Friday, June 29, 2012

From Sydney With Love Music Review

From Sydney With Love Music 
Music Direction : Sohail Sen,Thor Patridge & Nabin Laskar

What to expect : No Idea. It came out of nowhere. But one of the MD is Sohail Sen so expect some real cool tracks with intelligent backdrops.

Feeling Love In Sydney - Sohail Sen. A modern urbane song thats breezy with a nice tune, yets seems like milking on Sohail's own 'Choomanter'(MBKD). Nice hear! Remix is added, which is super fun with funny dialouge pieces added. Good one!
Ho Jaayega - Mohit Chauhan. Guitar dominated romantic track. Mohit is excellent behind mike. Also the uncredited female singer. Has a good tune. Arrangements are nothing special. Anyway a good hear! Remix is added, which is outstanding with bettr arrangemets. Original should have borrowed a bit from this.
Khatkaa Khatkaa - Mika Singh. Qawaali infused fast Indian dance track with modern arrangements. Mika is in high pitch in most parts as usual, but goes down at times. Good arrangements and definitely worth a repeat. Good listen!
Naino Ne - Palak. A sweet romantic track with an engaging tune, Indian flavour and impressive orchestration. Good and promising singing by Palak and the unknown male voice is good too. Has a heard before feel. Grt hear!!
Item Ye Hi Fi - Neeraj Shridhar. Very Neeraj Shridhar-ish dance track with modern club beats and a lot of things mixed together. A harmless song with nothing special. Worth a hear.
Pyaari Pyaari - Brooklyn Shanti. This one's something. Light hearted song sung superbly with highly addictive loops and a cool bit of  European feel arrangements and lyrics. You'll find yourself shaking your head. Grt hear!!

Verdict : From Sydney With Love is a nice package of  good songs, that won't leave you dissappointed. Good hear!


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Kya Super Kool Hain Hum Music Review

Kya Super Kool Hain Hum Music
Music Direction:   Sachin-Jigar, Meet Bros.Anjaan & Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Lyricist:    Mayur Puri (Song # 1) & Kumaar (Song # 2, 3, 4, 5)

What to expect : Looking from the perspective of the movie, some cool modern peppy tracks.

Dil Garden Garden Ho Gaya - Vishal Dadlani. Music By Sachin Jigar. Starts off with cool club beats. A peppy fun song with slight romantic outlook. Vishal gives that rock-ish rendition which is grt! Catches your attention. Good One!
Remix is almost the same with slight change in arrangements(beats with more bass). Good.

Shirt Da Button - Sonu Nigam & Anjjan - Meet Bros. Music by Meet Bros. Sonu Nigam is soulful behind the mike for this lovely romantic Qawaali. Orchestration is impressive! Weird lyrics, and song has a heard before feel(Mere dil bhi kitna pagal?), but overall manages to be a good song which asks repeat hearing. Good one!

Shirt Da Button (Version 2) - Kailash Kher & Meet Bros. Anjaan. A bit more modern but intelligent arrangements. This one catches your attention, mostly because of Kailash's topnotch singing with a classical touch which suits the Qawaali setup and the difference in mood. Liked this version more. Its sad and nostalgic. Grt hear!

Hum Toh Hain Cappuccino (U.P. - Bihar Lootne) - Sukhwinder Singh, Daler Mehndi, Riteish Deshmukh & Swaroop. Music By Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. Long time since SEL has done a song in Bollywood. Anyway this is not an original, rather a rehash of their own song, the once highly popular 'Mein Aayi hoon UP Bihar Lootne' (Courtesy : Shilpa Shetty :P). Needless to say the song is instantly catchy, with SEL giving an extra coating in the form of  'Hum Toh Hain Cappuccino'. Sukhwinder is first class in rendition and the song works for multiple reasons. The excellent singing, the 'nach le' mood created by the beats and the outstanding orchestration. Its more rich and has that namkeen feel to it! Loved the change of mood in the middle. Waiting to watch this on video.Grt hear!!

Volume High Karle - Neeraj Shridhar. Music by Meet Bros.Mr Shridhar gets his usual club dance song which he sings effortlessly, but the song asks for repeat in vain. Original itself seems like a remix with so much things added together that nothing is clear. Uninspiring tune. Didn't work for me. Remix is added.

