Archive for the ‘Hindi OST’ Category

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 […]

Disco disco supposedly had some input from Karan Johar. It shows. Amidst compelling 80s-style disco funk from Malayalam and Zeb’s Ishquiya (Lipstick Under My Burkha), this one’s bland Punjabicized abomination. Baat ban jaye fares better with its likeable bounce, though it’s templatized pop. Arijit and Shreya (lovely lower pitched antara!) are dependably good in the […]

Tanishk Bagchi’s Sweety tera is built efficiently around the hook and with that catchy rhythm, it works effortlessly. Tanishk’s other composition that he shares credit with Vayu—Twist kamariya—isn’t quite as lucky, with its templatized sound. Arko’s Nazm is a lovely melody that is not in its best form in his own sappy voice, but in […]

From Shahid Mallya’s earthy opening to Sunidhi’s punchy hook, Radha comes beautifully alive with even that fantastic EDM line in the middle! In Beech beech mein, Pritam cooks up superb retro-funk, with a touch of jazz, while Arijit literally showboats the rendition with his falsetto. In Phurr, Diplo, Tushar Joshi and Mohit Chauhan join to […]

I am India, the anthemic band song rides on the easy, repetitive hook and the racy ending, though Arijit sounding so much like Amit Trivedi is supremely discomforting. Amit does differentiate his voice in the song’s other version, a decidedly more street-smart version with a less anthemic sound. Hulchul, Junooni and Udanchoo are trademark Amit […]

Of the 2 songs by Vickey Prasad, Hans mat pagli is an easy winner, with its folksy, breezy melody that evokes composer Krsna’s repertoire and winsome vocals by Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghosal. In comparison, Vickey’s other song, Bakheda—and Sachet-Parampara’s Shuba ki train—are standard-issue, familiar materials. Manas-Shikhar’s Gori tu latthmaar is a complete joy! The […]

Zeb hands over her Sandara number (originally by Haji Saifuddin)—re-written by Anvita Dutt as Jigi jigi—to Malini Awasthi. Malini folksy raunch gives it a new twist, with Zeb’s brilliantly mounted brass. Ishquiya‘s groovy disco funk is handled with perfect oomph by Neeti Mohan, with excellent support by Ankur Mukherjee’s guitar. In Le li jaan, Zeb […]

Thursday July 13, 2017 20:01

Jagga Jasoos (Music review), Hindi – Pritam

There’s so much to like in Ullu ka pattha – Vivienne Pocha’s ‘Ulule’ hook—with a clever yodel effect, Daniel García Diego’s scintillating Flamenco guitar, and the way multiple streams converge when Nikitha Gandhi starts, ‘Be sar pair ki…”. Arijit and Nikitha are fantastic, handling the energetic tune. Plagiarism allegations notwithstanding, there is definitely a Bihu/Assamese […]

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