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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi Movie Review (BD)

Bollywood Dil Se Movie Review: Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi

Movie Information:IMDB Link
Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Chitrangada Singh, Shiney Ahuja, Saurabh Shukla

Direction: Sudhir Mishra

Genre: Think Of Any Genre(All most every genre is here in the movie)

Duration: 2 hours

Movie Review:

The film officially released on 15 april 2005. But missed the movie somehow.And then I saw Yeh Saali Zindagi. After i was out of theatre (was still indulged in the beauty of the masterpiece). I directly went to the DVD Store and bought this beauty.

Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi is a hard - hitting saga of love,politics,rebellion youths. Rebellion for life , love and country. The movie challenges you to handle all of it in a span of two hours. And believe me, after two hours you feel something worth of your good time.

The theme of movie is very clear and apt to the title. And the title , for which i would rate it a perfect ten is an adaption from Ghalib's couplet.

हजारों ख्वाहिशें ऐसी कि हर ख्वाहिश पे दम निकले
बहुत निकले मेरे अरमाँ, लेकिन फिर भी कम निकले....

Instead of an article style, I prefer tabular style for writting reveiws so do bear with it.

Quick Review:
Cast:the cast could not have been better. Shiney Ahuja is apt here making balances from underplaying role as a lover and an agressive businessman.Kay Kay Menon is in top form here.The actress Chitrangadha Singh is the modern Smita Patil in true sense.

Ram Kapoor,Saurabh Shukla,Dibyendu Bhattacharya  and Yashpal Sharma  are notable.

Story And Screenplay:
The story by Sudhir Mishra,Ruchi Narain and Shiv Kumar Subramaniam is a sheer gem.To include so many sub-plots one needs to be a prolific writter. And the writter's desk is of top notch here.Even the plot of the movie is so powerful and appealing itself.

Editing And Cinematography:
The editing by Catherine D'Hoir(who is good at sound department in hollywood) is tight and strong.The film is engaging right from the beggining till the end.Cinematography is a pleasure. Contrasts of urban and rural India are well shot.

Music And Background Score:
Probably the only area where the film drops back.Apart from claasical songs like Man Baawra and Baawraa Man Shantanu Moitra fails to captivate ears.Background Score is okay.

The movie is surely one of the best we have evr seen from Sudhir Mishra's bag. Nothing more to describe.


Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (A Thousand Desires Such As This) is a movie to watch for sure.Grab a DVD now!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Man Chandre - A Crazy Heart

Man Chandre - A Crazy Heart

Rahman is my lord since i began to understand music. So bear with me if I praise this superlative song a notch higher than it deserves.After i started the blog, i thought somethings missing in the posting section. And yes! the appreciation of the master pieces by music maestros was something that eched me. And so I decide to review my favourite musical idol - A. R. Rahman.

Many times Rahman underplays to his most marvellous tunes he has ever created. And one of it is "Man Chandre" from his album "Connections" (Remember Jiya Se Jiya signatured by Nokia). This song is rich with pain, pain of love, and pain of love lost.

The saga opens with beautiful and peaceful Matka beats (Like Taal). And soon Shraddha Pandit unfolds the lyrics which impulses directly in a second. She sounds mesmerising like never before. Till now you are already in love with song. And then you are completely lost in the unending pain of the heartbroken lover as soon as Sukhwinder Singh renders the same lines. Actually these are the only lines which makes up the lyrics.
Here they go:

Mann chandre nu raas naa aave,
Mann chandre nu raas naa aave,
Naa aave darwaas.
Jiggar daa saudaa kyon kar baithaa?
Mukdi jaandi aas.

Je lut jaandaa te lut jaandaa dil,
Hauke khaa ke chup jaandaa.
Je lut jaandaa te lut jaandaa dil,
Hauke khaa ke chup jaandaa.

Beparvaa daa ki kehna? Haaye!
Naa aave darwaas,
Jiggar daa saudaa kyon kar baithaa?
Mukdi jaandi aas!

Darad sautondaa, Bedardaan nu,
Bedardaa daa ki jaandaa?
Darad sataundaa, Bedardan nu,
Bedardaa daa ki jaandaa?
Bedardaa daa ki jaandaa?

(Thanks To Lyrics By Rahmanism)

The English translation of the lines goes as follows:

Crazy heart neither gets satisfaction nor can afford!
Why it did the deal of heart, now even the hopes are dying!
Once heart is gone, its gone! It hides after crying!
What to say about heartless people, there is no relief!

Pain hurts and heartless have no regret about it!
Crazy heart neither gets satisfaction nor can afford!
Why it did the deal of heart, now even the hopes are dying!
Once heart is gone, its gone! It hides after crying!
What to say about heartless people, there is no relief!

