Ae Dosheeza (Kshitij Tarey): Music Review (Gaurav Dagaonkar)

Kshitij Tarey has been the front runner singer in almost all the albums of Mithoon, a composer who has been loved by many of us. But I was surprised to see an unknown composer Gaurav Dagaonkar’s name on the album, and Mithoon wasn’t there even as a guest composer. Probably Kshitij wanted something different from his album, or whatever. In any case, here is a review of the seven track minus two remixes’ album.

The album starts with O meri jaane jaan. The song with a not-too-hard rock base sounds nice and would rate as good for a first timer, but when you talk of Kshitij Tarey, the song doesn’t live up to the name he has made for himself. An average one to start with.

The second song of the album happens to be the title song, and sounds better than the first for sure, probably because it’s more in the league of songs that Kshitij is known for. Even though the song is kinda pop, at a relatively slow pace, after listening to it for a few times, it sounds nice, though not too great. I mean, I still don’t have the Kshitij Tarey in the album that I expected.

And then, he arrives, with the popular Thumri – Yaad piya ki aaye. He just sounds wonderful, as great as anyone whom I have heard singing this. But then, with my near-zero knowledge of classical music, I am no one to rate him, or any of these great people here. It’d be like seeing the stars without a telescope and guessing their distances. It’s lovely, and that’s all I have to say. The one thing I would like to mention here, though, is that I quite loved the little jazzy background with all those drums here. Kudos to the composer for that.

The treat continues as Kshitij sings Saanware. But then, this one comes from Roop Kumar Rathod’s teri justajoo, and after listening to Roop Kumar Rathod, this slow-soft version of Kshitij may not be that tasteful to some. Still, a really nice number with some deep singing.

The last track of the album is Bulle nu Samjhavan aaiyan, another old track, sung by many others including Abida. Once again nice singing, but besides that there is nothing extra in the song.

To summarize, Kshitij doesn’t seem to find a composer who could do justice to his singing and hence goes with a middle way, singing old folk/classic songs and also adding a little fresh, new stuff. It’s not for you if you’re looking for something. But if you like listening to some good singing irrespective of the age of song, or are a Kshitij fan, definitely go ahead.

Game (2011) Music Review – Shankar Ehsaan Loy

I can sum up the album in one sentence. It’s not upto the name of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.

The album starts with Vishal Dadlani’s It’s a game. While the song is not an instant thing, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy’s arrangements with a hangover of Karthik Calling Karthik make Vishal’s good singing work to some extent. You may like it if you pay some attention.

The reprise version sung by Sunitha Sarath seems dull, probably because the voice lacks the life that Vishal has in his voice.

Kaun hai Ajnabi
has some lovely vocals by KK and Aditi Singh Sharma, but the song sounds more of a Pritam number than SEL’s. Not bad, though nothing great. Interestingly, the remix of the song works equally good.

Maine ye kab socha tha is a different side of the album where Shaan comes up to sing a romantic number with Anusha Mani, supported by Loy and almost a chorus, something like in We are Family. Though the song is quite good in parts, it doesn’t really sound like one song in whole and that may be a reason for its failure.

The last original number, Mehki Mehki, sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Kshitij, is a different sound and almost enters the territory of A R Rahman. At some points I just felt like I have heard the song, but it was probably just the ambiance and hence I couldn’t point towards any song. With a slight touch of old Bollywood songs of maybe ’70s and all these new mentioned things, Mehki Mehki is definitely something worth a try. Listen to it and probably you will fall for it in due time.

As for the remix of Mehki Mehki, it’s not bad, but the song loses the beautiful arrangements that existed in the original version and made the soul of the song, so nothing much to listen to here.

Overall, Game is an okay album but if you’re thinking of buying the album just because you know Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and you know their standard, you may be in for a little disappointment.

Lamhaa: Music Review (Mithoon Sharma)

I have been thinking of writing music review of Lamhaa for quite some time now but every time I get stuck to Madhno and forget to move ahead of the song. So, here comes the late review of the album.

The album starts with Madhno re, a slow, soft, romantic, typical Mithoon song, sung by his favorite, Kshitij Tarey along with Chinmayee. Kshitij sings Mithoon’s tune in a soulful way and the song comes out to be superb. And then, Tu hi to har pal bandha hai, lamhon ki in zanjeeron mein.. just awesome singing by Chinmayee.
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Mithoon Comes back with the Music of Lamhaa

Sanjay Dutt’s long pending Lamhaa is finally about to release. Lamhaa’s music will be out soon too. And my guess is, it will be worth waiting for. After a long gap, Mithoon is coming back with Lamhaa and this time he’s coming up with almost all new singers, for him that is.

This time Mithoon’s album is going to feature Rahman’s old favorite Chinmayee in at least two songs while in one of the songs she will be singing with Mika Singh. Another song in the album is given to Palash Sen of Euphoria while he also brings pop-singer Arun Daga for a song. Besides all these singers, Mithoon will be singing himself for the album too.

Here is the track list of Lamhaa:

01 – Madhno Re – Chinmayee, Kshitij Tarey
02 – Salaam Zindagi – Arun Daga
03 – Main Kaun Hoon – Dr. Palash Sen
04 – Saajnaa – Mika Singh, Chinmayee
05 – Zameen O Aasmaa
06 – Rehmat Zara – Mithoon