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Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Sonu Niigaam & Kavitha Seth Live In Ahmedabad - Buy Tickets Now !!

Start Date: 2010/01/30

Event Start/End Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Assemble at the LKP and lose yourself in the Iktara number from wake up Sid and the rhythms of Irany duffs and Indian Tabla as Kavita Seth ferries you to the intriguing world of Sufism. Continue to be spellbound as Indian icon Sonu Nigaam, The most versatile among Indian singers takes centre stage and croons chart-toppers ranging from the melodic to the vibrant. The delicate illumination and the silken voice of this sensation makes for a truly magical evening.
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Sonu Niigaam To Raise Voice Against Child Labour !!

Singer Sonu Niigaam will be lending his voice to the cause of child labour in the country as he is set to perform at a fundraising concert to aid a campaign against the problem.

NGOs Divine and Lok Sathi have organized 'Pukaar', to be held in New Delhi on January 31, as part of their campaign to eradicate child labour and rehabilitate the children who are forced to work in their tender age.

The national award-winning singer is slated to perform live some of his best Bollywood numbers at the fundraiser.

Proceeds from the show will be spent on the rehabilitation and education of child labourers.

New Delhi, Jan 27 (PTI)
Sonu Niigaam Rocks Concert, Speaks Against Child Labour

Noted singer Sonu Niigaam treated Delhiites to a evening of rocking music on Sunday while raising his voice against child labour.

The 36-year-old singer belted out some of his popular Bollywood numbers like 'Shukran Allah' from the movie 'Kurbaan', 'Dil Dooba' from 'Khaki' and the title song from 'Kal Ho Na Ho'.

A joint venture of two NGOs Loksathi and Divine, the musical concert 'Pukaar' was an attempt to support the cause of children who are forced to toil at the age when they should be in classrooms.

"This is a very noble cause that NGO Divine and Loksathi has taken up and we need to continue this campaign till each and every child labour in this country is given back their normal childhood," said Sonu, extending his support to the campaign.
New Delhi, Feb 1 (PTI)

Monday, 25 January 2010

Sonu Niigaam To Sing For 150th anniversary !!

Popular indian playback singer Sonu Niigaam will perform in South Africa in March as part of the celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the arrival of Indians in the country.
Sonu Niigaam's appearance will form part of a two-week programme that will include the annual Miss India Worldwide pageant, Africa Night and the Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (Gopio) international conference.

The north Indian singer and game-show host kicks off his series of concerts in Johannesburg on March 21 before moving to Cape Town on March 22 and
Durban on March 26.

He will be accompanied by a live band and a troupe of Mumbai dancers.

Arriving a day after Nigam will be the 30 Miss India Worldwide contestants, who will compete for the title at Durban's International Convention Centre. The pageant programme will run from March 20 to 28.

The Gopio conference begins on March 28 and will run for three days.

Sonu Niigaam's - Neene Baari Neene Songs Have Golden Touch !!

Apart from taking the world by storm with his excelling singing talent in Hindi cinema Sonu Niigaam has been equally active and appreciated down south for his singing. And latest entrant is a Kannada music album Neene Bari Neene whose two songs are slightly influenced by music maestro late R D Burman’s old Hindi music.

‘Naa Ninagaage’ from his album is a very soulful one and Sonu’s love for Pancham Da’s music is quite noticeable in this song. His modulation takes one down to memory lanes of one of RD’s best composition - ‘Kuch Na Kaho’ from the movie 1942-A Love Story.

And that is not it; even his title song of the album has qualities like foot tapping melodies and moving lyrics as those of Hindi film golden era of 60s and 70s. In today’s era when such beautiful music and lyrics are difficult to find Sonu’s new album has this quality which is refreshing.

This talented singer’s songs have always marveled the music lovers and yet again he has the potential to impress his fans by the golden touch in the songs of Neene Baari Neene.

Friday, 22 January 2010

Sonu Niigaam & Zoom Recreate - The Iconic Song: Phir Mile Sur Mera Tumhara !!

