Archive for the ‘Hindi OST’ Category

Karan Kulkarni opens the soundtrack on a blistering 80s pop note with Rappan Rappi Rap. In a way, it extends Benny Dayal’s (who sings it) own brand of music layering funk and disco. That it is also loaded with film titles, dialogs and corny pop culture references (like the 4 Nirma girls’ names) makes it […]

Mummy Ki Parchai is way too familiar Amit. That and the forced lyrics pull it down. However, Yaadon Ki Almari sells nostalgia beautifully, including that cute diversion into O.P.Nayyar’s Lakhon Hain and Palomi’s expressive singing. Her Ruk Ruk remix (by Raghav) is cringe-inducing, though. But Palomi’s Khoya Ujaala (by Daniel B.George) is a great listen, […]

Given the film’s lead is a piano player (also demonstrated by the theme instrumentals), it seems fitting the soundtrack opens with piano in Naina Da Kya Kasoor. It’s a winsome melody with Amit offering an earworm’ish hook. The song’s electronic version is a mystery, on why it was conceived, but the Unplugged version by Ayushmann […]

Thursday September 13, 2018 12:00

Manmarziyaan (Music review), Hindi – Amit Trivedi

Mast Ali’s heady vocals lift the already giddy-in-love Punjabi tune in F For Fyaar. In Daryaa, when the mukhda soars, it goes back to Amit’s Dev.D! Fantastic singing by Ammy Virk and Shahid Mallya. But the Unplugged version hardly works, with contrasting vocals by Deveshi Sahgal. Chonch Ladhiyaan is a delightful, earthy melody with Shellee’s […]

Wednesday September 12, 2018 19:22

Pataakha (Music review), Hindi – Vishal Bhardwaj

Balma gets better progressively, and Sunidhi joining Rekha lends it a lively banter-style fun. Rekha owns Hello Hello in her inimitable style! The song’s riotous tune, raucous chorus, and Rekha rolling the ‘r’s make it a great listen! The title song‘s frenetic energy is addictive – Vishal sings it with great flair. The song’s instrumental […]

Of the four songs by Niladri Kumar, Aahista is a sprawling song that starts slow and peacefully and builds itself up brilliantly. Niladri Kumar adds the music layer by layer, very creatively, while Arijit and Jonita hold forth with their vocals impressively. In Tum, it’s Atif all the way, amidst Niladri’s serene music that is […]

Of the two songs by Anurag Saikia, Chota Sa Fasana is an easy winner. Written by the film’s director Akarsh Khurana, it plays beautifully on the ‘safar’ theme of the film, and mellow tune is right up Arijit Singh’s alley. Anurag’s other song, Heartquake, is interesting for two reasons: one, the 2 variants he presents […]

Diljit Dosanjh brings his own earthy Punjabi-ness to Ishq Di Baajiyaan; the tune gets incredibly immersive with the antara, neat touches like the reverberating ‘Na ja’ phrase and the delightful chorus. The title song is goosebumps-inducing, with a superbly building tempo, and a rousing chorus. In Pardesiya, the trio produce a heart-wrenching folk song with […]

Seema Weightu extends Veera Thurandhara, with a similar Ilayarajaesque swag, but adding some Mumbaiya mix too, along with Dopeadelicz and Arunraja Kamaraj’s rap. Katravai Patravai is the soul-twin of Neruppu Da, Keba’s electric guitar replacing Jhanu Chantar’s. Instead of Neruppa Da’s searing appeal, when Yogi B roars, “Unnayum maNNayum vendru vaa Thee (Thee)raatha or thevaiyai […]

Barring Sunidhi’s spirited singing, the rest of Pappi le loon is plain zany, while Bhangra da sajda—and White Noise’s Laaj sharam—is predictably spirited Punjabi wedding dance material. But Sashwat Sachdev drops the bass to great effect in Bass gira de raja, and Aa jao naa, where lyricist Raj Shekhar’s pensive deliberations get a beautifully somber […]

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