Wednesday, December 29, 2010

'Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji' Music Review

Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji Music ReviewFilm: "Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji"; Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty; Lyricists: Sanjay Chhel, Neelesh Misra, Kumaar, Sayeed Quadri; Singers: Mohit Chauhan, Sonu Niigaam, Shefali Alvaris, Kunal Ganjawala, Antara Mitra and Naresh Iyer; Rating: ***

Pritam Chakraborty's compositions in "Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji" album is perfect for the season of love. This is Madhur Bhandarkar's first comedy and the music of the film will be lovers' delight.

The film offers eight tracks.

Hummable, likeable and sweet number "Abhi kuch dino se" marks a good beginning for the album. It has been crooned by Mohit Chauhan and his voice is apt for the love song that creates a lively mood for the listeners.

Next is "Tere bin", which has all the qualities to be a chartbuster. The high point of the song is that it is sung by Sonu Niigaam, who is the master of the genre. The free flowing melody is interspersed with English lyrics. The easy on ears orchestration makes the love ballad more beautiful. It is moderately paced and is a song one would like to hear in loop.

The song also has two more versions - one is a reprise version, which has a raw appeal and has been sung by Naresh Iyer and the other is a usual remix version of the original with more beats.

"Yeh dil hai nakhrewala", sung by Shefali Alvaris, is an interesting number and has a rock feel. The song does engage for a while, but then loses its lustre. It is average.

It has another version called the film version where Antara Mitra replaces Shefali. However, the original is better.

Then comes another romantic number titled "Jadugari". The song with alluring guitar strumming has Kunal Ganjawala behind the mike. The musical arrangement is soothing and interesting.

Finally comes "Beshuba", a duet by Kunal and Antara. The soulful, breezy, love ballad is a typical Pritam composition with his signature style quite evident in the music.

On the whole, the album will be thoroughly enjoyed by people in love. Also, Pritam has done a good job of churning out melodious and soulful tracks.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

'Yamla Pagla Deewana' music review

Yamla Pagla Deewana music reviewFilm: "Yamla Pagla Deewana"; Music Directors: RDB, Nouman Javaid, Anu Malek, Sandesh Shandilya, Rahul Seth and Sanjoy Chowdhar; Lyricist: Anand Bakshi, RDB, Rahul Seth, Nouman Javaid, Anu Malek, Irshad Kamil and Dharmendra; Singers: Sonu Niigaam, Nindy Kaur, Shweta Pandit, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Rahul Seth, Javed Ali, Shreya Ghoshal, Daler Mehndi, Krishna, Sukhwinder Singh, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Ali Pervez Mehdi and Shahid Mally; Rating: ** 1/2

It was expected that the music of "Yamla Pagla Deewana" will have a heavy dose of Punjabi flavour because of the theme of the movie and the presence of three Deols - Dharmendra, Sunny and Bobby. So no suprises there. Along with that, the music also has rustic connect in a couple of songs.

Composed by multiple composers, the album has 12 tracks.

It opens with the title track, which is a revised and rearranged version of the original "Main jat yamla pagla deewna" from the 1975 Dharmendra-starrer "Pratiggya". Sonu Niigaam has done justice to the classic number and Nindy Kaur joins him for the song that has been contemporarised with additional lyrics and sounds by RDB. Overall an interesting beginning.

The song also has a remixed version called the house mix.

Next is a song, which has four versions. The original song "Charha de rang" has been sung by Shweta Pandit, Mahalakshmi Iyer and Rahul Seth. The track is already being liked by audiences. Composed by Nouman Javaid, it has a strong Punjabi folk feel. A good hummable song.

In the next version Rahul Seth has been replaced by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, while the female singers remain the same. The feel is pretty much the same, but Khan's vocals are definitely more captivating than Seth.

Then a solo number of the song is sung by Ali Parvez Mehdi. It is slow with no music. The entire number is just about the vocals.

Finally, the last version, which is again a solo by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan with hardly any background music. Khan uses various variations in the slow version.

Then there is a twist in the album with the entry of item number "Tinku jiya". It is composed by Anu Malik and sung by Mamta Sharma and Javed Ali. The song is high on beats and is totally soaked in the rural flavour. But the fast- paced dance number is just average.

To complete any album, a typical love song is a must and "Yamla Pagla Deewana" does not disappoint. "Sau Baar", which has Omar Nadeem and Shreya Ghoshal behind the mike, is the creation of Sandesh Shandilya. The romantic track is a likeable soft number that grows on you after a few hearings.

Then comes another item number "Chamki Jawani" composed by Anu Malik . It has been sung by Master Salim, Daler Mehndi and Mamta Sharma and has a strong mass connect. With the sound of the harmonium taking precedence, the track tries to create a desi atmosphere but fails to be a "Munni" or a "Shiela".

An overdose of item numbers is felt when the album throws up another similar track. "Son titariya", a fast paced song has complete rustic influences, is full of whistle sounds. Crooned by Krishna Beura and composed by Rahul Seth, it is not a great one.

"Kadd ke botal" has a Punjabi feel. Again a Seth composition, the song has been rendered by Sukhwinder Singh. Full of beats, the pacy number is quite apt to the theme of the film. But it is not very interesting.

The album is concluded with a-minute long Gurbani put together by Sanjoy Chowdhury and sung by Shahid Mallya.

On the whole, the album is apt for the film, but barring one or two songs, it doesn't hold the interest of the listeners for long.

Friday, December 10, 2010

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

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Monday, December 6, 2010

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

'No One Killed Jessica' Music Review

'No One Killed Jessica' Music ReviewFilm: "No One Killed Jessica"; Music Director: Amit Trivedi; Lyricist: Amitabh Bhattacharya; Singers: Tochi Raina, Biswasjit Chakraborty, Shriram Iyer, Raja Hassan, Anushka Manchanda, Sonu Kakar, Aditi Singh Sharma, Sonika Sharma, Vishal Dadlani, Mame Khan, Robert Omulo, Meenal Jain, Joi Barua, Raman Mahadevan, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Shilpa Rao; Rating: *** and 1/2

Amit Trivedi has arrived! The young composer, who has given music buffs a reason to celebrate with soundtracks like "Dev D", "Aisha" and "Udaan", proves his prowess yet again with the music of the forthcoming film "No One Killed Jessica".

The cutting-edge, out-of-the-box tracks are definitely worth a listen, especially "Dilli", which will give you goose bumps.

The film offers six tracks, all written by Amitabh Bhattacharya.

Anyone who has been following Trivedi's music knows that the composer usually likes to experiment and compose tracks out of the realms of a typical Bollywood song.

So is the case with the first track of the album "Aali re", crooned by a host of singers including Tochi Raina, Biswasjit Chakraborty, Shriram Iyer, Raja Hassan, Anushka Manchanda, Sonu Kakar, Aditi Singh Sharma and Sonika Sharma.

The song is the description of a bold, rebellious, outspoken, dynamic and headstrong woman. A lot of slang is used with edgy music. The song grows on you and is not something that is normally hummable, but it does make an impact on the listener.

Then comes in the star of the film "Dilli". Brilliantly sung by Tochi Raina, Shriram Iyer and Aditi Singh Sharma and keeping in mind the mood of the film, the song is extremely hard-hitting and makes you sit up and take notice.

It starts slow but soon gains momentum, packing in a lot of spunk and energy. With strong rock influences and a lead that pierces through, "Dilli" is a sure shot winner.

The track also has another version "Dilli harcore"; there is however not much difference between the two songs.

Next is "Aitbaar", another rock-flavoured arrangement with Vishal Dadlani, Mame Khan Manganiyar and Robert Omulo behind the mike. The song, which is an amalgamation of folk, rap and rock, is an amazing combo of outstanding vocals and engaging music.

Then the album takes a turn and brings forward a softer song "Yeh pal" to the forefront. Effectively voiced by Shilpa Rao, the song starts with a focus on vocals and minimal musical arrangements in the background. Slowly towards the end of the song there is a long musical piece where the orchestration becomes stronger and louder. A likeable track.

Finally there is "Dua", which is sung by Meenal Jain, Joi Barua, Raman Mahadevan and Amitabh Bhattacharya. The song starts with a soft prelude of varying tempo, which is more than a minute long.

The song gets a head start when the chorus sets in. It is quite engaging but after more than three minutes in the song, it gains momentum and the music becomes stronger and the pace becomes slightly faster. This arrangement gives an edge to the song.

