Music Review: We Are Family (2010)


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We Are Family is the next movie of Dharma Production, or simply said, Karan Johar, directed by Siddharth Malhotra. The movie, which is a remake of Hollywood's Stepmom, also has a song that is based on Elvis Presley's Jailhouse Rock. Here is a review of this typical KJo album composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.



The album starts with a hardcore romantic Aankhon mein Neendein, but the catch is that the song has some peppier sequences too, especially in the very start. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Shreya Ghoshal sing this beautiful piece flawlessly, and hence, even though the song doesn't have much new, it's likeable.

The next song is the one based on Elvis Presley's super popular song of 1957, JailHouse Rock. The song is actually an adaptation where Kajol (Anushka Manchanda's voice), Kareena (Akriti Kakkar) and Arjun Rampal (Suraj Jagan) try to sing the actual JailHouse Rock, but don't really know the words. The song, which was actually a rock and roll piece, sounds not so good, but is very tongue sticking at the same time.

The third song of the We Are Family album, Reham O Karam, sung by Vishal Dadlani and Shankar Mahadevan, is the best of the album. The song has a good touch of rock, and it rocks completely! It has some good music, some great singing and a lovable chorus. On top of it all, the lyrics are good too. Must listen.

Next comes Hamesha and Forever, which is a soft, lyric-based song, sung by Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal. The song is a slow one, and does take quite some time before you actually start loving it. But then Sonu Nigam and Shreya sound really good, and the song seems to have a deep connection with the movie. This one is more of the post-movie listening kind, and for the longer terms.

The next song, sun le dua yeh aasmaan, is a kind of theme, sung by Bela Shende. The song is a very, very slow number, and doesn't really sound that great the first few times. But the thing that gets noted is the limit to which Bela can lift a song on her own. This one is an all-and-all singer's song as there is hardly much playing in the background. Good job by Bela Shende, and something I expect to love while sitting in the cinema. OK, I already 'like' it.

The end happens to be with the We Are Family theme, which is a slow, soft instrumental -- completely as one would expect from KJo and party.

Overall, We Are Family is a good, mostly predictable album, where there is not much new, but certainly some good tracks to listen to. As far as the best of the album is concerned, I would say it's Reham-O-Karam, at least until the movie comes out.

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