Music Album Details
♪ Music by: Rohan Rohan (Rohan Gokhale & Rohan Pradhan)
♪ Lyrics by: Manoj Yadav & Shantaram Mapuskar
♪ Music Label: Zee Music Company (Marathi)
♪ Music Released On: 30th August 2016
♪ Movie Released On: 4th November 2016

Ventilator Album Cover

Ventilator Album Cover


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Ventilator is a Marathi comedy drama film, starring Ashutosh Gowariker, Jitemdra Joshi, Sukanya Kulkarni-Mone, Usha Nadkarni, Nikhil Ratnaparkhi and Abhijeet Chavan, with Boman Irani in a special appearance. The movie has been directed by ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’ director Rajesh Mapuskar, and it is his second film, this time in Marathi. The movie has been produced by Priyanka Chopra and Dr. Madhu Chopra. The movie releases today, November 4th, and is likely to create a wave across Maharashtra. Meanwhile, since Priyanka Chopra just released the song sung by her, yesterday, I decided to review the album, which now comprises three songs. The music has been given by ‘Mumbai Delhi Mumbai’ fame duo, Rohan Rohan (Rohan Gokhale & Rohan Pradhan). Without further ado, let’s see how fresh a breeze the songs of this “Ventilator” are!

1. Ya Re Ya
Singer ~ Rohan Pradhan, Chorus ~ Rohan Gokhale, Vivek Naik, Rahul Chitnis, Nitin Karandikar, Sonal Tawde, Suchita Dalvi, Veena Joshi, Reshma Dhotre, Lyrics by ~ Manoj Yadab & Shantaram Mapuskar

The first song of the album is a Ganapati song, and you know how Ganapati songs always excite me! The composer duo composes this song in a very traditional Ganesha aarti style, and the tune doesnt really matter in such songs, because it always stands out no matter what. The chorus starts off the song with the hookline, which puts the song to a very heavenly and divine start. The mukhda sees Rohan Pradhan take over, and the tune of the mukhda is really sweet. After that, the chorus comes back with the hookline, which then gets its tempo increased, rather early into the song, because in such songs, the tempo usually goes up at the end of the song. Because of this premature tempo change, the would-be antara by the lead singer, sounds more like a conclusion to the song. The composition of that, too is very beautiful, with the high pitch taking over. The song, however, relies more on the hookline that repeats throughout the song, and becomes a winner because of that splendid backing chorus. On the arrangements front, the duo has decorated the composition with traditional instruments that always represent the Ganapati festival. Manjeeras, the tanpura and the dholaks start off the song wonderfully, and then it is the Dhol-Taasha Pathak (Swapnil Bhandare, Rohan Kasare, Anna Jadhav, Deepak Shiriskar, Kunal Shedge, Rohit Humane, Minesh Shelar, Rishikesh Korhale) that takes over with its boldness and catchiness. The Dhols and Taashas have been played very strongly and have the desired impact on the listener. Towards the end, the blowing of a conch shell is the harbinger of an even more fast-paced and hard-hitting conclusion with chants of “Ganapati Bappa Moraya” and “Mangalmurti Moraya” interspersed with the hookline. The vocals by Rohan Pradhan are great, reminiscent of Javed Ali a bit, but he gets hardly a total of one minute to sing throughout the song, due to the hookline overshadowing everything else, and the strong arrangements. The backing chorus is the star of the song, and it makes the song sound grand. Without them, the song would’ve sounded not even half as great. The lyrics by Manoj Yadav and Shantaram Mapuskar are good too, as a devotional prayer to Lord Ganesha. A showstopper, and something that will be played a lot next September in Ganeshotsav! #5StarHotelSong!!


