Once Upon A Time In Mumbaaii..

Ok I am indeed aware that I am indeed super-late for the review.. But with tooooo many things on my hands this was bound to happen 😀

But heyyy I aint complaining cos I like it when I have my hand full..

Anyways back to the review..

When you know it an Emran Hashmi movie you know for sure that the songs are gonna be good simply cos that bugger is somehow lucky with songs.. And all his movies till date have had at least one superdupersplendiferous song.. 😀

When you see names of singers like Mohit Chauhan, Raahat Fateh Ali Khan, Karthik and KK you are sure the album promises to be something 🙂  But when u see the music director name as PRITAM.. You are 😯

Cos u don’t know if the authenticity of the music can be trusted or no.. 🙄

But nonetheless the positives (emran, mohit, rahat, KK, karthik) over shadow the big villain pritam and OUATIM delivers the best  of sufiyaana music that can be cherished for quite some time..

I am sure if I am to listen the album after a couple of years I am still gonna love them… Highlights of the album would be Mohit’s Pee Loon which has already become everyone’s favorite, Raahat bhai’s Tum jo Aa gaye , KK and karthik’s I am in love 😀

There’s also a Mika song thrown in a typical bhaigiri types 😛 Baburao mast hai.. Well I must say though this might be one of the lesser priorities in this album but trust me the song is cute.. 😀

And there’s also a 70-80s style cabaret number reworked on thePiya Tu Ab Tho aaja and duniya mein logon ko” that’s a good listen too 😀

Overall a good Album- 7/9 songs are good 🙂 So definitely CERTIFIED MUST LISTEN

ATLEAST the songs by Raahat, Mohit , KK and Karthik.. If not the remix/reprise version the originals at least are more than enough to make it a definite listen

I rate it a 4/5

Can’t help it guys I have all my favorite singers there.. 😀

Pee loon ~ Mohit Chauhan – just one word to describe this song – AWESOME.. The moment the aalaap starts you are swayed completely.. All I feel like doing is close my eyes and let the song flow over me.. It’s simply THE BEST song in the album.. The Sufiyaana effect is simply mindblasting.. Mohit excels once again.. The lyrics are definitely noteworthy.. The chorus lines are catchy and tend to stay in Ur mind eons after the song is over.. CERTIFIED MUST LISTEN

Tum Jo Aaye ~ Tulsi Kumar, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan – it opens in a typical qawwali-ish lines.. Tulsi Kumar has indeed improved a lot on her singing.. She doesn’t sound too shrill like she used too.. Infact at some places I found her reminiscent to Chitra… Rahat bhai as usual excels and we have a winner song once again.. Albeit I prefer the Reprise version more cos that’s a solo 😉 Sowweee Tulsi can’t help it M a Rahat fan 😀 the lyrics are good a tad clichéd but nice.. The places where Rahat bhai does his swarams are beautiful cos he reminded me so much of Nusrat ji.. CERTIFIED LISTENABLE only cos this is not solo 😉

Babu Rao ~ Mika – If you have liked tapori songs of Munnabhai and Shootout at Lokhandwala you are sure to like this… If you don’t mind Mika then you can like the song.. Cos frankly I did like it.. I wouldn’t say I loved it but yes it’s definitely listenable.. For those moments when you just want to dance Ur blues away and feel the need to add some spunk to your usual music you surely need this one..The lyrics are typical complete with the mumbaiyya slang.. liberal use of English too like adjust” “word” “system etc etc.. CERTIFIED LISTENABLE

I Am In Love ~ KK & Dominique –  KK strikes back.. He has been one singer I have always liked since he gave us Tadap Tadapke (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam).. And I end up liking 99% of his songs and yes definitely I like this one too.. Albeit I would say that Karthik’s version is definitely one up on this… But with KK you just can’t ignore him.. The lyrics are the same so I save it for the Karthik version 😉 as for this one CERTIFIED MUST LISTEN..

Pee Loon(Remix)Mohit – if you liked the original you are sure to like this J Yes indeed, just a bit fast paced but overall the song is simply out of the world.. There was a day when the moment I laid my hands on this album I was just hooked on to this song and kept playing it again n again.. It’s definitely addictive… Though I am generally against remix but this one doesn’t sound like one in spite of claiming that it is a remix.. So for me this one’s CERTIFIED MUST LISTEN.

I Am In Love ~ Karthik – for the first time when I heard this I dint realize it was Karthik singing albeit I did feel the voice very very familiar.. and then came this place where he sings in complete base and that’s when it hit me “is that Karthik” and yes I checked it then and I was dumbstruck this was indeed Karthik and the best part I love is that not one ounce of accent or anything for that matter… A simply marvelous song… not much of a Sufi effect but definitely a lovely song.. the lyrics are really sweet, minimalist esp the second Para which goes like – badal par chalta hoon main,girke sambhalta hoon main, khwahishe karta hoon main khone se darta hoon main, jaaga na soya hoon main , musafir khoya hoon main, kuch sarphira sa hoon main buddhu zara sa hoon main, dil kyaa karein tere bina itna bas mujhe pat ahai,.. I am in love.. Aaahhh.. I reveled in this song completely.. CERTIFIED MUST LISTEN..

