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‘English Vinglish’ soundtrack simple, sober (IANS Music Review)


September 21st, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Film: "English Vinglish"; Music Director: Amit Trivedi; Lyricist: Swanand Kirkire; Singers: Shilpa Rao, Amit Trivedi, Clinton Cerejo, Swanand Kirkire, Bianca Gomes, Sunidhi Chauhan, Natalia Di, Luccio and Neelambari Kirkire; Rating: ***1/2Evergreen ... Read more...

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Established composers can earn as much as film hero: Krishnakumar


September 13th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 13 (IANS) After creating melodies for three successful films, southern composer Krishnakumar, fondly called K, says successful composers can sometimes make as much money as a film hero. ... Read more...

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‘Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal’ soundtrack lacks fizz (IANS music review)


September 13th, 2012 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal"; Music Director: Sajid-Wajid; Lyricist: Jalees Shewani; Singers: Shadaab Faridi, Monali Thakur, Mamta Sharma, Sarosh Sami, Keerthi Sagathia, Sugandha Mishra, Babul Supriyo, Bela Shende, Ujjaini, Uvie, Wajid; Rating: ... Read more...

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Suriya to dub for Telugu version of ‘Mattrraan’


September 7th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 7 (IANS) Tamil actor Suriya will dub for the first time in Telugu for "Mattrraan".Directed by K.V. Anand, Tamil film "Mattrraan" is an action-thriller starring Suriya as conjoined ... Read more...

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‘Neethaane En Ponvasantham’ perfect rendition of melody, trance (Tamil Film Music Review)


September 6th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Neethaane En Ponvasantham"; Music Director: Ilayaraja; Lyricist: Na Muthukumar; Singers: Yuvan Shankar Raja, Karthik, Sunidhi Chauhan, Ramya NSK, Ilayaraja, Suraj Jagan and Bela Shende; Rating: ****"Neethaane En Ponvasantham" is ... Read more...

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Music to bridge India-Pakistan divide


September 5th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 5 (IANS) The idea was to unite two uneasy neighbours through melody and music and what better platform than the reality show "Sur Kshetra" that brings together ... Read more...

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Big B gets conscious when wife Jaya on the sets


September 1st, 2012 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 31 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who will be seen with his wife Jaya Bachchan in Bhojpuri film "Ganga Devi", says there is lot of restriction when your ... Read more...

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Pass or fail - the motto of ‘Sur Kshetra’


August 31st, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) Either 'pass or fail' seems to be the motto of 'Sur Kshetra', a musical reality show which will be aired on Colors and Sahara One ... Read more...

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‘Barfi!’ soundtrack is simple, flawless (IANS Music Review)


August 28th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Barfi!"; Music Director: Pritam; Lyricists: Neelesh Mishra, Swanand Kirkire, Ashish Pandit; Singers: Mohit Chauhan, Nikhil Paul George, Papon, Sunidhi Chauhan, Arijit Singh, Shreya Ghoshal, Swanand Kirkire, Rekha Bhardwaj; Rating ****1/2Pritam ... Read more...

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‘Raaz 3′ soundtrack gloomy, not up to mark (IANS music review)


August 17th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Raaz 3"; Music Director: Jeet Ganguly; Lyricists: Sanjay Masoomm and Kumaar; Singers: Shreya Ghoshal, Zubeen Garg, KK, Sonu Nigam, Javed Ali, and Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan; Rating: **Sequels have ... Read more...

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‘12 A.M.’ scares, entertains audiences (Kannada Movie Review)


August 12th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "12 A.M."; Cast: Abhimanyu, Divya Sridhar, Kashinath, Ravikumar, Mithun, Nakshatra, Basavaraj and others; Director: Karthik; Producer: Prathibha Vijaykumar; Screenplay: Kashinath; Music Director: Rajesh Ramanath; Camera: Umapati; Rating: ***Well-known actor-director Kashinath's ... Read more...

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Get a taste of romance, action with ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ soundtrack (IANS Music Review)


July 28th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Ek Tha Tiger"; Music Director: Sohail Sen, Sajid-Wajid, Julius Packiam; Lyricist: Kausar Munir-Neelesh Misra, Anvitta Dutta; Singers: Wajid, Shreya Ghoshal, KK, Palak Muchhal, Sukhwinder Singh, Mohit Chuahan, Taraannum Malik; ... Read more...

