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Film
Album: One 2 Ka 4
Music: A R Rahman
Label: HMV

- Parul Batra

After Zubeidaa, Rahman is back with his first score of this millennium. One 2 Ka 4 has plenty of catchy tunes, with fast rhythm, orchestration and harmony to offer.

Khamoshiyan Gungunane Lagi featuring Sonu Nigam with Lata Mangeshkar is probably the best song in the album. The song has a melodious tune, great lyrics by Mehboob and has been very well sung by none other than India's nightingale, Lata Mangeshkar. Sona Nahin Na Sahi by Udit Narayan and Alka Yanik is another very hummable song. The lyrics are mediocre for this song and Alka's voice completely overshadows Udit's good efforts. I Am Sorry has Udit Narayan sounding fresh and in full swing. Srinival supports him well. This is Poonam Bhatia's first song. The lyrics have been written by late Majrooh Sultaanpuri. One Two Ka Four is the title song, and definitely does not match up to the music of Bombay and Rangeela but is better than many of the songs we hear today.

Osaka Muraiya by Sonu Nigam and Raageshwari brings these two singers together for the first time. The song has been sung well by both the singers. Allay Allay by Sukhwinder Singh, Shaan and chorus has a good beat. Sukhwinder and Shaan complement each other well. Haye Dil Ki Bazi Laga by Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik is another fast-tempo song with Rahman stamped all over it.

Rahman has done it once again with One 2 Ka 4…. For all Rahman lovers, this album is worth a listen.



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Originally posted by dayita

Originally posted by sammie

hey dayita , congrats Clap
u r goldie now Clap

Thanks Sammie.....But kuchh kam  to karo!!What about your assignment Sammie?We have to start part -2 of this club very soon...only 22 pages left.......be quick.

ok, ok

will do it 2day Big smile

happy now? Embarrassed

 

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Posted: 11 June 2006 at 5:51am | IP Logged
Originally posted by sammie

Originally posted by dayita

Originally posted by sammie

hey dayita , congrats Clap
u r goldie now Clap

Thanks Sammie.....But kuchh kam  to karo!!What about your assignment Sammie?We have to start part -2 of this club very soon...only 22 pages left.......be quick.

ok, ok

will do it 2day Big smile

happy now? Embarrassed

 

Yes , I am happy....I am very happy at this moment.....I just got a pm from Sudha's brother......Our Sudha is out of danger now...she will be back soon..Happy!!

dayita Goldie
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Posted: 11 June 2006 at 5:54am | IP Logged
Film
Album: Lagaan
Music: A R Rahman
Label: Sony

- Siddharth Patankar

One of the most anticipated films of 2001 and a musical in the true sense, which relies heavily on the wizardry of the little man from Chennai. And A R Rahman does deliver - and how!

Any grand spectacle is accompanied by sounds that match--that's exactly the feeling one gets when track one Ghanan Ghanan starts. The album opens with the rumbling of thunder and the soft strains of music start to filter in.

The song has a lot of singers that lend their voice to it. Being a musical, the complete cast breaks into song from time to time and so do the many voices. Alka Yagnik, Kishori Gowariker, Shaan, Shankar Mahadevan, Udit Narayan, and Sukhwinder Singh - quite a long list for one song, won't you say? Well they are all very good and blend in perfect harmony.

Rahman's complete control over his music is evident in the use of his trademark percussion. Alka Yagnik does tend to hit octaves that are a bit harsh on the human ear. However, the opening number impresses and makes you want to hear it again.

The twanging of the ektara brings on Mitwa--a delightfully catchy tune with lyrics to boot. The song aims to capture the strength of the human spirit to triumph all and achieves with full marks.

Sukhwinder Singh is his usual self, but it's Udit Narayan who really handles the tune effortlessly. Alka Yagnik sails through the song and Srinivas, who comes in only towards the end is also quite pleasant on the ears. Remember, a huge cast in a musical needs lots of voices.

Rahman has done well to find the apt singers in most cases as is obvious in the next song Radha Kaise Na Jale.

Asha Bhonsle. That's all I need to say to tell you that the song is brilliant. It is the most cliched thing to say but Asha Bhonsle is indeed magical. Her voice handles the heavy classical style of this otherwise folksy number with such elan. The melody and expression of the song are matched beat for beat on screen by Bhuvan (Aamir Khan) and Gauri (Gracy Singh). Vaishali--a relatively unknown voice in the Bollywood context comes in to do a small solo taan at the end of the song, which I am sure Asha Ji could have managed with great ease. But in any case she is good at it, so the song's quality is not marred by the sudden and obvious change in voices.

