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Friday, June 10, 2011

Shaitan Movie Review (BD)

Movie Information:IMDB Link 

Cast:Rajeev Khandelwal,Kalki Koechlin,Pawan Malhotra,Shiv Pandit,Gulshan Devaiya,Neil Bhoopalam,Kirti Kulhari

Direction: Bejoy Nambiar

Genre: Thriller,Action

Duration: 2 hours 7 minutes

Movie Overview:

The movie as I guessed earlier, is a revamped version of Anurag Kashyap directorial debut (which is still in the claws of Indian Censor Board) "Paanch" starring Kay Kay Menon.And now after almost a decade of his first yet unreleased movie, Anurag Kashyap producing this movie and getting it through the censor board without any cuts is a good slam to the Indian Censor Board. Clearly the movie is more intense and dark than Paanch. The movie is a way more profane with mild to severe abuses, implicit sex and nudity, and explicit violent scenes. And yet the movie has passed without a cut (showing a fact that censorship has improved a lot).

The movie is almost perfect on cinematic aspects. Casting and Direction is flawless.Cinematography is something best I have seen so far. Every scene is shot in the ultra stylish way leading to a brilliant story telling.
First half of the movie is extremely engaging and entertaining, the second half lacks a bit by predictable turns and twists.

All the subplots of the movie like their characters are very strong take it as subtle love story of Rajeev Khandelwal (So graceful on the screen) or the one with Amy's mother, every character has its own story to tell and they tell it in their own ultra stylish way.

The "Shomu" cameo (By someone who has done commendable job in AK's last produced movie) and Nikhil Chinnapa add the surprise factor to the movie.

Yet again a brilliant piece of cinema by Anurag Kashyap Production and kudos to Bijoy Nambiar.

Quick Review:

All male debutants Shiv Pandit,Gulshan Devaiya and Neil Bhoopalam are hopeful and very bright on acting skills.Rajeev Khandelwal (A main reason that could bring female fans for the movie) is absolutely charming. Pawan Malhotra and rest are good.

Story And Screenplay:
Story is in a way inspired from real events as well as the movie Paanch. Screenplay by the director himself is very  piquant. Dialouges are crisp. The writing section is almost flawless.

Editing And Cinematography:
Editing is very good. Few stiches in the second half could have help this movie to get a five star rating from me. Cinematography By R. Madhi is undoubtedly the best till date in the history of Bollywood.

Music And Background Score:
No words to describe the music and background score. Absolutely speechless!! I can watch this movie again for the music and background score only.Khoya Khoya Chand, Josh and Pintya song sequences are the limelight of the movie.

What a vehicle for a debutant's launch! Shaitan is ofcourse Anurag Kashyap's baby. But the true credit of the movie should go to Bejoy Nambiar. Bijoy, give me something as good as this and I will be your patron.

The movie due to many off-screen reasons deserves a five. But as a reviewer keeping personal aspects aside, I rate this movie a deserved 4.5


( The review also featured on IMDB. Click here to see )

Friday, June 3, 2011

Ready Movie Review (BD)

Bollywood Dil se Movie Review:Ready


Movie Information
 :IMDB Link

Cast: Salman Khan,Asin,Arya Babbar,Paresh Rawal,Puneet Issar,Mahesh Manjrekar

Direction: Anees Bazmi

Genre: Humour,Action,Drama

Duration:  2 hours 22 minutes

Movie Overview:
After Wanted and Dabbang (there flicks were so well received that Veer's average collection has vanished).Salman is going to be an Indian Rajnikant soon.His larger than life image, though restricted to his fans only, but definitely works wonder with his movies.Ready is no exeption. The movie has opened to full houses throughout the country and is supposed to be another super hit for him. The movie is also supposed to suppress the next release "Shaitan" which I feel will be better cinematic experience.

