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Best of Bollywood songs – 2012   Leave a comment

A brief blurb on Best of Bollywood songs – 2012

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10. “O Saiyaan” of Roop Kumar Rathod – Agneepath , Music : Ajay-Atul
Abhi Mujhe Mein Kahin” of Sonu Nigam and “O Saiyaan” of Roop Kumar Rathod echo pretty much the same, however “O Saiyaan”  has evocative lyrics (Amitabh Bhattacharya) and Rathod’s vocals effortlessly scale over the high notes and efficiently transits back thus, enhancing the rhythm of the song.

9. “Mahek Bhi” of Shreya Ghoshal – Aiyyaa, Music: Amit Trivedi
Beautiful piece of Composition from Amit Trivdei, perhaps the only sober number in the whacky list of Aiyyaa, Lyrics from Amitabh Bhattacharya is simple, neat and svelte voice of Shreya skillfully constructs this into a lullaby.

8. Gustakh Dil” of Shilpa Rao – English Vinglish , Music: Amit Trivedi.
Gustakh Dil” is bollywoods fine example for Rythm & Blues which is generally characterized by a strong backbeat and repeated variations, accentuating the weak sounds thus creating a melody that lingers on and Shilpa Rao does an amazing job to enhance the same.

7. ‘O Womaniya Live’ of  Khusboo Raaj, Rekha JhaGangs of Wasseypur, Music: Sneha Khanwalkar.
I can do thousands of songs for a film like Gangs of Wasseypur. I will exhaust myself but I don’t think my bank of songs will ever get exhausted. I have a lot of ideas.”  says miss Khanwalkar and honestly Sneha has really made her mark as of one of the most creative, imaginative music director in neo-bollywood . Rustic and eccentric O Womaniya is one of the most innovative song of 2012 and with the tracks like “Ik Bagal” and “Manmauji” , add more contrast and flavor to vast array of songs composed in a multitude of musical styles , thereby, making it one of the most experimental, diverse album of the year.

6. “Pareshaan” of Shalmali Kholgade – Ishaqzaade , Music: Amit Trivedi.
Shalmali Kholgade – dubbed as the newest Bollywood singing sensation, made her dream entry in Ishaqzaade lending her opulent voice for the dreamy lyrical “Pareshaan” which is just sumptuously delicious.

5. “Heer” of Harshdeep Kaur – Jab Tak Hai Jaan , Music: A.R Rahman.
Honestly, the movie – Jab Tak Hai Jaan it is so pathetic that it took all the jaan out of the audience, even at the music front the combo Rahman-Gulzar didn’t work out as expected. However, Jiya Re and Heer do provide some justice, esp Harshdeep Kaur vocals to “Heer” which has references to the two great Punjabi folk love stories of Heer Ranjha & Saheeba Mirza.

4. “Piya Tu Kahe Rootha Re” of Javed Bashir – Kahaani, Music: Vishal-Shekar.
Piya Tu Kahe Rootha Re”  is one of the best classical fusion piece , it starts of with stunning alaap and blends in with fusion of Guitar riffs, tabala and talam(manjira) and Javed Bashir powerful classical vocals intensifies this fusion, essentially producing a master-piece.

3.Kyonof Papon Sunidhi Chauhan and “Phir Le Aya Dil (Reprise)” of Rekha Bhardwaj – Barfi, Music – Pritam.
Arguably, Barfi has all the ingredients and is indeed one of the best albums of 2012,  the tracks Kyon”,  Phir Le Aya Dil” simply stand out. Incorporating wonderful lyrics, and subtle variations, it just glides along effortlessly creating harmony, rhythm which is marvelously beautiful.

2. “Raabta (Siyaah Raatein)” of Hamsika Iyer, Joi Barua, Arijit Singh – Agent Vinod , Music – Pritam.
It is really strange that I am picking Pritams (plagiarism king) number for second spot, and again it is doubly odd that I am advertising with full conviction that he must, should get this year’s filmfare award for best music director. His composition for four different versions of Rabtaa is just outstanding and it is unquestionably the best lyrical work of the year, courtesy: Amitabh Bhattacharya again.

1. “Pani Da Rang” of Ayushmann Khurrana – Vicky Donor, Music: Abhishek-Akshay.
Watta Movie and Watta Song ! Ayushmann Khurrana wrote the song way back in 2003, while studying at DAV College while with a theatre group called Manchtantra) with long-time friend and collaborator, Rochak Kohli. Akin to the movie which is ingeniously authentic, Pani Da Rang too is one of its kind and has simplicity written all over it which made the entire country groove this year thus earning the title “best song of the year”.

References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Bollywood_films_of_2012
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-05-11/news-and-interviews/31656640_1_song-ayushmann-khurrana-reality-show
http://www.rediff.com/movies/slide-show/slide-show-1-interview-with-sneha-khanwalkar/20120724.htm

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