Udit Narayan is every bit the nat-khat kanhaiyya he is singing for, but the song will need you to listen to it a few times before it grows on you. But in all probability, it will!

Next up is the love ballad O Re Chhori. Now this to me is the most innovative and experimental of all the songs. It blends folk, hindustani and western classical with such ease that the complete musical experience might just leave you spellbound.

While some may not appreciate the fact that english lyrics have been interwoven with hindi ones, but this experiment by Akhtar and Rahman has worked in my opinion. The haunting voice of Vasundhara Das was the right choice for the english bits and once again Yagnik and Narayan weave pure magic.

In fact I must say this - Udit Narayan was born to sing for Aamir Khan! A playback voice suiting someone is one thing but when Narayan sings - you really believe it is Aamir singing.

Good use of traditional instruments like the Sarangi and the Pakhawaj add to this song's value. At this point the album peaks and the following songs, while just as good, may not retain your attention. Now, more often than not, you might find yourself hitting the rewind button!

Percussion seems to be the theme of this album and if you have a good sound system, remember to turn up the bass and listen for the varied beats--they are truly something and really hit you.

In Chale Chalo Rahman decided to sing himself. While I have no complaints about him singing, his voice doesn't truly have the edge that singers like Narayan have. However it must be said, that this song did need somebody to sing powerfully, delivering a knockout punch with each line--which Rahman manages to do.

Srinivas again joins in and does well to match Rahman's rhythm. The instrumentation, especially the use of the violin and the cello in the song are brilliant--every bit vintage Rahman. And this is the only track on the album with the Rahman chhaap!

Waltz For A Romance--a nice western classical track composed very well by Rahman. Interestingly the tune is a derivative of O Re Chhori, which is nice! And it is used for a sequence of the Brits dancing in the Officers' Ballroom. So, apt it is!

O Paalanhaare is next--a devotional plea to the Gods. This bhajan has been rendered by Lata Mangeshkar and Udit Narayan. The Nightingale of India might consider retiring gracefully! Her voice manages the song alright, but the quavering and the quivering are very apparent, even though the song is picturised on Suhasini Mulay, Bhuvan's mother in the film.

Just like in Zubeidaa, in which Rahman had previously used Lataji's voice, here too the song could have very well been sung by, say a Kavita Krishnamoorthy. Another female artist sings alongside Lataji, but recieves no credit on the album jacket! Narayan is his usual best.


The last track is the theme from the movie which is used in bits all through the film--right from the opening titles to the climax. Lagaan- Once Upon A Time In India as it is called, is a grand composition which in part really does sound like the theme from an epic of the scale of Ben Hur.

Anuradha Sriram and the chorus do the job too. Rahman has used the 'Methodist Church Choir' from Chennai and the 'Waltzes in the Wilderness' group from Mumbai as background and choral vocals in many tracks, which I think was a great move!

Overall? A musical masterpiece indeed! A must-have! This one is for keeps. Er....if my blatant hints were not enough--yes, you should buy this album! The prices are Rs 60 for the cassette and Rs 295 for the CD.



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Film
Album: Kisna
Music: A R Rahman, Ismail Durbar
Label: Sony Music

- Monalisa Sengupta

Kisna is an album of amazing highs and some plateaus but definitely no lows. Subhash Ghai combines the genious of A R Rahman and the classic appeal of Ismail Durbar to create a soundtrack that is both arduous and ethereal.

Hum hain iss pal yahan is certainly one of Bollywood's most beautiful ballads. The rhythms, enchanting contours and Javed Akhtar's gentle lyrics creates a mellow yet romantic mood. Udit Narayan and Madhushree add their supple vocals to this haunting composition.

The track forms the base for three instrumentals in the album. Rahman uses the flute, piano, drums and chorus voices with amazing ingenuity, creating music that will leave you spell bound.

Rahman's last track on the album is the English song, My wish comes true--a fusion of operatic styles with Indian interludes. But Rahman fails to recreate the magic of Lagaan's O Ri Chori. Nonetheless, it is a well-composed song and you need to be in mood for it, otherwise it can be a tad boring.

Ismail Durbar takes off the rest of the album, creating seductive, classical and earthy compositions. Woh Kisna Hai has Sukhvinder at his best and it is his energetic rendition that makes all the difference to the number. While the song starts off on a strong note, it tends to drag in the middle, but ends with a percussion crescendo.

Tu Pagli Hai is the quintessential love song. Though it has nothing new to offer, the pace of the song creates an interesting feel. However, the chorus and arrangement robs the song off a classic stature. Alka Yagnik easily surpasses Udit in this track.