Ready is a baby of two showmen, Salman and Anees Bazmi. The movie has all Anees Bazmi elements like slap stick jokes (sometimes PJ), vibrant colors, great locations and song picturesqueness. And the movie has all Salman Khan elements like his typical dancing style, dialogue delivery, and comic timing.

The movie is well supported by efficient star cast (Paresh Rawal's chemistry with Salman is more appealing than Asin and Salman).Regular dose of songs and humor helps to scroll down the movie in a smooth way. No doubt, first half is clumsy, but film picks up the pace in the second half. And as soon as the movie ends, a Salman Khan fan is sure to get a good smile.

Such movies are never meant to be logical or extraordinary, so wasting your time in observing loop holes in the movie is no smart thing.

Cameos by many stars are totally successful in making Ready an another extravagant movie.

(Only) If you are a Salman Khan fan (I am not much, but I adore him in real life), get ready for Ready.

Quick Review:


Salman Khan himself fills up the bill.And he is well supported by Paresh Rawal and Co. Asin is gracious. Puneet Issar and Mahesh Manjrekar does their job well.Sudesh Lahiri deserves applause for leaving his comical impression in a Salman Khan movie.

Story And Screenplay:
Story is same old bollywood masala movie with no unusual twists and turns. Considering the fact that the movie is a remake of Telugu movie Ready (Ft. Ram and Genelia D Souza) the Hindi writers had not much to do at the creative tables.

Editing And Cinematography:
Okay. Editing (Ritesh Soni) is faulty.The story takes a long time to pick up. Though this void is covered by one man show by Salman, the slow pace cant be ignored. Cinematography is good. Vivacious locations and very well picturised songs works in the favor of the movie.

Music And Background Score:
Music is already reviewed here. Devi Sri Prasad rocks with his "Dhinka Chika / Ringa Ringa" and Prittam does a good job with his "Character Dheela" (Zarine looks good) . The rest of the songs are average but screen presence of Salman-Asin makes them watchable.Background score is good.
Anees Bazmi is back again after some not so good movies No Problem and Thank You. Hope to see him making such masala movies for a long time.

If you love Salman, you will love Ready.If you want to enjoy some popcorn and candy floss along with friends for a weekend, Ready is ready for you.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Murder 2 Music Review (BD)

BD Music Review :Murder 2

Murder 2
Music Director:Harshit Saxena,Mithoon,Sangeet Haldipur,Siddharth Haldipur
Lyrics:Sayeed Qadri
BD Music Rating:***

 Haal E Dil
Singer:Harshit Saxena

First of all I would like to appreciate the Bhatts for giving the youngsters the deserved platform in the music Industry. Harshit Saxena (from Amul Voice Of India) is the one this time. The debutant song from him is a lovely lovely musical gift to the listner.Lyrics are typical candy floss kinda romantic.Though a Prittam kinda song, he is no Prittam, listen to the beats and tune carefully,so original and so groovy.Welcome to the industry Harshit!
The Acoustic one is an average one compared to the original but yet a pleasure.
Aa Zara Karib Se
Singer: Sunidhi Chauhan
Another debutant duo Sangeet Haldipur, Siddharth Haldipur.But sadly the song is not innovative. Its like Ismail Darbar tunes mixed with DJ Suketu beats.Sorry, But a long way to go.
Aye Khuda
Singer: Kshitij Tarey, Salim Bhat, Mithoon
As soon as the album was out, My friend messaged me, Mithoon is back and back with bang! And he is absolutely correct. Mithoon welcome back!!!! The song is a perfect ten on soul thanks to ace singing by Mithoon,Saim and Kshitij. The song will be a huge hit as soon as the fever of Haal - E- Dil is reduced.Lyrics are surprisingly soulful and touchy!

Phir Mohabbat
Singer: Mohd Irfan, Arjit, Saim Bhat

Most soulful track of the album.Looks like an unplugged version, the song is one of my pick for the album. Waste of time to describe it, just listen it!