2. Jai Deva
Singers ~ Ganesh Chandanshive, Rohan Gokhale & Rohan Pradhan, Chorus ~ Nishad Chimote, Vivek Naik, Rahul Chitnis, Nitin Karandikar, Sonal Tawde, Suchita Dalvi, Veena Joshi, Reshma Dhotre, Lyrics by ~ Manoj Yadav

The next song, is another Ganapati song. And that just made me so excited as soon as the song started with the “Aala aala re Ganapati aala!!” in Ganesh Chandanshive’s rustic and strong voice. The song, in contrast to the first song, which was a traditional aarti piece, is the typical high-energy Ganesha song that you get to hear in literally every Marathi film. The composition has more dark shades than the all-goodie-nature of the previous one, and reminds you of Ajay-Atul’s Ganesha songs. The hookline especially, will be a rage in Maharashtra. The duo has even given a new tune to the Ganesha aarti  and also the Vitthala aarti, in the middle of the song. Ganesh Chandanshive, a name that all Bollywood lovers now know thanks to ‘Deewani Mastani’ (Bajirao Mastani), does his job as the lead singer very well, and ends up giving the song a very enjoyable touch. The arrangements follow closely, the arrangements of the previous song, but this time, the Dhol-Taasha Pathak gets to open up full-fledgedly, and hence the song ends up sounding more high on the energy quotient. The banjo (bulbultarang) does its job well, and the manjeeras and dholaks in the aarti portions sound divine. I liked how the subtle aarti portions give way so nicely to the high-energy hook portions. The strings towards the end are impressive, as are the brass band portions interspersed throughout the song. The backing chorus yet again, takes the song to a whole new level, and do justice to the duo’s composition. The lyrics this time around too, are fantastic, and though they’re typical Ganapati song lyrics, they sound good with the duo’s energetic composition, and Ganesh Chandanshive’s great singing. Ravishing! #5StarHotelSong!!


3. Baba (Female Cover)
Singer ~ Priyanka Chopra, Lyrics by ~ Manoj Yadav

The next song, is the only song on the album that isn’t about Ganapati. This one however, is an ode to fathers. The composition by Rohan Rohan is enough to compete with any emotional song that Bollywood produces nowadays; in fact, it is better than most! The composition just touches your heart with its simplicity. The mukhda starts the song off on a very touching note, while the antaras take it to another level on the emotions scale. The second antara is the most emotionally touching, with the high notes, rendered impressively by Priyanka directly entering your heart. The hookline is subtle and that’s what I loved about it. The song is a wonderful piece sung by a daughter for her father. The arrangements are beautiful, with the piano leading the way through the mukhda, accompanies by wonderful guitars (Shon Pinto). Towards the end of the mukhda, the strings (Jitendra Thankur) kick in, and bring to the song, more emotion with their gracefulness. The first interlude takes a brilliant turn with the flute (Shashank Acharya) topping everything else, while the second interlude has a wonderful tinkling xylophonic sound giving the beats to a scintillating violin piece. Vocals by Priyanka are very impressive, and her Marathi diction is spot-on! Throughout the song, I found her diction and pronunciation perfect! The amount of hard work she must’ve put in for this one, really has to be saluted! About her singing, she hits each and every note with a perfection that I could not hear in any actor who has attempted to sing a song till now. She aces he brilliant composition with ease and a certain finesse. Manoj Yadav’s lyrics are very touching, and just leave you awestruck! A magical finale to the short album! #5StarHotelSong!!

Ventilator is an impressive album, and I’m glad I decided to hear it out and review it! I would have missed something great! The three songs hit the bullseye with their composition and above all, their arrangements. The duo Rohan Rohan, who couldn’t really make it big in Bollywood, can now surely rest assured that they will do great in the Marathi industry after this album! A breeze of fresh air!


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

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

Recommended Listening Order: Hear them all! 🙂


Which is your favourite song from Ventilator? Please vote for it below! Thanks!!


