Yeh tumhari meri baatein

In 2008, when the creative flair of the early 2000s Hindi cinema had all but died down, Farhan Akhtar once again brought us an unexpected film in Rock On!!. Only this time he was not directing, but acting on screen and singing and it was all quite enjoyable. True to its name, the film had a strong soundtrack of rock music, and while they are all good songs, some excellent, the one that always stands out to me is the exquisitely lounge Yeh, tumhari meri baatein. Maybe the religious musical taxonomist would call it ‘soft rock’ or some such. Whatever it qualifies as, it’s beautiful.
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Falak tak chal saath mere

When the film Tashan was released in early 2008, it had everything going for it. Produced by Yash Raj Films, who had been on a roll for quite a while at the time; Some of the biggest, most dependable stars available, Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan; An interesting plot; Music by Vishal-Shekhar, who were just coming off the success of their music for Om Shanti Om. In spite of all that, the film mostly proved to be a disappointment in everything but the music department. Almost all the songs in this film are memorable, but the utterly romantic Falak tak chal saath mere stands out the most.
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