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

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Phir Bhi…Sudeep (1995)

I got into Ghazals fairly soon thanks to the 'born old' head and a low tolerance towards most songs in the 1990s. At that time (and forever) Ghazals meant/will mean Jagjit Singh to me. Trying out a ghazal from anyone who is not Jagjit singh used to be a self declared 'Gunaah' for me. In … Continue reading Phir Bhi…Sudeep (1995)

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)

Barfi! Music review…almost

Ala Barfi! - Right from the first moment when you hear the whistle, you know this song is all about fun! A narrative of the alleged 'sad' life of Barfi, the song takes a lighter take on the situation rather than brooding over it (Sanjay Leela bhansali, take note). There are 2 versions of this … Continue reading Barfi! Music review…almost

Music review – Irshaad – Rekha Bharadwaj and Sudeep Banerjee

Long back, when MagnaSound records was a music company famous for giving out plastic cases for the audio cassettes and that 'extra sweet' recording, came an artist with his debut Album 'Phir Bhi'. His name is Sudeep banerjee. If you haven't heard that album, trust me you are missing a lot. After nearly 10 years … Continue reading Music review – Irshaad – Rekha Bharadwaj and Sudeep Banerjee

Hum dekhengey – Faiz – Translation

Yet another attempt to cage  the lyrics of a composition I live by...This is by Faiz. Please suggest changes if any. Blog from which I have copied these lyrics mentioned below. A must check out blog if you like ghazals. Hum dekhenge Lazim hai ke hum bhi dekhenge Wo din ke jis ka wada hai … Continue reading Hum dekhengey – Faiz – Translation

Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster – Music review (and a loud Brrrrrrruuuaaaaah!)

1. Right from the word go, You know what you will be getting from jugni, a quick pace superb dance number. Thanks to hindi film music, we always imagine a punjabi song to be ‘dance and balley balley’  and while some songs try very hard to be ‘different’ but this one is what i will call … Continue reading Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster – Music review (and a loud Brrrrrrruuuaaaaah!)