MUMBAI: There would hardly be an Indian who has not resonated with India's unofficial anthem 'Mile Sur Mera Tumhara' that was first promoted on Doordarshan in 1988.

After more than two decades, the iconic song has been revived as 'Phir Mile Sur' and will be revealed to the nation on 25 January 2010 in Mumbai. While the 1988 version of Mile Sur Mera Tumhara was created by the Lok Seva Sanchar Parishad, the new revived song has been produced by television channel Zoom from the Bennett, Coleman stable. Information and Broadcasting minister Ambika Soni will be unveiling the song on Monday, a day before India gets ready to celebrate it's 60th Republic Day.

According to sources, the new version of the popular song is composed by Louis Banks who had also composed the 1988 version of the song along with late P Vaidyanathan. According to sources, in this new song, Banks has worked with his son Gino. The new song will feature musicians & personalities from sports, arts, entertainment and music.

The video has been directed by Kailash Surendranath, the original director of the 1988 version of Mile Sur Mera Tumhara

Including: Sonu Niigaam Shah Rukh Khan Salman Khan Abhishek & Ashwariya Bachchan
Pt: Shivkumar Sharma Ustad Amjad Ali Khan Ustad Rashid Khan Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Taufiq Qureshi Faizal Sivamani Deepika Padukone Anoushka Sharma Rahul Sharma Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan Shaan Shahid Kapoor Ranbir Kapoor Shreya Goshal Shilpa Shetty Shaimak Dawar

Ek sur" (One Tune) (languages of India), or "Mile Sur Mera Tumhara" as it is better known, is an Indian video focusing on national integration and unity.

It was created in 1988 by Lok Seva Sanchar Parishad, and promoted by Doordarshan(then India's sole TV broadcaster) and India's Ministry of Information. The song was composed by ashok patki, written by Piyush Pandey (then a Accounts Manager and presently the Executive Chairman and Creative Head of Oligvy and Mather, India). The conception of the project was by Suresh Mullick and recorded by a group of people from all walks of life, including a supergroup of popular Indians - musicians, sports persons, movie stars, etc.

The national integration video was intended to instill a sense of pride and promote unity amongst Indians, highlighting the different linguistic communities and societies that live in India -- India's unity in diversity, so to speak.

Mile Sur was telecast for the first time on Independence Day 1988, after the telecast of the Prime Minister’s speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort. [1]

It quickly captivated millions in India, gaining and maintaining near-anthem status ever since.
People featured in the original version (partial list, not in order of appearance)

For those who don't know, Mile Sur Mera Tumhara (1988) was written by Piyush Pandey (then a Accounts Manager, and now Chief of Oligvy and Mather, India).
The conception of the project was by Suresh Mullick and recorded by a group of people from all walks of life, and featured in its video a supergroup
of popular Indians

Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty,Tanvir Ashai, Kamal Hasan, K.R.Vijaya, Revathi, Jeetendra, Waheeda Rehman, Hema Malini, Tanuja, Sharmila Tagore, Shabana Azmi, Deepa Sahi, Om Puri, Dina Pathak, Meenakshi Seshadri (Actors: Film and T.V.) Mallika Sarabhai (Dancer) Mario Miranda (Cartoonist) Mrinal Sen (Filmmaker) Sunil Gangopadhyay, Annadashankar Ray (Authors) Bhimsen Joshi, M Balamuralikrishna, Lata Mangeshkar, Suchitra Mitra (Singers) Narendra Hirwani, S Venkataraghavan, Prakash Padukone, Ramanathan Krishnan, Arun Lal, PK Banerjee, Chuni Goswami, Syed Kirmani, Leslie Claudius, Gurbux Singh (Sportsmen), Pratap Pothen, AV Ramanan

The song's lyrics are unique-- One phrase, repeated in 14 Indian languages: "Mile sur mera tumhaara, to sur bane hamaara", meaning "When my tune and your tune merge, it becomes our tune". The lyrics in different languages is given below:

