Bodyguard: Music Review (Himesh Reshammiya, Pritam)

In Bodyguard title song, Salman tries to get a Dhinka chika done by Himesh and of course, success doesn’t come, not properly at least. But then the song can do well as a ‘title’ song, making a good background for the movie, and trailers.

Mika’s Desi beat is a nice try at a dance number, and the song should do fine, but again, Himesh doesn’t do any magic here, leaving me a bit disappointed.

What beats everything though, is Pritam’s I love you, sung by Ash King with Clinton Cerejo. Ash is not the best when it comes to diction and things like ‘main’ becoming almost ‘mein’ are common, but still his version sounds better than Shaan’s Unplugged. Typical of Pritam but lovely.

The next, Rahat and Shreya’s Teri meri meri teri prem kahani is a song with a complex, but lovely melody. The Himesh Reshammiya composition might take some time to grow on one, but sounds lovely nonetheless. In that context it reminds me of Anjaana Anjaani title track (by Vishal n Shilpa) though there is hardly any similarilty between the two. The unplugged version of the song is a little more interesting, though it doesn’t really seem necessary with the actual song quite easy on ears already. Nice sung by Rahat.

Overall, Bodyguard is not as good as I had expected, especially from Himesh. Though Pritam tries to make things better. And does that.

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Author: Harshit

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88 thoughts on “Bodyguard: Music Review (Himesh Reshammiya, Pritam)”

  1. “so u think above albums r better than Tere naam n namastey london…
    ROTFL!!!”
    DCH alone beats any of the above albums hands down. What’s so special about Tere Naam and NL? It’s probably his best, but comparing it with DCH? ARE YOU FREAKIN KIDDING ME?

    “himesh did da same…..i dnt think u listened his pre ABA compositions…he also experimentned wid almost all da genres…”
    What a bold face lie. Show me evidence that he experimented with Psych-pop, flamenco, bossa nova, Rajasthani folk, metal etc. Or just shut up.

    “all of them r much much better than SEL’s Aarakshan,Game,Tere Bin Laden,Housefull,Hum Tum Aur Ghost,We Are Family (2010 film),Shortkut: The Con Is On”
    Any of them are not better than ZNMD, MNIK or West is west (all of those within last 2 years)

    “do u think any composition of SEL is better than himesh’s main jahan rahoon??lol”
    Well if you’re not fond of classy SEL score, even then Kal Ho Naa Ho title track alone beats Main Jahaan Rahoon hands down. Get out of your bubble dude, seriously?

    Perhaps people with an iota of musical knowledge begs to differ?
    http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?231648

  2. Funny thing is, Himesh himself was in the jury where KHNH got selected in top 20 songs of all time. And no one selected Main Jahaan Rahoon over KHNH? Tsk, tsk.

    WHAT AN EPIC FAIL, dude.

  3. Funny thing is, Himesh himself was in the jury where KHNH got selected in top 20 songs of all time. And no one selected Main Jahaan Rahoon over KHNH? Tsk, tsk.

    nt a single song of ar rahman too…really very funny poll
    n KHNH title track is nt even close to Main Jahan Rahoon..
    who cares abt such kind of funny poll??

  4. DCH alone beats any of the above albums hands down. What’s so special about Tere Naam and NL? It’s probably his best, but comparing it with DCH? ARE YOU FREAKIN KIDDING ME?

    very funny reply..
    wt’s so special abt tere naam n NL????LOL

  5. Any of them are not better than ZNMD, MNIK or West is west (all of those within last 2 years)

    ZNMD is a very ordinary album…nothing special

    MNIK is better

  6. What a bold face lie. Show me evidence that he experimented with Psych-pop, flamenco, bossa nova, Rajasthani folk, metal etc. Or just shut up.

    u need u listen his compositions to knw wt m i saying….

  7. What a bold face lie. Show me evidence that he experimented with Psych-pop, flamenco, bossa nova, Rajasthani folk, metal etc. Or just shut up.

    u need to listen his compositions to knw wt m i saying….

