Kalank Music Review

I am so grand. I am so grand. I am very grand. Also, did you know I am grand? My innocent question - Where did the melody go? A forgettable outing for Pritam, but what a fabulous pen Amitabh Bhattacharya has got here. My review below. https://soundcloud.com/almostareview/bbc-music-review-kalank-19-04-2019

2018 – Film Music Round Up + Playlist

  In the last 5 years, 2018 was easily the best when it came to film music. It was also the year in which the drip irrigation music release technique ('release one song when you want and let them wait for the album') was at its peak(?). At the time this post is getting baked, … Continue reading 2018 – Film Music Round Up + Playlist

Laila Majnu 2018 – Music review

You can listen to the review of this album here. I apologise for the bad quality of sound, all my fault. This review appeared first on B.B.C. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06jqmhp Do yourself a favour and explore Katyo chuko at every platform you can. Mohammed Muneem Niazi is a treasure. Loved the song. a bit. too. much. Pity … Continue reading Laila Majnu 2018 – Music review

2017 – Hindi film songs I liked (Playlist link embedded)

This post first appeared here - https://moifightclub.com/2017/12/24/rewind-2017-film-songs-moifightclub/ To quote Stephen Witt, Listening to hundreds of new releases a year could lead to a kind of jaded auditory cynicism. Last year, I wasn’t expecting a lot, and the year was fine. This year, I wasn’t expecting much yet some albums surprised me (Thank God I have always been … Continue reading 2017 – Hindi film songs I liked (Playlist link embedded)

CityLights (2014) – Music review

Posting this from archives. Music – Jeet Gannguli Lyrics – Rashmi Singh National award winner RajKummar Rao teams up yet again with director Hansal Mehta in Citylight, which is an Indian adaptation of British film "Metro Manila". Muskuraane ki wajah is sung by Arijit Singh and the ‘romantic’ version of the same has a nice … Continue reading CityLights (2014) – Music review

Jab Harry met Sejal – Music review

Pasting the review that first appeared on moifightclub here. You can listen to my music review on B.B.C. link here. One of the things you have to do when you review film music is to review almost every film album, and when you summarize the year, you get a real picture of the music scene – … Continue reading Jab Harry met Sejal – Music review

Jab harry met Sejal – Music review

You can listen to the music review of this cracker of an album here - http://www.bbc.com/hindi/sport-40758195 After Rangoon, finally some good film music. If this blogpost could scream, it would scream out to the world how much i love this album. Pritam, there is no wear and tear I see when it comes to you … Continue reading Jab harry met Sejal – Music review

Shab – Music review

You can listen to the music review of Shab here आडियोबीबीसीसंगीतसमीक्षा https://soundcloud.com/almostareview/shab-music-review-7-july-2017-bbc-india   I think the song Afiya was supposed to be in Onir's 'I am'. Music review if 'I am' is here, just in case https://almostareview.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/i-am-music-review/ (c) For all B.B.C. recordings belongs to B.B.C. Hindi

Half Girlfriend – Music Review

You can listen to my music review of Half Girlfriend here - http://www.bbc.com/hindi/media-39899349 A surprisingly good album that is weighed down by 'done to death' Aashiqu-sque tune, a shrill Shreya Ghosal nearly murdering a Pakistani gem and lastly - a surprising English song that is very very good! Thumbs up!

Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya – Music review

You can listen to my music review of Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya here - http://www.bbc.com/hindi/entertainment-39156009 Energetic, missing the mark often but with two solid filmi songs which are original, thankfully. You can listen to the full album and find all artist credits here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTRsPv3r5b0  

Rangoon – Music review

You can listen to my music review of Rangoon here  - http://www.bbc.com/hindi/media-38772961  You can find out the glorious artist line up that is responsible for the music of Rangoon here - https://almostareview.wordpress.com/2017/01/21/rangoon-music-credits-with-a-bit-of-trivia/ There is a soul satisfying thump in Bloody Hell owing largely to the raunchy lyrics. I mean ‘Ishq kiya angrezi mein’ has got to ‘ring bells’ at … Continue reading Rangoon – Music review

MSD – Template overload yet surprisingly good at times!

