Archive for May, 2012

Thursday May 31, 2012 22:02

Top recent listens (May 2012)

Pathirayo pakalai – Bachelor Party (Malayalam – Rahul Raj) While I love the song per se, even the video is mesmerizing. Amal Neerad presents the lead pair (Nithya Menen and Asif Ali) brilliantly and choreography is top class. Indha vaan veli – Aarohanam (Tamil – K) Composer K’s second soundtrack after the stunning Yudham Sei. […]

Topiwalleh is all bassy reggae with lyrics that hits out at politicians; Sanjeev Nayak’s violin conversing with the guitar is a lovely touch. Koorane seems to be doffing a hat at The Doors’ Roadhouse Blues; the hook is brilliant, while the folk embellishments are amazing! Rishton ka raasta is pleasant, and pensive, again with gorgeous […]

In Jiya tu, Sneha craftily mixes Manoj Tiwari’s earthy vocals with her brand of funky backgrounds. Hunter, despite the look-ma-I’m-cool tag upfront, is curiously interesting for its Caribbean and Soca sound, and the outrageous lyrics. Echoing Karz’s Om Shanti Om, O womaniya is bloody inventive; simple, seemingly folk’ish tune, sung with superb verve. Amit Trivedi […]

Wajid does a surprisingly good job in singing the bubbly Mukhtasar that, for some inexplicable reason, sounds a lot like London Paris New York’s title song! Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s Allah jaane is predictable, but is wonderfully serene and pleasant! Jabse mere dil ko‘s guitar and retro outlook is very appealing, as is Sonu and […]

Maare re is noisy, but works well as something loud and jolly at the stadium. Urmila Dhangar’s Marathi mix in Mala jau de is wonderfully orchestrated; Pritam chooses his sounds very well to accentuate the fun element. The kids chorus in Ae mere mann is a beautiful highlight, while Shyamantan Das confidently leads the vocals. […]

Tuesday May 8, 2012 21:34

Top recent listens (April 2012)

Chokra jawan, Title song, Aafaton ke parindey & Pareshaan – Ishaqzaade (Hindi – Amit Trivedi) The soundtrack of the season! If Chokra jawaan showcases Vishal Dadlani’s vocal prowess (the part where he makes Sunidhi go ‘Kya gata hai, kya gata hai is super, in particular), Aafaton ke parindey’s dubstep-inspired sound is brilliantly catchy, even as […]

Ranga Rao’s popular yesteryear song from Bahaddur Gandu gets a funky, funny remix in Oorige nee (Muthinantha maatondu gottenamma); Upendra goes a good job in singing it in his usual style, along with Sunitha Boparaj. Ambika seems a lot like the popular MGR number from Idhayakkani, Inbame, but uses a typical 80s Hindi song background […]

Chinta ta ta shamelessly – and without any credit – rips off MM Kreem’s Telugu original from the film’s original, Vikramarkudu. If it sounds catchy, don’t credit Sajid Wajid for it. Dhadhang dhang and Chammak challo bring back the pointless 90s masala music we had gladly gotten over, while Aa re mauls the catchy cue […]

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 […]

Poondamalli, despite LR Eswari’s post-Kalasala presence, falls flat with a tune that hardly works and even the music is ho-hum. Kelamale is trademark Thaman – auto-tuned to perfection and a mighty pleasant, breezy tune! The unplugged version too is a wonderful listen, with Thaman replacing Aalaap Raju. Kaalangal, with Javed Ali and Chinmayi’s vocals is […]

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