7th MUSIC MASTANI MONTHLY AWARDS (NOVEMBER 2014)

Yet again, it is time for the monthly awards.. This time for November 2014.

November was a pretty good month considering the music, but bad considering the movies. 😂

Kill/Dil by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy came up first, and had a great collection of songs, which were very enjoyable and suited the movie as well. Though they didn’t help the movie collect much, they were good for hearing!

Next up was the multi-composer The Shaukeens, in which we witnessed a one-of-a-kind multicomposer album, which was surprisingly better than most multi composer albums these days. Yo Yo Honey Singh and Arko Pravo Mukherjee’s songs stood out prominently.

Sachin-Jigar came next with their Happy Ending, resulting in one of the better albums of the year. All six songs were very good and enjoyable as well. It was the third album to get the highest rating on my blog.

After that came Rang Rasiya, in which Sandesh Shandilya composed awesome classical tunes, which appeal to today’s audience as well. The album was a great collection of traditional classical music with classical arrangements.

Ungli, another multicomposer album, also surprised! All the composers put in their best, with only Aslam Keyo performing below average. Gulraj Singh, Sachin-Jigar and Salim-Sulaiman gave great songs, however!

Sharib-Toshi, with Zid, did not quite give their best album as they had promised, but it did have decent songs. The best part of the album was the fab arrangements and recording!

Then came two small albums, Titoo MBA and Zed Plus. The former had two brilliant songs by youngster Arjuna Harjai, while the other songs were pretty much useless. The latter had great songs by Sukhwinder Singh & Nayab Raja. So, November ended on an average note!

Now, without any further ado, I present to you the winners! 🙂

7th Music Mastani Monthly Awards

♪ MAIN AWARDS

• Singer of the Month (Female) :- Rekha Bhardwaj for Mileya Mileya (Happy Ending)

• Singer of the Month (Male) :- Jubin Nautiyal for Meherbani (The Shaukeens)

• Composer of the Month (Song) :- Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy for Sajde (Kill/Dil)

• Composer of the Month (Album) :- Sachin-Jigar for Happy Ending

• Album of The Month:- Happy Ending (Eros Music) AND Kill/Dil (YRF Music)

• Musical Jodi of The Month:- Arijit Singh & Nihira Joshi for Sajde (Kill/Dil)

• Lyricist of the Month:- Priya Saraiya for Mileya Mileya (Happy Ending)

 

♪ SONG AWARDS

• Best Romantic Song:- Sajde (Kill/Dil)

• Best Dance Song:- Dance Basanti (Ungli)

• Best Sad Song:- Khamma Ghani (Happy Ending) AND Baawra (Kill/Dil)

• Best Club Song:- G Phaad Ke (Happy Ending)

• Best Classical-Based Song:- O Kamini (Rang Rasiya)

• Song With Best Use of Fusion:- Happy Budday (Kill/Dil)

• Best Song With A Western Influence:- Manali Trance (The Shaukeens)

• Best Song With A Folk Influence:- Anhad Naad (Rang Rasiya)

• Best Backing Vocals:- Raaga Trippin, (ft. Gary Misquitta, Gwen Dias, Thomson Andrews, Keshia Braganza, Alan DeSouza, Suzanne D’Mello) Arpita Mukherjee, Sashaa Tirupati & Mugdha Hasabnis for Pakeezah (Ungli)

• Best Sound Effects In A Song:- Paaji Tussi Such A Pussy Cat (Happy Ending)

• Best Retro-Styled Song:- Kill Dil (Kill/Dil)

• Best Humorous Song:- Paaji Tussi Such A Pussy Cat (Happy Ending)

 

♪ SPECIAL AWARDS

• Bandar Kya Jaane Adrak Ka Swaad (Best Album That Went Pretty Much Unnoticed) :- Rang Rasiya AND Zed Plus (Zee Music Company)

• Newcomer of The Month:-

– Newcomer of The Month (Composer) :- Vikram Nagi for Ishq Kutta Hai & Lonely (The Shaukeens)

– Newcomer of The Month (Singer – Female) :- Rajashwari Pathak for Sun Balam (Rang Rasiya)

– Newcomer of The Month (Singer – Male) :- Rahul Pandey for Haseena Tu Kameena Mein (Happy Ending)

 

Time for you guys to vote!! 🙂

♪ POPULAR AWARDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope you all agreed with my winners and also the nominees! 🙂 May the best win!! 🙂 You have 24 hours to vote, so vote and SHARE! 😀 Results will be posted at 7 pm IST tomorrow, so keep voting!

 

Thanks!

ZEE MUSIC’S SURPRISE PACKAGES! (RANG RASIYA, TITOO MBA & ZED PLUS – Quasi Music Reviews)

Well, I had hardly any time to write proper reviews for these three albums, and I didn’t want to miss out on them either, because each of them has some noteworthy songs. Therefore, I decided to write a single post for all three of them, and what made my job easier was that all of them had one thing in common, i.e, the music label, Zee Music Company. Since it isn’t a proper review, I would term it as a Quasi-Music Review! 🙂 Enjoy!

NOTE: However, I am writing a proper review for the best album of the three i.e, Rang Rasiya 😂


♦ THE PASSIONATE CLASSICAL DELIGHT: Rang Rasiya Music Review

Rang Rasiya: Colors Of Passion

Rang Rasiya: Colors Of Passion

♪ Music by:- Sandesh Shandilya
♪ Lyrics by:- Manoj Muntashir
♪ Music Released On:- 25th September, 2014
♪ Movie Released On:- 7th November, 2014

♪ To hear the full songs of this album online CLICK HERE

♪ To buy this album on iTunes CLICK HERE


This film directed by Ketan Mehta, starring Randeep Hooda and Nandana Sen, is based on the famous painter, Raja Ravi Varma’s life. It was going to release in 2008, but got delayed due to unavoidable circumstances. Well, now it has finally released and has garnered positive reviews from mostly everywhere. The music has been helmed by Sandesh Shandilya whose compositions we hardly get to hear these days, the last being the ‘Kya Dill Kya Lahore’ album. It all depends on him, to make the music of a film which is six years old, appeal to today’s audience. So let’s have a look at how good he has done here!


1. Rang Rasiya
Singers ~ Kirti Sagathiya & Sunidhi Chauhan

Traditional sounds like manjeeras and bells and ghungroos help give a prefect classical start to this album. Keerthi Sagathia, who has somehow been disguised as Kirti Sagathiya (we still know you’re the same guy! 😂) for this song, opens, repeating the title of the movie, followed by the entry of Sunidhi, who does nothing but repeat the same words again. After that, they both sing ‘rang rasiya rang rasiya’ happily for some time. This is how the first one minute and 45 seconds of the song pass. Sounded to me like some Slice ad, which would star Katrina and the bottle of mango juice. They just say something else for two minutes total, one minute makes the first antara, the other minute makes the second. Those lines are kinda romantic and I don’t see how the title of the movie fit into this romantic song. So Manoj Muntashir didn’t impress much in this song. Sandesh, however, impressed with the good tune and great arrangements! Good, likable tune, but seems flat because of the nothingness in it. Should have been reserved for a TV commercial.

 

2. Kahe Sataye
Singers ~ Roopkumar Rathod & Sunidhi Chauhan

Sunidhi returns for a more intense romantic song. Though classical is definitely not her forté, she delivers the beautiful tune very well. Her voice texture suits the song perfectly. Her co-singer, Roopkumar, is as always, awesome! The way he ends the song with a bang is worth hearing! Again, Sandesh has used so many traditional instruments to make the raaga-based composition stand out. The percussion and winds sound very grand and majestic, and on top of that the awesome strings portions. The lyrics by Manoj are also good, too! A classical melody to be liked by all! Wonderful! #5StarHotelSong!

 

3. O Kamini
Singer ~ Sonu Nigam

Sonu Nigam renders this extremely intense romantic number with ease and perfection. The vocals that open the song, are so great, I wonder why they haven’t been credited! This song has been composed like a typical Sanjay Leela Bhansali song, with shades of the songs of ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ and ‘Devdas’. The composition is so confusing, that one without any classical music interest or background, might just dismiss it as another pakaav and uninteresting song, without giving a single thought what a gem it actually is! The arrangements are beautiful with great percussion provided by thavil and manjeeras. The brief interruptions of the horns in the background are awesome too! The interlude featuring a string instrument, is surely worth hearing! Lyrics by Manoj suit the mood of the composition. It is a must-listen! #5StarHotelSong!

 

4. Anhad Naad
Singers ~ Kailash Kher & Anwar Khan

A beautiful Rajasthani folkish composition by Sandesh, sung wonderfully by Kailash Kher and Anwar Khan, is next on the album. The arrangements themselves are very grand and marvelous. The wonderful harmony between the two singers is beautiful. The Rajasthani-Sufi combo sounds brilliant. The tablas, and other percussion instruments, help to enhance the already beautiful song. The use of the phrase ‘anhad naad’, is remarkable. It means a primeval or primordial sound, which has been existing since the beginning of the universe. Sure enough, it has been stated by Saint Kabir, a great saint of the Bhakti era. Kudos to Manoj for presenting this new phrase in front of today’s audience! You cannot miss this gem of a composition! #5StarHotelSong!

 

5. Sun Balam
Singer ~ Rajashwari Pathak

The last song on the soundtrack has been sung by Rajashwari Pathak, apparently a debutante. It is a nicely composed semiclassical melody with great use of classical instruments and a calming classical beat as well. The newcomer sings well, and all the variations she has taken sound great. Her voice sounds a bit like Kavita Seth, fit for classical compositions. The tablas and flute have been very effectively placed. The lyrics by Manoj are also impressive. However, it doesn’t have that connect as all the other songs of the album have. Though it is a nice melody, it could have been more interesting!


