Yayyyy! I probably made a record for myself! I finished all the October albums within a week! 😛 Woohoo! Well, I know that’s just because there were only five of them, but still! Woohooo!

So, here are the awards for October 2016.. And the contenders are ‘Mirzya’, ‘Saat Uchakkey’, ‘Tutak Tutak Tutiya’, ‘Shivaay’ and ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’.

24th Music Mastani Monthly Awards


• Singer of the Month (Female) : The Nooran Sisters for Ek Nadi Thi, Hota Hai & Mirzya Title Track (Mirzya)

• Singer of the Month (Male) : Shankar Mahadevan for Aave Re Hitchki (Mirzya) AND Arijit Singh for Channa Mereya (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil)

• Composer of the Month (Song) : Mithoon for Darkhaast (Shivaay)

• Composer of the Month (Album) : Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy for Mirzya AND Pritam for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

• Album of The Month: IT’S A TIE!

Mirzya (Music by: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy; Lyrics by: Gulzar; Singers: Daler Mehndi, Saieen Zahoor, Akhtar Channal, Jyoti Nooran, Sultana Nooran, Mame Khan, Siddharth Mahadevan, Shuchismita Das, Shankar Mahadevan, K. Mohan, Kaushiki Chakraborty; Music On: T-Series)


Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (Music by: Pritam; Lyrics by: Amitabh Bhattacharya & Badshah; Singers: Arijit Singh, Amit Mishra, Shilpa Rao, Jonita Gandhi, Nakash Aziz, Badshah, Pardeep Singh Sran, Ash King & Sashwat Singh; Music On: Sony Music)

• Musical Jodi of the Month (Best Duet) : Amit Mishra & Shilpa Rao for Bulleya (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil) AND Sunidhi Chauhan & Arijit Singh for Darkhaast (Shivaay)

• Lyricist of The Month: Gulzar for Ek Nadi Thi (Mirzya) AND Amitabh Bhattacharya for Channa Mereya (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil)



• Best Romantic Song: Alizeh (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil) AND Teen Gawah Hain Ishq Ke (Mirzya) AND Darkhaast (Shivaay)

• Best Dance Song: Tutak Tutak Tutiya (Tutak Tutak Tutiya) AND Chakora (Mirzya) AND Cutiepie (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil)

• Best Sad Song: Channa Mereya (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil) AND Doli Re Doli (Mirzya)

• Best Club Song: The Breakup Song (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil) AND Bolo Har Har Har (Shivaay)

• Best Classical-Based Song: Kaaga (Mirzya)

• Best Song With A Western Influence: Alizeh (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil)

• Best Song With A Folk Influence: Mirzya Title Track (Mirzya)

• Song With The Best Use Of Fusion: Doli Re Doli (Mirzya)

• Best Backing Vocals: The Salvation Singers in all their songs in Mirzya

• Best Sound Effects in a Song: The Breakup Song (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil)

• Best Humorous Song: Cutiepie (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil)

• Best Rap in a Song: Bolo Har Har Har (Shivaay)



• Bandar Kya Jaane Adrak Ka Swaad (Best Album That Went Pretty Much Unnoticed / Most Underrated Album) : Mirzya (T-Series)

• Newcomer(s) of the Month:

– Newcomer of the Month (Composer) : Vishal Mishra for Chalte Chalte and Ranga Re (Tutak Tutak Tutiya)

– Newcomer of the Month (Singer – Female) : N/A

– Newcomer of the Month (Singer – Male) : Mame Khan for Chakora (Mirzya) [Newcomer to Bollywood]

• Music Label of The Month: T-Series (Mirzya, Tutak Tutak Tutiya, Saat Uchakkey & Shivaay)

• Most Unusual, But Awesome Choice of Singer: Badshah for Bolo Har Har Har (Shivaay)


Phew! So almost everything is tied this month! Two biggies like ‘Mirza’ and ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’, each having stellar music albums pitted against each other, so what else to expect! 😀 Anyway, hope you agree.. If you don’t, leave your choices below in the comments! Thanks! 🙂


Reviews Next Month: Rock On 2, Saansein, Tum Bin 2, Force 2, Dear Zindagi, Kahaani 2, Wajah Tum Ho, Befikre, Dangal and more!!!