“Pehli Nazar Mein” from Race

The song “Pehli Nazar” from the movie “Race” has been climbing charts since its release. When I heard it, me too liked the melodious song greatly and can say yet again Atif has done a good job of it. Atif’s voice echoes in and you are sure not to forget this track for a long time to come. No sooner had I marveled at the number, I found out that it’s a copy of a Korean song..!!! Aaah Indian musicians and plagiarism…they seem to be synonymous. So another straight lift of “Sarang Hae Yo” from the movie “A Millionaire’s First Love”. These music directors should thank the other artists for making their job easier. These shameless copying of the songs just makes me wonder..do these people have talent.. yeah they do have good ear for music to copy from!

Pehli Nazar

Song: Pehli Nazar Mein
OST: Race
Artist:Atif Aslam
Music Director: Pritam

A Millionaire’s First Love – Sarang Hae Yo MV

Song: Sarang Hae Yo
OST: A Millionaire’s First Love
Artist: Dong Bang Shin Ki

But on a final note I still find Atif’s rendition better than the Korean guy.. cos at least I understand what he is singing!!! :)

Boondh – A Drop of Jal

After the grand success of their album “Aadat”, Jal have released their new album “Boondh – a drop of jal”. Speculations and comparisons are indispensable. It’s always tough to live up to people’s expectations. And I think Jal have come up with a good compilation.Boondh - A Drop of Jal - Album Cover

The album contains numbers which are soft, romantic and tinged with desperation for a beloved – very signature of Jal. As a band they have grown..particularly Farhaan who as a vocalist shows great improvement – listen to him in the starting few lines of Payal- “Payal ka shor macha ke/Nindiya se tun jaga ke/Tu kaheen jaaye na“. This is the songs which I was really looking forward to. I had heard the teaser of this song and was eager to listen the full version of it. And they have not at all disappointed me. A very good composition. I loved Goher’s rendition of the song “Hamein Itna Pyaar” but at times the lyrics are way too cliched..nevertheless it makes for a good listening..particularly the slower version.I know I am sucker for soft romantic mushy songs. It has got a slow version too. Of the trio of the band Jal – Goher, Farhan and Shazi..Goher deserves an applause for he is a bundle of talent – lyricist, songwriter and a vocalist – he can do it all.

Maybe at first listening you wont love the songs as much ..but the music gradually grows on you.

My verdict – Impressive and lingering.

I know I am punching two together, but with Atif also releasing his new album “Meri Kahani” I couldn’t stop myself from putting in my comments. As many would remember, that Atif Aslam and Goher Mumtaz together had started the band Jal but gradually separated ways. Atif showed great promise as a vocalist. With his album Doorie last year he wooed the crowds all over again. Now he has come up with another album, claiming it to be the actual sequel to Aadat, titled “Meri Kahani”. I don’t have much to say about this album cos it has disappointed me, except for two songs, “Meri Kahani” and “Chor Gaye”, the other songs are too noisy. It’s not that I am against Atif or for Jal, but somehow this album fails. I loved the album “Doorie”, which was panned by critics. Will have to wait and watch who goes up or who goes down or is it that there is equal takers for their music.

The only released video of the album “Boondh” is “Sajni”. The video is conceptually different and not to mention shot beautifully. Here is the video:

Video: Sajni
Album: Boondh – a drop of jal
Artist/Band: Jal the band
List of songs in the album “Boondh – a drop of jal”:

  • Chup Chup
  • Humain Itna Pyaar
  • Humain Itna Pyaar (Slow)
  • Kia Sei Kia
  • Mahia
  • Main Mast Hoon
  • Moray Piya
  • Payal (Lyrics)
  • Raatien
  • Sajni
  • Sajni (Slow)

Bushisms = Funny Quotes by George W. Bush

For beginners,
Bushism = peculiar words, phrases, pronunciations, malapropisms, semantic or linguistic errors and gaffes that have occurred in the public speaking of United States President George W. Bush.

