I firmly believe Vishal Dadlani is one of the best we have in music today. He and partner Shekhar Ravijiani are having a fabulous run in 2012 with some amazing Bollywood tracks, but Vishal doesn’t only compose music – he also sings and writes songs! For his birthday, let’s check out some of his best tracks:
Jhankar Beats is among Vishal-Shekhar’s first soundtracks, and it’s still one of my favourites. Tu Aashiqui Hai, in particular, is still a popular one – but I also lovw Tera Muskurana and Suno Na.
Om Shanti Om is another fabulously composed album, and while Deewangi Deewangi was the chartbuster of them, I have a soft spot for this melancholic song.
You know how everyone has a list of “happy songs” they turn to when their mood is not so great? Jaane Kyun probably tops that list for me. Such a happy, bouncy song – and this one Vishal has both composed and sung.
One of the loveliest tracks of recent times. And while this song most likely steals the show on this album, I also really love Aahista Aahista.
Anjaana Anjaani was one of my favourite soundtracks of 2010 – Vishal composed and wrote for this album. In particular, I love the slow version of the title track, which was sung by Vishal. The album has a number of other winners too: Tumse Hi Tumse is another one of my happy songs!
I am in love with this song. As in, I couldn’t tell you how much – it’s still one of those that I turn to in my post-midnight melancholic states (I’m not the only one who has those, rights?) Thank God there are two versions of this song in the album – so I always have a pick! Vishal has also written lyrics for this album.
This song became an instant hit and is still a hot favourite today. Vishal lent his voice for this fabulous track, and all I can say is, the Vishal-Vishal (Bhardwaj) combo is awesome. Can we see more, please?
Ra.One is an album that Vishal composed, sung and wrote for. Bhare Naina was one of the tracks he lent his voice to, and it’s a great pick of the album. Of course, who could forget the other gems like Chammak Challo and Criminal?
One of my favourite tracks from this year; Vishal’s voice is absolutely lovely here.
Shanghai is Vishal’s most recently released album – and Bharat Mata Ki Jai is undoubtedly the show stealer in this one. Vishal is one of the singers of this song, and has also composed the album along with Shekhar.