On the whole, Trivedi, who is also a National Award winner, has given impressive music which is sure to create a stir.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sonu Niigaam to organise musical workshop

Sonu Niigaam to organise musical workshopBollywood playback singer Sonu Niigaam has revealed his desire to organise a musical workshop for fans through a series of posts on social networking site Facebook.

"How many of you would be interested to attend a live musical workshop to be conducted by me in Mumbai, will 3rd December be suitable for you?": Niigaam posted on Facebook.

"It will be a free workshop open to all... we'll do it only if we have the appropriate strength, location and time we'll inform you here and the date can be worked out based on majority and our convenience."

The singer was overwhelmed by the response from his fans.

"Everyone, the response is too overwhelming. I thought this is something that I'll be able to handle myself with my team. But I guess I'll have to take the assistance of some professional friends to manage so many people and a proper venue," the singer posted.

The event will not be taking place Dec 3 since professional organisations have offered to give him assistance for the same.

"Dear all, workshop not possible on the 3rd... Wizcraft and GIMA (Global Indian Music Awards) have offered to help me out and co-ordinate for a bigger venue, thus the delay," he posted.

Monday, November 29, 2010

'Indian Idol 5' winner Sreeram Chandra says his hard work is paying off

'Indian Idol 5' winner Sreeram Chandra says his hard work is paying off"Indian Idol 5" winner Sreeram Chandra, whose career graph seems to be touching new heights with his song finding a place in the Hollywood film "The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader", says he is reaping the benefits of his diligent work.

The title song of Sreeram's first album "Rehnuma" will be featured in the end credits of the Fox Star Studios film.

"It feels really great that I am the first one to be singing for a Hollywood film and I will also feature in it. It's like a dream come true," Sreeram told IANS on phone from Mumbai.

"The studio people heard me singing in 'Indian Idol 5' after which they approached me. I am happy that my hard work is finally paying off," he said.

Titled "Rehnuma", the song will be used in the end credits of the Fox Star Studios film which is releasing Friday in India. The song has been recorded in three different languages Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

Hydreabad-based Sreeram is an engineer and doesn't belong to a musical family. As a struggling singer, he used to audition for regional reality shows, playback in small budget films and lend his voice for chorus, jingles and radio ads.

His consistently melodious performances on "Indian Idol 5" made him popular among judges Sunidhi Chauhan, Annu Malek and Salim Merchant as well as various Bollywood celebrities.

He was also the youngest singer to perform at the closing ceremony of the 19th Commonwealth Games in the capital alongside big names such as Sunidhi Chauhan, Shankar Mahadevan, Kailash Kher, Shaan, Ila Arun and Sufi singer Zila Khan.

He says it was "an honour to perform with such big singers. These people represent India on the world stage."

The 24-year-old admits the reality shows provide a platform for people to showcase their talent, but points out that it is up to them how intelligently they use it for their growth.

"Reality shows are indeed a good platform for people to showcase their talent but after that it depends upon them how they make use of the platform. I have put in a lot of effort to reach where I am today. I still have a long way to go," he said.

Sreeram has also got an opportunity to perform in countries outside India like Germany, Kuwait, Dubai, Bangkok and he is now looking forward to enthrall music lovers in South Africa and Bangladesh.

"People in Berlin were very enthusiastic. I really enjoyed performing there. I have received a lot of messages from Pakistani people who liked my singing, especially when I sang 'Khwaja Mere Khwaja' (from 'Jodhaa-Akbar') on the show," said the singer who is popular in Pakistan.

Despite singing so many songs, he still has cold feet before a performance.

"I still feel nervous whenever I go on stage or record any song. I believe it's good to be nervous," he said.

Apart from Hollywood venture, he also has some Tamil and Telugu movies in his kitty.

After winning "Indian Idol 5", he took home a cash prize of Rs.5 million, a one-year contract with Sony BMG along with a golden chance to sing for Yash Raj Films.

"I am still waiting for the offer to sing for Yash Raj," he said.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Asha Bhosle records live after 30 years

Asha Bhosle records live after 30 years

Legendary singer Asha Bhosle is excited on recording live after 30 years - with singer and sitarist Shujaat Khan - for an album that will have traditional classical-based songs. She also feels if a song is melodious, then orchestra is unnecessary.

"Last time I recorded live with (Pakistani ghazal maestro) Ghulam Ali and it was 30 years back. At that time there used to be live recordings. This is my first live recording after that," Asha, 77, told IANS in an exclusive interview.

Titled "Naina Lagai Re", the album is being produced by Sa Re Ga Ma. Asha says she is collaborating with a classical musician after 14 years. Her last was with Ustad Ali Akbar Khan for "Legacy" in 1996.

With the influx of technology, the song recording system has changed significantly - now the singers don't have to record the whole song in one go. They do it in bits and pieces. But Asha still prefers the traditional way of doing it.

"We used to sing songs in one go, but now we sing in small, small parts. I don't want to adapt to that, so I do shows where we sing live with other artists or even solo. When we had to record this album live, we sang the whole song together," said Asha.

"It was a fantastic experience as there was no interruption. Otherwise when we record, music directors create a huge problem by saying do it like this or like that. Here we just sang, if some part was sounding better, we repeated that part," she added.

She didn't have any discomfort singing with purely traditional instruments.

"I didn't feel odd recording live with traditional instruments. It was rather nice because all tunes and rhythms were in sync and we had the liberty to improvise wherever required. We sang our heart out," said the singer.

There were no rehearsals before recording.

"There wasn't any rehearsal before recording. Whatever happened, it happened in the recording studio. But he had made me listen to some songs to give the feel, what kind of melody he was actually looking for," said Asha, who in her more than 65-year-long career has sung over 12,000 songs in 18 languages.

Asha misses melody in today's songs.

"There should be more melody in the song instead of orchestra. Orchestra sounds good in dance songs, otherwise it's not required. If a song is well-written and sung well, the audience will automatically like it. It's the magic of the singer and the composer that works," said Asha.

She has been on a couple of music reality shows as a guest, but Asha believes these shows are not an ideal platform to judge one's talent.

"I don't see much of a bright future for the winners of reality shows. They sing others' songs. When they have to sing their own song, then you will come to know their original ability," said Asha.

Asked who among the new breed of playback singers she thinks can continue as long as her, Asha said: "Nowadays it's tough to go that far. I started singing in 1943, I was a 10-year-old then. There used to be too many films and in each film, there used to be at least 14 to 15 songs.

"Later the films started having six to eight songs. There used to be heroine centric films, so there used to be many songs for female playback singers. Now there are a couple of item songs and very few for heroines."

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sheela Ki Jawani hindi songs free

The song Sheila Ki Jawani sung by Sunidhi Chauhan and Vishal Dadlani. Hindi movie tees maar khan songs lyrics.

Lyrics of Tees Maar Khan: Sheela Ki Jawani

I know you want it but you never gonna get it
Tere haath kabhi na aani
Maane na maane koi duniya yeh saari, mere ishq ki hai deewani

Hey hey, I know you want it but you never gonna get it
Tere haath kabhi na aani
Maane na maane koi duniya yeh saari, mere ishq ki hai deewani
Ab dil karta hai haule haule se, main toh khud ko gale lagaun
Kisi aur ki mujhko zaroorat kya, main toh khud se pyaar jataun
(what's my name, what's my name, what's my name)
My name is Sheela
Sheela ki jawani
I'm just sexy for you
Main tere haath na aani
Na na na sheela
Sheela ki jawani
I'm just sexy for you
Main tere haath na aani

Take it on, take it on, take it on, take it on

Silly silly silly silly boys
O o o (you're so silly)
Mujhe bolo bolo karte hain
O o o
Haan jab unki taraf dekhun, baatein haule haule karte hain
Hai magar, beasar mujh par har paintra

Haye re aise tarse humko
Ho gaye sober se re
Sookhey dil pe megapan ke teri nazariya barse re
I know you want it but you never gonna get it
Tere haath kabhi na aani
Sheela
Sheela ki jawani
I'm just sexy for you
Main tere haath na aani
Na na na sheela
Sheela ki jawani
I'm just sexy for you
Main tere haath na aani

Paisa gaadi mehnga ghar
?ani na mainu ki gimme your that
Jaibein khaali bhadti chal
No no I don't lie like that

