Jul 12, 2009

Current Favs : June 10 - July 10

Though Bollywood (I seriously don’t have an issue using this word) witnessed a number of music releases in the last one month, it was just Jashnn and Kaminey that stood out. Kambakkt Ishq had just one decent number (the RDB version of the title song), but again it was just the interludes that made it exciting; the song was soo bland ! and please, don’t even make me write about the movie ! If you love yourself, please don’t go watch it! It doesnt even deserve to be watched in a pirated CD ! Barring Shruti Haasans version of 'Luck Aazma' from Luck, the rest of the soundtrack is a disaster; then again, even that song is passable. The other major disappointing albums were Love Aaj Kal and Shortkut; the former because of the expectation from the Imtiaz Ali-Pritam combination and the latter for the undisputable track record of Shankar Ehsaan Loy. Again, to each their own; I am aware of people who are in love with the songs of Love Aaj Kal. Jashnn has some real good songs, 'Tere Bin', 'Aaye Re' and the two pakistani band songs, 'Dard-E-Tanhai' and 'Main Chala' are my favourites; try listening to them if you havnt yet. And whaaat an album Kaminey is !!!! 'Daan Ta Naan' is soon going to be an anthem !!! 'Fatak', 'Pehli Baar Mohabbat', 'Raat Ki Dhai Baje' and the title track; all are equally good !

I had to place 'Oh Divya' from Maasilamani (Tamil) in this list though the album released somewhere in May. This song is surprisingly good, considering the fact that it came out from D.Imman and I simply loved the way Shaan rendered it.

Now, if you are a real music lover, who would go beyond the boundaries of language, do listen to the songs of Aayirathil Oruvan (Tamil) and Kalavaramaaye Madhilo (Telugu). The songs of Ayirathil Oruvan simply grow on you, especially the one mentioned here and the semi classical ones (Thaai Thindra Mannu). and the title song of Kalavaramaaye Madhilo is easily one of the best melodies I have ever listened to. Take a bow Chitra; now I know how an angel sounds like !!!

1. All the songs of Kaminey (Hindi) – Music : Vishal Bharadwaj

2. Indha Paadai – Aayirathil Oruvan (Tamil) – Music : G.V. Prakash Kumar

3. Kalavaramaaye Madhilo – Kalavaramaaye Madhilo (Telugu) – Music : Sharreth Vasudevan (Asianets Idea Star Singer judge and Keralas most under rated music director)

4. Sehari – Oy (Telugu) – Music : Yuvan Shankar Raja

5. Tere Bin – Jashnn (Hindi) – Music : Toshi Sharib

6. Kannil Theriyum – Angaadi Theru (Tamil) – Music : G.V. Prakash Kumar

7. Chor Bazaari – Love Aaj Kal (Hindi) – Music : Pritam

8. Tu Ne Jo Na Kahaa – New York (Hindi) – Music : Pritam

9. O Divya – Maasilamani (Tamil) – Music : D. Imman

10. Kuzhaloothum Poonthennale – Brahmaram (Malayalam) – Music : Mohan Sithara


Anonymous said...

great choice..

i would myself not be able to survive without raaga.com

Reema said...

downloading songs from kaminey now

Anonymous said...

I liked Kaminey songs too!
#2 just reminded me of Indyeah.
#8 I liked Tune jo na kahaa a lot. esp due to Neil's acting.

The rest I havent heard :|

Varunavi said...

Of these songs listed here i like Kaminey.

Telugu and tamil movies i lost touch as i get only one channel,i don't watch those channels because of the stupid serials they air.

Ordinary Guy said...

i just love song 4 from this!!!! seheri!!!!!!1

kanagu said...

I am yet to hear any of the songs you have mentioned bro :) hear 'dora dora' also from masilamani... a good one..

and I have watched 'Nadodigal' yesterday and its good :)

Swaram said...

Agree with u on Jashnnn ... and music does transcend all barriers - gotta listen to those Tamil n Telugu songs. Thanx for sharing Vimmuuu ;)

Solilo said...

From little I heard, I liked Kaminey and Love Aaj Kal. I sometimes like songs after watching the movie. I liked Dooriyan from Aaj Kal. Pritam copied this time too though.

