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  • 'Highway' Music Review: The soundtrack is magical, captivating February 6, 2014

    Composer: A.R. Rahman Singers: Sultan Nooran, Jyoti Nooran, A.R. Rahman, Jonita Gandhi, Kash, Krissy, Suvi Suresh, Zeb Bangash, Alia Bhatt, Sunidhi Chauhan, and Shweta Pandit Rating: 4 out of 5 Alia Bhatt-Randeep Hooda-starrer 'Highway', a romantic drama directed by Imtiaz Ali, boasts of nine tracks. The songs show Rahman's efforts...
  • 'Jai Ho' music review: The soundtrack has its ups and downs January 15, 2014

    Composers: Sajid-Wajid, Amal Malik and Devi Sri Prasad Singers: Wajid, Shaan, Shreya Ghoshal, Shabab Sabri, Himesh Reshammiya, Keerthi Sagathia, Palak Muchhal, Altamash Faridi, Armaan Malik, Bhaven Dhanak, Brijesh Shandilya, Ujjayinee and Amal Malik Rating: 2 out of 5 Salman Khan-starrer 'Jai Ho' is an action-drama directed by Sohail Khan. It...
  • 'Hasee Toh Phasee' Music Review: The album is expressive, impressive and perfect January 10, 2014

    Composers: Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravijiani Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan, Benny Dayal, Shreya Ghoshal, Shafqat Amanat Ali, Nupur Pant, Chinmayi Sripaada Rating: 4 out of 5 A young film starring young actors Sidharth Malhotra and and Parineeti Chopra, director Vinil Matthew's 'Hasee Toh Phasee' album boasts of six tracks and musical duo...
  • 'Dedh Ishqiya' music review: The soundtrack is romantic, classic January 1, 2014

    Music Composer: Vishal Bhardwaj Singers: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Rekha Bhardwaj, Pandit Birju Maharaj, Sukhwinder Singh, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Master Saleem, Shahid Mallya and Jazim Sharma Rating: 4 out of 5 The music album of director Abhishek Chaubey's forthcoming film 'Dedh Ishqiya', a sequel to the 2010 movie 'Ishqiya',...
  • Oops, she did it again: Britney Spears' new album 'Britney Jean' is a letdown December 4, 2013

    New Delhi: You want to release a good album? You better work harder, chick. A lot harder Britney Spears' latest release, 'Britney Jean,' is a total letdown. It's not that we expect Adele-styled songs from Spears - or even Rihanna-like ones - but Spears was once a pop powerhouse who...
  • Round-up: NH7 Weekender pulls the madness out on day 1 December 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Music surely has its own sensitivity, varying from individual to infidel. You can't put its definition into brackets and so crazy was the twilight. After much loved debut of NH7 Weekender last year, the festival rocked the capital once again. With music acts across all genres, ranging from...
  • Music Review: Paul MaCartney's 'New' is joyous, inspiring and loving November 23, 2013

    Album: New Artist: Paul MaCartney I love The Beatles. I admire and adore them. I have lived their music. When teary eyed or when happiness flooded or when life revolved in bewilderment, I have played their tracks. Their music was not genius but it surely is profound. With the days...
  • 'Bullett Raja' Music Review: The album doesn't rise above the average level November 3, 2013

    Music Composers: Rhythm, Dhol, Bass (RDB) Singers: Nindy Kaur, Raftaar, Wajid, Shreya Ghoshal, Bonnie Chakraborty, Neeraj Shridhar, Mamta Sharma, Keerthi Sagathia, Danish Sabri Rating: 2.5 out of 5 The music album of director Tigmanshu Dhulia's upcoming film 'Bullett Raja' has seven tracks, including a remix version. While some tracks can...
  • 'Ram Leela' Music Review: It's a feast for music lovers October 9, 2013

    Music Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali Singers: Bhoomi Trivedi, Shail Hada, Aditi Paul, Osman Mir, Shreya Ghoshal, Arijit Singh Rating: 4 out of 5 Packed with 10 culturally nourished songs, the 'Ram Leela' soundtrack has no remix or reprised version, but it's a feast for music lovers. Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali,...
  • 'Krrish 3' Music Review: The soundtrack is average September 21, 2013

    Music Director: Rajesh Roshan Singers: Mamta Sharma, Anirudh Bhola, Neeraj Shridhar, Monali Thakur, Bob, Alisha Chinai, Zubeen Garg, Mohit Chauhan, Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal Rating: 2 out of 5 One of the first things you notice about the 'Krrish 3' soundtrack is that it is lengthy. Composed by Rajesh Roshan,...
  • 'Zanjeer' Music Review: It's average, could have been better August 20, 2013

