31 May 2012

The Hindi Film Soundtrack 2012: January - May Review (Part II)

Aunty Ji
[Ek Main Aur Ek Tu / S –Ash King; M – Amit Trivedi; L - Amitabh Bhattacharya]

Year 2012 has been an indifferent year for melody so far. At the same time, a new wave of composers and lyricists are making their presence felt.

Post Shankar-Ehsan-Loy’s disappointing 2011-end release Don 2, in contrast to their work in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, they have had no major impact in 2012 as yet.

Amit Trivedi has impressed with his creative zing on Ek Main Aur Ek Tu and Ishqzaade this year.  It was also a pleasant surprise to see Pakistani singer-actor-composer-lyricist Ali Zafar take some fresh love-dewy steps with his songs for London Paris New York. 

Pritam has had a decent year with his work for Agent Vinod and Jannat 2. But the stars have been the composer duo Sajid-Wajid with their wacky, Hindi film template adherence, creating cool grooves and catchy refrains. OK, so Housefull 2 was not so great. Sample Rowdy Rathore, with a nineties sound and lyrics that border on the raunchy, yet provide an addictive street disco beat.

Voh Dekhnay Mein
[London Paris New York / S - Ali Zafar; M & L – Ali Zafar]

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