  8. “nt a single song of ar rahman too…really very funny poll
    n KHNH title track is nt even close to Main Jahan Rahoon..
    who cares abt such kind of funny poll??”
    LMAO. yeah maybe it’s funny because HIMESH is in the jury. Did you read who the jury members were? Rahmans masterpiece were all in Tamil mostly, like Roja, Bombay. Of course, that’s not to say Lagaan etc were brilliant, but those are nowhere near Roja. His songs did get featured in Time all time list, btw, which takes into account international songs.

    “ZNMD is a very ordinary album…nothing special

    MNIK is better”
    Yeah, maybe because you like Himesh’s monotonous tunes. Senorita’s traditional flamenco class, or Khaabon Ke Parniday’s Bossa Nova finesse might sound “ordinary” to you.

    “chk dis out 2 knw abt his all compositions in details 4m starting 2 till date……”
    Can you just point out which one of them are Psych-pop, flamenco, bossa nova, Rajasthani folk and metal? I’ve heard most of them – and I don’t recall any of them belonging to any of the above genres. Maybe you want to specifically point it out to me?

  9. Can you just point out which one of them are Psych-pop, flamenco, bossa nova, Rajasthani folk and metal? I’ve heard most of them – and I don’t recall any of them belonging to any of the above genres. Maybe you want to specifically point it out to me?

    Rajasthani folk…Nahi hona – Run (2004), Lamha Lamha, Kesariya (Nanhe Jaiselmer), metal…in terms of metal guitar use…aap ki kashish, ulfat, allah kare, Yaada teriyan to name a few.

    Music genre experiments by himesh reshammiya!

    ULTIMATE SERENE THEME PIECES
    1. Love Theme Instrumental from Chura Liya Hai Tumne (2003)

    …hear it to believe it, its just stunningly incredible…

    2. The heart of Taarzan from Taarzan – The Wonder Car (2004)

    3. The roar of Taarzan from Taarzan – The Wonder Car (2004)

    …the chill out seductive haunt effect is awesome…

    ULTIMATE SERENE LOVE BALLADS
    These songs give a refreshing feel and the listener finds himself in the serene exotic feel good laidback locations of the world lost in ecstasy.

    This feel is due to the BACKDROP THEME experience in the melodies.

    1. Chura Lo from Taarzan – The Wonder Car (2004).

    2. Dil Se Juda Ehsaas Hai Tu from Taarzan – The Wonder Car (2004).

    3. Chura Liya Hai Tumne Title Trax (2003).

    4. Nazar Aa Raha Hai – Aaitraaz (2004).

    5. Lagne Lage Ho – Kuch Meetha Ho Jaaye (2005).

    EAST WEST COMBO
    Himesh did some extreme Indian classical raga EAST fuzion with the Western music arrangement and rap vocals in the following songs:

    1. Teri Galiyon Se – Main Aisa Hi Hoon (BEST till date).

    2. Ched De Pyaar Ki Baat – AKS.

    2. Maula – Vaada.

    3. Aane Do Royal Stag Mega Mix – Kuch Meetha Ho Jaaye.

    4. Piya Jaise Ladoo Remix – Radio

  10. HIP HOP / RAP N REGGAE MIX
    In between 2006 & 2008, Himesh experimented with his sound and incorporated HIP HOP & RAP-N-REGGAE (Arya’s vocals) into his songs to show a reflection of changing times n trends.

    1. Shaka Laka Boom Boom – Shaka Laka Boom Boom (HIP HOP)

    2. Zara Jhoom Jhoom – Tom Dick N Harry (HIP HOP)

    3. Yaad Sataye Teri – Phir Hera Pheri (HIP HOP)

    4. Sisak Sisak Ke – Karzzzz (RAP N REGGAE)

    5. Cheena Re – Tom Dick N Harry (RAP N REGGAE)

    6. Dil De Diya – Phir Hera Pheri (RAP N REGGAE)

    7. Tune Mera Chain Vain – Anthony Kaun Hai (RAP N REGGAE)

    8. Lets Rock – Anthony Kaun Hai (RAP N REGGAE)

    HARD CORE HEAVY SUFI RWAK
    While Himesh has given numerous Sufi Rwak numbers, these songs get into the serious uljhi vi complex HARD CORE specialized sufi rwak genre with a ‘saddistic’ touch and the key also is the HEAVY SUFI RWAK TECHNO INSTRUMENTS used in these songs:

