Rockstar (soundtrack)

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Rockstar
Soundtrack album by A. R. Rahman
Released 30 September 2011
Recorded 2010–2011
Panchathan Record Inn and AM Studios, Chennai
A R Studios, Mumbai
Nirvana Studios, Mumbai
Panchathan Hollywood Studio, Los Angeles
Genre Feature film soundtrack, Indian conventional music, soft rock, sufi music, Gujarati folk, punjabi folk, qawwali
Length 1:06:21
Language Hindi
Label T-Series
Producer A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman chronology
127 Hours
(2010)
Rockstar
(2011)
Ekk Deewana Tha
(2012)

Rockstar is the soundtrack album, composed by A. R. Rahman, to the 2011 Hindi musical film of the same name, directed by Imtiaz Ali, and starring Ranbir Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri in the lead roles. The film also stars Shammi Kapoor, who makes his last silver screen appearance in the film. The film is jointly produced by Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd and Eros International. The album features fourteen tracks, and was released on 30 September 2011 by T-Series to extremely positive critical reception and hysterical response from fans, grabbing nominations and numerous music awards held in the subsequent year.[1] The entire album topped the iTunes world charts 2011 and continued its legacy until early 2012.[1] The Indian Express has termed the film’s soundtrack 'A Milestone for Bollywood'.[1]

Production[edit]

The music for the film is scored by A. R. Rahman replacing Imtiaz Ali's previous associate, Pritam. Mohit Chauhan has lent his voice for nine songs and he is voice of character Jordan (played by Ranbir Kapoor).[2] In 2010, during the development of the album, Rahman stated, "Rockstar is a character driven film and as one can guess from the title, there will be lots of guitar".[3] In 2010, several meetings of Ali and the lyricist brought into a phrase titled, "Words destroy what I have to say". The song (Jo Bhi Main) that brings out the dilemma of the protagonist. Kamil suggested the last two lines (In lafzon ke maayne Kamil jaaney kaun badalta hai, main kehta hoon kuch, aur matlab aur koi ho jaata hai) for the particular song.[1] But Ali didn’t accept the lines because the protagonist wasn’t supposed to have this level of sophistication as he was not poetic.[1] To make it sound like something that could come from character Jordan, Kamil toned down the original after a few more rounds of discussion the lines were "Jo Bhi Main Kehna Chaahoon Barbaad Kare Alfaaz Mere" in the soundtrack.[1] Upon development of the vociferating words Sadda Haq, Kamil stated that the situation needed a politically charged number that Jordan performs before a surging crowd at the height of his artistic angst.[1] The slogan was used by students in during Kamil’s college days in Punjab to protest against the administration’s arbitrary announcement of exams.[1] On writing lyrics of "Phir Se Udd Chala", the analogies, he stated on introduction of offtrack lines like "Banu Raavan, Jiyoon Mar Marke’ (I become Raavan by continuing to live each time I die), "The line was a metaphor for character Jordan who like the demon Ravan from the mythology Ramayana, dies a number of times and yet goes on with his life and that is why I used the Ravan simile."[1] As per Rahman two songs Jo Bhi Mein and Sadda Haq aspire to be in the tradition of song Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones and song Another Brick in the Wall by Pink Floyd. Further, he added, "Just like most rock songs stood for people's voices, here also the central character's cry relates to every one of us." In an interview with Mid-Day, he stated, "I consciously kept away from using distorted guitars and heavy snazzy music. But I have done it here in Rockstar. Plus most songs are acoustic."[4] For the song Katiya Karun singer Harshdeep Kaur noted that the song was recorded at AR Studios, Powai, Mumbai. Rahman asked the translation of Katiya Karun lyrics to which she explained the meaning to him. The lyrics translate as, "I spin your cotton all night, the entire day is spent in this thought, I shall live and die for you, Be a spinning wheel O’ my body." Rahman wanted it to be a very catchy number as it was going to be a fun song with Jordan and Heer (played by Nargis Fakhri) on the road. Rahman started composing and created the song right in front of the singer. Kaur stated that it wasn't a folk song, only the rhyme Katiya Karun belongs to a Punjabi folk content.[5] A part of the song was shot at a discotheque and hence, Kamil put in subtle metaphor lyrics in the song lines translating, "I will spin your cotton all night long" that indirectly implied "I will be at your services all night", thus giving it an item song touch.[1]

