Thursday, April 20, 2006
The best Bollywood OST in years...
It's been a long time since I have been so affected by the music of an upcoming film that I've found myself desperately wanting to watch the movie asap, even though I know that in all probability, the movie is going to be a huge disappointment(what else do you expect from Emraan Hashmi anyways!!!) But watch it I will, because the makers of such kick-ass music need to be encouraged, but more importantly, because I can't resist this urge to go and watch this movie First Day First Show types! I am not even going to attempt a proper music review here, I am no critic. What I will do, however, is, give you a glimpse of the music, and what it can do!
The 1st song that I heard from the movie was 'Tu hi meri shab hai...'. Sung marvellously by KK, this is a melodious, catchy, romantic number that you will want to sing to the one that you love! KK remains one of my favorite singers in recent times. Though most people remember him from his private album 'Pal' and 'tadap tadap ke...' from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, my favorite KK number is a Tamil song, Uyirin Uyire' from a movie called Kakka Kakka. I was exposed to this song when I was posted in Bangalore a couple of years ago, and fell in love with it instantly. The music for that movie was by Harris Jayaraj(music director of Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein/Minale). But I digress...
The 2nd song is 'Bheegi Bheegi...' by a Bangladeshi singer called James. It's an intense, passionate, fast-paced song, and is crazy enough to drive you crazy! James does not speak/read a word of Hindi, so the song was written for him in Bangla script, and he sang it in Hindi. The music for this song is not by Pritam, it is an old composition by Gautam Chatterji called 'Prithvi' that used to be sung in Kolkata clubs apparently.
But what takes the cake, for me, is a song called 'Ya Ali...'. Sung by a singer called Zubin from Assam, this song so evocatively brings out the pathos of this love story that it brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it. Sample my favorite stanza from this song:
'Bina tere na ek pal ho,
Na bin tere kabhi kal ho,
Yeh dil ban jaaye patthar ka,
na isme koi hulchul ho
Sanam Pe Haan, Ishq pe haan,
luta doon, mita doon,
main apni khudi'
Loosely translated: Let there not be a single moment without you, nor should tomorrow ever arrive without you. Let this heart turn to stone, and hence not have any emotions/feelings any more. I want to lose my identity for my lover and my love!
I rest my case!
P.s.: The music is by Pritam, the music director of Dhoom(average) and Chocolate(inspired). The brilliant lyrics are by Sayed Qadri(Bheegi Bheegi by Mayur).
P.P.s. Have been absent from my own blog for a long time now, mostly due to lack of time and mind-space, my standard excuses :-) Have been fighting some demons of my own, but that is another story! May the Force be with you!
today posted something about the movies 'james'... and those songs are also quite good plus the background score. and 'jindagi jeene ka naam hai jee le' is a must.
as for 'gangster', i'd two choices today. and i chose 'fanaa' over 'gangster'. amir, kajol, yash raj- i hope the music will be good. although i'm a stickler for lyrics.
now, that u've recommended 'gangster' i'll definitely hear this one out.
may the force be with us.
the books must have arrived by now...
u can understand what i'm going through...hai na???
i visited all the links in ur friends list...
afj, beth n vamsee i know already, the rest...
devyani, veena, just_me, sunshine...these guys are brilliant man...
i'm honored to be on the same links with them, really i am honored...
u've a nice bunch of blog friends here
envious me ;)
(1st comment?! ;-). Same rules, right?)
And Obi, good luck in fighting those demons.
However, 'Bheegi Bheegi' is such an awesome Bengali song that I cannot digest it in Hindi! :(
Adi-2: I think most good book-shops like Crossword or Om Book Depot will have it, else internet zindabad!
Adi-3:Ab main kya kahoon(Now what do I say)? Thanks :-)
Sunshine: Yeah, definitely the 1st comment. Rules are rules, as tcp keeps saying in vain :-)
Sunshine-2: Bacche ki jaan logi kya? (Will you take life of the kid?)(Famous cult dialogue of Akshay Kumar from 'Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi) :-)
Sunshine-3: Directed towards adi, so I don't need to respond :-)
tcp: Yeah, it rocks. Try the other ones also!
cloudy: You are most welcome. And thanks for the wishes, I really need them!
Rita: I saw footage of James singing the Bong version of Bheegi Bheegi during recording, with Pritam on the guitar. Though I couldn't understand the lyrics of course, it was amazing! I know what you are saying, but we non-Bongs will have to make do with the Hindi version, and it rocks too :-)
2. I LOOOVVVE Uyrin uyire from Kakka kakka tooo! There is no need to understand the lyrics, you instantly know that it's a love song.
3. (And the most important point.) Are you okay? Whatever it is, I hope you come out tops. You have friends with you. Don't ever forget that.
AFJ-2: Yeah, it's simply brilliant, love the beats, love the voices, and love the sound of the lyrics :-)
AFJ-3: Thank you ma'am. I am kind of OK, just trying to 'reclaim my life' as the Tata Safari ad says, amongst other things! Thanks once again, I know I can count on the support of friends like you when I need it :-)
Adi: Thanks. The fight is still on, and won't finish too soon by the looks of it :-) btw, recd the books yesterday :-)
Sunshine: If you take my case one more time about the purist thing, I'll... I'lll...I'll start crying and complain to mummy :-)
Thanks for the offer of help, but it's something that I need to figure out on my own, because the 'demons' are not external, but in my head :-)Nice knowing that I can count on 'The Ghost who walks' and some his friends though :-)
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apart from fighting those demons and taking your friends' help, i wud request you to put a vacation note on your blog.
just write simply & clearly in a confessional tone...
i've got chandrakanta back into my life and for some time now, she'll be the center of my attraction. everything else can wait.
just write this much and atleast i won't compalin of new posts ;)
Rita: You're bhelcome :-)
adi: Brother give me some more time, I'll soon restart writing :-)
Sunshine: I give up :-)
To all visitors: Guys I am extremely sorry for these long breaks and cryptic messages relating to 'demons' and all. I promise I will return to normal life pretty soon. Thanks for all the support, stated and unsaid! As the great Lord Budhha said, " I'll be back!" :-)
EU-2: He He :-)