    1. Ahista Ahista – Ahista Ahista (2006)

    2. Kola Laka Vellari – Welcome (2007)

    3. Ulfat – Nanhe Jaiselmer (2007)

    4. Teri Yaad Bichake Sota hoon – Rocky the rebel (2006)

    5. Mile Ho Tum Toh – Dil Diya Hai (2006)

    6. Aap Ki Kashish – Aashiq Banaye Aapne (2005)

    ULTIMATE CLUB / STAGE / ITEM SONGS
    These peppy foot tapping “in da house” songs have a peculiar sound that the listener can associate with, any other such song not included was for a reason.

    1. Saavariya – Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye (2000)

    2. Nikamma – Kya Dil Ne Kahaa (2002)

    3. Bardaasht – Humraaz (2002)

    4. Mohabatt Hai Mirchi – Chura Liya Hai Tumne (2003)

    5. Tere Sang Ik Simple Si Coffee – Zameen (2003)

    6. Dilli Ki Sardi – Zameen (2003)

    7. Soorat Pe Teri Pyaar Aave – Footpath (2003)

    8. Honey Honey – Tera Mera Dil (2003)

    9. Jaanabe Ali – Bardaasht (2004)

    10. Gonna Fall In Love – Taarzan (2004)

    11. Uuh Lala Re – Taarzan (2004)

    12. Ishq Teezaab Hai – Julie (2004)

    13. Teri Yaad – Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi (2005)

    14. Soni Re – Anjaane (2005)

    15. Imli Imli – Blackmail (2005)

    16. Rain Rain – Insan (2005)

    17. Meri Chandi Tu – Silsilay (2005)

    18. Belibaas – Silsilay (2005)

    19. Aadat Ho Chuki – Koi Aap Sa (2005)

    20. Baand Mere Pairon Me – Koi Aap Sa (2005)

    21. Ye Ladki – Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya (2005)

    22. Mundeya – Shaadi Se Pehle (2006)

    23. 24/7 I Think Of You – 36 China Town (2006)

    24. Thaare Vaaste – SLBB (2007)

    25. Loot Jayenge – Aksar (2007)

    26. Dilruba Dilnasheen – Namaste London (2007)

  11. FEEL GOOD RHYTHMIC PROM NIGHT SETTING
    The most notable thing in these songs is the music arrangement/sound engineering and the feel good vocals.

    1. Taaza Taaza – Kya Dil Ne Kaha (2002)

    2. Boys Are Best – Chula Liya Hai Tumne (2003)

    3. Gustakh Dil – Dil Maagne More (2004)

    4. Oh Jaana Tenu Rab Da – Kucch Meetha Ho Jaaye (2005)

    5. Koi Aap Jaisa – Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi (2005)

    HAUNTING MELODIES
    1. Dil Ne Kar Liya – Humraaz (2002)

    2. Pyaar Kar – Humraaz (2002)

    3. Tune Dil Me Aake (female version) – Humraaz (2002)

    4. Ae Dil Yeh Bataa – Julie (2004)

    5. Vaada Hai Yeh – Vaada (2005)

    6. Bhoolna Nahin – Yakeen (2005)

    7. Meri Aankhon Mein – Yakeen (2005)

    8. Seene Mein Dil (female version) – Koi Aap Sa (2005)

    9. Dil Ki Daro Deewar Pe – Fear (2007)

    10. Tu Hai Ishq – Fear (2007)

    SEMI CLASSICAL RAGA
    1. Dil Dil – Ishq Hai Tumse (2003)

