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  • Music Review – Jab Tak Hai Jaan
    Jasp the Wasp | November 8, 2012, 6:57 PM | one comment | 0 views

    Guys, please comment on my blog; its a part of a competition and I need it to get a large number of comments.

    My music review of Jab Tak Hai Jaan can be found in this link (from my blog) :-

    http://jtwmovieworld.blogspot.in/2012/11/music-review-jab-tak-hai-jaan.html

    Thanks!




  • Kahaani Music Review: Shotti Katha
    Manish Gaekwad | February 17, 2012, 4:38 PM | 3 comments | 1,312 views

    Remember last year’s drubber Da-da-da-da-dilli? (No One Killed Jessica) This year its Aami Shotti Bolchi…Kolkata you’re sexy, which is Kahaani’s jet-landing screechy arrival song.

    What’s common to these two city odes? Bidda Balan!

    Kolkata’s nightclub chanteuse Usha Uthup amps up this jazz-heavy metal number with apocalyptic lines miming the present socio-economic rut of the city. ‘Strong hai, powerful hai, phir bhi lachaar hai…bilkul naya hai phir bhi beete kal mein giraftaar hain.’ (more…)




  • Agneepath soundtrack does not owe to Chikni Chameli
    Manish Gaekwad | December 20, 2011, 5:49 PM | 4 comments | 1,085 views

    Chikni Chameli is the first track that is going to blast off your music system. If not that, (who’s buying music cd’s these days?) haven’t you noticed how the video was steam rolled on youtube before the music hit stores – if anything, the guys at Dharma Productions want a viral upsweep – you have ‘seen’ before you can ‘hear’ – meaning, the bountiful curves of Ms Kaif is anodyne music to your senses.

    Chikni Chameli should be a rage like most other viral videos and it does not matter if the song is trashed as ‘overplayed’ when the local religious festivities come around and we move on to the next ‘item number’ to navigate our processions through bustling market squares. First there is familiarity, later contempt. Such a thing as over-sell.

    Shreya Ghoshal is finally taking risks in her selection of songs, moving from dulcet playback (like Lata di) to some hot blooded oomph (Oh la la, The Dirty Picture) and this isn’t just to break stereotype – just listen to her rendition of Chikni Chameli – there’s an assertive ‘throw’ – a je ne sais quoi that’s coming about in the tonal quality of her voice not naturally associated with her bashful style. ‘Pauaa chadha ke gaayi,’ is what best can be surmised from her frolicsome titter at the end of this loud, celebratory song.

    O Saiyyan, Roop Kumar Rathod’s dirge is accompanied by some very beautifully orchestrated layering of piano, drum, santoor, violins, chorus – here’s a sweep where a sweep should be but it does not rise above the song’s theatrical trap – that confine when heard inside a theatre sounds good, outré outside. (more…)




  • A Musical Tribute – Ye Jo Halka Halka Suroor Hai
    Rosh | December 7, 2011, 1:04 PM | 10 comments | 1,063 views

    So here goes my first post. Thanks to Suprabh and Rohit for giving me posting rights as soon as I asked for it. I am going to mostly post my favourite songs even though I dont really know anything about music except that my best days are spent listening to them.

    Been listening to this song all day and by the end of the day I am sure it goes into my “All time favourites” list.

    Nusrat Sahab is of course no stranger to any of us, he is one of the most recognized musicians of contemporary times and probably the biggest master of Qawwali music, and this song shows exactly why.

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  • Force Music Review: Is Harris Jayaraj resurrected?
    Manish Gaekwad | September 7, 2011, 7:27 PM | one comment | 1,138 views

    Kaakha Kaakha (the Tamil original) of which Force is a hindi remake was previously remade in Telugu (Gharshana) and Kannada (Dandam Dashagunam).

    Kaakha Kaakha’s Rammstein inspired meta-charged track Uyirin Uyirae becomes Cheliya Cheliya in Telugu which is equally frenetic, a sappy Marali Marali in Kannada, and now, Khwabon Khwabon in Force amps it back vaingloriously.

    The one time that the track faltered was when Kannada music composer V Harikrishna was asked to step in for Harris Jayaraj. Marali Marali is a clumsy patch on an original Harris Jayaraj number. (more…)




  • Pritam copies again: Mausam Music Review

    Manish Gaekwad | August 25, 2011, 3:51 PM | 8 comments | 1,393 views

    If the first hook of Rabba Main Toh Mar Gaya Oye tends to veer you into Teri Ore (Singh Is Kingg) then you’ll just have to brush that bit under the velvet carpet. How much more originality will you squeeze out of a man who’s been consistently scoring on the chartbuster treadmill – as many as 15 films to his credit this year alone.

    Then, when Rabba Main Toh…reaches a crescendo in the line ‘Ab jaon kahan pe…dil ruka hain wahan pe…’ where it begins to sound like Upar Khuda Aasmaan Neeche (Kachche Dhaage), thereafter tumbling and segueing back into familiar groove.

    It’s ho-hum to find Pritam’s inspirations not consuming him – he relapses into his own tunes – no surprise that Rabba Main Toh sounds a wee bit like Aaj Din Chhadhya (Love Aaj Kal). Newbie Shahid Mallya’s light-footed rendition is as pleasant on the ears as the murmuring sound of stone skipping water on a silent lake. (more…)




  • Music Review: Mere Brother Ki Dulhan is Yash Raj rehash
    Manish Gaekwad | August 17, 2011, 8:10 PM | one comment | 797 views

    With a couple of false starts (What’s Your Raashi, Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey), has Sohail Sen found his groove at Yash Raj? Okay, here’s a test – try whistling a tune from any of his first forays.

    We did, and there’s no music like Yash Raj music. This film might come and go, but the music, will stay. Take for instance the film’s title track – Mere Brother Ki Dulhan – from the very first strain of bagpipes to the chorus chanting ‘Mere Brother Ki Dulhan’ to inoculate us, followed by hinglish lyrics, ‘Matrimonial si aankhen…’ everything stands for a formula that Yash Raj has patented – if the dhol beat on this track does not remind you of the crazy loop of Jhoom Barabar Jhoom – then you’re surely not following the Yash Raj format. Soon enough, something else will come up, reminding you where you first heard a similar dhun.

    Neha Bhasin’s stress on the word ‘issshqqq’ to push for her Dhunki, gives her rendition that much needed spunk – the rock-pop-grunge arrangement is again, formulaic, save for her voice doing the gruff, as we see Katrina Kaif jangling a guitar, stomping her feet in the music video – achieving for the song a collaborative triumph.

    Choomantar in Benny Dayal and Aditi Singh Sharma’s voice, mixes hip-pop and a show-girl interrupting with her ‘baby ooh, baby aah’ twaddle talk – and why does the word ‘choomantar’ have to be broken down in three very pronounced syllables to adapt to the hip-hop metre – it gives the song a childish, nursery rhyme patina – abracadabra this one please, at play school, yay for the baccha party. (more…)



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