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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Music Review: I Hate Luv Storys

The Music of Imran Khan, Sonam Kapoor starrer I hate Luv storyswas released on the 25th of May and I got my hands to it pretty soon. The music has been given by Vishal and Shekhar who have been out of the scene for quite a while. The album contains 8 tracks with 5 originals and 3 remixes.

 The album starts of with "Jab Mila Tu'" sung by Vishal himself  is a track that will stay in your mind for a while but you cannot help relate to "Jaane Kyun" track from Dostana. The music is pretty much similar and does not sound fresh.

The next track is one of the best tracks in the album that is "Bin tere" by Shafqat Amanat Ali and Sunidhi Chauhan. It does sound typical Shankar Ehsaan Loy type but then it does have the V-S touch to it. It is a song for the ones in love and are missing their loved one. Shaqfat Ali's voice is refreshing and does make sure you hum the tune all day.

Coming in next is the title track "I hate luv storys" by Vishal again. Personally I loved this track and prefer it anyday over the others. The lyrics though a bit tough to understand,the song manages to stick on. I cannot help but compare it to the Krazzy 4 title track which was again sung by Vishal.

"Bahara" starts of as a very Indian folkish track by Sona Mohapatra which sounds good to the ear and moves on to be a bollywood love song. Shreya Ghoshal sings most of the song and makes the song feel good. This would personally be my favorite track #2.

"Sadka Hua" has got a very fresh feel to the song. Suraj Jagan of "give me some sunshine" fame of 3 idiots lends the male voice and Mahalaxmi Iyer the female. It is a promising song which will hit the top of the chartbusters slowly as people will love this track once they listen to it for a couple of times.

The "Bin tere(reprise)" is a pretty much similar to the original but this has more of guitar to it and is a bit slow too.

"Bahara(chill version)" starts of with the "Yeh zindagi"(Luck by Chance) kind of start. This one has the voice of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and is on par with the original. Both the tracks are equally good.

"Bin Tere(Remix)" has the "I am a barbie girl" by Aqua feel but yet manages to keep you hooked on and you will enjoy the beats. This is one song that will become a party song and will be thoroughly enjoyed.

Overall this album is Average and does not sound like Vishal and Shekhar. We do have a lot of expectations from them but this doesn't touch any. There are 3 tracks that will be loved by everyone and the rest are just Ok. I would suggest you to go for it and enjoy the tracks :)

Prateek Thakker

One phase ends and the other has started!

I am now officially done with my Bachelors. I finished my exam yesterday with the last paper being Journalism(Advertising and PR). Well how these three years have passed by is a mystery. They were eventful three years. It was the usual roller coaster ride that probably everyone goes through...heart breaks,fights,grudges,patch ups.... well i had loads of them!! Some stayed and some vanished only to resurface again.

How life can change when you have wonderful people entering your life and unwanted leaving for the good is the best part of your college life I feel. I was always a silent guy since school and was bullied many times. I never liked revolting back and this has stayed on with me. People did try and do that to me here too but I kept quiet. Not because I am scared of the consequences but because it is a waste of time and your energy to shout back at unwanted people. It is like a dog behind a gate. The dog will try to scare you by barking at you and if you get scared it will do that again. But if you remain quiet it will ultimately fall silent. There will be people who wouldn't agree to this. Well free will that is your opinion :).

College otherwise was fun. We had our moments of bunking and gossips etc. Sitting in the canteen for hours and cursing the college for having the worst canteen staff ever. Yet we used to be there the minute the bell for Lunch break rang. I used to miss my Pre-unviersity college a lot in the starting. I still do. But this was different. From being the runner up in the Mr/Ms fresher event in the first year to hosting and organizing the same in my Final year, I enjoyed it. I danced for the first time on stage in my life. It was two steps yet it made me dance!

I will miss it for all this and many other things which I cant recall or don't want to recall. What I gained from this college or the three years that I studied here? I gained some really good friends,lots of knowledge from our teachers,fame(for the right and the wrong things ;) ), and a new meaning to life which will take me through the rough patches I am yet to face in the new phase of life that I am going to start. This phase that has unfortunately ended will always remain as a lesson learnt in life. And I pray that I do not repeat the mistakes again.

I have changed. Yes I have!! I have people around me who are there to guide me all through and they have been a force in helping me change for the good. I cannot get enough of thanking them for it and will always be grateful to you guys for it. :)