    2. Sarzameen Se – Zameen (2003)

    3. Kyun Mera Dil – Tum (2004)

    4. Hum Tumse Dil – Julie (2004)

    5. Julie the rhythm of my life (oh mere humsafar) – Julie (2004)

    6. Kuch Meetha Ho Jaaye – Kuch Meetha Ho Jaye (2005)

    7. Aane Do (Thumri) – Kuch Meetha Ho Jaaye (2005)

    8. Raat Hai Soyi Soyi – Main Aisa Hi Hoon (2005)

    9. Tu Hi – Yakeen (2005)

    10. Tuteya Ve – Shaadi Se Pehle (2006)

    11. Ishq Mein Dil Ko – Banaras (2006)

    12. Kitna Pyar Karte Hai – Banaras (2006)

    13. Purab se – Banaras (2006)

    14. Yeh Shaam Hai Banaras Ki – Bararas (2006)

    15. Bajuband Khul Khul Jaaye – Bararas (2006)

    16. Meethi Meethi Baatan – Aap Ki Khatir (2006)

    17. Yahi Hota Hai Pyar – Namaste London (2007)

    18. Dil Ne Yeh Na Jaana – Red (2007)

    19. Mukhunda Mukhunda – Dashavatar (2008)

    20. Mashah Allah – Karzzzz (2008)

    21. Tere bin Chain Na Aave – Karzzzz (2008)

    22. Dhoom Tere Ishq Ki – Karzzzz (2008)

    23. Piya Jaise Ladoo – Radio (2009)

    24. Koi Na Koi Chahiye – Radio (2009)

  12. PURE SUFI
    Notably there was only 1 song and it is his best till date in this genre.

    Uud Uud Jaaye – Vaada (2005)

  13. Psych – pop in Chhed De Pyaar Di Baat – AKS (2006), Teri galiyon se (Main aisa hi hoon – 2005), Maula – (Vaada – 2005). these have western arragement with eastern fuzion mix like raga n classical sitar.

  14. Yeah, maybe because you like Himesh’s monotonous tunes. Senorita’s traditional flamenco class, or Khaabon Ke Parniday’s Bossa Nova finesse might sound “ordinary” to you.

    if u liked dis ordinary album it doesnt mean every1 is gonna like it…
    even Himesh’s monotonous tunes r better than it

  15. khwabon ke parinday…again this is not the style hr is known for…the similar song i can recall is rafa dafa kiya na jaaye – Radio (2009) – in terms on underlying beats / orchestration

    SEL must be getting inspired by such works by listening other artistes sound…in terms of bossa nova n flamenco
    because these genres aren’t the typical desi indian…n SEL just rip off tunes from these unknown artistes of the foreign n claim innovation
    basically, hr is a master of sufi rock genre…in post ABA no composer can match him in this genre.
    also his sad / semi classical songs with ustad singing…waada tenu, dil ne yeh na jaana, afreen, is very typical of him…other composers arent strong at this

  16. Senorita’s traditional flamenco class, or Khaabon Ke Parniday’s Bossa Nova finesse
    SEL must be getting inspired by such works by listening other artistes sound…in terms of bossa nova n flamenco
    because these genres aren’t the typical desi indian…n SEL just rip off tunes from these unknown artistes of the foreign n claim innovation

  17. by the way, SEL sound is repetitive n monotonous…they use repetitive loops…n sound design is also similar
    recently they are struggling because of stereotype sound, read mid year music report in bollywoodhungama…

    what himesh is doing different from all other composers is…in his sufi rock songs…which have heavy orchestration (metal guitar, catchy rhythmic beats etc)…he mixes them with indian instruments like tabla, raaga…that makes it FUZION MIX…how many other composers are doing that?
    e,g, aashiq banaya aapne…fast-paced tabla beats in between stanza gaps, naamumkin (SLBB)…raga, yaadan teriya (dil diya hai)…tabla beats…yet in all these songs underlying main orchestration is totally new age western

  18. “SEL must be getting inspired by such works by listening other artistes sound…in terms of bossa nova n flamenco”

    LOAD OF BULLSHIT. Assering won’t make it true. They have a lot of influences as real musicians do, but that doesn’t mean the sort of”inspiration” you’re implying here. And SEL are one of the musicians who didn’t make it to ITWOFS plagiarism list. They do PAY the rights when they remake the original version. Didn’t he rip off Ali Zafar for whatever reason? He might have later washed his hands.