With a small poetry, only efficient composer like A. R. Rahman can manage to create a 8 minute song! And after those eight minutes you feel that the song ended so early!! Rahman uses chorus rarely but when he does that, you fall short from keeping your soul uneffected. Chorus from around 4th minute is my ring tone! And as soon as the song ends, you cant help it and you have to loop it again. I didn't get its meaning at first (thanks  to my poor punjabi learned from bollywood songs). And as soon I realised its meaning, i was more in love with song.

So rare are the beads in the musical ocean of bollywood that are not destined to be the part of necklace. But I want such beads in the bag of every fisher man!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Dum Maro Dum Music Review (BD)

Bollywood Dil Se Music Review: Dum Maro Dum


Dum Maro Dum
Music Director:Prittam
Lyrics:Jaideep Sahni
BD Music Rating:*** 1/2

Dum Maro Dum
Singer: Anushka Manchanda
"Aaj Aankh Sek Raha Hai Kal Haath Sekega" Jaideep Sahni at his satires. The opening track gets full marks from me.The song is hip,music is techno(!),sound design is great.The song is definitely better than Munni Or Sheela Or Raziya.Heavy Guitars And Techno Bass are complete fun.peppy lyrics too!Prittam is full on after dull Thank You.

Jiyein Kaun
Singer: Papon
Singer sings like James of Alvida fame.Lyrics suits the theme of the song.The soft ballad in the start gets a rock song by the end.I wonder where ths songs gonna fit in the movie.But again prittam is good.

Jaana Hai
Singer: Zubeen Garg
From this point prittam is ordinary.Zubeen Garg looks a bad choice for the song.Lyrics are great, singing is okay,tune is great,music is okay.Guitars around 1:25 seems repeating.The album needs a new start from here.

Te Amo(3 Versions)
Singer:Ash King(Male Version),Mohit Chauhan(Reprise),Sunidhi Chauhan(Female Version)
I don't understand why prittam chose to loop this song thrice. The tune is ordinary.There are few glimmers in female version but reprise and male version seems wasted.Ash King is such an ace singer but completely wasted here.Sigh!

Thayn Thayn
Singers: Abhishek Bacchan,Earl, Ayush Phukan
Complete Blast!Abhishek is simply great here.The lalala tune at 1:18 is just mind blowing.The techno bass surpasses ordinary music of the rest of the song.Lyrics are bang on.I repeat Bang On! "Aap Ki Sewa Main Jan Heet Main Jaari" completely unexpected! The next Gangsta song for the sure!
So overall Prittam manages to survive from disasters.The songs like "Dum Maro Dum" and "Thayn Thayn" are exceptional."Jiyein Kaun" is good."Jaana Hai" is okay."Te Amo" versions are bad.So looks that prittam is good with Techno feel of the album.But lacks on softer side.Anyways a delight!

Rating: ***1/2

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Thank You Music Review (BD)

Bollywood Dil Se Music Review:Thank You 

Music Director:Prittam
Lyrics:Amitabh Bhattacharya,Kumaar,Ashish Pandit
BD Music Rating:** 1/2

Pyaar Do Pyaar Lo
Singer: Mika Singh
"Gul Batii Kamre Ki Ho Jaaye To,Bechain Dil Thirki Ho Jaye To,Pyaar Do Pyaar Lo"
the lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya kick starts the album.Whoa! Lyrics!.Lyrics are funny,sharp,witty at times.Mika is on his third consecutive hit.The singer is going great professionally.Prittam's music is ok.Overall energy of song is less.
Singer: Master Saleem, Ritu Pathak
After Munni,Sheela, here is Razia.The song is differentiated from both of them.Prittam gets a credit for this.Mallika Sherawat's song will be surely be plus point of the movie.Master Saleem is show stealer.The music is foot-tapping.But the lyrics are raunchy and i would say a bit vulgar."Kahika Na Chodenge Isse"
profanity at its best.sad work by Ashish Pandit who happens to be lyricist for the only song.
Full Volume
Singer: Neeraj Shridhar,Richa Sharma
Again a hip hop/dance genre song.There is no variance at all.The pace picked up by two song is loosing up now.Seems like a reprised version of Zor Ka Jatka (Action Replayy). Lyrics never connect with each other.Kumaar according to me has never been outstanding literally.Music is lousy and beats are missed.(eg.Lyrics goes "Baje Dhol Ki Dhan Dhan"  and a synthpad is played in background instead of Dhol).Such blunders makes it etchy for ears.Nasal singing by Richa Sharma is boring and looping and irritating.
My Heart Is Beating
Singer: Sonu Nigam
Song,singer,lyrics all wasted.Music is repetitive.Sonu singing Mohd Rafi Style.Song seems to be a wanna be I don't know what to do (Hey Babby).Never expected such singing from sonu's side.
Pyaar Main
Singers: Neeraj Shridhar, Javed Ali
Only Savior of the song is Neeraj Shridhar and lyrics at parts.Song picks up in Antra and picks up good.But by now we are bored.the song seems reprised version of Ek Din (Naqaab,The same singer Javed Ali).
4 remixes are there to sum up the album.
Prittam must get out of the copy crisis now. He either copies others' tunes or his or adapts the old tunes to remix them. The thing is consistent with him. And even people are getting bored now.His last album United Six wasn't even noticed by the audience.The last hope is Dum Maro Dum for him.Album is not bad but nothing new.It seems that Thank you=Hey Babby+Action Replayy+Bhagam Bhag!
Though i criticise it,the layman is gonna love it. You may find Pyaar Do Pyaar Lo buzzing on radio of a Rickshaw Wala.I feel its 2 out of 5 for Prittam.But half more for 2 songs' lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya.

