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Music To Our Ears?

Here are a handful of soundtracks to look forward to

With the soundtrack of biggies like Thank You, Game and Dum Maaro Dum failing to impress, we take a look at a few albums that are scheduled to be out in the next few days. Let’s hope these soundtracks give us reason to rejoice.

Director Onir’s films may be targeted at niche the audience but the music of his films has often found mainstream popularity. While his debut film My Brother Nikhil’s score included the lilting Le chale, Bas Ek Pal’s superb soundtrack had gems like Atif Aslam’s Tere bin and KK’s marvellous rendition of the title track. Onir’s next release is the experimental I AM. The film is supposed to be an amalgamation of four short stories and each story has one specific music composer attached to it. The list includes bright talents like Amit Trivedi, Vivek Philip and newcomer Rajiiv Bhalla. That’s reason enough to look forward to this one.

Salman Khan has never danced to a Pritam number on screen. But Anees Bazmee’s Ready is all set to change that. For the first time in his career, the man with the Midas touch, Pritam will be composing for a Salman Khan flick. With the backing of music giant T-series, this family entertainer promises to have a paisa vasool soundtrack. The only hitch is that Pritam’s touch has been wavering of late (Thank You, Dum Maaro Dum). Let’s hope he returns to form with Ready.

Zindagi Na MileGI Dobara
The audience have come to expect only the best from composers Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy. Anything short of that doesn’t impress the innumerable fans of this talented trio. Sadly, their albums in the recent past (We Are Family, Game) have been disappointing. But things could change with ZNMD. SEL have more or less been consistent when it comes to delivering enjoyable soundtracks for Excel Entertainments (Dil Chahta Hain, Don, Lakshya, Karthik Calling Karthik). ZNMD boasts of a stellar cast  headed by Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif and is being directed by Zoya Akhtar. The film is said to be in the same space as Dil Chahta Hain and we all know what a kickass soundtrack SEL composed for that one! Let’s hope history repeats itself here.

The ones that could spring a surprise:
Love U… Mr Kalakaar! (Sandesh Shandilya), Double Dhamaal (Anand Raaj Anand)

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