Music Reviews - Recent Hindi Songs
Dus Bahane by Shaan(aka Shaantanu Ghosh) and Kay Kay(aka Krishna Kumar Menon). Cool Music! The extended version is also good.
Deedar De by Sunidhi is very average. Talking about Sunidhi, here is an interview with her. I consider the Tamil singer, Malathi, to have similar vocal characteristics as Sunidhi. Both of them are good in high-pitched and peppy numbers, whereas Malathi is kind of getting stereo-typed with item numbers and is not getting many good songs. She's got the potential, but needs a good break, I think.
Unse Poochein - Very average song, even the amazing Duet stars Udit and Alka, couldnt add lustre to it. Vishal-Sekhar could have done better, there have been thousands of such songs and am sick and tired of such songs. Skip IT!
Jaaniye Ve - Just ok, sung by Hariharan and Mahalakshmi Iyer. Mahalakshmi is a quite talented singer, although she is among the under-rated ones too. I see her once in a while in SEL's compositions and otherwise not much. Just bad luck, is it?
Mashooka Mashooka (English Version) - Cool song! Sung by Wajid, Nisha, Joy.
I thought the other songs in this soundtrack were just normal.
Some of the songs are good, some of them are quite different (esp. the ones by Prasanna Sekhar - Is he the Prasanna who plays the Guitar and who graduated from IIT, Madras?)
D. Tox [Main Bindaas Ho Jaaoon] - Pretty funny song. Worth a listen. It's just got dialogues and some music in the background.
D. Rox - Reminds me of the Matrix Spybreak soundtrack. That song had been choreographed really well - walking up the walls and stuff like that, and that really stands out even today. If they do something like that to this song, it will be really cool. I like this song because it's got a good and decent foot-tapping background track with Indian instruments here and there and there is an element of thrill added into the soundtrack. Good work by Prasanna.
Other songs are just average.
Was a bit let down with the music by M.M.Kreem (aka Keeravani). Didnt like any of the songs!
Amazing soundtrack. Good music by Shantanu Moitra(Read an interview with him here).
Piya Bole - Amazing soundtrack and beautifully sung by Sonu and Shreya. When I first heard this song, this is what I noticed: Saif starts off the song and then I was expecting Shaan to take over, but was a bit surprised to hear Sonu's voice. Off late Saif's songs have been done by Shaan. But later realized that Sonu can also sing for Saif and it seemed a bit seemless, although not as perfect as Shaan would've been!
Kasto Mazza - Beautiful Song, sung by Sonu and Shreya again. Didnt like the beginning of the song, but the song as such is very good.
Kaisi Paheli Zindagi - Excellent song, sung by Sunidhi. I like the free flow of the song. Excellent composition by Shantanu Moitra. I would like to listen to such songs in a beach setting.
Raat Hamari Toh - Good Melody by Chitra and Swanand. Chitra's voice seems to get better with her age. I used to hate her for sometime (maybe because I was hearing a lot of her), but in this song and some of the previous ones she seems very likeable.
Hui Main Parineeta - Seems like a very difficult song to sing. Proves the mettle of both Sonu and Shreya.
Overall, an excellent album. Correction to what I had written earlier, Shantanu has already MDed two films (Leela and Hazaron Khwaishen Aisi).
Jaane Hoga Kya:
Dil Dhak Dhak Karne Laga (Remix) and Dil Dhak Dhak Karne Laga (Remix) - Seems interesting! Good peppy dance songs.
Ali Ali - Good song by Shubha Mudgal. It's been a while since I heard her voice. A good Khawali type of song.
Nazar Nazar (Remix) - Good Dance number sung by Kay Kay. But for some reason I keep thinking that this is a song (and the Nazar Nazar song) that I have heard somewhere - Have they reused the lyrics or the music?
Will stop at this for today (will continue with recent Tamil songs in the next post).