    “by the way, SEL sound is repetitive n monotonous…they use repetitive loops…n sound design is also similar”
    More load of crap. Sound design is similar? WTH is that supposed to mean?

    They used – Sitar, Bossa Nova drums, Sarang, Didgeridoo, Jaltarang, besides Tabla, Kanjira and other insturments you’ve mentioned above.

    “Psych – pop in Chhed De Pyaar Di Baat”

    Are you kidding me? This is psychedelic pop? Where’s the psychedelia? Where are the surreal elements dude?

    “PURE SUFI – Ud Ud”
    Seriously? This is pure Sufi, with what Guitar? It’d be charitable to even call this sufi – fusion. Could someone please tell him what Sufi music is?

    Here, have a listen at PURE sufi music:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvoVlBpFxOM

    Sufi Rock is more like as in Mitwa – though it’s kind of a ballad. Here’s a better example:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8KS3SfRE4U

    Sigh. Most of the above tracks doesn’t even belong to the genre you said they belong to. I see you copy pasted this stuff from the website you posted above (including the typos – sufi, but tough luck dude.

  19. Psych pop: Karthik Calling Karthik (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weGe5dTOT-o – Notice the SURREAL feel of the song)

    Retro-disco: Aaj Ki Raat (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYDYSvB7kI4)

    Disco: Koi Kahe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzDbd1mx36k, Beats ANY of Himesh’s so called disco tracks and some more)

    Classical-fusion: Sapnon Se Bhare Naina (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OFhD138-Eg in the raag Bhairavi)

    Rajasthani Folk: Baawre (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=by1LbmhF93A), Gori Re (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoYDxaT9VvI)

    Metal: Zehreelay (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HrYH5w6oOc, despite not being brilliant as classic Led Zep stuff, it’s classy in its own way, possibly the first heavy metal song in mainstream bollywood)

    Flamenco: Senorita

    Bossa-Nova: Khaabon Ke Parinday

    Pure Sufi: Allah Hi Rahem

    Pure Qawaali: Numaishaan Muhabbatan Di (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia0GfytdO0I, this is called PURENESS and CLASS, listen)

    Qawaali-Fusion: Kajra Re

    Lounge-electropop: Ik Junoon (Paint it Red)

    Techno – Main Aisa Kyun Hoon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWSaB6ilQrQ)

    Patriotic – Suno Gaur Se (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nm5tPW_rYuI)

    Don’t get me started on touching songs, melodies etc. The characters in comments is limited.

    BTW, it would be nice if you replied all at once in post instead of spamming the board, it’s hard to read.

  20. typos can occur…some stuff could be archive whereby changes are not reflected.

    Uud uud jaaye was in sufi rock (in his pre ABA era) – underlying beats were authentic to this genre.

    Himesh too has touched the quawali genre: Aawan Aakhiyaan Jaawan Aakhiyaan from Ahista Ahista – 2006.

    Patriotic – Sarzameen Se (Zameen – 2003).

    Retro / disco – zabse aankh ladi tere naal (dil diya hai – 2006).

    Rock ballad – O Jaana Love U Miss U (Rocky – the rebel – 2006).

    Frankly, this can keep going on n on…whereby flaws could be pointed out in each composer to out do each other in order to prove superiority over the other.

    Himesh has always maintained in reality tv shows like saregamapa that musicians have to stick to their strong points b master their core strengths (rather being jack of all trades).

    Still, talking about versatility…let Himesh go international with @ da edge…and then watch him turn into a global rock star and prove what true versatility is to all other bollywood music composers.

    Talking about records…Tere Naam (2003) was a bestseller klassik of its time that broke many sales records in pre ABA era. Aap Ka Suroor also did record sales. These 2 albums are top sellers of their respective eras/time.

    N who can forget those 36 back to back hits in 6 months which is only a dream for every other composer out there…that’s called CONSISTENCY.

    Bottom-line for me is, both composers are good in their own ways. I like some of SEL works too.