Rating: ** 1/2

Thursday, March 3, 2011

F.A.L.T.U Music Review (BD)

Bollywood Dil Se Music Review:F.A.L.T.U

Music Director:Sachin - Jigar
BD Music Rating:****

Leja Tu Mujhe
Singer: Atif Aslam
The album starts with a semi rock song sungs by the hearth rob Atif Aslam.I personally evaluate his singing ability very low than his mesmerising voice.And thus the song is most over-rated song of the album.The lyricist sounds normal to his genre.Violins' sonority makes the melody an indianised one.

Char Baj Gayi
Singer:Hard Kaur
A Hard Core Gana by Hard Kaur!The song has topped the charts of PB music countdown already.The lyrics are funky and the lyricist seems to have transformed into his college days.The heavy bass-beats seems bombardment on the woofers.The rap is bang on."Alya Piva Do Ne Baapa Wtf...."

Rab Sab Se Sona
Singer: Neeraj Shridhar
Quite a Prittam kind of song with Prittams' kind of singer Neeraj Shreedhar.Not much to describe about.

Singer: Jigar
Lyrics are soulful.Singing is Bang on.Violin Tabla combination is lethal.Still song fails to attract ears.Don't know why,but feels like tune is not engaging enough.

Fully Faltu
Singers: Mika Singh
Oye its Mika again.After Jugni, Mika has done a different type of song.The extravagant party track.Lyrics are noteworthy too.High bass and low vocals touches the heart.Nothing innovative on music section though.

Gale Lag Ja
Singer: Vijay Prakash, Priya Pancha
Song is an outline of Le Ja Mujhe.Striving female vocals is main attraction of song.Efficient singer Vijay Prakash is wasted though.
Nayee Subah
Singer: Sachin - Jigar
Sachin - Jigar sings it this time after Maula in Tere Sang. Not a track one expecting here.After brilliant start, the gush seems slow.A track rather kept for BGM.Mouth organ is refreshing.

O Teri
Singer: Jigar,Sachin,Vijay
Again A BGM kind of song from duo.Guitar,Lyrics and composition all are stand alone this time.Great sitar-guitar combination.Bass guitar is also carillon.Constant comment on each line in song gives a great sense of humour.

Singer:Neuman Pinto
I personally like the singer who rocked it in Aamir, Dev D, Aisha. This time also the percentage truly stands out to be a front runner.Hard Rock with Indian tadka.Lyrics completely mesmerises you and in no time the song picks up at 2:00 and you seem to be lost in a new world.

Beh Chala
Singer:Neeraj Shridhar
Music Dir Duo needed some variation to prove their talent in different genres rather than rock and rap.The song did a charm.A rock and roll taps your feet.Now Neeraj suits better and well experimented.Lyrics and music both compliment each other.

Bhoot Aaya
Singer:Lember Hussainpuri
The best one is in the end.A Techno Rock!The soundtrack is similar to LSD title track.Sound design is exceptional.Lyrics couldn't have been better.Irshad Kamil really proved his talent as a versatile lyricist.Its second consecutive hit from Lember.I really look forward to this wonderful singer in future.And the Sense of humour is the icy spicy delight."Jab Main Chota Baccha Tha Tab Twinkle Twinkle Karta Tha Ab Jo Main Bada Ho Gya Bas Twinkle Twinkle Karta Hoon."

F.A.L.T.U. demanded a sense of re freshness and youthful melody.The Duo has totally succeeded in bringing it.Though one or two songs could have been easily excluded, I still feel the album is a must have for every car stereo and every radio.Though i rated it a 3.5 at first, i go it with a reluctant 4 for the variance in vocals, music and words.Well Done!

Rating:  ****
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