Archive for September, 2010

Monday September 27, 2010 18:33

Coke Studio in India? A wish-list!

Supriya Nair’s piece on Coke Studio, in OPEN magazine is l-o-n-g overdue! While it explains beautifully about what makes the show and its music unique, what it leaves is for me to opine and ponder. Here goes! If we (as Indians) are left wondering about the future of non-film music in India, I see the […]

New song by duo, Vishal Shekhar, for the desi English film, Walkaway. Song is called ‘Dheere dheere’ and is sung by Vishal, though he sounds strange! Hummable, uptempo track in the duo’s true tradition.

Sada siva starts the soundtrack nicely – a simple, hummable tune backed by ambient, world music’ish backgrounds. Ranjith aces Taxi, an underground’ish track with groovy sounds, while Sunday Monday‘s highlight is the retro touch added occasionally; the tune is definitely not. That applies to Makathika and Bhoom shakana too – work solely for their orchestration […]

Saturday September 25, 2010 10:11

Mynaa (Music review), Tamil – D.Imman

Shaan’s diction sounds awkward in the title song, but tune-wise, the composer has a winner! Kichu kichu is modeled blatantly along Rahman’s Barso re, but the assortment of vocals and catchy chorus pieces help. Neeyum naanum‘s rock outlook belies Imman’s shoddy past and is mighty impressive, much like Jingu chikka, an earthy and immensely rhythmic […]

Saturday September 25, 2010 09:17

The Return of The CommonWealth Games Theme song!

Nice return, that is. The last time I was complaining and asking if Rahman was given a brief. It looks like the entire country (VK Malhotra, Aadesh Shrivastava and mainstream Indian media, in particular) has given the brief, in the form of feedback, based on the draft version released earlier!

Saturday September 25, 2010 08:07

Do Dooni Chaar (Music review), Meet Bros & Anjan-Ankit

Lots of nice-sounding things, but nothing stands out, tune-wise. NW1W.

Sunday September 19, 2010 08:16

A Flat (Music review), Hindi – Bappa Lahiri

Meetha sa has an ambient sound, though the tune is staid and predictable, much like Shreya Ghoshal’s Pyar itna na kar, that hams it up in a sleepy, standard tune. The in-your-face item’ish Chal halke suffers from a similar fate – a stale tune with a blah hook that follows the obvious pattern and doesn’t […]

Saturday September 18, 2010 21:46

Murattu Kaalai (Music review), Tamil – Srikanth Deva

NW1W. Anything more will be a waste of time. Keywords: Whatever. Blah.

Saturday September 18, 2010 21:41

Aakrosh (Music review), Hindi – Pritam

With its Viju Shah’ish item sound, Isak se meetha is surprisingly un-Pritam’ish, dated and predictable. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan gets badly stereotyped…yet again, in Man ki mat and Sasural munia is utterly bana. Sukhwinder Singh’s Ramkatha has Ramayan-dialoguebaazi for some situation in the film, that’s it. If the soundtrack has a redeeming factor, it is […]

Call me dil‘s dulcet notes get accentuated because of Rashid Ali’s vocals as Rahman gets his balladish orchestration pitch-perfect here! Rashid’s other track, Cry cry, is the mellow, pondering equivalent of Aditi; similar in its free-flowing format and conversational lyrics, particularly when Shreya Ghoshal joins, this one is vintage Rahman-style slow poison! Hello hello is […]

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