Posts Tagged ‘pritam

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 […]

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 […]

Friday June 23, 2017 15:57

Tubelight (Music review), Hindi – Pritam

A dash of Middle Eastern and a cleverly clinical variance to Balam pichkari makes Radio a great listen. Amit Mishra’s vocals and the hyper-enthusiastic backgrounds help. Amitabh Bhattacharya’s lovely lines bring Naach meri jaan alive in a big, happy chorus. In Tinka tinka, the brilliant chorus designed by Vivienne Pocha and the jaunty strings overpower […]

Jubin’s Ik vaari aa (credited to Pritam) sounds less like an electronic pop compared to JAM8-credited Arijit version, though both tunes are merely functional. Looks like producer Dinesh Vijan really likes Agent Vinod’s Raabta; after 4 versions in that film, a 5th—rather gimmicky—variant pops up here. Sadda move‘s generic Punja-bolly sound hardly works, but the […]

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 […]

Wednesday December 14, 2016 16:32

Dangal (Music review), Hindi – Pritam

Haanikarak bapu is Sarwar Khan and Sartaj Khan Barna’s—the Manganiyar singers who happen to be young kids—triumph. The kids bring a fabulously playful tone to the already ebullient tune. But lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya’s whimsical lines (“Sote jagte chhoot rahi hai, Aansu ki pichkari, Phir bhi khushna hua Mogambo, Hum tere balihari!) and Pritam’s energetic rock […]

Sonu Nigam and Prakriti Kakkar are surprisingly restrained in Tu hi na jaane; the tune is also too familiar. Jeetne ke liye has KK trying to rouse emotions in a clearly templatized setting. But Amaal wins with Bol do na zara, a Gangster-Tu hi mera style, Emraan-brand melody handled brilliantly by Armaan Malik. Pritam’s lone […]

Sunday December 6, 2015 12:22

Dilwale (Music review), Hindi – Pritam

Janam janam sounds like checking off a list of standard-issue elements in a Bollywood’ish melody, including clever use of Francis Lai’s Love Story theme, Where Do I Begin. Gerua too uses that, but goes further, with an obviously-pleasant sound, while Dilwale Theme hammers it down finally. Manma emotion is good fun, catchy hip-hop led well […]

Tuesday August 11, 2015 21:08

Phantom (Music review), Hindi – Pritam

Afghan jalebi, beyond the standardized Central Asian folk tune, is incredibly catchy thanks to Pritam’s clever and pulsating arrangements. While Asrar and Akhtar’s versions are identical, Akhtar’s second, Dumbek version goes one step forward in rhythmic catchiness. Its 4th version, by Nakash Aziz, pales in comparison due to a weaker voice. Saware rides on Arijit’s […]

Selfie le le and Aaj ki party are insipid and pointless. Atif Aslam handles the Coldplay’ish ballad, Tu chahiye, well! Ditto for the soundtrack’s best, Zindagi and Tu jo, where Jubin Nautiyal and KK perform wonderfully. Zindagi’s reprise with Rahat is equally good, but Tu jo’s other 2 versions, by Javed Ali and Papon, are […]

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