The soundtrack album is a musical journey that sails through ballads, Gujarati folk, Sufi music and gypsy notes from an unheard Czech tradition.[6] Prior to composing sessions, Imtiaz Ali told A. R. Rahman about the lead character of the film, "I told him how Jordan, the protagonist is inarticulate, how he can express himself only through music, how his music is influenced by not only his situation but also by the music of the place he visits. So when Jordan is in Prague hanging about with gypsies, he imbibes their spirit and makes gypsy music. This is what Hawaa Hawaa is." Likewise, when Jordan is thrown out of his house in the film, he goes to Nizamuddin Dargah, spends time with the Qawwals, absorbs their music and plays with them. His journey wasn't only understanding music, but also about understanding life and so the song Kun Fayakun was composed.Kun Fayakun (an Arabic phrase which means 'be, and it is'),[6] a qawwali, composer A. R. Rahman has dedicated to Sufi saint Nizamuddin Auliya. The trackThe Dichotomy of Fame, a shehnai-guitar instrumental jugalbandi, is picturised on the late Shammi Kapoor as a gloomy-looking shehnai player in the image of Ustad Bismillah Khan, jamming with Ranbir Kapoor.[6] On the song Sadda Haq, the singer Mohit Chauhan quoted, "I spent an entire day trying to record Sadda Haq with Rahman saab. But couldn't get it right. The next day, I did a take when he was yet to arrive and it sounded perfect and then the final version was recorded.[4] The music video of Sadda Haq, another track, has Ranbir Kapoor performing in front of a live audience. Kapoor had travelled to Chennai and stayed with Rahman for a week in order to "feel the song imbibe and absorb it" so that when he finally performs it, the song would be an "extension of his personality."[7]

Release[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Mumbai Mirror 5/5 stars[8]
Music Aloud 9.5/10 stars[9]
Koimoi 4.5/5 stars[10]
Bollywood Hungama 3.5/5 stars[11]

Critical reception[edit]

Songs

The soundtrack met with overwhelmingly positive reviews, with most critics citing it as the album of 2011. The Indian Express called the album a "milestone" in the history of Bollywood music.[6] In addition, many reviewers have hailed the track "Sadda Haq" as the "youth anthem of India".[12] A review by Mumbai Mirror concluded, "Mohit shines through with his versatility, Irshad Kamil's lyrics make simplicity seem profound and Rahman shows who's the boss. Respect." The review hailed the album as the "album of the year" and as "one of A. R. Rahman's best Hindi scores."[8] Nikhil Hemrajani Hindustan Times commented that, "It may come across as a surprise, but the music of this Imtiaz Ali film is nothing like its name suggests. However, Rockstar’s music is in no hurry to get to its destination. Listen to it without a care for the world and you’ll love it. Rahman’s masterful control is evident in every aspect of the soundtrack, and once again reminds us why he’s the country’s most important composer. We won’t be surprised to see this become a classic.[13] CNN-IBN stated that the soundtrack too belongs completely to Rahman as his previous albums but he does not come very close to his real potential in 'Rockstar'.[14] Koimoi gave the album four and a half star out of five, and said "Overall, Rockstar is a good album."[10] Music Aloud's review called it "a soundtrack of epic proportions", giving it 9.5/10.[9] Joginder Tuteja of Bollywood Hungama gave the album 3.5 (out of 5) and stated, "Since there is immense curiosity and excitement to check out what Rockstar has to offer, the album can be expected to fly off the shelves/get downloaded in quick time. While initial sales would be impressive enough."[15] Critic Baradwaj Rangan wrote, "Rahman, we have trained ourselves to be indulgent, even if we suspect that he is never going to give us an album that we take to instantly, and even if we fear that we are going to rush out in droves to purchase our copies of Rockstar only to register the initial response of bemusement."[16] For Bloomberg TV India, Pratish Narayan stated, "So it’s left to Rahman to redeem the movie with a soundtrack and score that is arguably his best and most diverse since “Dil Se..” more than a decade ago. Credit must also go to Mohit Chauhan, whose voice gives life to almost all the songs, ranging from catchy rock tunes and Indian folk music to soulful and dark sufi numbers and romantic ballads."[17] Planet Bollywood, Atta Khan writes, "But for a standalone Rahman soundtrack, Rockstar will only ever fit in the 'very good' category. Only "Kun Faya Kun", “Hawaa Hawaa” and "Saadda Haq" can be classed as songs that have the wow factor that we come to associate with his best music. As expected, producing a winning 14-song album is a very tough ask for sure and there's no denying that his latest fans will be happy with the outcome but overall, for those who have had a taste of his true classics, it will not be remembered as one of his best. As for Imtiaz Ali, well what are his chances of collaborating with Rahman for consecutive soundtracks? As a result, he might revert back to Pritam (or a newcomer) after this short but interesting experiment with a genius who has a bit too much on his plate at the moment. However the short experiment has paid off for the director - the music of Rockstar works best for the film and its protagonist Jordan. Soundtrack of the year? Quite possibly..."[18] Writing for Yahoo! News, critic Satyajit felt, "ROCKSTAR that will be ruling the audio stands and will be enjoying big shelf-life in months to come".[19] For Bollyspice, Rumnique Nannar wrote, "The Rockstar album does fulfill the main requirements, Rahman has reclaimed his title as one of the most innovative music directors in the industry, and the music is very good. Yet this is all surface level, the music as lovely and easy on the ears as it is. Rahman stepping out of his comfort zone and attempting an album that appeals across the board and he does succeed in that. "[20]

