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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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Leela

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

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

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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Sajid Wajid

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

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

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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Bang Bang

With two cream projects of the year – Hrithik Roshan’s Bang Bang and Shah Rukh Khan’s Happy New Year in their pocket, the pressure to deliver a distinctive album is definitely high on Vishal-Shekhar. To top it all, both the albums released back to back with hardly a day’s difference. ...
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Khoobsurat

From Frozen to High School Musical series, if there is anything that is common in these Disney flicks it is the melodic compositions. Hence, when Disney announced Khoobsurat, expectations from the album were definitely high. Now with Sneha Khanwalkar and rapper Badshah on board as music directors, we expect some ...
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Mary Kom

The soon to release film Mary Kom has new composers Shashi Suman and Shivam Pathak marking their debut in the music industry. Finalists of the music reality show, Indian Idol 5, both deliver a good score in this movie. The tone is set with the anthem-ish Ziddi dil composed ...
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Right on the Mark! – Daawat-e-Ishq

The Music of Daawat-e-Ishq is true to the Hyderabadi – Lucknowi flavour the movie is set in. The album starts with the qawwali title track rendered by Javed Ali and Sunidhi Chauhan. Both the versatile singers nail this conversational track. Lyricist Kausar Munir does complete justice to the project, capturing ...
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Kick

Kick

Salman Khan fans can rejoice over the fact that the star sings not for one but three tracks in Kick. The album opens with Jumme ki raat, which instantly reminds you of Amitabh Bachchan’s Jumma chumma but this track is in another space altogether. A typical Himesh Reshammiya and Salman ...
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Pizza 3D

Akshay Akkineni's upcoming supernatural thriller Pizza 3D may seem eerie to its viewers but the music of the film says otherwise. The music album, directed by multiple composers is concise and brings in an offbeat flavor. Composed by Shamir Tandon, Mikey McCleary, Saurabh Kalsi, Gaurav Godkhindi and Ramon Ibrahim, ...
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Lekar Hum Deewana Dil

Lekar Hum Deewana Dil

Expectations are bound to be high if it’s an album by AR Rahman. Known for his quirky lyrics like DK Bose and Via-agra, Amitabh Bhattacharya plays safe in this album. There is NO quirkiness here! The overall pulse of Lekar Hum Deewana Dil takes us back to Rahman’s ...
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Bobby Jasoos

Bobby Jasoos

Shantanu Moitra has a distinct style when it comes to film music. His compositions for films such as Parineeta, Lage Raho Munnabhai, Khoya Khoya Chand and 3 Idiots have been etched in the minds of music lovers across the country. Since Moitra is selective about the work he does, one ...
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Ek Villain

Ek Villain

Mohit Suri definitely has a knack for melody. After offering a musical chartbuster Aashiqui 2 last year, this year the director is back with yet another melodious album Ek Villian. The team of Ankit Tiwari and Mithoon have once again succeeded in delivering the musical palate of rock and ballad ...
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Holiday

Holiday

A R Murugadoss, who directed Ghajini, returns to Bollywood after a considerable gap with Holiday, a remake of his own Tamil film Thuppaakki. Hit pair Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha play the leads and Pritam Chakraborty has composed the music. The album features five original compositions, each one written ...
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CITYLIGHTS

Citylights

Director Hansal Mehta and actor Rajkummar Rao, who gave us the powerful biopic Shahid last year, return with Citylights, the official remake of the British film Metro Manila. This human drama also features newcomer Patralekhaa. The soundtrack has been composed by Vishesh Film’s current favorite composer Jeet Ganguli. And at ...
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