Category Archives: music

Movie Preview : OK Jaanu

OK Jaanu starring Aditya Roy Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor releases January 13th. It is the Hindi remake of the Tamil hit “OK Kanmani”, which is on Netflix, and is a pretty cute romance starring Dulquer Salmaan and the perky Nithya … Continue reading

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The Music of Begin Again

Begin Again is a romantic musical starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and Adam Levine. Knightley makes her singing debut and Levine his film one. I can’t say that Begin Again worked for me as a romantic musical, although there is … Continue reading

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Har Kisi Ko : Redux

Here’s the classic version – from the 1986 Sridevi – Feroze Khan starrer Janbaaz: And then there is this remix version, from Boss, Akshay Kumar – Sonakshi Sinha’s latest venture. Boss is apparently forgettable, but the remix is nicely done.

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The Music of Little White Lies

I saw “Little White Lies (Les petits mouchoirs)” on Netflix because it starred Marion Cotillard, Francois Cluzet and Giles Lellouche, 3 French actors (although Cotillard has made forays into English movies too) whose movies I’m familiar with. The film turned … Continue reading

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The Music of Mademoiselle Chambon

I recently saw Mademoiselle Chambon on Netflix, and while I didn’t care for the film too much, the soundtrack of the film is magnificent. It is composed of classic violin pieces, played in the film by the female protagonist, school … Continue reading

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Top 10 Hindi Film Songs of 2013

Lately clangy music has started giving me a headache (I think I’m turning into my mother), so most of these songs are on the softer side. Unless of course the number is just too good to be ignored. I assume … Continue reading

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Movie Review : Ram-Leela

Rating : Average (3.2/5) Genre : Romance Year : 2013 Running time : 2 hours 35 minutes Director : Sanjay Leela Bhansali Cast : Deepika Padukone, Ranvir Singh, Supriya Pathak Kapur, Gulshan Devaiah, Richa Chaddha Kidwise : PG-15 “Hum Dil … Continue reading

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Disco Deewane : The Old and the New

First there’s the gussied up version of “Disco Deewane” – the “Disco song” in “Student of the Year”. The song does keep some of the orignal lines in Hassan’s voice: Then there’s the original by Nazia Hassan, sung in the … Continue reading

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The Zero Hour Mashup

And because I can’t resist this – here’s a well-done mashup of all the “item” numbers of 2011. The usual suspects make it here all right – there is Dabangg, Ra One, Tees Maar Khan, Double Dhamaal, Dum Maaro Dum,

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Top 10 Hindi songs of 2011

There were quite a few good Hindi films this year – have you seen them all ? Most of them featured outstanding soundtracks and I was spoilt for choice having to choose just ten. Rockstar, Zindagi na milegi dobara and … Continue reading

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