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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CokeStudio 9, Episode 5

Thoughts on CokeStudio 9, Episode 5 Jhalliya by  Javed Bashir, Masooma Anwar & Shahzad Nawaz has such a confident start and that voice of Shahzad! Pleasantly surprised at the solid and controlled voice of Masooma, what a find (for us Indians, that is!). This is a good song by all means, still not something that we … Continue reading CokeStudio 9, Episode 5

CokeStudio 9, Episode 2

Bholay bhalay saiyya - starts with the autotuned (or whatever the hell it is called) voice of shani Arshad. It didn't put me off because experiments are important aren't they? I am quite keen to understand how the song was conceptualised. In a bid to sound a bit too 'desi', the nasal calls of 'saiyyan' … Continue reading CokeStudio 9, Episode 2

CokeStudio Season 7 Episode 6 – Review

After a break, CokeStudio Pakistan's Season 7 resumes! Chaap tilak - When names like Abida parveen and Rahat fateh ali Khan appear in the same song with CokeStudio Pakistan's iconic backdrop, you do expect a lot. This is of course, if Rahat fateh ali Khan is not in his 'done to death Bollywood singing avatar', … Continue reading CokeStudio Season 7 Episode 6 – Review

CokeStudio Pakistan Season 7, Episode 4 – Review #CokeStudio7

Shakar Wandaan Re - The track starts with Tanveer Hussain's mesmerizing banjo and you won't be judged for thinking there are good things in store. Asrar keeps it light and hits it out of the park! Everything is spot on and the track is ably supported by the backup trio of Momin durrani, Rachel Viccaji … Continue reading CokeStudio Pakistan Season 7, Episode 4 – Review #CokeStudio7

CokeStudio Pakistan, Season 7, Episode 2

With the first episode hitting the right note for about 50% and horribly distracting screen heroics, we move to the episode 2 of the Season 7. With exciting artist line up, this one promised a lot in advance itself! Washmallay - A traditional Baloch song that witnessed the reunion of the old gang of 'Komal … Continue reading CokeStudio Pakistan, Season 7, Episode 2

Kahaani – Music review

There was a time when I used to feel Vishal Shekhar (hereafter referred at times as VS) are the hope for hindi film music. Then so many similar soundtracks happened and it all faded away. I was (Still am) vocal of their 'same sound'. The soundtrack of 'Kahaani' gives me a gentle punch by showcasing … Continue reading Kahaani – Music review