There was no writer’s block. There was no ‘no time to write’. I just didn’t write much last year. Well, I hope to get back to being the junkie who penned down all her thoughts this year. Kick starting this year by listing down my top 5 favorite Hindi music tracks of 2013. Again, I didn’t watch enough regional films to share my opinion about them and like most of you know, I do not review English movies. So here’s what I liked last year.
1) Shikayatein (Lootera)
A duo so talented (Amit Trivedi & Amitabh Bhattacharya) that every attempt of theirs just seems so magical. Coupled with Mohan Kanan’s soothing voice this had to be nothing but my favorite. Play it on loop and you will just love how you move into a world of mystery and magic
2) Tum Tak (Raanjhanaa)
Give AR Rahman two syllables and he’ll make music. I remember writing about this too and I repeat the same. Everything about this is just so perfect. It has a great blend of 2 cultures portrayed solely through music.
3) Manmarziyan (Lootera)
I would probably want to just list the entire album but then, let’s pick. The husky voice, the charm, the lyrics and the music just fall so well in place that it’s just harmony. Again, it’s Amit Tivedi, so do listen and listen on good speakers. It’ll blow your mind away
4) Kabira (Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani)
Another Ranbir Kapoor song that has the Iktara feel – Yay! I had stopped logging into Saavn or Gaana last year and hence was ignorant of new songs. I was so amazed when I heard the track. Considering the music is composed by Pritam, I’m only hoping it’s not pulled out straight from some Korean album.
5) Akkad Bakkad (Bombay Talkies)
Simple yet so awesome; Amit Trivedi aptly uses this age old phrase to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema.
So, if you read through, this was the year of Amit Trivedi. Soothing interludes, amusing acappella portions, poetic lyrics and magical voices that complemented the sheer brilliance that he had to offer made his music so lovable all year round. Yay to Amit Trivedi.
But then, there is one track that deserves special mention and simply because I need to pamper my ego.
6) Lungi Dance (Chennai Express)
Shah Rukh Khan paying a tribute to Rajnikanth has to be listed, right? Well, this is where I say, this is my pick. It’s probably not a great track but it makes me a happy SRK and Rajni fan. Trust me you too will dance when you hear this play out loud
So, that’s my pick and Bhaag Milka Bhaag does not feature in it. Well, I don’t really care. Do you?