Aaoge Jab Tum Saajana (Jab We Met) – Ustad Rashid Khan
Amidst the roaring success of the foot-tapping Mauja Hi Mauja and the melodiousTum Se Hi, another gem from the movie Jab We Met has gone unnoticed. Aaoge Jab Tum O Saajana is melodious and has a classical touch to it. Sung beautifully by Ustad Rashid Khan, this song is four and a half minutes of sheer pleasure. Aaoge Jab Tum O Saajana, Angana phool khilenge Barasega saawan, barasega saawan, jhoom jhoomake Do dil aise milenge This song is composed by the guest composer, Sandesh Shandilya, who has given us songs like Suraj Hua Maddham from Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gam, Bhaage Re Man from Chameli, Laree Chootee from Ek Chalis Ki Last Local. The song is slow and melodious. Irhsad Kamil’s words are simple and sweet. The best thing about the song is certainly singing. Ustad’s voice has a folky touch and works well with the song. The song opens with his powerful alaap. Ustad sings with ease. The way he ends the ‘phool khilenge’ and ‘do dil aise milenge’ is as if he is lazy to complete the lines, and that adds a special effect to the song. His expressions are so genuine, one can feel the longing for the beloved. The song ends with a flute piece and Ustad’s sargam. A perfect end to a great song.