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Drishyam

The classic pairing of Gulzar and Vishal Bhardwaj is back with Drishyam, and when these two geniuses get together, expectations from the soundtrack soar. Over the years, the duo has succeeded in offering some chartbusters in 7 Khoon Maaf, Kaminey, Ishqiya, Omkara, Maqbool, Maachis and more. Now ...
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Masaan

When it comes to composing music for a film that is not only unconventional but also close to its roots, who better than the very talented group, Indian Ocean? The indie-folk band was the obvious choice of director Neeraj Ghaywan for his internationally acclaimed film Masaan. Now, it’s not often ...
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Bangistan

Filmy Yet Unconventional

Karan Anshuman’s Bangistan will be the first musical offering from composer Ram Sampath in 2015. After being part of several non-film projects such as Coke Studio, Satyamev Jayate and more, Sampath makes a comeback in Bollywood. The comedy-delight featuring Riteish Deshmukh and Pulkit Samrat deals with the eccentric story of ...
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Guddu Rangeela

After captivating listeners with an intricate orchestration in Bombay Velvet, composer Amit Trivedi is back on the charts with Guddu Rangeela. Directed by Subhash Kapoor, the film features Aditi Rao Hydari, Arshad Warsi, Amit Sadh and Ronit Roy in lead roles. Going along with the essence of the plot, Tivedi ...
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Bezubaan Ishq

The success of Aashiqui 2 has paved the way for several musicals in the Hindi film industry. Directed by Jashwant Gangani, Bezubaan Ishq is another musical set to hit cinemas soon. Even though music is the hero of the film, the director has engaged relatively new music directors, ...
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ABCD 2

Over the years, Sachin-Jigar has delivered some of the most versatile albums, whether ABCD, Go Goa Gone, Happy Ending or Badlapur. After the success of Remo D’Souza’s dance-inspired movie ABCD, a lot is riding on the sequel. Once again, the composer duo has been entrusted with the responsibility of creating ...
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Hamari Adhuri Kahani

Mohit Suri has not only succeeded in offering a romantic thriller in the past but has churned out some of the best chartbusters, whether Aashiqui 2 or Ek Villian. For Hamari Adhuri Kahani, the director is back with his trusted brigade comprising Jeet Gannguli, Mithoon and Arijit Singh. It is ...
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Welcome 2 Karachi

The quick promos of Vashu Bhagnani’s upcoming comic caper Welcome 2 Karachi, starring Arshad Warsi and Jackky Bhagnani, are already tickling the funny bone. And to do justice to the plot of the film, the makers have enrolled three music directors to compose the soundtrack. We gave the album a ...
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Dil Dhadakne Do

Dil Dhadakne Do

The album starts on a rocking note with Dil dhadakne do. The focal point of the title track is the vocals of one of the film’s lead pair Farhan Akhtar and Priyanka Chopra. After her international stint, this is the first time Chopra has sung for a Bollywood film. Although ...
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Piku

As the trailer of Shoojit Sircar’s upcoming film Piku has succeeded in raking audience excitement, the anticipation for the film’s music has also growm. Like Vicky Donor, Sircar has once again handed over the reigns of composition to an upcoming Bengali music director Anupam Roy. Being new to the space, ...
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Gabbar Is Back

Gabbar Is Back

After Rowdy Rathore, Akshay Kumar has once again teamed up with Sanjay Leela Bhansali for his upcoming action thriller Gabbar Is Back. As Rowdy Rathore had succeeded in offering hit dance numbers such as Chinta ta ta chita chita and Aa re pritam pyaare and being backed by musical geniuses ...
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Margarita

Margarita With A Straw

Kalki Koechlin’s upcoming movie Margarita With A Straw has not only attracted the attention of critics, it has also whipped up anticipation among its fans. The bold storyline bordering on the sexual preference of a person with cerebral palsy is beautifully backed by a hard-hitting yet melodic soundtrack composed by ...
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Mr. X

When it comes to Emraan Hashmi’s films, one expects a groovy and melodious soundtrack. And with a combination of Jeet Ganguli, Ankit Tiwari and Ankur Tiwari, anticipation is that much more. Now that the music of the Vikram Bhatt’s sci-fi thriller, Mr. X is out, let’s take a look at ...
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Ek Paheli Leela

Soothing melodies and groovy dance numbers are the two facets of this album produced by T-Series. Known for its ear for music, the label has used the talents of assorted upcoming musicians for its film Ek Paheli Leela. The album, composed by musicians such as Meet Bros Anjjan, Amaal Mallik, ...
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Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!

