Posts Tagged ‘Manoj Tiwari’

If you have been following this blog for sometime, you will know that music review means it’s time for Rohit to take over. So over to him. But before you read the review, you can check out all the songs here.

Also, click here to read our earlier post in which lyricist Varun Grover introduced the two hit songs of the album – jiya ho Bihar ke lala and I am a hunter, the foot-tapping and fun song, which i feel, is dying to have a music video. Mr Kashyap, do it. The song has great potential. You are sitting on a goldmine. Explore it!

The post also has lyrics of six songs – Jiya ho Bihar ke lala, I am a hunter, Ek bagal, Keh ke loonga, O Womania and Humne ke chhori ke.

Back to the music review.

Music – Sneha Khanwalkar

Lyrics – Varun Grover, Piyush Mishra

इतना दिन से इन्तेज़ार था. पूरा उत्तर प्रदेश और बिहार में लोग बाग कोई गाना नहीं सुन रहे थे. चलो ज़रा देखें ससुरा इन्तेज़ार के लायक था या नहीं?

1. Jiya ho Bihar – The song starts with faint ‘thaaps’ as if a traditional song but soon is joined by electric guitars and then the techno arrangement leads us to the very desi Manoj Tiwari. The song makes no bones, thanks to excellent Manoj Tiwari and some real catchy lyrics (Tani Taan kheech ke taansen kehlawo rey bhaiyya, for example). The backup vocals are excellent. Somewhere in the background you will hear shehnai as well. Yes. The marriage of techno sound with Manoj Tiwari is just brilliant. There is a constant ‘bhaiyya bhaiyya’ in the background! Just too good a touch!

There is always that song from which you associate a movie, This one will be the image of Gangs of Wasseypur).

If interested, you can get the lyrics here.

2. I am a hunter – (पापी लोग का नाम है – वेदेश सोकू, मुन्ना ओर रजनीश) The song starts with a ‘Heyllllo’(and TRUST ME!, you will repeat the ‘heylllo’ to hear if it is actually said the way it is said) and then something that we all have done while growing up! (Listen and tell me if you can find it, not telling it here). Special mention must be made for Sneha. This is a fun song and trust me, the song has 2 funny moments per second. Be it the laughter in the background, be it the interplay between vocals along with the constant Caribbean beats the song has ‘fun’ written all over it. Yes, it’s a tad naughty. Still, the words like ‘bhokali’ will ensure that this is played by guys (And girls, may be!) in bonfires. Yes. Up till now Patti rap was THE song that got guys (and sometimes girls together) in a gathering. Now, that place belongs, rightfully to ‘I am a hunter’. Best.Bakchod.Song.Ever.

You can check out the lyrics of the song here.

3. O Womaniya Live (Performed by – Khushboo Raj, Rekha Jha ओर उनकी सहेलिया) Singers start this song in a way that will remind the people who have grown up in north India, those ‘sangeet’ settings that happen during marriages wherein the ‘ladies’ (pronounced as – lay-deej) sing and poke fun at the new bride or may be her ‘in laws’ or may be her ‘bridegroom’. The words are pure ‘North’ and are laced with lot of fun (and naughty-ness). People who will have tough time trying to find the meaning of the songs will get the ‘fun quotient’ when the backup vocal singers will go ‘o o o ho ho ho’ Very naughty! The music setting is very ‘drawing room’ like and even when backup singers giggle you get the feel that they are sharing a joke! Singing is just incidental to the setting. Kudos Sneha! Kudos for reading this very rare, Very, very rare genre. The words of this song in particular have a flavor of north. Big time. Varun Grover, take a bow! Also the singer will remind you of that one character in such family settings who is the ‘leader’ and repeats certain words in order to poke fun at the bride, डबल अर्थ wala fun. (case in context – Patna and satna. ‘Satna’ means when someone sits uncomfortably close to someone else)

4. Keh ke loonga – Night. That’s what the ‘itchy’ start of this song reminds you of. Sneha gets behind the microphone and gets on with it. Accompanied by Amit Trivedi, the ‘graveyard’ feeling of the song gets scarier when the intentions are reflected in words. No matter where you are, I will dig you up and ‘teri keh ke loonga’. It has a very ‘Ghar mein ghus ke maroonga’ feel. Still, it’s not loud. The song just stares at you with the coldness of a dead body. We need Sneha Khanwalkar to sing more. Much more. Much, much more. She is THAT good in the song. Composed by Piyush Mishra and arranged by Sneha. Amit Trivedi is in his usual brilliant self! The resonating sound of howling might not be liked by all. Dark. Scary. This sums up the song.

