Bollywood Flashback 2010


Disclaimer: As the year gets closer to form New Year’s resolution I think its time for me to write the top 5 post like last year. This time its strictly filmy duniya and in no order of hierarchy.
Before you issue any fatwa against me please note this post is strictly my endorsement (Pssst yes I was asked to look into mirror and called ugly after I commented about Priyanka’s look in Anjaana Anjaani). Tees Maar Khan is not included anywhere as I am sure I won’t be getting to see it before January next year.

Please to be not throwing any nasty brickbats – for that start your own blog. Apart from that suggestions/ perky statements are heartily invited in the comments section.

Top 5 Cliched movies of 2010

1. Pyaar Impossible - Solo hit for Uday impossible. Another movie that just about proves Priyanka Chopra is entirely a director’s muse. Without them she is pretty much a sore-eye material.

2. I hate Luv Storys - The entire movie was cliched except a few dialogues that induced laughter. Music was the saving grace. Sonam literally sleep walked through the entire movie. Who can forget the legendary war of tweets between Punit Malhotra and Shobhaa De? :P

3.Anjaana Anjaani - So you take Priyanka Chopra post this discovery of being PV Narsimha Rao’s relative. She has proved her nick name Piggy Chops right. She has actually looked like a pig with that horrible lip job. Ranbir oh Ranbir is the only eye candy. Aas Paas Hai Khuda is the only good thing about this major cliched flick.

4. Chance Pe Dance - Shahid’s biggest problem is he tries TOO HARD in his roles that it looks like a pathetic caricature instead. Terrible execution and fail script.

5. Housefull - One day I would like to understand the forced humour courtesy the laughter gas. I hope Saajid Khan gets a bit sane with his next one. Dude you cannot  poke fun at other directors while you churn up the same ol’ shit to the audience. This movie shares the dias with another Akki starrer.
Khatta Meetha - As Masand said, this movie is indeed a schizophernic movie. You expect us to laugh right after the lead supporting actress is brutally murdered?  And Akki we are allergic to bullshit. Sad you used Sir RK Laxman to promote this cheap flick.

Top 5 movies that are so bad that they are good

1.Veer - Oh c’mon don’t tell me you are over those Kat look alike jokes on the overweight Zarine Khan.

2.Get Educated:Paathshaala – I was actually laughing at the dialogs of this movie. What was with Ayesha’s role? I really want to probe further. Shahid was his usual CLICHE self. He tries so HARD that it sucks.

3. Aisha -  Still trying to get over Sonam Kapoor’s Retweets about the ‘alleged’ box office collection. The entire movie was a larger than life fashion show. C’mon Arjun *fans her face with hand*

4.We are Family – Yes you DO NOT cast Arjun Rampal sandwiched between Kajol and Kareena – who by the portrays almost the real life role in this movie. Pbbbttt Sara and Ibrahim’s daayan. :P it was not Kajol it was indeed the audience who died by the end of this epic failure.

5.Hissssss - I don’t exactly know the exact number of S in the title neither I know what made Irrfan Khan sign this movie. But the dialogs are legendary. I highly recommend it on a crazy crazy Saturday night with beer in tow.

Dabbaang - No you cannot give a number to this movie. Its a sheer guilty pleasure. With the B grade dialogs and Munni Badnaam Hui song ladies and gentleman we clearly have a winner here. If you have fainted by now, try sniffing some phus phus.
Top 5 surprise packages that made us proud

1. Love, Sex aur Dhokha – Dibakar Banerjee nailed it yet again. A super strong script, rocking and stellar performance by caste and hat-ke execution.

2. Peepli [Live] – The movie that talked about a lot without being too preachy. A rare dark comedy after Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron. Kudos to Anusha Rizvi. Good luck Aamir for the Oscars. I hope you bury the hatchet with Anusha.

3. Do Dooni Chaar - One of those light feel good movies that makes you reminisce about tough time your family would have faced in past. Remarkable chemistry by my favorite on-screen jodi – Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh. Duggals rock!

4.Phas Gaye Re Obama - Smart Script. These were the two words that popped into my head once I finished watching this movie. Stellar performance by Manu Rishi.

5.Udaan - This is clearly my favourite movie ever. Its hard to see such layered and real-life characters in hindi film industry. Ronit Roy makes your jaws dropped. Amit Trivedi’s legendary music and Amitabh Bhattacharya’s lyrics will leave you feeling positive. Do check the IMDB trivia. Click on the movie title or here.

Top 5 duds

1. Kites - Seriously, what was the fuss all about? Even the alleged romance between Mori and Hrithik couldn’t make this a success. Music was a big big big letdown.

2. Raavan - Why oh why? This movie was a visual treat with OTT acting by Abhishek Bachchan (later on conveniently supported by Papa Bachchan). Music received mixed response from the ARR fanatics.

3. Prince….its showtime – Yes a sequel is planned. You can kill me now. Viveik Sleazy Oberoi’s maha epic drama with not one, not two but three heroines left us crying for our money back. You saw this FDFS? Yes I am judging you right there.

4. Teen Patti - So you take Mr. Bachchan, Ben Kingsley and R.Madhavan and ruin a perfect caste. Its almost a federal offence that can lead you to punishment to watch Himes’ Radio and Kajra Re back to back.

5. Action Replayy – not even the star cast nor the interesting genre could save this Vipul Amrut Shah’s presentation from the audience who literally got Zor Ka Jhatka.

Top 5 OSTs

1. I hate luv Storys – Movie was a big cliche but the soundtrack is peppy, soothing and has songs to match all genres.

2. Aisha - Oh c’mon it gave us Gal Mitthi Mitthi bol and the haunting Lehrein and the soothing Shaam. Brilliant work by Amit Trivedi again.

3. Karthik Calling Karthik – Every guy’s wish should be to sing Jaane Ye Kya Hua to the love of his life. Uff teri Ada IS the dance floor song of 2010. Hey Ya was mushness personified and the title track haunting.