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Ajmer shrine custodians protest administrator’s remark on Bollywood stars


July 24th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Ajmer, July 23 (IANS) A day after the dewan (administrator) of the world-famous Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti shrine termed prayers there by Bollywood actors and directors for the success of ... Read more...

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A debut after 40 years and book in making, Pallavi Jaikishan on a roll


July 21st, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Veteran designer Pallavi Jaikishan, who has completed a successful run of 40 years in the fashion industry this year, is set to make her debut ... Read more...

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Folk gets a new high in ‘Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2′ soundtrack (IANS Music Review)


July 21st, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2"; Music Director: Sneha Khanwalkar; Lyricist: Varun Grover; Singers: Durga, Sneha Khanwalkar, Rasika D Rani (Trinidad), Kids of Musahar Village, Padmashree Sharda Sinha, Piyush Mishra, ... Read more...

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‘Preethiya Loka’ dull fare (Kannada Movie Review)


July 15th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Preethiya Loka"; Cast: Vinay, Archana, Nandan Prabhu, Ramesh Bhat, Shankar Ashwath, Kurigalu Pratap and others; Director: Nandan Prabhu; Producer: Madhava Reddy; Music Director: Sai Kiran; Camera: Krishna Sarathi; Rating: ... Read more...

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‘Bol Bachchan’ music fails to hold interest (IANS Music Review)


June 23rd, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Bol Bachchan"; Music Director: Himesh Reshammiya, Ajay-Atul; Lyricist: Farhad-Sajid, Shabbir Ahmed, Swanand Kirkire, Sameer Anjaan; Singers: Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Himesh Reshammiya, Mamta Sharma, Vineet Singh, Sukhwinder ... Read more...

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‘Addhuri’- fun film replete with emotions (Kannada Movie Review)


June 16th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Film: Adhdhuri; Cast: Dhruv, Radhika Pandit, Tarun, Raju Thalikote, Nag Shekhar, Bullet Prakash; Writer-Director: A.P. Arjun; Producer: C.M.R. Shankar Reddy, Keerthi Swamy; Camera: Surya Kiran; Music: Hari Krishna; Rating: ***1/2Director A.P. ... Read more...

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Folk meets new-age beats in ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ soundtrack (IANS Music Review)


June 11th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Gangs of Wasseypur"; Music Director: Sneha Khanwalkar; Lyricist: Varun Grover, Piyush Mishra; Singers: Manoj Tiwari, Piyush Mishra, Manish Tipu, Bhupesh Singh, Amit Trivedi, Sneha, Khuboo Raj, Rekha Raj, Vedesh Sokoo, ... Read more...

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Overdose of violence makes ‘Rana’ a bad watch (Kannada Movie Review)


June 8th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Rana"; Cast: Rebel Star Ambareesh, Pankaj, Supreetha, Sonia Gowda, Archana, Spoorthi and ohers; Producer: Shivananda Madashetty; Director: Sreenivasa Murthy; Storywriter: Lakshman; Music Director: V. Sridhar; Camera: Rajarathnam; Rating: *"Rana", directed ... Read more...

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‘…Wasseypur’ premiere gets full house at Cannes (With Images)


May 23rd, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Cannes, May 23 (IANS) The world premiere of Anurag Kashyap's "Gangs Of Wasseypur" saw a packed audience at the ongoing 65th Cannes International Film Festival.Eager crowds lined the streets outside ... Read more...

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Indian American director’s thriller wins award


May 22nd, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 22 (IANS) "9 ELEVEN", a Bollywood-style film by an Indian American director, has won the Best Feature Film award at the Peoples Film Festival (TPFF) here showcasing ... Read more...

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Nothing extraordinary about ‘Rakhtbeej’ soundtrack (IANS Music Review)


May 22nd, 2012 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Rakhtbeej"; Music Director: Satish-Ajay; Lyricist: Ravi Mantwal, Satish Tripathi; Singers: Mamta Sharma, Ajay Jaiswal, Vinod Rathod, Aishwarya Nigam, Nidhi Prabha, Abhijeet Sawant, Deepak Giri, Chandana Baruah and Shaan, Rating: ... Read more...

