Wednesday, January 27, 2010


I got this picture in my inbox a few days back and shocked to see how clearly it defines my current situation. I am tired. Tired of things around me, tired of blame games, tired of excessive work loads, tired of all formalities.

I’m worn-out of being misconstrued,
Nerves are exploding
weak like old twig.

I am exhausted of being sick
No energy left in me
it looks like I am losing my skills.

I am dead beat of so-called acquaintances,
Who kept on stabbing me in the back
Again and again and again

I am drained of trying to make things right,
I decided to give up – I surrender
with no spirit to fight.

Right now… I’m just tired…

Thursday, January 7, 2010

~*Chance pe Dance*~ A wasted Chance

Chance pe Dance

Chance Pe Dance boasts on having a truly young star-cast in form of jelly footed Shahid Kapoor and bubbly (but over acting) Genelia. This movie is directed by Ken Ghosh and also touted as the biopic of Shahid Kapoor (and he humbly denies that as expected). Chance pe dance is story of a struggling actor Sameer who is willing to work as hard as he needs to achieve his goal, but always prioritizes and puts his loved ones first. Then there comes Tina, the choreographer who not only helps Sameer in fulfill his dreams but also becomes his love interest. Sounds Familiar!!!

Well lets check the music whether the soundtrack are able to make make us want to dance or not? Opps I forgot to add the icing, there were 4 music directors for this one. Adnan Saami is the official one (on covers) but the album also contains songs composed by Pritam, Ken Ghosh and Sandeep Shirodkar.

1. Pe.. Pe... Pepein...: The first track is Pe Pe Pepein (totally weird and ridiculous title!) and will remind you of By God (from APKGK) because of the same shehnai tune (Mind you, this time pritam stole his own music so you cant blame him). This one is crooned by non other than Neeraj shredhar and later on Master Saleem joins him along with Hard Kaur who pitches in some hard- core punjabi raps (dunno whether using a right word or not) . Its totally weird but you will hum it along for some time and then it will be forgotten. Ohhh this one has a remixed version too where the speed of the track has been increased and some extra beats have been added to give more dance feeling.

"Dont worry pe glassy
Dont worry jo chadhi zara si
Pe ha Pee chal chod udasi
Dont worry kar balle shalle
Dont worry Kya rehna kalle
Zor hilaa de paira thaale
Haa aye Dil tu bhi maar chalanga
Is Dolly ka dyaan kare
dil se dil ka taar mile to
Khushiyon ka mahaul bane

Pe Pe Pe Peeing"

2. Pump It Up: The next track is Pump It Up where our famous (???) music director Vishal Dadlani (of Vishal Shekhar duo who was also the vocalist of Mumbai-based band Pentagram) holds the center stage. Besides a heavy dhol and electronic guitar mix there is nothing special about this track but it works well with Shahid's move and that all is its USP.

"Pump it up!
We gona get in on
Na Na NA
Hil Jayegi yeh zameen bhi
Yeah! we gona get it on
Na Na NA
Na Na NA
Na Na NA na na"

This track appears later as as a remixed version which has some extra pace and beats associated to it but over all it remains the same. Will work surely in discs.

3. Pal mein hi: Next track Pal Mein Hi is a love ballad crooned beautifully by Soham Chakrabarthy and Shreya Ghoshal. The best thing about this track is beautiful lyrics by Irfaan Siddiqui and free flowing music which have some dance beats associated with it (blame it to the theme of the movie). Sweet soothing song but lacks punch.

"Pal mein hi Mujhko mila Pal naya Kuch mila Haan kuch magar kho gaya Kya kahun Kya nahi Labz hai gum kahin hosh mein dil nahi Tere aa jane se Tere aa jane se Tere aa jane se"

4. One More Dance: Next track starts with some good beats and some new techno vibrations (will give you feel that you are listening to some English track but after 30 sec you will have that i-have-heard-this-before feeling because of the background tune of Nach All Night from Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna (this forced me to check for the music director again and i was surprised to find Adnan' sname over there as I was expecting it to be Pritam). This track is crooned by Kunal Ganjawala and he did a good job but there is something missing in this track and its fails to impress. May be work with Shahid's move (as its already a hit among girls mostly due to Shahid's six pack and dance skills).

