If 2013 had a horrendous end with trashy songs as the
trend, 2014 has started off much better with tracks that are up to
Bollywood movie standards according to us at BollyCurry! We bring to you
a list of songs that have already won our hearts or are being
greatly enjoyed by viewers!
First on our list is a song from the movie Yaariyan, that
released earlier this month on January 10th. The song is sung by
Mohammad Irfan and Gajendra Verma and is almost reminiscent of the
record breaking popular Aashiqui 2 soundtrack. Mohammed's
soulful voice along with the heart touching lyrics are the perfect
recipe for an exquisite peaceful listen!
'Hamari Atariya' - Dedh Ishqiya
A fusion of today's contemporary music and
traditional folklore happens to be the essence of this song and also the
reason why it has landed itself on this list! Even the presence of the
talented Madhuri Dixit Nene dancing kathak to it was enough to
tag it as an appealing song to the eyes but the lyrics and the music
itself is quite appealing to the ears as well! While you're taken back
to the mujra era, the modernization of the music with the usage of guitar adds to the overall pleasing effect of this fusion masterpiece!
'Tere Naina' - Jai Ho
Not only is the movie Jai Ho much waited,
but many of the songs in the movie are as well! One of the many is 'Tere
Naina' sung by Shaan and Shreya Ghosal, and composed by the much
acclaimed duo of Sajid-Wajid! Unfortunately, despite the song being a
very soothing and romantic number, the typical songs pertaining to 'nainas'
are getting very tiring! Time for something new isn't it Sajid-Wajid?
Though we aren't complaining, we feel it's time to move on.
'Baaki Sab First Class' - Jai Ho
Raavan ke leela pass hai, baaki sab first class hai. The
song does a very good job of speaking of the political and economic
situation in the Indian society in a rather mocking, but eye-opening
way. The shrill pitch of Wajid's voice adds to the idea of the
frustration and anger of the common man. The lyrics are well written and
the music is the perfect fit for the song giving you the feeling of
frustration, anger, and irony!
'Jashn-e-Ishqa' - Gunday
The list is incomplete without a peppy number that
causes your feet to start tapping along to the beat! Such is a song
"Jashn-e-Ishqa" from the movie Gunday, which releases this
Valentine's Day! The well known singers, Javed Ali and Shadab Faridi,
lent their voices for this song of celebration of love, friendship and
happiness. One can't help but want to rock it out to the loud yet
cheerful song! Add to it the awesome picturization and this song is an
all-out dance number!
'Tune Maariyan Entriyaan' - Gunday
Although we're quite tired of the typical Bollywood
songs with meaningless lyrics, we can't deny that this happens to be a
very catchy song - almost to an annoying extent. Whether we want to
accept it or not, tapori dance songs are a must for Bollywood and for this year, Gunday has set the bar quite high for tapori dance songs! Though we do hope that our lyric writers start looking towards bringing meaning to a song as well.
'Saiyaan' - Gunday
After the dance numbers, here's another soothing track from the very same movie, Gunday! Sung
by Shahid Mallya, this track has the essence of a Punjabi song with the
chorus. Whereas the lyrics fail to impress us, the music and Mallya's
voice depicting the pain and heartbreak the song represents does very
well at making up for the overused lyrics! Once again we hope that we
will start moving over these lyrics to newer lines and representations
'Patakha Guddi' - Highway
Highway is definitely on the list of movies
to watch for one and all for the month of February! With A.R. Rahman and
Imtiaz Ali coming together once again after Rockstar, one can't
help but feel excited to listen to the soundtracks the two come up this
time around! A song that's struck chords - literally, with the
music lovers so far is "Patakha Guddi" sung by the Punjabi folk
singers, the Nooran Sisters - Jyoti and Sultana. The classical Punjabi
song has been presented for the audience with a touch of modernization
and a rustic feeling!
At last, we Bollywood fans are endowed with
songs that match up to a fraction, at least, of the classic music from
the K3G and DDLJ days! The year of 2014 has definitely started off with a
bang and a promise of less trashy song which will hopefully be
Writer: Harjot D.
Editors: Shreya S. and Gunia M.
Graphics: Komal P.