Archive for January 26th, 2010

Tuesday January 26, 2010 17:48

Music review: Gunkali (Pakistani Pop – Kaavish)

Jaffer Zaidi’s thick’ish voice hangs like a heavy cloud waiting to pour – like Raghu Dixit’s, minus the panache. But the tunes make all the difference! Jaffer’s mother, the incredibly talented Nayyara Noor, composes and writes 2 songs – Piya dekho na and Moray sayyan; both are soulfully old-fashioned, with arrangements that blend flawlessly. Nayyara’s […]

Javed Ali spoils the otherwise lovely Mudhal pen neeye, with his horrendous pronunciation – but, thankfully, Dharan’s tune is fresh and catchy. The title song is conventional and atrocious, while Koothadu machi, despite the mish-mash’ish inspirations, makes for a funky listen, particularly the final, ‘lokkal’ sound! Hariharan and Shreya Ghoshal’s Yaaradi is a middling melody […]

Tuesday January 26, 2010 09:54

Music review: Toh Baat Pakki (Hindi – Pritam)

Jis din and Dil le jaa‘s age-old hooks sink whatever enthusiasm the rhythm tries to evoke, but Phir se is as breezy as things can get – Pritam opts for a slightly retro’ish long-drawn melody and it works very well with the lively arrangements. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s version is significantly better than Sonu’s, however. […]

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