[hi] मिले सुर मेरा तुम्हारा तो सुर बने हमारा
सुर की नदियाँ हर दिशा से बहते सागर में मिलें बादलों का रूप ले कर बरसे हल्के हल्के मिले सुर मेरा तुम्हारा तो सुर बने हमारा मिले सुर मेरा तुम्हारा … मिले सुर मेरा तुम्हारा …
[ks-dev] चॉन्य् तरज़ तय म्यॉन्य् तरज़ इक-वट बनि यि सॉन्य् तरज़ [ks-nast]چأنِۂ ترز تدذ تَے میأنِۂ تدذ اِکوَٹہٕ بَنِہ یِہ سأنِۂ تدذ
[pa] तेरा सुर मिले मेरे सुर दे नाल मिलके बने एक नवा सुर ताल
[hi] मिले सुर मेरा तुम्हारा तो सुर बने हमारा
[sn-dev] मुंहिंजो सुर तोहि देसा पियारा मिले जडें गीत असांजो मधुर तरानो बने तडें . [sn-nast] مُنهِنجو سُر توهِ ديسا پِيارا مِلي جَڊي گِيت اَسانجو مڍُر تَرانو بَني تَڊي
[ur] سر کی دریا بہتے ساگر میں ملے
[pa] बदलाँ दा रूप लैके बरसन हौले हौले
[ta] இசைந்தால் நம் இருவரின் சுரமும் நமதாகும். திசை வேறானாலும் ஆழிசேர் ஆறுகள், முகிலாய், மழையாய், பொழிவது போல் இசை, நம் இசை.
[kn] ನನ್ನ ಧ್ವನಿಗೆ ನಿನ್ನ ಧ್ವನಿಯ, ಸೇರಿದಂತೆ ನಮ್ಮ ಧ್ವನಿಯ .
[te] నా స్వరము నీ స్వరము సంగమమై, మన స్వరంగా అవతరించే
[ml] എന്റെ സ്വരവും നിങ്ങളുടെ സ്വരവും ഒന്നുചേര്‍ന്നു നമ്മുടെ സ്വരമായ് .
[bn] তোমার সুর মোদের সুর, সৃষ্টি করুক ঐক্য সুর.
[as] সৃষ্টি হো ঐক্যতান.
[or] ତୋମା ମୋରା ସ୍ବରେର ମିଲନ ସୃଷ୍ଟି କରେ ଚାଲଦୋଚତନ .
[gu] મળે સૂર જો તારો મારો, બને આપણો સૂર નિરાળો .
[mr] माझ्या तुमच्या जुळता तारा मधुर स्वरांच्या बरसती धारा .
[हिन्दी] सुर की नदियाँ हर दिशा से बहते सागर में मिलें बादलों का रूप ले कर बरसे हल्के हल्के मिले सुर मेरा तुम्हारा तो सुर बने हमारा मिले सुर मेरा तुम्हारा … तो सुर बने हमारा

Full In English
Mile sur mera tumharaa, Thoo sur bane hamaraa.... sur kee nadhiyaan har disha se behkee saagar mein milee. Baadalon ka roop leiker bharse halke halke... Mile sur mera tumharaa.. thoo... sur bane hamaara.. Mile sur mera tumhara...
Chaain taraj tahin nyay taraj ek but baniye saayen taraj
Tera sur mile mere sur de naal milke bane ek nava surtaal
Mile sur mera tumharaa....tho sur bane hamaara..
Mohnja sur tohi desa pyara mile jadein geet ashaanjo madhur tarano bane tadein Sur ka dariya bahte saagar me mile badlaan da roop leike barasan holle haule
Isaindhal namm iruvarin suramum namadhakum.. Dhisai veru aanalum aazi ser aarugal Mugilai mazaiyai pozivadu pol isai ...Namm isssaiiii.... Thik thakida thathikakidA....thaka thimi thaka junu
Nanna dhwanige ninna dhwani-ya, seridante namma dhwaniya.. Naa swaramu nee swaramu sangammamai, mana swaram ga avatarinchey
Ente swaravum ningalude swaravum otthuchernnhu Namudeya swaramai....
Tomaar shoor moder shoor srishti koroor koi ekshoor Sriishti karoon woi katha
Toma mora swarer milan srishti kare chalbochatano
male sur jo taro maro, bane aapno sur niralo
majhya tumchya julta tara madhur suranchya barasti dhara
Sur ki nadiya har disha se behke saagar mein mile... Baadlo ka roop leke barse halke halke.. Oh...Mile sur mera tumhara tho....sur bane hamara...
Mile Sur mera tumhara tho sur bane hamara tho sur bane hamara tho sur bane hamara

