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)

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….

Tanha Dil

As I was listening to this song..I dont know when my eyes welled up with tears. God!!! Have I become so very vulnerable…?? Anyway…the song is “Roya re” from this movie Dhokha and the artist is Shiraaz Uppal ..though have never heard this singer but this rendition of his surely makes me want to listen to more of his vocal works. Coming back to the song, it’s really good ..got some great lyrics by the singer himself. So another Paki singer trying to make an impact in Bollywood..dont know how successful will he be…but definitely has impressed me. Give the song a try and am sure many of you will agree with me.


Artist: Shiraz Uppal
OST: Dhokha

Tanhaa Dil
Tanhaai sangdil tanhaai
Sang laayi..yaad teri sang laayi
Baar baar woh bahaar phir se yaad aayi
Sooni sooni raah dil ki jisne thhi sajaayi
Tanhaa dil

Roya re..dil roya re
Roya re..dil roya re
Roya re..dil roya re

Har taraf bikhre hain teri yaad ke hi nishaan
Meri har ek cheez mein hai teri hi parchaaiyaan
Tu hi hota hai tu hi rehta hai mujhme har dum sada
Paas bhi tu hai duur bhi tu hi
Hai yeh kaisi khala
Yaad banke ashq teri aankhon mein samaayi
Yaad banke ik hansi honton pe bhi aayi
Tanha dil
Roya re..dil roya re
Roya re..dil roya re
Roya re..dil roya re

Chand suraj bhi wohi hain, hai wohi asmaan
Zindagi bhi chal rahi hai, chal raha hai jahaan
Main hi thehra hoon
Khud mein simta hoon
Dil hai ghum se bhara
Bin tere kaise jiyoon main
Kuch to de mashwara
Zindagani aise rehguzar pe mujhko laayi
Saaye se bhi ab tere ho gayi judaai
Tanha dil

Roya re..dil roya re
Roya re..dil roya re
Roya re..dil roya re

“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

“Do You Know?” – Enrique Iglesias

Insomniac - Enrique IglesiasAs I was reading through a friend’s blog, who is going through a rough time, I came across this song..which I think reflects his current state of affairs. Anyway, am not discussing his personal life here. Well coming back to the song, titled “Do You Know?” ..it’s a track from Enrique Iglesias latest album “Insomniac”. It was the beautiful lyrics of the song which caught my attention and immediately wanted to listen to it..n within two minutes thanks to Google and YouTube I was listening to it.

Here’s is what I got from YouTube…..searched a lot for the video…but it has been removed..so make do with just the audio!!!

Album: Insomniac

Artist : Enrique Iglesias

Iglesias will release his new album Insomniac on June 12, 2007.

I know some people are very bad and will again ask me from where to download the song..so it’s for such kinda people. So do not complain..go ahead download the mp3.

Lyrics of the song:

Do you know?
Do you know?

Do you know what it feels like loving someone that’s in a rush to throw you away?
Do you know, do you know, do you know, do ya?
Do you know what it feels like to be the last one to know the lock on the door has changed?

If birds flying south is a sign of changes
At least you can predict this every year
Love, you never know the minute it ends suddenly
I can’t get it to speak
Maybe if I knew all the things it took to save us
I could fix the pain that bleeds inside of me
Look in your eyes to see something about me
I’m standing on the edge and I don’t know what else to give.

Do you know what it feels like loving someone that’s in a rush to throw you away?
Do you know, do you know, do you know, do ya?
Do you know what it feels like to be the last one to know the lock on the door has changed?

How can I love you?
How can I love you?
How can I love you?
How can I love you?
If you just don’t talk to me, babe.

I flow through my act
There’s a question: Is she needed?
And decide all the man I can ever be.
Looking at the last 3 years like I did
I could never see us ending like this.

(Do you know?)

Seeing your face no more on my pillow
Is a scene that’s never ever happened to me.

(Do you know?)

But after this episode I don’t see
You could never tell the next thing life could be

Do you know what it feels like loving someone that’s in a rush to throw you away?
Do you know, do you know, do you know, do ya?
Do you know what it feels like to be the last one to know the lock on the door has changed?

Do you know what it feels like loving someone that’s in a rush to throw you away?
Do you know, do you know, do you know, do ya?
Do you know what it feels like to be the last one to know the lock on the door has changed?

(Do you know?)
(Do you know?)
(Do you know?)
(Do you know?)

Do you know what it feels like loving someone that’s in a rush to throw you away?
Do you know, do you know, do you know, do ya?
Do you know what it feels like to be the last one to know the lock on the door has changed?

Do you know what it feels like loving someone that’s in a rush to throw you away?
(Do you know how it feels?)
Do you know what it feels like to be the last one to know the lock on the door has changed?
(Do you know how it feels?)

(Do you know? Do you know? Do you know? Do you?)
(Do you know? Do you know? Do you know? Do you?)

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