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



Decent!! (Hero – Music Review)

Nikhil Advani has come up with a remake of a 1983 film Hero which had Jackie Shroff in the lead role. Here, the lead actors are the two debutantes, Sooraj Pancholi, son of Aditya Pancholi and Athiya Shetty, daughter of Suniel Shetty. The music has been given by composers who are in their top form these days, Sachin-Jigar, Amaal Mallik, Meet Bros Anjjan along with Jassi Katyal.

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Music Label: T-Series

1. Main Hoon Hero Tera (Salman Khan Version) / Main Hoon Hero Tera (Armaan Malik Version) – Singer: Salman Khan / Armaan Malik;  Music: Amaal Mallik;  Lyrics: Kumaar – On a lyrics that is filled with fantastical romance with a song title that sounds something animated, unreal, Amaal has brought out a simplistic tune with breezy arrangements having minimal but effective beats and a superb Violin orchestration. An excellent utilization of Salman’s vocals has been done as his voice is sounding great and well suited for the track. Armaan’s version is obviously technically better. A romantic fantasy.

2. Yadaan Teriyaan (Rahat Fateh Ali Khan) / Yadaan Teriyaan – Singer: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan / Dev Negi, Shipra Goyal;  Music: Jassi Katyal;  Lyrics: Kumaar – This is quite a predictable composition, something that you must have heard before in a sad Punjabi song. Kumaar is an expert when it comes to songs like these. The use of Flute and Sarangi does create impact on the otherwise ordinary tune. Among the two, Rahat’s version stands out as his vocals are best suited in Punjabi romantic numbers. The duet version fails to create much impact. A decent composition with impressive arrangements.

3. Dance Ke Legend – Singers: Meet Bros Anjjan, Bhoomi Trivedi, Sunaina Singh;  Music: Meet Bros Anjjan;  Lyrics: Kumaar – I would applaud Kumaar for fitting apt lines in such an ordinary composition having such a weak tune and not much stuff in arrangements. Bhoomi quite justifies her role as there’s not much scope of singing here. The second interlude consisting of those Trumpet sounds is good though. They could have made something catchier and quirkier. 

4. Khoya Khoya – Singers: Mohit Chauhan, Priya Saraiya, Arpita Chakraborty, Tanishkaa;  Music: Sachin-Jigar;  Lyrics: Niranjan Iyengar – Apart from a catchy hook line, it’s quite an unusual composition, something that sounds pleasing but would take time to grow. Mohit Chauhan impeccably handles the song and Priya’s breezy vocals aptly support him. The arrangements are really impressive with Flute being primarily used. Unusual yet pleasing!

5. O Khuda – Singers: Amaal Mallik, Palak Muchhal;  Music: Amaal Mallik;  Lyrics: Kumaar – I don’t remember when was the last time I got highly impressed with a song having an extremely simple tune. Amaal hasn’t tried to create any kind of complication or gone for some experiment. He has just kept it sweet and simple yet the tune and atmosphere it has created has a mesmerizing effect. Kumaar has also kept the lyrics simple enough to touch every heart. Amaal has finally tried his hands on singing also and he has done a brilliant job. Worth listening! #WelcomeSong

6. Jab We Met – Singers: Rahul Pandey, Shalmali Kholgade, Divya Kumar, Jigar Saraiya;  Music: Sachin-Jigar;  Lyrics: Niranjan Iyengar – It’s a fun song having a funnily light situation and what Sachin-Jigar have done is not even half of what they are capable of. They could have blasted something extraordinary but didn’t seem to be in the mood of doing that. Except some good lines in the lyrics, everything so ordinary that you don’t want to feel it to be a Sachin-Jigar song. They disappoint after a very long time.

Among others, Amaal Mallik highly impresses and easily dominates this soundtrack with his simple yet impacting compositions. 

The Final Verdict:  OKAY


Musical Sameekshaa Trimester-II Awards 2015 – Results (April, May, June)

Hope you all are satisfied with the nominees. Presenting the results for the Trimester-II awards.