Background Score

Saibal Chatterjee at NDTV noted, "AR Rahman’s outstandingly lively and eclectic musical score presents a wide range of sounds blended into a harmonious whole."[21] Nikhat Kazmi of The Times of India reviewed the score as, "The music by AR Rahman are stuff classics are made of. Of course, Sadda Haq is the youth anthem by now, but there are so many beautiful tracks in the film, you get heady and stirred."[22]Taran Adarsh for Bollywood Hungama writes, "Music maestro A.R. Rahman's music is scintillating. Rockstar must've been a challenge for Rahman to depict the emotional catharsis a rockstar undergoes and the tracks, I wish to add, aren't the typical Rahman numbers either." He added, "A captivating score by A. R. Rahman".[23] At Daily News and Analysis, Aniruddha Guha wrote, "The music itself is a delight. Each AR Rahman number is lilting, and woven beautifully in the story, the high frequency of songs not hindering the storytelling but enhancing the experience. Lyricist Irshad Kamil does an outstanding job, penning words that reflect the lead character’s state of mind and complement situations aptly."[24]Komal Nahta at Koimoi summarized, "A.R. Rahman’s music comprises some hit numbers and some which are not too easy on the lips. Sadda haq, Hawaa hawaa, Katiya Karoon and Kun faya are very appealing songs. Irshad Kamil’s lyrics are rich and wonderful."[25] Raja Sen at Rediff stated, "It's remarkable how much narrative detail Ali leaves to the asides, to margin notes not underscored and overwhelmed by AR Rahman's grand, lovely soundtrack."[26] The newspaper, The Telegraph claimed, "And no alfaaz is enough for Rahman. After a couple of disappointing Indian scores (Endhiran and Jhootha Hi Sahi), this is sublime stuff. And perhaps a tad autobiographical. The way Jordan finds soul and solace in the dargah must have been reminiscent of Rahman’s own conversion of faith."[27]Rajeev Masand was quoted saying, "AR Rahman’s score serves as the spine of this enterprise, emerging expectedly as one the film’s biggest strengths."[28]

Mini-concerts[edit]

Special mini-concerts were planned across cities including Delhi, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Chandigarh, Pune, Kolkata, Jaipur, Lucknow, Nagpur, Indore and Bangalore. These concerts started from 19 October 2011 however A. R. Rahman was not the part of it. Rahman toured in support of Rockstar album only in London, Mumbai and Delhi.[29] Ranbir Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri, as well as singer Mohit Chauhan, performed in mini-concerts planned by "Rockstar team".[30]

Controversy[edit]

In the music CD of the album, lyricist Irshad Kamil's name had been left out on the album cover and on the inner pages. Instead, the CD has given prominent credit to poet Rumi, whose poem was sung by Ranbir Kapoor. In defense, Imtiaz Ali stated, "It is just a clerical error and sometimes it happens when things are not in our hands. Irshad is my only friend, who has been there with me from the start. In the next lot of the audio CDs, we are going to rectify this mistake." When the record label's head, Bhushan Kumar was questioned about the missing credit on the album cover, he claimed that it was producer's mistake. He added that the album covers were made by the publicity designer who must have forgotten about it. Also, T-Series doesn't have the control to change it.[31]

Major parts of the song "Saadda Haq" were shot at the Norbulingka monastery in McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala and people waving the free Tibet flag in the backdrop were shown in the song video. This triggered a dispute between Central Board of Film Certification and Imtiaz Ali when the Board asked Ali to blur the flag before the film hit the theatre, but the director refused to do it. Imtiaz Ali said, "I am not concerned at all. I have been out of India for long and don’t know whats going on, but I don’t see anything controversial in the intention portrayal in the movie. The purpose of the movie is not to make any social message, its more about personal freedom rather than a geographical issue."[32] However, he had to remove the sequence from the video to get the film's censor done. Later an official from the Board stated: "The Censor Board chief explained to them that all the cuts were made by the director voluntarily,and he had the option of appealing to a review board which he didn’t do. There were certain discussions between (Imtiaz) Ali and the Board regarding retaining a kiss between two actors (Ranbir and Nargis), but there have been no disagreement regarding deleting the flag from the frames." The controversy sparked protests among the Tibetan diaspora in Dharamsala and Chennai.[33] Later television broadcasts blotted out a "Free Tibet" banner featured in the song.

