So I’ve finally completed the reviews for August, and the albums that will be counted in these awards are ‘Fever’, ‘The Legend Of Michael Mishra’, ‘Budhia Singh: Born To Run’, ‘Rustom’, ‘Mohenjo Daro’, ‘Happy Bhag Jayegi’ and ‘A Flying Jatt’. All seven albums were unique in their own way, and I don’t think any of them were bad; the lowest rating being a ‘प’ for ‘The Legend Of Michael Mishra’! So it will be a tough time for me to decide the winners.. I just hope you agree with whatever I ultimately decide! [There are three albums that scored the same rating नी, but they are all on different levels of the rating!]

So let’s get started!


22nd Music Mastani Monthly Awards


• Singer of the Month (Female) : Shashaa Tirupati for Sarsariya (Mohenjo Daro)

• Singer of the Month (Male) : Atif Aslam for Khair Mangda (A Flying Jatt)

• Composer of the Month (Song) : Tanishk Bagchi for Besambhle (Fever) AND Jeet Gannguli for Dekha Hazaaro Dafaa (Rustom)

• Composer of the Month (Album) : A.R. Rahman for Mohenjo Daro

• Album of The Month: Mohenjo Daro (Music by: A.R. Rahman; Lyrics by: Irshad Kamil; Singers: A.R. Rahman, Arijit Singh, Sanah Moidutty, Bela Shende, Shashaa Tirupati, Shashwat Singh & Arjun Chandy; Music On: T-Series)

• Musical Jodi of the Month (Best Duet) : Atif Aslam & Sumedha Karmahe for Toota Jo Kabhi Taara (A Flying Jatt)

• Lyricist of the Month: Manoj Muntashir for Dekha Hazaaro Dafaa (Rustom)



• Best Romantic Song: Dekha Hazaro Dafaa & Tay Hai (Rustom) AND Tu Hai (Mohenjo Daro)

• Best Dance Song: Mohenjo Mohenjo (Mohenjo Daro) AND Beat Pe Booty (A Flying Jatt)

• Best Sad Song: Khair Mangda (A Flying Jatt) AND Jab Tum Hote Ho (Rustom)

• Best Club Song: Rustom Vahi (Rustom)

• Best Classical-Based Song: Khair Mangda (A Flying Jatt)

• Best Song With A Western Influence: Beat Pe Booty (A Flying Jatt)

• Best Song With A Folk Influence: Sunapua… Thu Daud Daud (Budhia Singh: Born To Run) AND Sarsariya (Mohenjo Daro)

• Song With Best Use of Fusion: Raj Karega Khalsa (A Flying Jatt)

• Best Backing Vocals: Mohenjo Mohenjo (Mohenjo Daro)

• Best Sound Effects in A Song: Nikhatoo (The Legend Of Michael Mishra)

• Best Humorous Song: Nikhatoo (The Legend Of Michael Mishra)

• Best Rap In A Song: Raftaar for A Flying Jatt Title Track (A Flying Jatt)



• Bandar Kya Jaane Adrak Ka Swaad (Best Album That Went Pretty Much Unnoticed / Most Underrated Album) : Budhia Singh: Born To Run (Zee Music Company)

• Newcomer(s) of the Month:

– Newcomer of the Month (Composer): Abhinav Bansal for Phir Tu (The Legend Of Michael Mishra) AND Som-Riggs for Nikhatoo (The Legend Of Michael Mishra) AND Rahul Jain for Teri Yaad (Fever)

{Rarely, so many debutant composers are equally good!!}

– Newcomer of the Month (Singer — Female) : Onesia Rithner for D’accord & Carried Away (Fever)

– Newcomer of the Month (Singer — Male) : Som Riggs for Nikhatoo (The Legend Of Michael Mishra)

• Music Label Of The Month: Zee Music Company (Budhia Singh: Born To Run, A Flying Jatt, Rustom & Fever)

• Most Unusual, But Awesome Choice of Singer: Harshdeep Kaur for Happy Oye (Happy Bhag Jayegi)


So, that’s an end to another month of music on Music Mastani! Hopefully, I’ve satisfied you with the winners!! Please stay tuned for more reviews!!


Reviews Next Month: Akira, Baar Baar Dekho, Freaky Ali, Raaz Reboot, Pink, Banjo, M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story, Mirzya and more!!