2017 Film Songs Round Up – PART 1

Doing a 10 song round up for B.B.C. - You can listen to the first instalment here. http://www.bbc.com/hindi/media-42459875 The final instalment would be live next week. Meanwhile, there is a blogpost with playlist link lurking somewhere in which I won't be constrained to pick just 10 songs. That would be coming here shortly or somewhere.

Music review – Neerja

This review was first featured here - https://www.thequint.com/entertainment/2016/02/10/review-the-music-of-neerja-is-disarmingly-good I am a big fan of the music of Ram Madhvani’s Let’s Talk. Back in 2002, when people were coming to terms with fusion music, Ram delivered fused genres in this album with thumri-sque melody and funk in equal measure. The film of course had good scope … Continue reading Music review – Neerja

Talvar – artist credits (full)

Easily the most anticipated film of the year, Talvar will hit the screens October 2. Last year it was Haider that appeared on the same date. Here are the full artist credits, the music is out on iTunes.  You can stream all the songs for free here Thank you @NotsoSnob and Junglee pictures for the … Continue reading Talvar – artist credits (full)

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

Shuddh Desi Romaaaaaaaaaaaans – Music review

Tere mere beech is a breath of fresh air largely due to the singing of Sunidhi Chauhan and Mohit Chauhan. The use of brass bands is always a welcome and in the 'not so party' song like this, the use of the same is clever! The arrangement is just right and the excellent use of … Continue reading Shuddh Desi Romaaaaaaaaaaaans – Music review

Go Goa Gone – Music review

With the O.S.T. of some films 'celebrating 100 years of cinema' hooked and cooked with, here comes an unashamedly party album that is not confused about it's identity and presentation. Slowley Slowley - Heavy bass arrangements and a ‘phunk' start scream ‘party song’ right from the word go! The atmosphere is created superbly within the … Continue reading Go Goa Gone – Music review

Go Goa Gone – Tracklist (unofficial)

I know this isn't a professional blog. Actually it's not even a blog. I don't even have my domain name, plus my twitter handle doesn't have 'music' or 'centimeter' in it! So this tracklist is not confirmed at all and I accept no liability whatsoever on it's correctness. Please consult the actual 'blogs' for the … Continue reading Go Goa Gone – Tracklist (unofficial)

Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana – Music review

A Chimta coupled with slow beats and a naughty punjabi flute..all this along with an excellent group of back up vocals (the ‘hac! hac!’...marvellous!) arrest you when Kikli Kaler di starts. Naughty without being loud the song instantly profiles a casanova who has too many ‘balls in the air’. Pinky Maidasani Yo Yo Honey Singh … Continue reading Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana – Music review

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

Gangs of Wasseypur 2 – Music review

1. Chicha ledar - The song starts with that familiar sound that all the people who lived near a cotton extracting/beating shop would easily identify. (Those huge sitar-like eqipuments) and then with appropriate ‘building up’ the song launches into a constant beat arrangement and in comes Durga!. Backed by extremely good lyrics the song grabs … Continue reading Gangs of Wasseypur 2 – Music review

Gangs of Wasseypur – Music review (Ok…Almost!)

ये पोस्ट सबसे पहले यहाँ छपी है - The complete track listing and credits and an option to buy can be found here  1. Jiya ho bihar – The song starts with faint ‘thaaps’ as if a traditional song but soon is joined by electric guitars and then the techno arrangement leads us to the very … Continue reading Gangs of Wasseypur – Music review (Ok…Almost!)

Lyrics – Jiya ho bihar ke laal & I am a hunter (Gangs of wasseypur)

Yes, the two ‘unveiled’ songs from Gangs of Wasseypur are here: १.जीया हो बिहार के लाल(Jiya ho bihar ke laal) २. हम  हैं सीकारी (I am a hunter) Here are the lyrics for both!Song 1 - Hunter (हम  हैं  सीकारी)(English lyrics by Vedesh Sukoo, Hindi by Varun Grover) Haillloo…  Hello…  Hello I am a hunter and … Continue reading Lyrics – Jiya ho bihar ke laal & I am a hunter (Gangs of wasseypur)

Rigid

That's me. When it comes to music. While I try very hard to nod along with the people who look down at film music (because it's so 'chalta hai' sorts), I do enjoy film music off and on. So when I saw everyone going overboard with this song, I told myself - 'Typical middle path … Continue reading Rigid

Ishaqzaade – Music review…Almost!

Somewhat weird promos and an over emotive 'hero' arrested the attention. May be YRF is trying hard to sound 'raw', I thought. I heard the album and well... Ishaqzade - The title song (giving you an intense 'Udaan' sound) starts a gentle 'bigoool' starts the song in way as to tell us something big is … Continue reading Ishaqzaade – Music review…Almost!