~::~ Dabangg ~::~

The overall music score would be an average but for 1 single song with a total of 3 versions this album stands out.. No prizes for guessing which one.. Duh!! Raahat bhai’s song Tere Mast Mast Do Nain which has 3 versions – his solo, duet with Shreya and a remix..  the success of this album to a very large extent rides on the success of just a couple of songs.. Firstly Raahat Bhai’s song apart from that Munni Badnaam Hui largely for mass appeal , Malaika Arora Khan’s gyrations and definitely the Item number part of it.. This one is sure to be a hit not only for all weddings and college fests but even with the local autowallahs.. Why even I love it already..  Just waiting to catch a glimpse at Malaika’s jhatkas and matkas.. Humka Peeni Hai again would draw in the crowds for its uncanny resemblance to Khaike Paan banaraswala.. Nonetheless to all those who like folksy songs this one’s gonna be a super hit.. My rating would be 3.5/5

Chori Kiya re Jiya Sonu Nigam Shreya Ghosal – soft melodious song.. a nice romantic duet.. it has a tad western influence with respect to the music.. For a film based in Bihar.. I wonder why and how.. but nonetheless it’s a lovely number.. The tune somehow reminds me of Sonu’s music albums.. Not sure which song though.. But brings out that effect.. The lyrics are nice.. A tad predictable though.. the lines “tune hi chori kiya re jiya.. mora jiya are a lil addictive they stick in ur head even after the song is over.. Certified Listenable..Why? cos I think it wud take some more time to sink in and make it a must listen 😛 So for now its CERTIFIED LISTENABLE

Hud Hud DabanggSukhwinder and Wajid –  a signature Sukhwinder song.. the perfect number that you would except sukhwinder to belt out.. it has a head swaying effect on you.. atleast  had it on me.. so m speaking for myself.. there is a folksy effect to the whole song and I definitely aint surprised going by the location of the movie.. Wajid has complemented Sukhwinder perfectly.. the lyrics are spattered with bihari hindi.. pretty much like a war cry kinda song..  CERTIFIED LISTENABLE

Humka Peeni hai Wajid, Master Salim and Shabab – it seems to start with a Khaike Paan Banaras wala effect.. its pretty much in the same lines.. only here its not paan but either alcohol/bhaang.. nonetheless this is one of those head nodding/leg shaking numbers.. to which u cant help swaying.. for all those in love with folksy numbers  and dance number fans are sure to like it.. somewhere in between I was reminded of Omkara –Beedi Jalayle.. so if u have enjoyed tht one u are sure to like this too.. the lyrics are complete with masti and slang.. “matka mein apni tho tounti lagayile..” wen I heard it for the first time I burst out laffing.. basically cos I don’t know wat it means.. If any of you biharis out there and know wat it means kindly enlighten me.. And as for me since I love masti timepass dance numbers this goes for CERTIFIED MUST LISTEN

Tere Mast Mast Do NainRaahat Fateh Ali KhanDo I need to say anymore on why I like this song or what its certified as.. This is THE BEST SONG in this album.. Forget all the others and just listen to this.. Its one of the signature Rahat songs.. Mindblasting I say.. pehle peher tujhe dekha tho dil mera dhadka haye dhadka haaye jal jal utha hoon main shola jo pyar ka bhadka haaye bhadka haaye.. If someone was to sing this song like raahat for me.. I wud be ghayal in a jiffy 😛  I have no words to express the beauty of this song.. all I can say is CERTIFIED MUST LISTEN

Munni Badnaam mamta Sharma & Aishwarya –  new singers on the block.. and a perfect Item Number song.. I wouldn’t be surprised if this goes on to become the most raging song of this year.. With Malaika Arora Khan performing onscreen I am one eager human waiting to catch the video 😉 if you have liked item numbers like beedi and namak ishq ka and babuji zara dheere chalo you are sure to like this one atleast I do .. the lyrics are ROFL stuff… I mean imagine sayin “main zandu balm hui darling tere liyemaannn I was frigging laughing when I heard that.. but this one’s a really dhinchakkk number I have myself grooving whenever I hear this one 😀 CERTIFIED MUST LISTEN

Humka Peeni hai (remix)Wajid, Master Salim and Shabab – the original was funtoosh.. and the remix is just about fast paced with some additional beats and liberal use of western instruments..this one again is definitely something m sure im gonna like n simply for the fast beats and masti effect.. CERTIFIED LISTENABLE

Tere Mast Mast Do NainRaahat Fateh Ali Khan & Shreya Ghosal – this ones the duet version of the other song… the moment Shreya starts u are even more mesmerized with the song than u were.. now I cant ignore Raahat nor Shreya and I cant do injustice to Shreya  by sayin I don’t like this one… just cos I am a Raahat Fan 😀 😛 so nonetheless both these songs are simply awesome.. CERTIFIED MUST LISTEN