Rakesh said...

Ya i totally agree with u on the LUCK album..Shruthi hassan gave tht song a new dimension with her super cool voice! She's truly a rock star! She looked like an angel when i saw her in the 1st trailer!
And i am really pissed off with the makers of tht movie for making her wear skimpy clothes for tht stupid "jee le" song!!

They made her look stupid...i mean she has our own unique style ppl!!! Y did they have to mess it up for a stupid promo song!! i hate these promo videos of stupid bollywood tht r coming out these days where ppl r pretending to be rappers!! It just irritates me!
grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!! HULK SMASH WANNABE RAPPERS!!! grrrr!!!!!!!

And didnt u like tht sonu nigam song "kal nau baje" frm shortkut?

Smita said...

Boo! Ha ha you thought you could ban me from coming here? Itni easily won't spare you! Kaminey! Ke songs good hain :D. Of love aaj kal i love the aahun-2 song, chor bazari is slowly growing on me. Not heard Rest songs from your list.

Anonymous said...

again I have to say I havent heard most of these songs.. except new york !!

Kaminey.. gee.. I gotta catch up..

suddenly feeling out of the league... i gotta listen a lot more..

Just call me 'A' said...

I am so out of touch with the latest hindi music. No idea what's new and what's in. I've seen lots of people on twitter praising kaminey....will check it out. I relate more to songs after I've watch the movie. It then kinda stays on my mind

Crafty Shines said...

i haven't heard ANY of these songs! :( :(

i am still stuck on Kishore Kumar!!!! :P

actually, i don't follow new film music much, only if i catch the film do i hear the songs ...unless its by Rahman, that i almost always check!! :)

i wish ur advice on kambakqt ishq came earlier vimmuuu.....
*crafty banging head on nearby wall for the nth time*

ur right, the title song interludes were the intersting bits, the song on its own was a poor louse! but i also liked that slow song of kareena..."kyun inn dinon"

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Vee said...

Yay!!! Dhan Te Nan!!!!

Yes I agree about Love Aaj Kal.. ekdum bakwaas album.. I cant stand Neeraj nowadays.. He is like Akshay Kumar of singing.. Too much is too bad. I don know for what joy u put his Chor Bazaari there.. Poda...

Jashn in fact is much better album than love Aaj Kal.. Heard Luck once and deleted the songs..

Chiranjib said...

Hey man

Thanks for the list. I had been thinking which albums are coming off well these days with hardly any time to listen to each. So, your review has made it easier for me to really select and play! Thanks a ton! :D

PS. Hope our tastes match! :P

Destination Infinity said...

The Telugu song was a nice melodious one. I liked Dard-e-Tanhai too. Keep doing such list of songs, it helps for people like me to keep in touch with the latest good songs going on out there.

Destination Infinity

amit said...

I need to catch up! I am getting very outdated as far as Hindi songs are concerned!

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Am yet to sample these! Thanks for the heads up!

Pixie said...

nice choice of songs vimmmu!
But, I have heard only one song from Kaminey - the Dan Tanaa one!
I didn't like the songs from Luck.
Shruthi Hassan is not very graceful in the songs and the clothes don't suit her somehow, though she has a very nice voice.(my opinion)

Love Aaj Kal - 1 or 2 songs I've heard and they are pretty nice ones.

Will listen to the other songs at home today :)

Sakhi said...

Thanks for the links :)

Anonymous said...

Kambakht Ishq.. i went nowhere near it..

surprisingly.. Kaminey's song i really liked.. it has a bit rough language but still it i good to hear..

i heard 'Oh Divya' form masilamani and that too i liked a lot..

love aajkal is ok.. chor bazaari.. is all i have heard of it..

as for 'Luck' the one song is good as u said..

i know the reason for that it features 'Shruti'.. isn't it.. when u are seeing her the song doesn't matter huh..?!? ;-)

Praveen said...

kaminey is an awesome soundtrack..vishal bharadwaj never fails in delivering songs with a rustic melodic touch..
tht aayirathil oruvan track is also nice..
love aaj kal, I loved the tracksung by mohit chauhan,.rest is passable

Indyeah said...