"Gotta get it on now, gotta now get it right
Whats the din? in jhoom, boom boom shake the room
I wanna wanna see you movin, do feel the maza
Take it from the top, keep doing, tick tock tick tock
Kuch shor ho kuch zor ho, kuch aurr ho ab na
You gotta feel the heat now on the beat, go oo aa oo aa
Shaan se raat aayi hai, ik nasha saath layi hai
Kal ho kya ye to jaane kaun
Ye dal zameeki? going on and on
Give me one on give me one more, Give me one on give me one more
Give me one on give me one more, Give me one more dance"

5. Yaba Daba Yahoo: Next track Yaba Daba Yahoo is crooned by Kunal Ganjawala and have a mix of english and hindi lyrics. This one is a disco number which will remind you of Zoobi Doobi from 3 Idiots. The best thing about this one was the music arrangment which gives it a retro feel But again it lacks the punch that Zoobi doobi has. (I heard that the movie was first named as Yahoo and so this song was created).

"Come on everybody lets rock the party Dekho dekho mauka hai gazab ka Yeah we gonna scream and shout at together Rukey na hum ek pal ko bhi Yaba daba yahoo (Doobi doobi dooba) Yaba daba yahoo (Doobi doobi dooba) Yaba daba yahoo (Doobi doobi dooba) Yaba daba yahoo "

6. Rishta Hai Mera: Next track Rishta hai mera starts with a smoothing rendition by Shaan (that too in quite different voice) and then slowly ascends to a soulful love ballad where Tulsi Kumar joins him. This track has a lots of guitar and drum percussions that gives it old feel (feel of 90's song) but the track lacks punch. It would be like listen and forgot track if not properly choreographed.

"Betaabi hai, bechaini hai,
behadd ye dil bekaraar, beintaahi hai
Haan taare hawa mausam fiza
badal gatah sang hai ab gum na koi hai
Haan zarra zarra jhoome,
khushi kadamon ko choome, pyaare se hain ye silsile
Wo wo .. rishta hai mera aasmano se Badalon se bhi milna hai abhi Haath bhi milana hai sitaron se"

7. Just do it: The next track Just do it is a hip-hop based number crooned by Amit and music is given by Ken Ghosh and Sandeep Shirodkar. This track tells us to feel free and dance and it may be played as background music during dance session showed in movie. Hopefully it will make some sense on screen.

"Dance is super cool Dance is hot hot
Laga le jatka, do it with what you got
If you can shake a leg to dance aayega
Saala pappu bhi nachke dikhayega
Na kar bheja fry, just give it a try
Naach bindass duniya baad mein jaaye
Dikha de nachke, you gotta prove it
Don't think kya da da da do it"

My Take: Going by the previous movies by Ken Ghosh (Ishq-Vishk and Fida), I was expecting something different from this album. Agreed that movie has dance as theme so songs has to comply with it but on listening the album sound similar to the albums available now days (take Love aaj kal, Ajab Prem ki Gajab Kahani etc.) There is nothing special at least on the first few listening but may be it will make greater impact when choreographed properly. Otherwise Chance pe Dance is simply as strident and vociferous as any other present day album. I will give it 2.5 star out of 5 as it lacks the punch completely.
What I will keep on my play list:
May be nothing for long but will surely play
1. Pal mein hi
Pump It Up
3. Pe.. pe..

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

~*Veer Music Review*~

After being busy with Shaurya for almost a month, I got my hands on few of the recent release music albums. Initially I was totally confused that which one are released and which are scheduled to release but thanks to Ujjwal and others to refreshing my knowledge.

After a lot of research and discussions (read gossips), I got my hands on the music album (downloaded some of them too; Bad me, I know that but cant help it out) of Salman starer and his dream project Veer, Ishqiya which is imbibed with soft techno-rural music by Vishal Bhardwaaj and awesome lyrics by Gulzaar Saab, Hep Chance pe dance and dull looking Dulha Mil Gaya (Goddddddddd Sush really needs a mirror and a fashion adviser). Let me start with Veer and others will follow later


To be true, expectations were not high from this epic movie on the music front as the music was by Sallu's fav Sajid Wajid who are known for there Dan-chic music releases (be it Hello, Wanted or God tussi great ho). But surprisingly the music was on the soothing side and the reason behind that was the awesome lyrics by Gulzaar sahab (It is very hard to destroy his lyrics only Pritam is capable of doing that, remember Marjani from Billu??).

1. Taali: The surprise starts from the first song Taali itself, which is a spirited and truly Indian track with a rustic rajasthani flavor (yeps it is not a love song that starts the album! Different, isn't it??), which is crooned by Sukhwinder Singh and later on Sonu Nigam, Wajid along with Neuman Pinto joins him. When I heard it for the first time, I checked the cover again as i was not ready to accept that it is a Sajid wajid creation but it needs a few hearing to grow on. Nice start.