4. Udaan - Kahaani Khatam hai ya shuruwaat hone ko hai? Each and every track is a master piece. Positive lyrics and Amit Trivedi’s tunes will leave you wanting to hear it on infinite loop.

5. Guzaarish - Sau Gram Zindagi has been on loop playlist and so has O Saiba. Tera Zikr still leaves us hopelessly in love.

AND YES leaving you with…..Top 5 Dance Numbers for your New Year’s  Party List

1. Munni Badnaam Hui
2. Uff Teri Adaa
3. Sheila Ki Jawaani
4. Gal Mitthi Mitthi BolZor Ka Jhatka
5. Ainvayi Ainvayi Lut Gaya

Leaving you with a poll to solicit response for best 2010 flick.

Have a spectacular 2011 folks. Enjoy the party season. Be safe!

Lets burn the roof – Woohooo


Avada has tagged me to list 5 of my favorite dancing numbers. Sorry honey for being tad too late…was occupied with the uni exams…

I love dancing and as it is a major stressbuster for me, I am taking liberty here to list more than my fair share of 5 tracks that groove me just about any where – car, shower, kitchen, office, road, crossings, malls………

(Songs are listed in no particular order!). See the amazing videos tooo…

1. Aaja Nachle – Boy I love dancing and matching Madhuri’s step. This one is my favorite and I love the typical bollywood matkas and jhatkas on this track. Last time I danced on it was on Sujatha’s Diwali party in 2008 (kinda solo). ;)

2. To Brazil – Vengaboys eternal song…..man we danced a lot on this on my parent’s 25 Wedding Anniversary celebrations. Whenever I listen to this track – I think of old gold days and see happy faces of mom and dad.

3. Sukhbir’s Sauda Khara Khara – Any Sukhbir song and we all cousins would turn nuts…..Dil Lena Dil Dena – Hai Sauda Khara Khara….Nachley Soniye, Dil Kare (Macha’s fav track :D )

4. Aahun Aahun – I actually dance sitting in my office while listening to this on iPod. Ankh lad jaana, mar mukh jaana, ekoiye kahaani bus badle zamaana. Can’t wait to flaunt my grooves on my birthday bash!! Shhhh Sshhhh Sssshhhhh details will be posted later ;)

5. Chor Bazaari – Love this one…..naughty steps and fultoo masti after being high! You betcha ;) rang birnaga paani peeke seedhi saadhi mehak bigad gai… ;)

6. I gotta feeling – BEP I love you for giving us this every party number. Ppppppparty everyday…ppppparty everyday….I love – ‘lets burn the roof – wohoooo and we do it aggggaainnn….Crazy Soph and I danced away to glory on Beca ball on this one.

7. Jahaan Teri Ye Nazar Hai – Mimicking the famous Big B dance step and memories of Conti party revisited. We danced a lot on this song on our last day of school life!

8. Dil Le Gayi Kudi Gujarat Di – Another oldy but awesome song. ‘Kem Cho Majja Macho’. Another one in the same league would be Aaja Nachle (Hans Raj Hans aur Bally Sagoo waala). Or as a matter of fact Sagoo’s Gur Naalo Ishq Mittha tooo yaay I am high on these desi punjabi numbers ;)

 

9. Mauja Hi Mauja – I love Shahid’s and Hrithik’s dance and this one is my favorite number. O maahi mera sharbat verga, o maahi tennu cham cham rakhna!

10. Mamma Mia and Dancing Queen – Another classics and awesome songs to let your hair loose. Friday nights and the lights are low..looking out for a place to go – where they play the right music….yeah babbby right music that’s what its all about…

11. Dance pe chance – A musical tutorial for typical bollywood jhatkas. Ek haath uta le yara jaise suiyan 7 se 12 le ban gaya step soniya….dooja haath hile zara neeche, jaise udti patang koi kheeche- Le ban gaya step soniya. I can so totally teach my partner some steps on this one???

12. Balle Balle je soniya te rang vekh lo (Balle Balle Amritsar to LA) – Awesome mix from the crossover movie. I was suppressing my feelings and acting as a shy bride on my engagement when they played this song and I knew I had to dance and I did too :) And now I am dancing while seeing the video…. :D

13. Sajnaji Waari Waari – Crazy dance moves by KK from the movie Honeymoon Travels. Love dancing on this one!

There are so many more..sorry Avada for being late, I was tied with uni earlier and now with the party preps…….will post the detailed info about the party we are planning with the pics soon..

Wish me luck :)

Music Review : Dil Bole Hadippa


After being literally addicted to Love Aaj Kal, I am finally back to listening another Pritam’s soundtrack in Dil Bole Hadippa. The promos are fresh and funny…. (thanks Kanika babe for sending the Youtube link). Rani is looking leaner and hope this saves her titanic. Shahid is usual hot himself and hope he strikes this time too after his Kaminey act.

The album comprises of 6 tracks – and all have heavy punjabi feel to them. The lyrics are the usual hinglish composition and have a BIG Pritam stamp on it. Caution: The album won’t surprise you with any track! All the songs have similar dhol beat to it courtesy the story background.

1. Discowale Khisko – The background music-that’s what I love about this song, reminds me of Punjabiyaan di shaan in form of Yeh Desh hai veer jawaano ka interlude or barah barsi tune. The songs belong to Sunidhi Chauhan and KK does his fair bit too. ‘Ajj Disco paale khisko ab desi beat bajaani’. This has Pritam’s stamp all over it. Already a major chartbusters for sure.

