Jab Harry met Sejal is the most talked about Hindi film of this year so far is now running in cinema theaters but before that Red Chilies production adapted some really novel ways to promote the film. Their ways included not releasing the trailer till a week before the release and putting little clips as the chapters. Songs of this film are being liked by people but something in this universe was saying that this is not Imtiaz Ali’s music, where did the gypsy sufi soul went. When the makers finally decided to release all the songs it was too late to benefit the film. Parinda, Ghar, Yaadon mein, Raula and Jee ve sohaneya the songs that every hungry musical soul was waiting for.
Ali’s music has always been the most influential one of its time. From Aaj din chadeya to Agar tum saath ho and the unforgettable album of Rockstar filled the hearts of people with its sufism. Ali’s character have been so confused, lost, tragic and poetic that mere words might fall short of describing them hence one needs that sound from the heaven to tell the story of unknown. With Jee ve sohaneya Ali has given us a sound of Hijar (distant love) for a lifetime. Sound is made up of magic and lyrics a beautiful illusion that surrounds the soul of every mortal with a beating heart and tells them that there is nothing more real than nothingness in this world.
The reason for not releasing these soulful sounds could be that Khan was trying to promote this film as an extravaganza of romance-comedy adventures, while Ali’s films have always followed a heart into the abyss of soul. At the end the film could not stand perfectly on either leg and merely balanced itself from falling, story shied to show its soul. One may say what they want about the film but them newly released tracks are pure heaven.