This song appear later as a solo version in the voice of Sukhwinder and he brilliantly carry this song all along on his own.

"Ghunghat peeche gora mukhda
Paani mein jaise deep jaale re
Hai ghunghat peeche gora mukhda
Paani mein jaise deep jaale re
Charo chahaar wahi bahi dekhoon
Aankh mein kaisa sapna chale re"

2. Surili Akhiyon Waali: The second track Surili Akhiyon Waali is a meloromantic number with some heartfelt and fresh lyrics but there is some thing in the music that will give you I-have-Heard-This-Before feeling (reminds me of tune jo na kaha main wo sunta raha khaamkha bewajah khwaab bunta raha from New York) but nevertheless it is good track to play along due to awesome lyrics and heartfelt rendition by Rahat Fateh Ali khan. Besides this track has an english portion (Antara) in the voice of Suzanne D'mello which will force you to repeat this one for sure.

"Surili akhiyon waali, suna hai teri akhiyon se
Behti hai neendein aurr neendon mein sapne
Kabhi to kinaro pe, utar mere sapno se
Aaja zameen pe aurr mil ja kahin pe
Mil ja kahin .. aa ..
Mil ja kahin, samey se pareh, samey se pareh
Mil ja kahin, tu bhi akhiyon se kabhi meri akhiyon ki sunn
Surili akhiyon waali, suna hai teri akhiyon se"

The same track appears as a duet later where Sunidhi Chauhan joins Rahat to create the magic.

3. Salaam Aaya Next rack Salaam Aaya is in the voice of Roop Kumar Rathod, Shreya and Suzanne De Mello (this time Sajid Wajid got some big guns for sure) and is a slow, melodious track. The best thing about this track is the heartfelt singing by Rathod.

"Tum mile na mile, ye haseen silsile
Waqt ke saqt hai ab ye pitt te nahi
Haan tere bina saans bhi chalti hai
Tere bina dil bhi dhadakta hai
Yaad nahi that yaad aaya
Dabi dabi saanson mein suna tha maine
Bole bina mera naam aaya
Palkein jhuki aurr uthne lagi to
Haule se uska salaam aaya"

4. Meharbaniyan: So far so good but with the next track Meharbaniyan, Sajid Wajid is with a typical Sallu song crooned by Sonu Nigam. This song is totally out of the place song this movie. Sajid Wajid should have saved this one for some other movie. Not required.

"Kitne rang aate jaate hain, aap ke do rukh saaron par
Arrey kitne rang aate jaate hain, aap ke do rukh saaron par
Ek khaya ka rang gulabi, dhoop chadi kosahron par
Kitne rang aate jaate hain, aap ke do rukh saaron par
Arrey har ek ka adaa masoom hai, har ek adaa meherbaan
Meherbaniyan hai, meherbaniyan
Aji meherbaniyan, badi meherbaniyan"

5. Kanha: When i heard the next track, Kanha, I again checked the cover for the music director as I was not expecting something like this from Sajid Wajid after mind-boggling Meharbaniyan. this track is a must listen for all the classical musio lover where Rekha Bhardwaj gave heartfelt rendition and was supported brilliantly by Sabri bothers (Shabab Sabri, Toshi & Sharib) . This song has Rekha written all over it. A masterpiece. SW needs a ovation for this one.

"Pavan udha ve batiyan ho batiyan, pavan udha ve batiyan
Likho pena likho chithiyan ho chithiyan, tipo bina likho chithiyan
Chithiyon ke sandeshe videsh se jaavengi chalengi chathiyan
Chithiyon ke sandeshe videsh se jaavengi chalengi chathiyan
Kanha .. bairun hui bansuri
Ho kanha .. tere adhar kyun dagi
Ang se lagey to, bol suna gaye
Bhaiye na moh lagey
Kanha, din to katta, sanj kattey
Kaise kattey, ratiya
Pavan udha ve batiyan ho batiyan, pavan udha ve batiyan"

6. Spirit Of Veer: The last original track of the album is a minute instrumental Spirit Of Veer which ends as soon as it starts. So need not to pay attention to it.

My Take: When I read the name of Sajid Wajid as Music director, I was a bit disappointed cos they are known for some wacky music but Veer came as a pleasant surprise and the album struned out to be above average or a good one and all because they did not mascaraed the awesome lyrics of Gulzar. Try it!! I will give it 3 out of 5.

What I will keep on my play list:
1. Taali (both Versions)
2. Surili Akhiyon Wale (cause of its awesome lyrics)

3. Salaam aaya