3rd Annual Musical Sameekshaa Awards 2015 (Nominees)

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Musical Sameekshaa Awards. 

To know how has been the whole year click Musical Recap – 2015

Enjoy the Nominees:
















You can vote as many times you want. Voting Lines are open till Sunday, 20th December 2015 till 8 PM. So, START!





The Superb Seven!! (Musical Recap – 2015)

The year 2015 has successfully ended with a super hit album Dilwale through which we relived the 90s era in through modern glasses. It was the year which gave many successful albums and hit numbers though these seven albums were worth writing about. All these seven albums got the highest verdict AGREE. So, what actually was there in these albums which keeps in a superior position to rest of the albums? Let’s relive this year once again with these superb seven albums.

Hawaizaada – This multi-composer album flied with creativity in the very beginning of the year. The album was filled with nine amazing compositions. Out of nine Mangesh Dhakde, a debutante, had four songs to his credit. He quite well understood the flavor of the album and delivered three songs according to that and impressed in just one go! Rochak Kohli got three, out of which Daak Ticket was the most impressive composition sung by Mohit Chauhan. Out of the rest two, one was by Ayushmann, who composed a song out of a Mirza Ghalib ghazal, and the other by Vishal Bhardwaj which created quite an impression. Unfortunately, the film sank at the box office and hence the music could not get the due recognition. Some of them which aired on TV got noticed by people, like Daak Ticket, Maaza My Lord and Dil-E-Nadaan.

Badlapur – The very next month came Sachin-Jigar’s Badlapur. This album was filled with surprises as one never expected an action packed film to have such wonderful compositions. The album got the highest verdict inspite of having just three songs. But those three songs were outstandingly brilliant. The album consisted of a revenge song Jee Karda fabulously sung by Divya Kumar, a simple acoustic romantic track but with a very strong melody Jeena Jeena sung by Atif Aslam and a very experimental sad song Judaai, which had Rekha Bhardwaj singing on an unbelievably low scale along with Arijit Singh making the much needed emotional appeal. An album with just three songs, won the hearts of many.

Bombay Velvet – This is undoubtedly the best work of Amit Trivedi till date. This album was a complete Jazz album, and a very pure one, not at all adulterated with Bollywood style. Amit’s fabulous use of instruments, orchestration, arrangements and above all, Neeti Mohan, created a huge benchmark for others. Neeti Mohan with six out of nine songs, sprinkled her charm and showed what a valuable singer our industry has got. But it came with really bad fate. Film sank badly at the box office and except Mohobaat Buri Bimaari, none of the songs actually got recognition. But we just hope that in the coming years, this album will be counted among the magnum opus in our music industry and Amit’s effort will not go in vain.

ABCD 2 – Another Sachin-Jigar album that was filled with immense creativity, mostly in the way the songs had been programmed. It was a big album with ten songs each of which have ability to impress you with tremendous potential of sounds, arrangements and composition. The album had a Sun Saathiya, Chunar which has become my favorite song based on motherhood, and also an out-and-out commercial track like Tatoo. People thinking that with ABCD they got enough, were proved wrong in the sequel. ABCD 2 was another example to show the tremendous growth of Sachin-Jigar with each album.

Phantom – Pritam made a comeback this year after one year of rest and he came back with a bang! After delivering a totally commercial stuff Bajrangi Bhaijaan, he got into a very technical classy stuff in another Kabir Khan film Phantom. The album had just three songs but all three had enough potential to be included in this list of superb seven. Pritam introduced a fabulous singer Asrar in Afghan Jalebi which became quite a hit but unfortunately other two song Saaware sung by Arijit Singh and Nachde sung by Shahid Mallya went unnoticed. But with this album Pritam again showed that a massy composer like him can do wonders in these edgy soundtracks too.

Tamasha – AR Rahman never stops impressing. With Tamasha, his third collaboration with Imtiaz Ali, he came out with some of the massy stuff after quite a long time. Songs like Matargashti, Agar Tum Saath Ho, Wat Wat Wat and Heer Toh Badi Sad Hai, he proved everybody that he is still capable of producing catchy massy stuffs and has not forgotten what the ears of aam janta really want. The songs are being loved all over the country and yet again Rahman provided the much needed soul to this year’s music.

Bajirao Mastani – The soundtrack is still in the process of gaining popularity but Bhansali has delivered his career-best performance. This classically-tuned album has ten songs, each having beautifully composed tunes and arrangements, providing the much-needed indianness. With raga Poorvi and Bhopali Sanjay Leela Bhansali has shown what he is capable of and comfortably now secured a well-deserved place for himself among the country’s best composers. The year signed off with a classically rich soundtrack, hoping to come in notice of aam janta.


2015 – The year of Jazz and Classical


The J Factor!! (Badlapur – Music Review)

Sachin-Jigar have been impressing all of us since 2012 when they had come up with a creative idea called ABCD – Any Body Can Dance. After that, they just constantly kept on improving and moving towards excellence. Their latest Happy Ending had terrific music and now Badlapur to everybody seemed very promising from the promos.

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Music: Sachin-Jigar;  Lyrics: Priya Saraiya;  Additional Lyrics: Dinesh Vijan;  Music Label: Eros Music

1. Jee Karda / Jee Karda (Rock Version) – Singer: Divya Kumar – This track clearly symbolizes the creativity which the duo has. They have fantastically fused Guitars and Shehnai and perfectly utilized Divya Kumar’s hard hitting vocals which inspite of all the loudness sound good to ears. Aj mera jee karda is a very popular Punajbi folk phrase which has already been used several times but not in this unique way for sure. The original itself is very intriguing with a brilliant engaging tune, the Rock version is an amplifier of all the sounds used in the original in addition to a terrific Harmonium played in between all the heavy Guitars. You can’t praise them enough for this!! 

2. Jeena Jeena – Singer: Atif Aslam – Sachin-Jigar know the best how to utilize Atif Aslam’s vocals. The duo is famous for using heavy techno sounds but surprisingly without even having a different unplugged version of that, they have kept the arrangements very cool, not allowing a single digital beat to interfere, using simplistic Flute and Guitar and spreading the wonderful Acoustic atmosphere with that. The tune is typical Sachin-Jigar type with typical Priya waali lyrics yet it is so beautifully composed, sung and arranged that it doesn’t sound like a repeated work. People are simply gonna love this!

3. Judaai – Singers: Rekha Bhardwaj, Arijit Singh – One more Jheeni Re Jheeni that Sachin-Jigar had worked on was from Issaq that was a marvelous composition and this one is not less in any way. The duo has used Rekha Bhardwaj in a never-heard-before avatar which engages you right from the beginning. Sarangi is intelligently blended with Rekha’s portion and Arijit impresses in the very first moment. This is again a very very experimental attempt from the duo and again a very successful one which doesn’t only impress but also express. Soulful experiment.

Sachin-Jigar’s another move towards excellence. An album very low in quantity but extremely high in quality.

The Final Verdict:  AGREE