Can we all just stop and agree that Bollywood stopped making good song after 2016 ?????
I wanted to write 2000s songs>>>>>>> any song from this decade, but then 2011’s A.R. Rahman’s The Rockstar Soundtrack, 2012’s Phir Le Aaya Dil, 2013’s Kabira (let’s not forget about Lootera track either, the masterpiece). 2014’s Humdard (Galliyan, too?), 2015’s Moh Moh Ke Dhaage & Agar Tum Sath Ho (this one’s a tie) and 2016’s ADHM Track, stopped me and that’s when I realized that we’re in 2020, but our Bollywood playlist is definitely not!!!!
And tf, most of these songs are from Ranbir Kapoor’s movies. Does he sign movie after listening to the album or is he blessed or something?
Do you remember what Mark Ruffalo said in Begin Again, “You can tell a lot about a person by what’s on their playlist.” It certainly does. Looking at our playlists, it is pretty evident that we’ve lost faith in Bollywood music and why shouldn’t we? When was the last time a “recent” hindi song made that dopamine rush possible for you? Made you feel something? Anything? Makes me wonder if our love for music was simply an accident.
Don’t know why, but it kinda feels like the decade that started with so much hope and promise, has now come close to a situation where each year has been competing with the previous to churn out poor quality music; and winning, literally. It’s not all bleak, of course, but.
Don’t you miss the time when Vishal-Shekhar (our favorite duo) with their spunky vocals and mellowed down tunes made sure that the songs stay with you for the right reasons? I mean, listen to Anjaana Anjaani track, it evokes such a wide range of moods. And let’s not get started on I Hate Love Stories, Bin Tere chords just hits you like nothing else. Also, Jo Bheji Thi Duaa is so goooood. Melody? Brilliant. Emotions? Wrenched.
And while we’re on this subject, don’t you miss Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy’s music Gour favorite trio) a little too much? Can we just take a moment to appreciate how beautiful My Name is Khan’s soundtrack is? Noor-e-Khuda, Sajda and Tere Naina have actual powers of transporting you to a whole new world, really. This album legit has a spiritually-lifting musical experience and I can’t thank the trio enough for it.
It would be wrong to talk about good music and not mention Amit Trivedi, he’s God, okay? Lootera soundtrack really grows on you. Amit Trivedi and Amitabh Bhattacharya together are like Macaroni and Cheese. They Are geniuses, it’s almost like someone has pasted poetry on music Sawaar Loon is abundant, Ankahee is so deep, Zinda is beautifully simple and Shikayatein is my forever mood, jk.
I still remember when I first heard Amit Trivedi’s song from Wake up Sid, “Iktara.” Something about that song-the lyrics, the melody, the unusual fusion of rustic and western influences with heavy dose of guitar strumming-gave me chills. Even now, years later, I can still keep on listening to it day in and day out and yet not get bored. Such-a life-changing-song, inspires in a way to look at the simple pleasures of life. “Oh re manwa tu to bawra hai, tu hi jaane tu kya sochta hai.”
Maybe it’s not true, but it seems like Hindi Music has lost its warm touch and intrinsic beauty, and that’s not okay, haina? I, lowkey, now understand Bhide’s obsession with hamare zamane me”, and I kinda see myself getting there, discussing hamare zamane ka timeless music when computers will have taken over music completely, producing some really shitty songs that come with an expiration date. Maybe, people will stop believing in what J.K. Rowling in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, said, “Ah, music, a magic beyond all we do here!