Archive for the ‘Hindi OST’ Category

Main woh chaand is droningly Himesh, and Darshan Raval does well, given the limited material. Much like Bekhudi, that fares better, as a tune, though Aditi’s nakhras seem overdone. Wafa ne bewafai works its repetitive hook’s charm well, as Arijit leads it in style. Himesh sings Teri yaad with all his nose and the Aashiq […]

Despite the Justin Bieber plagiarism, Music Is My Art is catchy, thanks to Ashu’s electronic sound and Rachel Varghese’s captivating vocals. Ashu’s electronic coating works wonders for Ajj sanu and Dhruvtara‘s Punjabi soul too. Where it stretches its luck is in Kori pukaar, with a droning sound, and a series of 5 Punjabi tracks, and […]

Suresh Peters resurfaces again! His Hindi composing debut in Do You Wanna Dance With Me mixes shades of Michael Jackson’s Beat It with Punjabi music. Pretty good mix, delivered well by Sunidhi, and Natalie Di Luccio, and Harshdeep Kaur in two versions. A similar attempt by Salman Ahmad in Yaaro sounds kitschy, while his other […]

Wednesday February 10, 2016 20:33

Neerja (Music review), Hindi – Vishal Khurana

Starting with Gayatri mantra set to Queen’s We Will Rock You set-up, Aankhein milayenge builds well into an anthemic sound. Jeete hain chal too opens with a mantra – Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra, but in a more serene way, set to a thrumming and rousing melody. Sunidhi is fantastic in Aisa kyun maa, a pensive and […]

Tuesday January 19, 2016 17:50

Fitoor (Music review), Hindi – Amit Trivedi

Yeh fitoor mera is very Amit; a dual-mukhda structure that hammers the simple, evocative tune with a gradual build-up and a rousing ending, all wonderfully handled by Arijit. Pashmina ups the ante further with its oh-so-gentle melody, evoking Rahman’s Kaatre en vaasal (Rhythm) in the orchestration, and Amit handling the vocals impeccably. Zeb Bangash’s voice […]

The title song‘s repetitive tune is adequately droning, though Mohammed Irfan’s reprise is better than Ankit Tiwari’s. Ditto with Kheech meri photo that’s banally monotonous. Bewajah is interesting, but marred by Himesh’s awkward vocals, while Ek number is hilarious, for all the wrong reasons. Himesh gets Tera chehra right, however, thanks to the new-age ghazal-style […]

Of the two songs by Mithoon, the title song works smoothly given it mixes racy guitars with his trademark melody, sung darn well by Arijit. His other, Tere liye, is mind-numbingly maudlin. Amaal’s Hua hain aaj is an odd throwback to Nadeem-Shravan’s music, while Gazab ka hain is middlingly breezy, propped by Arijit’s vocals. Falak […]

The instantly sing-along’ish title song comes alive in Vishal Dadlani’s angst’y vocals. In Jhalli pataka, Santhosh craftily mixes foot-tapping kuthu rhythms with a very blues’y tune and Sunidhi makes the odd combo work beautifully! Dil ye ladaku is Santhosh’s trademark sound, with a brilliant profusion of violins to help Monali’s tantalizing vocals. Jagaa khunnas is […]

Friday January 1, 2016 20:16

Jugni (Music review), Hindi – Clinton Cerejo

Javed Bashir’s earthy voice adds a rich edge to Jugni‘s racy folk tune that Clinton builds much like his Coke Studio outing. The guitar work, in particular, is brilliant. Neha Kakkar’s Unplugged version, sans that mod coating, is less interesting. There’s a similar Coke Studio sound in Hatt mullah, where lyricist Shellee sings Baba Bulleh […]

Soch na sake, with its gentle lilt and Arijit Singh’s vocals, is pleasant to the point of being soporific before Tulsi Kumar wakes you up with her dependably bad singing. Arijit’s solo version doesn’t have such impediments. Mera nachan nu, led by Divya Kumar, is standard-issue Punjabi liveliness, even invoking Jaidev Kumar’s Dil le gayi […]

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