Archive for June, 2007

Thursday June 14, 2007 16:50

Satham Podathey (Tamil, Yuvan Shankar Raja)

Azhagu kutti is dissonant, with Shankar Mahadevan sounding a tad harsh for a song sung to a kid! Oh indha kaadhal harks back to the younger Yuvan, composing predictable, trite pop. And, Adnan’s uninterested Tamil grates. Viva‘s diction is better in Pesugiren and the slow, mesmerizing tune works well. Shreya pulls off in style the […]

Thursday June 14, 2007 14:58

The Jatin Lalit top 10!

This is yet another section I’ve been meaning to start but it takes a lot of time to first compile and then make up my mind! Amongst contemporary composers, this pair has impressed me the most – beyond the set of usual suspects like Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Vishal Shekhar or Rahman. I also feel that it was […]

Monday June 11, 2007 22:47

Partner (Hindi, Sajid Wajid)

Do you wanna partner does have a certain charm to it, mainly unleashed by Udit’s entry even as Shaan’s lively vocals do the same thing to You’re my love. Dupatta tera nau rang da and Soni de nakhre work too, as cathy, techo-laden ditties – Labh Janjua’s grooving being the latter’s highlight! Maria is the […]

Monday June 11, 2007 22:45

Kuch Khwaab Aise (Shekhar Suman)

Shekhar Suman? Music album? Why? To be fair, thanks largely to Aadesh’s reasonably bearable tunes, Mere gham, Dil ki nazar and Deewana do impress, despite that awkward voice Shekhar manages to put on. The range, or the lack of it, goes completely for a toss with the other tracks, particularly the faster ones, where even […]

We Indians have got used to all plagiarism in Bollywood, but when you’re premiering your scene-to-scene copied film in England – while the original starred one of UK’s biggest stars, how can you not be worried? Varun Bajaj, producer of The Train, lifted off the Hollywood film, Derailed (starring Clive Owen) has this to say, […]

Sunday June 10, 2007 13:31

Thiruththam (Tamil – Praveen Mani)

Badava kaiya is Praveen’s continuing effort in elevating the kuthu genre, while Labam yogam sounds at best like Harris Jeyaraj aping a really bored SA Rajkumar. Paadhai therigiradhu is an ode to the 60s thathuvam genre and hams it out uninspiringly. Kaadhal kanmaniye gains from Unni Menon’s singing and the simple tune, simply works. Sidumoonji […]

Saturday June 9, 2007 21:20

Speed (Hindi, Pritam)

Wanna wanna is the pick of this soundtrack, for its pretty appealing hook and sprightly vocals by Shaan and Sunidhi. Hello is plain silly and I sincerely hope the makers have blocked the mobile number being used as the song’s highlight. The hip-hop flavored Tikhi tikhi and trance-infused Loving you work decently on the instant-gratification […]

Saturday June 9, 2007 20:26

Bheja Fry (Director: Sagar Ballary)

Having finally endured this recent toast of the multiplex generation, I’m not entirely sure who I’m supposed to be laughing at. The audience is idiot number one, for, what we have been passed in the name of a film has a script/ screenplay lifted 98% from its uncredited source, Francis Veber’s Le Dîner de cons […]

Monday June 4, 2007 21:51

Agnee (Sony BMG)

While true rock continues to evade success from Indian bands, the early 90s Agni drops its ego, adds two e’s and Sony BMG as their new record label! The selection here is pretty decent – Kabir’s angst-loaded Sadho re, the gruff metal plus folk’ish tune in Ujale baaz and the MTV Roadies theme being the […]

Monday June 4, 2007 21:12

Raula Pai Gaya (Daler Mehndi)

Daler Mehndi’s latest album, Raula Pai Gaya is a wake-up call to the once popular dancing sardar, that he’s just one among the many vying for audience’s attention, unlike his heydays! Here, he shouts, wails, pours his heart out and a few other things, much to the listeners’ annoyance – since the tunes are tediously […]

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