1st MUSIC MASTANI ANNUAL AWARDS (2014)

Finally the musical year has come to an end! It’s time for me to declare the awards for the year that is about to end now… So, here we go!!!


Let’s start with the unsung heroes of Bollywood music i.e, the lyricists! Many people nowadays forget to credit them, and that really bugs me! It’s because of them that the meaning and soul of the songs are put forth! So three cheers for the lyricists! And below are the lyricists who really did astonishing work this year!

• Top 20: Best Lyrics

1. Gulzar for Bismil (Haider)

2. Rashmi Singh for Darbadar (Citylights)

3. Irshad Kamil for Sooha Saaha (Highway)

4. Irshad Kamil for Patakha Guddi (Highway)

5. Amitabh Bhattacharya for Maaloom (Lekar Hum Deewana Dil)

6. Gulzar for Khul Kabhi (Haider)

7. Mithoon for Banjaara (Ek Villain)

8. Amitabh Verma for Preet (Khoobsurat)

9. Manoj Muntashir for Galliyan (Ek Villain)

10. Gulzar for Baawra (Kill/Dil)

11. Priya Saraiya for Mileya Mileya (Happy Ending)

12. Rashmi Singh for Soney Do (Citylights)

13. Gulzar for Sajde (Kill/Dil)

14. Amitabh Bhattacharya for Zehnaseeb (Hasee Toh Phasee)

15. Irshad Kamil for Manwa Laage (Happy New Year)

16. Amitabh Bhattacharya for Chaandaniya (2 States)

17. Irshad Kamil for Ashq Na Ho (Holiday)

18. Adnan Dhool & Rabbi Ahmed for Awari (Ek Villain)

19. Prashant Ingole for Adhure (Mary Kom)

20. Anvita Dutt for Harjaaiyaan (Queen)


Now to list the best Singers (Female) of the year!

• Top 10: Best Singers (Female)

1. Neeti Mohan for Darbadar (Citylights)

2. Jyoti & Sultana Nooran for Patakha Guddi (Highway)

3. Rekha Bhardwaj for Jagaave Saari Raina (Dedh Ishqiya)

4. Shalmali Kholgade for Shayarana (Daawat-e-Ishq)

5. Shreya Ghoshal for Manwa Laage (Happy New Year)

6. Harshdeep Kaur for Uff (Bang Bang!)

7. Nandini Srikar for Harjaaiyaan (Queen)

8. Sunidhi Chauhan for Adhure (Mary Kom)

9. Jasleen Kaur Royal for Preet (Khoobsurat)

10. Kanika Kapoor for Baby Doll (Ragini MMS 2)


Time for the male singers! 

• Top 10: Best Singers (Male)

1. Sukhwinder Singh for Bismil (Haider)

2. Arijit Singh for Gulon Mein Rang Bhare (Haider)

3. Mohammed Irfan for Banjaara (Ek Villain)

4. Arijit Singh for Manwa Laage (Happy New Year)

5. Shankar Mahadevan for Baawra (Kill/Dil)

6. Ankit Tiwari for Galliyan (Ek Villain)

7. Vishal Dadlani for Aao Na (Haider)

8. Sonu Nigam for Bhagwan Hai Kahan Re Tu (Pk)

9. Arijit Singh for Ashq Na Ho (Holiday)

10. Nakash Aziz for Beqasoor (Lekar Hum Deewana Dil)


The best songs… Out of the thousands of songs that released this year, here are the Lucky 20 according to me!

