Vishal Dadlani

  • Shekhar is more than a blood brother to me: Vishal Dadlani November 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Shekhar Ravijiani turned a year older Friday. Vishal Dadlani, the other half of Bollywood's famous Vishal-Shekhar duo says Shekhar is more than a "blood" relation for him. "Happy Birthday to Shekhar, more than a blood brother to me! A friend, a teacher and a sheer genius! Have a stellar year,...
  • AAP takes to music to strike a chord with voters at 'Jeet Ki Goonj' November 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Revelations, press conferences, rallies and now it is music concerts that Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party has taken to for wooing voters. AAP's open for all music concert 'Jeet ki goonj' on Saturday evening saw huge crowds wearing the AAP caps and roaring 'vote for AAP' with the...
  • Why is 'Gori Tere Pyaar Mein' more than a regular rom-com? October 17, 2013

    Mumbai: 'Gori Tere Pyaar Mein', which features Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor in a story of a man who travels to a village from the city to win his love, offers a 'deeper meaning' than a regular Bollywood romantic comedy, says its director Punit Malhotra. "I hope 'Gori Tere Pyaar Mein'...
  • 'Chennai Express': Vishal-Shekhar upset with SRK over 'Lungi dance'? August 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone's 'Lungi dance' may well be the talk of the B-town, but the song has led to tensions with the team of 'Chennai Express'. There seems to be a controversy surrounding the song and as a result, the music composers of 'Chennai Express' Vishal-Shekhar...
  • '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 of...
  • Rohit Shetty is an intelligent filmmaker: Shekhar Ravjiani June 28, 2013

    New Delhi: After working with '100 crore man' Rohit Shetty in 'Golmaal', music composer Shekhar Ravjiani of the Vishal-Shekhar duo is happy to re-team with the filmmaker in his upcoming romantic-comedy 'Chennai Express'. Shekhar, who is teaming up with Rohit after seven years, said Rohit is one of the nicest...
  • Feel sad to say no to contestants on 'Indian Idol Junior': Shreya June 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Rough and tough Vishal Dadlani and melodious beauty Shreya Ghoshal ended up in tears when they had to select one between a brother and a sister for singing reality show 'Indian Idol Junior'. Vishal and Shreya judge the Sony Entertainment Television show along with Shekhar Ravjiani. It became the...
  • 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 energy...
  • '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 just capture the...
  • Difficult to judge children, says Vishal Dadlani April 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Composer Vishal Dadlani, who is one of the judges on upcoming singing reality show "Indian Idol Junior", says he finds it difficult to judge children. He has earlier judged singing reality shows like "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge" and "Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star". "It's very difficult to judge children...
  • 'ABCD' Music Review: The album lacks viral tracks February 4, 2013

    Music Directors: Sachin-Jigar 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 'ABCD-Any Body Can Dance' is said to...
  • 'Akaash Vani' Music Review: The soundtrack is addictive January 18, 2013

    Music Director: Hitesh Sonik Lyricist: Luv Ranjan Singers: Vasuda Sharma, Neeti Mohan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shalmali Kholgade, K.K., Shafqat Amanat Ali, Vishal Dadlani, Thomson Andrews and Nikhil D'Souza Rating: 4 out of 5 After riding high on the success of his highly popular sarcastic love tale 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama', writer-lyricist Luv Ranjan...
  • Music Review: 'Race 2' soundtrack racy to the core January 9, 2013

    Film: 'Race 2'; Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty; Lyricists: Mayur Puri, Prashant Ingole and Yo Yo Honey Singh; Singers: Atif Aslam, Sunidhi Chauhan, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Shefali Alvares, Benny Dayal, Shalmali Kholgade, Vishal Dadlani, Anushka Manchanda and KK; Rating: **** Director duo Abbas-Mustan bring back not only the thrill and glamour...
  • 'Talaash' Music Review: Beats overshadow the voices October 31, 2012

    Music Director: Ram Sampath Lyricist: Javed Akhtar Singers: Suman Sridhar, Vishal Dadlani, Sona Mahapatra, Ravindra Upadhyay and Ram Sampath Rating: 3 out of 5 Ram Sampath, who entertained music lovers with the quirky and peppy numbers in 'Delhi Belly', has composed for 'Talaash' five original tracks and one remix, with the lyrics being...
  • Music Review: 'Kyaa Super Kool...' has catchy songs July 5, 2012

    Music Director: Sachin-Jigar, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Meet Bros Anjjan Lyricist: Mayur Puri, Kumaar Singers: Vishal Dadlani, Sonu Nigam, Sukhwinder Singh, Daler Mehndi, Riteish Deshmukh, Neeraj Shreedhar, Kailash Kher Rating: 3 out of 5. In 2005, 'Kyaa Kool Hai Hum' wrote a new chapter in the genre of comedy films and its much awaited sequel...
  • Hua Chhokra Jawaan Re: Happy B'day Vishal Dadlani June 28, 2012