The song itself ends by fading into the final notes of the Indian National Anthem.

Sonu Niigaam Attends Kumar Sanu's Saraswati Pooja !!

Event: Music industry luminaries like Sonu Niigaam, Abhijeet, Kavita Krishnamurthy and many others at Kumar Sanu's Saraswati Pooja held at his studio, Mumbai.

Guest List: Sonu Niigaam, Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Kumar Sanu, Bali Brahmabhatt
Kavita Krishnamurthy, Sameer, Jatin Pandit many more ...
Date: 20-Jan-2010

Sonu Niigaam Records For 'Joker' Without No Payment !!

Sonu Niigaam recently recorded two songs free for Krishan Chaudhery & Sunil Thadani's upcoming film Joker. The film, to be directed by debutant Vikram Tuli, deals with a father-son relationship.

When Sonu heard the script of the film he got very emotional and returned the cheque due for his song recordings.

The recording took place at Spectral Harmony Studio in Andheri on January 17, 2010 and the two songs he recorded were 'Shukriya' and 'Loorie'.

Joker will see Rajeev Khandelwal and Prachi Desai in lead roles. The film goes on floor in February and it will be Bollywood's first film to be shot start to finish in New Zealand.
This is not the first time Sonu Niigaam has done this, Sonu Niigaam has sang for no payment on many songs. Sonu Niigaam is an admirer of good music & once commented
'If music composers compose any thing classical he Will be glad to sing it only for a mere 1 rupee'.

That's the way to go sonuji, music composers should be focusing on making good music
They should concentrate on good melody's, learn from the old composers who sometimes recorded just one song in a week or even took a month for difficult songs
Those days were about quality & not quantity, that's why there music is heard by all even 20,30,40 years after first released !!

When composers have composed a good song or a good melody they spoil it by choosing the wrong singer to sing it, which then ruins any chance of that song to be a potential hit, it's heard for a month or two then disappears, why do composers do this ??

My message to all the composers out there, wake up !!
Compose good music, mix the song well & like the olders days of good music
Keep the vocals 60% & music 40%, Don't let vocals fade away in the music
Its all about team work, at the end of the day the composers & singers should get there due as well as the actor's on screen !!

I salute Singers like Sonu Niigaam who are always trying to promote good music !
A fact: Mohd rafi also sang for no payment for most of his songs too !!

- Aap Ka Vijay 22-01-10 14:43 PM

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Zee’s International Operations !!

Zee’s International operations contribute to a significant part of the company’s revenues. This quarter the division organized and tied up various on-air and on-ground initiatives across geographies, thus extending Zee’s brand salience and connect with audiences. These initiatives included association with Indian celebrities of the likes of Bollywood Superstar Amitabh Bachchan, leading singers Sonu Niigaam and Shaan, celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor, actress Priyanka Chopra amongst many others. Special events were organized for the Indian and South East Asian diaspora and subscribers got the opportunity to interact with Zee TV stars. Distribution tie-ups in new geographies with leading platforms such as Comcast, Bright House Cable etc. were undertaken during the quarter. Some of the significant achievements of the quarter included Zing UK continuing as the highest rating Asian channel on BARB and the network’s Arabic offering Zee Aflam bagging a Gold Award in the prestigious Effies MENA 2009.