Chal yahan se nikal tujhe sab laa dunga
Kadmon mein tere laake jag rakh dunga
Khwaab main kar dunga poore
Na rahenge adhoore
You know I'm going to love you like that, whatever

Haye re aise tarse humko
Ho gaye sober se re
Sookhey dil pe begapan ke teri nazariya barse re
I know you want it but you never gonna get it
You never gonna get my body
I know you want it but you never gonna get it
Tere haath kabhi na aani
Maane na maane koi duniya yeh saari, tere ishq ki main deewani
Ab dil karta hai haule haule se, main toh khud ko gale lagaun
Kisi aur ki mujhko zaroorat kya, main toh khud se pyaar jataun
(what's my name, what's my name, what's my name)
My name is Sheela
Sheela ki jawani
I'm just sexy for you
Main tere haath na aani
O no no sheela
Sheela ki jawani
I'm just sexy for you
Main tere haath na aani
Sheela
Sheela ki jawani
I'm just sexy for you
Main tere haath na aani

Ain't nobody got body like (sheela)
Everybody want body like (sheela)
Drive me crazy coz my name is (sheela)
Ain't nobody got body like (sheela)
Everybody want body like (sheela)
Drive me crazy coz my name is (sheela)
Ain't nobody got body like (sheela)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Guzaarish Movie Songs Free

Year : 2010
Director : Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Music Director : Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Leading Cast : Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Genre : Romance

Lyrics Of Song : Guzaarish
Bas, bas itni si, tum se guzaarish hai...
Guzaarish hai...
Yeh jo baarish hai,
Dekho na..yeh jo baarish hai...
Is mein teri bahon mein mar jaon...
Bas itni si,
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Bas itni si, tum se guzaarish hai...

Bas itni si, tum se farmaish hai...
Yeh jo baarish hai,
Dekho na..yeh jo baarish hai...
Is mein mere sang gunguna,
Nana nana nana nana na...
Gunguna
Gunguna nana nana nana nana na...
Is mein mere sang gunguna
Kal radio pe jo aaya that wohi wala gaana
Gaate gaate baahon mein mar jaoon...
Bas itni is...
Chotti si, ek khwaish hai
Bas itni si, tum se guzaarish hai...
Guzaarish hai...

Lyrics Of Song : Sau Gram Zindagi
Thodi si meethi hai, zara si mirchi hai...
Sau gram zindagi, sambhal ki kharchi hai
Asli hai, joothi hai,
Khaliz hai, farzi hai
Sau gram zindagi...
Sau gram zindagi yeh, sambhal ke kharchi hai
Thodi si meethi hai, zara si mirchi hai...
Thodi si meethi hai, zara si mirchi hai...


Der thak ubali hai,
Cup mein daali hai
Kadvi hai naseeb si...
Yeh coffee ghadi, kaali hai
Chamach bar cheeni ho, itni si marzi hai
Sau gram zindagi yeh...
Sau gram zindagi yeh, sambhal ke kharchi hai

Khari hai, khoti hai
Rone ko chotti hai
Dhage si khushiyon ko silti hai...darzi hai
Sau gram zindagi yeh...
Sau gram zindagi yeh, sambhal ke kharchi hai
Thodi si meethi hai, zara si mirchi hai...

Life is good...
Life is wonderful...
Life is pain...
Oh yea yea yea
Life is good, life is good...
Life is wonderful, wonderful...
Life is pain...
It's all part of the game
Life is good...life is good
Yea all good..
Life is a pain...
Sau gram zindagi X 4

Thursday, November 18, 2010

'Tees Maar Khan' Music Review

'Tees Maar Khan' Music ReviewFilm: "Tees Maar Khan"; Music Directors: Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani; Lyricists: Anvita Dutt, Vishal Dadlani and Shirish Kunder; Singers: Sonu Niigaam, Sunidhi Chauhan, Vishal Dadlani, Sukhwinder Singh, Shreya Ghoshal, Suzanne Dmello, Shekhar Ravjiani, Kamal Khan, Raja Hasan, Prajakta Shukre, Harshit Saxena, Debojit Saha, and Abhijeet Sawant; Rating: *** and 1/2

If you thought that "Munni badnaam hui" from "Dabangg" will take the cake for being the most popular item number this year, then think again! The song "Sheila ki jawani" from the forthcoming film "Tees Maar Khan" is ready to give it a tough competition.

The film has music by composer duo Vishal-Shekhar and offers five originals and four remix tracks. All the songs from the album are fun, energetic and pacy.

The album starts with a bang with the energy-packed title track that is the only song written and composed by Shirish Kunder. The highlight of the song is singer Sonu Niigam has crooned it all by himself in many different voices including that of a woman. The song has all the ingredients of being a chartbuster with a change in tempo. With engaging beats and dialogues, the song gives a good start to the soundtrack.

The title track has a re-mixed version too.

Next comes "Sheila ki jawani" sung brilliantly by Sunidhi Chauhan by ample support from Vishal Dadlani. It is an instantly likeable song. The beats are very interesting that makes the listener get up and shake a leg. It's sure to be a favourite at the DJ consoles.

This one too has a re-mixed version.

The album takes a slight change with a qawwali, which has become a novelty in film albums nowadays. The song called 'Wallah re wallah', has Kamal Khan, Raja Hasan, Shreya Ghoshal and Shekhar Ravjiani behind the mike. The song has good beats, making it pacy and interesting.

There is a remix of this song too.

Then comes an average track titled "Badey dilwale", which is sung by Sukhwinder Singh and Shreya Ghoshal and additional voices by Suzanne Dmello, Vishal and Shekhar. It is also a fast-paced and high on beats song, but it fails to create the same impact like other songs in the album.

The remixed version too adds nothing extraordinary to the original.

Finally, there is "Happy ending" that has been sung by the participants of music reality shows. The singers include Prajakta Shukre, Harshit Saxena, Abhijeet sawant and Debojit Saha. It is quite an average song.

On the whole, the album is a must hear and a fun package of dance numbers that will keep the energy high.

Monday, November 15, 2010

'Tees Maar Khan' music released in train

'Tees Maar Khan' music released in trainJust like filmmaker Farah Khan's brand of cinema, the music launch of "Tees Maar Khan" was grand, colourful and entertaining. That's because Bollywood stars Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif released it in a moving train!

The special train, meant only for the media and the film's cast and crew, left Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) station for Lonavala two-and-a-half hours away Sunday. The train had posters of the film all over and even a red carpet inside to welcome everyone.

"It's an important film for us and I wanted to do something out-of-the-box," said Farah.

A train was used as the venue for the launch because the film features a major train heist. "Tees Maar Khan", an action comedy, is set to hit the screens Dec 24. It also stars Akshaye Khanna.

After a delay of two hours, the train left for its destination. The journey was laced with entertainment. First, composers Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravijiani entertained everyone with a live performance and then the star cast consisting of Akshay, dressed like his character in the film, and Katrina, greeted everyone by going from compartment to compartment.

This is the first time the music of a film is being released in this manner as Farah said she wanted to do something different.

Even the actors of the film didn't seem to have a problem with the train ride and seemed to quite enjoy the whole process.

"I have always loved travelling in a train and it's nice to be doing that again. I think this a wonderful way of launching the music, different and fun," Katrina, who was dressed in a peach pink short dress, told IANS.

Once the train reached Lonavala station, more drama was in store. A wedding band started belting out numbers like "Tees maar khan" and "Sheila ki jawani" from the film and the people present at the station were excited to the hilt when they saw Akshay and Katrina alighting from the train.

Then everyone headed to the hotel for lunch, where another performances by dancers were awaiting the guests.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

On The Road Again lyrics

One, two
One, two, three, four

On the road again
Just can't wait to get on the road again
The life I love is making music with my friends
And I can't wait to get on the road again

On the road again
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Seein' things that I may never see again
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The life I love is making music with my friends
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We're the best of friends
Insisting that the world keep turning our way and our way

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The life I love is making music with my friends
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Friday, November 12, 2010

'Tees Maar Khan' music launch in moving train

'Tees Maar Khan' music launch in moving trainTrust Farah Khan to always do things differently. Moving away from the usual glittering ceremonies, the filmmaker is set to launch the music of her forthcoming film "Tees Maar Khan" on a moving train.

"I didn't want a regular music launch where a hotel is booked and stage is put up with some boring speeches. I wanted to do something unusual," Farah said in a statement.

