Archive for February 3rd, 2013

Sunday February 3, 2013 17:17

Top recent listens (January 2013)

Manjha, Shubhaarambh & Meethi boliyaan – Kai Po Che (Hindi – Amit Trivedi) Kai Po Che is only the 2nd time (or is it the 3rd) that I’m adding a soundtrack in the Top Recent Listens list of a previous month even though its Milliblog review was in the subsequent month (though, in the first […]

Out of the four tracks, the soundtrack sees the composers bestowing three on Atif Aslam – Aa bhi ja has him soaring with his vocals in his characteristic style; Dil na jaane, his techno-duet with Anushka Manchanda is sufficiently foot-tapping and Hai na, that he dominates completely above Priya Ranchal. Surprisingly, the composers reserve the […]

Roxen’s Mustafa Zahid offers an extended version of the band’s own acoustic hit, Kaisay jiyein, in Hum jee lenge – largely predictable and staid Pakistani pop. Of the three songs by Pritam, Teri jhuki nazar, by Shafqat Amanat Ali, hardly raises above the familiar template. Ditto with Jaata hai tujh tak, sung by Nikhil Dsouza […]

Swanand Kirkire’s wonderful imagination powers Manjha, while Amit sings it with his usual panache. Additional plus is the absolutely gorgeous use of Esraj, a peculiar choice given its East Indian origins against the film’s Western base! Shubhaarambh features an inventive staccato variant of the Dandiya rhythm, while Shehnai and Bagpipes make love in the background […]

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