2.  Ishq hi rab hai – God what’s with YRF and fixation of Rab Ishq…matlab made a whole movie on RAB Concept but still need more. Like Himes unkil’s chunariya fixation. The song starts on a breezy note and I wait for Shreya Ghoshal’s magical voice to come. This is the only soft number comparing to the other solid punjabi tracks. The lyrics are again Punjabi and Shreya Ghoshal is not sounding too great. The voice is weak I don’t know but I didn’t like it and then waited for Sonu Niigaam to take over the mic. The song has got a little bit of Aisa Desh Hai Mera (Veera -Zaara) feel to it in terms of lyrics. Sonu Nigam makes an entry in the second half of song. Its a cakewalk for him nothing to write home about. Not a great track overall.

3. Bhangra Bistar – Yes sounds interesting…Alisha begins with hinglish lyrics and I can so totally see bindaas Rani ala Bunty Babli mouthing these. And the second line – Sunidhi comes and you will just love her and thank her for coming and you can see the Surdy Rani doing bhangra on this. The punju traits are all over there – ‘Aa gaye Ji Punjab ke Sher with Bhangra Bistar Beer Bater’ I wish I could say a loud brrruuaaah. Then you have barah barsi khattan gaya see coming…and you will just love it.Hard Kaur does her fair job here. The combo of Sunidhi, Alisha and Hard Kaur works perfectly fine! The stanzas are run of mill and I keep waiting for Sunidhi’s line. Lyrics are total time pass – ‘subah subah muh apna beer se dhote hai, thaane hi jaake sudhre ye aise khotte hai’// ‘Khotte dil ke bure nai shakal aisi hai, Dil pet se juda hai ye akal aisi hai’. Li’l Birdie tell me this ones featuring Rakhi Sawant wooing surdy Rani!

4. Gym Shym – This track is by Joshilay (loved their albums and thank god they have made a come back). The song starts with a heavy hinglish mix and you won’t probably get the hang of it as a first time listener. And I so totally don’t see myself listening to this while working out in gym now. :( The interludes are typical of Pritam. I can pass this track with no regrets. Liked the ‘Eh hadippa, doh hadippa, aha hadippa bit’ and can see people mouthing this loudly in dance clubs!

5.Hadippa (Remix) and Hadippa – Mauja Hi Mauja reprising here totally…what more than even Rani looking like Kareena’s clone in her outfit; I infact mentioned this on my FB Status update when the video came out!!!
What I loved – //’Chewing gum hai chabbi jaa, handpump hai dabbi ja,life da juica kaddi jaa, fikar kare fukre//.
Mika is his usual self and Sunidhi supports himself in this title track and obviously this is already a chart buster. The Delhi crowd specially is gonna go bonkers (But but but when I am there I am still dancing on Aahun Aahun! Ok Kanika???).

6. Disco Khisko (Remix) – Master Salim has lent his voice and I am not sure who he is..Salim I know of Salim-Sulaiman fame but master Salim? He has sung this in super bratty jatt voice and nothing exceptional. The line- ‘Na Boli Na bhaasha dil gaali pe o bhaasha’ has ‘Oye dippo oye toni ab kaise taali honi, hudd ki karna is khotte ta khoon peeke’ (Bhootni ke from Singh is Kiing)’ tune to it. This has Mika meets Jazzy B feel.

My fav picks Bhangra Bistar and Hadippa (Remix)

Rating : 2/5

Ik Tara


Ever since Mann Ki Lagan came out, I have never been moved by any other hindi song so much! Ye Dooriyaan had its impact on me, but Ik Tara takes me to another level.

Guys please please please listen to this number….this will just immerse you in its beauty! Ask me if you want it….the lyrics are amazing – thank you Javed Sahab. Kudoz SEL, KJo, Kavita Seth, Amitabh Bhattacharya- god bless you people for blessing us with this gem…

This is what describes this amazing piece….

  • Purity
  • Divinity
  • Tranquility
  • Devotion
  • Surreal

o re manwa tu toh bavra hai…
tu hi jaane tu kya sochta hai…
tu hi jaane tu kya sochta hai… bavre…
kyun dikhaye sapne tu sote jaagte…
jo barsein sapne boond boond…
nainon ko moond moond…
nainon ko moond moond…
jo barsein sapne boond boond…
nainon ko moond moond…
kaise main chaloon… dekh na sakoon…
anjaane raaste…
goonja sa hai koi iktara iktara…
goonja sa hai koi iktara…
goonja sa hai koi iktara iktara…
goonja sa hai koi iktara… iktara…
dheeme bole koi iktara iktara…
dheeme bole koi iktara…
goonja sa hai koi iktara iktara…
goonja sa hai koi iktara…
sun rahi hoon sudhbudh kho ke koi main kahani…
poori kahani hai kya kise hai pata…
main toh kisiki ho ke yeh bhi na jaani…
ruth hai yeh do pal ki ya rahegi sada…
kise hai pata… kise hai pata…
jo barsein sapne boond boond…
nainon ko moond moond…
nainon ko moond moond…
jo barsein sapne boond boond…
nainon ko moond moond…
kaise main chaloon.. dekh na sakoon…
anjaane raaste…
goonja sa hai koi iktara iktara…
goonja sa hai koi iktara…

o re manwa tu toh bavra hai…

tu hi jaane tu kya sochta hai…

tu hi jaane tu kya sochta hai… bavre…

kyun dikhaye sapne tu sote jaagte…

jo barsein sapne boond boond…

nainon ko moond moond…

nainon ko moond moond…

jo barsein sapne boond boond…

nainon ko moond moond…

kaise main chaloon… dekh na sakoon…

anjaane raaste…

goonja sa hai koi iktara iktara…

goonja sa hai koi iktara…

goonja sa hai koi iktara iktara…

goonja sa hai koi iktara… iktara…

dheeme bole koi iktara iktara…

dheeme bole koi iktara…

goonja sa hai koi iktara iktara…

goonja sa hai koi iktara…

sun rahi hoon sudhbudh kho ke koi main kahani…

poori kahani hai kya kise hai pata…

main toh kisiki ho ke yeh bhi na jaani…

ruth hai yeh do pal ki ya rahegi sada…

kise hai pata… kise hai pata…

jo barsein sapne boond boond…

nainon ko moond moond…

nainon ko moond moond…

jo barsein sapne boond boond…

nainon ko moond moond…

kaise main chaloon.. dekh na sakoon…

anjaane raaste…

goonja sa hai koi iktara iktara…

goonja sa hai koi iktara…

Music Review : Wake Up Sid


iPod has been pointed to play WUS OST and this is the live review here folks.
SEL team is back here wohooooo. 6 standard song and I have high expectations from this one and hope they are satisfied! I also want to see the video as the songs are progressive in their feeling and lyrics. The problem well not exactly a problem is heavy stamp of Rock On or DCH or Luck By Chance or Dostana feel to it. Read below to know what I mean! Still the songs will leave you with a nice heart warming feeling.