5. Bhoos ke dher mein – Manish J. Tipu and Bhupesh start the song and will actually lead you into believing that it’s a sad song. Suddenly, an ‘all male’ group of backup singers (accompanied by harmonium and brass band), get into your ears shouting ‘Na milihey’ (you shall not get). This song has a message. More like the songs that you associate with the wanderers who gives out message about life in their songs. The difference? There are way too many singers (and at times a barking dog in the background if I heard it right!). Situational song. Has a very ‘chadhta suraj dheerey dheerey dhalta hai dhal jayega’ (A qawwali-sque song by Aziz Naza, very popular up North). Won’t be a chartbuster. May be that’s exactly what is needed. Let’s see.

6. Ek Bagal – Flute and Sitar talk between themselves and put you at ease immediately and then the strong bass creates a perfect platform for Piyush Mishra (PM) to start what is probably the most powerful song (in terms of effect that it will leave on you) of the film. The excellent use of electric flute deserves a repeat mention. It is THAT good. There is no doubt that this song is penned by PM himself and composed by him as well. The song has a little ‘jis raat sheher mein khoon ki baarish aayi thee’ feel in between. I suspect this song will find a place in the second part of the film as well. Minimalistic ‘arranged’ music. Authentic is the word. 2 thumbs up!

For lyrics, click here.

7. Bhaiyya – This track, performed by the musahars of Sundapur, is another avtaar of a folk song but is music heavy. My guess, this is a background song again. It ends too soon. Didn’t touch me. May be you will like it.

8. Tain Tain – A good harmonium along with at least 10 other sounds suddenly start this song. Then it all settles down. The beat continues and so does a siren! And then Sneha Khanwalkar goes ‘tey tey tey’. Before you figure out what’s happening, the brass band arrests your attention! Ok, too much happening at the same time! This has to be a background sound. This track is just a mix of a lot of sounds (whistles, vocal ‘ta ta ta chu chu ley ley lu li’ and so much more!). Remember the track ‘dol dol’ from ‘Yuva’? This track, in principal is the same, BUT is very DESI. This track grow on you and somehow satisfies the ‘constant casio synthesizer beats wali bhookh’ in me.

9. Suna kar ke Gharwa – performed by Sujeet (From Gaya ओर उनके दोस्त भाई लोग). The song uses a slow tabla and ‘manjeera’. Very folk. But too short. सब लोगों को नही समझ आएगा. It has a sound of a ‘folk singer’ closing his eyes as he connects with self and the powers that be via his singing.

10. Aey Jawanon – Yes, some shayari. Some ‘UP-Bihar’ style shayari about how people are selfish. The stop-and-go and stop-and-run music arrangement completely reminds a ‘northie’ like me of the roadside ‘nautanki’ music. To you, it might remind of ‘pintya gela’ (from shaitaan) in essence, because the instruments used are completely different but the linear tune is somewhat ‘pintya gela’ like.

11. Womaniya (Remix) – Starts exactly like the ‘live’ version but the bass and trance effects soon take over. Something that I haven’t heard ever. Something Desi…real wala desi mixed with ‘mehengai dayan’ like remix (from Peepli Live). The naughty feel of the song is retained. At times I felt some excessive instruments were used but I won’t be surprised if this is played in pubs and people go ‘OMG OMG’! There is a brief romantic exchange of words between shehnai and electric guitar…Just too damn good! मुहझौंसा and what not! This remix grew on me!