Best Backing Vocals/Chorus:  Gallan Goodiyaan – Dil Dhadakne Do

Best Recorded Song:  Pehli Baar – Dil Dhadakne Do

Best Arranged Song:  Hey Ganaraya – ABCD 2

Best Use of an Instrument:  Harp by Sachin-Jigar – Chunar (ABCD 2)

Song That Provided Wholesome Entertainment:  Banno – Tanu Weds Manu Returns

Best Singer (Female):  Neeti Mohan – Dhadaam Dhadaam (Bombay Velvet)

Best Singer (Male):  Divya Kumar – Hey Ganaraya (ABCD 2)

Best Singer Jodi:  Mohit Chauhan & Neeti Mohan – Behroopia (Bombay Velvet)

Best Composer (Song):  Amit Trivedi – Aam Hindustani (Bombay Velvet) & Sachin-Jigar – Hey Ganaraya (ABCD 2)

Best Lyricist:  Mayur Puri – Chunar (ABCD 2)

Best Composer (Album):  Amit Trivedi – Bombay Velvet & Sachin-Jigar – ABCD 2

Best Song:  Chunar – ABCD 2  (Sachin-Jigar, Mayur Puri)

Best Album:  ABCD 2 – Zee Music Company 


ABCD 2 – Singers – Arijit Singh, Priya Saraiya, Vishal Dadlani, Sachin Sanghvi, Benny Dayal, Divya Kumar, Mika Singh, Shefali Alvares, Daler Mehndi, Anushka Manchanda, Jigar Saraiya, Shalmali Kholgade, Tanishka Sanghvi, Madhav Krishna, Varun Dhavan, Siddharth Basrur, Badshah, D. Soldierz & Rimi Nique

Music: Sachin-Jigar

Lyrics – Mayur Puri, Priya Saraiya, D. Soldierz, Rimi Nique & Badshah

Sachin-Jigar fly high with Creativity!! (ABCD 2 – Music Review)

ABCD was that very soundtrack with which Sachin-Jigar had flown to another level of creativity. Directed by Remo D’Souza, this film is wholly based on Dance and unlike its first part, it has two star actors Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor.

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Music: Sachin-Jigar;  Music Label: Zee Music Company 

1. Chunar – Singer: Arijit Singh;  Lyrics: Mayur Puri – A dance soundtrack starts from a soulful song rendered efficaciously by none other than Arijit who comfortably draws us into his own zone and helps Sachin-Jigar’s soulful tune sound mesmerizing to ears. Composers have efficiently used the techno sounds built on the background of a raag-inspired tune. The song starts with a beautiful work on Strings, the sound of Electric Sitar follows and mildly develops into a melodious rhythmic flow. How beautifully Mayur Puri describes the motherly love in the line jab jab mujhpe utha sawaal, maayi teri chunariya lehraayi.If one compares all the songs that have been made on central theme as mother, there’s a huge possibility of this song turning out to be the best one till now. Best song on mother till date!! #WelcomeSong

2. Sun Saathiya – Singer: Priya Saraiya, Divya Kumar;  Lyrics: Priya Saraiya – A person with the slightest of musical mind who has watched ABCD, would guess in no time that it was a part of the background score of that film with maximum one minute duration, which Sachin-Jigar now has turned into a full song and that might be the best decision the duo has ever taken in life. It has a fantastic Piano work, second to the one in Thoda Thoda (Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story) and Priya’s marvelous vocals aptly supported by that of Divya Kumar is sheer brilliance. A lovable melody!!

3. Bezubaan Phir Se – Singers: Vishal Dadlani, Anushka Manchanda, Madhav Krishna;  Lyrics: Mayur Puri –Statistics says that remakes are never better than their originals. This old story continues with this track where Sachin-JIgar have utilized all techno sounds possible but failed to create something of that level. Mohit Chauhan’s portion and the rap of the previous Bezubaan were great. Although it doesn’t appeal one to give multiple hearing, still energetic enough to captivate the listener for a long time. The percussion in the ending is a superb stuff, something worth listening to. Fiery!!

4. Happy B’day – Singers: Sachin Sanghvi, Jigar Saraiya, Varun Dhawan, D. Soldierz;  Lyrics: Mayur Puri, D. Soldierz – A very interesting composition on birthday where the composers have come forward on the mic along with the actor. Intriguingly fast beats with an amusing tune that force you to let yourself free and dance. By listening to it for the first time, it seems to be an ordinary track but there’s a lot of experimentation to explore. It’s a typical Sachin-Jigar fun track with excessive programming, so much so that those unreal sounding voices start sounding really good. Enjoyable!!

5. If You Hold My Hand – Singer: Benny Dayal;  Lyrics: Mayur Puri – Here’s a foot-tapping romantic number that makes you bob your head for the catchy tune and jouncing rhythm. Benny Dayal is so perfect for this track that you can’t imagine it in any other voice. Mayur Puri has written it in pure Hinglish i.e one line in Hindi, the other in English which makes it an entirely youthful romantic number. I personally felt that it has an early 2000’s pop flavor that gives a 90’s born guy a slight nostalgic feel too. Delightful!! 