Top 20: Best Songs

1. Bismil from Haider (Vishal Bhardwaj / Sukhwinder Singh / Gulzar)

2. Patakha Guddi from Highway (A.R. Rahman / Jyoti & Sultana Nooran / Irshad Kamil)

3. Mileya Mileya from Happy Ending (Sachin-Jigar / Rekha Bhardwaj, Priya Andrews & Jigar Saraiya / Priya Saraiya)

4. Manwa Laage from Happy New Year (Vishal-Shekhar / Shreya Ghoshal & Arijit Singh / Irshad Kamil)

5. Awari from Ek Villain (Soch The Band / Momina Mustehsan & Adnan Dhool / Soch The Band)

6. Darbadar from Citylights (Jeet Gannguli / Neeti Mohan / Rashmi Singh)

7. Banjaara from Ek Villain (Mithoon / Mohammed Irfan / Mithoon)

8. Gulon Mein Rang Bhare from Haider (Vishal Bhardwaj / Arijit Singh / Faiz Ahmed Faiz & Gulzar)

9. Harjaiyaan from Queen (Amit Trivedi / Nandini Srikar / Anvita Dutt)

10. Tu from Bobby Jasoos (Shantanu Moitra / Papon & Shreya Ghoshal / Swanand Kirkire)

11. Baawra from Kill/Dil (Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy / Shankar Mahadevan & Nihira Joshi-Deshpande / Gulzar)

12. Maaloom from Lekar Hum Deewana Dil (A.R. Rahman / Jonita Gandhi & Hriday Gattani / Amitabh Bhattacharya)

13. Jagaave Saari Raina from Dedh Ishqiya (Vishal Bhardwaj / Rekha Bhardwaj & Birju Maharaj / Gulzar)

14. Sajde from Kill/Dil (Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy / Arijit Singh & Nihira Joshi-Deshpande / Gulzar)

15. Galliyan from Ek Villain (Ankit Tiwari / Ankit Tiwari / Manoj Muntashir)

16. Ashq Na Ho from Holiday (Pritam / Arijit Singh / Irshad Kamil)

17. Meherbaan from Bang Bang! (Vishal-Shekhar / Ash King, Shilpa Rho & Shekhar Ravjiani / Anvita Dutt & Kumaar)

18. Pakeezah from Ungli (Gulraj Singh / Gulraj Singh / Manoj Yadav)

19. Khamma Ghani from Happy Ending (Sachin-Jigar / Papon, Smita & Vidhi / Amitabh Bhattacharya)

20. Preet from Khoobsurat (Sneha Khanwalkar / Jasleen Kaur Royal / Amitabh Verma)


And finally, the best albums… As a whole, an album should have all excellent songs in it, as it helps the film as well. A soundtrack in its true meaning is one in which all songs are super duper fantastic and which can be heard in one single stretch as an album. 🙂 This year’s top 20 such albums:

• Top 20: Best Albums

1. Haider

Music Label: UTV/Junglee Music/Times Music
Music by: Vishal Bhardwaj
Lyrics by: Gulzar & Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Singers: Vishal Dadlani, Sukhwinder Singh, Arijit Singh, Vishal Bhardwaj, Alaap Majgavkar, Sourabh Joshi, Mayukh Sarkar, Muzamil Bhawani, Bashir Bhawani, Bashir Lone, Suresh Wadkar, Shraddha Kapoor & Rekha Bhardwaj
Music Mastani Rating: सां

 

2. Happy Ending 

Music Label: Eros Music
Music by: Sachin-Jigar
Lyrics by: Amitabh Bhattacharya, Priya Saraiya & Ashish Pandit
Singers: Amitabh Bhattacharya, Jigar Saraiya, Divya Kumar, Rekha Bhardwaj, Priya Andrews, Shefali Alvares, Shruti Pathak, Rahul Pandey, Siddharth Basrur, Priya Saraiya, Arijit Singh, Papon, Smita Jain & Vidhi Mehta
Music Mastani Rating: सां

 

3. Mary Kom

Music Label: Zee Music Company
Music by: Shashi Suman & Shivamm Pathak
Lyrics by: Sandeep Singh & Prashant Ingole
Singers: Vishal Dadlani, Arijit Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan, Mohit Chauhan, Salim Merchant & Priyanka Chopra
Music Mastani Rating: सां

 

4. 2 States

Music Label: T-Series
Music by: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Lyrics by: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Singers: Amitabh Bhattacharya, Aditi Singh Sharma, Benny Dayal, Arijit Singh, Chinmayi Sripada, Shahid Mallya, Akriti Kakar, K. Mohan, Yashita Yashpal Sharma, Siddharth Mahadevan, Shankar Mahadevan, Rasika Chandrashekhar & Gaurav Gupta
Music Mastani Rating: N/A (Would have been a नी)

 

