Archive for March 27th, 2010

After Raja Sen’s 5 and Rajeev Masand’s 4, I did have starry expectations out of Dibakar Banerjee’s Love Sex Aur Dhokha. After all, his Khosla Ka Ghosla was delightful, while he incredibly upped the ante in Oye Lucky Lucky Oye – so how wrong can he go in LSD? Turns out…very! The first thing is […]

Saturday March 27, 2010 11:03

Music review: Jannat (Indipop – Ankur Tewari)

Ankur Tewari’s acoustic rich debut pop album holds some genuinely interesting tracks! Like Chand chahiye, Aaj kyon, Hum and Shehar mein, which are easy on the ear and even have you humming along the spunky, lilting arrangements. In the more mellow tracks like Musafir, Tujhe jaane and Shukriya, Xulfi’s terribly familiar sound acts as much […]

There’s something still distinctly 90s indipop in Ranjit Barot’s music. And it permeates all through this soundtrack. Sahi bola and Aye dost have an easygoing street-smartness that would have wowed, a decade ago, but some of the nifty arrangements are woven quite well! The charming title song is the best of the lot, but Raja […]

Saturday March 27, 2010 09:16

The bastardization of Indian film music

I was asked to pen a column for the March issue of RadioAndMusic magazine and I chose to write about my pet topic – music plagiarism in India. Here’s the magazine’s online version and here’s my column titled, ‘The bastardization of Indian Film Music’ (click on it for larger version).

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