As Magnus Magnusson said – I have started, so I’ll finish. We began our series of awarding the year’s best of Bollywood with Part 1 of OKS Bollywood Music Awards. And so here we are with the concluding part of the Bollywood Music Awards. If you haven’t read Part 1, here is the link. As for now, let’s switch to the same gear where we left it.
Paish hai Deviyo Aur Sajjano..
The OKS Bollywood Music Awards 2011
* Part 2*
Feel good song of the year :
Dabba – Stanley Ka Dabba
Amole Gupte’s beautiful ode to the beauty of the tiffin is a three course meal in itself. Hitesh Sonik’s minimal arrangements with an acoustic guitar riff and domestic utensils sounds, accompanied by the chirpy and carefree Sukhwinder Singh, brings out the best way innocence can be put into a song. Who knew Recess could be romanticised? It leaves you hungry, and craving for that recess bell!
Bhangra Track of the year:
Saddi Gully – Tanu Weds Manu
There are no second thoughts about it. This year’s best Bhangra track goes to Lehmber Hussainpuri’s Saddi Gully from the Tanu Weds Manu soundtrack. There is no other track which can even stand close to the infectious bass groove and the clever dholak pieces. And that DJ disc scratch gives it the club edge..sort of. Love it to bits, and I don’t think it will ever be going out of my playlist.
Sufi song of the year:
Fayaa Kun – Rockstar
Javed Ali and A.R.Rahman do it again. If Arziyaan from Delhi 6 was brilliant, this has to be termed “better than brilliant”. Sufi never sounded so clean, minimal and soul wrenching. Even our hero, in the voice of Mohit Chauhan, gets to chip in his input with Sajra Savera Mere Tan Barse Kajra Andhera Teri Jalti Lau.. But my favourite bit of this track is the bit with Javed Ali singing “Sadaq Allahul-ali yul-Azeem’. Divine.
Welcome Back Vocals of the year :
Bappi Lahiri – Ooh laa laa
The original Baap of Bling Bling got back into his recording chair and showed us what it is to bring back the Phanta-See of the 70’s. A wicked arrangement which mimics the retro strings and dholki style of the 70s, Vishal Shekhar’s music literally rides on Bappi da’s naughty and flirtatious vocals. Welcome back Bappi da! Or should I say, Hoodibaba wachow! Bring on more of the Phees Phraai.
Song better than the movie award:
Madhubala – Mere Brother Ki Dulhan
Ali Zafar’s ham-ster from Ham-istan role in Mere Brother Ki Dulhan has only one good thing to offer. This song. It works on every single level. It brings out the much needed desi flavour that we have been missing in this year’s soundtracks, which have been heavy on techno and autotune sounds. The female singer on this track – Shweta Pandit, sounds really close to being a Poornima clone (remember her?). The only thing I can complain about the song is that it gets over way too soon. Only if the movie was half as good as the song! Wishful thinking.
Continue Here to Page 2 -> We award The Voice Of The Year, Soundtrack Of The Year and more.