The pronunciation of ‘womaniya’ as ऊमनिया is just too adorable (in both the versions)

12. Mann Mauji – Probably one of the best romantic songs this year. Iktaara, algoza and so many other beautiful sounds along with the singer Usari Banerjee is a touch of pure genius. Even the singing style has a touch of vintage in it! ‘Khula hai bajuband phata hai kaaj sambhal ke chalna hoga’. Composed and penned by Piyush Mishra, arranged excellently by Sneha, this song has a sweet vintage feel. Hear it. The ‘secondary vocal’ (at times algoza, at times violin) that constantly accompanies the singer is so so so vintage. Brings back the days of कुएँ के किनारे गाना और नाचना.

13. Loonga loonga (Remix) – The roadside shayari about life (Along with constant beats and ‘loonga loonga’ in the background) starts the song. A faint ‘siren’ (The one that you associate with IPL when a bowler bowls a No-ball and free hit is about to be executed. This is a short version and thankfully so, because the music arrangement and the overall sound of this song is in contrast to the theme of the album. Passable.

14. Humni ki chhoree ke – (Sung by Deepak Kumar – मुजफ्फरपुर वाले) – With just the harmonium and very पक्का ओर रिसा हुआ गला the singer gives us a flavor of a very, very touching song. It’s a folk bhojpuri song and many a singers have sung it already. We could come across Pawan Singh and few others (Check them out on youtube) but this version, with minimalistic music arrangement, has everything that will make you very sad, lump in throat stuff. Even if you don’t understand the meaning of it. Magic of good music, isn’t it? Highly recommended!

Overall a fantastic album! The music stays true to the overalls of the film. Even though 2 remixes are included (to make the album appeal to the ‘non small town’ पब्लिक) फिर भी, This will go down as a फसाद मचाने वाला album by Sneha Khanwalkar and Piyush Mishra. Comparisons will be made with the OST of Omkara, Dev D, Gulaal and so on, but this album will stand it’s ground. Quite easily.

The backdrop is more or less same (in terms of geography), so the sound influences could overlap. Still, inclusion of some pure folk songs of the region is a superb idea and makes the album more relatable. The effort in terms of penning the right lyrics (Piyush Mishra, Varun Grover and Vikas (for hunter – english lyrics), arranging and composing music (Piyush Mishra and Sneha Khanwalkar), singers and the sheer research about it all is praiseworthy.

Rough around edges, raw and melodious in equal measure, here is an unputdownable power album that deserves a listen.

In the days of ch**** Studio (इंडिया) and all those wannabe ‘EXPERIMENTAL page 3 types’, here is an album that gives you a sound and taste of what the sound of those places is like. Those places are called ‘Chowk’ in small towns – an open market area in a city at the junction of two roads.

Chowk Studio. Anyone?

वूफेर फाड़ दिया भैय्या!

My Picks – Entire album.

माने की पूरा एल्बमवा सुनियेगा एक बार. चीन जायेंगे आप, की हम का कह रहे हैं.

(PS – You can order the album on Flipkart also. click here.)

Two song promos of Gangs Of Wasseypur are already out. One is in Bhojpuri and the other is Chutney (Bhojpuri meets calypso) from Caribbean islands. If you have already heard the songs and are playing it in loop but can’t figure out the lyrics, we are going to help you. For those who haven’t heard the songs, do check it out. The embedded links have the full songs, not really the best audio quality but you can manage. And if you like, do  buy the CD. You will not be disappointed. Bet!

Here’s a small intro to both the songs by lyricist Varun Grover, the audio links and the lyrics. If you haven’t seen yet, Jiya Ho Bihar ke lala song promo is here.

1. Jiya Ho – Introduction + Song + Lyrics

For this, Sneha traveled to the interiors of Bihar. It took her an entire month (and then few trips more) to cover all the major districts and languages. (Bhojpuri, Maithili, Chhota Nagpuri, Angika and more) She wanted to just explore the sounds and singing traditions of Bihar. The opening groove and words ‘Jiya ho bihar ke lala, jiya tu hajaar saala, tani naachi ke tani gaayi ke, tani naachi-gaayi sabke mann behlaawa re bhaiyya‘ was found in an all-night nautanki muqaabla in a village near Gaya District. The lines were being sung as a warm-up exercise for singers (around 20 of them in chorus) and instrumentalists.