The music of Yash Raj Film’s Dectective Bomkesh Bakshy! is already making listeners bob their heads in tune with the rhythm. The album features a heady cocktail of eccentric music composers like Sneha Khanwalkar and renowned Indian bands such as Madboy Mink, Blek, Peter Cat Recording Co (PCRC), Mode AKA, ...
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NH 10

The music of Anushka Sharma’s upcoming film NH10 is nothing like her earlier commercial films. Straying from the regular dramatic soundtrack, director Navdeep Singh has roped in several indie music composers such as Sanjeev-Darshan, Bann Chakraborty, Abhirup Chand, Ayush Shrestha, Savera Mehta and Samira Koppikar. The multi-composer album projects ...
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Dum Laga Ke Haisha

Yash Raj Films latest offering Dum Lag Ke Haisha not only mark writer Sharat Katariya (Bheja Fry Fame) debut as a director, but also witnesses Anu Malik’s return to composition in Bollywood, after two years. Malik, whose last project was Shootout At Wadala in 2013, has engaged quite distinct singers ...
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Badlapur

After composing fun filled and quirky albums like Happy Ending and Go Goa Gone, composers Sachin-Jigar are back with Sriram Raghavan’s intense drama Badlapur. Till date, Sachin-Jigar has generally been associated with the light-hearted comic films and this Varun Dhawan starrer drama is completely opposite to their earlier offerings. Will ...
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Shamitabh

The music of Shamitabh was launched with much fanfare in the presence of legends like Ilayaraaja, Rajinikanth, Kamal Hassan, Amitabh Bachchan, Gulzar and more. Not only the grand music launch, but the fact that Shamitabh also marks the 1000th album composed by Ilayaraja escalated the expectation of the listeners. Lending ...
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Roy

Ankit Tiwari hits hat trick with Roy. After Alone and Khamoshiyan, the music of Roy has triumphed on the charts due to the mix of its upbeat, soulful and trendy tunes. The romantic thriller, starring Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Rampal and Jacqueline Fernandez, caught the fancy of listeners with its promotional ...
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Khamoshiyan

Khamoshiyan

The Arijit Singh, Jeet Gannguli and Ankit Tiwari combo has once again come together to spark a fire in the supernatural thriller Khamoshiyan. As an additional track, the producers Vishesh Films have also acquired the rights of Lata Mangeshkar’s yesteryear classic Aayega aane wala from 1949 film Mahal and added ...
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Concise Composition

After composing 2013’s most melodious album Aashiqui 2, Jeet Gannguli, Mithoon and Ankit Tiwari have once again teamed up for Bhushan Patel’s upcoming horror flick Alone. The four-track album features an interesting mix of artists and lyricists. Each song has been handled independently and feels like a lot of thought ...
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Experimenting Within Boundaries

After delivering one of 2014’s most romantic tracks – Galliyan (EkVillian) and Dil darbadar (PK), the noted Bollywood composer/singer Ankit Tiwari is starting his new year with three consecutive back to back releases – Alone, Khamoshiyan and Roy. While, the melodies from Alone (Katra katra) and Khamoshiyan (Bheeg ...
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Testing Tunes

The music composer duo has recently released the soundtrack of their upcoming film Tevar and are relishing the instant success of the single Superman. As Salman Khan fans are adoring the dedicated track Superman, we converse with Sajid Wajid about the making of the album, their forthcoming projects and the ...
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Ending 2014 On A High Note

In the second half of 2014, Bollywood rolled out some great dance numbers that secured its place in the party anthem playlist of clubs and pubs. While few featured whacky lyrics like Saturday Saturday and G phaadke, others featured some great melody with thumping tunes. This week ...
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10 Bollywood Songs That Ruled 2014

As the year comes to an end, we list top songs that topped the charts this year 2014 got in a mixed bag of hit and flop music albums from the Bollywood roster. While the top albums included Bang Bang, Queen, Happy New Year and more, there were also some ...
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PK

After the success of 3 Idiots, Rajkumar Hirani, Shantanu Moitra and Swanand Kirkire once again team up for PK. The album includes one track each by the music duo Ajay-Atul and Ankit Tiwari bringing the total to seven tracks. Ajay-Atul hold the reign for the opening track Tharki chhokro. Beyond ...
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In Evolution Mode

Jyrki Rosenberg, VP of MixRadio was in Mumbai for the global launch of their new natively built recommendation engine for music personalisation. Anita Iyer spoke to him about MixRadio’s approach to differentiation, competition with new entrants and working with smaller Indian labels. Excerpts: MixRadio recently fine-tuned its search recommendation ...
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Happy Ending

After their much liked EDM heavy album for Go Goa Gone last year with Illumanti Films and Dinesh Vijan last year, Sachin-Jigar team up yet again for romcom Happy Ending. The album starts with the romantic breezy track Mileya mileya in Rekha Bharadwaj’s vocals with Priya Andrews and Jigar ...
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Tamanchey

Tanu Weds Manu famed composer Krsna is back to composing for films with the soundtrack of Tamanchey. Packed with nine songs, it features four originals that brushes on the rustic flavour of the movie with two revised, two reprised versions and one rendition. The album cashes on the RD ...
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