    Mumbai: It’s music director, lyricist, playback singer Vishal Dadlani’s birthday today and we snatched five minutes from his big day to ask him five quick questions. Q: So what are the big plans for the day? A: (Laughs) I just finished lunch with Farah, Shekhar, Piyali, Sujoy and am planning to take...
  • PIL against 'Bharat Mata ki' song from 'Shanghai' June 5, 2012

    New Delhi: A petition has been filed in the Delhi High Court for an interim stay on the release of forthcoming Bollywood film 'Shanghai' until its controversial song 'Bharat Mata ki jai' is removed from the film. Tejinder Bagga of Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena, has filed the petition, "We have...
  • 'Shanghai' Music Review: Vishal-Shekhar mesmerise May 16, 2012

    Film: 'Shanghai'; Music Director: Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravijani; Lyricist: Dibakar Banerjee, Vishal Dadlani, Anvita Dutt Guptan, Neelesh Misra, Kumaar; Singers: Shekhar Ravijani, Vishal Dadlani, Arun Ingle, Mandar Apte, Dibakar, Bhupesh, R.N. Iyer, Raja Hassan, Kirti Sagathia, Richa Sharma, Nandini Srikar; Rating: *** 1/2 The music of a Dibakar Banerjee film...
  • Bollywood stays quiet over Saif-Sharma brawl February 25, 2012

    Mumbai: Two days after Saif Ali Khan's brawl with an NRI businessman, Bollywood celebrities chose to keep their opinions on the incident to themselves. Only composer Vishal Dadlani and jewellery designer Farah Khan Ali came out in support of the star. "Let me put it this way. IF Saif was provoked...
  • Music Review: 'Kahaani' focuses on nostalgia February 24, 2012

    New Delhi: The association of music directors Vishal-Shekhar with the director Sujoy Ghosh is not new. They are complementing each other's work since 2003 when Sujoy turned storyteller for the first time in 'Jhankar Beats'. The collaboration continued in 'Aladin' and 'Home Delivery' but no song made any impact on...
  • The Dewarists: Passion and 'things worth doing' December 13, 2011

    New Delhi: With songs like ‘Minds without Fear’, ‘Kya Khayaal Hai’, ‘Masti ki Basti’, ‘Maaya’, ‘I Believe’, ‘Sacred Science’, ‘Changing World’, ‘Khule Da Rabb’, ‘Duur Kinara’ and ‘No I.D. Required’ – ‘The Dewarists’ have made their place on prime time TV. Part travelogue, part documentary – the show on Star...
  • Bollywood remembers 'evergreen star' Dev Anand December 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Legendary actor Dev Anand, 88, died in London on Saturday night. He suffered a cardiac arrest. His myriad of fans including Bollywood actors, directors and singers are saddened with the news. This what they posted on Twitter... Amitabh Bachchan Just reading news about Dev Saheb .. praying it...
  • Bollywood condemns Hazare's detention August 16, 2011

    New Delhi: Lyricist Javed Akhtar says it is "undemocratic", while for actor Anupam Kher, it's the "saddest day in Indian democracy" - several Bollywood celebrities are disappointed with the government's decision to detain civil society activist Anna Hazare Tuesday before he could begin a protest fast in support of a...
  • Royalty issue: Composers unhappy with verdict August 3, 2011

    Mumbai: Composers and lyricists like Javed Akhtar, Vishal Bhardwaj and Ram Sampath on Tuesday expressed resentment over a recent Bombay High Court ruling that FM channels don't have to pay separate royalties to composers and lyricists for broadcasting their songs. "I don't know how the case was fought, the arguments that...
  • Vishal Dadlani recounts his experiences as CJ June 2, 2011

    Citizen journalist Vishal Dadlani congratulates Citizen Journalist for completing 100 episodes. ...
  • Stars join Anna Hazare's fast at Jantar Mantar April 8, 2011

    Members of the Bollywood including filmmaker and choreographer Farah Khan have gathered at Jantar Mantar to support Anna's cause. ...
  • It's time to party, says Indian music industry April 3, 2011

    Mumbai: Anu Malik is going to frame his ticket for the World Cup final, singer Mansi Scott hit the road screaming with joy, Vishal Dadlani is allowing free downloads of his new album - Bollywood's composers and singers are still in celebratory mode at India's euphoric win. Here is what some...
  • Abhishek struck by Justin Bieber! January 5, 2011

    New Delhi: Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan has promised his niece Navya Naveli that he will listen to international teen sensation Justin Bieber's songs, but his composer friend Vishal Dadlani is asking him to stay away from the teen sensation. "My promise to my niece this new year that I'll start listening...
  • A.R. Rahman is human, not God: Vishal Dadlani September 7, 2010

    Bollywood music composer Vishal Dadlani is defending Oscar winner A.R. Rahman against all negative comments for the latter's composition "Jiyo Utho Bado Jeeto", which is the official song for the upcoming Commonwealth Games. "The only infallible one is God, who sends music to us all. Everyone else is human, including Rahman....