    Composer: Chirantan Bhatt Singers: Mika Singh, Talia Bentson, Mamta Sharma, Shreya Ghoshal Ratings: 3 out of 5 Director Apoorva Lakhia's movie 'Zanjeer', a remake of the 1973 movie of the same name, has seven tracks. While retaining the original flavour of the plot, composer Chirantan Bhatt has given it a...
  • 'Madras Cafe' Music Review: Shantanu Moitra's excellent compositions August 16, 2013

    Music Director: Shantanu Moitra Singers: Papon, Zebunissa Bangash, Monali Thakur; Rating: 3.5/5 Eight tracks come together to form the album of director Shoojit Sircars's political thriller 'Madras Cafe'. Composer Shantanu Moitra presents every emotion through the music. Out of eight tracks, four have singers crooning to the lyrics, while the...
  • 'Satyagraha' Music Review: Passion, energy define the album August 11, 2013

    Composers: Salim-Sulaiman Singers: Rajiv Sundaresan, Shivam Pathak, Shweta Pandit, Salim Merchant, Shraddha Pandit, Shafqat Amanat Ali Rating: 3 out of 5 The music album of director Prakash Jha's 'Satyagraha' boasts of seven tracks, including a remix and a house mix version of a track. Composer duo Salim-Sulaiman Merchant has kept...
  • 'Rabba Main Kya Karoon' Music Review: The songs fail to impress July 28, 2013

    Composer: Salim-Sulaiman Singers: Salim Merchant, Benny Dayal, Monali Thakur, Raj Pandit, Vidhi Sharma, Akash Chopra and Labh Janjua Rating: 2 out of 5 With six tracks in director Amrit Sagar's movie 'Rabba Main Kya Karoon', composer duo Salim-Sulaiman have tried to bring in a Punjabi flavour to the music album....
  • 'Nasha' Music Review: The album surprises with its calm, cool symphony July 13, 2013

    Music Director: Sangeet-Siddharth Singers: Anirudh, Monali Thakur, Shaan, Anusha Mani, Akshay Deodhar, Sukriti Kakkar, Prakriti Kakkar, Sangeet, Siddharth Rating: 3 out of 5 The music of Amit Saxena-directed erotic movie 'Nasha' has six tracks. In contrast to the film's theme, the songs are romantic and soothing. Music directors Sangeet and...
  • 'Issaq' Music Review: It's an experimental album July 5, 2013

    Music composers: Sachin-Jigar Singers: Mohit Chauhan, Prathiba Bhagel, Rashid Khan, Rahul Ram, Sachinn Gupta, Ankit Tiwari, Tarun Sagar, Mamta Sharma, Papon, Kirti Sagathia, Raghubir Yadav, Malini Awasthi and Smriti Jain Rating: 3 out of 5 The music of director Manish Tiwary's forthcoming movie 'Issaq' boasts of an intelligent blend of...
  • 'Chennai Express' Music Review: It's an entertaining all-rounder July 4, 2013

    Music Directors: Vishal-Shekhar Singers: Vishal Dadlani, Hamsika Iyer, Sricharan Kasturirangan, Chinmayi Sripaada, Gopi Sunder, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Anusha Mani, Sunidhi Chauhan, Arijit Singh, Neeti Mohan, Brodha V., Natalie Di'luccio, Smokey, Enkore, Phoenyx and Zoheb Khan Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Rohit Shetty's much-awaited entertainer 'Chennai Express' boasts of a soothing bouquet...
  • Lootera: An album that marries the old with the new July 2, 2013

    Amit Trivedi turns to east with Vikramaditya Motwane's 'Lootera', an album that marries the old with the new. ...
  • 'Issaq' Music Review: The soundtrack is high on love, passion July 1, 2013

    Music composers: Sachin-Jigar Singers: Mohit Chauhan, Prathiba Bhagel, Rashid Khan, Rahul Ram, Sachinn Gupta, Ankit Tiwari, Tarun Sagar, Mamta Sharma, Papon, Kirti Sagathia, Raghubir Yadav, Malini Awasthi and Smriti Jain Rating: 3 out of 5 The music of director Manish Tiwary's forthcoming movie 'Issaq' boasts of an intelligent blend of...
  • 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' Music Review: It runs high on passion June 24, 2013

    Music Composers: Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonsa, Shankar Mahadevan Singers: Daler Mehndi, Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy, Suhas Sawant, Raman Mahadevan, Mani Mahadevan, Siddharth Mahadevan, Javed Bashir, Divya Kumar, Arif Lohar, Loy Mendonsa, Sukhwinder Singh, Arshad Khan, Israj Khan, Tapas Roy, Vajid Ali, Yusuf Mohammed, Shreya Ghoshal Rating: 2.5 out of 5 The...
  • 'Raanjhanaa' Music Review: The album glorifies love June 8, 2013

