Karim Khan (khaki_29uk) wrote in desi_beats,
Karim Khan

06-10-2006: Umrao Jaan [1981] [2006]

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Both films are based on the 1905 Urdu novel 'Umrao Jaan Ada', written by Mirza Mohammed Haadi Ruswa, and though the latter is not a remake of the former comparisons will almost certainly be made [esp. in regards to the scores, as the 1981 version, rightly so, has some of the most memorable numbers in filmi history].

Umrao Jaan [2006] - Salaam Promo 2.avi
00:37secs; 336x160; 3.00MB; 2006
Urdu-Hindi|Filmi|Light Ghazal

Album|Film: Umrao Jaan [2006]; 256kbps; 30-09-2006
Album Rating: ★★★¾
Urdu-Hindi|Filmi|Light Ghazal

The album is definitely a grower with 'Salaam' probably being the most memorable track on there - I imagine it'll become even more so with the accompanying mujra performance.

The lyrics are solid throughout, but what else would you expect from Javed Akhtar, and the compositions aren't bad either. Anu Malik does capture the mood and ambiance of the time, but did he really need to release Animal Malik on us? My word, she should to be put down!

Overall, the music isn't bad, but it still doesn't measure up to Khayyam's original. Saying that I am still very much looking forward to the film.

01 - Alka Yagnik - Ek Toote Hue Dil Ki.mp3 ★★★★
2:01secs; 3.70MB

02 - Javed Akhtar - A Foreword.mp3
0:40secs; 1.24MB

03 - Alka Yagnik - Salaam.mp3 ★★★★★
5:35secs; 10.24MB

04 - Alka Yagnik - Pehle Pehel.mp3 ★★★★★
5:57secs; 10.89MB

05 - Alka Yagnik & Sonu Nigam - Bekha Diya Hamein.mp3 ★★★★
6:16secs; 11.50MB

06 - Alka Yagnik - Jhoot Azaam.mp3 ★★★★
6:39secs; 12.18MB

Download the rest of the album here: YSI: Umrao Jaan [2006] - Various Artists.zip
07 - Alka Yagnik - Main Na Mil Sakoon Jo Tumse.mp3
08 - Alka Yagnik - Pooch Rahe Hain.mp3
09 - Richa Sharma - Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya.mp3
10 - Anmol Malik - Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya.mp3; 41.9MB

- notably, Shabana Azmi's mother, Shaukat Kaifi, also portrayed Madame Khanum Jaan in the original version of the film

YSI: Umrao Jaan [1981] - In Aankhon Ki Masti.mpg ★★★★★
5:23secs; 352x240; 54.5MB; 1981

YSI: Umrao Jaan [1981] - Dil Cheez Kya Hai.mpg ★★★★★
5:38secs; 352x240; 57.2MB; 1981

Album|Film: Umrao Jaan [1981]; 256kbps; 1981
Album Rating: ★★★★★

Download the complete album here: YSI: Umrao Jaan [1981] - Various Artists.zip
01 - Asha Bhosle - Dil Cheez Kya Hai.mp3
02 - Talat Aziz - Zindagi Jab Bhi.mp3
03 - Asha Bhosle - In Aankhon Ki Masti.mp3
04 - Jagit Kaur - Kahe Ko Byahi Bides.mp3
05 - Asha Bhosle - Justuju Jiski Hai.mp3
06 - Asha Bhosle - Yeh Kya Jagah Hai Dosto.mp3
07 - Asha Bhosle - Jab Bhi Milti Hai.mp3
08 - Shahida Khan - Jhoola Kinne.mp3
09 - Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Runa Parshad & Shahida Khan - Pratham Dhar Dhyan [Raag Mala].mp3; 73.6MB
Umrao Jaan releases on the 3rd November 2006.
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