The war between Son Of Sardaar and Jab Tak Hai Jaan has intensified manifolds in the last few weeks. With their release date being the same, the competition has become ruthless and harsh. The publicity stunts of both the films are on a high. With the music of the films released, Koimoi brings to you a comparative of the music of the two films which are all ready to create a crackling box office dhamaka during Diwali.

When you are in Bollywood, you eventually live the Hindi cinema way! Infused with pompy songs and dance sequences, and dashing it with melodious music, it is essentially the music of the film which defines the first impression of a film on its audiences. Beat wise, both films are starkly different from each other. While, JTHJ has works of veterans like Gulzaar sahab penning down the lyrics and A.R Rahman creating music ; Son Of Sardaar is more fresh, ethnically folk based and flashy. Music of the film is by Himesh Reshammiya and Sajid Wajid.

Shah Rukh Khan from Challa Song & Katrina Kaif and Shah Rukh Khan from Saans Song in Jab Tak Hai Jaan Movie Stills
Shah Rukh Khan from Challa Song & Katrina Kaif and Shah Rukh Khan from Saans Song in Jab Tak Hai Jaan Movie Stills

The King of Romantic Films, Yash Chopra is all set to deliver his last directorial souvenir to Bollywood with JTHJ. His films are known for its fantabulous, soothing, passionate, romantic songs; a magic he has delivered time and again with films from Silsila to Dil Toh Pagal Hai and Veer Zaara and is hoping to maintain it in JTHJ as well. Rabbi’s Challa is immensely meaningful but it takes time to catch on. Also it is not one song which you would expect from A.R Rahman, more so in a Yash Raj Chopra film. It was like a breath of fresh air and pleasantly surprising. Gulzaar’s lyrics are mesmerizing to say the least. Keeping in sync with Yash Raj style of music is Saans which has been completed with extreme finesse and perfection by singers Mohit Chauhan and Shreya Ghosal. Saans is a very deep song and these wonderful voices create magic out of it. ‘Heer’, however, is the one song which is bound to stand out this season. Gulzar has penned down the verses very meticulously and the melody which Rahman infuses in the words has a mystical haunting passion to it. The title track by Jawed Ali is simply the USP, which establishes the film as a class apart. After all, a Yash Chopra film is a Yash Chopra film. The music has all elements to be better than simply great, but when kept in comparison with previous films of YRF banner, which have been almost epic, this somewhere does seem to fall short given the heavy mammoth expectations. Now only time can mirror the verdict of fans and audiences on it!

Ajay Devgan from Son Of Sardaar Title Song & Sonakshi Sinha from Rani Mein Tu Raja Song in Son Of Sardaar (Son Of Srdar) Movie Stills
Ajay Devgn from Son Of Sardaar Title Song & Sonakshi Sinha from Rani Mein Tu Raja Song in Son Of Sardaar (Son Of Srdar) Movie Stills

As far as Son Of Sardaar is considered, the music is in no way ordinary. It is a dash of full on Punjabi tadka served with bhangra beats on a platter of wicked music. The music is very catchy and will definitely impress people during this festive season. The film is very commercial and so is its music which might not be here to stay, but will give the audiences a good time while the party mode is on. The title track is very fiery and despite its slow nostalgia filled parts, it is a good hear. Honey Singh and Mika’s – Rani tu Main Raja– is nothing short of being a brilliant dance track. The Punjabi hip hop will blow people over on the floors. Mika’s singing has just added a brilliant flavor to the song. Bichdann by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is good and melancholic. It feels fusion like but the lyrics and the music both put together makes it an outstandingand straight-from-the-heart piece. The other song by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is an absolute disaster that doesn’t even deserve to be mentioned. Son of Sardar is an overall good album with definite potential of doing better. It’s Punjabi-ness and its dance beat kind of songs will help the album rise heights among all the festivities in the month to come.

Understanding sensibly, JTHJ will make a greater hit music wise and will stay longer in public memory for reasons, say Trade analysts. The songs are much deeper lyrically and melodiously. A.R Rahman’s music is any day much bigger and better compared to Himesh’s. The songs tell the tale of a love saga which is evident from the theatrical promos of the film. And going by the track record of Yash Chopra’s previous film which were similar plot wise, the music of JTHJ will surely perform better, but in long term. Son of Sardar, however, will be a rage all through the party season. One can hear those groovy Punjabi tracks playing in Diwali parties and at discotheques and night clubs. Punjabi-ness and Bhangra will definitely be the flavor of the month.

