Sunday, June 24, 2007

Countdown 2006 Part III

Countdown resumed. :)

10. Aaj Ki Raat
Movie: Don
Javed Akhtar
Artists: Alisha Chinai, Mahalaxmi Iyer, Sonu Nigam

"Shaam hai, jaam hai, aur hai nasha..." Thus begins the silken voiced Alisha Chinai. This song has a mysterious, seductive quality to it. It also helps that it is really catchy! I think that it is the best song from "Don". Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy did not handle the remixes too well. Even Sunidhi Chauhan, who is usually really good, did not do a good job in the remixed version of "Yeh Mera Dil".

9. Dekho Naa
Movie: Fanaa
Music: Jatin-Lalit
Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi
Artists: Sonu Nigam & Sunidhi Chauhan

Sunidhi Chauhan more than makes up for the uninspired singing of "Yeh Mera Dil", with this song. And of course Sonu Nigam spins his magic again. It is my favourite song from "Fanaa". I like the way it is shot too - raindrops falling in slow motion. :) Too bad Jatin-Lalit have decided to go their separate ways; they had come up with some amazing music! I just love each and every composition of theirs from "Khamoshi - The Musical". It is one of the best Hindi movie albums!

8. Bheegi Bheegi Si Hai Raatein
Movie: Gangster
Music: Preetam
Lyrics: Mayur Puri
Artist: James

The angst in James' voice completely matches Shiny Ahuja's shock and anguish at realizing that Kangana Ranaut had turned him over to the cops. It is a very dark song. It starts out slow with
"Bheegi bheegi si hai raatein
Bheegi bheegi yaadein..."

and then delivers a punch when the music swells to
"Najaane koi, kaisi hai yeh zindagani...
Humari adhuri kahaani."
James' powerful voice adds a forceful vitality to the song.

7. Tumse Yun Milenge
Movie: Ankahee
Music: Pritam
Lyrics: Subrat Sinha
Artist: Kunal Ganjawala

I had stayed awake till about 1.30 AM on a weeknight watching "Ankahee", waiting for "Tumse Yun Milenge" to come, to no avail! :( Later I was told that the song plays when the titles roll at the beginning of the movie, which I had missed! :/

I could listen to this song over and over again, which I do quite often! The music is calm and soothing and Kunal Ganjawala does full justice to this song. Don't know why, but each time I hear this song I visualize a hazy picture of green meadows on a bright and sunny day.

6. Kya Mujhe Pyar Hai
Movie: Woh Lamhe
Music: Pritam
Lyrics: Neelesh Misra
Artist: K K

I didn't think much of the song the first time I heard it, but by the fourth or fifth listen, I was completely hooked! The line that grabbed me the most was the refrain "Kya mujhe pyar hai..." Later I began to enjoy the anataras more. This song also has some good lyrics:

"Pathar ke in raston par
Phoolon ki ek chaadar hai
Jab se mile ho humko
Badla har ek manzar hai
Dekho jahaan mein neele neele aasmaan tale
Rang naye naye hain jaise ghulte hue
Soye the khwaab mere jaage tere waaste
Tere khayaalon se hai bheege mere raaste..."

1 comment:

Manish said...

Pichle 10-12 dinon se official tours pe pehle Rourkela aur do baar Delhi gaya tha.Wapas lauta to dekha ki PC mein ek aisa virus hai jo kuch type hi nahin karne deta.

Thts why the delay in seeing this post.maine ankahi wala song nahin suna, ab sunoonga.
baki to jyadatar mere bhi pasandeeda hain.