 

Rang Rasiya is a treat for classical lovers and will also appeal to others as well. Surprisingly, the songs do not sound dated!

Final Rating for Rang Rasiya:- सा < रे < ग < म < प <  < नी < सां

Note:- The letter which is underlined is the final rating.


As for the other two albums, I will be writing mini-reviews for them.

So here’s the second album, Titoo MBA


♦ THE MIXED BAG: Titoo MBA Music Review

Titoo MBA

Titoo MBA

♪ Music by:- Arjuna Harjai & Leonard Victor
♪ Lyrics by:- Surabhi Dashputra, Kumaar & Nitin Raikwar
♪ Music Released On:- 15th November, 2014
♪ Movie Released On:- 21st November, 2014

♪ To hear the full songs of this album online CLICK HERE

♪ To buy this album on iTunes CLICK HERE


Without the movie info, the review starts immediately… ‘Coz this is a quasi-review 😉

1. O Soniye
Singers ~ Arijit Singh & Vibha Saraf, Music by ~ Arjuna Harjai, Lyrics by ~ Surabhi Dashputra

(And this is how a quasi-review goes like…)

Composition: Very soulful composition by Arjuna, which was definitely not expected to be in such a small film. He will surely come into limelight through this song.
Vocals: Arijit is, as always, flawless. He does the variations very well, especially in the Sufi portion. Vibha (newcomer?) also has sung beautifully. Her background portions enhance the song’s soul. Both of them complement each other well!
Lyrics: Surabhi Dashputra has not presented something very fresh with the lyrics, but the Punjabi lyrics suit the sweet tune by Arjuna.
Music/Arrangements/Recording: Arrangements are also exceptional. Guitars have been used very well and so are tablas in the Sufi part. Recording is fab.
Mass Appeal: It will definitely appeal to one and all! The Arijit fever of the country will help it get humongous fame.
Anything Special Worth Hearing: Vibha’s soulful harmony with Arijit, the Sufi stanza, in the antara.
#5StarHotelSong Or Not?? Definitely a #5StarHotelSong!

 

2. Plan Bana Le
Singers ~ Aishwarya Nigam & Surabhi Dashputra, Music by ~ Arjuna Harjai, Lyrics by ~ Kumaar

Composition: Arjuna has composed an utterly ridiculous party track with no catchiness at all; comes across as CHEAP! Hard to believe that the same guy composed ‘O Soniye’!
Vocals: Aishwarya Nigam tries to ape Mika Singh in parts, but fails miserably, and Surabhi doesn’t impress either. Unattractive vocals.
Lyrics: One word: Pathetic! Kumaar has not written any appreciable lines.
Music/Arrangements/Recording: The trumpet part tries to ape Pritam’s ‘Badtameez Dil’. Otherwise, the arrangements are just techno sounds. The music suits the composition.
Mass Appeal: Of course, some people would enjoy this song a lot! But most would just let it pass as a below average one.
Anything Special Worth Hearing: Yeah, you should hear how ridiculous the song is! 😜
#5StarHotelSong Or Not?? Obviously not…

 

3. Kyu Hua
Singer ~ Arijit Singh, Music by ~ Arjuna Harjai, Lyrics by ~ Kumaar

Composition: Another soulful sad composition, which might seem typical and the same old thing at first, but later grows on you. Arjuna scores again.
Vocals: Arijit’s delivery is spot-on! While humming in the initial parts of the song, he sounds a bit like Vishal Dadlani! He has sung soulfully.
Lyrics: Lyrics by Kumaar are nothing new, though way better than ‘Plan Bana Le’!
Music/Arrangements/Recording: Rock elements fused with a sad melody, always creates an awesome impact! Arrangements are awesome!
Mass Appeal: It has a lot of mass appeal, again because of Arijit and also because of the soulful composition.
Anything Special Worth Hearing: The antara! 👌👌 & the hookline!
#5StarHotelSong Or Not?? Yupssss!!! #5StarHotelSong!

 

4. Atyachaari
Singers ~ Arjuna Harjai & Surabhi Dashputra, Music by ~ Arjuna Harjai, Lyrics by ~ Surabhi Dashputra

Composition: Supposedly humorous, but only manages to stifle a few laughs, after which it sounds too repetitive. Raps by Arjuna are irritating.
Vocals: Surabhi excels with her nasal voice, but Arjuna hardly manages to impress.
Lyrics: All I can understand is that a wife and husband are fighting. Pretty stupid lyrics. At least it is the first Bollywood song that refers to ‘WhatsApp’ 😂
Music/Arrangements/Recording: Music is very entertaining, with a twist of Qawwali and rap. Harmonium has been used impressively.
Mass Appeal: If it gets famous, which is very unlikely, then it’ll spread like a virus.
Anything Special Worth Hearing: The Qawwali twist, and the humorous voices.
#5StarHotelSong Or Not?? Sorry, please call back later. 😂

 

5. O Ranjhna
Singer ~ Surabhi Dashputra, Music by ~ Arjuna Harjai, Lyrics by ~ Surabhi Dashputra

Composition: Just a female version of ‘O Soniye’, with a slower pace, making it sound even more soulful! The unusual beats enhance the composition.
Vocals: Surabhi sings so well, that I wonder why it wasn’t her, who sang the original song as well! 😃 Full marks to her for singing so well!
Lyrics: Surabhi has written very good lyrics as well! Makes the song sound even more passionate.
Music/Arrangements/Recording: Piano is soulful, and the other beats in the background are awesome!
Mass Appeal: It will surely not get the recognition it deserves, but definitely had the potential.
Anything Special Worth Hearing: Surabhi, Surabhi and Surabhi!
#5StarHotelSong Or Not?? Yes….!! #5StarHotelSong!

 

6. Kyu Hua Khafa
Singer ~ Neeti Mohan, Music by ~ Arjuna Harjai, Lyrics by ~ Kumaar

Composition: The female version of Kyu Hua, with a different tune as well in the hookline, which doesn’t hook you as much as the original.
Vocals: Neeti delivers the composition with perfection! A pity that the song is so short.
Lyrics: Kumaar has written good lyrics, different from the original again.
Music/Arrangements/Recording: The arrangements are minimal, just like ‘O Ranjhna’, but even less than that. It provides a soothing feeling.
Mass Appeal: Doesn’t appeal much, unlike the original.
Anything Special Worth Hearing: Neeti’s awesome vocals and rendition.
#5StarHotelSong Or Not?? Not as intriguing as the original, so no tag for this one.

 

7. Saiyaan Bedardi
Singers ~ Abhishek Kumar & Priyanka Agarwal, Music by ~ Leonard Victor, Lyrics by ~ Nitin Raikwar

Composition: Yuckk!!! So utterly BAD and obnoxious! Was supposed to be humorous, but ends up annoying.
Vocals: Equally irritating! Especially Priyanka’s saiyyyaaaaaaaaaa 
Lyrics: Even worse! Disgrace to all lyricists!
Music/Arrangements/Recording: Nothing impressive… 😒
Mass Appeal: Zero!
Anything Special Worth Hearing: The whole song is literally a special case 😂 LISTEN AT YOUR OWN RISK!
#5StarHotelSong Or Not?? Yeah…as if… 😵


Final Rating For Titoo MBA:- सा < रे < ग <  < प < ध < नी < सां

Note:- the letter which is underlined is the final rating.



 

And now the final album…. Zed Plus!


♦ JUST SHORT OF GETTING ‘A+’!! Zed Plus Music Review

Zed Plus

Zed Plus

♪ Music by:- Sukhwinder Singh & Nayab Raja
♪ Lyrics by:- Manoj Muntashir
♪ Music Released On:- 26th November, 2014
♪ Movie Released On:- 28th November, 2014

♪ To hear the full songs of this album online CLICK HERE

♪ To buy this album on iTunes CLICK HERE


A political satire, with music by Sukhwinder Singh along with a partner, Nayab Raja. Had to review! Songs are also pretty surprisingly good!


1. Ishq Ishq
Singers ~ Sukhwinder Singh & Madhavi Srivastav

Composition: A nice folk-sy Qawwali, with a very catchy tune. Impressive work by Sukhwinder-Nayab! On the lines of ‘Chhaiyya Chaiiyaa’ (Dil Se)
Vocals: Both Sukhwinder and Madhavi do well in their respective parts. Because of them, the composition stands out!
Lyrics: Manoj has written great Punjabi folk lyrics which suit the dynamic Qawwali composition.
Music/Arrangements/Recording: The arrangements are very beautiful! Qawwali touch has been brought about very efficiently. Dholaks, accordion and the like have enhanced the composition.
Mass Appeal: Again, will not be noticed much by the masses because of the low-scale-ness of the movie. Most probably will get famous after people watch the movie.
Anything Special Worth Hearing: The genius inclusion of the folk song ‘Kesariyo Balam Padharo Mhaaro Des’ at the end of the song!
#5StarHotelSong Or Not?? Definitely!! #5StarHotelSong!

