Monday, October 26, 2009

Raghuram(Telugu Pop)

Raghuram's debut as a composer is definitely above average.Even though the familiarity in the tunes is a setback,he makes up for it with excellent vocals and catchy arrangements.Allari Chese Prema is almost a Mani Sharma'ish kind of melody while Modati Sariga and Nuvve Naa Kannulo are 2 delightful tracks-both the tracks score high mainly due to some breezy arrangements.Pade Pade is the highlight of this album-Supported by some lively backgrounds,this song has a lovely tune which is instantly addictive!..Kanulanu Terichina is too simplistic to make any impact while Ee Nimisham is another weak spot and the zingy arrangements also doesnt help.The final track,Neevalle Aashalu,with an absorbing tune is a worthy add-on to this album.A competent debut by Raghuram!

Appavi(Tamil,Joshua Shridhar)

Edu Edu Velai's rather routine tune goes completely unnoticed because of the mighty rousing backgrounds which elevates it to an altogether different level.Eechalakka is an amalgamation of predictable sounds added with some atrocious rendition while Shankar Mahadevan's Vaada Vinmela is another hero-worship track that only gets into the nerves.Krish's Yaaro Yaar Ivan is competent-The song has catchy enough backgrounds and arrangements but is undone by a hackneyed tune.The last track,Rayilin Padhayil however is a beautifully conjured melody-With a neat rhythm and excellent vocals by Hariharan and Shreya Ghoshal,this track is mesmerizing!..Joshua Shridhar makes a return to the music scene...but without his earlier form!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Jayeebhava(Telugu,SS Thaman)

Gundellona's tune is a tad routine,with laughable lyrics.But on the other side,The bouncy arrangements and Mamta Mohandas' vocals make it listenable.Kanti Chooputo seems to be inspired from Jagadam Jagadam(Shiva),but the grandiose in orchestration and Ranjith's vocals help things considerably.Okkasari has a meandering tune,but the choice of singers in Karthik and Shreya Ghoshal and the generous proportion of synth infused in the arrangements help.Telupu Rang gets into a catchy mode in the middle after a pedestrian opening while Zindagi has an addictive orchestration and an absorbing enough tune but has Adnan Sami doing a Udit Narayan here!..Thaman's soundtrack in Jayeebhava is better than some of his recent works,but certainly isnt in any way,earth-shattering!..


Beyond the initial deja vu,Shukran Allah's soulful tune is exquisite,and is rendered beautifully by Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal.Dua Hai's lively tune is made even more enjoyable by Kailash Kher and Sukhwinder Singh,added with some interesting arrangements.Salim Merchant's heartfelt rendition in Ali Maula is laudable,which also has a compelling enough tune with ambient and eerie backgrounds.Shruti Pathak's vocals in Rasiya perhaps stresses the fact that she is a fierce competitor for Shreya Ghoshal and Shilpa Rao!..And she gets another enchanting tune from the composer duo!..Vishal Dadlani gets into a full-throated frenzy in Kurbaan Hua,which is one rocking composition with amazing backgrounds,even as the tune reeks of Nazara Hai!..Kurbaan's soundtrack by the duo works very well,but the real highlight of this soundtrack is the excellent choice of singers for each and every track!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani(Hindi,Pritam)

Main Tera Dhadkan Teri has the typical catchy sound by Pritam with excellent vocals by K.K and Sunidhi Chauhan while Follow Me,with bits from the first track is all noise.Neeraj Shridhar's Prem Ki Naiyya is enjoyable to an extent,but is undone by the predictable sound while Sunidhi Chauhan's other track along with Mika,Oh By God just annoys right from the start.But Pritam gets it right in the last three tracks,Tu Jaane Na,Aa Jao Meri Tamanna and Tera Hone Laga Hoon.Atif seems to be supremely uncomfortable in Tu Jaane Na,but the song has a great tune which grows on you with multiple listens.Tera Hone Lagaa Hoon makes for a pleasant listen and is loaded with ambient sounds,right from the prelude!..But Aa Jao Meri Tamanna is the best song of the soundtrack-It has a tune that works instantly,and Javed Ali is in incredible form crooning this song!..Pritam falters in the faster tracks but does a smooth job in the slower songs in this soundtrack!..

Friday, October 9, 2009

Fitoor(Indipop,Mohit Chauhan)

With dreamy vocals by Mohit,added with the moody orchestration works well in the title song while the chorus riffs in Challeya are extremely hum-worthy.Sajna has some good arrangements interspersed with the free-flowing tune while Uff Yeh Nazara,with a nursery rhymish arrangements actually works,with Mohit's vocals towering over the tune.Babaji is out of sync at places,but fits into the template of this album quite efficiently;Ditto for Jeene De,but this track overshadows the former!..Mai Ni Meriye is at best a non-starter with minimal backgrounds while Main Hoon Badal makes for a pleasant listen with a tune that goes hand in hand with the backgrounds.Meri Tarah and Musafir are fantastic-Silk Route's Meri Tarah expresses despair with a brilliantly conjured tune while the highlight of Musafir is the tantalizing tune,added with some enchanting backgrounds which is addictive!..It clearly shows that Mohit Chauhan has done no compromises in this album,and hence the end result-A fine attempt!..

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Jail(Hindi,Sharib-Toshi,Shamir Tondon)

Sonu Kakkar's Bareiley Ke Bazzar mein,composed by Shamir Tondon,with its staccato rhythm is pure nonsense right from the start,and the annoying chorus only adds to the woes.Daata Sun Le has a compelling enough tune,but the lack of any backgrounds and a very slow pace fails to sustain interest,after a certain point.Sharib-Toshi's two compositions,Milke Yun Laga and Saiyan Ve,however hit the bulls eye and is the saving grace of this soundtrack-Milke Yun Laga has a seductive tune(Especially in the paragraphs),complete with catchy arrangements.But this song is easily overshadowed by Saiyan Ve-With a kick-ass tune(Very much Pritam'ish!) and addictive arrangements,this track rocks!..And Toshi's excellent rendition is a huge bonus!..Madhur Bhandarkar gets 2 great songs from Sharib-Toshi and 2 duds from Shamir Tondon in this soundtrack!..

Friday, October 2, 2009

Ek Niranjan(Telugu,Mani Sharma)

Ranjith's quirky rendition added with some impressive Mani Sharma'ish backgrounds makes the title song a really corny track,and the lyrics adds to the feel too!..The neat rhythmic tune in Gundello is highly enjoyable,which is perhaps the one reason why we have come to like Mani Sharma for!..Mahammari's overall sound is catchy but the tune is a complete let down,not to mention the oh-so familiar chorus.Despite a good arrangements,Karthik's Sameera falls flat,reminding of dozen of other Mani's tracks.Evaru Lerani also falls under the same category but the pleasant tune and some good vocals swing it in its favour.Narthana Thara,a tribute to Michael Jackson with a fusion of some of his songs is a decent enough attempt!..Mani Sharma's Ek Niranjan is an average fare.