Sonu Niigaam Live In Holland 2010

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Sonu Niigaam Live In Holland !!

Ft: Sonu Niigaam - Amar's - Show It Off Out In Febuary !!

What's happening in the U.K.?
Well last Tuesday I caught up with the beautiful and talented Amar.
She came and gave me two exclusive tracks from her
forthcoming album "Show It Off" which is due out in February
in India on Universal Records.

The first track called "Bombay Billionaire," featuring a certain
singer called Sonu Niigaam, is amazing, "the Indian Justin Timberlake."
"He's a real thinker, he takes everything really seriously."
While she was in India recording with Sonu, the press couldn't help but suggest romance.

Amar found the whole experience a bit bizarre. The track itself is pure Hindi Hop with Sonu dropping some English vocals into the mix.
Amar's vocal delivery is quickfire like Kardinal Offishall's and sultry like Beyonce's as she switched styles.

The second track that I was given of Amar's was called "Sajana" and is a much more down tempo love song designed to show that she's not just for the clubs.
I really did try to plead with Amar to have the full album plus some of the tracks she has recorded with Timbaland for his "Shock Value 2" remix album, but as much as I pleaded she promised me the exclusives in all good time.

I know I'm greedy because she had already given me two massive world firsts.
She said to me "I'm so excited you're playing the tracks, I've been tweeting about it all day."

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Navi Mumbai Gets Set To Rock And Roll !!

NAVI MUMBAI: From listening to Hariprasad Chaurasia to watching Flamenco dancer Sharmini Tharmaratam to swaying to Usha Uthup's songs, residents of Navi Mumbai will be treated to a cultural extravaganza, as the satellite readies to celebrate `Cidco Navi Mumbai Festival 2010'. The four-day fest will start from January 23.

Flute maestro Pundit Hariprasad Chaurasia, singers Sonu Nigam, Usha Uthup,
Bhupinder Singh and his wife Mitali will be among the performers at the fest, the theme is "Celebrate the Heart of Living in the City''. Spanish flamenco dancer Tharmaratam, who has also learnt Kathak, is set to set the stage on fire with her performance of a fusion ballet to highlight the dangers of global warming.

"This is our second annual Navi Mumbai festival to celebrate the success of this new, growing city, which was planned 40 years ago to decongest Mumbai,'' said the Cidco vice-chairman and managing director G S Gill. He added that the Navi Mumbai festival will also mark the inauguration of the much-awaited Central Park (phase 1 amphitheatre) with a grand opening ceremony at Kharghar on January 23.

Cidco spokesperson Mohan Ninawe said the Palm Beach Marathon — also a part of the festival — will be kickstarted at 7 am on January 24 and will end at 10.30 am.

Marathi plays, rock shows, folk dances and calligraphy workshops will also be held at several parts of the city, to involve all citizens. Drummer Sivamani will perform at Kharghar's Utsav Chowk on the evening of January 24.

Tharmaratnam told TOI, "This is the first time that I will perform in Navi Mumbai, which is developing into quite an international hub. I am looking forward to meeting the other artistes as well as the residents.''

Besides the array of cultural performances, a rock-climbing (bouldering) event will also be organised at Belapur, which will witness the presence of world champion climbers like Michael Fuselier and Julien Nadiras.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Sonu Niigaam At The Music Launch Of Striker

The Music Of Striker Finally Releases
Siddarth, one of the most popular South heroes, who recently won several accolades for his role in Rang De Basanti is all set to play the role of a carrom player in his upcoming sport film Striker. South actress Padmapriya has been paired with Siddharth in Striker by director Chandan Arora.

Set in the 1980s, the film will move through a labyrinth of socio-cultural political issues as seen through the eyes of the slum-protagonist. Entitled “Striker”, the film's main protagonist Siddharth's character will be based on the life and times of a real-life carrom whiz from the slums of Malavni named Suryakant.