 

2. Maula Pal Mein Palat De Baazi
Singer ~ Sukhwinder Singh

Composition: A heart-touching, sweet composition which sounds like a 80s/90s song. The song could have been a but shorter, standing a as long as 7 minutes 26 seconds! Mukhda and hookline attract, leaving weird, unusual, but good antaras.
Vocals: Sukhwinder, out of his comfort zone, still excels and Singh beautifully! In some places, he even sounds like Mohit Chauhan.
Lyrics: This seems the satirical song which is compulsory in such films. And Manoj has written the lines describing the states of the State these days, and also in the form of a prayer to God, to make everything better.
Music/Arrangements/Recording: The music is sweet like the composition. Winds (mainly flutes) and daflis are more pronounced, with tablas entering for a brief interlude with sargam. Orchestra also makes it grander.
Mass Appeal: Again, it will have its effect after people go and watch it in theaters!
Anything Special Worth Hearing: The sargam at 5:38, the lyrics by Manoj Muntashir, Sukhwinder-Nayab’s sweet tune…basically everything!
#5StarHotelSong Or Not?? Yes, of course!!! #5StarHotelSong!!

 

3. Fislan Hai
Singer ~ Sukhwinder Singh

Composition: It is a thrilling composition with an Arabic+Rajasthani (ultimately desert) feel, supposedly composed for the climactic parts of the film. Sukhwinder-Nayab have impressed, but only to a certain extent. Some parts come across as way too dramatic and ridiculous, like when they sing in English in this folk-sy song. 😂
Vocals: Sukhwinder has autotuned his voice in places, and that sounds good. He delivers the other parts flawlessly as well, but the flawed tune is responsible for some unattractiveness that arises.
Lyrics: Manoj has written nice suspenseful lyrics, that suit the mood of the lyrics. Fislan hai, fislan hai, kadam kadam par fislan hai! 
Music/Arrangements/Recording: The beats are pretty intriguing, and actually make for a good club song or DJ song! 😂 The string instrument has been played well, making appearances many times throughout the song.
Mass Appeal: Has the potential to be hit, but a bigger and larger movie would have helped. Anyways, it bores halfway through the song!
Anything Special Worth Hearing: The awesome kad-a-kad-a-kad-a-kadam-a-kadam-a-par, and of course the R.D. Burman-ish vocals by Sukhwinder while singing maya khel dikhaati hai…kya kya naach nachaati hai… for the third time or so!
#5StarHotelSong Or Not?? Nope.


Final Rating For Zed Plus:- सा < रे < ग < म < प <  < नी < सां

Note:- the letter which is underlined is the final rating.



And with that, my 3-in-1 review comes to a wrap and so does my reviews for November month. While Rang Rasiya clearly wins out of these three, Zed Plus Also follows close behind and Sukhwinder-Nayab do not disappoint at all. It is ultimately Titoo MBA which turns out a below average album, with two gems which stand out amongst the other stupidity!

Thank you! 😊

 

COMPOSERS KI ‘ZID’… (ZID – Music Review)

Music Album Details
♪ Music by:- Sharib-Toshi
♪ Lyrics by:- Shakeel Azmi
♪ Music Label:- Sony Music
♪ Music Released On:- 13th November 2014
♪ Movie Releases On:- 28th November 2014

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Zid

To hear the full songs of this album on Saavn CLICK HERE

To buy this album on iTunes CLICK HERE


Zid is an upcoming Bollywood film, starring Karanvir Sharma, Mannara (you might know her as Barbie Handa 😝) and Shraddha Das. The film marks the debut of Mannara, the cousin sister of Priyanka Chopra & Parineeti Chopra. The film has been directed by Vivek Agnihotri, and produced by Anubhav Sinha. Vivek Agnihotri, with his fourth directorial venture, makes us expect great songs, as his last film ‘Hate Story’, which was of the same genre, had a good soundtrack by Harshit Saxena. This time, he has roped in the duo Sharib-Toshi, to do the honours. We heard them earlier this year in ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’, where they recreated two songs and composed one. Last year they gave us one of the year’s biggest hits ‘Kabhi Jo Baadal Barse’ from ‘Jackpot’. Apart from all their past hits, they have constantly being calling this album as their best work. Considering all of this, I was pretty excited what they would produce in this album. So, let’s see whether it really is their best album, or not. 😀


1. Saanson Ko
Singer ~ Arijit Singh

A soothing flute tune welcomes us into the first track of this album. At that moment, you will get a feeling, that maybe there is some truth in whatever Sharib-Toshi were saying about this album being their best album. But remember, it’s just a feeling, and feelings can deceive — and oh, how it deceives! The positivity takes an U-turn to negativity in the first line itself. The been there, heard that feel comes to you, when Arijit starts the song. Since the rhythm and arrangements are awesome, however, all hope has not been lost at this point. However, just as Arijit started the next line, the high-pitched one that goes, “Tu mila toh khuda ka sahaaraa mil gaya”, you feel as if you have heard it somewhere, and you remember that song ‘Main Dhoondne Ko Zamaane Mein’ from the film ‘Heartless’ that we had heard earlier this year. Yes, the tune has straightaway been copy-pasted with a few edits here and there. Pity to Gaurav Dagaonkar, the original composer. Later in the antara, we hear a line that is a lift from Sharib-Toshi’s own ‘Kabhi Jo Baadal Barse’ from ‘Jackpot’, and that is when you know that this song will have just as much of a shelf life as all the other overrated typical, dull compositions these days. Composers these days, when briefed for a romantic track for such a movie, just try to make some Bhatt-ish melody and make Arijit sing it. After all, they know that the presence of Arijit in the song, is directly proportional to the number of takers for the song! 😂 Lyrics are good, but mostly the same heard-before stuff, like tu mila toh this and that happened and blah blah blah. Arrangements and technical aspects win in this song, while the composition just drawls on and on. Still, there will not be a shortage of takers and lovers of this song!

 

2. Tu Zaroori / Tu Zaroori (Male)
Singers ~ Sunidhi Chauhan & Sharib Sabri / Sharib Sabri

Whenever Sunidhi is seen in the credits, my hopes always rise, because something which is guaranteed by her singing any song is fun and excitement and lots of soul and expression. This song, after the typicality of the opening song, brings with it a fresh breeze and as it starts, we are assured that this one is going to be a lot better than the first one. It starts with dynamic yet calm (weird irony :D) rhythmic vocals by the two vocalists. The hummna haainiga hummniga haainiga rhythm which is maintained very beautifully by the two of them, is just so catchy and it immediately grasps you into the song. Sunidhi starts with a what might seem artificial voice, but later it comes to be known that she has done it to suit the composition style. The beats are also very good, and unusual for this type of romantic duet. The hookline is nicely and cutely composed, especially the double tracks of each singer, one in the other ground while the other is in the background, giving the awesomeness to the hook. The tune is also very beautiful and likeable. While Sunidhi sings with utmost expression, one feels that Sharib could’ve sung Bette than how he has; if not, at least he could’ve been replaced by a better singer, maybe K.K. The melody here too is typical, but here, it is not dull and unattractive, but instead it is catchy as well as soothing. The lyrics by Shakeel are the same thing here, too, but the nice co position has covered that up! As for the male version by Sharib alone, it fares much worse than the original. Sharib doesn’t sound comfortable in the original itself, so I wonder what the makers were thinking when they made him sing a whole male version altogether by himself! As I said earlier, K.K. would have been preferred here. A beautiful romantic song with unique beats and great arrangements! Definitely a must-listen! #5StarHotelSong!

 

3. Mareez-E-Ishq
Singer ~ Arijit Singh

Arijit comes back for another romantic song, but this time matters are a bit different. Okay, they are a lot different! The arrangements, here too, are brilliant. A spellbinding Arabic touch has been created by the composers, using pretty traditional Arabic instruments — percussion, strings, everything. The violins here are awesome, while the backing vocals going o-o-o-ho-o are just mindboggling! So is the humming in the background. The guitar strum placed geniusly after some lines, is mindblowing too. The tune of this song is also way better than ‘Saanson Ko’. The mukhda talab hai Tu…’ is the highlight of the song. The lyrics by Shakeel Azmi are better in this song, and bring out the feeling of the song. In some places, even this song might feel a bit dull, but overall, if you look at it, it’s a beautiful composition. Arijit doesn’t use the boring and drawling side of his voice, and so this song has you paying attention to it for most of its duration. The line “haath rakh de, Tu Dil pe zara”, he sings with such style and expression, making it sound so attractive and special! Another brilliant composition by Sharib-Toshi! This one, you should not miss! #5StarHotelSong!

 

4. Zid
Singer ~ Sunidhi Chauhan

It starts with a typical horror tune on a piano, followed by a sinister violin tune, played very low pitched. A rock guitar picks up the composition, and gets us intrigued immediately. As Sunidhi joins the slow and hair-rising song, you might feel goosebumps and start shivering and check around you, lest there should be any evil spirits lurking around — Oh, who am I kidding! This song is anything but goosebumps-provoking. Though Sunidhi rendition is fabulous and with the perfect expression, it fails to make a mark on you. Maybe the tune of the hookline might intrigue you for a few seconds, but not more than that, unfortunately. The arrangements, are again fantastic. I think Sharib-Toshi pay too much attention to their arrangements, so much so that sometimes, they forget to double-check whether their composition is audience-friendly. What’s more, this song has two long, long antaras, seeming unusually long mainly because of the stretched and slow pace of the song with long interludes as well. However, the tuba-ish sound in the first interlude is awesome! Tunes of the two antaras, different from each other, one being of a frightening tone, and the other in a slightly lighter tone, are not that hooking either. Apart from the great vocals and arrangements, lyrics of the song have been penned down well. Prolonged exposure of your ears to this title track, might bore you to death, so beware! By the way, it will not at all scare you, so don’t worry about that. 😜


Zid was supposed to be Sharib-Toshi’s best album, according to them at least. However, it turns out to be a pretty middling album, with two intriguing songs, and two boring and flat songs. The arrangements, however are class in each of the songs. Having top singers such as Arijit and Sunidhi will also help the album to get many buyers. It must be one of the best recorded albums of the season. If Sharib-Toshi were talking about the recording and arrangements when they said ‘our best work’, then I can understand. However, since they were talking about the songs (of course) all I can say is that the ‘zid’ of the composers backfired on them!

