The time has come once again, to celebrate the best songs of the month and felicitate them, based on vocals, composition, lyrics etc.

So here are the 12th Music Mastani monthly Awards. Also marking a one-year birthday for Music Mastani!! Thanks, all my supporters and readers! 🙂


12th Music Mastani Monthly Awards


• Singer of the Month (Female) : Sonu Kakkar for ‘Foreign Balamwa’ (Margarita With A Straw)

• Singer of the Month (Male) : K.K. for ‘Dil Tod Ke’ (Ishq Ke Parindey)

• Composer of the Month (Song) : Peter Cat Recording Co. (PCRC) for ‘Jaanam’ (Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!)

• Composer of the Month (Album) : Mikey McCleary for Margarita With A Straw, excluding ‘Dusokute’ (No other solo composer album for this month)

• Album of the Month: Margarita With A Straw (Music by: Joi Barua & Mikey McCleary; Lyrics by: Prasoon Joshi, Mikey McCleary & Joi Barua; Singers: Joi Barua, Sharmistha Chatterjee, Sonu Kakkar, Rachel Varghese, Anushka Manchanda, Vivienne Pocha, Mikey McCleary & Rajnigandha Shekhawat; Music On: Zee Music Company) 

• Musical Jodi of the Month (Best Duet) : Joi Barua & Sharmistha Chatterjee for ‘Dusokute — Duet’ (Margarita With A Straw)

• Lyricist of the Month: Rashmi Singh for ‘Teri Khushboo’ (Mr. X)



• Best Romantic Song: Jaanam (Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!)

• Best Dance Song: Foreign Balamwa (Margarita With A Straw)

• Best Sad Song: Teri Khushboo (Mr. X)

• Best Club Song: Alif Se (Mr. X)

• Best Classical-Based Song: Aai’s Aalap (Margarita With A Straw) AND Dil Tod Ke (Ishq Ke Parindey)

• Best Song With A Western Influence: Chase In Chinatown & Life’s A Bitch (Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!) AND I Need A Man & Don’t Go Running Off Anytime Soon (Margarita With A Straw)

• Best Song With A Folk Influence: Maula Karde Karam (Ishq Ke Parindey)

• Song With Best Use of Fusion: Byomkesh In Love (Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!)

• Best Backing Vocals: Keya Dutta, Shilpa Chadhdha, Sugandha Tamse, Sulbha Ninad Samang for Foreign Balamwa (Margarita With A Straw)

• Best Sound Effects In A Song: Yang Guang Lives & Bach Ke Bakshy (Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!)

• Best Retro-Styled Song: Calcutta Kiss (Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!)

• Best Humorous Song: Neelanand (Dharam Sankat Mein)



• Banda Kya Jaane Adrak Ka Swaad (Most Unnoticed Album OR Best Album That Went Pretty Much Unnoticed) : Margarita With A Straw (Zee Music Company)

• Newcomer of the Month

– Newcomer of the Month (Singer – Female) : Gowri Jayakumar for Bach Ke Bakshy (Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!)

– Newcomer of the Month (Singer – Male) : Suryakant Sawhney for Jaanam (Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!) AND Pardeep Sran for Allah Hoo Allah (Dharam Sankat Mein)

– Newcomer of the Month (Composer) : Joi Barua for ‘Dusokute’ (Margarita With A Straw), Madboy/Mink for ‘Calcutta Kiss’, Peter Cat Recording Co. for ‘Jaanam’, Blek for ‘Byomkesh In Love’ and Mode AKA for ‘Chase In Chinatown’ (Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!)

• Music Label of The Month: Zee Music Company (Margarita With A Straw, Ishq Ke Parindey & Dharam Sankat Mein in order of rating on Music Mastani)


Thanks for reading the Monthly Awards for April 2015! And once again, thanks for the continue am support for one whole year! 🙂


Reviews This Month: Gabbar Is Back, Piku, Kuch Kuch Locha Hai, Bombay Velvet, Ishqedarriyaan, Phir Se, Welcome 2 Karachi, Tanu Weds Manu Returns and More!!! 


7 thoughts on “12th MUSIC MASTANI MONTHLY AWARDS (APRIL 2015)

  1. Hey…I haven’t been through all your posts…but did you by any chance hear – Janib duet? I guess it is from the movie – Dilliwali Zalim Girlfriend. Its a lovely, hummable tune.


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