"For 'Main Hoon Naa', we'd turned the room into a classroom. "Tees Maar Khan" is about a train heist and what better than Tees Maar Khan (Akshay Kumar) taking the media for a ride on the train. It was expensive but worth it," she added.

The launch is scheduled for Sunday.

"We have booked a whole train which will run from a leading Mumbai station to Lonavala for two hours and 15 minutes. The train in our movie is also non-stop. For our music release, there will be live fun entertainment," Farah said.

Once the troupe reaches Lonavala, they will head for lunch at the Dukes Hotel and then return to Mumbai by the same train.

"Tees Maar Khan", also starring Katrina Kaif, is an action-comedy and is set to hit screens Dec 24.

Even actor Akshay Kumar is quite thrilled with the unique idea of the music launch.

"I am really looking forward to the train journey. I will be taking on a train journey after a long time - more than 20 years. Now, I am on trains mostly during my film shootings," he said.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Lata Mangeshkar received an award from Asha Bhosle

Lata Mangeshkar received an award from Asha BhosleBollywood's singing legends - sisters Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle - shared a stage after a long time when Asha presented Lata-didi with the lifetime achievement award at the Chevrolet Global Indian Music Awards (GIMA).

Asha, along with music maestro A.R Rahman, late Wednesday presented the award to the 81-year-old singer, who is a Bharat Ratna awardee.

"She is so big that you are always at a loss of words in front of her. I feel happy in presenting this award to her," Asha said at the event here.

Added Rahman: "If my father would have been alive today, he would have really felt nice. My mother used to tell me that my father had a picture of Lataji in a white sari."

"After getting up in the morning, he used to look at that and compose songs. I'm so happy that I got the opportunity of presenting this award to her," he added.

But, the two sisters who are known for their distinct singing styles and their not-so-stable relations, didn't budge from taking potshots at each other on stage.

Asha, who had performed at the beginning of the event, stated that she felt upset that Lata didn't see her performance.

"I performed in the beginning of the event, but didi (elder sister) had not come till then. She never listens to my songs. I feel upset about that," the 77-year-old singer complained.

Lata was also not far behind. She made her own complaints in an amusing manner.

"Asha, my sister, has given me this award. She is four years younger to me. She has always only fought with me and troubled me but I always forgive her," Lata said laughingly.

Lata talked about her happiness on getting the award, and said there should be no full stops for an artiste.

"I'm very happy on getting this award. An artiste should not put a full stop to his art after getting a lifetime achievement award. The achievement should continue always. Should not ever say that it's over and this is the end. I believe in that," the veteran singer said.

The award presentation was preceded by a special performance by music composers like Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendosa, Uttam Singh, Raju Singh, Salim and Sulaiman Merchant and Shantanu Moitra. The performance was a tribute to Lata.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

'Indian Idol' Prashant Tamang to aim for Nepali matinee idol

'Indian Idol' Prashant Tamang to aim for Nepali matinee idolThis is going to be a critical week for former "Indian Idol" Prashant Tamang. He is now aiming to become the new matinee idol of Nepal, the country that helped him win the popular Indian reality show three years ago.

The 27-year-old former constable from West Bengal Police Force starts his new innings as an actor with his debut film, "Gorkha Paltan", running in almost 60 theatres across the country.

Though the film on a poor boy from the hills who joins the British Army to escape poverty was released Friday, the actual commercial run started Tuesday because the festivities kept the viewers away and the absence of newspapers meant no critical reviews of the movie.

Directed by Nepali singer Narayan Rayamajhi, "Gorkha Paltan" brought two unexpected visitors in Kathmandu to promote the film.

One of them is Prashant himself, who reportedly cut short a concert in the US to attend the premiere. The other is his mascot, who had boosted his morale in 2007 when he participated in the music reality show on Sony Television in India.

Prashant's mother Rupa Tamang, who had crowned him with a traditional Nepali cap during the "Indian Idol" grand finale in 2007, flew in from Darjeeling to wish her son luck once again.

"My son is now transforming into an actor from a singer," the proud mother told Kantipur daily. "I have come to give him my blessings. Let this journey of his too be crowned with success."

As mother and son watched the film at the Ashtaranayan multiplex in Kathmandu's busy industrial area Balaju, an overcome Rupa wept during the screening. At the end of the film, she said it was the story of her son, indeed, of their entire family.

Prashant's father, who was with Kolkata Police, died when his son was still a teenager. The tragedy forced the teen to leave school and step into his father's shoes to look after his mother and sister.

Though Prashant has two more films in the pipeline - "Angalo yo mayako" and "Kino mayama" - to buck up his career, "Gorkha Paltan" will play a decisive role in making or marring his new avatar.

The media has already started comparing him to other singers who also tried their hands at acting, but returned to singing.

Nepal's best-known example is golden-voiced singer Udit Narayan Jha, from the Terai plains, who despite his acclaimed role in the blockbuster Nepali film "Kusume Rumal", failed to carve a niche for himself as an actor in the Hindi film industry.

Though Bollywood rejected him as a hero, it opened its arms wide to him as a playback singer.

Indian singer Sonu Nigam too made an attempt to become a hero. His debut film "Love in Nepal" had a Nepal connexion as it was shot partly in the Himalayan republic and also starred the 1997 Miss Nepal, Jharana Bajracharya.

Sonu too failed as an actor and returned to his first love, singing.

Prashant's other two films are being shot in India.

'Band Baaja Baaraat' Music Review

'Band Baaja Baaraat' Music ReviewFilm: "Band Baaja Baaraat"; Music Directors: Salim Merchant and Sulaiman Merchant; Lyricist: Amitabh Bhattacharya; Singers: Salim Merchant, Sunidhi Chauhan, Benny Dayal, Shreya Ghoshal, Himani Kapoor, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Harshdeep Kaur, Labh Jajua, Shraddha Pandit, Master Saleem, Abhijit Vaghani and Sukhwinder Singh; Rating: ***

When you hear the name "Band Baaja Baaraat", you expect a full on, energetic, foot-tapping album which is a total entertainer - that's exactly what composer duo Salim and Sulaiman Merchant have achieved with the soundtrack of the film.

They have composed seven originals and two remixes.

The album begins with a bang with "Ainvayi ainvayi". The fast-paced dance number with electrifying beats has a high dose of Punjabi elements, which makes it a potent mixture dance events. Sung by Salim Merchant and Sunidhi Chauhan, the lyrics of the track are catchy. The song gives a good start to the soundtrack.

Dilli Club Mix is the remixed version of the song in which Salim has been replaced by Master Saleem.

Next is "Tarkeebein", which is another likeable song but totally different from the previous one. Crooned by Benny Dayal and Salim again, it is slower in pace and possesses a sense of calmness. The style of the composition is quite similar to an A.R. Rahman song, but still it doesn't give the feeling of dejà vu. The frequent change of tempo gives it an edge.

"Adha Ishq" is a solo by Shreya Ghoshal. Female solos have become quite rare nowadays; so its nice to hear one in an album. The slow, soft, romantic track outing is not great but hummable.

Then there is "Dum dum", which has a Sufi touch. The love song grows on you. With Benny Dayal and Himani Kapoor behind the mike, it entails strong orchestration.

The song also has a remixed version called Sufi mix where Sukhwinder Singh replaces Benny.

"Mitra" is a lengthy number sung by Amitabh Bhattacharya with ample support from Salim Merchant. The sound of drums is quite prominent throughout the song, making it an interesting hear.

Keeping in mind the theme of the film, the next song "Baari barsi" is an apt addition. Crooned by Harshdeep Kaur, Labh Janjua and Salim, it is soaked in Punjabi flavour. It's a wedding folk song usually sung during marriage ceremonies. By giving it foot-tapping beats, the composers have turned it into an enjoyable number.

Finally, the soundtrack offers the title track, which is more like a theme song. With just the title of the song as the lyrics sung by Salim and Shraddha Pandit, the largely instrumental piece is quite entertaining. The beats are engaging and will make you dance instantly.

On the whole it is full of fun-filled soundtrack and dance numbers are the highlight of the soundtrack.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Jagjit Singh has planned seven albums, 70 concerts for his 70th year

Jagjit Singh has planned seven albums, 70 concerts for his 70th yearGhazal singer Jagjit Singh, who is turning 70 Feb 8 next year, has grand plans for his birthday - he will celebrate the whole year by performing and releasing albums.

