The soundtrack I least expected to surprise me this summer has managed to do that to an extent. Hope to review the music to the upcoming film Rock On soon. With lyrics by Javed Akhtar and music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, one of my favorite songs from the album and the subject of this post -- Phir Dekhiye -- has vocals by newcomer Caralisa Monteiro.
What a fine performance! This is not the easiest to sing, with acoustics emphasizing the vocals. The lyrics are as good as one would expect from a film structured around a rock group. In this song, I really like that the lyrics offer depth in simplicity. The song has a positive message (one we shall certainly understand better after seeing the film), and I like the way it ends (the words 'khwaab bun' remind me of Bum Bum Bole from Taare Zameen Par). It might even work as a response to another good song from a good movie!