The so called animosity between Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn as a result of JTHJ being a close competitor of Son Of Sardaar, has manifested itself in fighting it out musically too. The albums are pitted against each other very closely. And though they are a universe apart from each other in terms of music, it would be quite curious and interesting to watch which album becomes a greater hit with people. Whether the audiences would appreciate the passion and romance in the music of JTHJ or will Son of Sardar party the bhangra style all the way to victory?

Also check out SOS Music Review and JTHJ Music Review.

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138 COMMENTS

  1. I feel both musics are average. Both musics are more situational and the music and music video will be enjoyed with backdrop of the movie, In the movie.
    A audio-visual treat In movie.

  2. Music of SOS is far better…….I heard one JTHJ song “Jiya Re” and tell u what its horrible. I have been hearing Saans since so many days but still its not on my tongue. So disappointed with that as well. Challa looks like some number from a Rabbi’s album. On the other hand SOS songs provide me a lot of connectivity with music. So for me SOS is the music winner.

  3. In my opinion jthj has some upperhand in d Music Department…Saans n d Tile Track & even Heer is Very shoothing n well executed..i am only dissapointed wid Challa as d song z quite gud bt Rabbi voice doesnt suits Srk & i cudn’t understand d lyrics whereas Sos music has got beats commonly as HR previous album bt only d sad song bicharen is well executed & d title track,other songs r very average

  4. son of sardar songs are much better than JTHN ,srk movie has boarig songs and ajay movie has all mass songs for all type of people ……….LION WINS……………

  5. Come on. Son of sardar’s music is much better than JTHJ. No one can deny that we did not expect such an average album from Yash raj and rehman’s camp. SOS is much better in terms of lyrics and catchy music.

  6. Both r gud composer..but HR ROCKS THE WORLD..WHAT A MUSIC..SOS HIT HAI JI..HIMESH JI CARRY ON..BEST OF LUCK,.

  7. We all know that rahman sir is great music director… But JTHJ is trully an avg album… And Himesh reshammiya rocked as always

  8. king SRK ‘ll nt help his movie coz Kings of King is here……..
    Sari Duniya Bekaar,,
    Bina Sardar…
    Grt track,owsm *cast n good story……..SOS’ll Rock….jai mata di. :)

  9. Kuch b kaho lekin JTHJ me rahman ji ka music us quality ka nhi jo unhone pichli movies me diya tha… Liken himeshji ka kya kahna… Very nice music.. So SOS > JTHJ…

  10. Worst ever work of AR Rehman……..dissappoints this time……HR musiq rockssss…..now SOS will emerge as winner for sure.

  11. The above Poll is saying which songs are better :) DDLJ , Dil to pagal hai, kuch kuch hota hai all are SRK’s diwali winners

  12. all songs i see 3 songs of ab tak hai jaan very very good challa best song saan’s best romance song jiya re is very good

  13. Jab tak hai jaan’s music is 100 times better than son of sardar’s music….
    And also challa song creates new record in youtube…most watched song ever in youtube….

  14. Is diwali himesh ka jaadu chalega… Rahmanji… Kya kre.. Rahmanji ka music agar good hota hai to wo best bn jaata h par is baar nhi…. Himeshji will win… Jai mata di lets rock the diwali….

  15. Himesh ji ka suroor sab par chadhega… Rockstar me jaisa music tha uski aadhi quality b nhi h JTHJ ke music me… Film dil ne jise apna kaha me himesh ji or rahman ji dono ne music diya h… Or vha himeshji ki jeet hui… To ab kaise himesh ji harege.. Jai mata di… Himeshji will always rocks.

  16. Isme koi do ray nhi hai… Son of sardar is better…. Rani tu main raja is a very nice dance track.. Bichadan is awesome… Sorry yaar diwali bekar bina son of sardar.. JTHJ ka challa song rabbi shergill ke bulla ki jaana song jaisa lgta h….

  17. Jitne be yaha par sos kay music ko pasand kar raha hai yai sare salu k fan hai sos kay songs to humasha say he bolywod mai bantai hai un main kuch naya nahe hai but jthj kay songs difrant hai salu kay fans ko to wase he song pasand aye gay na gasa salu khud hai very cheep persion salu nahe chata k jthk 200 cr ka beznice kary tabe us na ajay ko bali ka bukra bana diya warna ajay kabhe sos ko jthj kay sath realise nahe karta

  18. AJAY bhai kabhi kiski nai sunte, jaha tak bat he sallu ki wo kewal friend he singham ka , ye batlu king kong sala chall song par bhikh mang raha he ek katore ki kami he, iske hath per me to jaan nahi aur kahta jab tak he jaan , uske bare me allah ko bhi nahi malum ki king kong me aur kab tak he jaan.

