Archive for the ‘Hindi OST’ Category

The generic Middle Eastern sounds and familiar rhythm are downers but Nickk’s tune in Fashion queen is catchy, and works pretty well in Raahi’s vocals. Jeet Gannguli’s Thoda aur is left to Arjit Singh and Palak Muchhal to salvage given the melody’s extremely generic sound – it does have a throwaway pleasantness. The desi hiphop […]

Shugal laga le and Banjara are heady melanges! Raghu mixes racy Celtic-sound with rhythmic desi folk; the former, with its Kerala folk mix works flawlessly! Darmiyaan is Raghu’s trademark – intimate and engaging rock ballad, with a melody reminiscent of Happy New Year‘s Preetiya hesare neenu, but with higher guitar quotient. Nikita’s fantastic singing props […]

Sandeep Shirodkar does a pretty good job in improvising the catchy sadak-chaap’ness of Anu Malik’s original in Chalti hai kya featuring Dev Negi and Neha Kakkar. In Oonchi hai building 2.0, Sandeep gets Anu himself to sing it again, in a confidently spruced up package, and Anu gains a new accent for words like ‘razawmand’. […]

Tere bina, with its sparse, Father Figure-like (George Michael) rhythm works largely because of Arijit and Priya’s soaring vocals, even as the tune is largely perfunctory. Priya’s solo sad version perhaps brings the tune’s depth better! Bantai has that immediate Ganpat connection. Perhaps it was instigated by director Apoorva Lakhia who was behind that film […]

Both Rocket Saiyyan and Laddoo are adequately raucous and perfectly fit the resurgent ‘Bharat’ focused films and music that have been doing really well recently. Kankad is a great listen too, particularly Shashaa’s highly tuneful antara with a gentle, underlying pathos. Where Tanishk-Vayu score is in Kanha! The Bhimpalasi-raaga based melody gets a stunningly beautiful […]

Tanishk does a good job of recreating Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s Mere rashke qamar! He weaves Nusrat’s voice over Rahat’s and keeps the backgrounds graceful. An abominable Tulsi Kumar version and an atrocious remix follow. Tanishk’s other recreation Socha hai (Pancham’s Kehdoon tumhe, from Deewar) is surprisingly good, with tasteful music adorning Jubin and Neeti’s […]

Monday August 28, 2017 19:06

Bhoomi (Music review), Hindi – Sachin-Jigar

Dilshad Khan’s sarangi truly stands out in Lag ja gale where Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s dependable—and predictable—voice holds the earnest melody. Tejas Vinchurkar’s flute props an already catchy Trippy trippy. Neha Kakkar rocks the rendition, interjected by Badshah. Kho diya is absolutely lovely! Sachin’s rendition of the prayer-like, serene melody is outstanding, with beautifully understated […]

Saturday August 26, 2017 11:20

Simran (Music review), Hindi – Sachin-Jigar

Lagdi hai thaai maps perfectly to the enthusiasm and liveliness of Queen’s London Thumakda, with Gujarati zest replacing Punjabi zaniness. Jonita Gandhi and Guru Randhawa rock the rendition that has a breathless, foot-tapping appeal. Jonita’s closing drunk-drawl is a lovely touch! Sunidhi Chauhan is easily and absolutely the star of Pinjra tod ke that starts […]

In Barfani, Gaurav uses Jog raaga beautifully to create a deeply involving melody that’s a throwback to an earlier time. Armaan Malik and Orunima Bhattacharya excel in their respective versions. Gaurav’s other original song, Chulbuli, is a fantastic listen too, again evoking a wonderfully retro sound, expertly sung by Papon. Of Gaurav’s 2 recreations, Ghungta […]

Kaavaan kaavaan, Arjunna Harjaie’s rearranged version of Mychael Danna’s Monsoon Wedding number, Aj mera jee karda, retains the original’s heady dhol-based Punjabi mix, with Divya Kumar rocking the lively rendition. The remix is a re-mess. Arjunna’s Teen kabootar, that jail-band-jam song seems situational, given the melange’ish sound. His best is Rangdaari, with Arijit shedding his […]

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