Sneha improvised on the tune and extended the groove to make a complete song. The search for singer went on for long, and many options crossed our mind. But once the position of the song in the film was finalized, it had to be somebody with genuine roots and skills. It may sound strange, but Manoj Tiwari is the least experimental voice we have tried in the entire album. Yes, every other singer is either a new one, or a folk singer not many know of outside his/her district.

There’s a non-stop 20-minute plus take of Manoj Tiwari for this song. While recording he closed his eyes, went into a musical zone, and sang it like a sufi-possessed. May be it will be released online someday soon.

Music – Sneha Khanwalkar. Lyrics: Varun Grover (mukhda from traditional/folk). Singer – Manoj Tiwari

Jiya ho bihar…

Jiya ho bihar ke laal,

jiya tu hajaar saal,

Jiya ae bihar ke laal,

jiya tu hajaar saal,

Jiya ae bihar ke laal,

Jiya ae bihaar ke laal

jiya tu hajaar saal,

jiya tu hajaar saal,

jiyo tu hajaar…

Tani naachi ke,

tani gaayi ke,

Tani naachi gaayi, sabke mann behlaava re bhaiyya…

Tani naachi gaayi, sabke mann behlaava re bhaiyya…

Tani naachi gaayi, sabke mann behlaava re bhaiyya…

Tani naachi gaayi, sabke mann behlaava re bhaiyya…

Bhaiyya-aa-bhaiyya-aa…

Bhaiyya-aa-bhaiyya-aa…

Bhaiyya-aa-bhaiyya-aa…

Ae….bhaiyyaa….re….

Antara 1

Tu maati ka laal re laala,

Bhaiyya-bhaiyya-bhaiyya…

Tohra magahi saan niraala,

Bhaiyya-bhaiyya-bhaiyya…

Tere purkhey jiye andhera,

aur tuney jana ujaala…

Tere purkhey jiye andhera,

aur tuney jana ujaala…

Bhaiyya-aa-bhaiyya-aa…

Bhaiyya-aa-bhaiyya-aa…


Ho…

Tere god pakhaarey ganga,

tere tej se aag jhulasta,

Tere kandhey chadh ke sooraj,

aakas mein roj pahunchta…

Jiyaa tu honhaaaaaaar….

Tani ghoom-ghaam ke, tani dhoomdhaam se…

Tani ghoom-ghaam ke, tani dhoomdhaam se…

Tani taan kheench ke, taansen, kehlaawa re bhaiyya….

Tani naachi gaayi, sabke mann behlaava re bhaiyya…

Tani zor laga ke, sabko saath nachwa re bhaiyya……

Tani neeke-neeke bol pe geet sunaava re bhaiyya…

Tani teekhe-teekhe bol pe dhol bajaawa re bhaiyya…

Tani jhaal utha ke, taal se taal milaava re bhaiyya…

Tani dholak, maandar, matka, chammach, laava re bhaiyya…

Tani oka-boka-teen-tadoka…

Tani chandan-maati-chauka-kaathi…

Tani oka-boka-teen-tadoka gaava re bhaiyya..

Tani chandan-maati-chauka-kaathi laava re bhaiyya…

Tani saans fula ke phoonk se dhool udaava re bhaiyya,

Tani jaan jala ke geet ke tel pilaava re bhaiyya…

The second song which has just been released is the hilarious I am a Hunter. The song promo is here.
2. Hunter: Introduction + Song + Lyrics
Sneha went to Trinidad-Tobago to find some tunes. Migrants from UP,Bihar,Bengal moved to Caribbean islands in pre-Independence times. They settled there, mixed with local races and cultures, and gave birth to a new music called ‘Chutney’ (which is basically Bhojpuri-folk meets calypso). They sometimes use words, instruments, and folk-tunes we thought were lost forever. Of course these tunes have now fused and evolved with calypso very much.

‘Hunter’ is one such find, originally written in English by Vedesh Sukoo (who has sung it too with that trademark Bihari-lilt and curled-tongue ‘o’ sound beneath every word). The Hindi lines are sung by Rajneesh, Shyamoo, and Munna, all part of Nirman Kala Manch (NKM), a well-known theatre group in Patna. Interestingly, one of NKM’s most famous plays is called ‘Bidesiya’, a term used for migrants that never return to their origins. In this case, Rajneesh-Shyamoo-Munna’s co-singer Vedesh Sukoo.

