Category Archives: Music

Top of The Tops: Best Songs of 2010

So we’ve reached end of another year and the whole of the internet will be filled with their lists of the best and worst of the year. So, I thought that I should also join the band-wagon and make my own list. So I’ll start with the best of the music. Here is a list of the songs which I enjoyed the most listening to this year. Now I’m not a music expert so this list is not a critic’s list but just a regular music lover’s choice. Feel free to disagree with me and put in your own suggestions.

1.       Aur Fir Yu Hua (Striker – Vishal Bhardwaj)

2.       Naav  Chadhti (Udaan – Amit Trivedi)

3.       Gal Mitthi Mitthi (Aisha – Amit Trivedi)

4.       Sajda (My Name Is Khan – Shankar Ehsaan Loy)

5.       Adhoore Tum (Break Ke Baad – Vishal & Shekhar)

6.       Dil to baccha hai ji (Ishqiya – Vishal Bhardwaj)

7.       Tarkeebein (Band Baaja Baarat – Salim Suleiman)

8.       Bin Tere (I Hate Love Storys – Vishal & Shekhar)

9.       Aitbaar (No One Killed Jessica – Amit Trivedi)

10.   Roshni (Admissions Open – Amit Trivedi)

One thing is clear Amit Trivedi ruled this year. At least for me

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Saawariya: Revisiting the song and Gayatri Joshi

I love Swades. In fact I love the movie even more than Lagaan (and it’s not because of SRK). Everything about the movie is beautiful, be it the story, the  performances, the  cinematography, but the best thing about the movie is its music. For me it is one of Rahman’s best work up till this date and the song, Ye Jo Des Hai Tera is the best patriotic song in my opinion. But this post is not about that song, it is about another beautiful track from the movie which made me fall in love with the beauty named Gayatri Joshi. Now there are a number of reasons why I like this song, so scroll down to revisit this melodious song

1)      Oh that melodious music –

I somehow find this song a bit different from the other usual love songs and maybe its because of the fast rhythm it catches in the beginning. Rahman’s orchestrisation is brilliant throughout the song be it the sweet sound of Manjeera used in bits throughout the song or the introduction of the Tablas in the second interlude. Add to it Alka Ji’s superb vocals and you have one of the best romantic songs of the previous decade.

2)      The lovely Gayatri Joshi-

I’ve been in love with Gayatri Joshi since her advertising days. She is what I will call natural beauty. I bet if you look at her in the song, you will fall in love with her too. Throughout the movie she is shown so simple, with simple clothes and minimal makeup but still she manages to look so gorgeous. God! How I wish she comes back to acting again!!!!!

3)      The beautiful lyrics-

Javed Saab has written some beautiful lines for this song and the best part is that he has stayed away from those cliché’ words. The Hindi used in this song is what I will call shuddh Hindi. Here are some of the lines from the song with my hand at translating them-

Tu jo, mila, mujhe, toh ye saara, sama, badal gaya

Khilne lage hain phool se meri raah mein

Phir yun, laga, mujhe ke ye dharti, nayi huwi

Naya ambar huwa, teri aur meri chaah mein

Chanchal, hawa, taraana koyi gaaye

Nadiya bhi koyi kahaani kehti jaaye

Jabse mili sajna, tujhse najariya

Ho gayi hai sudh-budh ki mujhse gathhariya

 

When I found you, everything changed

Flowers started grooming in my way

Then I felt even the land is new

Sky has become new in the affection of you and me

Air is playing like symphony

River is flowing like telling us a story

When my eyes met yours my love

I have lost all my senses


4) The awesome picturisation-

I swear Ashutosh Gowariker can easily teach the likes of Yash Chopra on how to shoot a romantic song beautifully without the use of Swiss alps. Just look at the rustic beauty, humility of this place Wai, where the movie has been shot, so beautiful and calm.

