Posts Tagged ‘vishal shekhar

Bharat mata ki jai, with 6 singers, is an enthusiastically raucous package with biting sarcasm in its lyrics, by Dibakar himself. Imported kamariya is not very different tune-wise, but this one doesn’t register. The utopian Morcha works for Vishal’s lyrics and the anthemic tune. The soundtrack’s highlights are Duaa and Khudaaya – the former, an […]

Tuesday February 14, 2012 19:13

Kahaani (Music review), Hindi – Vishal Shekhar

Aami shotti bolchi is a cornucopia of genres, but works well together with Usha Uthup towering above all. Javed Bashir’s Piya tu flows ahead beautifully from Ra.One’s Bhare naina, while the title song, no doubt a striking melody, feels like highly stylized 90s pathos, particularly the KK version; the other version by Shreya, due to […]

Ooh la la is a clever reworking of Bappi Lahiri’s (also one of its singers, besides Shreya Ghoshal) Mawaali number, Oi Amma and many other similar 80s songs; the strings piece by Bombay Strings Orchestra stands out, in particular apart from the sensuous urgency in the racy tune. It’s hard to believe Ishq sufiyana is […]

Tuesday September 13, 2011 20:11

Ra.One (Music review), Hindi – Vishal Shekhar

Chammak challo is Vishal Shekhar’s own Jai ho, with Akon; instantly catchy, with a musical package that incorporates Tamil verses by Hamsika Iyer, even as it seems to offer a subtle nod to Choli ke peeche, at places! Criminal cleverly morphs Akon’s predominantly western sound with the Indian sound helmed by Vishal. Dildara is another […]

Tuesday September 13, 2011 20:09

Rascals (Music review), Hindi – Vishal Shekhar

NW1W. Ugh! Keywords: Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Vishal Shekhar, Rascals

Haal-e-dil is gorgeously resonant! The track is treated appropriately by the composers; minimal music and even that tabla (or, is it mridangam? Valid query from @Sharathpadaru) entering later in the track adds great value! The title song is a nice, catchy acapella gimmick, including vocalizing the electric guitar to decent results! In comparison, the dub […]

Shirish Kunder’s stagey title song is interestingly gimmicky – with Sonu Nigam’s impressive Dasavatharam-style multi-voice singing topping the list, while Sheila ki jawani is a zingy, rabble-rousing scorcher that is mainly Sunidhi’s show! The only thing differentiating the energetic, well-sung techno qawali Wallah re wallah from Shankar Ehsaan Loy’s repertoire is Shankar’s missing vocals…thankfully! Badey […]

Adhoore and Ajab lehar are trademark Vishal Shekhar; if the former is catchy and beautifully uptempo, the latter’s orchestration makes all the difference! Prasoon Joshi makes his impact wonderfully in Dhoop ke makaan, while Shekhar and Sunidhi are in scintillating form with their vocals. Monica ‘Shaa’ir’ Dogra competes proficiently with Vishal’s already impeccable singing in […]

The Pancham touch is smart and subtle in the title song‘s background; the enthusiasm quotient, in large part by Nikhil D’Souza and Monali Thakur’s vocals, is obvious and addictive. The second title song, featuring Vishal and Shilpa Rao is completely different and fuses Vishal Shekhar’ish rock with the Indian impressively! Lucky Ali completely rocks Hairat; […]

Jab mila tu is delightfully bouncy; tremendous vocals by Vishal, and sparkling interludes! Bin tere has everything going for it, barring that ennui of offering yet-another track to Shafqat that reminds one of his previous tracks; Shekhar’s unplugged version is enthralling though. The title song is addictive and lively, along with a catchy hook that […]

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