Archive for September, 2013

Sachin Jigar get the Telugu masala idiom mighty well in Rowdy fellows, but it is a bit too templatized, with a very familiar and predictable hook to make any difference. But the duo get back to their Shuddh Desi Romance territory in Meher meher – lovely, breezy melody, with the harmonium’ish sound as the highlight, […]

Sukhwinder Singh lords over Chan kitthan like only he can, with Hitesh creating a Punjabi power-ballad! Tapas Roy’s mandolin replaces the usually expected iktara, even as the backing vocalists – Fateh Shergil, Akram Khan, Nazam Khan, Neha Khosla, Aman Khan, Shipra Goel, Anu Chauhan, Sandeep Kaur and Alamgir Khan – offer fantastic support, till they […]

Rex Vijayan’s very-reggae Thanaro is instantly catchy, with great support from Sreenath Bhasi’s vocals; Rex plays beautifully with the guitar and the chorus. Govind Menon of Thaikkudam Bridge opens his part with the energetic Harthal Punk, making good use of electric guitar in the fragmented tune, while Raghu Dixit, making his Malayalam debut, gels wonderfully […]

Facebook login is gimmicky in every sense, with a flat tune to boot! Nee enna pesuvai (both versions!) drones on like a post-heydays boy-band ballad, while Get ready for my mojo is no different, with its 90s pop sound. Who is JK, with pedestrian lyrics by Cheran himself and heavily auto-tuned voice of the composer, […]

Jabili nuvve lives up to the heavy promo hype! Ranjith is superb in this breezy, rhythmic melody, with Thaman acing the chorus and lilting orchestration! Pandaga chesko sounds distinctly like a Devi Sri Prasad track, and has interesting carnatic mandolin and constant background guitar playing to good effect. Idhi ranarangam is bombastic and templatized, while […]

The severely under-rated Tochi Raina is the highlight of Rabba. The man lords over the lovely melody Amit cooks up, with some support from Jaggi’s rap. Sukhjinder Singh’s constant algoza sound is a lovely native Punjabi infusion in the tune, while the three ladies providing backing vocals – Dawn Cordo, Murishka Dcruz, Ardelia Dcruz – […]

Saturday September 21, 2013 08:09

Naiyaandi (Music review), Tamil – Ghibran

Teddy bear‘s arcade games sound, with that mind-bogglingly curious tune that eventually goes zany, mixing kuthu and more 8-bit sounds, is a brave experiment! Ae le le, barring Leon D’Souza’s garbled Tamil (backed by Sundar Narayana Rao, where it matters the most!), is similar in tone to Ghibran’s Kuru kuru (Vathikuchi) and is a thoroughly […]

Adadada arrambame is loaded with festive exuberance and uses alternating percussions to good effect. En fuse pochu sounds like something Yuvan usually reserves for Simbu, right up to the corny lyrics and is just passable. Hare rama‘s heady sound is largely due to Tanvi and Shaktisree’s lovely vocals and catchy rhythm, while the supposed ode […]

Friday September 20, 2013 21:36

Krrish 3 (Music review), Hindi – Rajesh Roshan

Krrish Krrish, with corny chorus, bizarre sounds and Mamta Sharma’s funny vocals, is embarrassing. Raghupati raghav is not far either – besides the obviously catchy rhythm pandering to Hrithik’s feet and sinewy body, the song is exasperating! You are my love ups the ante… Anand Milind sound from 90s and Alisha Chinoy sounding like someone […]

Baisara beera Papon ropes in Assam-born, Bhojpuri singing sensation Kalpana Patowary to join him in a Assamese-Rajasthani song… how is that for fusion! That interlude featuring Akhlak Hussain Varsi’s harmonium and Kalyan Baruah’s guitar, and the consistently impressive backgrounds from traditional instruments including Nagada (Nathulal Solanki) and Ravanhatha (Sugana Ram) make this song a winner! […]

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