Track listing[edit]

The complete track listing of the soundtrack was released on 16 September 2011, on A. R. Rahman's official site.[34]

No. Title Artist(s) Length
1. "Phir Se Udd Chala"   Mohit Chauhan 4:31
2. "Jo Bhi Main"   Mohit chauhan 4:35
3. "Kateya Karoon"   Harshdeep Kaur
(Additional Vocals: Sapna Awasthi)
3:59
4. "Kun Fayakun"   A. R. Rahman, Javed Ali, Mohit Chauhan, Nizami Brothers 7:53
5. "Sheher Mein"   Mohit chauhan, Karthik 4:03
6. "Hava Hava"   Mohit chauhan
(Additional Vocals: Viviane Chaix, Tanvi Shah, Suvi Suresh, Shalini)
5:42
7. "Aur Ho"   Mohit chauhan, Alma Ferovic 5:35
8. "Tango For Taj" ((Instrumental))   3:01
9. "Tum Ko"   Kavita Subramaniam 5:48
10. "The Dichotomy of Fame" ((Instrumental)) featuring Balesh on Shehnai & Kabuli on Guitars 2:04
11. "Naadaan Parindey"   A. R. Rahman, Mohit Chauhan 6:26
12. "Tum Ho"   Mohit chauhan, Suzanne D'Mello 5:18
13. "Sadda Haq"   Mohit chauhan featuring Orianthi on Guitars
(Choral Vocal Arrangements by Clinton Cerejo)
6:05
14. "The Meeting Place" (Based on a poem by Rumi) Narrated by : Ranbir Kapoor 1:13
Total length:
1:06:21

Awards[edit]

Distributor Category Recipient Result
Asian Film Awards
Best Composer of the Year
A. R. Rahman
Nominated
International Indian Film Academy Awards
Best Background Score
A. R. Rahman
Won
Best Music
A. R. Rahman
Best Singer Male
Mohit Chauhan
Best Lyricist
Irshad Kamil
Best Playback Singer (Female)
Harshdeep Kaur
Nominated
Filmfare Awards
Best Lyricist
Irshad Kamil
for the song "Nadaan Parindey"
Won
Best Music Director
A. R. Rahman
Best Playback Singer (Male)
Mohit Chauhan
for the song "Jo Bhi Main"
Best Playback Singer (Male)
Mohit Chauhan
for the song "Sadda Haq"
Nominated
Best Lyricist
Irshad Kamil
for the song "Sadda Haq"
Best Playback Singer (Female)
Harshdeep Kaur
for the song "Katiya Karoon"
Star Screen Awards
Best Music Director
A. R. Rahman
Won
Best Male Playback
Mohit Chauhan
for the song "Phir Se Udd Chala"
Best Lyricist
Irshad Kamil
for the songs -
"Sadda Haq"
Nadaan Parindey
Nominated
BIG Star Entertainment Awards
Most Entertaining Song
A. R. Rahman
for the song "Sadda Haq"
Won
Most Entertaining Singer (Male)
Mohit Chauhan
for the song "Sadda Haq"
Most Entertaining Music
A. R. Rahman
Nominated
Most Entertaining Singer (Female)
Harshdeep Kaur, Sapna Awasthi
for the song "Katiya Karoon"
Mirchi Music Awards[35]
Music Director of the Year
A. R. Rahman
Won
Listeners Choice Album of the Year - Rockstar
A. R. Rahman
Album of The Year - Rockstar
A. R. Rahman
Listeners Choice Song of the Year - "Naadan Parindey"
A. R. Rahman, Mohit Chauhan
for the song "Katiya Karoon"
Zee Cine Awards
Best Music Director
A. R. Rahman
Won
Best Lyricist
Irshad Kamil
Best Playback Singer (Male)
Mohit Chauhan
RMIM Puraskaar[36]
Music Director of the Year
A. R. Rahman
Won
Album of the Year - Rockstar
A. R. Rahman
Lyricist of the Year
Irshad Kamil
Song of the Year - "Kun Faayaa Kun"
A. R. Rahman, Javed Ali, Mohit Chauhan
Best Composed & Arranged song - Kun Faayaa Kun
A. R. Rahman
Best Written Song - "Kun Faayaa Kun"
Irshad Kamil
Best Sung (Solo) Song - "Sadda Haq"
Mohit Chauhan
Best Sung (Group) Song - "Kun Faayaa Kun"
A. R. Rahman, Javed Ali, Mohit Chauhan
Special Artist(s) Award (Satish Kalra Sammaan)
A. R. Rahman, Irshad Kamil, Mohit Chauhan, Javed Ali, Harshdeep Kaur, Karthik and Suzanne D'Mello
Global Indian Music Awards[37]
Best Lyricist
Irshad Kamil
Won
Best Playback Singer - Male
A. R. Rahman, Javed Ali, Mohit Chauhan
for the song "Kun Faayaa Kun"
Best Music Director
A. R. Rahman
Best Film Album - Rockstar
A. R. Rahman
Best Background Score
A. R. Rahman
Best Music Arranger and Programmer
A. R. Rahman
for the song "Sadda Haq"
Nominated
Best Film Song
Mohit Chauhan
for the song "Sadda Haq"
Best Playback Singer
Harshdeep Kaur
Best Music Mix Engineer(s)
Hentry Kuruvilla, P.A. Deepak, S.Sivakumar, T.R. Krishna Chetan
FICCI Frames Excellence Awards[38]
Best Music Director
A. R. Rahman
Won
Best Album of the Year (Listener's Choice)
A. R. Rahman
Best Song of the Year
A. R. Rahman, Mohit Chauhan
for the song "Nadaan Parindey"
Best Song – Sufi Tradition
A. R. Rahman, Javed Ali, Mohit Chauhan
for the song "Kun Faayaa Kun"
Best Album of the Year (Jury)
A. R. Rahman