Aham Brahmasami is not your usual devotional song, but blends in the inspirational with spiritual, backed by some strong lyrics from Akhtar. Sukhvinder's vocals are brilliantly matched by percussion based music—done in tandav style, though a tad slower.

Interestingly, few of the tracks have prelude dialogues that serve as an introduction to the song. But the best comes from Sushmita Sen, for Chilman Uthegi Nahin. Her couplet is followed by eight minutes of sheer delight as Durbar fuses classical and qawwali to create a seductive mujra number. A host of singers, Hariharan, Alka Yagnik, Ayesha Darbar, S Shailja, Kailash Kher and Rakesh Pandit croon to this number.

Ga Tu Aisi starts off as an antakshari, but is no filmi affair; rather it has an endearing folk feel to it. You are nearly transported to the bygone era. Woh Din Aa Gaya is yet another mix of the classic and rustic—with Sukhvinder at his best again.

Kahi Ujaadi Mori Neend, sung by Ustad Rashid Khan, blends in the classical raga with fusion drums. The song reminds you of Prem Jogan Ban Ke by Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan from Mughal-E-Azam, but fails to match up.

Kisna is not an album for those looking for catchy and instant music. Rather, it is one that is to be savoured and appreciated for a long while. Definitely for the discerning ear.



 

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Edited by dayita - 11 June 2006 at 6:06am
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Originally posted by dayita

Originally posted by sammie

Originally posted by dayita

Originally posted by sammie

hey dayita , congrats Clap
u r goldie now Clap

Thanks Sammie.....But kuchh kam  to karo!!What about your assignment Sammie?We have to start part -2 of this club very soon...only 22 pages left.......be quick.

ok, ok

will do it 2day Big smile

happy now? Embarrassed

 

Yes , I am happy....I am very happy at this moment.....I just got a pm from Sudha's brother......Our Sudha is out of danger now...she will be back soon..Happy!!

ohh i was just going to ask u abt sudha

i'm also happy that she is out of danger now

 

dayita Goldie
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Posted: 11 June 2006 at 6:08am | IP Logged
Film
Album: Swades
Music: A R Rahman
Label: T-Series

- Monalisa Sengupta

A R Rahman, Javed Akhtar, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Lagaan and Swades – the hype and comparisons are inevitable. And sure enough, if you grab this album expecting to hear Lagaan Part II, you're in for a slight disappointment.

But Swades is by no means a letdown. Like most of Rahman's soundtracks, this too leaves you spellbound. There's only one catch – as always, it takes time for the some of the songs to grow on you! Be it the lilting lullaby Aahista Aahista by Udit Narayan and Sadhana Sargam or the tranquil Saanwariya by Alka Yagnik—the tracks are predictable but pleasant.

And of course, no Rahman album is complete without a touch of magic. The music maestro's flash of brilliance strikes in the form of Yeh Tara Woh Tara, ably crooned by Udit Narayan. Accompanied by Master Vignesh, Baby Pooja & other kids, the song is cute, meaningful and melodious. Don't be too surprised if you catch toddlers giving Twinkle Twinkle a miss for this 'little star' number.

Yun Hi Chala Chal, is easily the pick of the album. Udit Narayan does well, along with Hariharan and Allah Ke Bande's Kailash Kher. This infectious tune is the ultimate feel-good track—a great up-lifter for the moody and depressed. It fuses in the guitar, Ek Tara, trumpet and ragas with aplomb.

With Dekho Na, the mood changes to romantic. Alka and Udit do justice to this soft melody set to a jazz feel. It's a typical Rahman romantic, complete with unusual beats and rhythms.

Another track that enchants is Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera. Rahman lends his haunting vocals to the number, and it literally gives you the goose p***les. Though a patriotic song, it differs from the hundreds of formulaic tributes. An instrumental of the same stands out, for the simple reason that it has been rendered on the shehnaai and sure mesmerizes.

The devotional Pal Pal Hai Bhari is in the nautanki style. This fairly loud bhajan may seem out-of-sync in a collection of melancholy and upbeat tunes, but Rahman has been known to provide songs that fit their situation perfectly.

Swades has all it takes to be one of the best soundtracks of the year. Interestingly, it also marks the music director's return to classic Rahman style, in contrast to his experimental shades in albums like Tehzeeb, Lakeer and the more recent Yuva.



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Edited by dayita - 11 June 2006 at 6:10am
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Posted: 11 June 2006 at 6:12am | IP Logged
ohh forgot the main thing LOL

chked the gallery
cudnt fing ne double post
(if i become teacher neday, i'll become the worst one ever, so dont expect much LOL )

but in the 1st post itself, there was same pic(but pic size different)

and its better to post a single pic in a single post Big smile

and the last pic is double post Smile

so done



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