*11/22/08: Yuvvraaj movie review added at this link*
The music to the upcoming film Yuvvraaj (first discussed with trailers here) is A. R. Rahman standard. It is easily among the best of the year, if not the best. Only the Mozart from Madras can kick off a Hindi film soundtrack with a Beethoven symphony (the fifth) featuring the voice of Salman Khan, and later make one rock to an Indian classical piece. Loveleh! Go buy it as soon as you can, you'll be glad you did! More on the music to follow. For now, I hope you enjoy the lyrics and translation to the song Tu Hi Toh Meri Dost Hai, with vocals by Benny Dayal, Shreya Ghosal, and A. R. Rahman. The lyrics are by Gulzar. You can listen to all songs at this link.
The song will most definitely sound better when placed in the context of the film. It's a brilliant duet, and requires careful listening to appreciate the dialogue exchange between two romantically involved characters, which the song very likely is. Unless it is 'voice' singing a love song and the one being spoken to is music, which could be the case, don't you think?
I really like how it oozes music and references thereof. Beautiful. Katrina Kaif playing the cello (she looks absolutely gorgeous in the trailers) will only add to its beauty. It's very consistent with the theme of the film and its tagline: 'Music binds love'. Also like the reference to traveling through the skies and heavens, which might well be a very deliberate reference to divinity, with the unifier, of course, being 'love'. The reference has been used before in Bollywood in a similar context (perhaps the most popular being Aao Huzoor Tum Ko by Asha Bhosle in Kismat (1968), which had music by O. P. Nayyar). This one is as good as any other.
PS: The album artwork and accompanying songbook with lyrics spell the title of the song as 'Tu Hi Toh Meri Dost Hain', which is incorrect -- it's 'hai' (singular), not 'hain', e.g. 'ek hai' (one is) versus 'do hain' (two are).
This note added 10/17:
Also see lyrics and translation of the songs: Dil Ka Rishta, Mastam Mastam.