1. Wake Up Sid! – Shankar singing this opening title track and this ones too reminiscent of a standard Dil Chaahta Hai OST or Luck By Chance or Rock On OST or even TZP. I wish so badly wish if KK was given this number not saying Shankar hasn’t sung this well but listen to this and how you will wish too if KK was given this one specially when he sings ‘Suno Suno Suno Wake Up Sid! Saare pal kahein chal kahin chale’. Lyrics are nothing exceptional. The song is better towards the end! Loved – ‘Aankein masalta hai ye saara samaa, Awwaazein bhee deti hai angdayiaan’.

2. Kya Karoon? – Sung by newcomer Clinton Cerejo in his rough voice this one sounds too good when it starts. You can totally listen to it while feeling the wind blowing you hair in the car. This has heavy jazzy Dostana feel to it (Jaane Kyun). Looks like Bollywood camp is indeed ‘waking up’ and promoting amazing talents of all these sudden breed of Catholic singers – Clinton Cerejo or Dominique Cerejo (Rock On : Ye Tumhari meri baatein) so matching surnames -are these two related ??? Will have to probe further!!!!!! The ending guitar notes are very nice.

3. Aaj Kal Zindagi – Another one by Shankar this has very nice and bright and inspirational lyrics. I can listen to it when I am low (which I am getting often these days hmmmppppfff).

4. Iktara – This is sung by Kavita Seth and Amitabh Bhattacharya. I liked Kavita’s voice and the rough texture of it. This one is clearly my favourite. Amitabh takes the song forward and I don’t know why this song is too reminiscent of Dil Mein Kuch Ho Raha Hai (Freaky Chakra). The lyrics are beautiful and it will be exciting to see Koko and Ranbir sharing screen space whilst this song plays in background (Oh C’mon I know this has to be one of those background songs!). I just loved Kavita and how she ends this with a bright alaap in end. She has ghazal like quality in her voice.

5. Life is Crazy – Sung by Uday Benegal and Shankar. Kudoz SEL for promoting new talents! This ones my second favourite clearly. We all can sing in chorus with the lead singers while they sing – ‘Lllllllife is Crazy hai yeh rang birang, llllliiife is crazy kehti hai umang, lllllife is crazy gao san sang’. This has Rock On : Socha hai stamp on it. Shankar is unbelievably sounding like Farhan Akhtar here!

6. Wake up Sid! (Club Mix) – Ok so did we actually required a club mix for this one? Well lets save this question till the movie comes out. The tick tock of alarm clock is cute in the beginning. this one is catchier than the original one and can be in my playlist for sure!

Fruity’s picks in order of preference – Iktara, Life is Crazy and Wake Up Sid! (Club Mix)
Overall rating – 3.5/5

PS For some ignorant friends of mine ;), SEL is ‘Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy’ :P

I will be back with ‘What’s your Rashee’ it will take some time as the album has 13 songs!!! :P Typical Ashutosh G …. so far I am loving ‘Bikhri Bikhri’ from this album. Some ignorant friends must listen to this…. :) its my dedication to them.

Inspirational Songs


Current mood is dull and sad and upset. Here are couple of inspirational songs that pep me and take all the blues away. You are more than welcome to tell me your favorites.

1.Kahaan Tak Yeh Man Ko Andhere Chhalengey, Udaasi Bhare Din Kabhi To Dhalengey (Soothing Kishore Kumar’s voice , OST Baaton Baaton Mein). Click here to listen, click here for video.

2. Aashayein khile Dil Ki, Umeedein Hasse Dil Ki, Ab Mushkil Nahi Kuch bhi, Nahi Kuch bhee. (Soothing KK, inspirational story of Iqbal). Click here to listen, click here for video.

3. Yeh Honsla Kaise Juke,Yeh Aarzoo Kaise Ruke, Manzil Muskil to kya, Dhundla Sahil to kya,Tanha Ye Dil to  Kya. (Awesome Salim Merchant, Shafqat A. Ali Khan, I got too emotional after seeing Dor wanted my mom to see but she is too weak to see it). Click here to listen, click here for video.

4. Kisiki muskuraahton pe ho nisaar, Kisika dard mil sake to le udhaar, kisike waste ho tere dil mein pyaar, Jeena Isika naam hai. (The maestro of solitude Mukesh and the simpleton Anari). Click here to listen, click here for video.

5. Uthe Sabake Kadam, Taraa Ram Pam Pam, Ajii Aise Geet Gaayaa Karo,Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gam, Taraa Ram Pam Pam Hanso Aur Hansayaa Karo (Second one from Baaton Baaton mein, great music by Rajesh Roshan, this song is one to pep you up and sing-along by Lata ji and Amit Kumar). Click here to listen, click here for video.

6. Aanewala Pal Jaanewala hai, ho sake to isme  Zindagi Bitaado Pal Jo Yeh Jaanewala Hai (Third one from Amol Palekar – the man who defined light hearted easy movies and one of my personal favorite actor, sung beautifully by Kishore Kumar from the laugh riot Golmaal). Click here to listen, click here for video.