    But if SEL fan wants to check on current basis…do read the BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA MID YEAR MUSIC REPORT…to see how SEL are faring / measuring up these days.

    http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/slideshow/2011/07/11/930/index2.html

    Last line says…The trio is indeed going through some rough times in Bollywood though one is hopeful that they would bounce back!

    This report is by most reputed critic in b-town (in case my musical knowledge is on question / doubt…n i don’t have all the time in da world to defend / justify it). N if u don’t want to rely on his words too, then chances are that you wont rely on any other himesh fans either.

    From my side, i do hope that SEL rough out da tough times n bounce back.

  21. “typos can occur”
    I didn’t accuse you for the typos at all, but you (presuming that you are the guy who posted earlier) just COPY PASTED STUFF instead of bothering to atleast taking the effort to write it yourself.

    “Uud uud jaaye was in sufi rock (in his pre ABA era) – underlying beats were authentic to this genre.”

    Dude, you gotta be kidding me, right? Authentic sufi beats? LOL. If this is Sufi then what on earth is Allah hi Rahem/Numaishaan Mohabattan Di etc? Go ask ANYONE with basic knowledge in music, which is PURE Sufi music. Sigh.

    “Frankly, this can keep going on n on…whereby flaws could be pointed out in each composer to out do each other in order to prove superiority over the other.”
    Yes, and you know you’re talking rubbish. Again this remotely resembles the genre, if anything, rather than belonging to that genre itself. NONE of the songs are REMOTELY classy as the ones in my list. You mentioning that “Chedd De” thing as psych pop confirmed my doubts that you DON’T KNOW what you’re talking about.

    “Still, talking about versatility…let Himesh go international with @ da edge…and then watch him turn into a global rock star and prove what true versatility is to all other bollywood music composers.”
    Which has got NOTHING to do with versatility. This is called argumentum ad populum, but still, here you go:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQGtZwT_uk0
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gBmrnsKl_M

    “Talking about records”
    Yeah, back to sales record all that. Sigh. Rajnikanth movies might gross more than Anurag Kashyap movies – doesn’t mean that Rajnikanth movies are classier than Anurag Kashyap movies now does it? This is called appeal to popularity dude. I could’ve mentioned list of Awards too, in that case, which would be rubbish and is besides my point. Why do you struggle to stay on topic?

    Regarding Bollywood Hungama, any review/article by Joginder Tuteja is just a joke, the guy trashed the best albums of SEL. As far as his musical knowledge goes, the guy isn’t even familiar with the heavy metal genre, he even asked SEL once why did they compose Zehreelay. Says it all. ZNMD did well in charts, but chart performance ALONE doesn’t mean ANYTHING.

    “Bottom-line for me is, both composers are good in their own ways. I like some of SEL works too.”

    I appreciate that, but still equating SEL with Himesh is a CRIME. Fine, I don’t like Himesh’s most songs, we’ll agree to disagree there, but Himesh>=SEL? I mean it’s beyond my comprehension how someone could say that.

  22. @ SEL fan,

    the guy you were having the original debate with had contacted me for some suggestions n inputs.

    I wasn’t aware that he would copy paste my references somewhere on a public blog, rather than borrowing inferences from it (not that I minded him doing that but I would have striven to give him better inputs rather than informal ad-hoc chit chat).

    So I bothered to post after i was given this link by a fan after / when my musical knowledge was questioned, really a controversy I am dragged into out of da blue and in which im not interested (n i havent bothered to read any preceding comments either).

    therefore my posts are only this one (n previous one under my short abv name diehard). Being the owner of hr-reviews.com , my stature doesn’t allow me to post under someone else’s name, its against my conscience.

    I still insist, Uud Uud Jaaye is under Sufi Rock…and the underlying beats are authentic to sufi rock (and not pure sufi).

    Anyways, the point is that your knowledge sounds good, no qualms with that.

    As far as I roll in my reviews, I use KISS (keep it simple stupid) principle as much as possible for simplicity purposes for the average listener. I do not want to try to excessively impress them with my musical knowledge (even if i could) such that half of their time goes searching the wikipedia.

    So, by now it is evident that this so-called debate has drifted course…from bodyguard music review, to HR vs SEL, to music knowledge.

