Dum Maaro Dum: Music Review

Abhishek and Earl’s Thayn Thayn somehow sounds so much like a piece from Bluffmaster even with a different composer here. I guess this will sound good and look great once it comes out. Watch out for it.

Te Amo, the song sung by Ash King, is definitely a lovely one and Pritam does his own good thing with Ash’s voice, as long as you don’t compare this one to Dil gira daffatan. While Ash is lovely in the soft romantic song and natural with the English parts of the song, Sunidhi is not bad either. One song you would love.

Like in all Pritam albums, there is another version of Te Amo, a reprise by Pritam. I guess I need not tell you how a soft version of a soft romantic song would sound when Mohit sings it. The slight acoustic setting Pritam has given to the song is nice.

Mit Jaaye Gham. Dum Maaro Dum. Shirt. Potty. Nanga. Well, It’s like that only. All I can say is that after this song is on air, the censor board won’t have to do much to decide the audience. Families are NOT going to watch this one. Oh, as for the music, it’s okay. As expected, it’s made in kinda addictive mood. But lyrics, oh, well..

If there is something in the album that I was able to hear in a loop from the first time itself, here it is. Jiyein Kyun is not only good on music and singing, the lyrics are so lovely, I just fell for the song very soon.

As for the music, Pritam is almost in Metro mood here and Papon sounds so much like James in his singing. And Mr Sahni Jaideep, I love you. DO Listen to this one.

And then Zubeen Garg’s Jaana hai is a signature Pritam song in Zubeen’s very typical voice. Nothing too great, but there is definitely a special kind of depth in Zubeen’s voice that Always attracts you, which especially suits songs with a, what would I say, kashish, with a longing to go ahead and achieve something. And here is one such song. Liked it.

Overall, Dum Maaro Dum may be an album to hide from your parents (yes, at any age) after listening to that title song, but there are a few good songs in the album and while you love everything from Jiyein Kyun to Te Amo, Jaana hai and Thayn Thayn aren’t disappointing. In short, cool. In fact a bit too much in a some places, you know.

Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey: Music Review

Khelein Hum Jee jaan Sey starts with a blow. The composer of What’s your Raashee and now this, Sohail Sen, comes up to sing the first song, Yeh Des Hai Mera, himself. The good thing about the song is that the words in the song are quite good, and music is beautiful, while Sohail has done quite effective work on his voice, though quite a lot of it seems done with the machines out there. Still, the song is lovely. Nice to have a patriotic-positive song with some soft music at the time when even romantic songs are moving towards rock. Do listen to this.

The next song, Nain Tere, sung by Pamela Jain and Ranjini Jose, is something traditional, that tries to sound a bit like Lagaan’s O ri Chhori, but since the song doesn’t have a male voice, it doesn’t quite go that way, keeping the song a bit different. The traditional style of music is good but the attention it requires will be available to the song is doubtful. Like it.
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Beera: Raavan (Vijay Prakash)

Mani Ratnam. A R Rahman. Gulzar. Vijay Prakash. And Abhishek Bachchan. Here is the first video of Raavan, Beera ke dus maathe, beera ke sau naam.

The video is certainly worth a watch and Abhishek is looking different again, though Aishwarya in water reminds me of Guru again. The song is definitely good and I am hopeful about the music that is coming on April 24th. Here is the video.

Raavan: Soundtrack

So finally Mani Ratnam’s Raavan is here. Or so it will be, on April 24th, when Rahman’s music is out. Abhishek Bachchan can be seen in the video of Beera sets up a high expectation from the album, as well as the movie. Here is the soundtrack listing of the movie as found yet.

Behene De – Karthik
Beera Beera – Vijay Prakash
Kata Kata – Ila Arun, Sapna Awasthi & Kunal Ganjawala
Khilli Re – Reena Bhardwaj
Ranjha Ranjha – Rekha Bhardwaj & Javed Ali
Thok De Killi – Sukhwinder Singh

So hopes from the songs of Raavan are high. Check the video of the first song Beera too.

Paa too in Court!

As per a Times of India report, a lawsuit has been filed in a court charging Amitabh Bachchan with violating the disabilities act through ‘Paa’ in which he plays a 13-year-old boy suffering from progeria, which accelerates the ageing process.

Big B has been accused of poking fun at people with disabilities.

The case has been filed by Patna High Court lawyer Shruti Singh in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate under The Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995. It has also been filed against director R. Balkrishna.

“I filed a case in the court demanding a probe into whether ‘Paa’ violated the act or not,” Singh said Saturday.¬†As a result, the lawyer’s name has come to the front page of the Times of India and I hope many other places. So her work must be over.

“My stand is simple: If it violated the disability act, the authorities should act against the producer and actors of the film for making a joke of disabled people,” she added. Now, after watching everybody using all their spare tissues to wipe their faces, I’m wondering how Auro and co. made a joke of disabled people.

Wasn’t there a fine of 10000 bucks or something on useless PILs? Well, 10k well spent by the lady then.

Movie Review: Paa

And the question rises once again. What are movie reviews for? To give one’s opinion on whether a person reading the review should go and watch the movie or not. Isn’t it? So I can finish reviewing Paa in one, two or three words. Here are the three reviews.

3 Word Review: Just Loved it!

2 Word Review: Go, Watch!

1 Word Review: Paa.

Rating: 9 on 10. In the hope that Mr Bachchan may still have some surprise someday.

My WORK is over. But if you still want to read on, you sure can.

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Mudi Mudi Ittefaq se: Paa/Shilpa Rao

Paa

Paa is something I have been looking forward to from the very time I got to know about the movie. The day their website, paathefilm was launched, I was sitting in front of my monitor with speakers on, playing the paa tune for hours. And now, there is Mudi Mudi, sung by Shilpa Rao that is out there on music channels.

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Junior Bachchan joins Twitter

Amitabh Bachchan has had his share of Internet popularity and now it’s time for Junior B to follow. Sorry, to make others follow him. Yes, THE Abhishek Bachchan has joined the bandwagon of twittering Bollywood and has joined Twitter some two hours back today, 3rd November, 2009.

Abhishek gives credit of his joining Twitter to Tarun Mansukhani, the director of Dostana who is already twittering for quite some time now.

You can follow Abhishek Bachchan by clicking here. To follow all Bollywood Celebrities on Twitter in one single list, go to http://twitter.com/hg6/bolly