Shaitan: Music Review (Prashant Pillai, Ranjit Barot & others)

The opening ‘Baali‘ starts in a slightly Raavan’ish way, but the music turns such that you feel it’s all new. The music is quite techno and even gets telugu’ish in between. But the sounds are definitely used well. I suppose this one will fit people’s minds as what they are calling it, the Sound of Shaitan. Nice.

The next, Nasha, sung by composer Prashant Pillai along with Bindu Nambiar is again on the same track and continues the hazy effect that was present in the first one. But then this one has some singing as well and sounds comparatively more normal. I’m not sure how this hazy effect will sound in longer term but for now it sounds pretty interesting. Guess will sound good in longer run too.
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Haunted – 3D: Music Review (Chirantan Bhatt)

The album starts with KK singing Tum ho mera pyaar which for once gives you an illusion that it’s a Nadeem Shravan song with its beats and by the time I was finished with the song, I was remembering the days when Pritam used to get KK for one hit song in almost every movie, especially around Gangster. Nice and nostalgic.

The next, Jaaniya, by Siddharth Basrur, is a lovely ballad with some captivating beats. May not sound too good immediately after a rocking Tum ho mera pyaar, but a wonderful song with its own identity, nonetheless.

The next song, tera hi hona chahoon, brings in Jojo with Najam Sheraz. The song that interestingly starts with a Tabla, later turns into almost full-fledged rock number. And I’d say kudos to Chirantan for pulling that off quite well. Third song in a row that is not bad, at the least.

Next comes Mujhe de de har gham tera, which is a sad song by its lyrics but sounds soothing by its music. Interestingly (for me at least), the combination generally makes a great, at least quite good song, in longer term. And I am liking the song already. Good, but takes time, as I said.

The next name is of Nikhil D’Souza, who comes up to sing You’re so beautiful, an expectably romantic, and not-so-expectably Hindi song, in his own typical style (yeah, he has one) which gives the album a little more variety, something the album kinda lacks even with such beautiful songs.

The end of album comes with the actress Tia Bajpai singing a song called Sau Baras, and quite admirably, she sounds good even with very few instruments playing in the background. The song is more like poetry, at least the first half of it. Nice, kinda gives the album it’s only song with a female as Tum ho mera pyaar hardly gives Suzi a chance.

So overall Haunted – 3D is a ‘not bad at all’ album which one would like to listen to even though it doesn’t have much new to offer. Probably because it takes you back to those days that you haven’t probably realized have passed, or maybe simply because of its good, if not ‘very’ good, quality. Wait, was that last sentence too philosophical for a review?

Thank You: Music Review

Anees Bazmee definitely does things in an upside down way. That’s how there is Thank You after Welcome. This one again comes from the Pritam’s Factory of Dance-n-forget Music. Here comes a review.

The album starts with Mika’s Pyaar do Pyaar lo, that you might have caught on TV. The oldie-newie song sounds more like a remix and looks very much like a try to redo apni to jaise taise from Housefull. I guess Pritam has been successful, but not so much as SEL were with theirs.

The next song, Razia, is sung by Saleem and Ritu Pathak, but Saleem can be confused for a girl with his high pitch here. Allah bachaye meri jaan ki razia gundon mein phans gayi sounds like a typical item song and Ritu sounds pretty good with her singing. Nothing new, just another good product from the Factory.
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Jhootha Hi Sahi: Music Review

No, it’s never easy to comment on a song composed by Rahman. Reasons are many. For one, they’re never ‘bad.’ You’ll always like them at least a bit even if at the start they sound strangest thing in the world. Secondly, he has built so high reputation and expectations in people’s minds that it’s not easy to get to that level even with the best songs. And then, he has so many fans. But the worst thing is that u can not always be sure of disliking a song of his. Probably that is why he is Rahman.

Anyway, here is a review of his new album, Jhootha hi Sahi.

The album starts with the child’s play called Cry Cry. A song that is going to be a hit simply because of it’s simplicity. Though I didn’t like the lyrics of the song much, the message the song gives is good and Rashid Ali and Shreya’s singing is sweet. Not too good in terms of music, but a likeable thing.
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Crook. Pritam Again.

Crook is once again something wonderful by Pritam, this time with Babu Mann’s support.

The first song, Chhalla, is definitely a superb thing. Babu Mann’s song, which is so-heard, so-lovable, so-wonderful thing, I need not say will be an instant hit. Babu’s singing is lovable too. Btw, the song has Suzanne D’Mello singing too. Though she comes a second this time as Babu steals all the magic. Tadada-Tadada-Tada-dada.

