Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande: Music Review (Siddharth-Suhas, Dhruv, Mahavir)

Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande starts with Siddharth-Suhas composed Naina wali whiskey dul dul jave, sung by Shahid Malliya. The song, though nothing new in it, can be quite addictive if given a little time. A typical Punjabi dance number.

The next song, Desi Jat Posse, sung by Mahi with Suhas, is again a typical Punjabi number with some twists added to it. The song sounds fine, but the original version may be a little low for a dance number, but then that is taken care of by the remix.

Dhruv Dhalla’s Mast Kalandar with some funny Punjabi lyrics and easy addictive music again has potential to become popular.

Siddharth-Suhas’s next, Door na jaana sounds like a level above other songs of the album. The song, with a nice melody has some nice arrangements as well and Suhas chooses to sing this one himself. The only song with no Punjabi touch, in both lyrics and music, quite stands out here anyway.

Dhruv’s next, Baraf mein tension milake pee ja, is another tapori-style dance number with not much of Punjabi. Likeable.

The last song of Siddharth-Suhas, Thap denge sung by Master Saleem, is not really an impressive composition, but Saleem’s voice puts some life in the song nonetheless, making the song okay to listen to.

The last song of the album is a composition of Master Mahavir Chopra, who sings his composition Oh Lalaji himself, with lyrics from Late Lakshmichand. This one, with very real village-like music and arrangements, sounds like a Bhajan in Haryanvi style of Hindi. Please let me know if I am wrong here.

Overall, Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande is not really something new, but works on old patterns, most of it Punjabi, with some experiments in some places, and gives an okay, listenable result.

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Music Review: Knock Out

Gourov Das Gupta gets a number of big singers in Knock Out, a fact that makes me expect more from him this time. He reaches some of the expectations, but not all. Here is a review.

The album starts with a rock-based title song sung by Vishal Dadlani. Vishal is fine in the song but the song seems to be a bit picked from here and there and rest just added to make up a song. Some traces of Paathshala’s Khushnuma can be found which become all the more visible with Vishal singing the song. Not for listening but might sound ok in the movie as a background number.

After disappointing in the first song, Gourov DG makes a comeback with the next song that is sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. The song comes as a surprise as Rahat sings a song which is not too similar to the songs he’s singing left right and center nowadays. A slower and deeper track with a slight touch of rock that gets fast and enraging in the middle, Khushnuma sa ye roshan ho is something definitely above his own average by the composer. Good one.
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Bandish: Music Review

Bandish might be a rock band but as they launch their album, they give out variety, some good and some not-so-good. But at the minimum, the album is worth a listen. Here is a review.

The album starts with a KK sung tere bin which sounds very much like some composition of Pritam. The way song starts abruptly doesn’t trouble you much but the album starting with such a typical song can for once make you skeptical, even though the song is good. As the song moves towards the end, more rock elements add up, but certainly not what I was expecting to hear. Okay.

The second song, Bandish, featuring Pete Lockett is more of a rock song that I was expecting. The music given by the band is wonderful as it has not just instruments but vocals also as part of it. The lyrics are inspiring and the music is good, fast, but not all hard rock. So even people with less taste in rock may like it.

Khuda Bakhsh/Tere bina featuring Krishna sounds like Bollywood material, but one of the better ones there. The song has completely Indian music with a percussion base. Something like what Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has been singing nowadays. Krishna has a signature style of singing such songs and he does full justice to the song. Good one.

The next in line is a remix of KK’s tere bin. A typical remix. Reminds me of Gangster, Woh Lamhe and Showbiz.

Meethi Baatein Teri is next and I can assure you Bandish is not really rock. They have quite varied genres and this song belongs to a totally different one. Meethi baatein teri is a soft, slow number, sounding somewhat like an Aryans’ song, especially with the voices. The song is good but the way they say aankhen or aankhon se sounds bad as they say it like ‘Khan,’ from the epiglottis, which is not the way. So just okay.

The next, ‘I believe in you‘ is one of the best songs of the album. A completely English, romantic piece sung in a voice that reminds me of Bryan Adams and a nice aalap in a female voice running in the background. Not really the rock I know, but quite towards it. Whatever it was, I just loved this one.

The next song Mahi features Krishna again and this one is completely Bollywood style and will certainly remind you of Jatin-Lalit days. I don’t exactly where I have heard such music, probably in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. Anyway, if you move ahead of that, you will find that Krishna sings the song wonderfully and with a few effects, the song sounds pretty good. A bit-too-slow but lovely piece of music and Krishna’s singing. I’d say listen to it once. And continue if you like it.

In the end comes a traditional one that I have heard number of times by number of people in the past few years. And somehow I love it everytime, by everyone. This time it’s Bandish who sing Dumadum mast kalandar. This one is a live piece, that is with added crowd effects. The crowd effects might not sound real but the band has left no stone unturned in making the song sound good and it pays off. Wonderful listen.

Overall, Bandish is a fine album with some songs okay, some good and some very good. The title and I believe in you are the best pieces while dumadum mast kalandar gives the same punch even now. Krishna is good in his both songs though his Mahi goes a bit too Bollywod way. KK somehow disappoints even with his good song as it’s way too typical. But the final verdict says the album is worth a try at the least.

Badmaash Company: Music Review

When Pritam composes for YRF, things somehow don’t happen to be his best. At least for past sometime, with an exception of New York to some extent. Dil Bole Hadippa went bad, and Badmaash Company doesn’t look too good, though the soundtrack of Badmaash Company is good enough to hear for some time. Here is a review.
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Hide and Seek: Music Review

Hide and Seek is composed by three people Chirantan Bhatt, Gourov Dasgupta and Rakesh Batra. The first song of the album, Jingle Bells sounds like the popular ringtone which is a similar spoof on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. The lyrics of the song are a bit okay, else, it’s a complete down. May be liked for one time or so.
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