Music review analysis of Himesh Reshammiya's album Shukriya (2004).

Tumhara Sanam

Udit opens the song with subtle vocals in unplugged mode.

The lines DILO JAAN SE MAIN are old styled HR music.

The lines TUM HARA SANAM are core mukhda lines, the tune sur behind these lines is great.

The harmonica tune from 0.37 onwards is mesmerizing

The 2 hit tabla pattern from 0.46 to 0.47 is quite similar to SILSILAY MULAKATON KE from BARDAASHT from 0.34 to 0.35, 1.34 to 1.35.

Actually the underlying beat pattern (and tabla) also resembles the beat structure of SILSILAY MULATKATON KE.

The string tune (with underlying twist) from 0.58 is great

The 3 lazy tabla hits from 1.18 to 1.19, 1.37 to 1.38 was also used in KABHI NA SUKUN AAYA (KOI AAP SA) from 1.21 to 1.22 and AAP KI KHATA (BARDAASHT) from 1.16 to 1.17

The continuous keyboard tune sur from 1.31 onwards and also behind lines TUMHARA SANAM is great.
Alka's lines SAPNA, DILO JAAN SE is striking melody.

Between mukhda and 1st stanza, a mouth organ is followed by great tune sur especially from 2.37 to 2.39

1st stanza

It is very laidback and feel good.

The 8 quick tabla hits from 2.54 to 2.55 give sahi desired effect.

The emphasis in Alka's lines tum MERAAAA (up down twist) at 3.12 is great.

Between 1st and 2nd stanza, the piano piece (including quick upwards twist) is likeable and emphasis on the keyboard tune sur on 4.20.

The twist in the beat from 4.11 to 4.13 is off-da-hook.

2nd stanza

The tabla beat pattern from 4.22 to 4.33 was used in KYUN KI ITNA PYAR (KYUN KI) at 3.11, 4.32 to 4.33

The 8 quick tabla hits at 4.36 give sahi desired effect (and strictly only the quick 8 beat hit pattern is vaguely similar to UUD UUD JAAYE(VAADA) from 2.42 to 2.43

The rising keyboard tune sur from 5.23 to 5.27 is nice.

From 5.30 onwards, the soothing female chorus join in and the classical twist of the instrument at 5.45 is off-da-hook.

Highlights of this song:

1. Udit's subtle and Alka's melodious vocals and emphasis on line DILO JAAN SE which is typical HR melody.

2. The harmonica tune, the string tune with underlying twist and continuous keyboard tune sur.

3. KABHI NA SUKUUN AAYA and AAP KI KHATA styled lazy 3 tabla hits, the 2 hit tabla pattern similar in SILSILAY MULAKATON KE, and fast paced table beats of KYUN KI and DIL KE BADLE SANAM and all other additional tabla beats that give sahi desired effect.

4. The soothing female chorus.

Tumhe Jitna Bhulate Hain

The quick rising keyboard flick from 0.02 to 0.03 is awesome.

The tune pattern from 0.04 to 0.12 is catchy.

The flute piece enhances the feel good nature of this song.

The string and keyboard from 0.18 to 0.27 is simple yet effective.

The piano tune sur from 0.32 t0 0.33 is very likeable.

Emphasis on Sonu's lines UTNE HI from 0.34 to 0.35 which is penetrating.

The piano piece from 0.41 to 0.43 is lovely.

The lazy beats from 0.45 to 0.46 were also used in KABHI NA SUKUUN AAYA from KOI AAP SA from 1.21 to 1.22

The lines JIS MODH PE HUM-MM(down 2 notes)-MM(down 2 notes)-MM(down 2 notes) JAATE HAIN is very feel good

Between mukhda and 1st stanza, nice piano piece plays and the soothing female chorus just mesmerize the listener.

1st stanza

The lazy 3 beat effect from 1.47 to 1.48, 2.18 to 2.19 gives sahi desired effect.

It is sung with a subtle feel from 1.46 to 1.56

The harmonica tune sur at 2.20 is great.

Emphasis on sonu's lines UTNE HI (2.22, 2.32), HAAIN (2.29)

Between 1st and 2nd stanza, more lovely piano piece plays followed nice keyboard pattern.

2nd stanza

The lazy 3 beat effect from 3.09 to 3.10, 3.39 to 3.40 gives sahi desired effect.

It is sung with a subtle feel from 3.08 to 3.17

The harmonica tune sur at 3.42 is great.

Emphasis on Sonu's lines AKEELEEEE (twist) at 3.34

The subtle female chorus UUUUU finishes off this song along with trumpet effect.

Highlights of this song:

1. Sonu's subtle feel effect with feel effect.

2. Underlying beats with rich dose of Tabla, KABHI NA SUKUN AAYA styled 3 lazy beats that give sahi desired effect.

3. The lovely piano piece, flute effect and harmonica tune sur in the stanzas.

My Picks

1. Tumhara Sanam.

2. Tumhe Jitna Bhulate Hain.