the week’. It is ok to see what u select as ‘gaana of the week’, but then I come to u’r blog to read than to find what is your selection for the week. Maybe u can write too in addition to this gaana of the week posts.

    Just a humble thought.

    Arun sundar

    March 6, 2008 at 10:41 am

  6. No, I meant I come here to read what u write than to see what u’r selection is for the week. Though this ‘gaana of the week’ is nice, it’d be great if you can write too in addition to these selections.

    Just a humble thought.

    me: aww feels so goo that someone actually reads my stuff! Thank you sir!

    Arun sundar

    March 6, 2008 at 10:47 am

  7. Hello.. what happened? Gone into hibernation?


    March 12, 2008 at 11:54 am

  8. Yo…deserted this blog eh? 🙂


    March 31, 2008 at 5:45 am

  9. yes…This is one of the different move that i have seen. And the song is awesome.

    Thanks for the useful info.


    April 3, 2008 at 11:56 pm

  10. somebody was remarking that the music was actually done by Ilayaraja’s nephew who worked for Anu Malik in this movie as an assistant, nevertheless, the songs were brilliant.


    July 23, 2008 at 6:38 pm

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