Sovereignity as per Bush:

Sovereignity as per dictionary:

sov-er-eign-ty (noun)

1. The power of a country (or group) to control its own government.

2. Complete independence and self-government.

3. Royal rank, authority, or power.

Here is a compilation of a bunch of funny quotes by the American president:

I’m conservative, but I’m not a nut about it.

This administration is doing everything we can to end the stalemate in an efficient way. We’re making the right decisions to bring the solution to an end.

As Luce reminded me, he said, without data, without facts, without information, the discussions about public education mean that a person is just another opinion.

There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee…that says, fool me once, shame on…shame on you. Fool me…you can’t get fooled again.

Our nation must come together to unite.

In my sentences I go where no man has gone before.

I have a different vision of leadership. A leadership is someone who brings people together.

A lame duck session, for people who don’t know what that means, it means the Senate is coming and the House is coming back between now and Christmas and they’ve got a few days to get some big things done.

He can’t have it both ways. He can’t take the high horse and then claim the low road.

For every fatal shooting, there were roughly three non-fatal shootings. And, folks, this is unacceptable in America. It’s just unacceptable. And we’re going to do something about it.

I was proud the other day when both Republicans and Democrats stood with me in the Rose Garden to announce their support for a clear statement of purpose, “You disarm, or we will.”

Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time.

Whether or not it needed to happen, I’m still convinced it needed to happen. [explaining why he sent U.S. troops into Iraq, Dec. 12, 2005]

As governor of Texas, I have set high standards for our public schools, and I have met those standards.

I appreciate that question because I, in the state of Texas, had heard a lot of discussion about a faith-based initiative eroding the important bridge between church and state.

People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.

I mean, there needs to be a wholesale effort against racial profiling, which is illiterate children.

Should any Iraqi officer or soldier receive an order from Saddam Hussein…. don’t follow that order. Because if you choose to do so, when Iraq is liberated, you will be treated, tried and persecuted as a war criminal.

See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.

The law I sign today directs new funds and new focus to the task of collecting vital intelligence on terrorist threats and on weapons of mass production.

One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.

Too many good docs are getting out of business. Too many OB/GYN’s aren’t able to practice their, their love with women all across this country.

It’s clearly a budget. It’s got a lot of numbers in it.

We must all hear the universal call to like your neighbor just like you like to be liked yourself.

We look forward to analyzing and working with legislation that will make — it would hope — put a free press’s mind at ease that you’re not being denied information you shouldn’t see.

You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.

There’s not going to be enough people in the system to take advantage of people like me.

There’s only one person who hugs the mothers and the widows, the wives and the kids upon the death of their loved one. Others hug but having committed the troops, I’ve got an additional responsibility to hug and that’s me and I know what it’s like.

We cannot let terrorists hold this nation hostile or hold our allies hostile.

Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?

The most important job is not to be governor, or first lady in my case.

I glance at the headlines just to kind of get a flavor for what’s moving. I rarely read the stories, and get briefed by people who are probably read the news themselves.

I am mindful not only of preserving executive powers for myself, but for predecessors as well.

If you find a neighbor in need, you’re responsible for serving that neighbor in need, you’re responsible for loving a neighbor just like you’d like to love yourself.

I can’t wait to join you in the joy of welcoming neighbors back into neighborhoods, and small businesses up and running, and cutting those ribbons that somebody is creating new jobs.

They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it’s some kind of federal program.

That woman who knew I had dyslexia: I never interviewed her.

Will the highways on the Internet become more few?

We look forward to hearing your vision, so we can more better do our job. That’s what I’m telling you.

Washington is a town where there’s all kinds of allegations. You’ve heard much of the allegations. And if people have got solid information, please come forward with it. And that would be people inside the information who are the so-called anonymous sources, or people outside the information — outside the administration. (September 30, 2003)

One of the common denominators I have found is that expectations rise above that which is expected.

I mentioned early on that I recognize there are hurdles, and we’re going to achieve those hurdles.

We are ready for any unforeseen event which may or may not happen.

I understand small business growth. I was one.