Music Album Details
♪ Music by: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
♪ Lyrics by: Javed Akhtar
♪ Music Label: T-Series
♪ Music Released On: 3rd May 2015
♪ Movie Releases On: 5th June 2015

Dil Dhadakne Do Album Cover

Dil Dhadakne Do Album Cover


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Dil Dhadakne Do is an upcoming Bollywood comedy drama film directed by Zoya Akhtar, and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar. When Zoya is the director, you can rest assured that there would be an ensemble cast associated with the film, and that the film is going to showcase a slice-of-life, something with which you can relate to. This film stars Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Anushka Sharma, Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah and Rahul Bose. Zoya continues her trend of naming her movies after songs from her previous movie. This time she takes inspiration from the song “Dil Dhadakne Do” from her previous film, “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara”. The film revolves around a dysfunctional Punjabi family, and how they set out on a cruise trip, and their adventures along the way. Ranveer and Priyanka play siblings, while Anushka plays Ranveer’s love interest, and Anil & Shefali play Priyanka & Ranveer’s parents. Farhan plays a friend of Priyanka’s and Rahul plays the role of her husband. So with so many characters, we can expect a grand and sophisticated outing. Zoya resorts to her regulars, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, to helm the music of the film, and of course, expectations are high like always from them! Even higher because it’s with Zoya Akhtar, given that the combo of them and Zoya have given memorable albums in the past. So, does the trio continue with their commendable work even in this album? Read on to find out what exactly they have to offer!!

1. Dil Dhadakne Do
Singers ~ Priyanka Chopra & Farhan Akhtar

The opening track on the album awes us right from the instant we put our eyes on the names of the singers. The film has an advantage in that, two of its lead actors can sing. And Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy do not miss this opportunity, making both Priyanka and Farhan come together behind the mic to try and make the best of this opportunity. The track starts with the compulsory spunk and pizzazz that is needed in these kind of tracks to allure the audience towards them. Being a title track, it would definitely not have been easy for the trio of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy to come up with something catchy right away. The hookline which they ultimately have retained in the song too, doesn’t get you addicted right away, but will grow like slow poison. Sounds like clapping, shouting and other weird vocals increase the experimentation factor of the song, yet keep it entertaining. The overall composition is not short of a lively, energetic song that will eventually have you up and about. Arrangements are great in their place, and succeed in keeping your attention towards the song. Brass instruments, drums, all gather your attention and make sure you enjoy yourself throughout the song. Javed Akhtar’s lyrics are good, too, talking about the unusuality of life, and how we should keep living life in spite of anything. If there is anything that makes this song appear not up to the mark, it has got to be the vocals. Though it was a nice idea to have lead actors croon the song, it didn’t quite work out as good as they might’ve wanted it to. Though Priyanka sounds good with her husky, appealing voice and her short interventions that increase the addictiveness of the song, Farhan is a huge letdown. The husky and grainy texture of his voice, which Pritam had succeeded in getting rid of in ‘Shaadi Ke Side/Effects’, returns even huskier than before, proving as a huge hurdle, which may affect the song’s reach big-time. Also, he doesn’t sound as good as he did in other songs of his! I wonder what happened! What I have to say, is that the promotional idea of having the actors sing, backfired on the makers themselves!! Vocals could’ve been way better!