Siddharth, who has said a firm no to several good offers from Mumbai including Rakeysh Mehra's Delhi 6 and David Dhawanâ's film for UTV, has quietly been preparing for the new challenge.

A carrom player from the outset, Siddharth has been polishing up his skills.

Siddharth has become an expert at carom. By the time we hit the floors in December Siddharth will be able to beat anyone at the game. He has met the real-life Suryakant several times. He has also spent sizeable time in Malavni getting the feel of the place. Though he functions from the south he has spent a large part of his life in Delhi and Mumbai. So he speaks very fluent Hindi,Arora told IANS.

Unlike Dharavi, which is a planned slum, Malavni just happened. People and communities from all across Mumbai who were rendered homeless just converged on this slum. So to begin with, it was more a refugee camp than a slum, said Arora.

But the game of carrom will preside over the goings-on, just as it does in the slum. Lakhs of rupees go into betting over the game. Carrom is a way of life in Malavni,explained Arora.

The rest of the vast cast is now being worked out. But Vidya Malvade from Chak De India, model Nicolette Bird and south Indian actress Padma Priya have been finalised.

So after Chak De India and Goal, get ready for another sports film next year. Hope it does as well, if not better than Chak De India

Saat sur, saat musicians aur ek Siddharth
IndiaGlitz [Friday, January 15, 2010]

Telugu hottie Siddharth, remember the affluent son of ‘Rang De Basanti’ who got linked with Soha Ali Khan after the movie thanks to our community, is now appearing in his first solo Bollywood movie ‘Striker’. But that’s not the only news; the Telugu heartthrob solo release is coming with a varied range of soundtracks, as it has seven different musicians composing the tracks of the movie. Filmed in Bombay (that’s what was said during the 80’s) the film is based on carom and shows Mumbai of the 80’s.

Directed by Chandan Arora, ‘Striker’ is the first Bollywood movie which has so many different musicians. This has been practiced in Hollywood but for Bollywood it’s a first attempt where seven musicians come together for one film. And yes, Siddharth has also crooned in this movie and continued his tradition which he religiously practices down south for good results. In ‘Striker’ he has given back vocals for one track ‘Hak Se’ and has sung a song composed by Amit Trivedi ‘Bombay Bombay’. And we must say that the actor has a neck for singing. The movie has tracks composed by Vishal Bhardwaj and penned by Gulzar saab.

‘All is well’ fame Swanand Kirkere has not only wrote a song ‘Maula,’ but has also given his voice for the first time. Tracks like ‘Piya Sawra,’ ‘Cham Cham rendered by Sonu Nigam, are brilliantly composed numbers.

Yuvan Shankar Raja, the son of Illyaraja, has composed the track ‘Hak Se,’ as he has also sung in it despite knowing Hindi. South Indian actress Padmapriya is making her Bollywood debut with ‘Striker’ which also includes Anupam Kher, Ankur Vikal and Aditya Pancholi.
Catch director Chandan Arora, actor R. Siddharth and music director Shailendra Barve talk about the simplicity of song 'Cham Cham' sung by Sonu Nigam in this making video of 'Striker'.

Sonu Niigaam to croon at IIMA's cultural festival Chaos

Ahmedabad: Plans are being finalised for IIMA's annual cultural festival Chaos and for fans of Sonu Niigaam there's some good news.

The versatile performer will be the star of the action. The annual event will bring on stage the celebrated singer who will render some of today's popular numbers at the institute's campus. The event will also feature a DJ night for the first time this year.

Talking about the presence of the celebrities that was being listed to perform in the event this year, a student of IIMA who is also a member ofTeam Chaos 2010, Abhijit Kedia,said: "Keeping the theme of the upcoming event as 'Movie', 'Chaos-2010' aims to bring together lots of well-known personalities who are linked to the film industry this year."

While Sonu Niigaam will perform on the evening ofJanuary 30t, the DJ night will be held on the the last day of the festival, Jan 31, right after the rock night, which will have various bands showcasing their skill. Referring to the DJ night, Kedia said, "The event will have various DJs from across the country displaying their talents."