 

Final Rating of This Album:- सा < रे < ग < म <  < ध < नी < सां

Note:- The letter which is underlined is the final rating.

 

Which is your favourite song from Zid? Please vote for it below! 🙂

 

Next:- Rang Rasiya, Titoo MBA & Zed Plus (Three-In-One Review)

CHAAR UNGLIYAAN, EK MUTTHI!! (UNGLI – Music Review)

Music Album Details
♪ Music by:- Sachin-Jigar, Gulraj Singh, Salim-Sulaiman & Aslam Keyi
♪ Lyrics by:- Amitabh Bhattacharya, Manoj Yadav & Kumaar
♪ Music Label:- Sony Music
♪ Music Released On:- 10th November 2014
♪ Movie Releases On:- 28th November 2014

Ungli Album Cover

Ungli Album Cover

 

To hear the full songs of this album on Saavn CLICK HERE

To buy this album on iTunes CLICK HERE


Ungli is an upcoming Bollywood film, which is directed by Rensil D’Silva and produced by Karan Johar, Hiroo Yash Johar and Apoorva Mehta. It stars Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, Randeep Hooda, Neil Bhoopalam and Angad Bedi as the “Ungli Gang”. Sanjay Dutt features in a negative role. The film revolves around the Ungli Gang and how they try to teach a lesson to the corrupt government officials. It is a film, which is way different from regular Dharma Production films, and also carries a social message. Rensil, who has directed ‘Kurbaan’ and the TV series ’24’ previously, returns with this film. While Salim-Sulaiman had composed the whole soundtrack for ‘Kurbaan’, this time they get but one song, and they are joined by three other composers, namely Sachin-Jigar, Gulraj Singh (Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy’s long time assistant and also composer of ‘Dil Tutiya’ film soundtrack) and Aslam Keyi (of ‘War Chhod Na Yaar’ fame). Gulraj Singh is the lucky guy with two songs, while the others have got one song each. Normally I cringe at the idea of a multi-composer album (there are some exceptions though, the most recent being “The Shaukeens”) but this time, I could sense something special, because Karan Johar always pays very close attention to the music in his productions. So let’s see if the Ungli album lives up to the Dharma standards or whether it lowers those standards.


1. Dance Basanti
Singers ~ Vishal Dadlani & Anushka Manchanda, Music by ~ Sachin-Jigar, Lyrics by ~ Amitabh Bhattacharya

Sachin-Jigar, the talented young duo, who are fresh from the success of the ‘Happy Ending’ album, get the privilege of starting off this album with their catchy tunes. Though they couldn’t quite prove themselves in their first collaboration with Karan Johar, this time they have made sure to set that right. An addictive flute hook starts off the song, and keeps repeating throughout the song. The flute gets interrupted by the tumbi, making the song suddenly sound very Punjabi-style still retaining the catchiness. Vishal’s interventions of “dance, da da da dance” increase the grasping power of the start. The starting itself is so catchy, so naturally the whole song after that follows the footsteps of the start. Vishal, with his energetic voice, is a perfect choice for this club dance number. He carries the whole song on his shoulders. Anushka Manchanda, surprisingly has only a rap portion, but that small portion is greatly effective as well. The antara though it might not appeal to you that much on the first listen, will grow on you slowly and you will find yourself loving that part of the song. The duo has made way better songs than this in the past and also in the most recent ‘Happy Ending’, but the song works perfectly for this movie and for a Karan Johar movie, these type of songs are expected and needed, too! Lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya are something which Shabbir Ahmed can write, but only after he (Shabbir) consults a psychiatrist. 😂 Nothing philosophical was expected anyways from this song’s lyrics, so whatever. Catchy and addictive! A typical Dharma club song, which will gradually appeal to all! #5StarHotelSong!!

 

2. Pakeezah
Singer ~ Gulraj Singh, Additional Vocals By ~ Raaga Trippin (ft. Gary Misquitta, Gwen Dias, Thomson Andrews, Keshia Braganza, Alan DeSouza, Suzanne D’Mello) Arpita Mukherjee, Sashaa Tirupati, Mugdha Hasabnis, Music by ~ Gulraj Singh, Lyrics by ~ Manoj Yadav

Fascinating and unique and also unusual vocals start off this song, kinda making it sound like those Christian choirs, very beautiful and refreshing. Gulraj Singh, who was the assistant of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy for a long time, has definitely got a lot of influence from their style of composition, and that reflects in his work as well. The guitar riffs resemble Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy’s typical guitar template, yet sound fresh to the ears. The melody itself is a strong, wonderful and grasping one, with an unusual and new sound, which gets even better mostly because of the magnificent backing vocals. The composition is an instantly lovable, sweet one, with many things that appeal to you and grab your attention. Firstly, as I said, the guitars are one of the main attractions after the backing vocals, and they give a nice rhythm to the song. Then come the flutes, and oh! What can I possibly say about them? They are so calming and soothing, that even Ankit Tiwari’s flute usage (he uses them brilliantly whenever he does, and no offense to him) seems ordinary in front of them! The sargam by the backing vocalists in the interlude, is not an ordinary one, and it has wonderful church choir touches. That whole part reminded me of brilliant genius Rahman compositions that just take your breath away! The antara has such a sweet, catchy and distinctive tune, that I liked it the most out of the whole song. Another great part is the hookline, “ishq tera mera rab se zyada…” which is also very catchy. Lyrics by Manoj Yadav are very beautiful as well, and I don’t remember him impressing that much before this song. This song makes you wonder why Gulraj Singh isn’t getting many, many more songs! A sweet, romantic composition which leaves you spellbound! A must-listen! #5StarHotelSong!!

 

3. Aadarniya Ungli
Singers ~ Vishal Dadlani & Neeti Mohan, Additional Vocals By ~ Benny Dayal, Gulraj Singh, Aditi Paul & Pinky Maidasani, Music by ~ Gulraj Singh, Lyrics by ~ Manoj Yadav

Well, the film revolves around corruption in the government offices, so one expects at least one satirical song, right? This expectation is met with the next song on the album, which Gulraj gets to compose. Techno sounds interlaced with catchy and unusual voices singing ungilingilingali give a booming start to the song. Vishal Dadlani, in his regular enthusiastic way of singing, starts well with a strong control over his vocals, knowing when and how to modulate them to give a great effect. The backing vocals in this song, again, are commendable and Gulraj Singh has used them just as good as in his former song, this time in a different genre so more bubbly and perky voices. Aditi Paul, Benny Dayal, Pinky Maidasani and the composer himself get the credit for those awesome voices. The aiyo’s and na-na-nana-nana’s and baba ri Baba’s are the main attractions of the backing chorus. Not to mention the cool “at your service” part! The arrangements add to the quirkiness and liveliness of the song. The rock guitars provide the most energy, and here too, the sitar pops in (it seems to be a featured instruments in the month of November! ‘Kill/Dil’, ‘The Shaukeens’ and now this!) and does a great job to add to the excitement. Neeti Mohan has a very small part which she sings well, but it would have been better if she would have got more space in the song. The lyrics by Manoj Yadav highlight the corrupt practices going on in the government nowadays. The reference to the middle finger as middle bai is hilarious! 😃 The state that the country is in nowadays, Manoj has perfectly described it through the lyrics, also covering the theme of the movie at the same time. Something unusual, but still very catchy, and ultimately a very innovative experiment by Gulraj! Well, I guess that’ll be another #5StarHotelSong!!

 

4. Auliya
Singer ~ Armaan Malik, Music by ~ Salim-Sulaiman, Lyrics by ~ Amitabh Bhattacharya

What do you do when you’re stuck in a problem, not knowing what to do next, not sure of what will happen next? Most people just sit there and keep worrying, while the others try to find a path to the solution, usually by praying to God. Well, Amitabh Bhattacharya has written this song exactly based on this situation which everyone has surely faced sometime or the other. Salim-Sulaiman, who don’t compose that much these days (the last  time their compositions were heard was in ‘Mardaani’) have composed a beautiful, soulful melody to Amitabh’s lyrics, and let me tell you, it is a very, very emotional and divine, yet modernly composed song. Armaan Malik, has sung good, but I think there would have been more soul in the song, if Salim himself had sung it. The arrangements, though minimal, are top-notch and go with the mood of the song. The guitars calm you, the piano soothes you, while Armaan’s makes you feel blessed. The song, unfortunately, lasts for a short duration of three and a half minutes only. This song wouldn’t be one of Salim-Sulaiman’s best, but it surely does leave a mark on you, which lasts for pretty long. The backing vocals, which I guess are Salim-Sulaiman themselves have a very beautiful effect on the song, and if they weren’t there, I doubt whether even half the effect would have been observed in those places. Another must-listen track on the soundtrack! Salim-Sulaiman do what they’re best at again! #5StarHotelSong!