Munni Badnaam hui remix Mamta Sharma & Aishwarya – if u have liked the original u are sure to like this 😀  Not sure how many of you have heard the Kooke Koyaliya song from Life partner.. if you have then you know wat to expect from this song.. U like it u hate it but u cant ignore it, nice catchy groovy Item Number –  CERTIFIED MUST LISTEN

Dabangg Theme this ones more of an audio theatrical trailer than a theme in itself.. I have never come across a theme with dialogues.. whereas this one has all the effect of the punches the gunshots the screams the punch dialogues et all.. the musical interludes are ok not that great or anything.. But nice the highlights wud be the latino effect.. CERTIFIED MISSABLE

Tere Mast Mast Do Nain – remix Raahat Fateh Ali Khan – sigh!!! Wat do I say now.. They have not only given us 2 versions of this song already.. They even went on to give us a remix.. Not that I am too impressed with the remix.. But then as I said I can’t\ ignore Raahat but given a choice I can definitely pass over this one for the original solo one 😉 so this one goes in for a CERTIFIED LISTENABLE

That’s it on Dabangg peeps… Go get the music and enjoy.. the musical pundits please stick to Raahat’s songs, the dance peeps can chck out Humka Peeni Hai and ofcourse Munni Badnaam Hui.. for those who love folksy tunes get the whole album guys and for the others – listen to the songs before you download them..

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~::~ Cute Aisha ~::~

Well … Saw the promos when I went to watch I Hate Luv Storys and I somehow felt it was a remake of some English/Spanish movie not sure though..Later Wikipedia revealed its based on Emma by Jane Austen.. The song that accompanied it – Suno Aisha… Did strike me interesting and had made me wait and make sure I get my hands on the album.. And I must say I am Not Disappointed.. 2-3 songs are really worth the whole album.. The music director Amit Trivedi seems to have taken the B-wood by storm now.. Most of his latest songs have been well received.. Though a couple of songs at some places sounded evocative to english songs but since I am not able to point my finger on the exact song I cant say they are lifts/remakes or anything.. But songs like Suno Aisha, Sham, Behke Behke and Lehrein are awesome numbers the last being the most soulful one with ample usage of Violin.. Singer Anushka has had a ball of a time cos she has got some lovely songs.. But somehow I would like to hear a melody or ballad from her than the usual perky numbers.. Anusha Mani I guess bein introduced in this cos I haven’t heard her before has done a beautiful job with Lehrein and Amit Trivedi himself does complete justice to the title track.. Overall it’s a lovely Album.. I give it a 3/5.. not being liberal.. But I just feel there cant be more to it 🙂

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Behke behkeAnushka Manchanda – Starts with a peppy LATINO influence.. and yes the moment it starts im already tapping my foot and nodding/shaking  my head..Anushka suits this song to the T. I don’t know if its just me but somehow in some places the song reminded me of Main Albeli from Zubaida.. either its true or my ears are ringing.. but the song is definitely something that can keep you engrossed.. I see a lil  bit of flamenco effect in the song.. the lyrics are good.. the lines – Behke behke mann keep running in my mind inspite of the song finishes. CERTIFIED MUST LISTEN

By the way Anushka Manchanda – This ones again a nice peppy number.. in some areas it reminded me of 10 on 10 from Pyar Impossible.. err.. maybe cos both were sung by Anushka but nonetheless I liked this one.. I like the places where she says Jaane Do Chodo Bhi.. The ample use of guitar enhances the effect of the song… The lyrics depict of just live life don’t think…this ones not much of a dance number but definitely recommended for the party and karaoke nights..Cos I love the beats and the claps that come in.. CERTIFIED LISTENABLE

Gal Mitthi MitthiiTochi Raina – ok now I am not much impressed with this on hearing it 2-3 times.. but sometimes there are songs where the videos make them likeable.. For people who like Punju songs they are sure to like this one.. No I aint against punju songs but somehow ye kuch raas nai aaya.. L so for me its nothing great.. but somehow I feel when I see the song I might start liking.. and yes this might jus go on to become the next marriage song.. well its not about marriage but the mere punju effect is sure to make ppl  dance to it.. frankly this don’t impress me much.. CERTIFIED MISSABLE..

