MUSIC REVIEW

  • 'Queen' Music Review: Variety is the highlight of the album February 17, 2014

    Film: Queen Composer: Amit Trivedi Singers: Labh Janjua, Sonu Kakkad, Neha Kakkad, Amit Trivedi, Shefali Alvares, Nikhil D'souza, Arijit Singh, Nandini Srikar, Mohan Kanan, and Rupesh Kumar Ram Rating: **** Directed by Vikas Bahl, "Queen", featuring Kangana Ranaut in the title role, shows her journey of rediscovering her own identity while alone on...
  • '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 BhattRandeep Hoodastarrer 'Highway', a romantic drama directed by Imtiaz Ali, boasts of nine tracks. The songs show Rahman's efforts at once again...
  • 'Jai Ho' music review: The soundtrack has its ups and downs January 15, 2014

    Composers: SajidWajid, 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 Khanstarrer 'Jai Ho' is an actiondrama directed by Sohail Khan. It is...
  • '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 VishalShekhar have ensured...
  • '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', has once...
  • Music roundup: 'The Beatles' are back to soothe your nerves December 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Music is driven by stories, something I witnessed this week. A song never gets old and music is never forgotten. All Sunday to Saturday were surrounded with acoustic, rock, pop, a little bit of jazz, folk and of course the country music. The happenings were such. This is our second...
  • 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 of Beatles...
  • '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, known for making...
  • '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 contemporary twist. The album...
  • '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 rest...
  • 'Satyagraha' Music Review: Passion, energy define the album August 11, 2013

    Composers: SalimSulaiman 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 SalimSulaiman Merchant has kept the essence...
  • 'Rabba Main Kya Karoon' Music Review: The songs fail to impress July 28, 2013

    Composer: SalimSulaiman 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 SalimSulaiman have tried to bring in a Punjabi flavour to the music album. It is fun,...
  • 'Bajatey Raho' music review: The soundtrack lacks energy July 15, 2013

    Music Directors: Jaidev Kumar Singers: Anmol Malik, Sona Mohapatra, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Manjeet Ral, and Gajendra Varma; Rating: 2/5 The music album of director Shashant Shah's forthcoming revengecomedy 'Bajatey Raho' is made up of six tracks. While certain tracks are attentiongrabbing, others are monotonous. The first track is 'Nagin dance' sung by...
  • 'Nasha' Music Review: The album surprises with its calm, cool symphony July 13, 2013

    Music Director: SangeetSiddharth Singers: Anirudh, Monali Thakur, Shaan, Anusha Mani, Akshay Deodhar, Sukriti Kakkar, Prakriti Kakkar, Sangeet, Siddharth Rating: 3 out of 5 The music of Amit Saxenadirected erotic movie 'Nasha' has six tracks. In contrast to the film's theme, the songs are romantic and soothing. Music directors Sangeet and Siddharth's...
  • 'Chennai Express' Music Review: It's an entertaining allrounder July 4, 2013

    Music Directors: VishalShekhar 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 muchawaited entertainer 'Chennai Express' boasts of a soothing bouquet of...
  • 'Issaq' Music Review: The soundtrack is high on love, passion July 1, 2013

    Music composers: SachinJigar 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 instruments...
  • '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 in Benares, composer...
  • '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 time and patience....
  • '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, who has shown his...
  • 'Ramaiya Vasta Vaiya' Music Review: It's an average album May 22, 2013

    Music Director: SachinJigar 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 SachinJigar has given elements of love and fun their due importance. In short romantic songs are...
  • '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 does not disappoint. In...
  • 'Yamla Pagla Deewana 2' Music Review: It's high on Punjabi flavour May 13, 2013

    Music Directors: SharibToshi 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 is...
  • '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, which is...
  • 'Ek Thi Daayan' Music Review: It has edgy music April 7, 2013

    Music Director: Vishal Bhardwaj Singers: Rekha Bhardwaj, Clinton Cerejo, Sunidhi Chauhan, Suresh Wadkar, Sukhwinder Singh, Padmanabh Gaikwad Ratings: 3.5 out of 5 The music album of director Kannan Iyer's forthcoming movie 'Ek Thi Daayan' is short and wellcomposed. Keeping up his reputation, music director Vishal Bhardwaj has given due importance to each and...
  • 'Himmatwala' Music Review: The soundtrack revisits 1980s March 7, 2013

    Music Directors: Sajid-Wajid Lyricists: Sachin, Jigar, Sameer Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan, Amit Kumar, Shreya Ghoshal, Mika Singh, Bappi Lahiri, Mamta Sharma, Shaan Rating: 4 out of 5 Want to time travel into the 1980s? Want to try those deadly acrobatic moves? Get your hands on 'Himmatwala' remake album and your wishes will be fulfilled. 'Naino mein...
  • Music Review: Jolly LLB doesn't exceed expectation March 4, 2013

    Film: 'Jolly LLB'; Music Director: Krsna, Lyricists: Vayu and Subhash Kapoor; Singers: Mika Singh, Shreya Ghoshal, Bappi Lahiri, Kailash Kher, Mohit Chauhan, and Kamal Khan; Rating: *** Subhash Kapoor's upcoming satirical comedy 'Jolly LLB' promises to be a fun ride with its lead actors - Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani. Krsna...
  • 'Murder 3' Music Review: It manages to impress February 12, 2013

    Film: 'Murder 3'; Music Directors: Pritam Chakraborty and Mustafa Zahid; Lyricist: Sayeed Quadri; Singers: Shafqat Amanat Ali, KK, Mustafa Zahid, and Nikhil D'Souza; Rating **** One thing that sets them apart is that they keep churning out good music again and again, always meeting the expectations. With "Murder 3", one...
  • 'ABCD' Music Review: The album lacks viral tracks February 4, 2013

    Music Directors: SachinJigar Lyricists: Mayur Puri, Shankar Mahadevan Singers: Vishal Dadlani, Mohit Chauhan, Priya Panchal, Mika Singh, Udit Narayan, Anushka Manchanda, Suraj Jagan, Hard Kaur, Raman Mahadevan, Jigar Saraiya, Azaad Hussain Ansari, Tanvi Shah, Deane Sequeira, and Madhav Krishna; Rating: 3 out of 5 'ABCDAny Body Can Dance' is said to...
  • 'David' Music Review: This is an epic album January 25, 2013

    Music Directors: Bramfatura, Mikey McCleary, Maatibaani, Remo Fernandes, Modern Mafia, Anirudh Ravichander, Tao Issaro, Gaurav Godkhindi, Saurabh Roy Lyricists: Ankur Tewari, Maatibaani, Joyshanti, Remo Fernandes, Abhijeet Deshpande, Gopal Dutt, Ankur Tewari, Mikey McCleary, Preeti Pillai Singers: Siddharth Basrur, Rekha Bhardwaj, Nirali Karthik, Joyshanti, Remo Fernandes, Naresh Iyer, Shweta Pandit, Modern Mafia, Anirudh...
  • 'Special 26' Music Review: The songs reflect the theme January 22, 2013

    Music Directors: MM Kreem, Himesh Reshammiya Lyricists: Irshad Kamil, Shabbir Ahmed Singers: KK, MM Kreem, Sunidhi Chauhan, Aman Trikha, Shreya Ghoshal, Shabab Sabri, Chaitra Ambadipudi, Keerti Sagathia, Papon, Bappi Lahiri Rating: 3 out of 5 Neeraj Pandey returns to direction after four years and his latest film 'Special Chabbis' looks as invigorating as his...