 

5. Ungli Pe Nachalein
Singers ~ Dev Negi & Shipra Goyal, Music by ~ Aslam Keyi, Lyrics by ~ Kumaar

Another upbeat track, well, this time composed by the last composer left, Aslam Keyi. I had not thought much of his debut album, ‘War Chhod Na Yaar’, and had only liked one song, ‘Main Jaagun Aksar’ from that movie. However, since all the songs of this album were getting unfolded one after the other and each one was awesome, I considered a bit and expected something good from him too. However, he disappointed compared to the others. He has given a very average track, full of Punjabi dance track typicality, and also the irritating Mika-ish voice which Dev Negi has sung in. Shipra undergoes a transformation from her ‘Ishq Bulaava’ performance, and here she sings a dance track, that also very well. Her part, actually is the most appealing for me. So apparently, she is versatile, at least we got to know that much because of this song. The hookline is very heard-before and typical, nothing fresh and nothing to applaud, either. Towards the end the tempo increases, not giving any different effect whatsoever. The arrangements are done well, but it doesn’t matter here, as the main part, that is the composition and vocals itself are weak. The lyrics are like that of an item song, of course they aren’t good. After that cracker of a soundtrack, this one could rightly be called as last and also the least! Aslam disappoints!


Ungli is another multi composer album, just like ‘Yaariyan’, ‘Samrat & Co.’ and ‘The Shaukeens’, in which, inspite of there being a horde of different composers with different specialities altogether, all the composers have come together as one, and provided us with an enjoyable and memorable album. They are like four fingers (little finger, ring finger, index finger and thumb) of a fist, which contribute to make up the fist. Of course one of them has to be shorter and seem worthless (little finger) while one has to be most important (thumb), which would, in this case, be Aslam Keyi and Gulraj Singh respectively. The index and ring fingers, would be Salim-Sulaiman and Sachin-Jigar, both equally effective. As for the remaining one finger, if you insist on knowing about it, it has got to be the producer as he has had a very great impact on all of his albums and always pays attention to the music of his films, as shows here as well. Karan Johar has succeeded with the multi composer business finally, after that failure of an album with ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’! An album made worthwhile only because of the producer, who has chosen talented composers, who have tries their best to live up to the expectations! 

 

Final Rating for This Album:- सा < रे < ग < म < प < ध < नी < सां 

Note:- The letter which is underlined is the final rating.

 

Which is your favorite song from Ungli? Please vote for it below! 😊

 

Next “dish”:- Zid, Chefs:- Sharib-Toshi

‘SHAUKEEN’GLY GREAT SOUNDTRACK!! (THE SHAUKEENS – Music Review)

Music Album Details
♪ Music by:- Yo Yo Honey Singh, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Hard Kaur & Vikram Nagi
♪ Lyrics by:- Sahil Kaushal (Lil Golu), Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Siddharth Banerjee, Shabbir Ahmed & Vikram Nagi
♪ Music Label:- Zee Music Company
♪ Music Released On:- 21st October 2014
♪ Movie Released On:- 7th November 2014

The Shaukeens Album Cover

The Shaukeens Album Cover

 

To hear the full songs of this album on Hungama CLICK HERE

To buy this album on iTunes CLICK HERE


The Shaukeens is a Bollywood comedy film, starring Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor, Piyush Mishra and Lisa Haydon in lead roles with Akshay Kumar featuring in a cameo, playing himself! The film is directed by Abhishek Sharma and produced by Ashvin Varde, Murad Khetani and Akshay Kumar. It is a remake of the 1982 film ‘Shaukeen’. The music of the film is composed by Yo Yo Honey Singh, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Hard Kaur & Vikram Nagi. This triggered a sense of eagerness in me and I was waiting for the songs for a long time. Akshay Kumar always extracts the best out of Honey Singh, and Arko and Hard Kaur have been doing great since they entered Bollywood. It is Vikram’s debut album and one expects a lot from him as well. So let’s see, whether this quartet of composers have delivered as per expectations, exceeded them or missed them! 😀


1. Alcoholic
Singer ~ Yo Yo Honey Singh, Music by ~ Yo Yo Honey Singh, Lyrics by ~ Sahil Kaushal (Lil Golu)

Seeing the name itself, you can instantly guess that this sing is by ‘aapka apna Yo Yo Honey Singhaaaaa!!’ But if you play it, you would never believe your ears. For the first time, Yo Yo has composed a tune unlike his typical useless tunes, a tune which is not loud, not irritating (which is a great feat accomplished by him!), and something that is catchy. (Everything he composes is catchy actually 😛 But it is more often than not ridiculous) However, this time the tune isn’t ridiculous. The tune is fresh and something different from regular Yo Yo tunes (read “Aata Majhi Satakli”, “Lungi Dance”, “Party All Night”, “Chaar Botal Vodka” and “Party With Bhoothnath” 😂) However, even if the tune is as novel as Yo Yo has got in party songs, the lyrics are the same old garbage. They’re not even by Yo Yo himself, but by Lil Golu, who seems to have become Honey Singh’s inseparable partner-in-making-people’s-ears-burst 😜 He has written any stupid lyrics, and shame on him if he thinks the public is going to tolerate them (half of the public have already tolerated the lyrics, but thankfully, sensible people still exist who hate such lyrics.) The arrangements are softer than previous Yo Yo songs, but seriously they are not up to the mark. They will grasp your attention for some time, but will get boring as the song progresses. The booming bass beats, however, are nice. I mean, Pritam has composed so many of such songs, with way better arrangements, and of course way better lyrics. 😃 This one is better for the party-lovers and club-goers. Nice tune, groovy beats but lyrics could have been way better. Save it for the screen!

 

2. Meherbani
Singer ~ Jubin Nautiyal, Music by ~ Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Lyrics by ~ Arko Pravo Mukherjee

Serene piano notes start off this beautiful romantic track, and Jubin, in his second Bollywood outing, starts singing it in a very Nikhil D’Souza type voice. Arko has created a wonderful melody that will make you feel special and unique. After the superb ‘Dildar’ from ‘Tamanchey’, which was more of a rustic melody, Arko has proved himself once more this year with this urban-type romantic song. The arrangements, despite being very soft and minimal, will nevertheless carry you away! The amazing piano chords in the background will keep you hooked to the song. The guitar has been added geniusly in places. The beats are groovy as well as calming, and they will give you delight as you hear the sublime melody. The first two stanzas are the same, but it’s the third which does the trick and emerges as the winner. The tune of that particular stanza has stayed with me ever since this song released. The lyrics by Arko himself are quite pretty as well. It is about a boy comparing himself to his lover, sounding pretty guilty at places (“dildaar tu, khudgarz main”) He’s thanking his lover for all she has done for him, and for making him improve in personality. So, there’s a tick on the list beside “GOOD LYRICS”. 😊 As for Jubin, what to say! He’s exceptional even in his second song! I just hope he gets more and more recognition as the days pass, and we can soon see him singing for bigger composers! A sweet, breezy romantic melody, which will steal your heart with its beautiful composition, arrangements, lyrics and exceptional vocals! #5StarHotelSong!!

 

3. Manali Trance
Singers ~ Yo Yo Honey Singh/Lil Golu & Neha Kakkar, Music by ~ Yo Yo Honey Singh, Lyrics by ~ Sahil Kaushal (Lil Golu)

Starting with a very addictive hum by Neha, this song will transport you in a different space altogether. And now you must be thinking it is a romantic song, cause usually romantic songs do that. But this isn’t a romantic song, nor is it a typical Yo Yo Honey Singh stupidity show. Yo Yo has gotten the privilege to introduce trance into Bollywood music. Well, I have to say, he has done an unbelievably exceptional job! The beats are so addictive, it makes you want to groove to the music. Trance and EDM have been used very effectively by Yo Yo. Neha’s rendition is amazing as well, and she sings each and every line with the required ‘intoxicated’ expressions. Her voice is unique and stands out amongst all those loud techno sounds (which are loud but awesome!) The male singer, who is credited as Yo Yo somewhere and Lil Golu elsewhere, does not sing perfectly, but I guess that was intentional. The lyrics don’t really matter in this song, as there is no scope for superb award-winning lyrics anyways. The Afro percussion beats are the highlight of the track, and will surely appeal to you! Who would ever have expected Yo Yo to carry out this responsibility of introducing trance music to Bollywood so well!? I’m very much impressed by his performance here! Right from Neha’s addictive humming, to the awesome beats and the catch composition, this track is a treat to the ears, and on top of that, since it is coming from Honey Singh, the surprise increases a lot! #5StarHotelSong!

 

4. Aashiq Mizaaj
Singer ~ Aman Trikha, Music by ~ Hard Kaur, Lyrics by ~ Siddharth Banerjee

The claps and the negligible female vocals at the start do not engage you immediately, but what follows will surely do the job! From Himesh Reshammiya’s camp, Aman Trikha renders this catchy composition with fun and liveliness. Hard Kaur, who we last heard composing in ‘O Teri’ to produce an awesome folkish satirical song, returns with a bang and composes yet another very catchy and vibrant song. The beats used are mainly techno sounds, and nothing else. Aman Trikha is the highlight here; he carries the song on his shoulders with his flamboyant vocals. The hookline is pretty catchy. The lyrics by Siddharth Banerjee are only a bit humorous, but go well with the mood of the song, and Aman’s delivery of the song makes the lyrics sound more funny than they should. The techno sounds which play in the background in the hookline, are worth hearing, though they are different in the promo video which plays on TV. 😂 There’s nothing much more to say about the song, except do give it a try! Catchy! #5StarHotelSong!