6. Hey Ganaraya – Singer: Divya Kumar;  Lyrics: Mayur Puri – As if Sachin-Jigar were’t contented with two Ganpati songs they already created in ABCD, they have come up yet again with another brilliant creation tactfully handled by Divya Kumar. How swimmingly they have blended pure classical stuff with a typical Gujarati Dhol rhythm! A classically inclined tune, awesome percussion and Mayur Puri’s aptly written lyrics along with a brilliant singing by Divya makes it a worth listen! If you are looking for something creatively brilliantly different, look here! 

7. Happy Hour – Singer: Mika Singh;  Lyrics: Mayur Puri – As it is the introduction song of Prabhu Deva’s character Vishnu sir who is fully drunk, Sachin-Jigar have composed the most apt tune considering a character who is drunk. Mika is good for the track; he justifies that too by his singing. It falls into the zone of Psycho Re a song in ABCD featuring Mika. Sachin-Jigar are expert in playing with techno sounds and they have played well again! Considering the situation, well, commendable!! 

8. Naach Meri Jaan – Singers: Benny Dayal, Shalmali Kholgade, Siddharth Basrur, Rimi Nique;  Lyrics: Mayur Puri, Rimi Nique – Another fun peppy track with less of experimentation which is rare for this album, has a feel-good catchy tune that clearly portrays the fun the characters must be having in this particular situation. Lyrics are very ordinary and nothing extraordinary was needed either. Even after being so much unique and different, Sachin-Jigar still have their Pritam sir left in them. A very Pritam-ish track.

9. Tattoo – Singer: Shefali Alvares;  Lyrics: Mayur Puri – This song sadly falls into the trap of a typical desi masala item number category; atleast by the tune and by the lyrics you can tell that it has actually fallen. But Sachin-Jigar wonderfully saves it by the brilliant programming they have done, turning out to be the best in the form of ay-y-y-y-ay-y-y-y. Unless one doesn’t notice the weird experiments in the programming which are also the part of he interludes, the song doesn’t appeal at all. Programming doesn’t let it becoming ordinary.

10. Vande Mataram – Singers: Daler Mehndi, Tanishka Sanghvi, Badshah, Divya Kumar;  Lyrics: Mayur Puri, Badshah – The longest song of the album and hence without any guesses it is definitely the finale song of the dance competition in the movie. A versatile patriotic song that has singers from classically trained Daler Mehndi to rapper Badshah. Each of them justify their role fruitfully. The coordination between Daler Mehndi and Divya Kumar is endearing. But obviously the best of all turns out to be Sachin’s daughter Tanishka who, with her childlike voice, spreads innocence in the intense patriotic atmosphere. A well-crafted track!

Sachin-Jigar already in their top form, adds another gem to their bucket! 

The Final Verdict:  AGREE


Musical Sameekshaa Monthly Awards (June 2015)

Singer of the Month (Female):  Priya Saraiya – Sun Saathiya (ABCD 2)

Singer of the Month (Male):  Divya Kumar – Hey Ganaraya (ABCD 2)

Singer Jodi of the Month:  Sukriti Kakkar & Siddharth Mahadevan – Pehli Baar (Dil Dhadakne Do)

Composer of the Month (Song):  Sachin-Jigar – Hey Ganaraya (ABCD 2)

Lyricist of the Month:  Mayur Puri – Chunar (ABCD 2)

Composer of the Month (Album):  Sachin-Jigar – ABCD 2

Song of the Month:  Chunar – ABCD 2  (Sachin-Jigar, Mayur Puri)

Album of the Month:  ABCD 2 – Zee Music Company

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


Respected Aadarniya Ungli!! (Ungli – Music Review)

Rensil D’Silva is back with his new youth-based flick on corruption which is expected to have some quirky dialogues, some whistle blowing content and a moral for all of us. It seems that the success of Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania has lured Dharma to go again for multi-composer formula with not just two but four composers for five songs among which Gulraj Singh having two and Sachin-Jigar, Salim-Sulaiman, Aslam Keyi with one each. ungli-pic-1


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Music Label: Sony Music


1. Dance Basanti – Singers: Vishal Dadlani, Anushka Manchanda;  Music: Sachin-Jigar;  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya

When I heard it for the first time, I was very disappointed from the composers who just created a mind blowing soundtrack of Happy Ending but later I found that this song has an amazing power of growing in you. The more you listen to it, the more you enjoy it. That not-so-catchy hook line on the first listen, now sounds really addictive. Vishal is a power house for these kind of songs. Anushka has a negligible role and it’s a kind of a song that Amitabh can write even in his most unconscious mode. A simple fun catchy track that grows steadily.