(Migrants who go out for a long time and do return are called ‘Pardesiya‘ and those who go for a short-term, like once every year to the city, probably to sell goods/grains, are called ‘Batohiya’. Hindi film songs have used these terms loosely over the years but while researching for this film, we came to know how technically specific these are.)

Music Director – Sneha Khanwalkar, Lyrics – Vedesh Sukoo (English), Varun Grover (Hindi). Singer : Rajneesh, Shyamoo, Munna, Vedesh Sukoo.

Haillloo… Hello… Hello

I am a hunter and she want to see my gun

When I pull it out boy the woman start to run]à (2)

She beg me to see it, she beg me to show it

But when I reveal it, she want to run and hideà (2)

Ooooo… ooooo … Oooo..

Put on your hunting clothes, let we go and hunt

Please don’t be embarrassed, you could touch it if you want.

All them young one around here, ask them about me.

I am the baddest gunman that they ever see

I am a hunter and she want to see my gun

Hum hai sikari, sikari sikari

I am a hunter and she want to see my gun

When I pull it out, the woman start to run

Tan tan tan tan tan tan tan tan.. Tan tan tan tan tan tan tan tan.. (2)

Daily goli nikle, automatic, tan-tan… (2)

With one gun in my hand and the next one around my waist

If you see this young girl with da rude look on she face

I say as a hunter, I must be brave and strong

She say that she find that my gun extremely long

Hum hain sikaari, paacket mein lambi gun,

Dhaayein se jo chhootey tan man howey magan..

Oooooo.. ooooo.. oooo..

This girl harasses me, she won’t leave me alone.

But that kinda behavior I really can’t condone

Hai bahut Bhokali, na kabhi ho khali – (2)

This girl harasses me, she won’t leave me alone.

But that kinda behavior I really can’t condone

She says that she’s sorry, she just want to have fun.

Then she asks me kindly, if she can hold my gun

I am a hunter and she want to see my gunWhen I pull it out boy the woman start to run ]—(2)

Door tak hai phamous, kar de sab ke bebas—(2)

Usko milta darsan, jisko man mein hai lagan—(2)

Laagi lagan laagi lagan… Laagi lagan laagi lagan…

3. Ik Bagal – Lyrics

UPDATE : Thanks to GhantaGuy, now we have got the lyrics of the haunting song Ek bagal also.

इक बगल में चाँद होगा, इक बगल में रोटियां,
इक बगल में नींद होगी, इक बगल में लोरियां,
हम चाँद पे रोटी की चादर डालकर सो जायेंगे,
और नींद से कह देंगे लोरी कल सुनाने आयेंगे.

इक बगल में खनखनाती सीपियाँ हो जाएँगी,
इक बगल में कुछ रुलाती सिसकियाँ हो जाएँगी,
हम सीपियों में भरके सारे तारे छूके आयेंगे,
और सिसकियों को गुदगुदी कर कर के यूँ बहलाएँगे.

अब न तेरी सिसकियों पे कोई रोने आएगा,
गम न कर जो आएगा वो फिर कभी न जायेगा,
याद रख पर कोई अनहोनी नहीं तू लाएगी,
लाएगी तो फिर कहानी और कुछ हो जाएगी.

होनी और अनहोनी की परवाह किसे है मेरी जान,
हद से ज्यादा ये ही होगा कि यहीं मर जायेंगे,
हम मौत को सपना बता कर उठ खड़े होंगे यहीं,
और होनी को ठेंगा दिखाकर खिलखिलाते जायेंगे,
और होनी को ठेंगा दिखाकर खिलखिलाते जायेंगे.

– पियूष मिश्रा

4. Keh ke loonga – Lyrics

Here’s the lyrics of the terrific Keh ke lunga. Sung by Sneha Khanwalkar and Amit Trivedi.

Ras bheege saude ka ye, khooni anjam….teri keh ke loonga

Teri keh ke loonga (2)

Khanjar se doodh gire yaan, ho katle aam…teri keh ke loonga

Teri keh ke loonga (2)

Saason ko saanp sunghan ke, jangli til chatta la ke, keh ke loonga

Teri keh ke loonga.