    Music Director: AR Rahman Singers: Jaswinder Singh, Shiraz Uppal, Shreya Ghoshal, AR Rahman, Javed Ali, Pooja Av, Kirti Sagathia, Aanchal Sethi, Vaishali, Chinmayi, Madhushree, Neeti Mohan, Rashid Ali, Rabbi Rating: 3.5 out of 5 The music of director Anand.L. Rai's movie 'Raanjhanaa' has eight tracks. Since the movie is based...
  • 'Lootera' Music Review: It's a melodious story June 3, 2013

    Composer: Amit Trivedi Singers: Monali Thakur, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Mohan Kanan, Swanand Kirkire, Amit Trivedi, Shilpa Rao Rating: 3.5 out of 5 The music of director Vikramaditya Motwane's 'Lootera' is like a breath of fresh air. With six tracks in its kitty, the album has been composed by Amit Trivedi with...
  • 'Ghanchakkar' Music Review: The album has a mass appeal May 29, 2013

    Music Director: Amit Trivedi Singers: Amit Trivedi, Richa Sharma, Divya Kumar, Altaf Raja Rating: 3 out of 5 The music album of director Rajkumar Gupta's 'Ghanchakkar' has four tracks and a remix number. Composed with the intention of providing fullsome entertainment and fun, it is a little crazy. Amit Trivedi,...
  • 'Ramaiya Vasta Vaiya' Music Review: It's an average album May 22, 2013

    Music Director: Sachin-Jigar Singers: Atif Aslam, Shreya Ghoshal, Mika Singh, Monali Thakur, Mohit Chauhan, Neha Kakkar Rating: 2.5 out of 5 The music album of director Prabhu Deva's 'Ramaiya Vasta Vaiya' has six tracks and composer duo Sachin-Jigar has given elements of love and fun their due importance. In short...
  • 'Fukrey' Music Review: It's a young and vibrant album May 19, 2013

    Music Director: Ram Sampath Singers: Amjad Bagadwa, Ram Sampath, Yash Divecha, Vrashal Chavan, Mika Singh, Tarannum Malik Rating: 3 out of 5 The music album of director Mrighdeep Singh Lamba's 'Fukrey' has six tracks. Simple and sweet, the tracks are high on fun and entertainment quotient. Ithas its setbacks, but...
  • 'Yamla Pagla Deewana 2' Music Review: It's high on Punjabi flavour May 13, 2013

    Music Directors: Sharib-Toshi Singers: Rahul Seth, Sanchita Bhattacharya, Sukhwinder Singh, Shankar Mahadevan, Mika Singh, Shreya Ghoshal, Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan, Diljit Dosanjh, Sachinn Gupta, Dharmendra, and Suzzanne D'Mello Rating: 2.5 If the theme of director Sangeeth Sivan's forthcoming movie 'Yamla Pagla Deewana 2' has a strong Punjabi flavour, its soundtrack...
  • Music Review: 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' is excellent, youthful and crazy May 6, 2013

    Film: 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani'; Music Director: Pritam; Singers: Benny Dayal, Shefali Alvares, Vishal Dadlani, Shalmali Kholgade, Arijit Singh, Tochi Raina, Rekha Bhardwaj, Sunidhi Chauhan, Sreeram; Rating: **** Packed with fast energetic numbers, the soundtrack of director Ayan Mukerji's forthcoming movie 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' has nine tracks. High on...
  • 'Aurangzeb' Music Review: Hear it for its interesting songs May 5, 2013

    Music Directors: Amartya Rahut and Vipin Mishra Singers: Sasheh Agha, Ram Sampath, Keerthi Sagathia, K. Mohan, Marianne D'Cruz Aiman, Vipin Mishra. The music album of director Atul Sabharwal's debut movie 'Aurangzeb', a crime thriller, has five tracks and its four musical versions. The compositions are interesting and centred around power,...
  • 'Gippi' Music Review: It suits the taste of youths April 28, 2013

    Music directors: Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravijiani Singers: Hard Kaur, Udit Narayan, Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravijiani, Sukhwinder Singh, Neeti Mohan Rating: 3 out of 5 The music album of director Sonam Nair's movie 'Gippi' has five tracks. Popular musical duo Vishal-Shekhar have made it a point to deliver songs that not...
  • 'Shootout At Wadala' Music Review: Songs are in sync with the theme April 21, 2013

    Music Directors: Anu Malik, Anand Raj Anand, Meet Brothers, and Mustafa Zahid Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan, Mustafa Zahid, Meet Brothers Anjjan, Mika Singh, Adnan Sami, Sudesh Bhosle and Shaan Rating: 3 out of 5 Although director Sanjay Gupta's movie 'Shootout At Wadala' is real life crime story, but he has packed...