Ranbir, Salman, Hrithik or Akshay: Whose Film Had The Best Music In 2012?
A film’s success usually depends on three of the most vital ingredients that are pillars of film making. A good script, some terrific performances and few excellent soundtracks are enough to provide the necessary kick start to any film today.
With 2012 being a testimony to some groovy, peppy, high octane numbers on one hand, and some soothing melodious romantic tracks on the other, we at Koimoi list down this year’s ten of the best music albums that set all dance floors on fire and pepped up each happening party in the town and amplified the footfall of discotheques and the regular bistro-bars!
Off to some Sa-re-ga-ma-pa-dha-ni-sa now:
An excellent album that was not just high on tempo with a raunchy Chikni Chameli but also had the highly urbane Gun Gun Guna but it was the soulful tearjerker Abhi Mujh Mein Baaki by Sonu Nigam that left our lachrymal glands wanting for tissue papers and our hearts feeling all empty! Ajay-Atul had the perfect mix of all emotions and rocked the music arena with their scintillating album.
A film that really stood out, not just for its unconventional theme and content but also because of the superlative soundtracks that followed bay. Vicky Donor saw an array of composers in Abhishek-Akshay, Donn-Bann, Rochak Kohli but it was the versatile Ayushmann Khurrana who left everyone spellbound with a mesmerizing Paani Da Rang. Mar Jaiya and Rum Rum Whisky were the bonus cherries that we all savored.
The reigning rulers of the Music territory today, Sajid Wajid set all tongues waging for more with a rural and rustic Aa Re Pritam Pyare that not just made the naughty thumkas a trend but also redefined boisterousness. Chinta Ta Ta grew onto you but Chikni Kamar was a little bland! Nevertheless, Rowdy Rathore was much better than being rowdy on the music front!
Pritam spell magic with an awesome album in the form of Cocktail which had an amalgamation of everything. From the groovy Second Hand Jawaani to the sharp Main Sharaabi number and the somber Daaru Desi number, Cocktail the album was a product of Pritam’s creative genius. How can we forget Tum hi Ho Bandhu which became the Friendship anthem for all?
After weaving his magic wand round with Cocktail, Pritam, the master player created a gem of an album with Anurag Basu’s Barfi!. Soulful, melodious and candilyciously sweet, Barfi! had no item numbers to hail through but the beautiful renditions in the form of Ala Barfi, and Phir Le Aaya Dil were heart warming. And selecting this in the top 10 list was inevitable, almost! Main Kya Karu, Dil yeh mera bas main nahi! Get the cue, dahling?
Gangs Of Wasseypur 1
Quirky and loaded with underlined sexuality, Gangs Of Wasseypur had the nation ablaze with an effective and a little lovingly-perverted number in I am A Hunter but it was O Womaniya that broke all barriers and merged boundaries! Piyush Mishra took hold of the banter but newbie Sneha Khanwalkar did a stellar job of putting forward the album after her unconventional successes in LSD and Oye Lucky Lucky Oye!
Student Of The Year
The uber cool, highly chic and most stylish film of the year was sky high on the music quotient too, let aside fashion maneuvers! Rendering the world of Vele-s with a party mixer or nicknaming debutante Sid Kukkad Malhotra, Vishal-Shekhar prove their excellence by sticking to their forte. It was definitely the rehashed and revamped Nazia Hassan number Disco Deewane that tried taking away all the cake, but the fusion Radha track gave stiff competition to its own teammate. We must admit!
Son Of Sardaar
Nothing short of a sardaar-d though content wise, this Ajay Devgn comedy had just two things going right: the bubbly Juhi Chawla and the catchy and racy dance numbers. The Raja Rani track was high on humour and packed in some hilarious laughs, while the Po Po beats got the nation trying the cheeky step! Aha! Himmesh again, no wonder why! Fitting the mad comic caper bill with perfection, this album was definitely a nice timeout.
A multi faceted personality once again was at the fore front with some of the best renditions this year that grabbed eyeballs and created a stir almost immediately. Himmesh Reshammiya, the composer belted out some amazing spicy numbers with Balma, O Baawariya, Khiladi Bhaiya and the popular Hookah Bar rocking music charts worldwide! Some people should seriously stick to what they do best! Wink!
While the year started with a bang, one wondered how Salman’s Dabangg 2 would fare on the home ground, but Sajid Wajid stored their best for the last, we feel! Creating an almost replica of the precursor and matching upto the expectations was not just difficult but next to impossible. The music composer duo made everything possible with a delicious album that had everything: a touch-your-heart romantic Dagabaaz Re and Saanson Ne, a high on tempo Pandeyji Seeti Maare, a powerful Dabangg Reloaded and the orgasmic-to-the-ears Fevicol Se.