Ganga- Sharma And The Besharams
It’s a catchy song with a nice, hummable tune.
Tears Of The Wizard- Parikrama
This is one of the classiest videos released in Indian rock. For their song Tears Of The Wizard, Parikrama chooses the picturesque, hilly terrains of Mechukha in Arunachal Pradesh. By adding a rugged outdoor feel, video director Sujit K. Jha does wonders. Parikrama earlier recorded it at an Artiste Aloud event in 2012.
It’s a fabulous composition with a trademark 1980’s heavy metal vibe. Vocalist Nitin Malik, keyboardist Subir Malik, guitarists Sonam Sherpa and Saurabh Chaudhry, bassist Gaurav Balaji and drummer Srijan Mahajan combine brilliantly, and violinist Sharat Chandra Srivastava produces a marvellous solo.
This one’s a beauty.
Rating: 9/ 10
Tequila- Bob Thind
Thankfully, this isn’t a remake of the famous Champs number Tequila. Rather, Bob Thind’s song with the same name is about a well-built dude and a woman who makes her entry getting off a car and showing a pair of white heels as tall as her.
Against the tune of a screechy synth, Lady In Blue walks in slow motion into a lounge and bar, where Mr Muscles groans, “Lips gulabi, mast adama, Style sharabi, main mar jaanva.” The rest of the song is about a variety of sunglasses, a handlebar moustache, a sudden rap stretch and references to Shakira and lip-lock. In the end, this Tequila leaves you “thakela.”
Rating: 3/ 10
Follow Me- Salim-Sulaiman
The video, directed by Aditya Raghav, features Salim and Onima Kashyap, with Sulaiman making a short appearance. Outdoor shots of the sea and long roads are interspersed with club scenes.
Rating: 7/ 10
Tere Bina- Zaeden
the storyboard has been done to death, although Disha Rampal’s video, featuring Amyra Dastur, is about the only saving grace for its look.
Rating: 4/ 10
Amma Bawa- Anuj Gurwara
Hyderabadi words like ‘hallu’, ‘potti’, ‘haula’ and ‘nakko’ are used freely. Every line is accompanied by an illustration (by Pranabesh Sarkar). The narrative to and Goutam Bhattacharyya’s video is perfect.
Importantly, the tune lingers.
Rating: 8/ 10