2. Pehli Baar
Singers ~ Sukriti Kakkar & Siddharth Mahadevan

A lively and rejuvenating rock rhythm makes you forget about whatever slight disappointment the opening track gave you, and gives you the urge to move on to welcome the next track in an unprejudiced manner. The synth rhythm with which the track starts, joined by catchy rock guitars that are surely going to remind you of ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara), create the perfect ambience that is required in such a song, namely, a romantic rock ballad. When I say romantic, I don’t necessarily mean calm and soft, however. Because this song is anything but that! Energetic, spunky and dynamic beats and arrangements help the track become what it is, and the youthfulness that Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have infused into the track is just unbelievable. It would look magnificent onscreen as well. The composition, though resembling the aforementioned song at many places throughout the song, still has the vibe and infectious quality which enhances the song and eventually diminishes out the slight déjà vu feeling. Especially in the antara, things get really interesting, slowing down and steering away from typicality and convention. Wonderful beats and arrangements that accompany the composition right from the beginning to the end, do provide that addictive nature that one looks for in any song. Mostly placed on rock arrangements like drums and electric guitars, which give the song the youthful and flamboyant touch, you feel an instant surge of energy as soon as you hear the song, thanks to the enthusiastic treatment the song has gone through. Javed saab’s writing wouldn’t make you feel at all, that someone his age has written it, simply because of the fact that the lyrics are just as child-like, youthful, full-of-gusto and refreshing as the composition and arrangements. You won’t find yourself coming across any stale lines in the song, thanks to the new-age, simple and relateable lyrics which the man has penned down. For the last, I have saved the praise that the two singers, Siddharth and Sukriti deserve. Siddharth, now a regular in each and every one of the trio’s albums, delivers the tune in a enlivening manner, accompanied brilliantly by the third Kakar sibling, Sukriti, getting a relaunch after some forgettable songs, which she might not have even imagined, with the most well-known composer trio of the industry. Both of them complement each other perfectly, and the perfect amount of cheeriness can be heard in the track, as a result of their outstanding combo. An engaging affair, from start to end!! Full marks for the brilliant pairing of Siddharth & Sukriti!! #5StarHotelSong!!


3. Gallan Goodiyaan
Singers ~ Yashita Sharma, Manish Kumar Tipu (Manish J. Tipu), Farhan Akhtar, Shankar Mahadevan & Sukhwinder Singh

No Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy album feels complete without some weird, unusual and out-of-this-world experimentation, which takes you by surprise at first, but gradually grows on you so quickly, that it feels as if it is a part of your own self! The next song makes you go through the exact same feeling yet again, with the trio experimenting in various ways, resultantly churning out an enjoyable, trippy and chartbusting material type of track. This time, they start off the song with those weirdly addictive techno beats that come across as desi, and the regular band-baaja shown in films about Punjabi families. But in no time, the familiarity wears away, only to reveal an underlying freshness and trippiness that’ll make you go crazy after it. Novelty takes a new form for itself with this track, and the trio, who always ends up surprising in such tracks, do nothing less here! As Sukhwinder, one of the trio’s regulars, aptly starts with something that usually precedes rock Qawwalis with the rustic voice of his and the Qawwali-flavoured tune, everything comes right into place — beats, arrangements and the infectiousness of the song. It seems that Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have a whole treasure trove of such songs, out of which they can pick any song, anytime, and can rest assured that it will strike chords with the audience. The composition follows a really wound-up path, switching direction abruptly, yet appealing nevertheless! Though many parts contradict the parts that follow, you end up getting accustomed to the abruptness of the track in no time. The uniqueness is what eventually makes the track stand out. And the arrangements are just as different and distinctive. The usual Punjabi wedding beats like dhols, nagadas and tablas are of course, evident, but in addition to that, the trio wonderfully includes awesome techno beats that you can’t help but groove along to! And the diversity which the track showcases in its voices, is unbelievably marvelous! Each of the singers does his/her own part with such perfection, that it leaves no flaws to talk about, in that department! Sukhwinder bringing the folk flavour, Yashita bringing the urban touch, Shankar enacting an old man, Farhan surprisingly impressing in this track, and Manish wonderfully increasing the quirk, all do well! And these are just the people who are credited! More singers are on the track, who are sadly uncredited by T-Series! They too, increase the likability of the song. Javed’s lyrics make for a wonderful family outing song, a shed-all-worries-and-dance type of track. Wonderful in all aspects!! Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy’s experimentations very rarely go wrong!! So what’re you waiting for? Hear this immediately and wait for its magic to infect you! #5StarHotelSong!!


