Monday, October 29, 2012

Khiladi 786 Music Review

Khiladi 786 Music

Music Direction : Himesh Reshammiya
Lyrics : Shabbir Ahmed, Sameer, Himesh Reshammiya

What I expected? : A very good deal of commercial massy tracks, couple of engaging melodies, since music director concerned is Himesh Reshammiya and the movie is his home production.

Khiladi 786 Title Track sung by a long list of Vineet Singh, Aman Trikha, Yashraj Kapil, Alam Gir Khan & Rajdeep Chatterjee is amusing and pleasantly captivating which will make your head sway no matter what, thanks to the careful arrangements and perfect singing thus giving a good hear!
Remix is chakhaas! 

Lonely by Himesh Reshammia, Yo Yo Honey Singh and Hansika Iyer showcases Himesh in his middle octave best and nasal worst simultaneously, which is quite amusing and the song being packed in a pretty catchy and peppy arrangement setup with very good support from Hansika, volunteers for a good and addictive hear even when the placement of Honey Singh's rap seems a bit awkward.! Good hear!
Remix is engaging.!
Balma brings in the much awaited Bollywood debut of Indian Idol Sreeram Chandra alongside Shreya Ghoshal and gets to sing a full on masti song which must work on screen since the structure and execution is heavily mediocre. Worth the hear for Sreeram's and Shreya's singing.
Remix is foot tapping!
Long Drive by Mika Singh is just 'wow!' material  turning out to be an addictive, seductive, haunting and modern  slow moving Punjabi club outing(spurting faint tints of Himesh's own 'Chakna') with amazing vocals by Mika and striking arrangements, delivering definitely a grt hear!! #repeat
The Bhangra mix included is an added bliss, thoroughly entertaining! 

Saari Saari Raat by Himesh Reshammiya is essentially intense, nasal yah, but easy on ears with some aptly crafted melancholic arrangements and innovative singing along with nice lyrics making up for a good hear!
Hookah Bar by Himesh Reshammiya, Vinit Singh and Aman Triikha is pleasantly spot on, catchy and refreshing dance track with the high point being the captivating tune and orchestration with terrific job in the singing department.! Good hear!
Tu Hoor Pari by Javed Ali, Shreya Ghoshal, Chandrakala Singh and Harshdeep Kaur elegantly does it job even when being a situational Punjabi dance track with classical elements mixed beautifully into it and sung equally charmingly giving a good hear!

Verdict : Soundtrack of Khiladi 786 mirrors Himesh in a hatke mode(in his old self somewhat, I'd say) with the album containing some terrific massy tracks of inborn hit potential and good repeat value! Even the remixes seems pretty great!  You don't have to hear this album. It'll be all around you in the coming months! Blasting work! Go for it!


Must Hears : Long Drive

Trivia : There is a line in Lonely, 'teri yaad saath hai', the same on from 'Mein Jahaan Rahoon' of Namastey London for which Himesh and Akshay previously collaborated, added deliberately as a relive of the movie.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Talaash Music Review

Talaash Music

Music Direction : Ram Sampath
Lyrics :  Javed Akhtar

What I expected? : From a suspense thriller, music expectations were pretty low. But then its Ram Sampath, so, lets see.

Muskanein Jhoote Hai by Suman Sridhar is slow, seductive, meaningful and with an element of fear(really!) mixed with it, thanks to the careful jazz infused background arrangements giving a good hear!
Jee Le Zara by Vishal Dadlani works well in bringing that melancholic soft rock sound throughout the track which emits excellent doses of sadness and rage with superb slow arrangements and good lyrics giving a great hear!
Jee Le Zara Remix takes a complete transformation from the original and crafts itself in to a club song! Good hear indeed.!
Jiya Lage na by Sona Mahopatra and Ravindra Upadhyay, with the ghazalish tint semi classical fusion material is essentially a great hear where the high point is the composition and the excellent singing which has the right amount of feel and grief in it! Grt hear!
Hona Hai Kya by Ram Sampath made me remember 'Hey yeh maya' from Don 2 since both are are haunting and heroic slow moving rock songs, the former boasting of some boggling and intense arrangements and low pitched singing by Ram Sampath making a good hear!
Laakh Duniya Kahe again by Ram Sampath  is soft rock, low pitched and simple love song, agonizing and feelful which will make your head sway in bliss with the quality of Ram Sampath's singing! Grt hear!

Verdict : Talaash flies over expectations with the quality of songs exceeding expectations. Not much commercial value, but a delight for music lovers!


 Must Hears : Jiya Lage na, Laakh Duniya Kahe

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Rush Music Review

Rush Music

Music Director : Pritam Chakraborty
Lyrics : Ashish Pandit, Kumaar, Sayeed Quadri & Hard Kaur

What I expected? : Was immersed in JTHJ so nothing much.

Chup Chup Ke (Film Version) by Ash King, Muazzam & Rizwan Ali Khan seems like many of Pritam's own works mixed together, especially Rabba, I love you and Pee Loon. Nice hear but nothing special.
Chup Chup Ke by Shaan , Muazzam Beg & Rizwan Ali Khan is a better hear mainly due to good rendition by Shaan.
Fukraa by Jazzy and Hard Kaur turns out to be a Punjabi R&B track, somewhat catchy but not much engaging.
Mumkin sung by Anupam Amod and Tulsi Kumar works due to Anupam's vocals which is quite fresh  in front of Tulsi's pale singing. Nice melody and a good hear!
O Re Khuda by Adnan Sami and Javed Bashir is just lovable with Javed's sufi rendition mixed with Adnan's 'Darling' infused singing crafted upon a pretty strong melody giving us a good hear!
Rab Ka Junnon by Inderpreet Singh, hard rock crap. Not appealing to me.
Hote Hote by Ash King and Hard Kaur, partly engaging club song with heavy beats.

