Mirch: Music Review (Monty Sharma)

Monty Sharma’s Mirch is an album with some wonderful songs, even though there are a few signs of desperateness too. The best thing of the album is Shankar Mahadevan’s rock-meets-classical song Kaare Kaare Badra. The song is a beautiful fusion done with some good effort and Shankar does the song in a way that I feel this was made for him. Do listen to this one.

The next good thing here is Bela Shende’s Mann bhi hai. The song is a beautiful poetry and Bela has sung it beautifully over the simple music. Nothing too high or trying-too-hard. Just simple and lovely so.
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Raavan: Music Review

maaguvanjalo.. aagubenjaaaalo…
a aen aen aen e eo.. a aen aen aen e eo..

Got what is that? Start of a good album, and a wonderful song. The album is called Raavan, and the song is, yes, you get that. Beeera. Beera, beera beera beera, beera beera beera beera beera, beera ke dus maathe, beera ke sau naam, chhede jo beera ko, dhama dham dham dham. If there was anything that could ever be compared to beera, it was probably Omkara, but seems Omkara also stays behind beera when it comes to being musical.
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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.

Meri Banno Hoshiyaar: Lyrics and More

When I heard it for the first time, I found myself wondering where I had heard the tune. But since the tune was so groovy and techno, I got no clue and kept enjoying the song as long as it was on. Only when the media player was turned off and I was humming the tune, it striked back. It was something as old as a V Shantaram movie. Yes, Meri banno hoshiyaar is quite a lift from the song Saiyyan jhoothon ka bada sartaj nikla of Do Aankhen Barah Hath as the first line goes the same in entirety. Still, the song has differences and the orchestration and mixing give a feel of a folk song on a hi-fi system, somewhat like Genda Phool. Ila Arun seems like the perfect choice for singer. And then, there is telugu counting okkati, rendu, moolgu, naalgu going in background too that sounds interesting.
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Well Done Abba: Music Review

It’s not always that you get two back to back good movie albums within 24 hours. So good that I didn’t have time to listen to Shafqat Amanat Ali’s new album even though I loved his previous one, Tabeer. So here it comes, after Lahore, album of Well Done Abba, a Shyam Benegal movie.

The first song of the album is Meri banno Hoshiyaar sung by Ila Arun (with Daniel B George), who sings her own words on a tune that is almost Saiyyaan Jhoothon ka Bada Sartaj Nikla of V Shantaram’s Do Aankhen Baarah Hath, in a full folk manner, on an orchestration that reminds me of Rahman’s Genda Phool. But frankly, the song is completely new and has it’s identity completely different from both the songs I named here, something not at all easy. Ila is obviously superb in her singing and the Telugu counting in the background (Okkati, Rendu, Moodu, Naalgu…) is something in it’s own ranks. Must listen song.
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