2. Pakeezah – Singer: Gulraj Singh;  Music: Gulraj Singh;  Lyrics: Manoj Yadav

When you hear a word like pakeezah, that 1971 film’s image of the same name strikes you and the word itself is a heavy Urdu but Manoj Yadav has quite intelligently made it the hook of this lighthearted track which just implies the thought ishq tera mera, rab se zyada which Gulraj has cutely sung and composed with mild Guitar arrangements and use of Harmonica at places that fantastically fits in the voids. The composition seems to be very Pritam-ish, especially the line ishq tera mera. It’s a kind of a song that all age people will enjoy. A song with a long shelf life. 


3. Aadarniya Ungli – Singers: Vishal Dadlani, Neeti Mohan;  Music: Gulraj Singh;  Lyrics: Manoj Yadav

This song is all about creativity. Gulraj and Manoj Yadav unlike in Pakeezah, combines here for letting their anti-corruption rebel go free from all the boundaries and that’s how such creativity born. Starting from the singing, Vishal has nailed it completely, in full enthusiasm depicting what fun he would be having in recording this track. Neeti Mohan should have got a proper antara to sing, which also ends very abruptly sounding a bit odd. Lyrics plays a very prominent role in this track as it covers the whole theme of the film, of what it is actually about. Manoj Yadav has done a fabulous job, using phrases like overall duniya ghus gayi under the table, depicting the situation of corruption in our country in a very humorous way. He also tells the importance of beech ki Ungli. Gulraj could have improvised a bit in the at your service part but I guess it’s just the way it is. The song has been mixed extremely well and also arrangements creating a good impact. What Ungli is all about in just 3:44 minutes shedding fun and creativity. #WelcomeSong


4. Auliya – Singer: Armaan Malik;  Music: Salim-Sulaiman;  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya

With utterly mild and simple arrangements on Piano and Guitar, Salim-Sulaiman soothe you with their amazing composition that literally warms your heart. Getting Armaan on board is a treat for the listeners as his melodious vocals winning over the pacifying melody that can easily be played on a repeat mode. Amitabh’s lyrics gives a beautiful contentment which also motivates you a lot. A peaceful melody, depicting a prayer from the almighty for motivation. 


5. Ungli Pe Nachalein – Singers: Dev Negi, Shipra Goyal;  Music: Aslam Keyi;  Lyrics: Kumaar

This track seems to be in the end credits as it’s the most meaningless song of the album, not at all defining what actually it wants to say. Shipra’s portion is avoidable, leaving just the hook line Ungli Pe Nachalein as an enjoyable part in which Dev Negi’s voice sounds perfect for it. Though Aslam has attempted a catchy tune and though being successful in it to a certain extent, he could have improvised it a lot which he didn’t. If it falls on your ears, just enjoy the beats! 


Ungli is one of the best Multi-Composer albums in recent times. Sachin-Jigar, Salim-Sulaiman, Gulraj Singh and Aslam Keyi scored decently good with their partners Amitabh Bhattacharya, Manoj Yadav and Kumaar respectively. 


The Final Verdict:  POSSIBLE



Musical Sameekshaa Monthly Awards (November 2014)

Singer of the Month (Female):  Rajashwari Pathak – Sun Balam (Rang Rasiya)

Singer of the Month (Male):  Arijit Singh – Sajde (Kill Dil)

Singer Jodi of the Month:  Shankar Mahadevan & Sonu Nigam – Kill Dil (Kill Dil) 

Composer of the Month (Song):  Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy – Sajde (Kill Dil)

Lyricist of the Month:  Priya Saraiya – Mileya Mileya (Happy Ending)

Composer of the Month (Album):  Sachin-Jigar – Happy Ending

Song of the Month:  Sajde – Kill Dil  (Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Gulzar)

Album of the Month:  Happy Ending (Eros Music)


Next:  Mumbai Delhi Mumbai

A G-Phaadu Album!! (Happy Ending – Music Review)

Coming from Pritam’s classroom, composing Pritam-ish albums like Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya, and then suddenly bringing their own unique “hatke” sound from ABCD, Sachin-Jigar are the composers who have evolved the most in these years. Here they are again with Dinesh Vijan as their producer and Raj & DK as their directors after Go Goa Gone, which itself was one of the most innovative albums being witnessed, with Happy Ending and this time it’s not a Zom-Com album but a regular Rom-Com with ofcourse their creativity at its best.