7. Rooth kar Hamse Kahin jab Chale jaoge tum, ye na socha tha kabhi itne yaad aaoge tum (before you point this is not inspirational, let me reiterate this is my list and this one peps me thinking about my carefree, safe and secure childhood days with Papa and Bro. Beautiful number by Jatin – Lalit sung by Jatin. I remember one Sa Re Ga Ma Pa episode where one contestant sang this and Alka Yagnik urged the  furcated brother duo to hug – I cried that time!). Click here to listen, click here for video.

8. Ruk jaana nahin tu kabhi haar ke, kaaton pe chal ke milenge saaye bahaar ke (Kishore Kumar’s magic in the movie Imtehaan…). Click here to listen,
click here for video.
9. Yeh Safar Bahut Hai Kathin magar, na udaas ho mere humsafar (1942 A Love Story) Click here to listen, click here for video.
10. Humko Mann Ki shakti dena, mann vijay kare, doosro ki jai se pehle khud ko jai kare (Guddi). Click here to listen, click here for video.
11. Jaage Hai Der Take Hamein Kuch der sone do, Thodi si Raat aur hai subah to hone do, aadhe adhure khwaab jo poore na ho sake, ek baar fir se
neend mein vo khwaab bone do (Sweet voice of Chitra starts this number from AR Rahman’s Guru; the words are minimalistic with loud symphony in
between but the music itself lets your spirits high) Click here to listen, click here for video.
12. Aani Jaani Hai Kahaani, Bulbule see zindagani, banti kabhi bigadtii, tez hawa se ladti bhidti, Ha Raham Farma-e-Khuda Mehfooz har qadam karna e
khuda (A lesser known number from the movie Aamir) Click here to listen, click here for video.
13. Yeh Jeevan hai, Is Jeevan ka yahi hai yahi hai yahi hai rang roop, thode gham hai thodi khushiyan yahi hai yahi hai yahi hai Chhao Dhoop (Kishore
Kumar’s famous number from Piya Ka Ghar) Click here to listen, click here for video.
14. Seemayen Bulaye tujhe chal rahi, seemayen pukare sipaahi, Sun’O jaanewale Laut ke aana, koi raah dekhe bhul na jaana, tum bin pal-pal rahungi
mein bekal, banke virhan,sang hai tumhare mere des ke sipaahi mera mann mera tann (When I used to miss my fiance I used to listen to this song not
that he is in Army but the very fact that what pain a soldier’s fiance/wife must be going through eased my pain a little bit, beautifully sung by Alka Yagnik
and soothing music of LOC Kargil by Annu Malik) Click here to listen, click here for video.
15. Kitni Haseen Zindagi hai ye, hothon pe jaise kahaani hai, sada yaha kiska thikaana hai, unki ravaani mein jaana hai(One of my personal fav picks
from Lucky Ali’s album Aks and even beautiful and SIMPLE Malaika who looked lovely in the video, I just sing along everytime I hear this) Click here to
listen, click here for video.
16. Itni Shakti Humein dena daata, mann ka viswaas kamzor hona, ham chale nek raste pe hamse bhul kar bhee koi bhul ho na (Ankush) Click here to
listen, click here for video.
17. When you want it the most, there’s no easy way out, when you are ready to go and your heart left in doubt, don’t give up on your faith, love comes to
those who believe it and That’s The Way It Is (This song keeps pepping me up with heart rendering voice of Celine Dion – must listen
for all especially those nursing a broken heart!) Click here to listen, click here for video.
18. Toota Toota ek Parinda aise toota, ke fir jud na paaya, luta luta kisne usko aise loota, ke fir udd na paaya, girta hua wo aasma se aakar gira
zameen pe, khwabo mein fir bhi baadal hi the, vo kehta raha magar Allah Ke Bande Hans De Jo Bhe ho Kal Fir Aayega (Well deserving career leap
for Kailash Kher and the lyrics are beautiful the metaphor is just too good) Click here to listen, click here for video.
19. Main Jahaan Rahu, main kahi bhi hu, teri yaad saath hai, Kisi se kahu ke nahi kahu, ye jo dil ki baat hai, kehne ko saath apne ek duniya chalti hai
per chupke is dil mein tanhai palti hai, bus yaad saath hai, teri yaad saath hai (This gave me goosebumps when I first heard Raahat Fateh Ali
Khan in this Himesh number from Namastey London. It is closest to my heart and I avoid listening to this as it hurts me too much but inspires me at the
same time to continue to smile looking back at all the nice memories) Click here to listen, click here for video.
20. For what it’s worth, it was worth all the while.It’s not a question but a lesson learned in time, It’s something unpredictable but in the end it’s right. I
hope you had the Time of Your Life (The prelude reminds me of the starting track of Khabar Nahi from Dostana but Ish thinks otherwise, I love the
guitary feel of this b’ful short number by Green Day) Click here to listen, click here for video.

8. Ruk jaana nahin tu kabhi haar ke, kaaton pe chal ke milenge saaye bahaar ke (Kishore Kumar’s magic in the movie Imtehaan…). Click here to listen, click here for video.

9. Yeh Safar Bahut Hai Kathin magar, na udaas ho mere humsafar (1942 A Love Story, the lovely music from RD Burman and deep baritone of Shivaji Chatoopadhyay) Click here to listen, click here for video.

10. Humko Mann Ki shakti dena, mann vijay kare, doosro ki jai se pehle khud ko jai kare (Guddi, this was our school prayer and it gave me confidence all the times). Click here to listen, click here for video.

11. Jaage Hai Der Take Hamein Kuch der sone do, Thodi si Raat aur hai subah to hone do, aadhe adhure khwaab jo poore na ho sake, ek baar fir se neend mein vo khwaab bone do (Sweet voice of Chitra starts this number from AR Rahman’s Guru; the words are minimalistic with loud symphony in between but the music itself lets your spirits high) Click here to listen, click here for video.