5. Citylights

Music Label: Sony Music
Music by: Jeet Gannguli
Lyrics by: Rashmi Singh
Singers: Arijit Singh, Neeti Mohan, Usha Uthup, Ustad Rashid Khan, Jeet Gannguli & Mohammed Irfan
Music Mastani Rating: नी

 

6. Lekar Hum Deewana Dil

Music Label: Eros Music
Music by: A.R. Rahman
Lyrics by: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Singers: A.R. Rahman, Shweta Pandit, Suzanne D’Mello, Mahesh Vinayakram, Jonita Gandhi, Hriday Gattani, Shiraz Uppal, Raghav Mathur, Tanvi Shah & Nakash Aziz
Music Mastani Rating: नी

 

7. Kill/Dil

Music Label: YRF Music
Music by: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Lyrics by: Gulzar
Singers: Sonu Nigam, Shankar Mahadevan, Sukhwinder Singh, Arijit Singh, Nihira Joshi-Deshpande, Sunidhi Chauhan, Siddharth Mahadevan, Adnan Sami, Udit Narayan, Rasika Chandrashekhar, Jaaved Jaaferi, Loy Mendonsa, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Ali Zafar & Gulzar
Music Mastani Rating: नी

 

8. Shaadi Ke Side/Effects

Music Label: T-Series
Music by: Pritam Chakraborty & Mikey McCleary
Lyrics by: Swanand Kirkire, Mayur Puri, Amitabh Bhattacharya & Ankur Tewari
Singers: Jazzy B, Divya Kumar, IshQ Bector, Nikhil Paul George, Neeti Mohan, Mili Nair, Shahid Mallya, Poorvi Koutish, Alam Lohar, Arif Lohar, Suchi, Arijit Singh, Farhan Akhtar, Mohit Chauhan & Diva
Music Mastani Rating: नी

 

9. Hasee Toh Phasee

Music Label: Sony Music
Music by: Vishal-Shekhar
Lyrics by: Amitabh Bhattacharya & Kumaar
Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan, Benny Dayal, Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani, Chinmayi Sripada, Shreya Ghoshal, Shafqat Amanat Ali, Nupur Pant, Sanam Puri & Shipra Goyal
Music Mastani Rating: नी

 

10. Yaariyan

Music Label: T-Series
Music by: Pritam Chakraborty, Mithoon, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Arko Pravo Mukherjee & Anupam Amod
Lyrics by: Amitabh Bhattacharya, Mithoon, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Arko Pravo Mukherjee & Irshad Kamil
Singers: Benny Dayal, Shefali Alvares, Mohammed Irfan, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Neha Kakkar, Gajendra Verma, Shafqat Amanat Ali, Arijit Singh, Nikhil D’Souza, KK, Vishal Dadlani, Anupam Amod & Tulsi Kumar
Music Mastani Rating: नी

 

11. Dedh Ishqiya

Music Label: Shemaroo Entertainment Audio
Music by: Vishal Bhardwaj
Lyrics by: Gulzar
Singers: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Rekha Bhardwaj, Pandit Birju Maharaj, Jazim Sharma, Master Saleem, Shahid Mallya, Jamal Akbar, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Sukhwinder Singh & Anushka Manchanda
Music Mastani Rating: नी

 

12. Gunday

Music Label: YRF Music
Music by: Sohail Sen
Lyrics by: Irshad Kamil, Bappi Lahiri & Gautam Susmit
Singers: Javed Ali, Shadab Faridi, KK, Neeti Mohan, Vishal Dadlani, Bappi Lahiri, Arijit Singh, Neha Bhasin, Shahid Mallya, Altamash Faridi, Shadab Faridi, Sohail Sen, Kinga Rhymes & Monali Thakur
Music Mastani Rating: नी

 

13. Jigariyaa

Music Label: T-Series
Music by: Agnel-Faizan & Raj-Prakash
Lyrics by: Arun Kumar, Faraaz Ahmed & Agnel Roman
Singers: Javed Ali, Vikrant Bhartiya, Prajakta Shukre, Roopkumar Rathod, Javed Bashir, Suchi, Jatinder Pal Singh, Yashika Sikka, Aishwarya Majmudar, Manjeera Ganguly& Agnel Roman
Music Mastani Rating: नी