4. Girls Like To Swing
Singer ~ Sunidhi Chauhan

So, this album also comes with a surprise and that is, a retro-styled cabaret jazz track! With relatively newcomers like Mikey McCleary (‘Margarita With A Straw’, ‘Bombay Velvet’), Krsna (‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’) and the more well-known Amit Trivedi (‘Bombay Velvet’) trying out their hand at jazz music, now it’s time to witness some jazz coming from some of the most experienced composers of the industry, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy! And how beautifully they manage to bring in the perfect “SWING” to this track, guaranteeing that we will have a gala time while hearing it and dancing to it. The usual jazz percussion leads us into the track, before it gets into the quirky trumpets, trombones, tubas and whatnot. Right from the first listen, you may not find yourself getting hooked to it, but as the track progresses and as you keep hearing it repeatedly, it will surely grow. Why? There are many reasons. First of all, a trio like Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy cannot go wrong in the arrangements, at least not at this stage of their career! That makes things pretty enticing and you find yourself waiting for whatever surprise the next line of the song has in store for you, as far as arrangements are concerned. Secondly, the composition is another wild, crazy but catchy one, which doesn’t try to grab your attention forcefully like some Honey Singh songs, but instead, gives you your own sweet time for it to grow on you. And believe me, when this track infects you, it will do so very badly!! The hookline has been so aptly composed as per the title and situation of the song, and it might be the only part of the song that instantly stands out. Sunidhi, who keeps proving herself versatile with each song, is perfect here, too. Her companions give her good company, and I think even Priyanka Chopra sings (I mean “talks”) a line in the song. If she has, she hasn’t been credited, and neither have the wonderful backing vocalists that bring half the magic into the song. Without them, the song wouldn’t have been even half as catchy. One thing I would like to point out is that, in the antara, the song takes a rather unexpected turn, with a tempo change, going from all-out peppy, to a different kind of ‘peppy’, with a slower tempo. That part is to die for!! Javed saab writes perfect situational lyrics, that don’t really have much to praise, nor condemn, in them. Go for it!! Peppy, addictive, quirky and above all… SWINGY! #5StarHotelSong!!


5. Phir Bhi Yeh Zindagi
Singers ~ Farhan Akhtar, Vishal Dadlani, Divya Kumar, Alyssa Mendonsa & Sapna Pathak

After that energetic boost which makes up more than half of the album, finally calm and soothing music lovers get a reason to rejoice. Four tracks full of gusto and energy must have exhuasted the composers as well as singers big time. And so, the trio comes to what I think they’re best at — creating thoughtful, passionate and mind-blowingly soothing tracks. A Zoya Akhtar album without a song about life, it’s like no milk in ice cream, simply not done. So here come the trio with a grandest-of-the-grand finale to the album. Five singers behind the mic, each given wonderful and dreamy portions to sing, each singing their parts confidently and majestically, what else could you have asked for!? All of the singers, we have heard previously (except newcomer Sapna Pathak — who does a wonderful job as well!) and each have been given memorable parts. After hearing the song, when you would find yourself humming any line, you will also find yourself immediately associating that line with the singer who performs it in the song — such is the impact of the vocals. Farhan’s husky voice suits this song very well, indeed! And Divya, singing for the trio for the second time in Bollywood, does wonders with his free-flowing part. The female vocalists with their dusky voice bring in a haunting feeling, and Vishal stands tall among all of these! He is spectacular yet again. Of course, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy’s tune has in it that pensive quality, which everyone must be looking for in this album, right from the first song. But the way the singers have carried it all out, is fascinating. The composition is slow poison, and grows on you with time and again, very marvelously. The arrangements and recording done on the track is fabulous, mostly on synthetic beats, yet very appealing. Javed Akhtar has written very philosophical lyrics, very meaningful and written right from the heart. It sounds great to hear such wonderful lyrics after such a long time. 🙂 A grand finale to this album, which is totally worth the wait!!! Like a prize waiting for you at the end of a Boss Level in any video game. 😀 #5StarHotelSong!!