    SEL (3 man army) > HR (one man army) in terms of numbers only.

    In all other respects, it is vice-versa / opposite.

    But as you said earlier, we can agree to disagree here.

    I think, with our respective knowledge about the sound of our fav artistes, we can go good cause for their respective fans rather than questioning / debating it coz at da end, no consensus will be reached.

    Peace out n chill. This is not about you or me…or HR vs SEL (or any other composer for that matter)…

    this is about the music review about the original blogger of this forum n what people think about it 🙂

  23. “As far as I roll in my reviews, I use KISS (keep it simple stupid) principle as much as possible for simplicity purposes for the average listener. I do not want to try to excessively impress them with my musical knowledge (even if i could) such that half of their time goes searching the wikipedia.”
    Sure, thrill me. I’m not claiming to profess any “musical knowledge” but when you claim “the underlying Sufi beats are authentic” I see how you’re diverting the topic from the guy who claims it to be PURE SUFI.

    Okay, how about we use your KISS to answer this questionnaire? We’ll surely get an idea about how good your “knowledge” is 🙂

    Genre = Song = Winner:
    Pure Sufi = Ud Ud Jaaye (not really PURE but still) vs Allah Hi Rahem = ?

    Patriotic (not really a genre, but whatever) = Sarzameen Se vs Suno Gaur Se = ?

    Club = Koi Kahe vs = ?

    Psych-pop = Karthik Calling Karthik vs Chhed De/Teri Gali/Maula (they don’t even sound surreal to my untrained ears) = ?

    Bossa Nova = Khaabon Ke Parinday vs Rafa Dafa (doubt if it’s Bossa Nova drumming in the background, but whatever) = ?

    Flamenco = Senorita vs ? =

    Pure Qawaali (without any guitar/synth stuff) = Numaishaan Mohabbatan Di vs ? = ?

    Retro-disco = Aaj Ki Raat vs Zabke Aankh = ?

    Rajasthani Folk = Baawre/Gori Re vs ? = ?

    Purely Classical (may include fusion, but not semi) = Sapnon Se Bhare Naina vs = ?

    Metal = Zehreelay vs ? = ?

    Aboriginal = Jaane Kyon vs ? = ?

    Take your own time.

    “SEL (3 man army) > HR (one man army) in terms of numbers only.

    In all other respects, it is vice-versa / opposite. ”

    Which is exactly what I’m contesting.

    BTW sorry for making such assertions, I appreciate you took the pain to respond. You shouldn’t have appealed to popularity and authority if you had such deep knowledge on music, BTW. I didn’t even take into account the awards won by both of them. So that’s pretty much it then. We’ll settle it once and for all once you fill the above “questionnaire” so to say. 🙂

    PS: My apologies to Harshit for flooding his blog with off topic comments 🙂

  24. @Fearandloathin
    Harshit already smiled to funny comments of both of u.:D
    HappySing is always happy..
    Bcs,Harshit is a great happy wala kinda reviewer..:D.
    79 responses!
    So,my request is plis give atleast one comment to all latest movies music reviews by Harshit to make him happy:D

  25. See buddy, my friend

    If I told you that:

    Sufi Rock = Ud Ud Jaaye – Vaada (2005) > Allah Hi Rahem.

    Patriotic (not really a genre, but whatever) = Sarzameen Se – Zameen (2003) > Suno Gaur Se

    Club = Teri Yaad – Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! (2005) > Koi Kahe

    Pure Qawaali (without any guitar/synth stuff) = Aawan Aakhiyaan Jaawan Aakhiyaan – Ahista Ahista (2006) > Numaishaan Mohabbatan Di vs ? = ?

    Retro-disco = Jabse Aankh Ladi – Dil Diya Hai (2006) > Aaj Ki Raat

    Rajasthani Folk = Nahi Hona – Run (2004), Kesariya & Lamha Lamha – Nanhe Jaiselmer (2007) > Baawre/Gori Re

    Purely Classical (may include fusion, but not semi) = BaajuBand Khul Khul Jaaye – Banaras (2006) > Sapnon Se Bhare Naina.