    • Haan bhai, sahi kah raha hai tu, Tijhe badi samajh hai yaar, nbaaki sab to ganwaar hain. Ek kaam kar hum sab ki taraf se tu hi sun le.. 100 baar suniyo.ok bye.. tata.

  19. there is no responce 4 sos songs i only believe in JTHJ the romantic khan and king of bollywood ajay is zero b4 him

  20. ballywood k sare acture don ko pachadna chahate hai lekin o bhul gaei ki don ko pachdna muskil hi nai namukin hai.jthj ka song agar kela hai to sos ka song uska chilka.baki lage rahe sallu or ajay o usi chilke se phishal kar girenge.

  21. best ALBUM OF THE YEAR………………wonderfull song…………winner of the SON OF SARDAAR……….block buster movie in this DIWALI….

  22. Abe SHARUKH SHARUKH He samjhe sharukh solo utra he market me ajay jaise bhik nahi mangra promote kar mere film ko lekin don akhir don hota he sallu copy marta south ki aur don hamesha solo hit marta he aur srk inka boss he samjhe us tak pohachna mumkin nahi namumkin he chote i am the biggest fan of SHARUKH BHAI Love u always jab tak hai jaan

  23. JTHJ music is neither for masses or classes. totally let down and so will the movie. just saw a song where anushka is wearing shorts and dancing with a soldier (Srk) in mountains of Kashmir, WTF

  24. Challa song is the best song of this year and this will be remembered for many years like Tujhe dekha to..of DDLJ. I find this stupid comparison because in JTHJ almost all songs are good and have something new in it though i agree it falls short of expectation when compared with other great movies of SRK/ Yashji like DDLJ, Veer Zaara, etc.
    SOS is having same old and noisy music and it is having only 2 good songs, 1 of them is ofcourse of rahat fateh ali khan and other better song – Raja rani, others are too loud and bad..Po Po song is worst. My rating – JTHJ – 4/5, SOS – 2/5.

  25. JTHJ is much bigger than SOS.
    In terms of Music, Trailor, Expectatins, and courage.
    SHAHRUKH alone taking Salman, Ajay, Sanjay n Aamir dis Nov.
    SHER akela shikar karta hai, kuttey(tiger) jhund me SOS n Talaash k sahare waar karte hain.

  26. A few days ago Ajay Devgn Honored with the ‘Pride of the Nation’ Award at Vigyan Bhavan-New Delhi. He is much better than srk……..and SON OF SARDAR WILL ROCK THIS DIWALI…………………..

  27. sos ka har taraf charchay ha sos win the music battel ans also wins movie battel
    jthj are totel flop bas 1 day chalagay aur sos creat histroy aur 2 months tak chalegy sos 150 cr jthj is 80cr

  28. Hi! i m frm canada. in d comparison between JTHJ & SOS. JTHJ is far batter dan SOS. In JTHJ here all songs are so meaningfull also energetic, Yash hv used these songs in situation wise. otherwise MAximum songs of SOS is disgusting.

    • @adfc sos will rock this diwali by every one’s slippers and shoes’s and even with fire also best of luck for ur tomata {sos} hahahahahahaha………………….kingkhan movie is like a king size and will rock in india and over all in overseassssssssssssssssssssssssssss……………..kingk han roxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  29. Salman fatu tha aur rahega . O hameshsa uthak patak wala movie banata hai jaise bandar karta hai . Salman kabhi srk nahi ban sakta . Aamir srk ki chamak ko talash karte raj jayenge lekin nahi milega jaise koi kuta karta hai . Rahi baat sos ki to o jthj ke dhool ke samman bhi nahi . Jthj ke saamne sos kartoon se kam nahi hai. Bevkuf ajay

  30. wtf for sos jab tak hai jaan will rock the worlddddddddddddddddddd and ofcourse in overseasssssssss………………king khan roxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  31. First of all SOS is a remake of Telugu average flick “Maryada Ramanna” except director all are new to telugu cinema at that time and the movie is just a
    time pass flick and some boring scenes and an AVERAGE HIT (pls confirm with anyone in Tollywood)

    Not understanding why the comparsions of SOS with JTHJ on Internet. If SOS will relase alone in Diwali we dont get this hype for the movie and its JTHJ which making SOS promotion and hype :)

    Ajay and Sanjay are big superstars and now Salman in a song and totally SRK vs Ajay/Salman/Sanjay. SEE who is fearing here still ?