Enters Nikhil D’Souza. If you’re reading the album covers carefully, you’d easily be knowing that the guy is progressing like anything and has sung with as varied composers as Amit Trivedi, Vishal-Shekhar and now Pritam, all that in less than two months. Well, the guy sounds pretty good and quite easy on ears, especially here as he sings Mere Bina, a slow, not-too-soft, but quite beautiful song for Pritam. Listen to the song. I can tell you’ll love it more every time.
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Music Review: Robot: Hindi

Robot, the Hindi version of Rajnikant-Aishwarya’s Enthiran was a much waited album, composed by A R Rahman. Here is a review of the album.

The album starts with O Naye Insaan and you get to know that this Robot is going to be actually robotic. The song anyhow sounds good as Srinivas croons in two almost different voices, doing the awesome work that is done by two people in Tamil and Telugu. The song has a deep electronic effect and you can feel you’re listening to some sci-fi music. The song is mechanical from the very start and the beginning is the most interesting, I’d say addictively so. But the lyrics are too tough and I doubt many people would be able to understand much in the first few times. Khatija, Rahman’s daughter who sings for the first time here, sounds like a child and I guess it’ll take some time before she should come to sing full-fledged.
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Music Review: Help: New-neW Thing

Remember that sweet movie called Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar aka MP3? There was this awesome title track sung by KK and some more beautiful songs, composed by Ashu-Dhruv, Ashutosh Phatak and Dhruv Ghanekar if you explain. The two guys also worked with Kailash Kher on summertime rocks and are well known for their Blue Frog in Mumbai.

Anyway, out of this Dhruv-Ashu/Ashu-Dhruv, Dhruv Ghanekar had given music for Drona almost two years ago. And now, Ashutosh Phatak is coming with his composed album for this horror movie called Help. And I like this one. Here is a review.

The album starts with Kehna hai. And as the music plays, you know why Dhruv and Ashu are/were together, as the song starts quite similar to Teri Bandagi, the best one from Drona. Though, as you move forward into the song, the songs go on different lines. This one is sung by Joi Barua, the man who is known for his songs with Amit Trivedi, along with Suzanne D’Mello. Good one.

The second song, kyun Gum Hain Khushiyaan is a different piece. I don’t think this one is for those who love only the old typical model of Hindi movie songs, but if you welcome change, this might well be your thing. The song with a good rock base, and kind of away from the typical Mukhda-Antara thing, the song is not short and gets even repetitive inside as gum hain khushiyaan khushiyan gum hain keeps going on and on and on. But somehow it’s addictive and you grow to love it. At least I did. In love with this one. The new thing for sure.

The next song is the title track, Help, sung by Rana Majumder, a Pritam regular this time. With him comes a Barkha who is interesting to hear to. Made on the old beat model, the song has heavy beats, giving you a DJ feel but somehow this one is done pretty well and even with the typical and so-heard-type beats, the song is likable and a good hear, from the first time. Quite electronic a song, but at the end of the day, it sounds good and that is what matters.

The last thing from the album is a two minute piece called Incubated, and its the one full of rock. I’m not deep into rock but my guess is that lovers of Hard Rock will love this one, and will surely welcome this type of thing coming to Bollywood.

Overall, Help is a small, but good, and quite appreciably, new album. Must hear if you like to experiment with your music or love those who do experiment with theirs.

Best things: Kehna hai, Kyun gum hain khushiyaan.

Kites: Music Review

Rajesh Roshan has come a long way from Julie to Kites. And here he composes again for the person he does it best. For his very own nephew Hrithik, for their home production, Anurag Basu directed Kites.

Now that the movie has been in limelight for quite some time, and Hrithik has not done a film for years now, expectations from the movie, as well as it’s music, have to be high. This is Anurag Basu’s next venture after his superfantabulousmusical Life in a Metro, doesn’t help lessen the expectations. So here is a review of an album with sky high expectations.
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Kites in the Sky (Hrithik Roshan, Suzanne De’Mello): Lyrics and More

So finally Hrithik sings too. And that in an English and Spanish song, though the Espaol parts are sung by Suzanne D’Mello alone. The song has some good music and lyrics and Hrithik sings his part well. Suzanne is of course a wonderful singer and has done her work wonderfully.

Here are the lyrics of the song, as best as possible. The English lyrics are there as it is and the Spanish parts have been translated to English in brackets.

Quiero volar
Con ustedes esta noche
djame gozar
este momento

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Veer Music Review

Salman Khan’s Veer was my first surprise of the year. When I saw the credits, I was surprised, nah, almost shocked to see the name of Rekha Bharadwaj and Sharib-Toshi with Shabaab Sabri, and I confirmed again that it was composed by Sajid-Wajid. And it was. And then, I heard it. Yes, it was a surprise. So here is my music review of Veer.

Composers: Sajid-Wajid
Lyrics: Gulzar
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