Verdict : Except for Volume High Karke, the rest songs work big tym. Hum Toh Hai has the potential to become a chartbuster(again!) if promoted well. The composers have done a good job. Its Kool! Go for it!


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai Music Review

Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai Music
Music Direction : Anu Malik
Lyrics : Anand Bakshi, Faiz Anwar, Kausar Munir & Anu Malik

What to expect? : When Anu Malik comes as the music director, one looks forward for some good melodies. With the tracklist featuring all the biggie names in Bollywood, album is great in expectations.

Pyar Karna Na Tha (Male) - Mohit Chauhan. Singer of the season. Light romantic melody with a highly catchy tune and simple, beautiful arrangements.(Especially liked the usage of Veena in the interludes.) Mohit's singing is first class and sonorous. Long tarck with a running time of 7 mins.! Wonderful lyrics by the late Anand Bakshi. Grt hear!!
Pyar Karna Na Tha (Female) - Shreya Ghoshal. The tune is so beautiful and Shreya is mesmerizing behind the mike. The same arrangements as of the former, this one is dreamy and an absolute winner!! Grt hear!!
Tere Bina Jee Na Lage - Mohit Chauhan & Suzzana Demello. Starts of with the pop-ish English piece by Suzzane and once Mohit comes in between, the track turns to be an outright romantic and delightful melody. Oh the arrangements.! The beats, keyboard, guitar and flute is perfect! Suzzane's "come back to me.." gives a European, nostalgic feel.Good lyrics. Winner!!
Naina Thak Thak Haare - Roop Kumar Rathod. Its delightful to see the name of Mr Rathod as one expects a soul stirring melody. And here it is a sad, nostalgic track sung perfectly by Rathodji with a slight Arabic infused soulful Indian arrangements. Lyrics are supportive of the song mood and the song flows accordingly. Mesmerizing! Grt hear!!
Kyon? Kyon? - Shaan & Shreya Ghoshal. Peppy romantic track with a heard before feel. Hated the "kyon kyon kyon..' part. Club-ish haunting arrangements and singing is in the same mood. Singers do a good job, but song is average. One time hear. 
Big Fat Indian Wedding - Neeraj Shreedhar & Anmol Malik. Wedding-Fun dance track which takes a dig on the 'big-fat-Indian wedding' :D. Lyrics are funny and Neeraj and Anmol are good in rendition. Good North Indian arrangements. Loved it! Good one!
Angel My Angel - Sonu Nigam & Alisha Chinai. The flute in the beginning is absolutely gorgeous.! The slow-swaying romantic tune, excellent use of Keyboard, Violin and Cello with the tender tender vocals of Sonu Nigam and Alisha makes a perfect nighttime hearing track.! A song with the refreshing western classic feel and lyrics that you keep chanting on and on. You'll love it! Grt hear!!

Verdict : Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai is a very good full fledged romantic album which leaves the listner delighted. A good deal of superb songs with great repeat value and great potential if promoted well. Anu Malik is in the helm of the affairs and is back with the same calibre he had shown in the 90's. Good work! Go for it!! 


3 Bachelors Music Review

3 Bachelors Music 
Music Direction : Daboo Malik

What to expect? : No Idea.

Dag Mag Dag Mag : Shaan & Sunidhi Chauhan. Outdated and uninspiring romantic song with od style beats. Singers do justice but forgetful.

Dhoom Dham : Arvinder Singh and Kalpana. Dance song with some catchy dholak beats. This one catches your attention to an extent. Kalpana gives a very 'namkeen' rendition. Good arrangemets. Good hear!

Shankeriya Shankeriya : Vinod Rathod & Mou Mukherjee. Another outdated sounding track. But I enjoyed it, seems like a track from the early 2000's. May not go with the masses. Good singing though.

Verdict : 3 Bachelors has 3 old sounding songs that does not go with current music scenario. Below average.


