Archive for the ‘Hindi OST’ Category

Rozana rides on Shreya Ghoshal’s vocals and the lady—as usual—handles it magnificently! Rochak Kohli’s choice of backgrounds is extremely interesting, in what sounds almost like a muted march past music! But it works to accentuate the lovely melody. Sunidhi does her best in Zinda, but the tune doesn’t really push beyond standard inspirational templates. Zubi […]

Swati Sharma is unabashedly brash in Dunaliya mein and Mora piya, the latter working fervently into a qawali’ish rhythm. Indu Sonali’s Lahanga jhaanke and Hamre jobna too are expectedly ribald. Rohit creates a poignant, beautifully raaga based thumri, Badnaam jiya that Rekha Bhardwaj handles with quintessential grace. Pawni Pandey rocks the Bhojpuri dance floor with […]

Bajake tumba is earthy Punjabi template done very well, backed by Romy’s lively singing. Romy is even better in Dum dum and Sahiba, both delightfully breezy folk numbers! The former has a beautiful sufi-sound, with a captivating incantation-style twist mid-way, while the latter is an incredibly sweet melody, with Pawni Pandey joining Romy seamlessly. Diljit […]

Itna tumhe sounds like something that’s the output of Mahesh Bhatt/Vishesh Films roping in Justin Bieber to produce a song for them. It does have an affable sound and Yaseer Desai’s singing helps. Tu hi toh mera too is very Bhatt and the strings-loaded sound is passably interesting. Chatur naar has its sight at the […]

Kuch parbat hilaayein doesn’t hammer the inspirational high, but manages to wrap it in a warm package. Arijit Singh’s vocals, the fantastic chorus, the lilting pop sound and the world-music’ish chants add significant value. In the song’s intimate version, Salim is equally good, accentuating the nuances perfectly. Poori qaaynaat is straight out of Coke Studio! […]

Aashiq surrender hua is a dedicated Bollywoodisation of an infectious, foot-tapping South-Indian kuthu song! Amaal’s second, Roke na ruke, is the complete opposite! The song transcends conventional Dharma pathos templates riding on Arijit’s affecting singing. Akhil Sachdeva’s—Nasha Band’s vocalist making his Bollywood debut—Humsafar is a passable Pakistani-pop knockoff. Tanishk Bagchi closes the soundtrack with 2 […]

Saturday February 4, 2017 11:02

Irada (Music review), Hindi – Neeraj Shridhar

Mahi is unlike what one expects from a remix-master like Neeraj Shridhar (of Bombay Vikings fame)! Neeraj hands Harshdeep Kaur a captivating melody with a strong Rajasthani folk whiff, while retaining an engaging background rhythm. For the title song, while Nikhil Uzgare sings the guitar-laden rock melody mighty well, the overall package is rather generic. […]

Manoj Yadav’s yin-yang verses and the Bappi-Kalpana Patowary combo lift Pyaar ka test beyond its generic’ness. The charming Mannerless Majnu‘s—Shruti singing about Bitto!—highlight is Sukanya Purkayastha’s delightful rendition. Abhishek-Akshay’s last, the heady, Punjabi Dimpi de naal is (late) Labh Janjua’s lively show. Keegan Pinto’s Pakistani-pop’ish Bhaag milky and the Indi-rock’ish Faraar are competent. Anjana Ankur […]

The original Laila from Qurbani, by Kalyanji-Anandji is so compelling a dance track that it’s no surprise the recreation works seamlessly too. Ram’s imagination, particularly Ed Gibson’s amped up trumpets, work brilliantly, as does Pawni Pandey’s spirited vocals. Udi udi jaye is straight out of Ram’s Coke Studio (MTV, Season 3) repertoire, given the heady […]

The women in Rangoon seem to be having raucous fun, while the men either brood or sing jubilant praises of the woman! Sunidhi enthusiastically swears (in) Bloody hell, lamenting the bell that stalled a proposal, with Gulzar adding many other ‘English’ acts, besides English kiss! Mere miyan gaye England is Gulzar mischievously subverting Mere piya […]

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