Friday, October 12, 2007

The Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Roji Report

Music directors and anya hastis come on SRGMP and make big promises to the stars. Songs are announced, album contracts are signed. Judges argue about roji-roti - ok maybe just one judge. So what comes of all of it?

First results are in (ok, I'm a little slow on these things) with the soundtrack of Bal Ganesh. Now normally this movie reminds me of that guy in the semi-punctured Bal Ganesh suit who showed up on the show to hand out CDs. But the soundtrack is surprisingly decent if kiddy-like (more on that in a later Best of New Music edition). Some big names sing: Shankar Mahadevan, Asha Bhonsle, sis Usha Mangeshkar, Kailash Kher and Hariharan (hooray!).

And joining these are some SRGMP alums (and two existing contestants). All of these are featured on two different versions of "Ganaa Ganaa". Shankar Mahadevan does the honors on the first, pacier rendition along with Amanat Ali, Aneek Dhar and Nirupama Dey. And they all get lines to sing along with providing backup vocals.

Asha Bhonsle kind of screeches through (sorry, mum) the second version but its great to hear Junaid Shaikh (trying to enunciate his R's clearly and doing interesting things with the taal) along with Mauli Dave (whose fondness for R&B is exploited here) and Sumedha.

So who sounds really good now that the image is removed from the voice - the crucial litmus test to figuring out who will make it? Aneek stands out and surprise, so does Mauli. But hey, where's my favorite S(tr)aberi in all of this?

Click links above to listen. Have RealPlayer installed.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good to hear the soundtrack is good..lately am weary of these Godly movies..bought some for my kid and they are horrible..if you watch the movie too let us know how it is.Now i'll check ur blog b4 i buy :)

Aspi said...

Are you kidding?! I'm not sitting through that piss-poor animation unless its got Himesh in it.

Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

Hahaha...bang on Aspi!We need Lord Hima$$ in de movie..rofl....and not to ferget....Lord of Lords Shekhoo:)

Leera said...

Maybe they should design a 'little Himesh' animated series, along the lines of little Bush. The we can see Aneek in a deflated bal himesh costume at the music release.

Aspi said...

All right Leera, lets flesh out this idea a little more and pitch it to Reshammiya productions. We'll pitch a bal-hero seris and then turn it around in its execution to make it a little like Spongebob.

Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

Hey...how about a Munnabhai types...???Series of movie on adventures of HR...???dat wud inflate his one-more-drop-n-i-will-burst-ego....and he will go crazee makin movies opposite kids...and den none of us will watch it..and hell become bankrupt...and den...WE'LL FINALLY GET RID OF HIM!!!!:D

Anonymous said...

that picture seems to be some yesteryear tv actress , but i cant remember the name , sure once i come across , will let you know

Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

Hey hey hey.....THATS MY PICTURE!!!!No yesteryear actress.....:(:(:(

Anonymous said...

suman ranganathan

Aspi said...

My home grown image matching software - Chaksudhoka - tells me there is a 70% match between Suman Ranganathan and SkD's picture.

Either SkD is related or anon is one sharp cookie.

Sania said...

Does that mean we should all line up to be photomatched? ;-) In college, a guy once hit on me by telling me that I looked like Kareena Kapoor. It didn't go over well with me, needless to say.

Anonymous said...

sorry sania , not to offend you , but that just looks like suman ranganathan , the same lady who acted in i think aa ab laut chale

here is one more picture of her
http://im.rediff.com/entertai/2003/jan/31ss5.jpg

Aspi said...

Wow, what a great Kareena story.

I don't get that angle. My college Hitting on Women 101 book says that everyone has at least one thing thats cool worth focusing on (otherwise you wouldn't be interested).

Like shoes, or a haircut. Practice on girls you have no romantic interest in to refine your pitch.

Although I must admit the one where I praised someone's elbows wasn't my finest hour.

Saritha said...

You praised someone's elbow....now that's supremely funny.What did she do?...poked you with her elbow...he he

Chk this and tell me what does ur home grown image matching software say-

http://im.rediff.com/movies/2005/apr/06south2.jpg

SKD instantly reminded me of Sukanya,a south indian actress.She played Kamal hasan's wife in Hindustani or Indian(Tamil)

Mind Rush said...

you guys have razor sharp brains and too much time on your hands...Am jealous!
Dear Shekhar ki, either way, the nice thing about the net is that picture or no picture, you can pass as anyone.

m said...

saberi? the one in Hit It gharana? she was ur fave aspi? she was quite good looking but needed to lose a lot of weight.

speaking of good looking, i juss had to pick ma sis from her dancing class, as we walked to the car she was like "that dude's checking you out" and i was like meh and subtlely looked and he was so HOT. 18 months too late *cries*

Shekhar Ki Deewani said...

gees...well..i dunno wat to say seriously..thanks for the compliments??:S...this is GENUINELY my pic..lol..i think i shud load another passable image...but dis is ma fav..sheesh!

Aspi said...

m, I loved the way Saberi's triceps jiggled when she sang. Her weight was just fine if you ask me.

Saritha, whats hilarious about that pic you sent is that rediff just labelled it 06south2.jpg. Talk about lumping people in a category :)