  32. ROOH NE CHU LI JISM KI KHUSHBU TU JO PAS AYI. , superb music and poetry of jab tak hai jaan. great job A R Rehman.. jthj definitly make history..

  33. sos ki aukat nhi h….itni jthj ko harane ke liye salman bhe sos ka sath uske gane ke jariye(po po)de rha h………sale sab Aa jaye kutte hamesa jhund me hi aate hain(salman,ajay,sanjay) but srk sab ko dho dega rhi baat tallash ki to usko to apni new year2013 me aane wali srk movie happy new year hi dho degi which is less budget movie
    http://www.facebook.com/sohal.gupta2

    • now Srk is not romantic actor he is only businessman
      Ajay is actor and actor only real actor,mehnati,aur khud ke balbhute pe age aaya hai srk toh abhi ghamandi huaa hai so all fan supported to Ajay

  34. F**K YOU SOS VERY BADLY. AJAY DEVGAN IS KAMINA OF BOLLYWOOD.. VOMIT ON AJAY DEVGAN.AND SALMAN KHAN BOTH TOGETHER.

  35. Comment son of sardar i two time watch 13nov & 14 nov son of sardar boxoffice collection 1st day 25 cror

    jab tak hai jaan 1st day 14.5 cror

    son of sardar super hit hogi
    jab tak hai jaan only hit hogi

  36. ajay devgan singham lion king bollywood is bar dewali 100% ajay devgn ki hai
    sorry yaar dunia bekaar bina son of sardar

  37. Ajay Rocks….. Kya yaar Diwali bekar bina “Son of sardar”. Srk is not a actor he is bakri. Srk zero & Ajay devgn is super hero.

  38. AJAY DEVGAN A SUPER ACTION HERO LEKAR AAYE HAI SUPERHIT FILM “SON OF SARDAR”
    JAB TAK HAI JAAN IN NOT BETTER THAN SON OF SARDAR.
    DIWALI ME ISS BAR, ONLY SON OF SARDAR, BAKI SAB BEKAR.

  39. SOS seems to be an interesting movie by the name of the movie, songs and the dialogue of the movie. It seems to be a full dhamaal comedy with good action scenes. Where in JTHJ seems to be same routine romantic movie but the death of yash chopra and directed a movie after a long time and also after a long time romantic movie has been made.
    So both seems to be good but SOS will be dhamakedaar movie.

  40. Diwali ho jaye bekar,
    pura saal jaye bekar,
    log galia de bar-bar,
    bollywood ka namm ho jaye bekar,
    jo agar na dekh pao son of sardar…
    Kyu ki
    jisme hai jum
    to fakt ajay devgan like singam,sos,

  41. Its true that few rehman songs r too gud but nowadays its just media hype and star power which is getting him recognition.Why oscar is considered so prestigious ,just bcz its given by foreigners.Everyone knows rehman didn’t even deserve filmfare award for Slumdog Millionaire’s music.
    Coming to Himesh,90% people never gives due to him and never admire his music just bcz he achieved huge success among masses in a very short time by using his nasal voice too.Look at his music Tere naam,Namaste London,Aksar,Ashiq banaya aapne,Aap ka Suroor album .
    Forget the past,just observe his this year music Dangerous ishq , I bet if naina re had been picturized in any of salman khan movie it would hav been a blockbuster.
    then bol bacchan,Son of Sardar and do hear Khiladi 786 music u wil start admiring his mass appealing music.
    Rehman ko kuch logo ne aur media hype ne bada music composer bnaya hai .
    Himesh ko public ne bnaya hai

  42. SALMAN KHAN KHUD SAMNAY NHE AASAKTA HAI BECHARA AJAY KO LA KR KHARA KIA HAY LAKIN DON KO HARANA MUSHKIL NAHE NA MUMKIN HAI

  43. ‘son of sardar’ will definitely win the race and will be a hit while ‘jab tak hai jaan’ will be an average movie

  44. Def. Sos the music is fab just right for hol. Looking fwd to movie. Sona far the better actress kat too stiff facial exps bland

  45. jthj music is awesome with challa,ishq shava,jiya re,heer,saans and with jab tak hai jaan.
    sos music is average audiance only does not want punjabi songs .
    they want a mixture!!!!!!!!!!!!
    as jthj did

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