Tujhko Bhulana
Singer:Sangeet Haldipur, Roshni Baptist
Again the song is a miss.
So 5 original and 3 Remixes ends the album.The album as expected is good like all Emraan Hasmi movies. But due to Sangeet-Siddharth tracks and three remixes, I give it a gracious three out of five.


Delhi Belly Music Review (BD)

BD Music Review :Delhi Belly 

Delhi Belly
Music Director:Ram Sampath
Lyrics:Amitabh Bhattacharya, Munna Dhiman, Ram Sampath, Akshat verma and Chetan Shashital
BD Music Rating:****

 Bhaag D.K. Bose
Singer:Ram Sampath

The song is the biggest commercial hit of ace composer Ram Sampath(I predicted in Luv Ka The End review that hes gonna rock in Delhi Belly and I was damn right). The song is supposed to be the youth anthem of the nation. The rock song at its hilarious best. Lyrics are supacool!
As it seems, 'D K Bose, DK Bose,' juxtaposed together and sung to fast instruments, is a popular expletive in India.My expectations are sky high now.

Nakkaddwaley Disco, Udhaarwaley Khisko
Singer: Keerthi Sagathia
"Teri Tirchi Nazar Ne Dil Ko Kar Die Pencher!!!" the Qawali with blues and song helluva fun ride. Lyrics by the movie writer himself Akshat Verma are like adaption from Mushaira Or Hasya Kavi Sammelan. Too cool song!!
Saigal Blues
Singer: Chetan Shashital
A reprise tribute to Saigalsaab. The song continues the flow and the mood of the album.Fun and funk that's what the album is all about.
Ram Sampath,you are the man!

Bedardi Raja
Singer: Sona Mohapatra
Sona Mohapatra(I still remember her songs Abhi Nahi Aana and Tere Ishq Nachaya) is the lead of this folk song.The song seems situational.Though fun not funky which is satisfied by another Version of the song,the funky one.Smart move,huh?

Jaa Chudail
Singer:Suraj Jagan

Another rock song.Ram Sampath simply rocks!! And Amitabh Bhattacharya (Most of his albums are hit. all in a span of 2 years.He has a success story....Aamir,Dev D,Udaan,Anjaana Anjaani,Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai,No One Killed Jessica,Thank You,Ready) is now my favorite after Gulzaarji.

The lyrics for the break up song goes...

Chhoti chhoti baato'n se
Tune jo sataya mujhe
Ungli pe nachake tune
Chuna jo lagaya mujhe
Arey jaa jaa jaa
Go to hell....

Arey jaa ja ja
I want silence
Jaa chudail
Jaa chudail
Ya ya
Ja chudail

Palkon pe bithaya tujhe
Ruthi toh manaya tujhe
Pyaar mein toh khuda
Bhi banaya tujhe par (par)
Tujhko kadar nahi
Yeh le dekh thenga mera
Ha ha ha
Tail lene ja tu
Koi kya ukhad lega mera
Abey ja ja ja
Go to hell...
Ja ja ja
Once again
Jaa chudail
Ja chudail

Phoolon sa chehra tera
Dil pe tha pehra tera
Reh gaya ab wahaan
Dard gehra tera

Phool vool kuch nahi
Sada hua aalo hai tu
You know what you are
Hoor nahi pari nahi
Jungli ek bhaalu hai tu

Arey ha ha ha
Go to hell
Arey ja ja ja
Jaa chudail
Jaa chudail
Jaa chudail
Abey ja ja ja
Go to hell
Ja ja ja
Once again
Jaa chudail
Jaa chudail
Yea yea.

Tere Siva
Singer:Ram Sampath, Tarannum Mallik

The album would have been a 4.5* if this track wasn't on the album.

