‘Biggest album of
film is a trendsetter of sorts, in the sense that it does not
have one story but is a combination of 10 stories, each one of
which is different. Music-wise, too, it is a first because the
album comprises not two but three CDs. To that extent, the
makers are not wrong when they call it "the biggest album
of the year". But if they make that claim quality-wise,
they don’t have much ammunition to back it.
The main CD is
the Dus Kahaniyaan Lounge, which has 10 songs. Six of
these are there in reprised versions in Dus Kahaniyaan Club.
The third CD is of Gulzar’s poems recited by various actors
like Naseeruddin Shah, Nana Patekar, Dia Mirza, Manoj Bajpai,
Amrita Singh, Anupam Kher, Sudhanshu Pande, Neha Dhupia and
Sunjay Dutt, who star in the film.
The music of
the film has been composed by Gourov Dasgupta and most of the
lyrics have been penned by Virag Mishra. The film gives a chance
to many fresh singers. The title song has been rendered by
Anchal and KK and is enjoyable in both versions. In Aaja
soniye, the male lead singer is actor Sudhanshu Pandey,
while the female voice is that of Shweta Vijay. Both have sung
Anand Raj Anand
has contributed two songs—Bin tum and Bhula diya.
Bhula diya has been sung also by Anand Raj Anand and is
about the best song of the album. So has Shafqat Ali Khan— Vichodeye
ne and Kaala Peela. One is by Bappi lahiri—Mushkil
It is Gulzar’s
poems which are the most enjoyable part of this package.
Surprisingly, these have been rendered very well by all actors,
with Naseer being outstanding. Perhaps that is why he has been
given the honour of rendering two of them.
season around Diwali is the time of prayers. Times Music has
come out with several albums to fulfil this need. Shubh
Diwali is an MP3 album comprising five hours of prayers.
These include Surya Prarthna, Tulsi Stuti, Lakshmi Dhyaan,
Kuberstuti, Mangal Kaamna, Deep Poojanam, Ashtalakshim Strotra,
Deepdanam and many other mantras and strotras.
These have been
rendered by Usha Mangeshkar, Anup Jalota, Anuradha Paudwal,
Kavita Krishnamurthy and Suresh Wadkar.
album, Lakshmi-Ganesh, is in honour of these two deities
and has been sung by Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsale, Jagjit
Singh and others. In fact, it is a combined worship of five
deities: Lord Ganesha, Lakshmi in her three forms as Mahalakshmi,
Mahasaraswati and Mahakali and Kubera, the treasurer of the
includes mantras for wealth generation by Uma Mohan. There are
such chants as Shiva Shakti Kritam Ganadesha Stotram,
Dhyaan, Moolmantra, Gayatri, Homamantra, Ashta Kubermurti
Pooja, Angaraka Stotram, Sri Adi Shankara Kritam Navaratnamalika
etc. — ASC