Thursday, June 21, 2012







Saturday, June 16, 2012

Thattathin Marayathu Music Review


Thattathin Marayathu Music
Music Direction : Shaan Rahman

Anuragham(F) : Divya S Menon.
Anuragham(M) : Rahul Subramanian. One of the sweetest romantic track in the recent malayalam music scenario. Everything just works. The wonderful composition, Rahul's and Divya's seamless rendition and the perfect arrangements(wonderful guitar in the BGM in M version) with intelligent lyrics. The F version is a bit more keyboard based. Divya is a singer to be watched out. The song moves in a delightful mode in overall. Grt hear!! Highly recommended.!
Anuragathin Velayil : Vineeth Sreenivasan. The 'love at first sight song'. Starts of with a dialouge piece by Nevin Pauly which is outright romantic. Another great tune compiled by the composer. Vineeth is easy behind the mike singing in low pitch while the arrangements are quite basic with tabla beats which are great. 
Grt hear!!
Muthuchippi : Sachin Warrier, Ramya Nambeeshan. Hindustani at core. Ghazal infused love song. Catchy tune, while the singers do justify the song. Ramya's rough voice surprisingly just gets along with the mood of the soong. Sachin has done a grt job too. Grt hear!!
Namosthuthe : Arun Alat. Devotional track in an unplugged mode. Good singing. but the orchestration is quite unlike we have heard until. Slow drum beats, cello and keybord. Its strange as the song moves like a romantic track while the lyrics are devotional. As if like the hero is worshipping the heroine. Holds the attention of the listner in a grt deal. Winner!!
Praanande Naalangal : Yasin Nizar. Starts with 'vande mukunda hare' but then we hear some unconventional orchestration for a Malayalam song. Surprisingly short track sung aptly with quite good arrangements. Just works! Good one!!
Shyamambaram : Vineeth Sreenivasan. Another romantic track with simple lyrics and simple tune. Vineeth is low pitched and romantic. Good lyrics which gives that longing feeling. Good arrangements. Good hear!!
Thattathin Marayathe : Sachin Warrier. Slow romantic track which stresses on the lyrics and singing which are more than impressive. Arrangements are good with keyboard and violin dominating. Grt Hear!!

After a good Malarvadi Arts Club with Vineeth Sreenivasan, Shaan Rahman storms into the music scenario with Thattathin Marayath. Not one song lets you down in the whole album. Every track manages to stand out in its own way. It just reflects the pain and homework done by the composer and the depth of his creativity. Kudos to Shaan Rahman. We look forward to more outstanding works like this. Musical feast.!Go for it!! 

4.25/5 (Its the first time I've given a rating above four!)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Maximum Music Review

Maximum Music
Music Direction : Amjad Nadeem , Daniel , Vikram-Sawan, Devi Shri Prasad

 Aa Ante Amalapuram - Malathy. Desi item dance track. Hindi version of Devi Shri Prasad's Telugu song. I hated the telugu version. No change of heart here. Absurd lyrics. Don't work. Forgetful.
Maan Qunto Maula - Raaga Boys. Music by Vikram Sawan. Sufi soft rock track. Orchestration is first class with the clearcut fusion of genres. Nice singing by the Raaga boys. Lyrics are good. Loved it!!
Ya Maula - Shafqat Amanat Ali. Music by Amjad Nadeem. Begins with the soothing sound of shehnai which continues throughout the track. A slow moving pure sufi song. Basic but apt arrangements.Singing by Amanat Ali is low pitch and haunting. Lyrics hav that longing feeling. Good One!
Aaja Meri Jaan - Tochi Raina & Ritu Pathak. Music by Amjad NAdeem. Fun intended romance track. Amit Trivedish. Singing is good. Arrangements are modern and good too. Ends up as an above average track. Good hear.
Sutta - Nadeem Khan & Tulsi Kumar. Music by Daniel. Dance track with desi flavour. Funny lyrics. But fails to hold your attention. Forgetful.
Namami Shamishaan - Bandini Sharma. Devotional shiv vandana song gets rehashed with only keyboard and violin in the background. Singing stands out. Extremely sensitive track which just flows. Good one!

Verdict : Maximum came out of nowhere, but has three very good songs which you'll totally love.! Ignore the dance tracks. Have to watchout whether the music will work or not. 