12. Aani Jaani Hai Kahaani, Bulbule see zindagani, banti kabhi bigadtii, tez hawa se ladti bhidti, Ha Raham Farma-e-Khuda Mehfooz har qadam karna e khuda (A lesser known number from the movie Aamir by Rashid Ali) Click here to listen, click here for video.

13. Yeh Jeevan hai, Is Jeevan ka yahi hai yahi hai yahi hai rang roop, thode gham hai thodi khushiyan yahi hai yahi hai yahi hai Chhao Dhoop (Kishore Kumar’s famous number from Piya Ka Ghar) Click here to listen, click here for video.

14. Seemayen Bulaye tujhe chal rahi, seemayen pukare sipaahi, Sun’O jaanewale Laut ke aana, koi raah dekhe bhul na jaana, tum bin pal-pal rahungi mein bekal, banke virhan,sang hai tumhare mere des ke sipaahi mera mann mera tann (When I used to miss my fiance I used to listen to this song not that he is in Army but the very fact that what pain a soldier’s fiance/wife must be going through eased my pain a little bit, beautifully sung by Alka Yagnik and soothing music of LOC Kargil by Annu Malik) Click here to listen, click here for video.

15. Kitni Haseen Zindagi hai ye, hothon pe jaise kahaani hai, sada yaha kiska thikaana hai, unki ravaani mein jaana hai (One of my personal fav picks from Lucky Ali’s album Aks and even beautiful and SIMPLE Malaika who looked lovely in the video, I just sing along everytime I hear this) Click here for video.

16. Itni Shakti Humein dena daata, mann ka viswaas kamzor hona, ham chale nek raste pe hamse bhul kar bhee koi bhul ho na (Ankush) Click here to listen, click here for video.

17. When you want it the most, there’s no easy way out, when you are ready to go and your heart left in doubt, don’t give up on your faith, love comes to those who believe it and That’s The Way It Is (This song keeps pepping me up with heart rendering voice of Celine Dion – must listen for all especially those nursing a broken heart!) Click here to listen, click here for video.

18. Toota Toota ek Parinda aise toota, ke fir jud na paaya, luta luta kisne usko aise loota, ke fir udd na paaya, girta hua wo aasma se aakar gira zameen pe, khwabo mein fir bhi baadal hi the, vo kehta raha magar Allah Ke Bande Hans De Jo Bhe ho Kal Fir Aayega (Well deserving career leap for Kailash Kher and the lyrics are beautiful the metaphor is just too good) Click here to listen, click here for video.

19. Main Jahaan Rahu, main kahi bhi hu, teri yaad saath hai, Kisi se kahu ke nahi kahu, ye jo dil ki baat hai, kehne ko saath apne ek duniya chalti hai per chupke is dil mein tanhai palti hai, bus yaad saath hai, teri yaad saath hai (This gave me goosebumps when I first heard Raahat Fateh Ali Khan in this Himesh number from Namastey London. It is closest to my heart and I avoid listening to this as it hurts me too much but inspires me at the same time to continue to smile looking back at all the nice memories) Click here to listen, click here for video.

20. For what it’s worth, it was worth all the while.It’s not a question but a lesson learned in time, It’s something unpredictable but in the end it’s right. I hope you had the Time of Your Life (The prelude reminds me of the starting track of Khabar Nahi from Dostana but Ish thinks otherwise, I love the guitary feel of this b’ful short number by Green Day) Click here to listen, click here for video.

Give us Strength God

Give us Strength God


Ab to Prajatantra hai??


Yes, before I go on praising Welcome to Sajjanpur – let me tell you yes I did see Chandni Chowk to China..have got just one thing to say- its ok Akki we can leave our brains behind and digest Welcome, Singh is Kiing but how much and how many times…..Please do a favor on mankind and please RE-reinvent yourself..enough of silly mad capers…..PLEASE I really adore you since your Khiladi days -so please please fruity please STOP IT..its getting hazarduous…

Welcome to Sajjanpur is one of my personal favorite movies that have released recently. It was subtle and had humor with social message intact well between the lines and the lovely characters and the village setup provided.

Well before you guys think that I have gone into past year and presenting the critical review here let me say….Nuh huh…

I just felt like sharing the lyrics of the awesome song that is so true for India – the largest democracy or Prajatantra in the world. The lyrics are perfect for India, where genealogy is the ticket to Parliament house (read Dutt family – who is Maanyata? Why the sisters don’t gel with sister – in – laws and yeah my favorite talk of the town nephew- his royal highness Prince of Maharashtra – Mr Raj Thackeray!!!!)..

Satta ki yeh bhookh vikat- aadi hai na ant hai,ye to prajatantra hai?????

Well before my nails dig further in my palsm over these people, let me just post the lyrics here….

Aadami Aazaad Hai, Desh Bhi Swatantra Hai
Raaja Gaye Raani Gayi Abb Toh Prajatantra Hai

(Jan Ke Liye, Jan Ke Dwaara, Janata Ka Raaj Hai
Prajatantra Sabse Bada, Hum Sabko Naaz Hai) – (2)
Vote Chhota Sa Magar Shakti Mein Anant Hai
Abb Toh Prajatantra Hai – (2)
Aadami Aazaad Hai, Desh Bhi Swatantra Hai
Vote Chhota Sa Magar Shakti Mein Anant Hai
Abb Toh Prajatantra Hai – (2)
Aadami Aazaad Hai (Jheeni Jheeni Jheeni Jheeni Re….)
Aadami Aazaad Hai, Desh Bhi Swatantra Hai

(Khil Rahi Thi Kali Kali, Mehke Thi Gali Gali
Aap Tabhi Saanp Huye, Hum Ho Gaye Chhipkali) – (2)
Satta Ki Yeh Bhuk Vikat, Aadi Hai Na Ant Hai
Abb Toh Prajatantra Hai – (2)
Aadami Aazaad Hai
Satta Ki Yeh Bhuk Vikat, Aadi Hai Na Ant Hai
Abb Toh Prajatantra Hai – (2)
Jheeni Jheeni Jheeni Jheeni Re….