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Music: Sachin-Jigar;  Music Label: Eros Music


1.G-Phaad Ke – Singers: Divya Kumar, Shefali Alvarez;  Lyrics: Ashish Pandit

Well, that’s a smart double meaning attempt by Ashish. You can sing it in front of anybody as the letter “G” is pronounced as Jee which means mann in Hindi so in that case, you are not being pointed as singing a “vulgar” song. Beside smart lyrics, comes the crazy singing by Divya Kumar. It’s purely a club song and if I am not wrong, it is his first attempt of a club song as his vocals have a folksy texture but all credits to the duo who has used him in such a dynamic way. Shefali gets the catchiest line in the antara and she is the mistress of club songs. Sachin-Jigar are expert in EDM though it’s not entirely an EDM still the expertness is clearly depicting the energetically awesome beats. Not just dance, but Hillll dul ke Dance.


2. Paaji Tussi Such A Pussycat – Singers: Amitabh Bhattacharya, Jigar Saraiya, Divya Kumar;  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya

The humming is the highlight of this track with which the song begins and that’s actually the groove of the track. Amitabh is clearly the winner here, introducing a new concept of men being compared to a pussy cat contrary to the notion that compares men with dog. A cute humor is attached to it like, apni barbaadi ka siren sunke bhi, besharam puchhe what is that! Amitabh’s tuning with Divya is stunning. The child-like tune by Sachin-Jigar caaaaaaat, braaaaat, chaaaaaat does attract a lot and depicts the creativity in their sound. Talking about creativity, I have never seen something like the sudden slowing of rhythm in the second antara which depicts that the duo is always trying to make their compositions sound unique in some way. Full on creativity in composition as well as in lyrics.


3. Jaise Mera Tu – Singers: Arijit Singh, Priya Saraiya;  Lyrics: Priya Saraiya

Sachin-Jigar beautifully change themselves according to the “kind” of the director and producer they are working with. Their romantic songs with Tips Films are so different from that of the songs which they do with Illuminati or Remo D’Souza. With the improvement that Priya had done in her lyrics in Mann Basiyo Saawariyo from ABCD, has kept on maintaining that level. The hook is nothing unique still seems fresh Aise tera main, jaise mera tu. After this line it’s the accordion that completes the mukhda. Arijit is always pleasant to hear and it is somewhat different for Arijit too from the type of romantic songs he usually does. The best moment in the track according to me, is the meher meher meherbaani part in the beginning. A fresh take on romantic genre.


4. Mileya Mileya – Singers: Rekha Bharadwaj, Jigar Saraiya, Priya Andrews;  Lyrics: Priya Saraiya

Now, this is a very unique track which neither can be called romantic, nor fast nor inspirational. It is though literally a foot tapping melody which the trio of Jigar, Priya and Rekha Bharadwaj has worked out flawlessly. Priya is continuously outdoing herself in lyrics writing. This is one of the best written songs of this year. The inner meaning which she has tried to show is beautifully conceptualized. Jigar’s autotuned voice never irritates, rather it soothes you which is rare in the case of autotuning, and that may be the result of good programming. Plus, you hear, not one but, two brilliant Saxophone pieces which immediately bring a beautiful smile on your face. A very uniquely composed and arranged track.


5. Khamma Ghani – Singers: Papon, Smita, Vidhi;  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya

When you greet someone in Rajasthan, you say “Khamma Ghani” and the person will reply with “Ghanni Khamma”. Balika Vadhu viewers must be quite friendly with this word. The inspirational and the serious side of Amitabh is rarely seen as he mostly gets quirky numbers to write. Well, he performs both equally well. Undoubtedly Papon is the soul of this track. The song seems to have been made for him exclusively. Smita and Vidhi, two new singers haven’t impressed much. Their vocals sound too sweet to be digested. Percussion is another charm in the track and even Guitar has been played with novelty. This track will have a pretty long shelf life.


6. Haseena Tu Kameena Main – Singers: Siddharth Basrur, Shruti Pathak, Rahul Pandey;  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya

Here comes the very typical Amitabh with his cheesy lyrics Haseena tu kameena main, hai mausam tu mahina main, that’s cliche Amitabh Bhattacharya school of writing. Siddharth and Shweta’s chemistry is awesome and that’s actually what this song needed. A fun catchy composition resembling Vishal-Shekhar’s zone. This is the only song in the album that is less novel in terms of composition and lyrics but still it has that wonderful Rom-Com vibe which has the ability to attract the youth. A refreshing Rom-Com track in the literal sense.


This album has freshness to its core. In every beat, in every swar, there’s freshness overflowing!! Even before the year ends, Sachin-Jigar has already given a very Happy Ending to 2014. 


The Final Verdict:  AGREE



Next: The Shaukeens