|There is no stopping for Shabbir Kumar and it seems that the singer is already in talks for more songs. Kites doesnâ€™t make it this week because the songs sound out of the place with the new releases and has music which would work in the 90â€™s but not anymore. Rajesh Roshan needs to reinvent himself. |
Last week music releases
Music: A.R Rahman, Lyrics: Gulzar
Ratnam, Rahman and Gulzar bring a decent soundtrack, but nothing mind-blowing. A highly over-rated album from Rahman after Blue. â€˜Khili Reâ€™ is a smooth piece from Reene Bharadwaj, â€˜Ranjhaâ€™ starts off well but loses steam in the middle and the rest is very much world music meets semi-classical material, which are mostly situational and is exclusively for Rahman fans. The soundtrack has high production values and is an honest effort from Rahman.
Itâ€™s A Wonderful Afterlife
Music and Lyrics: Various
Another power-packed soundtrack with a range of songs, some originally composed and the rest from from albums and Hindi movies. â€˜Ghum Suhm Ghum Suhmâ€™ is the best of the lot, while the remaining ones are of Bhangra types which range from disco, remixes and old Punjabi numbers from well-known artists like Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Bally Sagoo, Hans Raj Hans, Malkit Singh, Neeraj Shridhar, Taz Stereo Nation and Panjabi MC. Recommended and value for money!
Music: Jawad Ahmad, Lyrics: Ahmad Anees, Dr Amanullah Khan
A very good soundtrack with powerful singing and a good set of remixes. â€˜Yaadanâ€™ by Jawad Ahmad, â€˜Mein Tenuâ€™ by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Farah (which comes in three versions) and â€˜Vaisakhiâ€™ by Jawad Ahmad (which comes in two versions) are definitely worth a listen and combine an excellent mix of singing, melody and orchestration. The rest of the songs are equally good. Recommended! Do check this one out!
Music: Liyaqat Ajmeri, Lyrics: Tauraz
â€˜Maula Maulaâ€™ by Krishna is a good composition, which works thanks to the concise singing and music. â€˜Dubbo Dubboâ€™ by Sunidhi Chauhan is an item number which should do the trick on screen, â€˜Kiska Yakin Kareâ€™ (two versions) by Parvez and Harshdeep is a failed attempt. â€˜Arz Ke Sayeâ€™ by Tarannum is another item number heavily influenced with Arabic verses, which again will manage good business on screen only. Overall, an average product!
Music: Vijay Verma, Udhbhav Ojha, friedbrainmusic.com, Lyrics: Jalees Sherwani, Mantham
Surprisingly, â€˜Shaam Kiâ€™ is a pleasant romantic duet from Shaan and Shreya Ghoshal, which carries a 90â€™s melody from the school of Jatin-Lalit and Anu Malik. Where is Shaan these days? â€˜Ankahi Siâ€™ by Vasundhara Das is a raunchy number. â€˜Get Set Goâ€™ by Wajid is a fast paced track. The remixes are fillers. Not bad overall for a small-budget movie!
Music: Amit Trivedi, Lyrics: Shellee
A full fledged soundtrack from Amit Trivedi with a campus-feel flavor. â€˜Roshniâ€™ by Shruti Pathak saves the soundtrack, while â€˜Meri Roohâ€™ has a strong â€˜Iktaraâ€™ hangover. The rest are fillers with a rather good dose of orchestration, which is never neglected by the music director. The only remix â€˜Aasman Ke Paarâ€™ is bland.
Bumm Bumm Bole
Music: Azaan Sami, Tapas Relia, M.G. Sreekumar, Lyrics: Irfan Siddique, Satish Mutatkar, Sameer
In a nutshell, an average soundtrack with â€˜Rang Deâ€™ as the USP. The other three songs are feel-good numbers which will gel well with the script.
Music: Lalit Sen, Lyrics: Lalit Sen, Nawab Aarzoo, Sunil Jha, Shakeel Azmi
Lalit Sen churns a series of mediocre songs with talented singers like Suzanne, Shaan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Alka Yagnik and Kunal Ganjawala. The exception is â€˜Tumhare Liyeâ€™ by Alka Yagnik and Kunal Ganjawala, which is a lovely 90â€™s slow ballad and still shows that Lalit Sen can compose romantic music. Overall, a disappointing effort!