(Arre Jiski Laathi Usaki Bhains, Aan Ne Bana Diya
Hey Note Ki Khan Khan Sunaake Vote Ko Gunga Kiya) – (2)
Party Fund Yagya Kund Ghotaala Mantra Hai
Abb Toh Prajatantra Hai – (2)
Aadami Aazaad Hai
Party Fund Yagya Kund Ghotaala Matra Hai
Abb Toh Prajatantra Hai – (2)
(Aadami Aazaad Hai (Jheeni Jheeni Jheeni Jheeni)
Desh Bhi Swatantra Hai (Jheeni Jheeni Jheeni Jheeni)
Raaja Gaye Raani Gayi Abb Toh Prajatantra Hai) – (2)

My Mumma


“Tu Gussa Karti hai bada achcha lagta hai, tu kaan pakadti hai badi zor se lagta hai”

I saw Dasvidaniya yesterday. The move is good although a slight rip off of Queen Latifah’s The Last Holiday but Vinay Pathak really makes your heart melt.

There are times when you feel like going inside and giving him a much required hug. He is lovable and continues to care about his mumma not bothering about his own life threatening disease. He listens to her eccentricities with patience not worrying about the three months he has got to live his life.

I am in complete love with the song  - Mumma…. Kailash Kher has done a wonderful job and I’ll be honored if ten years down the line my own kid gives me his/her own rendition of this sweet song. Its sheer devotion – ‘‘haathon ki lakeerein badal jayegi, gum ki yeh zanjeerien pighal jayegi, tu duaon ka hai ghar – Meri maa pyaari maa, Mumma.”

My heart goes out for those who have moved so ahead in life that they have forgotten their Mummas. Like I said earlier – they are the wealthiest who have the hands of their parents on their head.

God please give saddbuddhi to all. Please pray for Maya/Pushpa- she misses her Mohit/Rahul a lot………she needs more than Dia. She is lonely.

Hope all the Rahul’s and Mohit’s out there listen to this song and their heart regrows inside and tells them their mumma deserves a hug. I sincerely hope my wish comes true- I want my Mohit to return to his Maya, I want my Rahul to hug his Pushpa

And I guess now I can’t see the screen – so I leave you to read the lovely lyrics and see the video.

Maa Meri Maa Pyaari Maa..
Mumma
Ho.. Maa Meri Maa Pyaari Maa..
Mumma 

Haatho Ki Lakeere Badal Jaayegi
Gam Ki Ye Janjeere Pighal Jaayegi
Ho Khuda Pe Bhi Asar
Tu Duaao Ka Hai.. Ghar
Meri Maa Meri Maa Pyaari Maa..
Mumma
Ho.. Maa
Meri Maa Pyaari Maa..
Mumma 

Bigdi Kismat Bhi Sawar Jaayegi
Zindagi Taraane Khushi Ke Gaaegi
Tere Hote Kiska Darr
Tu Duaao Ka Hai.. Ghar
Meri Maa Meri Maa Pyaari Maa..
Mumma
Ho.. Maa
Meri Maa Pyaari Maa..
Mumma 

Yu To Main..Sabse Nyaara Hoon
Tera Maa.. Main Dulaara Hoon
Yu To Main..Sabse Nyaara Hoon
Par Tera Maa.. Main Dulaara Hoon

Duniyaa Mein Jeene Se Jyaada Uljhan Hai Maa
Tu Hai Amar Ka Jahaan..
Tu Gussa Karti Hai Bada Achchha Lagta Hai
Tu Kaan Pakadti Hai Badi Jor Se Lagtaa Hai Meri Maa..

Meri Maa Meri Maa Pyaari Maa..
Mumma
Ho.. Maa
Meri Maa Pyaari Maa..
Mumma

Song that inspires me…….


Think of THE song that most inspires you to write, whether it gives you an idea for a story, script or just puts you into a better frame of mind AND/OR peek into the lyrics and find a verse that sums up the theme of whatever project it is you’re working on. If possible, post a video of the song to convey to readers the full context of the song and the mood it puts you into. Finally, send the assignment to five other writers to do as well.

Well Yaake as I have been inspirationally tagged on this one by you- here it goes but with a clear declaration that I am not gonna send this assignment to five other writers.

I am always tuned into music even while at work. Music keeps me going and an integral part of me. I have an amazing music collection that comprises of rare hindi black and white classics of 40s to the silky soothing voice of Jagjit Singh ji (he is an idol…..) to the lovely crooning of AR Rehman.

The first paragraph surely indicated I am a hindi music buff but strangely its an english number that inspires me. Its -I am Alive by Celine Dion. This song inspires me to smile and tap my feet at the same time when I am feeling low and fizzed out! And that happens a lot with me. The video (Stuart Little 2 OST) is cute too but its solely the lyrics and crooning of Celine that gives me an assurance I am alive and ready to kickass. I have earlier dedicated a full length post to this song and its effects on me.

The lyrics are too good and define a moment in life where we all feel-where are we going? Where is our life leading us? Questions are left unanswered and the worst life time situation comes and stands face to face-where its doesn’t matter any longer whether someone understands us or not-it is when we don’t understand ourselves.

There is another one which inspires me by its sheer poetry and beautiful rendition of depiction of carelessly chosen words and situation. Its from my favorite singer Sarakti Jaye hai rukh se naqaab ahista ahista by Jagjit Singh ji.

The ghazal lingers on and on and on and on. I don’t feel like coming out of it. The lyrics are beautiful poetry….its sheer beauty..the wordings are carelessly manoeuvred by him and very carefully woven around. This song inspires me to put beauty on paper. I love it and listen to it daily.