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Vishal-Shekhar mesmerise with ‘Shanghai’ songs (IANS music review)


May 16th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Shanghai"; Music Director: Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravijani; Lyricist: Dibakar Banerjee, Vishal Dadlani, Anvita Dutt Guptan, Neelesh Misra, Kumaar; Singers: Shekhar Ravijani, Vishal Dadlani, Arun Ingle, Mandar Apte, Dibakar, ... Read more...

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For Harshdeep, lyrics are backbone of a song (With Image)


May 15th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Without meaningful lyrics, a singer doesn't enjoy singing, says Harshdeep Kaur, who has delivered hit numbers such as "Katiya karoon" and "Ik Onkar". She adds ... Read more...

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Scarcity of songs spells doom for ‘Yeh Khula Aasmaan’ soundtrack (IANS Music Review)


May 10th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Yeh Khula Aasmaan"; Music Director: Anand-Milind; Lyricist: Ravi Chopra; Singers: Kunal Ganjawalla, Gayatri Ganjawalla, Soham Chakraborty, Suresh Wadekar, Swapnil Bandodkar, Raghubir Yadav and Amey Date; Rating: ** 1/2There are times ... Read more...

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Thanks to weak script, ‘Anna Bond’ boring (Kannada Movie Review)


May 4th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Anna Bond"; Cast: Puneet Raj Kumar, Priyamani, Nidhi Subbaiah, Rangayana Raghu, Jackie Shroff, Gurudatt, Avinash, Neenasam Achyutha and others; Director: Suri; Producer: Parvathamma Raj Kumar; Art Director: Sahshidhara Adapa; Camera: ... Read more...

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Be choosy with the soundtrack of ‘Dangerous Ishhq’ (IANS Music Review)


April 28th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Film: 'Dangerous Ishhq'; Music Director: Himesh Reshammiya; Lyricist: Sameer Anjaan and Shabbir Ahmed; Singers: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Tulsi Kumar, Himesh Reshammiya, Anweshaa, Amrita Kak, Shreya Ghoshal, Shahab Sabri; Rating: ***Himesh ... Read more...

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MP’s letter forged to recommend Bappi Lahiri for award


April 27th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Unidentified individuals forged the signature of Uttar Pradesh MP Kamal Kishor on his letterhead and sent the government a recommendation for awarding music director and ... Read more...

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Shortcomings abound, ‘Tezz’ soundtrack still leaves a mark (IANS Music Review)


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Tezz"; Music Director: Sajid-Wajid; Lyricist: Shabbir Ahmed and Jalees Sherwani; Singers: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Mohit Chauhan, Shreya Ghoshal, Shaan; Rating: ***Making a music album for an ... Read more...

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Sanjay’s tribute to Big B with ‘Thodi si jo pi li hai’


April 21st, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Sanjay Dutt has paid a tribute to Amitabh Bachchan with a remake of the megastar's iconic track "Thodi si jo pi li hai" as ... Read more...

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Decks cleared for fifth edition of Mammootty film


April 20th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) Decks have been cleared for the fifth edition of the blockbuster Mammootty film "Oru CBI Dairy kurippu", a rarity in the Malayalam film industry, according to ... Read more...

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Rawness core of ‘Vicky Donor’ music album (IANS Music Review)


April 11th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Vicky Donor"; Music Director: Abhishek-Akshay, Donn-Bann, Rochak Kohli and Ayushmann; Lyricist: Kusum Verma, Vijay Maurya, Ayushmann Khurrana, Juhi Chaturvedi and Swanand Kirkire; Singers: Akshay Verma, Aditi Singh Sharma, Clinton ... Read more...

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Tihar Idol, a talent hunt in jail premises for inmates


April 8th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Confined within the high walls of Tihar Jail, inmates of the largest prison complex in South Asia, will soon have a chance to sing or ... Read more...

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Bollywood needs people who can sing anything: Sunidhi Chauhan (Interview)


April 4th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Her mother has bought 18 dresses for her trousseau, and Sunidhi Chauhan is highly excited about her wedding. But that hasn't stopped one of India's ... Read more...

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