Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is will strike back in Bollywood with Delhi-6 after his blockbuster flick Rang De Basanti took a nation by surprise. Delhi-6 (earlier titled Dilli 6) will star Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor and Om Puri in the lead roles. The music has been composed by A.R Rahman. The lyrics have been penned down by Prasoon Joshi. Currently a song from the soundtrack titled Masakalli is running in the promos on national television. According to me A.R Rahman had a hard time creating some fine music in 2008 with some major disappointments. Delhi-6 is Rahman’s first Bollywood soundtrack in 2009. Let’s hope this one turns out good. Read on for the music review of Delhi-6.
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So Indian music composer A.R Rahman won a Golden Globe award for composing the soundtrack for Slumdog Millionaire and the proud Indian media went on like nuts. Winning a Golden Globe award is of course something big but dude, does Rahman deserve this one? I don’t think so.
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Billu Barber is the latest flick straight from the queen Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment banner. Yes it’s Gauri Khan. Billu Barber stars Irrfan Khan, Lara Dutta and features Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone. The music has been composed by Pritam. Here is the music review!
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I think Anurag Kashyap is a brilliant film maker and I also think that Abhay Deol has risen from the ashes. So when both the A’s come together on a brilliant little concept of modern day version of the epic Devdas it’s not surprising that the hype surrounding the project would be maximum. After watching the promos of Dev D recently and digging up information about the movie all over the web, my money is on this flick!
Soundtrack is as essential in Bollywood as shopping is to women. I think a soundtrack works like a first impression of the movie. My statistics say that one is bound to watch a movie whose music sounds good. Although movies like Dev D don’t need to prove themselves but the Patna Ke Presleys starring in the song everyone is talking about, Emotional Atyachar, is a clear signal that Anurag Kashyap means business. The music has been composed by Amit Trivedi and take my word for it, it’s one hell of a ride. Come let’s check it out and listen for yourself!
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Farhan Akhtar is striking the silver screen once again, after the refreshing Rock On, in Zoya Akhtar’s flick Luck By Chance. He is not singing in the movie and he’s obviously not playing a rock star. You’ll still get to see Farhan, the actor, in the movie which I am sure we all loved in Rock On! Luck By Chance is another Excel Entertainment venture. The film has been written and directed by Zoya Akhtar. The lyrics have been penned by big daddy Javed Akhtar of course. The music has been composed by Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy. Luck By Chance is a movie on struggling actors in Bollywood, their dreams and aspirations to strike gold in the industry. We all have big hopes for the movie but let’s talk music for now.
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Chandni Chowk to China is one movie that could have made Diwali better for Bollywood freaks. It was disappointing to see them postpone the movie from Diwali to January next year. For those who tuned in late, Chandni Chowk to China or CC2C is directed by Nikhil Advani and stars Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles. The film will be Warner Bros. second film in Bollywood. The film would be good no doubt. While we wait for the movie, the music is out now. Let’s take a look!
The soundtrack has been composed by several music directors which is a good thing. The composers Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Kailash-Paresh-Naresh, Bappi Lahiri-Bappa Lahiri and Bohemia are all well known. The soundtrack comprises of 8 tracks. This includes two remixes.
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Dostana’s music is finally here. Karan Johar’s latest flick Dostana is the most awaited film of the year. The film stars Abhishek Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra and John Abraham in lead roles. Dostana has been directed by Tarun Mansukhani. The music has been composed by Vishal Shekhar. Where are Shankar Ehsaan Loy? Has Karan run out of money? The expectations from a Karan Johar movie are always Godzilla huge. So does Karan impress his followers with the music this time? Well let’s check out!
As far as the movie is concerned it’s a soft romantic comedy about three youngsters. Abhishek and John sport a gay relationship in the movie. Is Karan on his way to prove something on the gay front like he promoted ultra stupid extra marital affairs in Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna? I should shut up and talk about music now!
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Golmaal is still so fresh in my mind like it just released last weekend. I heard they were coming up with a sequel and bang! They’ve already released the music yesterday. Is it that time is passing by too fast or is it just my lazy ass?! Anyways lets not dig into deeper issues and talk about the music. Golmaal Returns stars Ajay Devgan, Kareena Kapoor, Tushar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Arshad Warsi and Amrita Arora. Now that’s a lot of actors. Golmaal Returns soundtrack has been composed by Pritam. The music for Golmaal was composed by Vishal Shekhar. Will the movie be as good as Golmaal is a far away thing, right now it’s time to check out if the music lives up to those catchy Golmaal expectations.