Bichu se hoth katta ke, lori jahreeli gaa ke….keh ke looonga.

Keh ke loonga, keh ke loonga, keh ke loonga.

Panghat ko bechunga main, mar mar ghat ke daam..teri keh ke loonga

Khuli ho sadke, tambu thane chahe mil vil ho ya baaz mekhkama, mekhamaa aaaa

Jisme bachna ho bach le, yee,

jisme bachna ho bach le, bach meri jaan… teri keh ke loonga (2)

Ja tu ja ja tu ja dariya naddi sagar beech pe jhariya,

aa taal mein ghus jaa. aa ghus jaa,

Jisme ghusna ho ghus le, Jisme ghusna ho ghus le,

Jisme ghusna ho ghus le, ghus meri jaan teri keh ke loonga

teri keh ke loonga….loonga….loonga….loonga.

5. O WomaniyaLyrics

Prelude: 

तारै जो बबूना….तरती बबुनिया…

बबूना के हत्थे न चरति बबुनिया…

Mukhda: 

ओ वुमनिया…

मांगे जो बबुना, प्रेम निसनिया…

बोले जो ठोड़ी, कटीहो कनिया….

बदले रुपय्या के देना चवनीया…

सईयाँ जी झपटे तो होना हिरनिया…

हो…..

Antaras:

रह रह के मांगे चोली बटनीया..

जी में लुकाये लोट-लटनिया…

चाहे मुहझौंसा जब हाथ सिकनिया,

कंधा में देना, दाँत भुकनिया

हो…

बोलेगा बबुना, चल जैहो पटना,

पटना बहाने, वो चाहेगा सटना…

दैहो ना पहुना को टिकट कटनिया…

पटना ना जाना चाहे जाना सिवनिया…

हो….

बबुना को उठी हो जो घोर भभक्का…

हाथ पकड़ ले तो मारी हो धक्का…

मन में निरहुआ के छुआ-छुअनिया….

ललना की लीला नाहीं पड़ना ललनिया…
6. Humne ke choree ke – Lyrics + Translation
Humni ke chhori ke nagariya ae baba…Ki arre baba chhori dihala ghar-parivaar kahun banwa maayi gayili ho…Leaving my town, dear father,

Leaving the family behind, to which wilderness mother has gone…

Ki aaho baba soooni kayi ke gharwa-duvaar, kawan banwa maayi gayili ho,

Pushing the home into loneliness, to which wilderness mother has gone…

Gaunwaan ke logawa, kehu…kehu se na bolein..

Chhotaka laikawaa, bhora-hi se aankh nahin kholey..

He isn’t talking to anybody in the village,

The small boy isn’t even opening his eyes since morning…

Sunsaan bhaiyili dagariya ae baba…

Ki arre baba nimiya ho gayil patjhaar, kawan banwa maayi gayili ho..

The roads are all deserted,

And the Neem tree has shed its leaves, to which wilderness mother has gone…

Kaisa-hoo ae baba, humaraa maayi se milaa da

Saparo tajaa ke humro araj sunaa da…

Do whatever, but let me meet the mother once..

Anyhow convey my message to her…dear father…

Chhutka ke chhote-ba umiriya re baba..

The small boy has a small life, father…

Ki arre baba, pari lin hum pauwwaan tohaar kawan banwa maayi gayi li ho..

I fall at your feet tell me, to which wilderness mother has gone…

Ki aaho baba soooni kayi ke anganwa-duvaar, kawan banwa maayi gayili ho,

Pushing the home into loneliness, to which wilderness mother has gone…

Here it is – The list of 14 inmates who are gonna entertain us for the next few weeks in Bigg Boss’ house. Two models to serve as eye candy, superchor, super dacoit, lawyer, two MMS scandal toppers, one motormouth, one beefy boy who made national headlines for wrong reasons, a cross-dresser, an actor & actress who were linked once, a non-controversial actor & actress to play the nice guy/gal roles – wow! It can’t get more colourful than this. And add Salman Khan as the new host of the show. Perfect.

Put the cursor on the pics to know more about them and their claim to fame.