Archive for February, 2013

Punjabiyaan di battery is a lively celebration of the Punjabi energy, thanks to enthusiastic vocals by Mika and Yo Yo Honey Singh, and Kumaar’s lyrics. Kumaar’s wise-cracks continue in Main senti hoon, another peppy Punju number with Jaspreet Jasz, Shalmali Kholgade and someone who suggestively moans generously. Panjabi MC’s Haaay overdoses on the Punju hip-hop […]

Thursday February 14, 2013 20:25

Onbadhula Guru (Music review), Tamil – K

Vaa machi seems straight out of Mysskin’s film, conjuring images of a lady in yellow sari; harmonious kuthu! Vidhavidhamaga is an odd mish-mash of a tune and sounds, while Theera theera is a strange rehash of Anniyan’s Andangakka, which itself sourced the tune from Alibaba and 40 thieves’s Chinnanchiru chitte. Alayadhe summa summa has at […]

Wednesday February 13, 2013 20:48

Vathikuchi (Music review), Tamil – Ghibran

Kuru kuru has a brilliant violin base that makes it seem so much like a song from composer K! But, as the song gathers steam, Ghibran leaves his stamp mighty well, particularly in the sprawling interludes and the unusual tunes changes in the anupallavi, helped generously by Sundar Narayana Rao’s fresh, confident vocals! Amma Wake […]

Sajid-Wajid’s recreation of Bappi Lahiri’s super-hit, super-kitschy 80s originals – Naino mein and Taki taki – use the source material well, resulting in fairly entertaining versions in a fresh, new-kitschy way! It’s when the duo is entrusted with creating new material that they flounder – Dhoka is plain horrendous, while for the moronic Bum pe […]

The traditional Jugni gets an edgy, funky spin in Sandeep’s hands, while Sowmya Raoh is the star of the supremely jazzy Idhar gire; Sandeep digs into his recent collaborations to layer it beautifully. Media se sees Sandeep channelling his inner Vishal Bharadwaj with his own unique touches to the filmy, naughty qawali, sung well by […]

The title song works like a groovy adaptation of the classic Bond theme; Vishal Dadlani makes a superb Kannada debut too! Maleyali minda is absolutely gorgeous – feathery melody that also features a lovely Konkani interlude! Aase aase has a perky tune and also some spirited effects and guitar, while Shankar Mahadevan is the soul […]

Sunday February 10, 2013 20:48

Settai (Music review), Tamil – Thaman S

It’s hard to believe that Agalaadhe and Poyum poyum are from Thaman! With their minimal orchestration, lilting tune modulations and gibberish chorus, they sound almost like Harris Jayaraj’s. Edhathaan kanduttey is trademark Thaman techno-kuthu; superbly written and sung by Gana Bala. Laila laila is annoyingly outdated, but Arjuna arjuna stands out with its exclusive focus […]

Sachin Jigar’s reworking of Chaalbaaz’s Naa jaane is sufficiently funky thanks to oomphy vocals by Anushka Manchanda. Their other 2 songs – Capuchino, a cool offering with interesting vocals by Abhishek Nailwal and a neat Celtic hook, and Darbadar, a wonderfully arranged mod qawali of sorts, superbly sung by Monali Thakur – work very well […]

Sunday February 3, 2013 17:17

Top recent listens (January 2013)

Manjha, Shubhaarambh & Meethi boliyaan – Kai Po Che (Hindi – Amit Trivedi) Kai Po Che is only the 2nd time (or is it the 3rd) that I’m adding a soundtrack in the Top Recent Listens list of a previous month even though its Milliblog review was in the subsequent month (though, in the first […]

Out of the four tracks, the soundtrack sees the composers bestowing three on Atif Aslam – Aa bhi ja has him soaring with his vocals in his characteristic style; Dil na jaane, his techno-duet with Anushka Manchanda is sufficiently foot-tapping and Hai na, that he dominates completely above Priya Ranchal. Surprisingly, the composers reserve the […]

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