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from A. R. Rahman's official website[39] as well as original CD liner notes[40]

Backing Vocals

Clinton Cerejo's session singers

Suzanne D'Mello's session singers: A. R. Reihana, Swetha Mohan, Prashanthini, Augustine Paul, Ebenezer Arunkumar, Rachel Tharian, Joel Thilagaraj, Cleona Abraham, Kalyani Nair, Nadisha Thomas, Harini Ramkumar, Priyadharshini, Deepa Mariam, Parveen Azad, Simran, Rumana Ali, Shagufta Jan, Shagufta Rehman, Srinidhi Venkatesh

Crowd chorus: Sumit Basu, Roysten Abel, Teddy Maurya, Abhishek Roy, Satish Raj, Ashima Chibber, Tanmai Rastogi, Anubhav Roy, Abhinandan Reddy, Pushpa Jain

Personnel
Song Personnel
"Phir Se Ud Chala" Mandolin: George Doering
Guitar: Randy Bersen
"Aur Ho" Flute: Naveen Iyer
Guitar: Keba Jeremiah
"Hawaa Hawaa" Flute: Drums: Ranjit Barot
Violin: Ann Marie Simpson
Guitars & Dulcimer: George Doering
Mandolin: Seenu
"Tum Ko" Sarangi: Dilshad Khan
Tabla: Sai Sharavanam
"Sadda Haq" Drums: Oscar Seaton
"Kun Faya Kun" Guitar: Keba Jeremiah
Tabla: Neelkantan, Prasad
"Jo Bhi Main" Guitar: Kabuli, Shon Pinto
Drums: Ranjit Barot
"Katiya Karun" Guitar: Keba Jeremiah
Traditional string instruments: Gujarati Folk Musicians
"Sheher Mein" Guitar: Keba Jeremiah
Bass Guitars: Keith Peters
Percussion: Raja, Neelakantan, Bala, Veda, Lakshmi Narayanan, Raju
Production
  • Producer: A. R. Rahman
  • Mastering:
  • Additional Recording: Tal Herzberg records Orianthi and Oscar Seaton for the song "Sadda Haq"
  • Engineers:
    • Suresh Permal, Hentry Kuruvilla, T. R. Krishna Chetan, Srinidhi Venkatesh, Jerry Vincent, P. A. Deepak (at Panchathan Record Inn)
    • Abhinav Varma, Puneer Samtani (Nirvana Studios, Mumbai)
    • S. Sivakumar, K.J. Singh Kannan Ganpat, Pradeep, Kartikheyan (at A.M. Studios)
    • Tony Joy, Viviane Chaix (at Panchathan Hollywood Studios)
  • String engineer: V.J. Srinivasamurthy
  • Mixing: P. A. Deepak, S. Sivakumar, T. R. Krishna Chetan, Santoshi Noguchi, Hentry Kuruvilla
  • Music co-ordinators: Noell James, T. M. Faizuddin
  • Musicians' fixer: R. Samidurai

See also[edit]

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