"I am not free for any playback singing next whole year. I am celebrating my 70th birthday whole year by performing at 70 concerts and releasing seven albums that will have 70 songs," said Singh at the music launch of "Shahrukh Bola Khoobsurat Hai Tu" at Novotel Hotel here Tuesday.

Jagjit has lent his voice to two songs in the film and sang one of them - "Bhool jaana use dafnna dena" - at the event.

"Shahrukh Bola Khoobsurat Hai Tu" is actor Makrand Deshpande's first Hindi directorial venture. The veteran theatre actor had earlier directed Marathi films "Danav" (2003) and "Hanan" (2004).

Releasing Nov 19, "Shahrukh Bola Khoobsurat Hai Tu" is a romantic movie that revolves around a roadside flower girl whose life changes when her dream hero (Shah Rukh Khan) praises her looks while passing by a traffic signal where she was selling flowers.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Asha Bhosle named goodwill ambassador for upcoming GIMA Awards

Asha Bhosle named goodwill ambassador for upcoming GIMA AwardsLegendary singer Asha Bhosle has been roped in as the goodwill ambassador for the upcoming Chevrolet Global Indian Music Awards (GIMA).

"I am in awe and humbled by the goodwill ambassador role that GIMA has bestowed upon me. I have always wanted to do my part for my industry and encourage new talent and I cannot think of a better platform in India to do so," said Asha, 77.

"This is the first time that Indian music has been given its due and being honoured in such a prestigious way. It is my privilege to be a part of this movement," she added.

The inaugural edition of the awards will be presented Nov 10 here.

The advisory board for the awards comprises of Vijay Lazarus, Bhushan Kumar, L. Subramanium, Shankar Mahadevan, Hariharan, Prasoon Joshi, Karan Johar, Mukesh Bhatt, Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra, Leslie Lewis, Usha Uthup, Resul Pookutty, Sulaiman Merchant, and Apurv Nagpal and they will review the entries and select the most impactful initiative.

GIMA has received an outpour of entries with a record 223 albums, compromising a total of 940 entries. Touted to be the highest number of entries to be obtained for a music celebration, film music album entries tallied to 42 and non-film music entries to over 180 albums.

An initiative of Wizcraft International Entertainment, Chevrolet GIMA has been instituted with the support of IMI, T-Series, MCAI and other key constituents of the music industry.

Sonu Niigaam can't compare live performance to anything

Sonu Niigaam can't compare live performance to anythingBollywood playback singer Sonu Niigaam says nothing gives him more pleasure than live performances.

"For me, a live performance is a high that is incomparable to anything else musically. For me, it's a three hour-long orgasm," Sonu said in a press statement.

The singer is set to perform for a live show in Birmingham Nov 13 and in London's Wembley Arena Nov 14.

"You have to be vocally, physically, mentally and spiritually fit and involved for a perfect one. That's the clear test of a true singer. Every other platform can be manipulated with, but not live shows. That's why I get so involved during my performances," he said.

Niigaam, who has belted popular numbers like "Yeh dil", "Panchhi nadiyaan" and "Main hoon na", says his performances have improved overtime.

"Last time I came to Britain was for the legendary Rafi Resurrected tour. People worldwide still talk about that one. Meanwhile, my regular live performances have gone to another level," he added.

Leicester-based promoter Jayesh Kotak, who is organising Niigaam's performance in Britain, feels the show will eclipse Oscar winning composer-singer A.R. Rahman's concert held in London's O2 Arena, earlier this year.

"Although A.R. Rahman is a genius, these shows will be a lot better because Sonu will be on stage for three hours. Unlike Rahman, who handed over most of the singing duties to unknown singers and only performed his own songs, Sonu will be on stage the whole time," said Kotak.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Lucky Ali wows Assam crowd, to promote district

Lucky Ali wows Assam crowd, to promote districtBollywood singer-composer and actor Lucky Ali, who regaled the crowd with a rocking performance in this Assam town, will be the brand ambassador of the state's Dima Hasao district.

Lucky's performance was part of the first edition of the three-day Jatinga International Festival and he got a huge round of applause by a crowd of nearly 15,000 Friday.

"I am moved by the kind of hospitality the people of Haflong have showered on me. It is such a beautiful place. Living in Mumbai and Bangalore, we hardly can have such warmth. Politics should be kept apart from development. The place needs to be developed as a popular tourist spot," Lucky told IANS.

Lucky has given his consent to promote the district, of which Haflong is the headquarters, said Debojit Thaosen, chief executive member of the Dima Hasao District Autonomous Council.

This was Lucky's first visit to Haflong, also known as the Switzerland of the East. He is also planning to popularise Assam through his next video album.

"I am going to shoot my next video album Xsuie in Assam," said Lucky, who has also featured in movies like "Kaante" and "Sur".

He said his next acting project "Rock Shock" is currently in post-production stage and is slated for either a December or early 2011 release.

At the event, Lucky sang songs from his albums like "Sifar", "Aks", "Sunoh", "Kabhi Aisa Lagta Hai" and "Xsuie", apart from some of his popular film songs.

He also crooned an evergreen number from his father, legendary comedian Mehmood's 1976 film "Sabse Bada Rupaiya".

And the audience at the District Sports Ground here was thrilled.

"It was awesome. I am a big fan of Lucky Ali and I will treasure his autograph," said Kalpana, a student.

Vishwanath, who stays in nearby Silchar, was mesmerised by the soulful songs, and said: "I am attending his (Lucky Ali's) show for the first time and I am damn impressed. He has got an awesome voice."

Two other bands -- Guwahati-based Moon Win and Low Rides from Bangalore -- also enthralled the crowd.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

'Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey' took inspiration from Bengali music

'Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey' took inspiration from Bengali musicSohail Sen, who has composed music for "Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey" (KHJJS), says he referred to various genres of Bengali music for the soundtrack of the period film by Ashutosh Gowariker.

"A lot of people asked me whether or not I was inspired by Rabindra Sangeet for this film? Rabindra Sangeet is compositions of Rabindranath Tagore and in Bengal there are many other genres too. So you can't select one genre and make songs on that. I took the basic vibes from every genre and then started composing," Sohail told IANS.

Based on Manini Chatterjee's book "Do and Die: The Chittagong Uprising 1930-34", Gowariker's period film is a true story of the revolution of 1930 against the British that happened in Chittagong, then a district of undivided Bengal. Abhishek Bachchan is playing freedom fighter Surya Sen in it and Deepika Padukone the role of Kalpana Dutt.

The composer said that selecting the instruments was very important to get the feel of that era.

"You have to keep in mind the sounds because it is a 1930 film. It was important to see what instruments were mainly used that time in Bengal to lend the right feel to the film. To compile those instruments and design sounds keeping that in mind was an interesting experience."

Sen worked with Gowariker in "What's Your Rashee". Which film was more challenging?

"In 'What's Your Rashee' I was supposed to churn out contemporary music, but here It was a different experience. However, you can't decide what is difficult or what is not. It is always difficult to compose. It mainly depends on your approach to your work," he said.

He composed music on the sets in Goa.

"The shooting was happening in a small town in Goa. I went there and stayed with them for a month and a half. In the morning, I used to go to the sets and interact with all the actors, then I used to come back to the hotel and create tunes.

"That was a nice experience because I got a chance to see the locations, the cast and crew. I used to take all those vibes and compose the tracks. After pack up Ashutosh sir used to come and we used to select tunes," said Sen.

The film has 12 tracks across various genres. Sen, however, got stuck while composing "Sapne salone".

"I did face certain problems while composing 'Sapne salone', which is a romantic number in the film between Abhishek and Deepika's characters. The age difference between Kalpana (Deepika) and Surjya (Abhishek) is quite a bit; so you have to keep a maturity level in the song and at the same time you have to keep a little mischief too. So while composing the song, I did face a little bit of problem," he said.

'Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey' Music Review

'Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey' Music ReviewFilm: "Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey"; Music Director: Sohail Sen; Lyricist: Javed Akhtar; Singers: Sohail Sen, Pamela Jain, Ranjini Jose, chorus; Rating: ***

After working with Ashutosh Gowariker in film "What's Your Raashee?" composer Sohail Sen teamed up with the filmmaker in period film "Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey". Packed with high energy and soft soothing melodious songs, the album is high on patriotic sentiment.

It boasts of five originals. The film is based on Manini Chatterjee's book "Do and Die: The Chittagong Uprising 1930-34", and the composer has tried to stick to the theme of the movie in his songs.

