Swanand Kirkire

  • 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...
  • '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....
  • 'Inkaar' Music Review: Rock dominates the soundtrack January 13, 2013

    Music Director: Shantanu Moitra Lyricist: Swanand Kirkire Singers: Shantunu Moitra, Swanand Kirkire, K Mohan, Suraj Jagan and Monali Thakur Rating: 3.5 out of 5 The chemistry between Arjun Rampal and Chitrangada Singh has already upped the ante for upcoming film 'Inkaar', which sees Sudhir Mishra uniting with his muse yet again. Musically speaking, the...
  • Sridevi, Gauri Shinde talk about 'English Vinglish' September 25, 2012

    The film has six tracks, created by newage master composer Amit Trivedi, with lyrics penned by Swanand Kirkire. ...
  • Music Review: 'English Vinglish' songs are simple September 21, 2012

    Music Director: Amit Trivedi Lyricist: Swanand Kirkire Singers: Shilpa Rao, Amit Trivedi, Clinton Cerejo, Swanand Kirkire, Bianca Gomes, Sunidhi Chauhan, Natalia Di, Luccio and Neelambari Kirkire Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Evergreen beauty Sridevi is returning to the silver screen after a hiatus of 15 years with 'English Vinglish'. Its soundtrack covers six...
  • Google's Olympic song video crosses 6 lakh views August 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Taking the musical route in cheering Indian contingents for the London Olympics this year, the theme song "Aap agar saath hain, toh jeet bhi saath hai" composed by Swanand Kirkire and Shantanu Moitra, has reached a new high by winning accolades from netizens all over. "It's Time You...
  • Music Review: Rawness forms core of 'Vicky Donor' April 11, 2012

    New Delhi: 'Vicky Donor' is a first for many it not only marks John Abraham's foray into production, it is popular VJ Ayushmann Khurana's first movie too and AbhishekAkshay also start their journey as music director with the movie. They duo impress with the rawness in the album. DonnBann,...
  • Music will always be the soul of film: Kirkire October 2, 2011

    Mumbai: Noted lyricist Swanand Kirkire feels that music will always be the soul of the Hindi film. "Music is the soul of any film, and so it shall always be popular. There have been phases and spurts of good and bad music. I still see the...
  • Bollywood's unsung wordsmiths speak their mind March 23, 2011

    Mumbai: "Mera gora ang lai le", "Aap ki aankhon mein", "Dil toh bachcha hai ji"... these songs penned by Gulzar are remembered as much for their beautiful words as for their melody. Unlike him, most lyricists are still vying for their share of the spotlight. Bollywood has over 50 song writers,...
  • ShantanuSwanand recreate Bollywood's golden age November 5, 2007

    Mumbai: The song 'Bawra Mann' in Hazaron Khwahishein Aisi worked wonders for the composerlyricist duo Shantanu Moitra and Swanand Kirkire. They followed this up with unforgettable hits in films like Parineeta, Lage Raho Munnabhai, Eklavya and most recently, Laaga Chunari Mein Daag. The association of the music director and the...