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,
Chotti si, ek khwaish hai
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
Goin' places that I've never been
Seein' things that I may never see again
And I can't wait to get on the road again

On the road again
Like a band of gypsies we go down the highway
We're the best of friends
Insisting that the world keep turning our way and our way

Is on the road again
I 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
Like a band of gypsies we go down the highway
We're the best of friends
Insisting that the world keep turning our way and our way

Is 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
And I can't wait to get on the road again

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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.