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Song Preview :: Jism 2 :: Yeh Jism Hai To Kya

Debutant music director Arko Pravo Mukherjee plays it safe with the dependable sound of the piano in Jism 2’s first song, Yeh Jism Hai To Kya.

Arko Pravo Mukherjee has some seriously high standards to live upto for the following reasons:

1) The music of Jism (by M.M. Kreem), in simple words, achieved cult status. Be it the subtly erotic Jaadu Hai Nasha Hai or the melancholic Awaarapan Banjarapan, M.M. Kreem nailed it.

2) The context of the movie deserves an album which boasts of sensuous, highly passionate tracks with subtle undertones of eroticism. Basically, the music director has a huge canvas. 

3) Mahesh and Pooja Bhatt movies are famous for delivering some of the most iconic hindi tracks heard in the past two decades.

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Coming back to this song, from the looks of it, it rides high on melody. To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of the tune since it evokes a sense of déjà vu – it seems to be a melodious rehash of their previous songs. I love the lyrics by Arko Pravo Mukherjee and Munish Makhija. My belief is – when in doubt, keep it simple – and the musicians seem to agree with this thought. I also love the use of simple instruments such as the piano and violin along with a soft beat. Sample this:

“Yeh jism hai toh kya, Ye rooh ka libaas hai,
Yeh dard hai toh kya, Ye ishq ki talash hai,
Fanaa kiya Mujhe, Ye chahne ki aas ne,
Tarah tarah shikast hi hua.”

Sung by the amazing Ali Azmat (of SayoneeGaraj Baras fame), his voice plays with your head. Just like gravity, you are instantly pulled towards it and you lose yourself in the alternate passionate world created by him. This one is a sure shot winner. I would LOVE to hear an unplugged version of this with just the piano, wouldn’t you?

The Bhatts have hit the bulls eye with this winner of a song and I cannot wait to hear the rest of the album.


Apparantely, this song is loosely inspired by the Turkish track Kayahan Bir Ask Hikayesi. Just when you think you have a beautiful original composition, someone whacks you in the gut with such facts. Check out the Turkish track:

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Stay tuned to for Jism 2’s music review.

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