Just look at these shots and you will know what I mean

So finally leave with the video of this song to feast upon and enjoy. Do let me know if you also like this song as much as I do

 

 

I love Swades. In fact I love the movie even more than Lagaan (and it’s not because of SRK). Everything about the movie is beautiful, be it the story, the  performances, the  cinematography, but the best thing about the movie is its music. For me it is one of Rahman’s best work up till this date and the song, Ye Jo Des Hai Tera is the best patriotic song in my opinion. But this post is not about that song, it is about another beautiful track from the movie which made me fall in love with the beauty named Gayatri Joshi. Now there are a number of reasons why I like this song, so scroll down to revisit this melodious song

1) Oh that melodious music –

I somehow find this song a bit different from the other usual love songs and maybe its because of the fast rhythm it catches in the beginning. Rahman’s orchestrisation is brilliant throughout the song be it the sweet sound of Manjeera used in bits throughout the song or the introduction of the Tablas in the second interlude. Add to it Alka Ji’s superb vocals and you have one of the best romantic songs of the previous decade.

 

2) The lovely Gayatri Joshi-

I’ve been in love with Gayatri Joshi since her advertising days. She is what I will call natural beauty. I bet if you look at her in the song, you will fall in love with her too. Throughout the movie she is shown so simple, with simple clothes and minimal makeup but still she manages to look so gorgeous. God! How I wish she comes back to acting again!!!!!

 

3) The beautiful lyrics-

Text Box: When I found you, everything changed Flowers started grooming in my way Then I felt even the land is new Sky has become new in the affection of you and me Air is playing some symphony River is flowing like telling us a story When my eyes met with yours my love I have lost all my sensesJaved Saab has written some beautiful lines for this song and the best part is that he has stayed away from those cliché’ words. The Hindi used in this song is what I will call shuddh Hindi. Here are some of the lines from the song with my hand at translating them-

Aisha: Music Review

So the brilliant Amit Trivedi is back again after his recent brilliant outing Udaan (which I still can’t get out of my head) and as usual he doesn’t disappoints this time also. Accompanying him in this outing in the lyrics department is not the usual Amitabh Bhattachrya but Javed Akhtar.

The album kicks off with Suno Aisha a Vishal-Shekhar kind of number but what sets it apart from a regular track is the arrangements in the song especially during interludes, the use of trumpet is just brilliant. A full on peppy number sung with an equal Pep by Ash King.

The next track Gall Mithi Mithi Bol by Tochi starts with a classical shehnai tune and then shifts to R&B Punjabi sound instantly. Now if this track would have been composed by any other composer it would have sound pretty routine, but Amit Trivedi’s arrangement of the instruments specially the Shehnai makes it an instant Catchy number. There is another remix version which sounds more desi than the original but is equally good.

Sham is an unplugged melody with just the use of guitars in the background. It has that dreamy feel to it which u find in tracks like Lemon Tree. Amit Trivedi & Neuman Pinto have sung the song brilliantly.

The moment the Spanish guitar kicks in, you know you have a winner track already. Behke Behke sung by Anushka has Spanish feel throughout it. A pulsating track it’s unlike the other Spanish influenced songs you have heard before in Bollywood. Fully Delightful!!

The reason behind Lehrein being such a beautiful track is Anusha Mani’s voice and the Violin which always bring gooseflesh in me. Anusha has always been given the most different track in Amit’s album like Dil Mein Jaagi in Dev.D and now Lehrein in Aisha and she has scintillating both the time, here’s one girl who desperately needs some more great songs. There’s another remix version of the track which thankfully is mellower than the original and not overloaded with those electronic sounds.

And lastly By the Way!!! An addictive track By The Way is a Pop Rock number rendered by Anushka Manchanda is like the kinds of Girlfriend by Avril. One of the reasons this track is so addictive is the energy with which Anushka sings… Kudos to her.

So in the end Aisha is another winner by Amit Trivedi and to all those who think he is just like another Mithoon, they are wrong because this guy is going to be here for a long time now!!!

Pick of the Lot: Really can’t decide all the tracks are amazing.