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Cocktail Music Review


 Cocktail Music 
 Music Direction : Pritam Chakraborty

Tumhi Ho Bandhu - Neeraj Shridhar & Kavita Seth. Surprisingly delightful peppy song. Kavitha Seth's voice stands out. Its hard to drive out of your head the phrase 'tumhi ho bandhu sakha tumhi' sung aptly by Neeraj even if you have heard the song only once. Arrangements are modern and electric still okay but the songs gonna be a chartbuster!! Grt hear!!
Daaru Desi - Benny Dayal & Shalmali Kholgade. Another modern and funny and lazy song. Breezy singing by Benny Dayal and Shalmali. This is too comes with a terrificly simple and catchy tune. Find yourself singing it in the middle of something. It doesn't makes you dance, but you'll sway to the music. Get a fresh feel after hearing this. Grt hear!!
Yaariyan - Mohan Kanan & Shilpa Rao. Soft rock romantic song. Nice tune. Painful singing by Mohan. It just holds your attention as Pritam takes you to the 'Life in a Metro' zone. Shilpa gives a sufi edge. Hear it and forget everything. Just let it flow... More than impressive!!
Yaariyan (Reprise) - Sunidhi Chauhan & Arijit Singh. Starts with piano and moves slowly in an unplugged mode. Sunidhi is first class in rendition.! The feel she puts in is unmatched. Arjit Singh gives the same style singing he gave in Agent Vinod. Soulful and high pitched humming. Superb!
Second Hand Jawaani - Miss Pooja, Neha Kakkar & Nakkash Aziz. This is pure desi at core. Dholak beats with funny lyrics and suited slow singing. Find yourself shaking your head.! Have to watch out for the video. Good one!
Tera Naam Japdi Phiran - Javed Bashir, Nikhil Dsouza & Shefali. Club song and DJ beats. Javed's singing is but Indian with the Punjabi-infused lyrics providing the same feel. Nikhil and Shefali give the club singing. So kind of R&B feel. Good one! 
Tera Naam Japdi Phiran (Remix) - Javed Bashir, Nikhil & Shefali. Well a good remix but nothing innovative. Heard before arrangements.
Luttna (Saif Ul Malook) - Masuma Anwar, Sahir Ali & Anupam Amod. Sufi song. No wait, you can hear DJ beats.! I don't know what genre this song belongs to. Masuma Anwar gives a hardcore desi sufi rendition. The co-singers chorus comes with tabla. But electric arrangements dominates. And it goes perfectly smoothly and its haunting. Strange really! Pritam expiriments. But good one!
Luttna (Version 2) - Masuma Anwar, Sahir Ali Bagga & Anupam Amod. Different beats. A bit more soulful arrangements. Singing is the same. But I feel this version's better. Good one!
Jugni - Arif Lohar & Harshdeep Kaur. This one has a bit Pakistani in it. Rock song with  Punjabi-Urdu lyrics and singing is the same way too. Sounds a bit like Falak's songs. A bit too long but grabs your attention with the repeated high pitched loops. Good singing(in a way). Good one!
Main Sharabi - Imran Aziz & Yo Yo Honey Singh. Bonus track. Trance track. Must find its way into discos. Funny lyrics. Coated in modern arrangements. Chorus 'mein sharabi' is addictive again. Good one!

Verdict: Pritam has always done magic with Saif. Love Aaj Kal, Agent Vinod and now Cocktail. You can find almost every musical ingredient in Cocktail. Fresh, modern, desi, peppy. Pritam has again come up with a heavily loaded album which soul stirring songs.!! Go for it!


Bol Bachchan Music Review


Bol Bachchan Music
Music Direction : Himesh Reshammiya, Ajay-Atul.

Bol Bachchan - Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan & Ajay Devgn. Title track. Absurd but funny english lyrics. Catchy tune with grt Indian flavour. Amitabh, Abhishek are good behind the mike. Will linger for some time.Good One!
Remix comes with enhanced beats. Nothing new.
Chalao Na Naino Se - Himesh Reshammiya & Shreya Ghoshal. HR behind the mike again. This tym with the peppy dance romantic song. Average singing, Shreya is pretty good but gets only less scope. May work once video is out. Remix is just a remix.
Nach Le Nach Le - Sukhwinder Singh & Shreya Ghoshal. By guest composers Ajay-Atul. This one will put your legs on fire. Furiously fast and over the top singing by Sukku ji and Shreya supports beautifully. Perfect arrangements with the traditional desi feel. Go for it! Yeah, remix is there.
Jab Se Dekhi Hai - Mohit Chauhan. This is one song HR will sing himself if needed for one of his acting films. Sufi infused slow moving song with a lot of feel. Mohit has done a good job. Kind of nostalgic track, perfect for sitalone night time hear.! Good one! Could've avoided the remix.

Verdict. Above average album. Himesh lets down with Chalao Na. But the title track will catch up and Jab Se will be too. Have to watch out for Nachle. Come up with more innovations HR.