Parda ~ sunidhi Chauhan, Rana Mazumdar – this is the perfect Cabaret effect from the 70s and 80s.. A rehash of RDB’s Piya Tu Ab Tho Aaja and Duniya mein Logon ko .. No it’s not the remix or anything.. It’s completely redone or rather it would be more appropriate to say that they have actually incorporated some parts of the RDB song to this one.. Perfect with the RDB effect this is definitely a good song.. I wouldn’t commit and say that its one of those dance numbers I would pick up to dance but then I definitely can’t ignore it too.. It’s an ok song.. Sunidhi has definitely sung it to the best.. But I somehow only wish if they had brought in Asha Tai to sing this that would be a Sone pe suhaaga 😀 CERTIFIED LISTENABLE

Tum Jo Aaye (reprise) ~ Raahat Fateh Ali Khan – What do I say now..?? COMPLETE BLISS..!!!! With Raahat bhai crooning, his breathtaking aalaps, swaras,..Uff by God.. I’m addicted.. 😀  Comparatively minimalist on the music front, and sigh..!! I don’t have words to describe this one.. Simply no words.. Cos its Raahat bhai I don’t need any further reasons to fall in love with this song.. Lemme concentrate on the lyrics in this one 🙂 The lyrics are simply beautiful , picture this – Ishq mazhab ishq meri zaat ban gayi.. Sapne Teri chahto ke dekhta hoon ab kayi..Din hai sona aur chandi raat ban gayi.. Mindblasting..!! The sheer use of Urdu makes me love it even more.. Aisa main saudaayi huaa dhadkane bhi apni tho lagti hai Teri ahaate maangi  Na khudaayi Maine maanga naa rawaan bhi maangli Teri chahte..Khwahhishe Milne ki tumse roz hoti hai nayi mere dil ki jeet meri maat ban gayi.. I’m ghayal completely.. CERTIFIED MUST LISTEN

I Am In Love (Dance Mix) Dominique & KK – now I wonder why they had to come out with a 3rd version of this song 🙄 no I mean seriously c’mon we already have a KK and Karthik version why another Dance version.. Sigh..!! This one’s CERTIFIED MISSABLE

Overall the album is good for those 4-5 songs and hence 4/5 cos Raahat Bhai Mohit and Karthik (exactly in that order) are more than enough to keep me mesmerized with this one 😀

So guy’s u must definitely listen to those MUST LISTENS mentioned out there.. And yes I’m definitely looking forward to this movie 😀

That’s it from Megzone for now..!!

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Kites ~ High F(ly)ive

After Prince if there was one album that has captured me out rightly.. It has to be Kites..

No Nopes not cos it’s a Hrithik movie (Hayeee… hrithik!!!! 🙂 ) but the sheer good music and awesome rendition of songs.. Though the number of songs in the album is less L but they really do leave their mark..  Rajesh Roshan has proved it yet again that he can give the best to his brother’s movies..

The music a teensy weensy tadly reminiscent of KNPH ESP the title and Na tum jaano Na hum effect.. But all said and done bloody brilliant album… KK rocks in both the soft melodious lilting numbers – Zindagi Do Pal Ki and Dil Kyu Ye Mera… Simply marvelous… These songs goes into my list of all time faves cos I know for sure even if I were to listen them 5 yrs down the line I would still fall in love with them all over again.. Just like I still fall in love with Mann Ki Lagan from Paap… every time I listen to it..  These 2 songs have seized me by my senses and captivated my mind to such an extent that even in my sleep I can hear these songs as if background music is on… errr.. My dreams interspersed with them too 😳

Overall the album gets a 4/5 no not for Hrithik you sillies..C’mon grow up.. Don’t you know Main Shahid Ki Deewani hoon.. 😉

But those 2 songs are more than enough to make the album one of my all time favorites…

So go ahead and listen to them guys I’m sure you won’t be disappointed..