Well there are many more songs which are part of my daily musical dietary supplement. Heres a quickie excerpt from the Most Played list in the iPOD. (although the tag doesn’t requires me to mention it but with sincere apologies I am taking full liberties….) :-D sorrry Macha!!!

  1. I am alive (obvious)
  2. Sarakti jaye hai rukh se naqaab (obvious)
  3. Badi Nazuk hai ye manzil (Joggers Park)
  4. Jaag Ke kaati saari raina (Lila soundtrack) (if you wanna hear a semi classical song of the current era-this is the BESTEST- if there’s a word like that??????)
  5. Aye dil mujhe bata de (Bhai Bhai-50s song) (beautiful song………lovely video)
  6. Phoolon ke rang se dil ki kalam se (Dev Anand’s classic) (I love the poetry)
  7. Gurus of Peace (AR Rehman and Late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan-song on international integration) (Infact all the songs from His revival Vande Matram album- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRPpSgRqtRc ) I love the flag hoisting in the end….I feel swollen with pride.
  8. I just wanna spend my life with you (Neal ‘n’ Nikki OST..if life would have allowed I’d have proposed my life partner singing this song and playing slideshow of our pictures in the background and LOTTSS Of CANDLESSS -I am a hopeless romantic..)
  9. Sau Dard hai (Jaanemann- Sonu Nigam’s awesome rendition of love ballad-listen the nahiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii bit whoooaaaa and how can I forget the chorus????)
  10. Kya Mujhe pyar hai (yeah still!!)
  11. Teri Yaadein (SAB TV Love Story OST- what a romantic number from a hindi TV serial -one word-MUST LISTEN-if you need to wooo your gf-get hang of your guitar chords and sing this number)
  12. Javeda Zindagi (OST Anwar-this a serene song, though slightly long but I love the poetry)
  13. SAAWARIYA title track (man I am a devotee of this song….the lyrics are few but the whole musical arrangement takes me by awe……listen to it once just to weigh the power of this song-a classical song-I have written a lot about this song on and on and here I go again!! baaahh)
  14. One love (a peppy semi desi number to lift my dancing spirits-trust me I dance on my workstation listening to it much to silly embarassment from ogling eyes)
  15. Sochon Ke Jheelon ka Shaher ho (my dream song-wish I could turn it into reality………….I want a city and a house like this PUHLEAAASSSSEEEE pray for me please please fruity please  ;-)  )
  16. Tere Bina (Guru-wow what a song- was listening to it in the car after coming back from my own engagement and was thinking how the lyrics were gonna turn true as my fiance was flying back to Auckland one day later!!! ) humdum bin tere kya jeenaaaa HAAYEE :( )

There are so many more……..aah running out of space and need to go back to take rest…yep I have injured my back and shoulder…….hope everything’s alright-got a chiropractor appointment Monday morning :(

So long,

fruity :)

Uncanny lyrics make TASHAN groovy


I downloaded TASHAN’s OST to the iPOD three weeks back. I am a major Vishal-Shekhar afficiando and TASHAN leaves no doubts on the devotion. I AM A FAN OF ITS LYRICS.

DIL HAARA- I just love the music arrangement here. Its so groovy and heart pulsating that all the corners of the heart go thump thump….. :) The crooning by Sukhwinder is applaudable and specially from me as I don’t think of him as a great singer because of his repetitive singing style. But Vishal and Shekhar have explored his singing histronics to the very details. Listen to him in the end piece of the song. Listen on full volume. You’ll never feel like coming out of its black loop. The starting though made me wonder oh is it gonna be another of Sukhwinder’s boring rendition? The chorus hooooooooooooooowhhoo is awesome. (Teaser’s clip). Imagine the lyrics Chappan taare tod naach lu, tabadtod naach lu….too good.

Chhaliya- The song opens at a brilliant note. It sounds chic and naughty. No wonder its been chosen for Kareena herself to flaunt her I don’t think :D so Size 0 figure. She looks malnutritioned and I think she looks really bad. She has got a truly punjabi body frame and should stick to a bit extra pound silhouette to look great like she did in Jab We Met. The song looses completely in middle. Though I keep wondering at the exceptionally chosen lyrics. My fav part is the beginning of the song.

Dil Dance Maare-Ok move sideways people. Here’s raising a toast to V&S for a new found hit. Dil Dance Maare is the new Kajrare or Deewangi Deewangi. The lyrics are a strange mix of hindi, enlish, hinglish and even bhojpuri. White white face dekhe, dil vo beating fast, dil vo sasure chance maare re!!!!!!! Can you imagine a song like this? O GOD..its ostentatious in all positive ways. It grows on you. Although I didn’t liked it at the first go but now I love it. Its hilarious and Udit, Sukhwinder and Sunidhi sound having a ball. The harmonium tune reminds me of 70s.

Falak Tak- Another of my fav after Dil Haara. I hope the video turns out great. Its the sole love ballad in the album. The opening is average Yash Chopra number. The combo of Udit and Mahalaxmi is awesome. The lyrics are beautiful. The imaginative love ballad is beautiful and the music arrangement is good. The dholak sound is good. I love it solely because of the poetry.

Tashan mein- Vishal has teamed with Salim to churn out this title track. Though the bits and pieces of song remind me of Omkaara’s title track. Its a typical V&S number and I love the intelude. Its peppy. But nothing in comparision to title tracks of Cash, Dus or Bluffmaster.

The intro sessions of all 4 characters- My fav is bhaiyyaji ka tashan and bachchan pandey ka tashan.I however didn’t liked Jimmy Ka tashan. Sounds typical Saif. Pooja Ka tashan is average.

I love Dil Haara and Falak tak.

And after my Saawariya‘s loooooooong and never ending review- I still have one thing to say-I love Saawariya’s title track. Its intoxicating. Please listen to it once and feel its depth.

Cheers!

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