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No I’m not a Himesh Reshammiya fan but I must admit that I really like some of his songs. I do listen to some of his tracks once in a while. All sad ones. I don’t think he’s a real singer. It’s just that somehow the voice coming out of his nasal chamber matches the music in the background along with some well penned down lyrics. It’s been a while since he came out with that kind of noise…err…I mean music. After all this time one expects an iota of quality from him at least. After his last movie Aap Ka Suroor flopped badly at the box-office, Himesh is out with a brand new flick Karz. Karz has been produced by T-Series. The film has been directed by Satish Kaushik. The film is slated for a Diwali release.
Coming back to the music of Karz, I must say everyone is going to feel really disappointed. Himesh fails miserably as far as the music of Karz goes. The tracks don’t have any special flavor. The lyrics are mediocre to say the least. The music isn’t up to the mark. And Himesh sucks as far as singing goes. The title track Lut Jaaon Lut Jaaon includes a rip off of the track Punjab by Karunesh. Although Himesh hasn’t made any use of his horific nasal chamber in this soundtrack, he still manages to piss off a lot of music lovers. Tracks like Masha Allah, Sisak Sisak Ke, Soniye Je Tere are all pure noise. Tandoori Nights is the worst track I have ever heard. I understand a usual Bollywood soundtrack needs one masala item track but this is just way too much. Tandoori Chicken should sue Himesh for using their trademark in this song and trying to cash in on it’s popularity. Dhoom Tere Ishq Ki and Tere Bin Chain Na Aave almost qualify for Bhajans. Ek Haseena Thi is tolerable upto a certain extent. If you bought this CD from a music store you might as well throw it away or donate it to an auto-rikshawallah!
Himesh Reshammiya should be banned by the Central Government. We can’t tolerate the noise anymore. Wait! The wedding season is almost here. I’m afraid the desi wedding DJs would be playing his music all over. Ahhh!!!
In Bollywood you’ve got to make a name for yourself. And if you’re name kisses quality each time, your name becomes a brand. A brand people will follow like a religion. Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachan and Farhan Akhtar are one of those people. I went to see Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na just because of Aamir Khan. I’m sure a lot of people out there put their hard earned moolah into the movie for this very reason. Farhan Akhtar, the director made it big with Dil Chahta Hai. He’s back with Rock On!! Now here’s Farhan Akhtar the actor, the singer, the producer. Will he be a better actor than a director? That will have to wait. First let’s check out the music which was released yesterday.
Socha Hai – Farhan Akhtar
Pichle Saat Dinon Mein – Farhan Akhtar
Rock On!! – Farhan Akhtar
Ye Tumhari Meri Baatein – Dominique Cerejo
Zehreelay – Suraj Jaggan
Tum Toh Ho – Farhan Akhtar
Sinbad The Sailor – Farhan Akhtar, Raman Mahadevan
Pichle Saat Dinon Mein (Live Version) – Farhan Akhtar
Phir Dekhiye – Caralisa Monteiro
The music has been composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy. The lyrics have been penned down by Javed Akhtar. At first look this might look like Farhan Akhtar’s private rock album. He has sung five out of the nine tracks in the album. And dude! He rocks! He certainly does. The music is simply good to listen to. The album starts with Socha Hai by Farhan Akhtar. This is just some brilliant stuff as usual from Shankar Ehsaan Loy. Farhan proves he can sing. And he sings quite well. So say hello to Farhan Akhtar, the singer. The next track Pichle Saat Dinon Mein is an attempt to rock. Farhan makes it sound so good. The lyrics make it even better. Chances are you’re humming the song, the very first time you hear it! The title song comes next, Rock On by Farhan Akhtar. Say hello to Farhan Akhtar, the rockstar. Ye Tumhari Meri Baatein is a solid slow soulful song. Who the heck is Dominique Cerejo? I’ve got to Google her! The rock part is not over yet. Zehreelay by Suraj Jaggan is a neat one. Tum Toh Ho by Farhan Akhtar is another slow song you’ll wanna hear again and again. You can skip Sinbad the Sailor. The album ends with Phir Dekhiye by Caralisa Monteiro. The lyrics are simply amazing. On the whole an album as expected. Go get it! You’ll love each and every song!
Update: The movie is simply fantastic! Read a quick and cool review of the movie Rock On here!