Wednesday May 28, 2014

Ek Villain (Music review), Hindi – Ankit Tiwari, Mithoon, Rabbi Ahmed & Adnan Dhool

Posted by Karthik

Ankit Tiwari’s very Pritam-style Galliyan is gorgeously mounted; his singing, the guitar and flute, lovelorn lyrics… all come together wonderfully! The film’s leading lady Shraddha Kapoor is surprisingly good despite the occasional rough edges in the unplugged version! Momina Mustehshan carries Soch Band’s (Rabbi Ahmed and Adnan Dhool) Nescafe Basement song, Awari’s ambient recreation mighty well. Mithoon’s Banjaara and Humdard, despite their dulcet sounds, sound too templatized to make an impact, but Zaroorat breaks the clutter, thanks to the contrasting rhythm for what’s essentially a pathos song, and Mustafa Zahid’s vocals. Ankit Tiwari rules over this typical Mohit Suri soundtrack.

Keywords: Ek Villain, Ankit Tiwari, Mithoon, Soch Band, Rabbi Ahmed, Adnan Dhool



  • Somak Basu

    Humdard is by composed by Ankit. Anyways Smart Review (y)

    • Muhammad Faazzil

      Humdard is composed by Mithoon. Get your facts right!

  • Temur Yusuf

    First you actually LIKED Humshakals, and now you’re essentially ignoring possibly the best song of the year in Banjaara.. what’s happening, Karthik?

    • Muhammad Faazzil

      The album itself is album of the year so far. Karthik sometimes loses his mind 😛

  • shafeeque

    the best hindi album in 2014 so far.. but the fact .. its nowhere near to AASHIQUI 2.

    • I thought that dedh ishqiya and gunday were slightly better, but definitely agree its no aashiqui 2.

  • I think you are changing views in every reviews. In case of ARR, you didnt rated high for the critical albums Mariyaan and Kadal. You ignored Popular album Aashiqui 2. You rated high for Shuddh Desi Romance another popular album. Your views are weird. For me this album has some good picks to create a trend, songs Galliyan is already hit. Awari is a slow poison. Never minds its original adaptation, people loves work more than originality. Like Pritam.

    • milliblog

      Arent’s we supposed to have different views for different albums? Did you expect me to judge all albums from one composer in the same way?

      Mariyan was average in my view, but Kadal was a 200. Aashiqui 2 being a ‘popular’ album has nothing to do with how I am ‘supposed’ to like it.

      My views are not weird – they just don’t match yours. I’m completely ok with that, even if you may not be.

  • Abhi

    All songs are quite good.nice on ears..

  • Raj Roshan

    I think this is best album of the year by miles..all songs are good to great.

    Karthik do you think sometimes you underrate melodious albums while overrate anything done by Rahman?

    For example you gave Lekar Hum Deewana Dil such good review while the album was passed as average by other music critics and music lovers.

    • milliblog

      Good question. But the trouble with that line of reasoning is that you start from a point that there is one view that is acceptable as fact, for an album/soundtrack, while I start from the point that there is no one view that is a factual opinion of an(y) soundtrack.

      People loved Mariyan and VTV, I didn’t. People didn’t like LHDD, I did. I love Galliyaan – it’s easiy one of this year’s best songs (would surely find a spot in my annual top 10), but as a whole album, I wouldn’t take this one that seriously.

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