 

5. Ishq Kutta Hai
Singer ~ Mika Singh, Music by ~ Vikram Nagi, Lyrics by ~ Shabbir Ahmed

Well, I’m tired of Mika. My facial expression while pressing the play button for this song was plain, but as the song progressed, it became more and more unplain. 😝 The newcomer, Vikram Nagi, has composed an impressive rock track, with Mika at the vocals department. Mika delivers the song brilliantly, and the tune which he sings is also quite catchy. Vikram has composed a rather ‘angry’ tune which is at the same time catchy. The arrangements are typical rock arrangements, at least I thought so at first. But when the sitar made an entry in unexpected places, I was shocked as well as impressed. The use of sitar in a rock song was a pretty stunning idea to me. The song has three Antaras, and side it is written by Shabbir Ahmed, I was pretty reluctant to sit through and hear it thrice while reviewing, but when I paid close attention to the lyrics, they sounded pretty good as compared to Shabbir Ahmed’s standards (which you will get to know in my music review of ‘Humshakals’, ‘The Xposé’ and ‘Kick’) He has compared love to a dog, and though it isn’t a novel idea, it still proves to be a pretty engaging set of words, when put together with a wonderful rock composition. Impressive debut by Vikram, good vocals by Mika, and better lyrics (not Great!) by Shabbir Ahmed! Watch out for that awesome sitar interlude! #5StarHotelSong!

 

6. Lonely
Singer ~ Anu Malik, Music by ~ Vikram Nagi, Lyrics by ~ Vikram Nagi

After ‘Ishq Kutta Hai’, Vikram Nagi impressed us with yet another great composition, this time sad. The soft piano arrangements are very calming, and the chipmunk-ish voice provides comic effect. The lyrics are also meant to be humorous. But, let me be truthful to you and warn you before any harm is done — this song is sung “wonderfully” by Anu Malik! His Tarzan-ish voice is enough for Himesh haters to start loving Himesh’s voice. So, with such an exceptional composition, Vikram Nagi could only think of Anu Malik to croon this song??? I mean, Annu Kapoor, the famous Antakshari host, is in your cast, man! Why didn’t you choose him? Or else, why not Himesh? He would have sung a thousand times better than Anu Malik! Here the choice of singer spoils everything!


The Shaukeens is one of the better-faring multicomposer albums of recent times. Each composer has done well, Vikram Nagi debuts impressively, Hard Kaur, who composes very rarely, provides a nice catchy track, and Arko gives us a beautiful romantic track. But the most surprising is humaara apna Yo Yo Honey Singh, who has evolved so, so much, with the first trance song of Bollywood! Kudos to him! I’ve noticed he gives his best in Akshay Kumar starter films… 😝 The Shaukeens is an album that is enjoyable to the core, with occasional disturbances here and there, but overall…ENJOY!

 

Final Rating for This Album:- सा < रे < ग < म < प < नी < सां

Note:- The letter which is underlined is the final rating.

 

Which is your favorite song from The Shaukeens? Please vote for it below! 🙂

 

Next “dish”:- Ungli, Chefs:- Sachin-Jigar, Gulraj Singh, Salim-Sulaiman & Aslam Keyi

KHAMMA GHANI TO ALL TRUE MUSIC LOVERS!! (HAPPY ENDING – Music Review)

Music Album Details
♪ Music by:- Sachin-Jigar
♪ Lyrics by:- Amitabh Bhattacharya, Ashish Pandit & Priya Saraiya
♪ Music Label:- Eros Music
♪ Music Released On:- 22nd October 2014
♪ Movie Releases On:- 21st November 2014

Happy Ending Album Cover

Happy Ending Album Cover

 

To hear the full songs of this album on Saavn CLICK HERE

To buy this album on iTunes CLICK HERE


Happy Ending is an upcoming Bollywood comedy film, which is being promoted as ‘a comedy about romantic comedies’. The film has been directed by director duo Raj Nidimoru & Krishna D.K. and produced by Saif Ali Khan, Dinesh Vijan and Sunil Lulla. The film stars Saif Ali Khan, Ileana D’Cruz, Kalki Koechlin and Govinda in lead roles, with Saif in a double role. (The second one is like Pritam!! :D) Last year Raj & DK came up with a Zom-Com ‘Go Goa Gone’, which had awesome experimental music by Sachin-Jigar. So, it was natural, that they would stick to their favorites (worked with them in ‘Shor In The City’ as well) and this film also has music by the talented young duo. 🙂 This year wasn’t as great for the duo as was last year. The single from ‘Finding Fanny’ remains their best of the year so far. Let’s see if this changes with this album! 😀


1. Paaji Tussi Such A Pussy Cat
Singers ~ Amitabh Bhattacharya, Divya Kumar & Jigar Saraiya, Lyrics by ~ Amitabh Bhattacharya

The rhythmic and catchy humming with which the first song starts, instantly makes you leave all work and concentrate on the song. The dynamic hums are one of a kind and I’ve never heard something of that kind in Bollywood music. Amitabh Bhattacharya opens the song in his nasal voice, which does provide loads of comic effect. The rhythmic humming continues in the background, and that’s what makes the song sound like a genius composition. The hookline is one of the catchiest ones of the year. The way Amitabh says the ‘caaaaaaaat’ and ‘braaaaaaat’ etc, is just too funny and also very nicely placed. The sound effects by Sachin-Jigar are, as usual, top-class. Small things like the female chorus singing chikachikchik attract our attention and at that time, we can’t help but appreciate the geniusness and talent of Sachin-Jigar! The last antara is at a different, slower pace, and yet it doesn’t create any disturbance whatsoever. The whistles which the duo has added are awesome! One more genius part of the song is the vocals of Jigar in the background, constantly singing something or the other, like ‘Oh tussi’ after each of Amitabh’s lines. Divya Kumar makes an entry towards the end, and with his folk-sy vocals, gives the song a dynamic ending with a big bang. His soprano bit at the end is really worth hearing! Jigar interrupts (I actually liked his interruptions, however!) in between Divya’s parts too, singing some gibberish that sounds awesome and also that ‘paaji paaji paaji’ bit. And also, do not move to the next song without hearing the cute meow! at the end! The lyrics by Amitabh are quite funny, too! Take this line, “bad luck ne diya tohfa, khol ke ho gaya khush” or “aake apne hi chakravyuh mein, beta Abhimanyu Tu phansa”. There are plenty more funny lines! You must have heard this one already, but still, I’ll tell you that it is one of the catchiest songs of the year! A must-listen and another successful innovative and unusual attempt by Sachin-Jigar! #5StarHotelSong!

 

2. G Phaad Ke
Singers ~ Divya Kumar & Shefali Alvares, Lyrics by ~ Ashish Pandit

A techno sound starts the next song, followed by a catchy rap by an uncredited guy. This is another song, which has a catchy hookline, and everything around the hookline is also equally catchy. Divya Kumar was an unusual choice for this club song, but he has fit in well with the club feel, and Sachin-Jigar have used his voice very well, to suit the composition. The arrangements mostly consist of techno elements, but the techno elements have also been used so awesomely, which makes this track stand out amongst other regular club songs by unknown people nowadays. Shefali, who seems to only sing in these kind of songs strictly, does well in her part. She also sings in places around Divya’s voice throughout the song. The aaha’s in the song, which I don’t know whether she has sung or not, have been brilliantly placed and sound great. The “hillll Ke naacho” part is mindblowing! The lyrics by Ashish Pandit are purely for comedic effect, and they do their work. Unless you see the spelling of the song, you would not get the humour. That’s pretty smart (and also evil 😂). The small percussion beats which Sachin-Jigar have added in the song are very catchy. It has “CATCHY” written all over it! So naacho saare g phaad ke! #5StarHotelSong!!

 

3. Jaise Mera Tu
Singers ~ Arijit Singh & Priya Panchal, Lyrics by ~ Priya Panchal

This song is the Hindi remake of Sachin-Jigar’s Telugu song ‘Meher Meher’ from ‘D For Dopidi’ which was a Raj & Dk production. Cute guitar riffs start off the song, and then Priya’s beautiful voice takes over to sing a fascinating mukhda. It is awesome how she changes her voice to suit the crazy songs like ‘Johnny Johnny’ or ‘Maa Ka Phone’ to the songs like ‘Gulabi’ or this one. This song also marks the first song of Arijit Singh for Sachin-Jigar. I was always hoping for a beautiful romantic song by Arijit composed by them. The composition is very refreshing, just like ‘Khushamdeed’ from ‘Go Goa Gone’. It is one that can lift your spirits, a breezy and light, cute melody. The harmony between Arijit and Priya is awesome, and it is accentuated by the magical harmonium bits in between. The antara is not too different from the mukhda, yet gives a relaxing feeling. The lyrics by Priya are very beautiful and romantic. When Arijit enters the song, he brings in with him a whole new beautiful and magical ambience. The hookline is so catchy, even though it sounds heard before. When Arijit sings, ‘aise tera main’, the percussion behind him is awesome. Such small details Sachin-Jigar have given attention to, and that is why they have been successful in making this song so beautiful and attractive. One of the better-composed romantic songs of the season! Nothing innovative, but very refreshing! And the breathtaking harmonium! #5StarHotelSong!

