2016 was an average year music wise with not many great songs to choose from. A.R.Rahman was at his standard 2 albums a year, Anirudh was much out of sorts and D.Imman was churning out albums like an assembly line(think he had 11-12 releases this year). Harris Jayaraj is still searching for his missing omakaziya and Santhosh Narayanan is moving further away from his brand of music with his recent releases(read Bairavaa). There were some bright sparks though coming in from young upcoming composers like Nivas K. Prasanna, Leon James, Sean Roldan and K. So here goes my best 10 of 2016, songs that I loved and listened to on repeat this whole year.
As 2008 is nearing an end, here is a look at the Hits & Pits from the world of BOLLYWOOD. This rating is strictly based on the fact that these movies made an impact on me. They might have made me dance,sing,cry,have fun, or have done absolutely anything that amused me. So here goes…
1. ROCK ON
***ing: Farhan Akthar, Arjun Rampal,Prachi Desai.
Directed by: Abhishek Kapoor.
A wonderful movie about the reunion of a rock band that had split due to differences and ego problems with some great music by Shankar Ehsaan Loy. A must watch if u hadn’t till now. Rock On takes top honours.
2. JODHAA AKBAR
***ing: Hrithik Roshan, Aishwaria Rai Bachchan.
Directed by: Ashutosh Gowariker.
A period movie set on the times of King Jalaluddin(AKBAR). A poignant love story with some great chemistry between the lead pair set the screens on fire.
3. JAANE TU YA… JAANE NAA
***ing: Imran Khan, Genelia D’Souza, Manjari Phadnis.
Directed by: Abbas Tyrewala.
A story of friendship,love and fun with entirely newcomers in the lead role and foot tapping tunes from A.R.Rahman that made it big at the box office. It also made Imran Khan(nephew of Aaamir Khan),the heart throb of bollywood land. This film takes the honours for being the first big hit of 2008.
4. A WEDNESDAY
***ing: Naseeruddin Shah, Anupam Kher, Jimmy Shergill.
Directed by: Neeraj Pandey.
A film with a stong social message with power packed performances by nasseruddin shah and anupam kher. The rise of the comman man made an impact at all centeres.
***ing: Vinay Pathak.
Directed by: Shashant Shah.
Loosely based on THE BUCKET LIST, this movie tells the tale of a man whose days are numbered. Watch out for Vinay Pathak in this joyful and soulful tale. The music by Kailash kher deserves special praise.
JUST MISSED IT!!!
These are a group of movies that may not have made it to my top 5 but are the once u shouldn’t have missed this year.
- OYE LUCKY!! LUCKY OYE!!
- WELCOME TO SAJJANPUR
***ing: Akshay Kumar,Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Anil Kapoor.
Directed by: Vijay Krishna Acharaya.
Arguably the worst movie to have hit the screens this year with a shabby storyline and anil kapoor,s damaged HinGlash(English). Even Akki could not save this box office disaster.
2. LOVE STORY 2050
***ing: Harman Baweja, Priyanka Chopra.
Directed by: Harry Baweja.
A futuristic love story between a guy and his lost lover, even robots acted better than the lead pair. There was no love in this love story and the future was never so bleak.
3. MANN GAYE MUGHAL-E-AZAM.
***ing: Rahul Bose, Mallika Sherawat,Paresh Rawal.
Directed by: Sanjay Chell.
The purpose of why this movie was made is still not known. What more can in say about this audience killer. I recommend you to not even watch it on dvd or a tv premiere.
***ing: Himesh Reshammiya, Urmila matondkar.
Directed by: Satish kaushik.
A remake of the old Karz with some unbelievable bad acting and an equally unbelievable storyline made sure the audiences stayed away from theaters. So long Himesh!!!!!!!
***ing: Sohail Khan, Amirta Arora.
Directed by: Atul Agnihotri.
Based on the novel ONE NIGHT AT A CALL CENTER by chetan bhagat, this movie was the worst adaptation one could ever make of the book. No wonder hello is in the top 5 of the wrong side.
JUST MISSED IT!!!
Some equally bad movies which gave the audiences a nightmare at the movies.
- KRAZZY 4
- WOODSTOCK VILLA
- SAAS BAHU AUR SENSEX
- BLACK AND WHITE
and the list goes on…………