KI? :D YEah I have been reading about it all over the blogosphere :D

and I want to send some very 'special' 'friends' of mine to see it;)

I am so out of touch with music:(
I havent heard Kamney's songs at all
and judging by how everyone is praising it I need to get my hands on the album.
good list Vimmuuu:)

@NEha LOL! ! it did?:P

Smitha said...

Wow! I liked all the songs you listed! I had heard a few - but blogosphere is certainly educating me a lot these days :)

vimmuuu said...

@ Shraddha :

I stopped using raaga long ago. Only reason because I download from them.

@ Reema :

Downloading songs is bad !!! LOL

@ Neha :

# 2, how did that remind you of....never mind !!!
# 8 Me too. and when I said that to people, they were like whats wrong with me !

@ Varunavi :

I dont watch TV. I listen to songs through the internet as when any album releases.

@ OG :

Yeah, awesome song, na ?

vimmuuu said...

@ Kanagu :

Yeah, Dora Dora is also good, I liked the choreography of Dora Dora.

@ Swaram :

I just hope the movie Jashnn is atleats half as good as the songs.

@ Solilo :

Pritam cant survive without copying; its in his bloods ! Yeah, there are certain songs that I liked only after watching the movie.

@ Rakesh :

I know. Those dresses doesnt suit her and I already ditched her. shes all yours now ! LOL !

I liked Kal Nau Baje, but a few listens and I got bored of that song.

vimmuuu said...

@ Smita :

LOL, in the midst, you called me Kaminey and got away easily, huh? Silly girl, I mean, woman !!

@ Dhiren :

Go Go, listen to them and come back !

@ A :

Its true. Certain songs would grow on you after watching its visuals. But for me, most of the times, it works the other way. If I like the songs, I would go and watch the movie however crappy it is !

vimmuuu said...

@ Crafty :

Great to see another Rahmaniac !!!

Why are you still stuck with Kishore ??? Are you sure he likes that??? :D :D

@ Vee :

Daan Ta Naan !!! Is that how we greet each other from now on??? LOL

Chor Bazaari was the only one I liked from Love Aaj Kal. But Im sure it would fade in a few days. Im kinda getting bored to it already. LOL.

@ Chiranjib :

LOL, I dont know about the taste! People say I have weird choices !!! :D :D

vimmuuu said...

@ D.I. :

Sure. This is the only kind of review I can do !! LOL !

@ Amit :

Please do. You are a big time movie freak, arent you ? Atleast you shouldnt be missing out on the Hindi songs.

@ Rakesh 2 :


@ Pixie :

Those dresses were supposed to look good on Shruti, unfortunately, it doesnt !!! LOL ! Btw, which song is your pick from Love Aaj Kal ?

vimmuuu said...

@ Sakhi :

My pleasure !

@ Oorjas :

LOL, how did you know about my crush towards Shruthi ??? Its all over the world, is it??? hehehe.

@ Praveen :

Exactly. I totally second on your points on Vishals music ! Did you listen to all the tracks of Ayirathil Oruvan ?

@ Indyeah :

Please dont do that torture even to your enemies !!! I know you are mean, but this is too much :D :D :D

and please do update yourself and let me know.

@ Smitha :

Thats the first time anyone said that. Thanks !!!! LOL !!! Yeyy, people are learning from me !!! :D

Smita said...

Of course not. How could you even think like that? :-(

eye-in-sty-in said...

not heard any of the songs you hav mentioned!! can you beat that?

Anonymous said...

Hey, though the film is bad, you have to listen to Tere Naina from Chandni Chowk To China. Lovely one!

Badz said...

I like the music from Kambakkht Ishq and Love story aaj kal. And also New York. Not heard most of the songs from your list Although most are good. :-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the list Vimmuu..will try to listen to them..

I was a music buff until I got married..Now I don't watch tv and hence cannot relate to the songs you mentioned.. Thanks to Radio mango and Club FM (Radio channels) that i am alteast familiar with malayalam songs..

I never thought my life would chnage this way and that such a day would come that i would be able to survive without listening to music....hmmmmmmm