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

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)

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

Kitabon se kabhi guzro

It was 10 Sept 2006 I sat with Jagjit Singh to 'learn ghazal singing'. Bangalore. Pardon my silly writing, but going through some old stuff, found these 2 pages and wanted to share it with you. Happy birthday in advance, Jagjit Singh. And when you are done looking at the pics, listen to this

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

Ek thi daayan – Tracklist (not officially confirmed)

Do you know that Lootera music in the teaser has striking resemblance to a Hollywood film? O.K. having ticked the fainthearted self-declared 'rebels', now on to serious business. Googled and Googled about Ek thi daayan songs and the internet threw some song titles as the tracklist, hence sharing it. Am quite sure this might not … Continue reading Ek thi daayan – Tracklist (not officially confirmed)

Jab tak hai Jaan – Music review..Almost

The way ‘Saans’ starts, one does feel the sound of A.R. Rahman trying to hit you. Shreya Ghosal comes up with an echo (and a lot of ‘dhafli’ in the background and some unnecessary violins that more or less go on and on). Mohit Chauhan has probably done a doctorate in such slow mood songs … Continue reading Jab tak hai Jaan – Music review..Almost

Happy birthday Gulzar Sahab

koi dil ke paas hota hai, koi jaan nisar hota hai, lekin maalik to sirf ek hee hai, jiska naam #Gulzar Hota hai. Happy birthday sir. Kalam se Qalaam nahin, zindagi ki boondein nikalti hain, #Gulzar sahab kaash hum kagaz ka tukda hotey...#HappyBDay #Gulzar sahab Wo chehrey pe ainak, wo baaton ki baithak, wo urdu ki baarish wo shabdon … Continue reading Happy birthday Gulzar Sahab