Ok now for the detailed review

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Zindagi Do pal ki KK –  if I had to choose just one song from this album and say “this is the best” it has to be this one.. Maaann.. Whatte song whatte song.. I’m yet to come out of it.. The day I downloaded and listened to it you won’t believe me I listened to jus this one track continuously for 3 days.. Yes 3 days…

KK at his mellifluous best.. Rajesh Roshan at his mushiest best..What more can I ask for.. Bliss..!!! Absolute Bliss..!A perfect blend of music direction genius and singer’s élan.. This one surely leaves a mark and keeps you yearning for more.. KK has not lost his charm at all.. Infact he has managed to weave a brand new version of himself.. I have never heard him sound like this before.. Till date he was given songs that worked on his high range potentiality but this time.. It was more on the base.. And not just that he sounds different.. So un-KK-ish and yet manages to leave you spellbound…I’m dying to see Hrithik in this song.. CERTIFIED MUST LISTEN

Dil Kyu mera ~ KK– the second best song in this album,… KK proves his mettle again.. A soul stirring love song.. I believe many of you might have already seen/heard this one in the promos of the movie.. This one simply melts in your ears.. Music is as usual simply superb.. Enticing and yet soothing.. The guitar notes do tend to capture your sense… CERTIFIED MUST LISTEN

Tum bhi ho wahi ~ Vishal dadlani Suraj Jagan – this one’s a nice breezy number.. A little fast paced.. The music is definitely nice.. A slight acapella effect to it..Loved the overall effect.. A perfect song for those recently fallen in love.. There’s not much I feel to write about the song.. I mean this one dint affect me as much as I loved the previous 2.. After listening to that this sounds a tad feeka (bland).. But definitely worth a listen.. CERTIFIED LISTENABLE

Kites in the Sky ~ Suzanne DMello and Hrithik Roshan – yes you read it write.. Its indeed sung by Hrithik himself… aaww.. Maaann… whatte voice.. No sillies.. No bias here… a very subtle lilting start slowly goes on a soprano-ish effect.. And thankfully unlike other Actor-turned-singers.. Hrithik’s masculine voice is like a breath of fresh air… I wouldn’t say he sings like a professional I don’t want you guys hunting me down and throwing stones on me… but compared to the other actor-singers HR def is a good find.. And the sheer fact that it’s English lyrics acts as a positive thing going for him.. He has sung this song beautifully.. The whole effect of the song is such that it stirs your soul.. Plays with your heart strings.. Soft n lilting.. Like a feather caressing.. Aaahhh.. BLISS..!! CERTIFIED MUST LISTEN

Fire (Hindi)- Rajesh Roshan Vishal Dadlani –  nice fast paced number.. Perfect danceable track.. Very peppy.. More music less words.. But the music makes up for the lack of words and packs the punch home.. Awesome mixing effects.. CERTIFIED MUST LISTEN

Zindagi remixas usual my typical funda applies here.. When I like the original its but obvious that I love the remixes too.. Though I’m generally against remixes but when they are don’t tactfully and present the song in a whole new manner I love them.. And DJ Amyth has done a fab job on this.. there are some remixes that you like more than the original itself for e.g. Bakhuda tumhi ho from kismet konnection this is one of those that manages to enrapture your senses and captivate your mind with its superb rendition.. CERTIFIED MUST LISTEN

Dil kyu mera remix same funda applies to this one too.. Infact  I feel the remix version is more alluring than the original itself.. No that does not mean the original is not nice.. If the original is superb.. This is supersplendofantabulous 😛

I hope you get what I mean now.. CERTIFIED MUST LISTEN

Tum BHI HO wahi – remix.. The remix is good.. But just as I said about the original.. There’s not much to write about the song.. Maybe when I see Hrithik grooving on screen I might just about have something to drool over this song too 😛 as of now this stands CERTIFIED LISTENABLE

Fire  – English –  just like the Hindi version this one is bereft of lyrics as such.. Just a few lines but then the music as I said adds the zeal and zing that’s required… this is one of those tracks which are perfect for those long lazy drives on a drizzly night.. Simply zabraakooo CERTIFIED MUST LISTEN

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Overall this goes right into my list of all time fave albums.. Trust me every song is pretty much worth it..

And no, no biases on I being a Hrithik movie.. After all I’m still truthful and sincere to my Shahid.. But as swetha asked me decide once and for all Hrithik or Shahid..

And I said Shahid of course but how can one forget your first love…?? 😉

Temme temme.. If Shahid is my present then Hrithik is my past.. He is my first love and how can you forget your first love..That’s impossible.. Right 😛

So go ahead guys listen up the album.. I would say it’s one of the best albums this year.. For me it rules even Prince that I so highly recommended to you all..Cos I have been glued to this album since the day I downloaded which is like more than 2 weeks now.. 😳

That clearly explains how enamored I am with this one… and the KK songs are more than enough to keep me glued for hours.. Imagine 24X7 I’m tuned to this for more than 15 days.. Which is like 😯

Moreover the lyrics are really simple..Not too much usage of heavy words.. Just plain simple Hindi… and that just adds to the music.. Rajesh Roshan and KK *thumbs up*

Over all album  – CERTIFIED MUST LISTEN :mrgreen:

That’s it from Megzone for now..

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