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

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

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

Cabaret + Housefull 3 – Music reviews

Tiring, that is what these film music albums are at best. At one hand we have Cabaret that has one good good song and is accused of murdering some really nice classics along the way. My review here http://bit.ly/cabaretbbc On the other hand we have Housefull 3, the lesser said the better. My review here … Continue reading Cabaret + Housefull 3 – Music reviews

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 – Fitoor

This review appeared first here - http://www.thequint.com/entertainment/2016/01/20/music-review-fitoor-sounds-above-average-at-best You can listen to the music review here - http://www.bbc.com/hindi/multimedia/2016/01/160129_music_review_vm.shtml Once the ‘it’ kid on the Bollywood music scene, Amit Trivedi has matured rather well, thanks to some soulful melodies and a refreshing presentation through varied genres. Every project of his is welcomed by music lovers almost the … Continue reading Music review – Fitoor

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

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)

Aiyyaa – Meezik review!

Wakda - Excellent Morchang starts the song with the mridangam joining in later and superb nadaswaram leading the way for Amit Trivedi (who is now joined by the keyboards as well, by the way). A song talking about the ‘inevitable’. The song has a leisurely pace occassionally lifted by nasaswaram and a lot of tabla and … Continue reading Aiyyaa – Meezik review!

How an indian Idol promo slapped me on my face!

Long back on ZEE TV there was this kids' singing competition. There was a visually challenged boy who was given a lot of encouragement because he could sing well. As much as I felt for the boy and his supportive and very very sweet) parents, There was a part of me that didnt like his … Continue reading How an indian Idol promo slapped me on my face!

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!