Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013) – Music review

With Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra teams up with the ‘usually good but slightly out of touch these days’ Shankar Ehsaan loy. Lyrics are by Prasoon Joshi. Predictably, the album has a brilliant ‘Gurbani’. While Daler Mehndi does a good job, it is the excellent violins throughout and the cello in the beginning that … Continue reading Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013) – Music review

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Goliyon ki rasLeela – Ramleela (2013) Music review

Just pasting some old reviews I penned for Timeout Bombay. Doing this because these reviews aren't available anywhere now since Timeout Bombay couldn't afford (tch tch!) to keep old archives on the internet going. Sanjay Leela Bhansali (SLB) is back to engage us with Ramleela and he has composed the music of the film. His … Continue reading Goliyon ki rasLeela – Ramleela (2013) Music review

Lootera (2013) – Music review

From the archives which got deleted since Timeout Bombay couldn't afford to keep their content on web. Vikramaditya Motwane, after a superb outing with Udaan is back with his new film Lootera.The music of Lootera is composed by Amit Trivedi and songs are penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya. The album, for most part oozes with minimalist … Continue reading Lootera (2013) – Music review

Kahun aur Kya – Ghazal album review

Universal music INR 150 on iTunes Released - November 2013 Penned by Ameeta Parsuram ‘Meeta’ Vocals by Ustad Shafqat ali khan and Meeta The album starts with the ghazal that lends its name to the album Kahu aur kya is a delicately composed and sung by Shafqat ali khan. The excellent tabla and sitar for … Continue reading Kahun aur Kya – Ghazal album review

Thoughts of Episode 4 & 5 – CokeStudio Pakistan Season 6

Episode 4 Aamay Bhashaili Rey – Alamgir sahab started this in what is called Dhaka bangla, I am told. A heart breaking and tear inducing request made to the ‘majhi’. Alamgir sahab isn’t new to singing so it was hardly a surprise to see him taking this traditional composition and hugging it out melodiously. Fariha … Continue reading Thoughts of Episode 4 & 5 – CokeStudio Pakistan Season 6

CokeStudio Pakistan, Season 6, Thoughts on Episode 1 to 3

The yearly ritual of waiting for the new season of CokeStudio 'Original wala' was rewarded by the entire team of CokeStudio Pakistan. While most musicians are still struggling with 'fusion', Rohail has upped the ante and has moved the entire CokeStudio Pakistan to the next level of fusion this time round. You can read more … Continue reading CokeStudio Pakistan, Season 6, Thoughts on Episode 1 to 3