After the global musical successes of Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham and Kabhie Alvida Na Kehna, Sony Music Entertainment (India), the largest multinational and third largest music company in India, is proud to release the soundtrack of one of this year’s most highly anticipated Indian motion pictures, My Name is Khan, an epic romantic drama with global appeal.
Continuing to redefine rules of music marketing, Sony Music Entertainment (India) is again at the forefront of creating a unique and scintillating musical experience for the global South Asian Diaspora and mainstream listeners alike.
My Name is Khan, is directed by Karan Johar and reunites megastar Shah Rukh Khan – named by Time magazine as “the world’s biggest movie star” – and one of India’s finest actresses Kajol for the first time in eight years, deals with the bold subject of an unconventional hero – Rizvan Khan (Shah Rukh Khan) an Islamic man with an Asperger’s Autism Disorder – and his journey into a foreign country to win back the love of his life, as he overcomes obstacles and demonstrates humanity and love. Together the three have ruled the international box office taking Indian cinema to unsurpassed heights and My Name is Khan is expected to be soar in the same way.
The music is directed by one of India’s most accomplished musical trios, the critically acclaimed Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy who have collectively delivered some of the most hummed and danced to tracks from India, many of which are award-winning.
The musical composition of the soundtrack reflects the myriad hues of the film, interspersed with human emotions as it identifies the significance of a prevailing story of love, life, tribulations and tragedy. The Sufi flavoured music soiree consists of six songs that are soul-stirring. This ‘must hear’ album features some of the most renowned vocals across the Sub-Continent including that of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shafqat Amanat Ali, Adnan Sami, Richa Sharma, Shreya Ghoshal, and Rashid Ali, Shankar Mahadevan adding to the earthiness of tracks. Over 20 minutes of the film is set only to music.
In commenting on the music release of the soundtrack for My Name is Khan, Shridhar Subramaniam, Managing Director, Sony Music Entertainment, India says: “Our decade old relationship with Dharma Productions & Karan Johar now has one more jewel. “MY NAME IS KHAN” is set to be another classic soundtrack that will live on in our collective consciousness for a long time. We are very proud of this album and determined to make the world enjoy it.”
The music soundtrack for My Name is Khan is now available nationwide from local stores, Amazon.com and downloadable from iTunes.
Karthik from Milliblog gives us the 100 word review of My Name Is Khan (Shankar Ehsaan Loy)
Sajda is exceptionally lilting; the combination of Rahat, Shankar and Richa Sharma works brilliantly. Tere naina follows a by-now-familiar, trio-template tune, but still makes for beautiful listening – Shafqat’s singing and a remarkable chorus.
Rashid Khan’s pious Allah hi rahem is barely functional while Suraj Jagan and Shankar Mahadevan recreate the Rock On magic in Rang De, with its amiable rock sound. Noor-e-khuda is clearly the soundtrack’s best, with Adnan and Shreya joining Shankar in a tune that navigates from lovely pop to bewitching, tabla-driven portions; the chorus, in particular, is extraordinary. Solid start to the year, by the trio!