Lehrein ~ Anusha Mani, Neuman Pinto, Nikhil Dsouza – I just loved this one.. starts with Violin and that has me mesmerized already.. Completely Awesomee….the song jus flows and makes u sway too..  Generally the violin usage in a song depicts grief but this song seems more abt solitude/loneliness  but doesnt take u into any depressive mode.. you are sure gonan love this one 😀 CERTIFIED MUST LISTEN

Sham ~ Nikhil Dsouza, Amit Trivedi Neuman Pinto – This one in someways reminds me of an English ong but I am not able to place my finger on it.. minimalist music and the guitar usage has me swaying and flowing.. Sometimes reminds me of the LIMCA ad song..Perfect for a nice rainy evening with a hot cup of tea watchin the droplets hit the glass pane.. or else perfect for a night.. clear sky.. moonlight penetrating throw the windows and ur snuggled tight in bed 😀 and stars peeping out silently..Blisss…!!! CERTIFIED MUST LISTEN

Suno Aisha ~ Amit Trivedi – I like this one.. it’s a very cute song.. Amit’s voice melts like icecream.. Yes ye s ice-cream indeed.. Foot tapping music.. me the likes me the likes.. This ones already making rounds on TV and many have already expressed their liking for this one.. Theres one small Flute bit in the middle that really makes it cute.. This again I don’t know why  I feel is reminiscent of a song I have heard before.. Either cos the name Aisha sounds similar to Alisha in Pyar Impossible I don’t know but I do feel I have heard the tune before.. but nonetheless I love it 😀 and hence CERTIFIED MUST LISTEN

Lehrein RemixDJ Lloyd and Discreet – I love this one too.. Though it’s a remix its one of those versions that are perfect for those lonnggg drives/travel on a rainy day..  I loved the original and I love this one too J CERTIFIED MUST LISTEN

Gal Mithi Mithi ~ Tochi Raina – another remix another version.. Dint like the original not yet..not till I watch the video and give it another consideration and so as of now CERTIFIED MISSABLE..
Overall I give it a 3/5.. not very impressive but definitely not the missable types.. you definitely can listen to Behke Behke, Lehrein and Suno Aisha.. Sham is good too but not too striking initially but the more u listen to it.. the more you fall in love with it.. So that’s for AISHA a 3/5..

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Blast from the Past…!!

I happened to be watching Times Now on this fine Sunday afternoon and the program Total Recall.. And this week it was Shamshad Begum… For all those who do not remember her… she’s the one whose songs have been remixed and remixed and we still love them all..

Err… still wondering.. remember Dimple Shaw’s Kabhi Aar Kabhi Paar from the Guru Dutt super hit Aar Paar or the more comic caper in Kajra Mohabbat wala from the Biswajeet starrer – Kismet

I knew she existed but I never she bloomed and ruled the Tinsel Town for sooo long… her winning streak was by and large in the 40-60s and then she took a sabbatical from the industry and came back with a bang in Kajra Mohabbat wala… when OP Nayyar weaved his charm with his then fave muse  Asha Bhosle…. The Asha Bhosle OP Nayyar Duo have given us memorable melodies and Shamshad Begum too had a special role to play in his career… each and every number of this elusive nightingale as they called her has been a winner…

When they played most of her famous songs I realized… those are the songs with which we have grown up with only that I never realized it was SHE who splayed those songs with her magic… she had a peculiar voice that stood out far above the rest.

Her best super hits chartbuster songs were with OP Nayyar.. There was an era where every song she sang for OP sir was a hit.. and having experienced his songs I can say they are a wonderful refresher even today amidst all the current shoo-shaa of music which are as dad puts it “shor sharaba music” well I won’t admonish wat he says… with the advancement of technology music too has taken a revolution of sorts.. There’s not much sitar or sarangi use in music today… the flute too is slowly diminishing…but with OP sir’s music you can never get tired.. He’s a true genius…

With a career graph of more than 100 songs to her kitty… she has been captivating one and all with her lovely mellifluous voice… with the advent of the item numbers and remixes her numbers along with Ashaji’s numbers were the most vied after for recreating…

Her best songs to me were all those that were later remixed ~

Kabhi Aar Kabhi Paar – Aar Paar

Mere Piya gaye  Rangoon – Patanga

Leke Pehla Pehla Pyar – CID

Kahin pe Nigahein Kahin pe Nishana – CID

Bhooj mera kyaa naam re, nadi kinare gaav re – CID

Saiyaan Dil mein aana re – Bahaar

Kajra Mohabbat Wala – kismet

And ofcourse who can forget the romantic musical saga MughaleAzam with the spectacular stunning breathtaking beauty MadhuBala and the dashing prince Dilip saab (ah yes he was the heart-throb of many in those days), yes Shamshad Begum has sung a duet with Lata Mangeshkar –  teri mehfil mein kismet aazmake hum bhi dekhenge…

Remember the NECC ad on “Sunday ho ya Monday roz khao ande” well it so happens that indeed there was an old song which goes “aana meri jaan meri jaan Sunday ke Sunday” and yes Shamshad begum was one of those first singers to have adapted to the western music inspite of her nasal twang voice..

She truly was a wonderful singer… and yes hats off to her for giving us such memorable melodies…

She was honored with the Padma Bhushan earlier this year… I wonder why all maestros are always recognized for their efforts late in life 🙄
Thank you Shamshad ji for all those lovely numbers 🙂