Dil Dhadakne Do is not one of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy’s instantly addictive and listen-on-loop type of albums which they always give, but it has that quality that makes you develop an affinity towards it as time passes. All tracks have been crafter with pure genius efforts, and it results in another mind blowing album from the trio. Plus, with all those peppy numbers, it makes for an awesome summertime album to keep you busy! So forget everything and Sun le gaane goodiyaan!!!


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

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

Recommended Listening Order: Phir Bhi Yeh Zindagi > Gallan Goodiyaan > Pehli Baar > Girls Like To Swing > Dil Dhadakne Do


Which is your favourite song from Dil Dhadakne Do? Please vote for it below! 🙂


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Album Details:-
♪ Music by:- Shashi Suman & Shivamm Pathak
♪ Lyrics by:- Prashant Ingole & Sandeep Singh
♪ Music Label:- Zee Music Company
♪ Music Released On:- 11th August 2014
♪ Movie Releases On:- 5th September 2014

Mary Kom Album Cover

Mary Kom Album Cover


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

To buy this album on iTunes CLICK HERE

Mary Kom is an upcoming Bollywood sports drama film, based on the ambitious life journey of Indian Boxer Mary Kom. The film, starring Priyanka Chopra in the lead role playing Mary Kom, is directed by Omung Kumar and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Playing Mary Kom’s husband is debutant Darshan Kumar, and other supporting actors in the film are Danny Denzongpa and Sunil Thapa. Given the hype surrounding the film, and that it is a Bhansali production, there is no harm in expecting a wonderful soundtrack from it. Last year Milkha Singh’s biopic ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy gave us some great songs. I was expecting some composers who have done a considerable amount of films to compose for the film, but I was taken by surprise when the music credits revealed the names of two Indian Idol contestants, Shashi Suman and Shivamm Pathak as the composers! This still didn’t reduce my expectations, as I knew Sanjay Leela Bhansali can never go wrong when it comes to choosing great music for his films. So, naturally I was as excited as everyone else for the album, and now read on to find out what I ended up getting!

1. Ziddi Dil:- Singer ~ Vishal Dadlani, Music by ~ Shashi Suman, Lyrics by ~ Prashant Ingole

The Himachal feel starts right from the first note of the first song of the album, with the raw vocals of a North-Eastern lady. And right from those vocals, the song grabbed my attention, never leaving it for even a second afterwards. Shashi Suman, contender of Indian Idol 5, has come up with a great inspirational track, which can be easily placed alongside ‘Zinda’ from ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’. Vishal’s undescribable energy is reflected through his singing, and he doesn’t fail to create the required energetic throughout the song. The rock template just supports the song even more, and adds even more energy to the already-energetic song. The composition is just perfect and it has achieved its goal of being an effective inspirational song; the beats are so engaging. The guitar riffs are great, and the drums have been used very efficiently, not too loud, not too soft, just perfectly! Other percussion has also been done very commendably. No matter how low you are feeling at the moment, this song will surely cheer you up! The lyrics are very motivational, and again perfect according to the theme of the song and movie. I doubt you’ve not heard it yet, but if you haven’t, what are you waiting for!? 😀 #5StarHotelSong!


2. Sukoon Mila:- Singer ~ Arijit Singh, Music by ~ Shivamm Pathak, Lyrics by ~ Sandeep Singh

After a great start to the soundtrack by Shashi, the second composer Shivamm, another Indian Idol 5 contestant, jumps in to compose a sweet romantic song. The tune is very much heard-before, yet it is very beautiful, and something you would want to keep on listening to for minutes on end! Arijit has been roped in to croon the song, and he has done his job wonderfully, almost flawlessly. The arrangements have been kept soft, with piano and guitars leading, but the brilliance is in the saxophone parts. The saxophone pieces make the song sound grand, calm and soothing. The flute part also impresses. The song has an instantly likeable tune, and has been composed very, very nicely by Shivamm. It is one of those songs, which get over before you know it, and you crave for more and more. Lyrics by Sandeep Singh go with the flow of the tune very well. They are simple yet they work. All in all, the song will definitely give you a lot of sukoon! Another must-listen from the soundtrack! #5StarHotelSong!!