 

4. Khamma Ghani
Singers ~ Papon, Smita Jain & Vidhi Mehta, Lyrics by ~ Amitabh Bhattacharya

Time for some emotional stuff! The next song is a kind of sad song, which confuses you and makes you think whether it is a sad song, or a happy romantic one! Guitars kick off this track too, and pave the way for Papon’s Mohit-esque vocals. Papon’s rendition is enchanting, and he succeeds to put the right emotions in the song. Amitabh has introduced yet another unusual term in Bollywood music — ‘Khamma Ghani’ which is a Rajasthani expression for greeting, meaning either ‘welcome’ or ‘sorry’. (In the title of my post, I’ve used the former meaning, and so has Amitabh in the song) The hookline reminds you of one of Sachin-Jigar’s best and most famous works, ‘Saibo’ from ‘Shor In The City’. The female chorus of Smita Jain and Vidhi Mehta sound beautiful as a complement to Papon. The lyrics have been written in a very touching way, and that emotion has been emphasized by the extremely brilliant composition by Sachin-Jigar. The lyrics of the antara are especially very nice and touching. Plus, the words saza yafta have been used so incredibly geniusly by Amitabh! “Hai dil mera saza yafta!” What a comparison! The drums in the hookline have been utilized in a great way. The guitar interlude is worth hearing and the tune of the antara which follows is just spellbinding! Towards the end a Rajasthani folk-osh voice can be heard, which I doubt is of Papon, but whoever sang it has done it so well, that it is a pity he’s not credited. If it is Papon, however, I just have to give him a standing ovation! Very touching, emotional composition and lyrics, and a heartrending rendition by Papon and the female chorus! #5StarHotelSong!

 

5. Mileya Mileya
Singers ~ Rekha Bhardwaj, Jigar Saraiya & Priya Andrews, Lyrics by ~ Priya Panchal

Sometimes a song makes you so speechless, that you cannot classify it into any specific category, romantic, sad etc. It becomes a special song close to your heart. This is exactly what this song has done to me. It is an upbeat yet very melodious and emotional composition, which has equally touching lyrics by Priya Panchal. The three singers, Jigar, newcomer Priya Andrews, and the wonderful Rekha Bhardwaj, have harmonized with each other very well, and create a beautiful atmosphere. Priya’s soft vocals, Rekha’s rustic voice and Jigar’s highly autotuned yet pleasant voice sound awesome together. Though Rekha seems like an unusual choice, but she’s the one who puts all the class into the song. The arrangements are brilliant as well. Special mention has to be made of the exceptional saxophone played by Shirish Malhotra both in the interlude and the conclusion. The distribution of lines has been done perfectly and the lines which Rekha has got, are the best in the song! Priya’s beautiful lyrics come to life with the three singers’ exceptional rendition. All the lines of the song have been geniusly written and I can tell that Priya has evolved a lot as a lyricist since her ‘Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya’ and ‘Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story’ days. The hookline has been written very very beautifully. Beautiful vocals, arrangements, composition and the best lyrics! #5StarHotelSong!

 

6. Haseena Tu Kameena Mein
Singers ~ Rahul Pandey, Shruti Pathak & Siddharth Basrur, Lyrics by ~ Amitabh Bhattacharya

The ending song to this great album is just as great and catchy as the other upbeat songs of the album. Rahul Pandey debuts with this song, and he has sung great, slightly resembling Ash King or Nikhil D’Souza in places. The catchy and quirky arrangements definitely grasp your attention. It is slightly resemblant of ‘Dil Duffer’ from ‘Gori Tere Pyaar Mein’, and ‘Daaru Desi’ from ‘Cocktail’. The tune is very refreshing and makes for a very fun listen. The sounds in the background are probably produced by beatboxing. The snaps, whistles and other attraction add to the catchiness. It seems like Sachin-Jigar have the recipe for catchy hit songs kept somewhere in a secret cupboard to which they refer each time they get a brief for an upbeat song! 😂 They are experts at this stuff! The lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya are very amusing as well. The antaras have an awesome tune, and the ‘don’t you know don’t you know’ is just awesome! Shruti and Rahul have awesome chemistry and sound well singing with each other. Siddharth has been kept mostly in the background. A catchy song which makes for a very fun listen! Has been made very geniusly! Refreshing! #5StarHotelSong!


Happy Ending is an album which… Well, which redefines a rom-com album! Sachin-Jigar have provided exceptional music to this romantic comedy, and Raj & DK, Saif Ali Khan and Dinesh Vijan have done a great job in choosing the songs! Three upbeat and three melodious songs makes the album well-balanced and one that would stay with you for a very long time! It is one of the best albums of the year! That’s why I would like to invite all true music lovers to enjoy this album by saying, Khamma Ghani, aao aur yeh album suno!

 

Final Rating for This Album:- सा < रे < ग < म < प < ध < नी < सां

Note:- The letter which is underlined is the final rating.

 

Which is your favourite song from Happy Ending? Please vote for it below! 🙂

 

Next “dish”:- The Shaukeens, Chefs:- Yo Yo Honey Singh, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Hard Kaur & Vikram Nagi

THE PANCHRATNA HAVE KILLED DIL YET AGAIN!! (KILL/DIL – Music Review)

Music Album Details
♪ Music by:- Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
♪ Lyrics by:- Gulzar
♪ Music Label:- YRF Music
♪ Music Released On:- 9th October 2014
♪ Movie Releases On:- 14th November 2014

Kill/Dil Album Cover

Kill/Dil Album Cover

 

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Kill/Dil is an upcoming Bollywood action film, directed by Shaad Ali, and produced by Aditya Chopra. It stars Ranveer Singh, Ali Zafar, Parineeti Chopra and Govinda in the lead roles. The film is the story of Dev (Ranveer) and Tutu (Ali Zafar) who were nurtured by Bhaiyaji (Govinda) who trained them to be killers. The film follows the Western Spaghetti genre with a classic Desi twist to it. The music is composed by Shaad Ali’s regulars (his last two films had music by them), Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. This year, they had given a soundtrack full of variety for ‘2 States’, and I expected a LOT from them, because a) They are back in Bollywood and are here to stay forever now (I hope!) and b) because when it is Shaad Ali plus them, there is no doubt that the music will be mind-blowing! Lyrics are by Gulzar, who had written for Shaad in ‘Saathiya’, ‘Bunty Aur Babli’, and ‘Jhoom Barabar Jhoom’ as well. So, read on to find out how good the music of ‘Kill/Dil’ is! 🙂


1. Kill Dil
Singers ~ Sonu Nigam, Shankar Mahadevan & Gulzar

Gulzar kicks off the title track, with not such a BANG! as expected, but with some lines in shaayari form which I frankly found rather irritating (I know I shouldn’t be starting off the review to a Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy-Gulzar-Shaad Ali collaboration like this, but trust me, this chap is gonna come and irritate many more times in the album, so I’ll just tell you that you can edit out his portions at the start of the song for each song). But what follows is so wonderful and awesome, that I can very well ignore the irritation (and that goes for all the other songs which he speaks in as well 😂) Okay, back to the song. The song has been composed in a purely Western classic style, complete with the grand instrumentations and all. Starting with the brass horns, it really grabs your attention, and the waau waau sounds that follow help to keep you literally hooked to the song. The whistling, drums, guitar, all just increase the likability of the song. Once Shankar kicks in with his heavy vocals, everything gets even better, and when Sonu with his smooth and silky voice enters, awesomeness is at its peak! The high notes are very easily touched by both singers, and they complement each other very well! The hookline is one of the catchiest title song hooks of recent times. If you thought ‘Bang Bang Title Track’ was awesome, then you’re in for a better surprise with this track. The antara has an awesome tune as well, somewhat resembling the 80s sound of Bollywood. Again, high notes are touched with utmost ease in the antara. Well, I think I’ve said enough! This title track is one of the best in recent times, and best sung as well! Try it out for further information! However I can give you one more clue: #5StarHotelSong!!

 

2. Happy Budday
Singers ~ Sukhwinder Singh & Shankar Mahadevan

The name being the desi Punjabi variant of ‘Happy Birthday’, one would expect a lot of weirdness and craziness in this track. It starts with the drone of a tanpura, which was not at all expected going by the name of the song. Also, the sitar has also been used in the first one minute of the song, and in that one minute, I decided that this song is something different! It is one of those songs that grow on you more and more each time you hear them. The tune is very catchy, and the arrangements have been done very innovatively, with the use of sitar in every little unexpected place. The tinak dhin vocals in the background grab your attention instantly. The hookline is also very catchy. Though the song does not have any meaning if you consider it as a birthday song, it instead comes across as a romantic dance song. The lyrics are humorous though! Sukhwinder has sung flawlessly–these type of songs come to him naturally, it seems. Though he doesn’t pronounce ‘birthday’ as ‘budday’, but rather something like ‘birdday’! 😂 Shankar has a negligible part in the background, with some raps. The dhols in the hookline are brilliantly placed, and so is the brass trumpet which plays in the hookline! I keep replaying the song to hear that trumpet piece! Again, a beautiful interlude is witnessed in the song, and the antara is again very unusual yet sounds great! The last time the hookline is repeated, a wonderful, to-die-for type sitar piece can be heard! This fusion deserves a hats-off Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy triumph in a genre which very rarely gives scope for something new and something different! Don’t miss this one either! Definitely another #5StarHotelSong!!

