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“LONELY” starts off nicely with Yo Yo honey singh doing some nice rap. But disaster strikes as soon as Himesh turns up on the mic. He sings in his usual voice, a bit more nasal this time. Hamsika iyer’s portions are very well done. And himesh takes a leaf out of his old composition from “Namastey London”, singing the line “Teri yaad saath hai” in his nasal voice. Infact, this is the only line sung by himesh which sounds okay. The rest of his vocals are bad. The typical fast beats don’t make any difference. Overall, quite a forgettable beginning. With “BALMA” , things go even further down the hill. The song which is supposed to be a tribute to Pancham da, is awful. While sreeram’s vocals are superb, shreya ghoshal sounds as if she has just run 10 kilometres and then immediately singing. The video is the most disgusting. If this was meant to be a tribute to the legend, then this is not done. It feels more of an insult rather than a tribute. And BOLLYWOOD, Sreera


It has happened only once in the last eleven years that a movie by “Excel entertainment” has had a full soundtrack by someone other than Shankar – Ehsan – Loy (Unless You count the guest compositions by medival punditz in Don and Karthik calling Karthik). And it was for the film “Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.” whose music was by Vishal – Shekhar. Now it happens a second time that someone else replaces the regular trio for Excel, and it is Ram Sampath. Coincidentally both these movies have been directed by Reema Kagti. “MUSKAANEIN JHOOTHI HAIN” is a typical thriller song. With slow beats and a superb tune, it is the sultry voice of Suman Sridhar which makes this song sheer brilliance. Everything about the song reminds us of those thrillers of the 1980’s. And with a video featuring Kareena Kapoor “Khan” (And her extra bright lipstick), this song is sure to become a sure shot hit. There is something very addictive about it. In one word, it is “Slow poison”. Kudos to Ram Sampath


 (You can listen to the songs HERE ) (As for the lyrics,  click HERE ) I’ve always liked Priyanshu Chatterjee right from his first film “Tum Bin”. Infact, if I make a list of my ten all time favorite films, Tum Bin would find a place among them. And Dia Mirza – I’m already head over heels on her. She is one of the most naturally beautiful actresses on screen today no doubt. When Pratim Gupta brings these two together, it must be something nice. And so out of sheer curiosity, I watched the first trailer of “Paanch Adhyay”. While I am stunned by the beautiful Dia mirza, I can’t help but notice the song portions playing in the background. On checking, I found out that Shantanu moitra had given the music. And so for the first time in my life, I (A gujju) heard a Bengali soundtrack. Now the closest I’ve been to a Bengali soundtrack is “Raincoat” and “Devdas”. That is my remotest link to Bengali music. I’ve still tried to review all the songs. As they say, the lyrics


Let us take a look at amit trivedi’s works this year. In the beginning of 2012, he composes a peppy album for Dharma productions. Few months later, he composes another beauty for the yashraj banner. (Read my music review of ishaqzaade HERE ) He is a gujarati mind you. And yet he composed a fantastic score for English Vinglish with a lovely Marathi wedding song. (Read my music review HERE ) As if that wasn’t enough, he composed a parody by the name of Aiyyaa where again he tried his hands at Marathi (Lavni) and even south Indian music. The results were fairly engaging and highly innovative. And now he goes PUNJABI for “Luv shuv tey chicken khurana”. PHEW! So many diverse languages and he still gives something different everytime. LSTCK is no different. As always with anurag kashyap, here too the album is amazing. “KIKLIKALERDI” is a kind of game small girls play. It is somewhat similar to those “Ringa ringa roses” type games. Imagine a song out o


The vikram bhatt – chirantan bhatt combo is one of my favorites. After dishing out the fairly engaging “Shaapit” and the brilliantly melodious “Haunted 3D”, now they are back for their third outing, a sequel to 1920, one of the genuinely scary movies I’ve seen in hindi cinema in recent times. For those who didn’t know, Vikram bhatt and Chirantan bhatt are cousin brothers. Their grandfather Vijay bhatt directed some classics like Ram rajya, Baiju Bawra and Himalay ki god mein. Chirantan’s father Arun Bhatt was a leading famous gujarati film director (Yep, he’s from aapnu Gujarat.) While the first one 1920 had music by Adnan sami who gave us some great melodies in the form of “Vaada” and “Tujhe main pyaar karoon”, let us see whether chirantan recreates the magic he wove with Haunted. “APNA MUJHE TU LAGAA” sees sonu nigam in his melodious best. While he also appears in the video of this song as he plays the piano, the song is a treat for his fans. He is superb. The go