I believe the results of focusing our attention and energy on teaching children to read and having an education system that’s responsive to the child and to the parents, as opposed to mired in a system that refuses to change, will make America what we want it to be — a more literate country and a hopefuller country.

The administration I’ll bring is a group of men and women who are focused on what’s best for America, honest men and women, decent men and women, women who will see service to our country as a great privilege and who will not stain the house.

And here I saved the best for the last:

Got a Bushism, do not hesitate to add.

Ek Shaqs – Abhijeet Sawant

The nation’s first Indian Idol, Abhijeet Sawant, shot to fame when the entire country became enchanted with his voice. His first album “Aap ka Abhijeet” was a hit too. Now he has come up with his second album – Junoon – which I think has got more depth in it than the previous one. The first video to be aired “Junoon” gave us a new Abhijeet with much stronger vocals. But it’s this song “Ek Shaqs” which has impressed me. The song ‘Ek Shaqs’ wrtten by Saeed quadri makes for a wonderful listening and has been rendered beautifully by Abhijeet. I could really connect with song when it goes “Ek din kisi baat pe jab woh rooth gaya tha, us haadse ke baad, yeh dil toot gaya tha” – cause ..it’s in a moment that things go wrong and never in your wildest dreams would you have thought of it… and how your world falls apart and what you are left with is just memories of moments spent with that one person.

Song: Ek Shaqs
Album:
Junoon
Artist:
Abhijeet Sawant
Lyrics:
Saeed Quadri
Music:
Mithoon

Ek Shaqs – Lyrics

Ek Shaqs Raaste mein kahin chhoot gaya thha
Uss haadse ke baad yeh dil toot gaya thaa
Ek Shaqs Raaste mein kahin chhoot gaya thha
Uss haadse ke baad yeh dil toot gaya thaa

Woh shaqs jiske kaandhe pe sir rakh ke main soya
Seene ke jiske kayi baar main roya
Jisske zulfon ke khooshbu mein raaton mein khoya
Jis jism ke barsaat mein yeh jism bhigoya
Ek din kisi baat pe jab woh rooth gaya thha
Uss haadse ke baad yeh dil toot gaya thha
Ek din kisi baat pe jab woh rooth gaya thha
Uss haadse ke baad yeh dil toot gaya thaa

Rehta hoon qaid ab bhi jiske yaadon ke pehre mein
Hai dum jiske aaj bhi mere baahon ke ghere mein
Jiske khwaabon ko main ne neend mein sanjoya
Jiske ashqon ko maine apni aankhon mein piroya
Ek din kisi baat pe jab woh rooth gaya thha
Uss haadse ke baad yeh dil toot gaya thha
Ek din kisi baat pe jab woh rooth gaya thha
Uss haadse ke baad yeh dil toot gaya thaa

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Ek Shaqs Raaste mein kahin chhoot gaya thha
Uss haadse ke baad yeh dil toot gaya thaa
Ek Shaqs Raaste mein …..raaste mein….

“Chupke se Aaye” – Atif again

Yes yes..I know..I m writing too much about music and songs…and yes it’s Atif again..can’t really help…he just keeps on churning out these lovely songs….and this one is called “Chupke se Aaye” but unfortunately just got to listen to the song…but couldn’t find the video..and really wanted people to listen to the song….but cant upload mp3 to YouTube :( ….so in my quest to let the world know of the song…came across a very helpful tool and thank God WordPress supports it. So here it is my first show on SplashCast..I jus love it. So all you Atif fans …say thanks to me….n enjoy!!! :)

[splashcast JTCX4170IC]

Artist:Atif Alsam
Album: Hangaami Halat
Song: Chupke se Aaye (Kyun Chor Gaye Raaste)

And people, specially girls, if you want get these lovely pictures of Atif, it’s all here.

