This summer’s scorching soundtrack is here and is likely to be lurking through your darkest seasons in the sun.
Confession time. The first promo of Shaitan, featuring a snippet of the soundtrack that was to arrive later, had me reaching out for poppers…erm…I mean popcorn, or popsicle, anything that would put me into a frenzy. The little that I saw and heard was Bali- The Sound of Shaitan. Listen to it, and if it does not put your head into a spin, what are you smoking?
Savaal sava lakh ka, who has not been waiting for the ecstasy-laced soundtrack of Shaitan? With its now cult-following arrival, is also the inevitable delay in trying to analyze it. The music, like the film’s psychedelic poster art, is bewilderingly a Rorschach test of your music reviewing acumen.
Enter, the first track, clocking at a minute is, oh and is this just me, why do I think I am entering Gaspar Noe – Enter The Void territory? The track is a vestibule that could lead you into a trapdoor – opening into a whole new arena of sounds that, for a start, hindi cinema, has not heard. Continue reading →
Kudiyon ka nasha pyaare…who better than Salman Khan to mock-sync a song that infringes on character assassination. His own. Self-deprecatory to the hilt, are you Ready for this?
In the track Character Dheela, singers Neeraj Shridhar and Amrita Kak bounce the song around its star character Sallu, and looking at the picturisation, one can tell how the track evolved spontaneously in the music room.
It’s all over the place, a Sallu trait that will infectiously spread. The deliberate and intrinsic use of pipe music is to reinforce the song’s smooth charm to lead its own chain of devotees. Saala sab Sallu ke fan log.
Humko Pyar Hua by K K and Tulsi Kumar (a pop music singer?) is well…zzz. This one is déjà vu, say Teri Ore from Singh is Kinng on recycled tempo. The composition is so staid; it evokes no feelings, not even of pity. ‘Humko pyar hua…poori hui dua’ Bah! Continue reading →
What sets a taaza-tareen music composer from the more established names in the Bollywood sangeet mela?
Krsna, first time composer with Tanu Weds Manu offers no new sounds with his debut; using all the musical tropes we are used to hearing. His is not a grand entry, rather one who we’re over-familiar with, his tunes and tricks enmeshed in our system; it’s sticky to comb him from the achievers. He’s bang in the middle of Bollywood groove. It’s for him now, to gather speed, or lag behind, in a rat race on a revolving dance floor.
Sadi Gali, the first track opens right in the middle of a celebration, there’s no prelude, and you can’t help feeling odd if your limbs don’t begin to act on their own. Lehmber Hussainpuri infuses it with such infectious rhythm, his voice in sync with the hooks; this is one song you are going to hear a lot in the coming days if you haven’t already heard it long ago, which only goes to reiterate how Krsna is coming from familiar terrain – he knows what we will swing to. Continue reading →
1) Tintin & The Secret Of The Unicorn (US Release – 23rd December India- 11th November)
Director- Steven Spielberg (collaborating with Peter Jackson)
Starring- Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Jamie Bell & Andy Serkis.
Two words- “can’t wait”.
2) Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part-2 (15th July)
Director- David Yates
Starring- Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes & Helena Bonham Carter. Continue reading →
I’ve been a frequent visitor for naachgaana for last year or so. Its nice to meet people who share the same passion towards bollywood as I do. Like my nickname claims, I’m a huge huge
fan of amit trivedi. I claim dev d’s music release date (dec 27th) almost my 2nd birth. Ever since, I have developed a keen taste for sound production and composing as well. if anyone’s interested, I can soon post some of my “instrumental compositions”
While I clearly see aÂ faction of SRK, Sallllu, akki fans ont he forum, let me be the outlierÂ to say I don’t have a favorite amongs any of these big stars. for me, my favorite actors are kay kay menon (shaurya/ stoneman murders are my favorite) , vinay pathak (dasvidaniya), rajpal yadav, paresh rawal( hungama, mumbai meri jaan) and so on.
I look forward to interacting in discussions with you. One of the main reasons I joined the forum is to get some insight from anyone actually involved int he industry (like joginder tuteja, I’m not sure if there are any others) about how to actually get in industry.. Apart from music production, I’m interested in writing some scripts. Will anyone be able to recommend good resources in how to write scripts? Continue reading →
The album rip opens with a mind blowing track Aisha sung by Amit Trivedi, Nakash Aziz and Ash King. From the lyrics to the music to the singing, everything seems to be extremely perfect and flawless. Itâ€™s the song that refreshes the mind and gets the listener grooving instantly. A perfect start to the album and one couldnâ€™t ask for better.
Up next is a Punjabi track Gal Mitthi Mitthi Bol sung by Tochi Raina and has the folk element in it. This track is yet another masterpiece from Gen-next composer Amit Trivedi and has complete potential of being a chartbuster. Apart from great music, the song also proves to be high on singing and lyrics. Continue reading →