Posts Tagged ‘amit trivedi

Update: A note by Atul, via Facebook, in response to my post, appended at the end. First, the video that kickstarted these thoughts in my head. This video is interesting for multiple reasons. Let me list them all! 1. It is hosted by Madhav Das, ex-founder of Magnasound, the label that introduced international music to […]

Wednesday January 29, 2014 20:25

Queen (Music review), Hindi – Amit Trivedi

London thumakda is the soundtrack’s most straight-forward and accessible song – simple, catchy tune, sung with earthy flavor by Labh Janjua with the right dollop of enthusiasm. O gujariya too falls in that zone – easy listening techno ditty with the right punch and disapassionately manic singing by Shefali and Nikhil. Badra bahaar sees Amit […]

Wednesday May 29, 2013 20:00

Lootera (Music review), Hindi – Amit Trivedi

Sawaar loon is unbearably sweet! Monali Thakur’s voice works big time, but the star here is Amit. He embellishes the tune with a lilting, old-world rhythm, gorgeously sweeping violins and a short, captivating vocal rhythm that he himself delivers just two times in the song! Amitabh Bhattacharya writes and sings Ankahee… and how! The pleasant […]

Amitabh Bhattacharya’s lyrics prop Bachchan well, much like Sukhwinder’s spirited singing, though it’s all for a tad simplistic tune. Akkad bakkad is more like Amit, though – beautifully sung by Mohit Chauhan; but, a bit too familiar within Amit’s repertoire. But he makes up for that with two dramatically divergent versions of Murabba – the […]

Swanand Kirkire’s wonderful imagination powers Manjha, while Amit sings it with his usual panache. Additional plus is the absolutely gorgeous use of Esraj, a peculiar choice given its East Indian origins against the film’s Western base! Shubhaarambh features an inventive staccato variant of the Dandiya rhythm, while Shehnai and Bagpipes make love in the background […]

Kiklikalerdi is rhythmic and catchy, no doubt, but is also rather rudimentary. Motorwada gets it right with funky Punjabi layer on hip-hop. The title song is wonderfully earthy, but also so un-Amit’ish with its bare minimum, authentic sound; its instrumental version carries Amit’s signature, though! Harshdeep Kaur sounds stunning in Luni hasi and literally carries […]

Saturday September 22, 2012 10:55

Aiyyaa (Music review), Hindi – Amit Trivedi

Dreamum wakeupum’s Mehmood-style South Indian parody works wonders. Soumya Rao’s singing is impeccable, but with rib-tickling lyrics, Amitabh Bhattacharya is the real hero of the song. Wakda takes the Mehmood-feel – sound-wise – with that comic, faux-carnatic infusion, but Amit’s own spirited style underlines the song more than the parody. What To Do is better […]

Badla nazara, beyond the frivolous techno sound, carries enough nuances – like quirky wordplay and the squeaky title hook – to hold one’s attention. And Shilpa Rao can seldom go wrong anyway, while Amit’s own version is a good attempt too. Shilpa also carries Gustakh dil brilliantly, with its immersive slow rock sound with a […]

Chokra jawan amply demonstrates Vishal Dadlani and Sunidhi’s vocal chemistry – they are electric in this rustic coming-of-age celebration with inventive lyrics; its tune moves to a spectacular band-bajaa sound with an endearing free-flowing’ness! Jhalla wallah does seem to ape Bunty Aur Babli’s Kajra re – and there are many instrumental cues to it as […]

The title song is breezy and foot-tapping in a predictable way, while Gubbare ushers in strong Aisha recall for assorted reasons, with a horn-filled, dreamy feel. Ash King pulls off a neat desi-Elvis in Aunty Ji, even as the track references multiple genres in a likeable hodgepodge. Aahatein lays it thick with the filmy, Karan […]

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