Updated:

In the excitement of discovering SplashCast and getting this show done, I just forgot to discuss the beauty of this song “Chup se Aaye” (or is it Kyun Chor Gaye Raaste..anyway..what’s there in a name!!) from his unreleased album…I guess it’s titled “Hungaami Halat”.
Again, a mind blowing song by Atif Aslam. My God how does he write such great songs..anyone in love or not will definitely fall in love with his songs….for me..his songs just reflect my feelings…no wonder …..his songs are so close to my heart!!! And the lyrics…..uff…so heart-touching..just love them.. so here are the lyrics of Kyun Chor Gaye…..not lyrics should call them poetry… :)

Chupke se aaye yaad teri yahaan
Sirf main jaanoon tu hai kahaan kahaan

Hawa tum, nasha tum.
Meri raahaton ka pata tum
Mere aibon ko jo dhank de
Woh paak si rida tum

Kyun chor gaye raaste
Kabhi saath chale thhe jin pe

Kab tak bharoon khud mein junoon
Tum na milo toh kaise sahoon
Apni wafa pe hai toh yakeen
Tum saath na do toh kya main karoon

hooo hooo hoo hoo hoo
naaaa na nanaaa naaaa na nanaaa naaaa na nanaaa

Kyun chor gaye raaste
Kabhi saath chale thhe jin pe

OCEAN’S Thirteen Teasers

I absolutely loved Ocean’s Eleven. It was well-put together, contained great performances, and was endearing. The sequel (Ocean’s Twelve) couldn’t pack in the punch….n was kinda disappointment..but with so many hot guys in it..I can still sit through the movie..one more time. :)

Ocean’s 13 PosterOcean’s 11 Poster

Ocean’s 12 Poster

So now comes Ocean’s Thirteen which completes the trilogy. Daniel Ocean or Danny (played by sexy George Clooney) and his merry band of heist-pullers, which includes Brad Pitt and Matt Damon, are back in ‘Ocean’s 13′. In order to pull off their most ambitious job yet, the crew teams up with erstwhile enemy Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia). When ruthless casino owner Willy Bank (Al Pacino) double-crosses one of the original Ocean’s eleven – Reuben Tishkoff (Elliott Gould) – Danny and the gang team up one more time to see if they can break “The Bank”.

Here are two trailers of the forthcoming movie which look tempting enough to book your tickets for the first show of the first day.


The movie hits cinema halls on June 8th in the US.

Jhoom Barabar Jhoom – Music Review

The title of the movie is taken off from a very poular qawwali (though am not great fan of this genre of music)of which decade… I dunno!! I hear it was very popular….am looking for the mp3 to check it out …what it really is it all about! Well the rushes of the movie was quite impresssive, so had to check out the music…..and i think the album is quite …differently flavored…specially the title song “Jhoom Barabar Jhoom” has a distinct taste. Well the trio of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy has once again been successful in giving a hit score. Here is a sample of all the songs from the album to check out..n if you like them..go ahead and buy the CD to enjoy full versions ..and dont ask me from where to download..cos I hate pirated music!!!!

List of songs (in order as they play):
Jhoom Barabar Jhoom
Ticket to Hollywood
JBJ
Bol Na Halke
Kiss of Love
Jhoom
Jhoom Jam (Instrumental)

More info about the movie:
Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Priety Zinta, Bobby Deol, Shruti Seth, Lara Dutta and Amitabh Bachchan
Music: Shankar Ehsaan Loy
Lyrics: Gulzar
Banner: Yash Raj Films

iPhone – Live Demo

iPhone combines three products — a revolutionary mobile phone, a widescreen iPod with touch controls, and a breakthrough Internet communications device with desktop-class email, web browsing, maps, and searching — into one small and lightweight handheld device. iPhone also introduces an entirely new user interface based on a large multi-touch display and pioneering new software, letting you control everything with just your fingers. It is supposed to usher in an era of software power and sophistication never before seen in a mobile device, completely redefining what you can do on a mobile phone.

Yes, we all have read and heard about it but here is the live demo of THE PHONE:

Real cool phone to have !!!

Hey I promise to be a good girl this year, so do I hear someone (I promise no pulling legs, laughing at all your PJs, however stupid and senseless they be, ooops..I take back my words) ready to gift it to me for Christmas, oh Christmas is too far off how about my B’day!! ;)