3. Adhure:- Singer ~ Sunidhi Chauhan, Music by ~ Shashi Suman, Lyrics by ~ Prashant Ingole

Shashi re-enters the soundtrack, bringing along with him his second song for the film, a sad song about broken dreams and the insecure feeling we get many times during our life’s journey. This type of movie should compulsorily have such a song, portraying effectively the feelings of the main character, when they are in a low state. This song starts with the raw vocals of a very Buddhist-sounding monk-ish man, followed by guitar strums, building up the excitement for this track, which has been sung by Sunidhi, who was coincidentally Shashi’s mentor in Indian Idol 5. 😀 The song is a sad song, but the guitar makes it feel a bit lively and not altogether a typical dramatic sad song, which is mostly the case in Bollywood. It sounds very realistic thanks to the arrangements being kept very soft, unlike other typical sad songs which do not sound realistic at all thanks to the heavy arrangements. The tune is also composed simply, but very effectively, giving the required feel and Sunidhi has taken it to another level altogether. The composition seems tailor-made for her. Prashant Ingole has written beautiful lyrics for this song as well, kudos to him! Yet ANOTHER must-listen!! A hat-trick now with the third #5StarHotelSong in a row!!


4. Teri Baari:- Singer ~ Mohit Chauhan, Music by ~ Shashi Suman, Lyrics by ~ Prashant Ingole

The next song is another inspirational song, this time around with Mohit Chauhan behind the mic. The man never fails to impress us with his metallic voice. There’s a different happiness altogether in listening to Mohit Chauhan, and I don’t think he can ever be replaced by anybody, not even Arijit Singh. The folkish wooden bansuri provides a great start to the song, and then the real magic starts. The tune is so good! The hookline has the capacity to attract many listeners. The way Shashi has connected the mukhda with the hookline is just genius! The sarod interlude is just fascinating, even though it comes for a very small time. Percussion and drums have been properly placed. Some places have very loud arrangements whereas others are very soft, with minimal arrangements. Lyrics by Prashant Ingole are spectacular. The way a person following his dreams is compared to a bird is just great! The chorus singing ‘udd jaa, udd jaa’ after the hookline each time, sounds awesome! The second motivational song of the album doesn’t faiql to impress either! Another obvious #5StarHotelSong!!


5. Saudebaazi:- Singer ~ Arijit Singh, Music by ~ Shashi Suman, Lyrics by ~ Prashant Ingole

Arijit kicks off the song with his humming, supported by mild piano notes. As he hums, make yourself ready for yet another great romantic song, this one composed by Shashi. The composition is a little darker and haunting than the other romantic song, ‘Sukoon Mila’. It still impresses. The tune will manage to attract many people. Arijit has rendered this one with ease as well (there is practically no song in which he doesn’t, so there’s no use in telling you guys this. 😛 ). The arrangements by Shashi are also very nice, with mostly piano taking the centre-stage. Guitar is the most prominent instrument in the hook part, with beautiful strums. Mouth Organ can also be heard in the interlude. The antara is composed in a very professional way, and it doesn’t seem like Shashi is a debutant, but the truth is that he is, and that just calls for even more applaud. The song ends with beautiful notes on the accordion. The only thing that bugged me when I first heard this song,was the use of an English word ‘beautiful’ all by itself, while the rest of the song is in shuddhh Hindi. However, that too I got used to in the subsequent listens, and I’m pretty fine with it by now. These small things can be easily forgiven, and so this song just carries on the example which the previous tracks have set, and becomes yet another #5StarHotelSong!!!