Verdict : Average work from Pritam. Some songs may get popular due to good promotions.


Must Hears : None

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Jab Tak Hai Jaan Music Review

Jab Tak Hai Jaan Music

Music Director : A R Rahman
Lyrics : Gulzar

What I expected? : You really want me to say?

Challa by Rabbi opens the soundtrack with refreshing and super cool guitar riffs, riding through an urbane-Sufi setup and even when it take references from Rabbi's own Bulla song, manages to impress big time as a standalone track with excellent and stylish neoteric arrangements! Good hear! 
Saans by Mohit Chauhan and Shreya Ghoshal is unbelievably intense, melancholic, soulful and sweet being a signature Yash Chopra romantic track boasting of an excellent tune, arrangements and soul stirring lyrics! Shreya show all the way and a great great hear!!
Saans Reprise by Shreya Ghoshal is short yet heaven!!
Ishq Shava sung by Raghav Mathur and Shilpa Rao is kind of a heard before Rahman dance track of the 90's,  yet engaging in every way, the catchy tune, fresh rendition and the seductive, modern, Arabic and Spanish influenced arrangements building up for a good hear!
Heer by Harshdeep Kaur, an amazing Punjabi flavored sweet and passionate track, slow, powerful with novel arrangements and sung to perfection by Harshdeep.! What a composition.! What great lyrics! No words, great great hear!!
Jiya Re by Neeti Mohan must be picturised on a modern Anushka Sharma since the track is a youthful and sonorous joyful-holiday-celebration mood ride with unconventionally good singing by Neeti(loved the raps in between!) and urbane cool arrangements giving a great hear!
Jab Tak Hai Jaan by Javed Ali and Shakthisree Gopalan, the title track hopefully, starts off in a lively, intense, romantic high pitched mode then transitions itself into a complete Qwaali style with the shrill voice of Shakthisree going perfectly in sync with the setup. A good hear but a tad underwhelming! Could have been better.
Ishq Dance, a 3 minute long instrumental showcases modern African dance beats. Good hear!
Jab Tak Hai Jaan Poem, the serene and literally beautiful poetic dialog piece by SRK and written by Gulzar sahib given upper lift by some cool romantic background is nothing but classic!

Verdict : Another Rahman magic.This album has everything from romantic, modern, desi and poetic tracks without letting us down even by a single bit.! What I loved about this one is that all the songs go straight in to our heart, it clicks and sinks in without taking any time at all unlike many of the Rahman albums recently. You'll hear it. You'll love it! JTHJ all set to rule the charts in the coming weeks! Highly Recommended!



Must hears! : Saans, Heer, Jab Tak Hai Jaan poem

Monday, October 1, 2012

Son Of Sardar Music Review

Son of Sardar Music

Music : Himesh Reshammiya, Sajid-Wajid
Lyrics : Sameer, Shabbir Ahmmed, Irshad Kamil, Manoj Yadav

What I expected : Being the soundtrack of a completely commercial entertainer, some very catchy and massy tracks.

Son of Sardar by Aman Triikha and Himesh Reshammiya, the title track, starts off with an interesting dialogue piece by Ajay Devgan but moves on to become quite a catchy Punjabi setup which changes to nostalgic-slow at parts. Good singing by Aman and a good hear!
Remix is fast paced and catchy.
Rani tu mein Raja by Yo Yo Honey Singh, Mika Singh and Bhavya Pandit is an amazingly catchy dance track, beginning with Honey's superb Punjabi hip-hop and then translating to a total romantic Mika affair and Bhavya supporting beautifully.! Good hear!
Remix is not good.
Tu Kamaal di Kudi by Vinit singh and Mamta Sharma is a good Punjabi dance track, heavily arranged, and sung rightly making the track worth the hear.
Bichdann by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is powerfully intense, sad and melancholic, boasting of meaningful lyrics and accurate, first class Hindustani arrangements with straight-from-the-heart singing by RFAK producing a gem of a song! Great hear! This is gonna linger for a long time.! 
Bichdann Reprise by RFAK itself has completely different arrangements, modern, sweet, romantic and a good hear!
Po Po sung by Vikas Bhalla, Aman Trikha and Himesh Reshammiya is basically another Punjabi dance track, nevertheless catchy and aptly arranged with foot tapping desi beats and full on energy singing. Good hear!
Yeh Jo Halki Halki Khumariya by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, composed by Sajid-Wajid is a painfully boring and wonderfully bad composition with below average arrangements(WTF with that rock fusion arrangements?!) with the saving grace being RFAK only.
Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein (Funk Version & House track trance) composed by Sandeep Chowta is just a dialogue piece by Mr Devgan with some Punjabi background setup.

Verdict : SOS soundtrack justifies expectations. Minus the Sjid-Wajid track, the album is a good and safe one which is predominantly Punjabi in flavor. Himesh Reshammiya has produced some good and catchy tracks having the potential of climbing charts in coming months.! Try it!