Singer:Keerthi Sagathia
Yes,after the previous hurdle,the album gets back on the track again.Frankly, the remixed version of the song was not needed.still Fun Fun Fun! Munna Dhiman competes with Amitabh Bhattacharya this time in the battle of words. Good job by Lyricist.
I Hate You (Like I Love You)
Singer:Keerthi Sagathia, Sona Mohapatra, Shazneen Arethna, Aamir Khan

The song is catchy,funny and rocking. Lyrics are witty.With Amir Khan giving the vocals and delivering funny punch lines (Jo chauka udte huye jaye usse chakka kehte hai.Lawl) the situational song will be striking like a lightning on televison soon.Good one.

After the unreal Shaitan, yet another revolutionary combo of Retro,Blue,Funk and Rock seen in the recent time(Love you, Bollywood).Delhi Belly is something to keep it in your collection.


Shaitan Music Review (BD)

BD Music Review :Shaitan


Music Director:Prashant Pillai, Amar Mohile, Ranjit Barot, Anupam Roy
Lyrics:Sanjeev Sharma
BD Music Rating:****


The very short instrumental is placed to introduce you to the new age sounds of this new age album.Thoguh the instrumental is too short,seems apt for the intro music.
Bali (The Sound Of Shaitan)
Singer: Farhad Bhiwandiwala, K.S. Krishnan, Preeti Pillai, Hitesh Modak, Kalloist
To review the song, few lines are not enough. Read the complete review of the song (here).
Singer: Prashant Pillai, Bindu Nambiar
After divine Bali, comes the absolute rahmanic- Nasha! Prashant's vocals are just outstanding. Same goes for Bindu Nambiar (Readers are welcomed to point out a relation between Bijoy and Bindu Nambiar, I am ignorant). Lyrics are apt for the songs. Music arrangement and production is so so rich.The song deserves accolades.Punjabi touch in the end is very innovative.
Singer:Colin Terence, Abhishek, Shradha
An Amar Mohile track. Amar Mohile (the ace background scorer and good music composer) teams up with Rock On With MTV show ft Colin Terence for a Hinglish Rap. The rap song with techno beats and dhol (towards the end) has some Jazzy saxophones making it a heady cocktail of Eastern - Western influences. Well done!

Singer:Suraj Jagan

The typical rock song with dark lyrics and rocking vocals by Suraj Jagan. The music by Prashant Pillai is ordinary (for this song only) but the lyrics are definitely commendable. Sanjeev Sharma seems well versed in Urdu.Overall an average song.

Hawa Hawai
Singer:Suman Sridhar
(Most reviews left this song unreviewed) The song is re - creation of Hawa Hawai by Laxmikant - Pyarelal. (PS this is reprise version not the remixed one). Glad to see the original credits on album cover(both Javed Akhtar and Laxmikant-Pyarelal are credited). The singing by Suman Sridhar is good. Her last attempt Tonight from Luv ka the end was slightly better. Anyways a good song.

O Yaara
Singer:Kirti Sagatia, Preeti Pillai

Yet another less explored genre, Sufi Rock. The song opens with beautiful blend of Sufi vocals and killer guitars.But the song soon gets slightly boring due to confused and continuous transition of the song from rock to Sufi genre. I feel the soul of a Sufi Rock is missing here.The song slowly catches you, but strictly fails to sting you on the first go.

Singer:Chandan Shive

First one from Ranjit Barot for Shaitan. The song goes the typical folk way till 1:07 but soon the techno portion begins. And this portion is well produced and mixed with folk portion.Special credit to the guitarist, the song seems to be made for the background score of the movie.

Singer:Ranjeet Barot

The next one from the man himself, Ranjit Barot.The song is good mainly due to the soulful lyrics and good singing.Music is a bit misfit.But the lyricist again makes Urdu- Hindi his fortage and saves this otherwise mediocre song.

Amy's Theme

Like the previous one, this instrumental is a sheer explodinasa of soul. The instrumental is soulful and soulful and soulful...the chorus makes it even more soulful!I love this one.

Nasha(Rock and Soul Version)
Singer:Ranjit Barot, Farhad Bhiwandiwala, Bindu Nambiar

The special mention of the song because of its variety from the original version.This one is as cool as the previous one, and is sung by Ranjit Barot who appears to be a composer for the movie too!