    Lounge / Loung-ish = Lut Jaun – Karzzzz (2008) > xyz

    Hip Hop = Shaka laka boom boom Title Trax (2007) > xyz

    ETC ETC ETC…in terms of various genres…

    will u (or any SEL fan) agree? same is the case with HR fans in a vice versa situation.

    That’s da real point, because we all have different and varying musical tastes and preferences which made us hard core supporters and followers of our respective artistes in da first place.

    But the point is, instead of downplaying another artiste…I too can give them credit where it is due in my books.

    For example: In my view, SEL rock and I respect them because of these following songs:

    > Breathless version 1 & 2.
    > Uff Teri Ada.
    > Jhonny Breakbeat mera naam.

    So, as I said, we can agree to disagree here and keep on enjoying da sound of our respective favs and hope that they would only do better in da coming future.

    “BTW sorry for making such assertions, I appreciate you took the pain to respond.”

    it is ok, it sometimes happens that in a debate where HR’s sound is concerned, the so-called easy way / shortcut is taken and my references are given and then I have to come forward and clarify. Not that I mind, but it can create unnecessary confusions and plus a debate should be with original ideas, not referred content that was written basically for a different purpose / cause and later has to be interpreted out of context.

    However, nice to have interacted. Bye.

  26. “Sufi Rock = Ud Ud Jaaye – Vaada (2005) > Allah Hi Rahem.”
    This alone talks volumes about your knowledge on music. Allah Hi Rahem is Sufi Rock how? Synthesizer is heavily used in the Aawan Aakhiyaan song you mentioned. Nahi Hona is Rajasthani Folk? You can’t be serious?

    “Club = Teri Yaad – Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! (2005) > Koi Kahe
    Patriotic = Sarzameen Se – Zameen (2003) > Suno Gaur Se (Dus)

    I think nothing more needs to be said here. Readers can reach their own conclusions from your above statement alone.

    And no, I don’t judge compositions in the basis of the sound of the singer at all, rather the quality/class of the composition. Bye and take care.

  27. as a matter of fact, i haven’t even heard many of the SEL songs mentioned in that list…

    I should have just substituted them with xyz instead of their actual name…but that would made the debate null n void (for your insistence of its continuity).

    i.e. Allah Hi Rehem…i haven’t even heard this song as yet…so that obviously complicates things n adds to confusion.

    and this is because i have taken part (or rather joined in a debate that wasn’t originally initiated by me).

    you had mentioned earlier “take your own time”.

    that’s what I don’t have, so my responses are just ad-hoc n in process apples are getting compared with oranges…coz in terms of ‘opportunity-cost’, with due respect to your inputs…i have better things to do rather than debate with SEL fans (or fans of other artistes for that matter).

    Bye (for good…this time around).

  28. “as a matter of fact, i haven’t even heard many of the SEL songs mentioned in that list…”
    Well perhaps you should’ve before making judgements like Himesh>>SEL

    “i.e. Allah Hi Rehem…i haven’t even heard this song as yet…so that obviously complicates things n adds to confusion.”
    Youtube is your friend.

    “that’s what I don’t have, so my responses are just ad-hoc n in process apples are getting compared with oranges”

    Or because you may not be all that a music expert you claim to be. I asked you what sort of genre I was expecting in the brackets to make stuff easy for you. For eg. I’ve asked you to provide examples of Pure Qawaali without any synth and you posted a song where synth is heavily used. And rating Teri Yaad above Koi Kahe was just the icing on the cake.

    “…coz in terms of ‘opportunity-cost’, with due respect to your inputs…i have better things to do rather than debate with SEL fans (or fans of other artistes for that matter)”
    Oh really, then with due respect don’t respond. I didn’t threaten to sue you or anything if you hadn’t responded.

    So whatever.

  29. Guys i was here for Bodyguard music review..!! But tell u what, i enjoyed reading your takes on HR and SEL.. Am a big HR fan too.. SEL are highclass composers nevertheless.. but guys, with your kinda knowledge, i wanna have your takes on A. R. Rahman.. who in my view, is an ass hole..!!

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