6. Salaam India:- Singers ~ Vishal Dadlani & Salim Merchant, Music by ~ Shivamm Pathak, Lyrics by ~ Sandeep Singh

Shivamm’s second song arrives, as a patriotic song sung by the powerhouse Vishal Dadlani along with Salim Merchant. They are already energetic, as we have seen many times in reality shows and concerts, and in this song, they have just sung so openly and freely, that all their energy has been put to great use in this song! Though Salim hasn’t got much scope to showcase his energy, as he has got the softer and melodious parts, we can tell he is singing with a lot of patriotism. A beautiful flute opens the song, and eventually the energy builds up, and at the peak of this, the best part of the song is waiting for us. Surprisingly, drums and rock elements aren’t used in this song. A different type of percussion has been used instead of the normal drums. The tablas in the antara sound great! Thumbs-up to Shivamm for that. Vishal’s rough and husky voice complements Salim’s smooth and mellifluous voice very, very well. The antara has a bit of a dark tune, which the singers have carried out effortlessly. Salim sounds like Mohit Chauhan in places. Both the singers (or should I say composers?) have done their respective jobs very great, leaving no stone unturned. Extra credit to Shivamm for composing such a mature song. Sandeep Singh has written beautiful patriotic lyrics! Grand, Energetic, Awesome, A song that better be heard on coming Independence Days and Republic Days of India! I’m proud to announce the sixth #5StarHotelSong!!!! 


7. Chaoro (Lori):- Singer ~ Priyanka Chopra, Music by ~ Shashi Suman, Lyrics by ~ Sandeep Singh

Priyanka Chopra has sung three songs till now, all of them in English, and released as single songs. Till now she hasn’t sung in any film. So naturally, everyone was getting anxious about when they would get to hear her sing in Bollywood. Finally, the wish of the audience has come true, and Priyanka Chopra has got a song to sing in this film. Shashi has composed a very soothing song, and he has arranged it perfectly, just as any baby would want his/her lullaby to be. 😀 Priyanka is sounding very beautiful, and she has brought that motherly tone into her voice for this song. She sounds a lot Sunidhi Chauhan. She has sung each and every line with a lot of love and feeling. The word ‘Chaoro’ is a Manipuri word meaning ‘grow up’ and the line ‘icha paari chaoro’ translates to ‘grow up, my son’. The song is very soulful and joins the league of great Bollywood lullabies like ‘Chandaniya’ from ‘Rowdy Rathore’ and ‘Sooha Saaha’ from ‘Highway’. Very impressive Bollywood singing debut of Priyanka Chopra! #5StarHotelSong!!

Mary Kom is one of those rare albums, in which you cannot afford to miss out on any single song, and all the songs are very rich musically and on the vocal front as well. The surprising part is that two debutants have composed the songs of this album, yet they have managed to score full marks in their debut itself! All the songs are perfect, and as you must have noticed, all of them have got my prestigious #5StarHotelSong tag. 😛 Each of the songs have the qualities of true good music, and none of them are so-called cheap or ridiculous. After all, how can we expect cheapness from a Bhansali album!? Last year, Bhansali had given a superhit album, which had ruled the charts, ‘Ram-Leela’, and this year, the music of his production has quality music, which might not get the recognition it deserves because of less promotions, but will definitely touch the hearts of whoever listens to it! Moreover, the music will definitely give a strong support to the screenplay of the film, because it has everything of what has happened in Mary Kom’s life, in pinches. Motivation, sorrow, romance, motherhood and patriotism all-in-one! I would say, the first album on my blog, with nothing to disappoint at all! Finally, a quality album this year with no ridiculosity whatsoever, but soulful and motivational music! An album which relies on quality music, not commercial music! 


Final Rating for This Album:- सा < रे < ग < म < प < ध < (haha, no it’s not a नी either!) < सां 

Note:- The letter which is underlined is the final rating. I have introduced a new rating for any album in which all the songs are #5StarHotelSongs. That is why this album has gotten the highest rating ever in the history of Music Mastani. 🙂


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