 

3. Sajde
Singers ~ Arijit Singh, Nihira Joshi-Deshpande & Gulzar

You are free to edit out the first thirteen seconds (yeah, it’s the lines narrated by Gulzar) but only if they get TOO irritating, because believe me, you have no idea what’s in store for you! Remember ‘Mast Magan’ from ‘2 States’? Well, it created history (yeah, I know its only been like eight months, but still, let’s follow convention and say these stupid things, okay? 😝) when it released, and it was also the first Bollywood song that Arijit had sung for this rocking trio. In their next album itself, he got a chance to prove himself to them even more, with this very song. Okay, let’s get back to Arijit later, because I always have so much to write for him, so let’s save it for the end. Well, this track, starts with a beautiful Punjabi couplet written by none other than Gulzar and sung very dynamically by Arijit, followed by soothing aalaaps by Nihira, who had sung for Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy in ‘Bunty Aur Babli’ and ‘Salaam-E-Ishq’ as well. The composition is a fusion of classical and rock music, and you guys knows how much I love semi-classical melodies! They’re my favourite after..well, after classical melodies! 😜 The sound of water dripping is just brilliant! The guitar plucks sound awesome, too! The tune of the song is brilliant, and it is something that is instantly likeable. Nihira does a decent job, but I would have preferred Chinmayi to sing this song. The rock guitar is one of the main attractions of this song, and so is the awesome way that the drums have been played. The violins have been used very grandly, and the tablas are just waah! When Arijit repeats the lines which Gulzar says at the start, but this time with a tune, they seem to jump to life, all because of his attractive voice. The lyrics of the song are beautiful, and that was expected from Gulzar! Now, let’s move on to Arijit. “Yay!” is what all the girls must be shouting 😝 He has surpassed all his previous songs (except “Laal Ishq” from “Ram-Leela”, that is just DIVINE!) with this song, and sings with exceptional beauty and ease. The hookline is fully dependent on his energetic and dynamic vocals. And he delivers exactly what is needed. He seems to be the perfect choice for this song. The rhythm of the song is so beautiful and it is so hard to sing, that Arijit and Nihira deserve a standing ovation, a kya baat, kya baat Mithun-da style, and what not! They have done exceptionally well! Of course, half the credit goes to the trio and the lyricist, for creating such a spellbinding melody to some beautiful lines and infusing it with such wonderful fusion. Time to fall in love with Arijit’s voice yet again! A must-listen; one of Arijit’s best performances, and PERFECT composition, lyrics and arrangements! What more could you ask for!? #5StarHotelSong!!

 

4. Bol Beliya
Singers ~ Siddharth Mahadevan, Sunidhi Chauhan & Shankar Mahadevan

Starting with a dynamic drumroll and old-fashioned 80s trumpet fanfare, the mood switches to a very dark and sinister one with this next track on the soundtrack. Siddharth starts with the required punch and dynamics. He seems to be always getting songs in which he has to shout at the top of his lungs! Time to hear him in a romantic track now! Anyways, the song is full of groovy rhythmic beats and dynamic percussion. The two lead vocalists are both vocal powerhouses, and they both perform very well, and take the song to a different level. The very catchy ‘bol beliya’ vocals in the background, probably by Shankar, sound awesome! In places, it sounds a lot like ‘Hulla Re’ from ‘2 States’, but still sounds awesome. The characteristic sinister tone that the song carries is very intriguing. The other interesting part to this song is that it has to be used in two different places and two different situations, but it still makes sense if heard as a separate song. Kudos to Gulzar for achieving this! Sunidhi is the queen of such songs, and she sings both the high and low pitched parts wonderfully. The two singers complement each other perfectly. The dhols which have been used provide an awesome groovy beat to the song, and they reflect the signature style of the trio. One of the catchiest, scariest (okay, I don’t mean ‘Paranormal Activity’ type scary 😝) songs of the year! Great performance by the singers! #5StarHotelSong!

 

5. Sweeta
Singer ~ Adnan Sami

Before starting about this song, let me ask one single question to Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Shaad Ali. Why, oh why did you have to make this sweeeeeet track so short?? I demand the answer! 😜 Yes, this beautiful song is just two minutes long! 😞 So I’ll review it however I can for such a small track. But even though it is so small, I have so much to say about it (relatively). Adnan Sami, of whom we haven’t heard much these days, croons this one flawlessly. The brilliant Italian style melody has been decorated with wonderful accordion and violin instrumentations and mindblowing percussion, most probably the bongo-congo drums. Again, the retro style is observed in this song as well. The strings and Adnan’s vocals are the main attraction in this song. His silky voice just suits the composition perfectly well. The lyrics by Gulzar are quirky and not ordinary, but funny. It is a short track with two stanzas having the same tune, and I wish Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy had made it longer, so we could enjoy it even more. Because now the listener’s situation is like cherish it till it lasts! Nevertheless it deserves to be a #5StarHotelSong!

 

6. Daiyya Maiyya
Singers ~ Udit Narayan, Shankar Mahadevan, Jaaved Jaaferi & Rasika Chandrashekhar

Well, it starts in a rather impressive Qawwali manner, and immediately grasps your attention, and everything going fine. Brass horns followed by beautiful tabla beats sound awesome as a start. Then an impressive harmonium tune after which we hear Udit Narayan singing some Qawwali lines, accompanied by Shankar Mahadevan. All is going perfectly fine, until some utterly ridiculous auto-tuned Udit Narayan’s voice takes over to sing a totally unimpressive and unfitting hookline,which is totally devoid of any catchiness or sensibility whatsoever. I couldn’t believe it was by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy at all! What an abrupt turn in the tune of the song! Plus, it sounds like a line from ‘Maahi Ve’ from ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’. Jaaved Jaaferi (I don’t know why he has been pulled in, when they have a perfect rapper in Ranveer Singh himself) utters even more stupid rap, and then the title track, features in this song after the rap, and it has also been spoilt; they have destroyed it completely! A little temporary relief is brought by Rasika Chandrashekhar. She doesn’t do that good a job, either, but her part has a likebale tune. Her nasal voice is supposed to humorous, and it works a bit. By the way, just for your information, her voice has been disturbingly auto-tuned as well. :/ The main attraction of this song, however, has to be the lyrics by Gulzar, which provide at least some, if not a lot of, comic relief. The only unsatisfactory track in this album. Still, do hear it for the weirdness!

 

7. Baawra
Singers ~ Shankar Mahadevan, Nihira Joshi-Deshpande, Gulzar & Loy Mendonsa

Again, Gulzar starts with some lines, but in this song, his lines suit the ambience and he, contrary to irritating like the first songs, helps to gain interest in the starting of the song. It is a very unusual sad composition, and Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have succeeded in making a beautiful and emotional one, at that. The piano notes at the start which diminish and fade away are just magical. Also worth mentioning is the touch of rock that the trio has infused into this semi-classical melody. Shankar, is as his best in such songs, and he probes once again that he is the king of classical songs. Nihira does better than she did in the other song, too! The tune of the song is instantly likeable and unforgettable. The hookline from “Zindagi uljha hua sauda hai…” to “…main baawara” is just awesome. That line has the capacity to attract many listeners. And it would also be the line which will get most famous in the song. The aalaaps and sargam have been sung by Shankar so effortlessly. It truly seems like heaven when he does such variations. The guitars by Loy sound first-class. Flute has also been used in huge proportions. The second antara which Nihira starts, has a very sweet and pretty tune. The tablas in that part are just breath-taking. Her rendition is no less breathtaking. She has sung it very beautifully, and I guess that she is very comfortable singing with her master instead of Arijit. 😁 The lyrics by Gulzar are very beautiful and innovative. Listen closely for references to ‘Sweeta’. Also, look for the genius line, “Dil waali naukri ne maara”. 👌 A composition with class written all over it! Another Muat-listen and another #5StarHotelSong!

 

8. Nakhriley
Singers ~ Shankar Mahadevan, Ali Zafar, Mahalakshmi Iyer & Gulzar

The next and last song on the soundtrack is an old-fashioned 80s-style Qawwali number. This time, the trio has gone the full way with the old-fashionedness of the song. They have made a song, which you would find it difficult to identify as from 2014. Rather like 1994 or something. Nevertheless, I found it very nice. In this song, Gulzar irritates, so you can cut that part out if you need. 😜 The strings, and tablas and traditional Qawwali instruments have been used very efficiently. When I first heard it, I could only picturise Shahrukh Khan and Kajol dancing in ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’ or ‘Kabhie Khushi Kabhi Gham’. It seriously sounds like it is from that era. Anyways, the jugalbandi of Shankar and Ali Zafar is fun to hear, but Mahalakshmi’s voice doesn’t quite fit in well. Sunidhi would have been the ideal choice over here. Nevertheless since she performs well, we can’t blame the trio for choosing her. It is a surprise to hear Ali Zafar doing harqatein and variations all of a sudden, and he does them beautifully. Shankar, well, he’s the badshah of all this, so no use to try to find any mistake there. 😜 The conclusion of the song, which may seem like a second antara, is very, very interesting to hear. The tempo changes have been done very smoothly, but sometimes even I get confused as to how they have been done! This song is very likable, and even if it doesn’t appeal to you in the first listen, it will surely do so in the subsequent listens! You might argue that it is too old-fashioned, but, umm I don’t think that’s a problem, is it? Maybe the situation is like that. 😊 Beautiful Qawwali composed in the traditional style!  #5StarHotelSong!


Kill/Dil is another masterpiece album by the trio and Shaad Ali with Gulzar’s lyrics. One song, ‘Daiyya Maiyya’ is below expectations, but the others efficiently meet all expectations. I would say that the ‘Panchratna’ (Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy + Gulzar + Shaad Ali) have killed ‘Dil’ once again!! 

 

Final Rating for This Album:- सा < रे < ग < म < प < ध < नीसां

Note:- The letter which is underlined is the final rating.

 

Which is your favourite song from Kill Dil? Please vote for the same below! 🙂

 

Next “dish”:- Happy Ending, Chefs:- Sachin-Jigar