Thoughts on the music album - M.S. Dhoni - The Untold story Music - Amaal Malik and Rochak Kohli Lyrics - Manoj Muntashir M.S. Dhoni has done many a good things for the aspirational small town cricketer because of  which he will always be a shining star in the narrative of modern day cricket. In … Continue reading MSD – Template overload yet surprisingly good at times!

Mohenjo daro – Music review

This review first appeared here - http://www.thequint.com/entertainment/2016/07/08/review-music-mohenjo-daro-ar-rahman-hrithik-roshan-pooja-hegde-ashutosh-gowariker You can listen to my music review on the B.B.C. website -http://www.bbc.com/hindi/multimedia/2016/07/160728_bbc_mr_vm Ashutosh Gowariker and AR Rahman with a historical drama backdrop between them has all the makings of a delicious music album. This is purely because of the precedence this duo has set when we look at the … Continue reading Mohenjo daro – Music review

Music review – Fever

You can listen to the music review here - http://www.bbc.com/hindi/multimedia/2016/07/160707_bbc_music_review_spk.shtml An album that has as many as 15 songs, misses the melody point completely.

Sarbjit – Music review

This review first appeared on Quint - http://www.thequint.com/entertainment/2016/05/04/music-review-sarbjit-aishwarya-rai-randeep-hooda-richa-chadda-arijit-singh-amaal-malik You can also listen to my music review of Sarbjit on B.B.C. here - http://www.bbc.com/hindi/multimedia/2016/05/160513_bbc_music_review_vm.shtml The makers of Sarbjit have a solid subject and a star at the helm to make it a substantial film, however they decided to take things up a notch by adding music that tries too hard … Continue reading Sarbjit – Music review

Music review – Kapoor & Sons (Estd. 1921)

The review first appeared in text here - http://www.thequint.com/entertainment/2016/03/09/kapoor-and-sons-music-review-badshah-alia-bhatt-fawad-khan-sidharth-kapoor You can listen to my review on B.B.C. here http://www.bbc.com/hindi/multimedia/2016/03/160310_music_review_vm Music - Amaal Mallik, Badshah, Arko Pravo Mukherjee and Tanishk Bagchi. Lyrics  - Badshah, Kumaar, Manoj Muntashir, Dr. Devendra Kafir and Abhiruchi Chand In a song that would lead a lot of ‘Posh’ people to believe ‘OMG … Continue reading Music review – Kapoor & Sons (Estd. 1921)

Music review – Hamari Adhuri Kahaani

Like it or not, Mohit Suri gives out contemporary melodies which resonate long after the film leaves. Hamari Adhuri Kahani music is no different. With a new talent 'Ami mishra' giving out the 'teri galiyan-sque' song for the film and Arijit in top form in the title song (Thanks to his collaboration with the soothing … Continue reading Music review – Hamari Adhuri Kahaani

Haider – Music Review And Artists/Technicians Credit

Here is to the album of the year! HaiderYou can read the review here -  http://moifightclub.wordpress.com/2014/09/17/haider-music-review-right-shades-of-dark/You can listen to the music review @ BBC here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/hindi/multimedia/2014/09/140919_bbc_music_review_vm.shtmlMost importantly, here are the track wise music credits for the people who make it all work. The list is shared by Rekha Bharadwaj. Thank you Ma'm! 🙂 1. … Continue reading Haider – Music Review And Artists/Technicians Credit

Queen – Music Review

An abridged version of the review first appeared here http://www.timeoutmumbai.net/music/cd-review/album-review-queen Amit Trivedi teams up with the lyricst Anvita Dutt to give us the music of Phantom films’ Kangna Ranaut - Raj Kumar Rao starrer Queen. True to the film’s theme, London Thumakda starts in Punajbi celebration mood and Labh janjua doesn’t miss a single beat … Continue reading Queen – Music Review

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – Music review

ilahi This song appears twice in the soundtrack. Mohit chauhan's version has a dash of fun-n-frolic to it with Mohit getting hysterical in bits. All while accompanied by an excellent all kids backup vocal army! Arijit singh's version is free flowing and scores slightly above Mohit's version in terms of melody. Both versions however smell … Continue reading Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – Music review