Saturday, February 25, 2012

Agent Vinod Music Review

Agent Vinod Music
Music Director : Pritam Chakraborty

I will do the talking tonight : By Neeraj Sridhar, Aditi, Shefali & Barbie. Enjoyable peppy number. Sridhar's urbane cool vocals give a refreshing feel. Aditi and Shefali is good. Progressive music arrangements. This one'll go wild in party floors for sure!
I will do the talking tonight Remix : Nothing much.
Dil Mera Muft Ka : By Nandini Shrikar, Muazzam, Shadaab and Altamaash. Mujra song. Great singing by Nandini Shrikar. Qwaali elements blended with modern beats are quite pleasent to hear. Winner.!
Dil Mera Muft Ka Remix : Good and faster.
Pungi : By Mika Singh, amitabh, Nakash and Pritam. Starts off well, quite a dance track but somewhere in between becomes monotonous. Overall an enjoyable number but not with much potential. Remix is nothing.
Raabta : By Arjit Singh & Joy. The best song the album. Comes in overall 4 versions. Slow and soulful with a looong opening or pallavi. But it grows on you. Good lyrics and good singing.
Raabta(Night at a motel) : By arjit and Hamsika Iyer. Hamsika's tender vocals add feel to the song. Grt listen.!
Raabta(Siyaah Raatein) : This has some brilliant aalaps by Arjit along with Hansika's superb vocals. Overall in an unplugged mode.
Raabta(Kehta hain Khuda ne) : By Shreya Ghoshal, Hamsika and Arjit. Shreya takes the lead but the feel remains the same. Minimal orchestration. Grt grt listen!
Agent Vinod Theme : By Amitabh, Rags and Shubhojith. Starts off like a chase soundtrack but slowly moves into rock mode. Moves through a 70's James Bond like mode. Again into the modern style.Ends off in style. Wee arranged theme which is real cool to hear.

Pritam and Saif has done magic before in Love aaj Kal and Race. The magic repeats this time. Except for Pungi all the songs has grt potential and even Pungi is quite enjoyable. With the ongoing aggressive promotions all songs will climb up the charts for sure. Raabta is the song to watch out. Go for it!


Friday, February 17, 2012

Blood Money Music Review


Blood Money Music
Music Director : Jeet Ganguly, Siddharth Haldipur & Sangeet Haldipur

Chaahat : Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Sweet. Romantic and nostalgic. This song is a chartbuster. Fateh Ali Khan comes back to the "Jiya Dhadak" mode with this one. Simple lyrics and simple tune. But it has such an impact in one's mind. Impressive!!
Gunaah : Mustafa Zahid. Its good to see this wonderful singer again after Awarapan. And he doesn't dissapoint. Gunaah is very Pakistani pop. Dark and catchy arrangements. Superb rendition by Mustafa. This one's a winner.! The unplugged version by Rana Mazumder is superb and nostalgic.
Teri Yaadon Se : Mustafa Zahid. Love song. Sad. Rock. Mustafa's cool vocals is the usp of the song. Catchy tune. Simple lyrics. Pakistani at the core. Repeat hear! Remix is nothing new.
Jo Tere Sang : Mustafa Zahid. A good song again. peppy. Focuses on lyrics. Its dark again. Pakistani pop.
Arzoo : Clinton Cerejo. Get out of the mode! Fast track. Clinton does a good job. A pleasent number which feels good in the ears. Desi at the core. Good hear. :-)

Overall, Blood Money is a very good album which is in league with Awarapan, Kalyug and Jannat. Mustafa Zahid's return is impressive although the songs will remind of Awarapan itself a bit. Pakistani pop dominates all through the album. But they are here to stay. The music directors have done a fabulous job. Hats off!