Ho Mann Jahaan – Musically Thhaa Mann Kahaan?
Ho Mann Jahaan is the most awaited movie of Pakistan. The movie Ho Man Jahaan is (so far) confirmed for the worldwide release on 1st January 2016. The Music of Ho Mann Jahaan has recently released. The director of HMJ, Asim Raza, looked and sounded very confident about the music of the movie at the Press Meet-up of Teaser Launch and Trailer Launch of Ho Mann Jahan. As the music is out, here’s the music review of entire album of Ho Mann Jahaan. Let’s explore:
Vocals: Jimmy Khan
Baarish, as the name of the track suggests should be soothing and melodious, but it’s in fact a storm to ears. Music and lyrics are average whereas the vocals are terrible. Amateurs sing way better than how Jimmy sang Baarish. I wouldn’t even listen to this one, if it’s the only song I had to listen.
Song: Dil Kare
Vocals: Atif Aslam
Dil Kare is very nice track sung by Atif Aslam. This particular track is a “not-so-typical” Atif style. It impresses its listeners, hands down. Music is good; lyrics are just okay.
Song: Dil Pagla
Vocals: Zebunnisa Bangash
Music is good as fusion, lyrics has room for improvement. As far as vocals are concerned, Bangash lacks the feeling and emotions to go with the lyrics.
Vocals: Zoheb Hasan & Zebunnisa Bangash
Yes, Dosti is the same track that is one of the best friendship anthems of Indo-Pak since 80’s. Dosti is nicely sung by ageing Zoheb Hasan (a lot better than what listeners witnessed in Coke Studio’s Zara Chehra Toh Dikhao). On the contrary, Bangansh sparks in this one and reminds us of the Pop Queen of Pakistan (Late) Nazia Hasan. The saving grace of this song could be Zoheb’s calculated vocals and golden memories associated with this song. By the way, original is still far better than the reprise. It still has the “Kick”.
Song/Qawwali: Ghar Nari
Vocals: Abu Muhammed & Farid Ayaz
This qawali starts brilliantly, but it goes weaker and weaker with every passing second. Enough said.
Song: Khush Piya Wassen
Vocals: Tina Sani
No one can imagine Tina Sani’s vocals not hitting the right chords but in Ghar Nari, one does feel that the music is weak and lyrics could be worked upon a little more. The song starts really well but drags very soon. Tina Sani deserved better treatment. “Khush Piya Wassen” would only be liked by hardcore listeners of this particular language.
Song: Mann Kay Jahaan
Vocals: Zebunnisa Bangash
Guitar is good – a must mention. The song grows on listeners. Zebunnisa Bangash is actually the voice of new age Pakistani music, but if you talk about being melodious and lyrical, she needs to work extra hard on those grounds. Mukhda of the title track is very good, unfortunately antaras aren’t.
Song: Sarak Sarak
Vocals: Mai Dhai
Not for mass listeners. Enough Said!
Song: Shakar Wandaan
Vocals: Asrar Shah
Vocals, music and lyrics are all weak. Easily passable!
Final Verdict – Ho Mann Jahaan Music:
Ho Mann Jahaan had tall claims regarding its music but unfortunately it falls short miserably to make a mark. Now, all eyes are trained on its worldwide release; let’s hope the movie manages to entertain all its viewers and not just a segmented audience.