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You are not wrong if you have mammoth expectations from the music of “Matru ki bijlee ka mandola”, primarily because of two names – Gulzar and Vishal Bhardwaj; or more importantly these two coming together.   They literally create magic on screen – no exaggeration. With a rural backdrop for this dark comedy, let us see what the duo has in store for us. “MATRU KI BIJLEE KA MANDOLA” – the title song is just perfect. The song which had already got me hooked with its appearance in the trailer will make you dance – guaranteed. With addictive beats and an even more addictive tune and loop, Sukhwinder Singh is just the apt choice for this song. Though the song has a heavy VB hangover, you still cant help but dance to this lovely number. “OYE BOY CHARLIE” has trademark Gulzar lyrics where we hear “Timbuctoo”, “Vitamin ki goli” – something only Gulzar can use and get away. While Shankar mahadevan sings in a totally new manner, Mohit chauhan too gets something differ


DISCLAIMER – This is a list of my personal favorite 30 film songs and 20 non filmy songs. You won’t find a SINGLE song of Himesh Reshammiya and Sajid-Wajid in this list. And yes. Out of the 27 songs of Gangs of Wasseypur (the album of the year according to many), only 2 have made it to my list. If that’s okay, read on.    2012 has been one of bollywood’s best years in a long time. The Indian audience witnessed a big number of hit films ranging from the mindless 100 crore comedies to the small budget brilliant ones to the minimal budget films. 2012 has also been a fantastic year for music buffs. Some great albums were released, some fantastic new finds (composers and singers) and some superb stuff from few ever reliable composers. For me the singer of the year was Arijit Singh. Except for one song of his (kyun dooriyan from players), all his remaining songs are a part of my top 30. As far as the best composer is concerned, Pritam, Vishal Shekhar and Amit Trivedi stood out