This proves the rare observed comfort level between two music producers working on the same movie. Both musical men, complement each other rather than competing to each other.Bless!

Retro Pop Shit

Now another composer is introduced here. Anupam Roy for only one track. But the track seems quintessential. This one is a pure pop! Unlike those indi-pops served to us in the name of pop.The good fusion of trance with the pop around 2:12 makes it a perfect Retro Shit!Excellent job!

Singer: Bhayanak Maut

Most reviewers have declared this as an instrumental by Prashant Pillai. Sigh! The song is (first ever death metal featured in an Indian movie) composed by Pune based Metal band Bhayanak Maut. The song will definitely take the movie to the new heights. Too unreal to believe that the director has guts to introduce Death Metal to the music industry.Lyrics by the same band is like all other metal songs - Inaudible.


A brilliant outro to the brilliant music album. The instrumental seems to be an official soundtrack of Need For Speed Game or GTA Vice city. Kudos.

Here are few final words to describe the album.


Bali The Sound Of Shaitan

Let me first introduce the new name "Prashant Pillai" to my readers(though they are few :p). As he says he is a music producer + media entrepreneur + foodie. He is the prime music composer of Shaitan. And his masterpiece (according to me) "Bali - the sound of shaitan" is a gem.

The song opens with the electro beats which is soon backed by the killer vocals. The lead vocalist K.S. Krishnan who happens to be the lyricist of the song is simply unreal and toxic.The Hindi portion is sung by Preeti Pillai (who is lead singer of his most of Kannad songs). The way she says "Khwabon Aate Ho,Dil Main Samate Ho" is simply funky!

Around 1:10 the interlude of the song begins.And the guitars and disc breaks accompanied by classical sounding vocals cant stop your foot tapping.And then you are amused as soon as song reaches around 1:50. The typical Tamil Hip - Hop is now indianized by good flavored mixes of shehnai and damroos.

But no its not over yet.Soon begins Rap portion and then around 2:25, around 2:25 you hear superb beat boxing (very innovative) samples along with the Hindi lyrics by male voice.

And now from 2:57, the perfect blend of various sound instruments and vocals are very well arranged and all the sounds right from the beginning, are heard all together within the next minute.

When the song ends, you cant control but play it again.The song is the ultimate addiction of the album!!

Here are the lyrics (courtesy Google search),
Athisaya raagam aananda raagam
Palaya ragam apoorva ragam

Khwabon mein aate ho aur dil mein sama the ho
Athisaya raagam aananda raagam
Palaya ragam apoorva ragam
Ragam ragam

Khwabon mein aate ho aur dil mein sama the ho
Khwabon mein aate ho aur dil mein sama the ho
Rarara tu chal jathe ho
Rarara tu chal jathe ho

Athisaya raagam aananda raagam
Palaya ragam apoorva ragam

Athisaya raagam aananda raagam
Palaya ragam apoorva ragam

Than than than than thagi thagina thagi thagina tha ditha thagi thagina thagi thagina thagina thagina
Nag nag nag nag nagilal pathe ad pathe

Hoyye hoyye hoyye hoyye hoyye hoyye hoyye
Khwabon mein aate ho aur dil mein sama the ho
Khwabon mein aate ho aur dil mein sama the ho
Dil mein sama the meri rooh mein bas jaate ho………………..

Athisaya Raagam Aananda Raagam
Palaya ragam apoorva ragam

Hoyye hoyye hoyye hoyye hoyye hoyye hoyye
Khwabon mein aate ho aur dil mein sama the ho

Khwabon mein aate ho aur dil mein sama the ho
Khwabon mein aate ho aur dil mein sama the ho

The song will be the anthem of the youth soon if the movie clicks. Prashant Pillai, hope you achieve millions of patrons like your guide and mentor A. R. Rahman.
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