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Shaad Ali is known for a good music sense - and has a great tuning with Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.


The acoustic-heavy, almost R.D. Burman-esque title-song 'Kill Dil' (Sonu Nigam, Shankar Mahadevan), a breezy, instrument-dominated groovy track, reminds us in parts of the
The expectations from the music are gargantuan - and we expect a grand and big sound as well.

The album begins with 'Indiawaale' (Shankar Mahadevan, K K, Vishal Dadlani, Neeti Mohan), which however seems to be the last or climactic song of the film, in the best

Moderate, but the hype over the remix ups the ante.


Finally the twain meets - Bappi Lahiri (as singer) and R.D. Burman (as composer, 20 years after he passed away!) 'come together' for a re-creation of Pancham's popular 'Pyar Mein Dil Pe Maar Le

Nothing much, but Ram Sampath (Khakee, Family, Fukrey) is a respectable name.


Mohit Chauhan's 'Bitua' feels like a lori (lullaby), but is actually a gently inspirational song from a father to his son. Sandeep Nath's lyrics talk about achieving success

There are no expectations as the film has no face value.


We kind of liked the languorous jazz version of the love song 'Tham Sa Gayaa' sung by the composer Sawan Dutta herself. Jazz is a comparatively lesser-used form of Western music in Hindi cinema and the song
The theme is very topical, so we expect substance, if not commercial cleverness.

This is another small film this month based in India's interiors wherein the subject needs more of a rural folk flavour.
Sharda Sinha, heard to good effect in the twin blockbusters Maine

Nothing really, from this small film with newcomers.


Sufi overtones are huge in the Vikrant Bhartiya and Aishwarya Majumdar-rendered 'Arziyaan', which has some amount of contemporary appeal, ironically because it is so stereotyped in that genre. The lyrics,

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