Archive for December, 2013

The title song is heavily stereotyped, with odd South Indian influences too like ‘Parotta’ besides Paranthe. Party sharty is no different – assembly-line and at times out of tune too, thanks to Vasundhara. KK saves Tere bin‘s predictable Pakistani-pop sound, but Wind of Change‘s wannabe pop sound is plain annoying. Khidki se zara future aane […]

Sunday December 29, 2013 10:42

Ninnindale (Music review), Kannada – Manisharma

Bolo bham bham and Haaru haaru pass by without making any impact – that pointless and jaded in all aspects! Thankfully, Vishal Dadlani turns things around a bit with Don’t care, with Manisharma trying to spruce up his material. It’s in the melodies that the composer scores wondefully! Neenu iruvaaga is lovely, in Karthik and […]

Saturday December 28, 2013 20:11

Kangaroo (Music review), Tamil – Srinivas

Shweta Mohan’s languorous rendition props up the gloomy melody in Penjakka, aided no doubt by very-Rahman like orchestration by Srinivas. Ozhakku nilave‘s highlight is Bibin Tuttu’s vocals, a moody tune that picks up as it progresses. The gaana’ish Thaayum konja kaalam, has a simple, hummable tune, while the theme song, by Srinivas himself, is oddly […]

Thursday December 26, 2013 20:15

Milliblog India Top 10, 2013

Last year, I started a new annual property, besides the language-based lists. I called it Milliblog India Top 10 (the list from 2012) and with some comparisons between how Raja’s and Rahman’s career panned out, promptly landed the post into some pointless controversy. Let me avoid any such comparison this year – last year, it […]

Aagayam‘s choir-like opening is juxtaposed with a rather disjoint dubstep mix; the result is pretty interesting! Haricharan sounds good in the foot-tapping Orakkanna sachu nee, that possibly and interestingly touches upon Karaharapriya raaga. Meesa kokkuthan, a kuthu song, is sans any specific impact barring Saranya Ponvannan’s singing! Va idhu nethiyadi sounds like an ode to […]

Of Sajid Wajid’s three songs, Baaki sab and Photocopy are unbearably banal, but Tere naina, that sounds like the love child of Bullet Raja’s Saamne hai and Dabangg’s Tere mast mast, is a neat listen! Amal Malik’s Tumko to aana hi tha is sappy and cheesy; the House mix (Love you till the end), even […]

Thursday December 26, 2013 18:00

Oru Oorla (Music review), Tamil – Ilayaraja

Ippadiyum oruthan undu seems massively out of place in the current scheme of things despite how Raja tries – unnecessarily – to prop up the Nila adhu-style tune. Thannanthaniye and Thaaye vanthaaye, in comparison, are relatively unspoilt and the beautifully flowing melodies – that are oh-so-Raja – work easily; thanks also to Haricharan and Raja’s […]

Devi Telugufies an otherwise predictable Latino template in Aww tuzo morgh korta; kudos to Neha Bhasin for infusing life into it too! O Sayonara is an interesting idea, mixing what sounds like rock, with a folk phrase, while Sooraj Santhosh does really well in the vocals. You are my love‘s staid boy-band pop tune is […]

Wednesday December 25, 2013 20:16

Jilla (Music review), Tamil – D.Imman

Imman aims for a Thalapathy-Kaattu Kuyilu style male-leads duet in Paattu onnu and with a pulsating chendai section, and inspiring vocals by SPB and Shankar Mahadevan, almost pulls it off too! He sings Verasa pogayile himself and does mighty well because he nails the lilting melody and backgrounds wonderfully, adding fantastic innovations in the tune […]

Wednesday December 25, 2013 18:35

Dedh Ishqiya (Music review), Hindi – Vishal Bhardwaj

Vishal, thankfully, does not sing Dil ka mizaaj, like Matru’s Khamaka; he gets Rahat to do the singing, resulting in pure, dulcet magic! Rahat’s other song, Zabaan jale hai, à la Jagjit Singh ghazal’s 2.0 version is equally good! The techno-mujra Hamari atariya, despite Rekha Bhardwaj, feels contrived, but she makes up with Jagaave saari […]

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