The first song of the album, "Yeh des hai mera", is a solo sung by Sohail. Even though the title is quite similar to "Yeh jo des hai mera" from Gowariker's previous film "Swades", the two songs are significantly different.

"Yeh des hai mera" is a slow, calm, patriotic song and evokes feelings of encouragement. It is effortlessly sung by Sohail. A good start for the album.

Next is "Nayan Tere". Crooned by Pamela Jain and Ranjini Jose, it has a certain amount of mischief and innocence in it owing to the lyrics and the way it has been rendered. The predominance of flute makes it melodious and hummable. In the end, a few lines in Bengali have been also incorporated to keep the soul of the film intact.

The title track of the film is a high tempo, energetic number and what makes it a must hear is the vocals by children from the Suresh Wadkar Ajivasan Music Academy. The dynamism in the voice of these kids and the whistling are the highlight of the song. It oozes patriotism and is so contagious that listeners actually feel the emotion in the song. It has the potential to be a new freedom anthem for the youth.

The only romantic track in the album is "Sapney salone", which has Sohail and Pamela behind the mike. A soft, pleasing and simple track, it has a tranquillising effect on listeners. Melodious composition and soft orchestration are the pluses of the love song.

Then there is the much talked about Hindi version of the "Vande Mataram". It is also in chorus by singers from the Cine Singers Association Chorus Group. It is power-packed and energetic and evokes a feeling of love and pride for the country.

The makers have also packed the background score of the film in the album under various titles like "Long live Chittagong", "The Teenagers Whistle", "Surjya's Sorrow", "Vande Mataram", "The Escape", "Nayan Tere (sad) and "Revolutinary Comrades".

The music sticks to the theme of the film and yet it is entertaining and interesting. Sohail has tried to keep the orchestration subdued and has focused on vocals. Indian instruments like flute and sitar are widely used.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Javed Akhtar translates 'Vande mataram' in Hindi for film 'Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey'

Javed Akhtar translates 'Vande mataram' in Hindi for film 'Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey'Veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar has translated the national song "Vande mataram" from Sanskrit to Hindi for director Ashutosh Gowariker's forthcoming period film "Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey".

"I think if you are inspired, if you have that high energy created by the original text then it becomes easier for a writer to do something," the 65-year-old told IANS when asked how easy or difficult was the whole process.

"So I won't say it was difficult although I was obviously and terribly over-awed by the responsibility. But somehow it happened very quickly and to the satisfaction of the music director (Sohail Sen) and the director," he added.

"Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey", slated to hit the screens Dec 3, stars Abhishek Bachchan and Deepika Padukone in lead roles. Set in Chittagong in pre-independent India, the true life story revolves around a series of attacks executed April 18, 1930 and their aftermath.

The music of the film was launched Wednesday and apart from the male lead, other B-town celebs like Jaya Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Anupam Kher and Kirron Kher were there.

The story develops in a part of Bengal, so what all did Akhtar have to keep in mind while penning the lyrics?

"When you take the background of a film, which is in a way alien to Hindi and Urdu - you have to still write the songs in Hindi or Urdu only, but it should somehow put the impression that perhaps this song has come from that language or that state or that era."

"There are many words which cannot be used and there are many words that will help you create that literary illusion. In this film, the characters are Bengali, if I use chaste Urdu with them, that will sound false. So it should sound as if it has just been translated from Bengali. That effect should come in the album and that's what we have taken care of," he said.

He has penned lyrics for many films, but says despite so many years of experience even he gets stuck sometimes.

"In most of the films, more often than not, you are writing songs for the same kind of situations and to be different every time is a challenge.

"Someone has defined an expert saying that an expert is a person who knows about less and less. This is how we film people are, we tend to know more about less and less. To create variety, to keep your diction fresh, to get something new, new words, new metaphors, is challenging and the first thought that comes to you is generally cliched, you have to reject that and then move further," he added.

This is not for the first time that Akhtar has collaborated with Gowarikar - he worked with him in "Lagaan", "Swades", "What's Your Rashee?" and "Jodhaa Akbar".

Thursday, October 21, 2010

'Break Ke Baad' Music Review

'Break Ke Baad' Music ReviewFilm: "Break Ke Baad"; Music Directors: Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani; Lyricists: Vishal Dadlani and Prasoon Joshi; Singers: Vishal Dadlani, Alyssa Mendonsa, Neeraj Shridhar, Shekhar Ravjiani, Sunidhi Chauhan, Caralisa Monteiro, Mikey Mccleary and Nikhil D'Souza; Rating: ***

Vishal and Shekhar know the pulse of youth and so their music is usually young, hip and zippy. Repeating the trend, the composer duo has rendered some interesting and upbeat songs that are bound to be liked by music lovers, especially the young generation.

The album boasts of eight tracks, including one remix and one acoustic version.

It sets the mood with its first track "Adhoore", which is already making waves among listeners. Crooned by Vishal and Alyssa Mendonsa, the peppy, foot-tapping love song that describes the two main characters in the film is quite interesting and entertaining. A good start to the soundtrack.

The song also has a remix version, which is faster in pace.

The next is "Ajab leher" that has Neeraj Shridhar, Shekhar Ravjiani and Vishal behind the mike. The upbeat song that talks about one's neighbour makes good use of the saxophone, which is quite appealing. It's catchy and has the potential to become a favourite.

Next is a soft song, "Dhoop ke makaan", sung by Shekhar Ravjiani, Sunidhi Chauhan, Caralisa and Mikey Mcclearyu. The track is quite melodious even though the music is subdued and the focus is on vocals and lyrics. A decent number.

The song also has an acoustic version, which is more appealing. It has a raw feel that gives it an edge over the original.

Then there is "Dooriyan hain zaroori", a song that talks about the concept of space in a relationship. With rock influences, the song attracts attention. It is catchy and has spunk, which helps it stand tall among the other tracks.

The soundtrack also offers an English song, which is situational. "Don't worry about me" is likeable but, because of the language, might not enjoy mass appeal. Nevertheless, a good hear.

Finally, there is "Main jiyoonga" that starts with a bang. With piano as its predominant instrument, it generates quite a lot of interest. A good way to end the album.

On the whole, "Break Ke Baad" offers a robust mix of songs that are hummable and will be enjoyed by a majority of people.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

'Guzaarish' Music Review

'Guzaarish' Music ReviewFilm: "Guzaarish"; Music Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali; Lyricists: A.M. Turaz and Vibhu Puri; Singers: KK, Shail Hada, Kunal Ganjawala, Rakesh Pandit, Francois, Vibhavari Joshi, Sunidhi Chauhan, Harshdeep Kaur and Shankar Mahadevan; Rating: ***

Even though "Guzaarish" is Sanjay Leela Bhansali's debut foray into music direction, the filmmaker-turned-composer has done an astounding job, aptly capturing the mood and feel of the film that stars Hrithik Roshan as a paraplegic and Aishwarya Rai as his nurse.

The soundtrack boasts of 10 original tracks and no remixes.

The album begins with the title track, which is also one of the best tracks of the film. Sung by KK in his soulful voice and with ample support from Shail Hada, the love ballad is beautifully composed. A soft approach and predominance of the accordion gives the song an edge.

Next is an interestingly written song, "Sau gram zindagi", with Kunal Ganjawala behind the mike. Even though the track has unconventional lyrics, it still stands tall owing to Ganjawala's brilliant vocals and the melody of the composition.

A track that is based on life, "Sau gram zindagi" has a very nice thought behind it. The only damper is the English lyrics that emerge at the end. They seem quite unnecessary in the audio but might add more sense visually.

"Tera zikr", another love song in appreciation of one's lady love, is crooned by Shail Hada and Rakesh Pandit. The slow moving number is worth a listen but somehow doesn't generate the urge to hear it again.

Then the album takes a slight turn with the emergence of "Saiba" by Vibhavari Joshi. After three slow numbers "Saiba" gets some pace to the soundtrack. The song has a very international feel and seems more of a situational track.

Next in line is KK singing "Jaane kiska khwab" in his impressive voice. The lyrics are the main plus point of this track in which vocals are given more importance than instruments. The orchestration has been kept minimal that brings about a tranquilizing effect in the song.

Then another moderately paced song comes in the guise of "Udi" sung by Sunidhi Chauhan and Shail Hada. The track has the feel of a carnival. This one is just passable in the context of the album.