 

14. Ek Villain

Music Label: T-Series
Music by: Ankit Tiwari, Mithoon, Adnan Dhool & Rabbi Ahmed (Soch The Band)
Lyrics by: Manoj Muntashir, Mithoon, Adnan Dhool & Rabbi Ahmed (Soch The Band)
Singers: Ankit Tiwari, Mohammed Irfan, Mustafa Zahid, Momina Mustehsan, Adnan Dhool, Arijit Singh & Shraddha Kapoor
Music Mastani Rating: ध (But grew on me later)

 

15. Pk

Music Label: T-Series
Music by: Shantanu Moitra, Ajay-Atul & Ankit Tiwari
Lyrics by: Swanand Kirkire, Amitabh Verma & Manoj Muntashir
Singers: Swaroop Khan, Shreya Ghoshal, Shaan, Sonu Nigam & Ankit Tiwari
Music Mastani Rating: नी

 

16. Daawat-e-Ishq

Music Label: YRF Music
Music by: Sajid-Wajid
Lyrics by: Kausar Munir
Singers: Javed Ali, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shreya Ghoshal, Sonu Nigam, Wajid, Shabab Sabri & Shalmali Kholgade
Music Mastani Rating: नी

 

17. Queen

Music Label: T-Series & Saregama
Music by: Amit Trivedi & Rupesh Kumar Ram
Lyrics by: Anvita Dutt & Raghu Nath
Singers: Labh Janjua, Neha Kakkar, Sonu Kakkar, Amit Trivedi, Arijit Singh, Shefali Alvares, Nikhil D’Souza, Nandini Srikar, Rupesh Kumar Ram & Asha Bhosle
Music Mastani Rating: 

 

18. Bang Bang 

Music Label: Zee Music Company / Sony Music
Music by: Vishal-Shekhar
Lyrics by: Vishal Dadlani, Anvita Dutt & Kumaar
Singers: Vishal Dadlani, Ash King, Shilpa Rao, Shekhar Ravjiani, Harshdeep Kaur, Benny Dayal & Neeti Mohan
Music Mastani Rating: नी

 

19. Holiday

Music Label: Zee Music Company / Sony Music
Music by: Pritam Chakraborty
Lyrics by: Irshad Kamil
Singers: Benny Dayal, Arijit Singh, Aditi Singh Sharma, Mika Singh, Ritu Pathak & Kunal Ganjawala
Music Mastani Rating: 

 

20. Khoobsurat

Music Label: T-Series
Music by: Sneha Khanwalkar, Badshah & Amaal Mallik
Lyrics by: Ikram Rajasthani, Badshah, Sunil Choudhury, Amitabh Verma, Sneha Khanwalkar & Kumaar
Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan, Badshah, Aastha Gill, Jasleen Kaur Royal, Priya Panchal, Mouli Dave, Armaan Malik & Sona Mohapatra
Music Mastani Rating: 

 


Other Awards:

Best Debutant Composer: Amaal Mallik for Naina (Khoobsurat)

Best Debut Singer (Female): Jyoti & Sultana Nooran for Patakha Guddi (Highway) AND Kanika Kapoor for Baby Doll (Ragini MMS 2)

Best Debut Singer (Male): Hriday Gattani for Maaloom (Lekar Hum Deewana Dil)

Most Underrated Album: Jigariyaa (Music by Agnel – Faizan & Raj – Prakash)

Best Label: YRF Music & T-Series

Most Consistent Composer: A.R. Rahman (Highway, Kochadaiiyaan, Lekar Hum Deewana Dil & Lingaa)

Most Consistent Singer (Female) : Shreya Ghoshal

Most Consistent Singer (Male) : Arijit Singh


So finally I’m done with the most awaited but the toughest and tiring job which I don’t really like to do, because it’s so difficult to choose one over others! Phew! I hope you agree with the lists (most of you won’t) but please forgive me because it’s the first time I’m doing something of the kind! 😅

So, see you again with the reviews of the new year 2015, from the next post! 🙂

Next: Tevar Music Review 

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