Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ajab Gazabb Love: Music Review

Boom Boom (Lip Lock): This was the first song to be released and came out about a week or so ago. Somehow this song just doesn't do it for me. The beat gets old really fast.

Tu: Any given Mohit Chauhan song can only be so bad. This was once again a decent song sort of reminiscent of the music of the late 1990s, early 2000s.

Sun Soniye: Not a bad song. It's got a slight Latin feel to it. I had to listen to it like three times before I liked it though.

Nachde Punjabi: This reminds me of earlier Punjabi tracks, so I liked it.

Overall, this was a very average album. There was nothing too exciting here, but it wasn't bad. I hope this movie doesn't flop. Jackie Bhagnani is pretty underrated and I think he has potential, but it's just always hidden by the flops he acts in. Also, does anyone else think he looks like a mix of Madhavan and Uday Chopra?

Monday, September 17, 2012

Top 10 Beats of the Week: September 9 - 15, 2012

  1. Vele Student of the Year
  2. Mashallah Ek Tha Tiger
  3. Gustakh Dil English Vinglish
  4. Jaane Bhi De Ishqk In Paris
  5. Tujhpe Fida Heroine
  6. Kyon Barfi
  7. Sing Raja Joker
  8. Dil Garden Garden Ho Gaya Kya Super Kool Hain Hum
  9. Mere Nishaan OMG Oh My God
  10. Ramba Mein Samba Shirin Farhad Ki To Nikal Padi
  11. Dariya Ho Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal

The Ishqk In Paris and Kismet Love Paisa Dilli soundtracks came out this week! Overall, both were eh, but Ishqk In Paris (gosh I hate typing that name) wasn't as bad as KLPD.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Top 10 Beats of the Week: September 2 - September 8, 2012

  1. Ishq Wala Love Student of the Year
  2. Laapata Ek Tha Tiger
  3. Gustakh Dil English Vinglish
  4. Tujhpe Fida Heroine
  5. Ala Barfi Barfi
  6. Sing Raja Joker
  7. Hum To Hain Cappuccino Kya Super Kool Hain Hum
  8. Mere Nishaan OMG Oh My God
  9. Khatti Meethi Shirin Farhad Ki To Nikal Padi
  10. Dariya Ho Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal
The English Vinglish soundtrack came out this past week, and it's overall pretty melodious, as can be expected from Amit Trivedi.

The first look at Ajab Gazab Love also came out with the track Boom Boom, but the track hasn't made the countdown yet.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi: Movie Review

Wow it's been a while since my last movie review!! I definitely have to fix that, sooo here's a review of Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi.

 Okay let's start with the story. It's kind of out of the ordinary (as you probably already knew) because the protagonists are both older than the average heroes and heroines. The story itself though is fairly straightforward. Two middle-aged people meet randomly, and Farhad immediately falls in love. They go on a couple dates, and soon they're a couple. Farhad's mom coincidentally hates Shirin, which creates some problems, but in true Hindi movie ishtyle, the hero and heroine overcome all their problems and end up with a happily ever after.

Overall the story was bland and not very exciting. It had potential if executed right, but anytime the story started developing, something silly or unnecessary happened to stop the flow. I expected a more complete rom-com, but it didn't live up to hopes and expectations. There were, however, a few "awww" moments that were really cute.

So now let's move on to the acting. Boman Irani, as we all know, is amazing. He's one of the most talented actors Bollywood has and I will always love him. That being said, this didn't live up to his own standards. Farah Khan made her acting debut in this movie. In a lot of scenes, she seemed confident and portrayed her character well, but in every scene that required a sad or heartfelt emotion, she was completely lacking.

The music of this movie was pretty good. Ramba Mein Samba has the best possible picturization for a filmi buff like me. If you don't know what I'm talking about, check out my quick rant about the awesomeness here. The picturization didn't fit in the movie that well, but oh well. That kind of stuff is easily forgiven in Bollywood. Khatti Meethi is a super cute song. The rest of the songs were decent as well.

Overall, this movie was okay. I didn't have very high expectations in the first place, so I wasn't super disappointed. I did, however, expect the story to be a bit more gripping than it was. Unfortunately it didn't work for me.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Student of the Year: Music Review

Firstly, I'm soooo sorry my posts have been seldom and scarce lately. I've been super busy with my internship and college, so haven't had time. I promise I'll get my review of Barfi (which everyone seems to love) out soon as well. For now though, I'll review a more recent album, Student of the Year.

Radha: This song has a semi traditional feel mixed with more modern beats. It doesn't completely sound contemporary, but it's not bad. I still can't believe the lyrics include the sentence "Radha likes to move that sexy Radha body" though. That's just unfortunate.

Ratta Maar: After reading the name of this song, I expected a Masti Ki Pathshaala type fast pace and loud song. This song actually has a very different feel. It's one of those sway-with-it type songs. I enjoyed the song overall.

The Disco Song (Disco Deewane):  be a remake of Disco Deewane, so that was a very pleasant surprise. I still wasn't completely thrilled with this song though. The tune is nice, but it could have been a bit faster or at least had some more dramatic beats. That being said, it still got stuck in my head for a while and I went around singing the chorus for a couple days. The picturization was also okay. I wasn't a fan of the choreography, and I'm interested in seeing how a full disco number fits in with a seemingly modern movie.

Ishq Wala Love: This is a super cute song. It's a melodious love song and just sounds really sweet. The lyrics are adorable too!! Definitely one of my favorites of the album.

Kukkad: This is a very typical Punjabi track that describes one of the heroes who apparently gets all the girls. I've got no clue which hero this is about, but the comments on YouTube suggest it's Siddharth Malhotra (who plays Abhimanyu).

Vele: This is another Punjabi track, and it will probably grow on me. The Punjabi was fine and normal and stuff, but then there was this random dubstep section with some Punjabi beats in the background, which kind of blew my mind. I keep forgetting that dubstep has made its way into India, so it's always fun to hear.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Top 10 Beats of the Week: August 26 - September 1, 2012

  1. Ishq Wala Love Student of the Year
  2. Yeh Jism Jism 2
  3. Banjaara Ek Tha Tiger
  4. Aashiyan Barfi
  5. Kafirana Joker
  6. Don't Worry (Hey Ram) OMG Oh My God
  7. Hum To Hain Cappuccino Kya Super Kool Hain Hum
  8. Ramba Mein Samba Shirin Farhad Ki To Nikal Padi
  9. Halkat Jawani Heroine
  10. Dariya Ho Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal
The Student of the Year soundtrack came out this week. That review is already scheduled to be posted tomorrow!! The Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal soundtrack also came out this week. This is supposed to be the sequel to Malamaal Weekly.
Cocktail is a significant album that is no longer on the list because it has been outdated and there are quite a few good newer songs. It's still good (Jugni, Luttna, and Tera Naap Jhapdi Phiran are popular plays for me), but it's a bit older than these songs now.

Also, special shoutout to Ramba Mein Samba. I finally saw the video a bit over a week ago, and I love the filminess! There are scenes from previous movies (like DDLJ, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, etc.) and then the last bit of choreography is a quick mashup of iconic steps (in order: Chaiyya Chaiyya, Ek Pal Ka Jeena, Munni Badnaam Hui, Sheila Ki Jawaani, Shava Shava, Woh Ladki Hai Kahaan). It was basically that filmi segment of Pee Pa on steroids!