Archive for the ‘Commentary’ Category

Monday May 18, 2009 08:23

Congrats, Salim and Sulaiman!

Salim Sulaiman finally have some long-overdue international recognition. Yes, they’ve notched up a Daytime Emmy nomination under the category, ‘Outstanding Original Song – Children’s and Animation’, for their track, ‘We like being small‘ for the series ‘The Wonder Pets’ in Nickelodeon! Whether they will end up winning this award is immaterial – the nomination, in […]

Monday February 23, 2009 09:11

Jai Ho, Rahman!

Jai Ho, Rahman! Academy Award Winner, Best Original Score, Slumdog Millionaire Academy Award Winner, Best Song – Jai Ho, Slumdog Millionaire

Thursday January 22, 2009 19:08

Oscar nominations are out…Rahman in!

Wonderful beginning! Original Score: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” Alexandre Desplat; “Defiance,” James Newton Howard; “Milk,” Danny Elfman; “Slumdog Millionaire,” A.R. Rahman; “WALL-E,” Thomas Newman. Original Song: “Down to Earth” from “WALL-E,” Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman; “Jai Ho” from “Slumdog Millionaire,” A.R. Rahman and Gulzar; “O Saya” from “Slumdog Millionaire,” A.R. Rahman and […]

Wednesday January 21, 2009 21:15

New policy – tweeting away to glory!

After almost 3+ years of expressing my opinion on a lot of music, I’ve decided to focus on the better ones (as much as possible) while expressing my displeasure about the useless (personal opinion again!) ones via Twitter. The ones that I do not seem to like will have a micro comment, composer’s name and […]

Monday January 12, 2009 08:26

A R Rahman makes India proud!

A R Rahman becomes the first Indian to win the Golden Globe for Best original music score, for Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire! Times of India report! Yoohoo! Watch Rahman winning the Golden Globe!

Thursday December 11, 2008 11:06

New album? Just got it in my phone!

A R Rahman’s new non-film album, ‘Connections’ is due tomorrow (Dec. 12). The ‘what’s new’ section in says so! But the album (with 9 tracks) will not be available in any shop. It’s a Nokia XpressMusic exclusive and CDs will hit the stores later. Now, would you buy a new Nokia phone just to […]

Monday December 8, 2008 21:02

Justice denied!

Regardless of how ‘well timed’ the lawsuit was, Rabbi was completely justified on suing Onir for using his song, Ballo, as ‘Jalte hain’, in the film, Sorry Bhai, with music by Gaurav Dayal and Vivek Philip. The main melody was exactly same and so is the prominent hook that starts right from the words, ‘Jalte […]

Wednesday August 27, 2008 16:32

Fifth TOTO Music Awards announced

TOTO Funds the Arts and Counter Culture Records has invited entries for the 5th TOTO Music Awards for upcoming musicians and bands! Prize? Rs. 50,000 cash prize to be used towards music or a record deal from CCR + a music equipment voucher from On-Stage Music equipment store worth Rs. 15,000. The award is open […]

There’s hardly any doubt that I look forward to most of the mainstream composers’ new work – Rahman, Vishal Shekhar, Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Yuvan, Ilayaraja, Pritam, Devi Sri Prasad, Mano Murthy etc. But, there are a few newbies who’s work I look forward to, with extra anticipation, primarily because their last soundtracks were pretty good! […]

Thursday August 4, 2005 10:32

Current state of Hindi Film Music

Vishal Shekar and Pritam rule the roost. Woh Lamhe’s remix sells, not the mellow original. Salim Sulaiman and Vishal Shekar gain entry into the Johar/ Chopra territory. Only Nadeem Shravan’s record label thinks Barsaat is their career best. Vishal is into directing, completely. Rahman attacks sporadically, with far less success, than his previous outing. Himesh’s […]

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