Posts Tagged ‘vishal shekhar

Swag se swagat has a predictable tune and sound, but the foot-tapping fluff does have swag. Dil diyan gallan has a lovely lilt for the earthy Punjabi verse, on top of Atif’s dreamy vocals! The Unplugged version by Neha Bhasin is an equally good listen, with its sparse, very-Kashmiri sound. Zinda hai is decent background […]

Friday December 2, 2016 20:40

Befikre (Music review), Hindi – Vishal-Shekhar

Nashe si chadh gayi, barring the annoying chipmunks’ish intrusions, is a lovely listen, with a hypnotic, Middle-Eastern tune and wonderfully voiced by Arijit. More Middle Eastern sound in the title song, but it is also significantly more predictable. Je T’aime is exotic European sound and that charm alone carries it easily, while You and Me‘s […]

Tuesday August 16, 2016 18:49

Akira (Music review), Hindi – Vishal-Shekhar

In Rajj rajj ke, while Sonakshi struggles hard, Nahid Afrin—the Indian Idol finalist from Assam—handles the angsty tune effortlessly in the other version. The remix evens out the angst to make an odd dance track. Purza is vintage Vishal-Shekhar! Breezy tune, brilliantly sung by Arijit, with a dash of Latino, and a surprising smattering of […]

Baby ko bass pasand hai starts off folk’ishly and makes good on the hook’s insanely catchy and dance-worthy techno promise! Mika’s 440 Volt is a templatized 90s-style masala track no doubt, but is infused with a lot of punchy sounds and an addictive foot-tapping rhythm. Nooran Sisters close the trio of rhythmic tracks with Tuk […]

Tuesday September 16, 2014 17:50

Bang Bang (Music review), Hindi – Vishal-Shekhar

Meherbaan‘s structure – the softer parts alternating with bouncy Punjabi’ness and a guitar-laden vocal choir – is mighty neat! Shilpa Rao and Ash King, are, as always, highly effective! The song’s unplugged reprise is a great listen too! Tu meri‘s boy-band sound is punchy and wonderfully catchy. Uff has that kind of rhythm and lyrics […]

India Wale is standard-issue Farah Khan chorus song, with carefully thought-through lyrics to evoke maximum jingoism. Manwa laage is earthy and highly rhythmic, while Satakli’s one-hook is adequately repeated to make some impact. Nonsense ki night‘s utterly corny lyrics helps the mish-mash, while Dance like a chammiya has an addictive ring to it. Sharabi sounds […]

Punjabi Wedding Song is as per the name – adequately Sunidhi Chauhan, with the right sprinkling of English hooks. Shake it like Shammi is a genuinely interesting take on Shammi-era rock and roll; fantastic singing by Benny Dayal and innovatively groovy. Drama queen, despite the energy, is standard-issue Dharma sound. It’s in Manchala, Zehnaseeb and […]

Tooh, that hyper energetic Punjabi ode to the derriere, is adequately and frivolously foot-tapping. Chingam chabake seems to be pushing the luck – woefully derivative. Thankfully, Dhat teri ki brings the funk back – breezy, retro-styled coolth, with fantastic vocals by Sanam Puri and Aditi Singh Sharma! Dil duffer too, with Nitesh Kadam strikingly fresh […]

One two three four is Mehmood-style South Indianized Hindi song, with a generic Tamil kuthu base. Barring its rhythmic background, Kashmir main’s tune is annoyingly templatized. Ready Steady Po is passable techno, while the title song has veteran SPB in his much-maligned, accented Hindi singing, perhaps intentionally, for a Farah-Khan-end-credits-style tune. The soundtrack is wonderfully […]

The techno-Bhojpuri sound of Baby Doll works fairly well, keeping things adequately throbbing. Vishal delivers the bouncy Pehn di takki in a strangely subdued manner – predictable, but catchy. Shekhar’s Mann baavra starts off well enough, but oddly meanders into an odd, off-key interlude and medley like assortment. We Are Like This Only is foot-tapping […]

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