Top Five Female Singers in Bollywood in 2011

“Music is what feelings sound like.”

Lata Mangheskar has for many decades been the all pervasive queen of Bollywood's female music scene. She has ruled it for many years and it is only after she and her sister have stepped down voluntarily, that other feminine singers have begun to emerge and shine in the film industry. They may not have the maturity and resonance of the Mangheskar sisters, but they are all … [Read more...]

Bollywood’s Top Five Male Singers in 2011

Sonu Nigam

For those who live in a world of nostalgia, there has been no greater male singer in Bollywood than Mohd. Rafi. There are some others who will take up cudgels on behalf of Kishore Kumar, since for many years after he ruled the musical waves of Mumbai. Today however there is a new crop of singers and they are making sure that they leave their imprints in this industry, and many … [Read more...]

The Inexplicable Allure of Himesh Reshammiya

Himesh

There are those who argue that Himesh Reshammiya can sing. It is my humble suggestion that he cannot. He can compose a hummable ditty that will linger in the memory for precisely one and a half week; and he can carry a tune, but to say that he can sing, is a something of an over statement.  Then there are those who say he can act. I disagree. He can only pout. From time to … [Read more...]

The Top Ten Best Rain Songs from Bollywood

Pyar hua iqrar hua

Hindi films have a song for every occasion, season, emotion, situation; you name it! And when north India was recently surprised (and delighted) by some unseasonal April showers in the past few days, that gave us a break from the pitiless pale blue sky and the torpor that seemed to have settled on the earth itself, I turned to my folder of rain songs on my iPod which add to the … [Read more...]

Dum Maro Dum Music Review

deepika padukone dum maro dum

The music of Dum Maro Dum is currently playing through across the country so we thought of quickly reviewing the music album. ‘Dum Maro Dum’ has been composed by Pritam Chakraborty and he has composed both fast and slow songs. Listen to the album for a couple of times and you might find the album a little melodious and perhaps even catchy. With a total of 7 songs on the … [Read more...]