"Keh na saku" is another brilliant track of the album. This one comes very close to the title track in terms of appeal. The romantic number crooned by Shail Hada again makes you fall in love with the track, which is slow-paced. It strikes a chord with the listener with its musical arrangement and soul-stirring composition. A clear winner.

Up next the album throws open a young, impressive, budding voice of Harshdeep Kaur, who has given the vocals for "Chaand ki katori". The soft, pleasing and soulful song appeals mainly because of the astounding voice of the singer, which fits the track completely.

Subdued musical arrangements are a plus because they lend focus to the vocals. There are moments in the song that are clearly its highlights. Listen in loop to thoroughly enjoy every element of this track.

Then there is "Daayein baayein" sung by KK. A free-flowing love song, "Daayein baayein" follows the principle of slow moving tracks adopted in this album but somehow doesn't create a strong impression. It is neither bad nor brilliant.

Finally we have "Dhundhli dhundhli" that has Shankar Mahadevan behind the mike. The song begins with the chirping of birds, it sets a pensive mood and has violin as the predominant instrument. The parts where Mahadevan takes the high pitch are very interesting and give an edge to the track.

On the whole, as a first time music director, Bhansali has done a commendable job, concentrating more on vocals and quality of compositions than just the beats. The album will surely be appreciated by music buffs.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Meiyang Chang still love singing

Meiyang Chang still love singingMeiyang Chang's brush with fame began with his singing prowess, but he left his first love for the sake of acting and anchoring. Now, the former "Indian Idol" contestant wants to sing again, and that too for Bollywood.

"I know I have left singing. In fact, I am thankful that some people still remember me for it and invite me to live shows. I have not even done my riyaaz for the past three to four months, but I plan to focus on my singing now," Chang told IANS on phone from Mumbai.

"I want to start again by singing some jingles and tracks of TV shows. I don't know when a film song will come my way but ultimately, of course, I would love to sing for Bollywood," he added.

Chang participated in "Indian Idol 3" in 2007, and then went on to do live shows. He returned to "Indian Idol" as the host of the fourth season. His anchoring skills were recognised, and he was given a chance to be a presenter for the second season of Indian Premier League in South Africa.

But he got a major break as an actor with Yash Raj Films' "Badmaash Company", which also featured Shahid Kapoor. Now, he is waiting for more scripts, and says is happy hosting horror reality show "The Chair", which airs on Bindass.

"I never left TV. Yes, I did move on do a movie and like everyone, I want to do many more movies, but let's not underestimate the power of TV. It is a mass medium and I enjoy doing it,' said Chang, who is also a qualified dentist.

The singer-actor says he took up "The Chair" for its one-of-a-kind concept, which involves a participant trying to communicate subconsciously with the paranormal at a haunted location.

Chang says he was a fan of horror shows as a child, but he found them resembling comedies when he grew up.

"Beyond a point, all horror shows started using cheap tricks to scare the audience. But I do like some horror movies like "The Ring". "The Chair" as a show is different because it shows how people react when they are put in situations involving ghosts and spirits."

Does he believe in the supernatural?

"Personally, I think ghosts and spirits are all in the mind. I think people shed these fears as they grow up. I was scared of blood earlier, but after anatomy lessons during my dentistry study, I am hardly bothered anymore," he quipped.

'Golmaal 3' Music Review

'Golmaal 3' Music ReviewFilm: "Golmaal 3"; Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty; Lyricist: Kumaar; Singers: KK, Anushka Manchanda, Monali, Shaan, Neeraj Shridhar, Antara Mitra, Sunidhi Chauhan, Bappi Lahiri and Sudesh Bhosle; Rating: ***

The "Golmaal" soundtrack was composed by Vishal-Shekhar, but Pritam Chakroborty took the mantle from the composer duo for "Golmaal Returns" and presented quite an energetic soundtrack. For the third instalment, the music director has clubbed the retro feel of the 1980s along with contemporary music and the combination makes the album a must hear.

The album of "Golmaal 3" boasts of six originals and three re-mixes.

The soundtrack kick-starts with the high energy title track of the film, crooned efficiently by KK, Anushka Manchanda and Monali Thakur. The song boasts of the same energy and spirit as seen in the title tracks of the first two movies, but it stands out with its individuality. It is catchy, peppy and contains a lot of spunk, which will make it a hit at the DJ consoles. An interesting start.

It also has a re-mixed version.

Next in line is a motivational number "Apna har din" with Shaan and Anushka behind the mike. The fast-paced song stresses on the fact that one should live life to the fullest. The lyrics are nice, but the composition is not so inspiring. It lacks punch.

This one too has a re-mixed version, which is also average.

"Ale" starts as an English song, but soon Hindi lyrics take over. It is quite average and doesn't make the listener sit up and take notice. Sung by Neeraj Sridhar and Antara Mitra, it fails to pep up the album.

It is followed by another fast-paced number titled "Desi kali". This has a heard-before feeling and doesn't strike a chord. The love song is upbeat and high on beats, but it falls flat in terms of appeal. Even the talented singers Neeraj and Sunidhi fail to save the song.

The song has a re-mixed version too.

Then the retro feel hits the album with two back-to-back songs from the Mithun Chakraborty-starring 1982 film "Disco Dancer".

The first is "Disco Dancer" crooned by Bappi Lahiri, who had sung the original song. Bringing alive the disco era, it catches the attention even after so many years. The classic that has been revisited exudes its original charm and is equally likeable even now.

Then there is "Yaad aa raha hai". Sung by Sudesh Bhosle, this one too brings alive the retro aspect and is sure to make a mark like it did when it got released for the first time.

On the whole, "Golmaal 3" has few hits and few misses. But the album is worth a listen.

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'Allah Ke Banday' Music Review

Allah Ke Banday Music ReviewFilm: "Allah Ke Banday"; Music Directors: Chirantan Bhatt, Kailash Kher, Naresh, Paresh, Tarun, Vinayak, Hamza Faruqui and Ishq Bector; Lyricists: Sarim Momin, Kailash Kher and Faruk Kabir ; Singers: Hamza Faruqui, Krishna, Kailash Kher, Ravi Khote, Sunidhi Chauhan and Ishq Bector; Rating: ***1/2


Multiple composers and lyricists have come together to make the soundtrack of Sharman Joshi- starrer "Allah Ke Banday" and they defy the old saying that too many cooks spoil the broth. Each song of the film has its distinctive character and is entertaining in its own right.

The film, slated to hit screens Oct 22, boasts of six tracks.

"Maula" crooned by Hamza Faruqui and Krishna opens the album with a bang. The Sufi rock number is already making its presence felt on radio stations and television channels. The strong vocals and a high-pitch approach are the high points of the song that also boasts of good composition.

Next is "Kya hawa kya baadal" by the members of "Kailasa" band. Kailash Kher, Paresh and Naresh have come up with an enchanting composition with a dominant Indian sound. The song has a very edgy and haunting feel to it with Kailash's voice varying from base to high pitch during the course of the song. It has the ability to hook a listener for long.

Then enters "Rabba rabba", which has Ravi Khote behind the mike. It is an average song with nothing very interesting to offer. The composition is soaked in western flavour and also seems to have very strong rock influence.

Up next is "Mayoos", the only female song of the soundtrack, which is beautifully crooned by Sunidhi Chauhan. With minimal music arrangement, Sunidhi's voice takes centrestage and sets the mood. The slow-paced song is poignant and strikes a chord with the listener.

Finally, the album takes a turn with Ishq Bector of "Hip hopper" fame singing "Kaala jaadu", a fun and entertaining track. With foot-tapping beats and quirky lyrics, it has a mass appeal and is bound to find a place for itself.

On the whole, the album generates ample interest and will be liked by music lovers.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Lata Mangeshkar's 'Guzaaarish' song to be stretched into album

Lata Mangeshkar's 'Guzaaarish' song to be stretched into albumLata Mangeshkar continues to conquer new peaks and hearts. Sanjay Leela Bhansali's idea of recording a song for his forthcoming film "Guzaarish" in the Nightingale's voice has now turned into a full-fledged album.

That self-proclaimed Lata Mangeshkar fan Sanjay Leela Bhansali has turned into a music composer with "Guzaarish" is a well-known fact. What no one knows is that he has been secretly working on another album composed exclusively and unconditionally for the legendary singer.

And now when she turns 82 on Sep 28, Bhansali's precious secret project will finally be given the attention he had been craving for all these years.

