The year 2014
has been full of high-ups and low-downs for the Bollywood industry. The
audiences were not only treated with some movies that hit like a wave of
air, but also to movies that didn't manage to live up to the buzz that
The success rate of movies kept aside, the music and choreography of the
movies saw some
performances from artists that scored nothing less than a homerun - even
from films that couldn't stir a soul to save themselves. BollyCurry takes
you for a
ride to showcase the outstanding artists for the year 2014.
- Playback Singer
To say that
the 'Artiste of the Year' award goes to Arijit Singh would be an understatement.
The man has lent his voice to a song in almost every hit movie, along with songs that did well
despite the movie tanking at the box office. Right from the start of the year with "Love Me Thoda Aur"
from Yaariyan to "Saanson Ko"
and "Mareez-E-Ishq" from Zid,
he's lent his voice to almost every song that could possibly
enchant us. By all fair and square means, this was his year. A selected few
from the large list of his songs in 2014 are "Jiya" from Gunday, "Hungama Ho Gaya" from
Queen, "Mast Magan" from 2 States, "Humdard" from Ek Villain, "Samjhawan" from Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, "Sawan
Aaya Hai" from Creature 3D and
the list goes on.
Benny Dayal -
It would be
hard to miss Benny Dayal, given the fact that his songs topped the
charts for weeks. His vivacious tone is full of a fun-loving element,
that makes us
want to shake a leg at all times. Dayal is attributed for those songs
us grooving at the parties throughout 2014. Be it "ABCD" from Yaariyan, "Shake It Like Shammi"
from Hasee Toh Phasee, "Locha-e-Ulfat"
from 2 States, "Hum Naa Rahein
Hum" from Creature 3D or "Uff"
and "Bang Bang" from Bang Bang,
Dayal nailed them all!
Ghoshal - Playback Singer
singer of the industry, Ghoshal's soft and melodious voice has managed to win
over hearts since her foray into the industry years back. This year proved to be yet another of her glorious ones,
with a long list of chart-topping hits it her credit. Her 2014 playlist includes
"Tere Naina" from Jai Ho,
"Drama Queen" from Hasee Toh
Phasee, "Raat Bhai" from Heropanti,
"Jashn" from Bobby Jasoos,
"Samjawan" from Humpty Sharma
Ki Dulhania, "Hangover" from Kick,
"Mannat", "Rangreli" from Daawat-e-Ishq and "Manwa Laage" from Happy New Year.
Neeti Mohan -
made her presence felt with the sheer amount of songs that fell in her bag this year.
It didn't surprise us when she managed to deliver all of them with equal vigour
and zeal. Her year kick-started with the chartbuster "Tune Maari Entriyaan" from Gunday and ended with three different
songs from Action Jackson, along with
their various versions. She had a bright and colourful record for the year
with songs as good as "Galat Baat Hai" from Main Tera Hero, "Dard Dil Ke" Remix and Reprise version
from The Xpose, "Caller
Tune" from Humshakals, "Tu
Hi Tu" from Kick and the title
track of Bang Bang.
choreographer duo of Bosco-Caesar has brought about an element of effervescence
with the style of their dancing. The two have presented to the industry some of
the songs that have had the best dance moves and have been instrumental in
making people groove as they move. This past year, they choreographed for some
notable movies - Gunday, Main Tera Hero, I and Bang Bang.
choreographer-turned-director has been in news lately for all the right
D'Souza's techniques of dancing are a craze amongst the youngsters these
is one of the top choreographers at the moment with people swooning with
every new jig and move from this creative man. A few of his works for
the year have been for selected songs in hit films including the likes
of Dedh Ishqiya, 2 States, Jai Ho and Entertainment.
Ahmed Khan -
Ahmed Khan is
the guy we love to watch behind-the-screen, because that's where the real magic
inculcates from. He is another distinguished choreographer who brings life to
the songs with the simplest of the swing of his legs. A list of his enthralling works for this year includes Heropanti, Humshakals,
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, Kick and The
Shaukeens. One also saw his moves in the romantic number of the year -
"Meherbaan" from Bang Bang.
- Music Director
took the whole industry by storm when he garnered widespread recognition with Aashiqui 2 last year. The album was
undoubtedly the best musical that year, which was proven with the amount of accolades it
won. It wasn't just beginner's charm for Tiwari, as him being a powerhouse of
potential was depicted through his work for the year 2014 as well, namely "Tequila
Wakila" from Samrat & Co.,
"Galliyan" from Ek Villain,
"Kuch Toh Hua Hai" from Singham
Returns, "Punjabi Mast" and "Dhoom Dhaam" from Action Jackson and "Dil Darbadar"
Mithoon is a
man who's made it big step by step. He is a less popular face among people, but
that can be attributed to his lack of social interaction. On a professional
scale, he earns brownie points along with a full score from all of those who've
heard his compositions. A fine example of that would be the biggest hit of last
year - "Tum Hi Ho" from Aashiqui
2, which was a rage amongst one and all. He began the year in full
swing with "Baarish" and "Mujhe Ishq Se" from Yaariyan, "Shukr Tera" and
"O Humnava" from Samrat &
Co., Traffic, "Hai Dil Ye Mera" from Hate Story 2, and ended it with nothing less than "Banjara",
"Zaroorat" and "Humdard" from Ek Villain and "Hum Na Rahein Hum", "Naam-E-Wafa",
"Ik Pal Yahi" and "Mehboob Ki" from Creature 3D.
- Music Directors
There is no
better way than to end the list than with the deadly duo of Vishal and Shekhar. The
two stand for music that lives in the heart of the upcoming generations. Be it
a romantic number or a party mix, no one does it as smoothly as them. They have
a knack for striking the right chord at the right moment, leaving the listeners
in for a gala time. They managed to live up to our expectations with some of the best albums of the year: Hasee Toh Phasee, Bang Bang and Happy New Year.
With this our list comes to an end,
but thankfully, the stupendous work of these artists never comes to an end. We are
already geared up to see them besotting and dazzling us with something fresh
and incredible in 2015. Along with wishing you a Happy New Year and heartiest
greetings for the year to come, we leave you to pen down the people who managed
to keep you tied up to their beats, and those you look forward to.
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