6 Songs, 36 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

A. R. Rahman’s soundtrack for Mani Ratnam’s 1998 romantic thriller was his third collaboration with the director, and features lyrics by Gulzar. Sukhwinder Singh’s powerful vocals are backed by a chugging-train rhythm in the film's biggest Urdu-language hit, “Chaiyya Chaiyya”, which has since been widely used in TV, film and stage shows. Elsewhere, a Malayalam chorus backs Lata Mangeshkar on the elegant yet angsty “Jiya Jale”, while a smooth, tugging bass line anchors the ardent and intense “Dil Se Re”.

EDITORS’ NOTES

A. R. Rahman’s soundtrack for Mani Ratnam’s 1998 romantic thriller was his third collaboration with the director, and features lyrics by Gulzar. Sukhwinder Singh’s powerful vocals are backed by a chugging-train rhythm in the film's biggest Urdu-language hit, “Chaiyya Chaiyya”, which has since been widely used in TV, film and stage shows. Elsewhere, a Malayalam chorus backs Lata Mangeshkar on the elegant yet angsty “Jiya Jale”, while a smooth, tugging bass line anchors the ardent and intense “Dil Se Re”.

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