Music Review: Gunday, Dedh Ishqiya and Top 10 Tracks of the Week

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The year 2014 has already set off with a bang in Bollywood music! Films such as Gunday and Dedh Ishqiya are currently holding the top songs. Let’s not forget, however, Dhoom 3 and Ram Leela – these albums ended 2013 with a handful of memorable tracks that still make up the hottest songs today.

Film: Gunday   Director: Ali Abbas Zafar   Release Date: February 14th 2014

Cast: Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra

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The soundtrack of this movie features 10 tracks – a true mix of peppy, romantic, retro and modern to suit your every mood.

Jashn-e-Ishqa” sung by Javed Ali and Shadab Faridi, is the up-beat, dance-able, “macho” track featuring the two male co-stars Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor. Definitely a catchy tune you might find yourself jamming out to!

The other memorable track is “Tune Maari Entriyaan” sung by Bappi Lahiri, KK, Neeti Mohan, and Vishal Dadlani. This song is a fun mix of the three main characters including the one and only, Priyanka Chopra. Be sure to check out Ranveer’s dancing in the music video – he is quite irresistible and full of energy!

Next top song of the album is “Asalaam-e-Ishqum,” sung by Bappi Lahiri and Neha Bhasin. This tune is a spunky mix of old and new. It is my personal favorite – and definitely the “item song” of Gunday.

Overall, Gunday is a going to be a popular album for 2014.  Now we just can’t wait for the movie release on Valentine’s Day!

Rating 3.5/5  

Film: Dedh Ishqiya   Director: Abhishek Chaubey   Release Date: January 10th 2014

Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Madhuri Dixit, Arshad Warsi, Huma Qureshi

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Dedh Ishqiya, a sequel to the 2010 movie Ishqiya, is undoubtedly going to be one of the classiest albums of 2014. With Vishal Bhardwaj as the music director, we know there will be much to love about the soundtrack.

This album overall has a very romantic, poetic, and classical feel to it. The best time to hear these songs are early morning or late evening when you just want to un-wind and relax. The older generations will especially enjoy the ghazal-style song by the one and only Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, “Zabaan Jale Hai.”

We all know when Madhuri Dixit is in a film, there will be dancing involved. Her main “item” song is my personal favorite, “Hamari Atariya.” This folk song sung beautifully by Rekha Bhardwaj refers to the mujra time period. Madhuri’s dancing is absolutely flawless!

Horn Ok Please” is probably the most unique track of this album. A mix of rap and Punjabi flare – it’s a very peppy, catchy tune delivered by Sukhwinder Singh and Yo Yo Honey Singh. Yes, I agree the title of the song sounds quite silly – but give this track a few listens and you’ll be hooked.  

The title song, “Dil Ka Mizaaj Ishqiya,” is a very romantic number.  Rahat’s magic will most definitely keep you mesmerized as you play this song on repeat.

All in all, Dedh Ishqiya’s soundtrack is a success for Bollywood – what a great beginning to 2014!

Rating: 3.5/5

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Top 10 Bollywood Songs of the Week:

1. Jashn-E-Ishqa – Gunday

2. Kamli – Dhoom 3

3. Malang – Dhoom 3

4. Asalaam-E-Ishqum – Gunday

5. Gandi Baat – R…Rajkumar

6. Dil Ka Mizaaj Ishqiya – Dedh Ishqiya

7. Tune Maari Entriyaan – Gunday

8. Tu Hi Junoon – Dhoom 3

9. Hamari Atariya – Dedh Ishqiya

10. Lahu Munh Lag Gaya – Ram Leela

Related Links:

Full Gunday soundtrack  

Full Dedh Ishqiya soundtrack

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