Though Bhansali refuses to speak about his own personal ode to the Nightingale, a source close to the director says: "For the last year, Sanjay has been completely consumed by 'Guzaarish' and its music. Having taken on the task of composing a full score for the first time, Sanjay had put his dream album on the backburner. He now intends to go at it full-throttle. Since her birthday is just a few days away, he will get to seriously work on that project."

Bhansali said: "I know every nuance in her voice. She is a miracle of nature. And there's so much in her throat that is still untapped. I first thought I'd create just one song for her in 'Guzaarish'. Then I thought, why one song when a whole ethos, era after era of supreme excellence is embodied in that voice?"

"Guzaarish" is inspired by one of Lataji's imperishable melodies "Hai tere saath meri wafaa mein nahin to kya", composed by Madan Mohan and written by Kaifi Azmi for the film "Hindustan Ki Kasam".

"Lataji is far more than a singer. She mirrors all the beauty of the soul. It is that beauty that I want to capture in my songs," Bhansali added.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Hindi Movie 'Jhootha Hi Sahi' Music Review

Hindi Movie 'Jhootha Hi Sahi' Music Review"Jhootha Hi Sahi"; Music Director: A.R. Rahman; Lyricist: Abbas Tyrewala; Singers: Rashid Ali, Shreya Ghoshal, Sonu Niigaam, Karthik, Vijay Yesudas, Javed Ali and Chinmayi; Rating: ***

Director Abbas Tyrewala reunited with music maestro A.R. Rahman for his forthcoming film "Jhootha Hi Sahi" to repeat the musical success of "Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na" and the music maestro has composed a beautiful track in the guise of "Do nishaniyan". The rest of the album has hits and misses, but it's worth listening to once.

The film, a home production of Saregama, has nine songs.

To begin with, the album offers "Cry cry" crooned by Rashid Ali and Shreya Ghoshal, which is occupying airwaves and broadcasting time currently. The song is different owing to the lyrics and the interesting composition. It is zippy and exudes freshness.

Next in line is "Maiya yashoda" that is doing the rounds of TV channels. It has two versions - one is the Jamuna mix with Chinmayi and Javed Ali and the Thames mix by the same singers. The song has a complete Indian flavour and is quite upbeat.

The Thames mix is quite similar, just that more electronic beats are added to this one.

Then there is Karthik singing "Hello", a song that totally revolves around the telephone. It's more of a situation number and even the dialling tone is used in the composition. Not hummable but worth a listen.

Then comes the best song of the album "Do Nishaniyan" with Sonu Niigaam behind the mike. The track has a poignant beginning and Sonu's silken voice is perfect for this slow-paced rendition. The orchestration is subtle and enjoyable. One of Rahman's great tracks that shows his prowess of being different.

The track also has a reprise version, sung by the same singer. The version is just a little slower and has more depth, but both the songs are equally interesting.

Next Shreya goes behind the mike yet again for "Pam para", a foot-tapping and high-on-energy track. It's neither bad nor brilliant.

"Call me dil" starts with a beautiful acoustic piece that gives it an edge. Rashid Ali does a great job with the vocals. The song is quite melodious and grows on you when you keep listening to it in loop. The soft track manages to create its mark.

Finally, there is a half-English half-Hindi song "I've been waiting", crooned by Vijay Yesdus. The song oozes softness and creates a balmy effect on the listener. A wonderful composition.

On the whole, Rahman has yet again created an album that has a mix of various genres and keeps the listeners' interest intact.

Manoj Kumar says Mahendra Kapoor was my voice

Manoj Kumar says Mahendra Kapoor was my voiceBollywood veteran Manoj Kumar says he has fond memories of legendary singer Mahendra Kapoor, who sang many songs for him including National Award winning number "Mere desh ki dharti" in "Upkar".

"I shared many memorable moments with Mahendra Kapoor. I remember him everyday, after all he was my voice," Manoj said in a press statement.

Mahendra died following cardiac arrest Sep 27, 2008. He was 73.

Some of his timeless hits are "Neele gagan ke tale", "Ae jaan-e-chaman tera gora badan", "Dil lagakar hum ye samjhe", "Aadha hai chandrama", "Din hain bahar ke" and "Tum agar saath dene ka wada karo".

In a career spanning over four decades, Mahendra sang many hit songs in various regional languages. While he sang many songs in Hindi for actor Manoj Kumar, he was also known as the voice of Marathi actor Dada Kondke.

"My father shared a very special relationship with Manoj Kumar. It is probably their mutual bonding that helped the duo create some very special numbers," said Mahendra's son Rohan who is now planning to compile his father's last few compositions in a new album.

"Before his demise, my dad had conceived some music tracks. In his memory, I will create an album out of these tracks in the near future," he said.

Rohan, who plans to visit an old age home to spend some time with senior citizens on his father's death anniversary says his father was an entertainer at heart.

"Dad had a humorous side to his personality that many people are unaware of. We always enjoyed his jokes and anecdotes. He was also a great impressionist and often impersonated people flawlessly," said Rohan who will also sing some of his father's songs for the senior citizens.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Singer Kailash Kher Dedicates his CWG song to Sportsmen

Singer Kailash Kher Dedicates his CWG song to SportsmenAfter music maestro A.R. Rahman, who composed the official Commonwealth Games anthem, versatile singer Kailash Kher will be releasing his own private single dedicated to the sportsmen participating in the gala event.

"A lot of people are making songs on the CWG and expressing their emotions through these songs. Many talks are going on, some are positive and some are negative," Kher told IANS.

"But my approach towards everything is that I'm hurt too when I hear about these corruption charges and everything. But since I'm a musician, I still want to bring a sense of positivity," Kher said.

"This is how I thought about this song. Also two weeks back I went to Delhi and I saw the city in a very different light and avatar. It's really changed. So I thought of this song. This is a tribute to sportspersons," he added.

The song will have online release Oct 1 and it will be available on artistaloud.com and bollywoodhungama.com. People will be able to hear it on radio channels from Monday onwards.

Kher revealed that his song will help players calm themselves and release their pressure.

"Basically my song is to boost sportspersons' spirit. They have so much pressure on them and I want to ease that," he said.

"It is an up tempo song and music is the best therapy which will make them calmer. If a sportsperson is stress free, he will perform better because all the negativity around can affect his performance," he added.

The singer, who has crooned hit tracks like "Allah ke bande", "O Sikandar" and "Ya rabba" among others, also made officials in Delhi hear his composition.

"I met few government officials in Delhi and made them hear the song. They liked it and were quite excited when I told them that I have written this song to promote sports and sportsmanship," he told IANS.

So isn't he apprehensive of the fact that people might be critical of his song too like they were of Rahman's track?

"You can't stop people talking. But I feel nothing of this will happen to my song because it is an energetic, simple and beautiful song. Plus it's not preaching at all. It just says that be calm and chill," he said.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bollywood Singer Shaan sings for his wife before 10th wedding anniversary

Bollywood Singer Shaan sings for his wife before 10th wedding anniversaryPopular Bollywood singer Shaan opened the show for designer Troy Costa at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week here and sang a love ballad "Where do I begin" from the film "Love Story" for his wife, Radhika.

The couple, who were also the show stoppers for Costa's collection, will celebrate a decade of tying the nuptial knot, Tuesday. While Shaan flaunted a black tailored suit with checks in self-print, Radhika was sporting an off-shoulder gold colour gown.

"My collection is about love and I wanted to celebrate it. Today in the world of divorces and second marriages, when you see love that is strong, then it needs to be celebrated.

"I got to know from Radhika that they are celebrating 10 years of their married life. Tomorrow happens to be their 10th year wedding anniversary. They have been in love four years before that that means 14 years of being in love," Costa told IANS.

"So I felt that this needed to be celebrated at a grand level like this. So the entire collection surrounded them, the clothes were very feminine, beautiful, the music was romantic," he added.

When asked Shaan whether he was nervous while walking the ramp, the singer said: "I was not nervous but yes, very excited. Radhika did really well. I've been performing in front of people so it was okay."

As far as the collection is concerned, it included evening gowns, cocktail dresses, tailored suits and fitted knee hitting dresses.

The fabrics used were chiffon, silk and satin with embellishments and modern embroidery. Even the colour palette was meant for evening wear with colours like magenta, wine, golden beige and rust.

"My collection is categorised under the concept of accessible luxury, combining the skill of draping with the expertise of tailoring," said the designer.