Apart from Sonu Niigaam, Chaos 2010, which will be held from January 28 to 31, will also bring on stage well-known silver screen artiste Tom Alter, Grammy award winner Pandit Viswamohan Bhatt and popular Sufi singer Kavita Seth to enchant Amdavadi audiences.

Chaos was started in 1996 and since then has gained a lot of popularity in the state. Its music competitions and events are also very popular particularly among teenagers.

The fest will also include new events like street dance competitions, dances, dramas and Indian music band competitions this time.

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Sonu Niigaam & Sukhwinder Sing 'Taali For 'Veer'

Salman's period Veer releasing on Jan 22

Twenty years after he wrote Veer's concept, Salman Khan's idea has seen materialization. Yes, his story Veera has got the celluloid avatar, which is ready for a January 22 release. Directed by Anil Sharma, the film has Salman playing a warrior. Set in 1825, when India was a colony of the British, the film chronicles the love story of Veer, who puts up a battle with the British to emerge victorious in his love.

Debutante Zarine Khan plays Princess Yashodhara in the film.
Mithun Chakravarthy, Sohail Khan and Jackie Shroff play the other key characters, while a bevy of foreign actors like Lisa Lazarus, Bianca Van Varenberg, Militza Radmilovic will also be seen.

Reportedly made on a mammoth budget of Rs. 55 cr., the has music by Sajid-Wajid and produced by Vijay Galani & Sunil A. Lulla.

The audio of the film was released recently and has songs rendered by
Sonu Niigaam, Sukhwinder Singh, Shreya Ghosal and others.

The film boasts of setting a love story in the context of British rule in India.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Sonu Niigaam Sings For 'Toh Baat Pakki'

Star Cast: Sharman Joshi...... Rahul
Tabu...... Rajeshwari
Uvika Chaudhary...... Nisha
Vatsal Sheth...... Yuvraaj
Ayub Khan...... Vinay

Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty
Lyricist: Sayeed Qadri, Mayur Puri & Shabbir Ahmed

01 - Phir Se - Sonu Niigaam
02 - Jis Din - Mika Singh
03 - Dil Le Jaa - Jassi, Javed Ali, Indee & Shilpa Rao
04 - Karle Mujhse Pyaar - Pritam, Rana & Soham
05 - Phir Se (Remix) - Sonu Niigaam
06 - Jis Din (Remix) - Mika Singh
07 - Dil Le Jaa (Remix) - Jassi, Javed Ali, Indee & Shilpa Rao
08 - Karle Mujhse Pyaar (Remix) - Pritam, Rana & Soham
09 - Aarti (Traditional) - Antara Mitra
10 - Phir Se - Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Producer: Ramesh S Taurani & Kumar S Taurani
Executive Producer / Co-Producer: Rahila Mirza
Jay Shewakramani

Director: Kedar Shinde
Release Date: February 19, 2010

Genre: Comedy/Romance
Shooting Studios: Filmcity
Language: Hindi

'These days the composers use such high scales; they won’t compose low pitched music. Recently I recorded a song ‘Do baat pakki’ that was so high pitched that it made me go to my highest scale,” said Sonu Niigaam'

Aap Ka Vijay 08-01-10

Sonu Niigaam: Kill Piracy Says Versatile Singer

Under Section- 35 of the Indian Copyright Act, playing commercial music in public places without paying licence fee is an offence. However, despite having the law, piracy goes on without any hesitations and condition remains unchanged.

Looking at this situation, the acclaimed singer Sonu Niigaam is very much concerned about the piracy issue and he’s thinking of taking the same to the government.
On this Sonu adds, “I think piracy is a major issue which needs to be addressed.
In coming days, all we musicians and other Bollywood people will take this issue to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting,” he signs off.

Well, the campaigns against piracy seem to be speeding up but how successful it will be let’s leave it to the time.

Sonu Niigaam Live In New Delhi !!

Sonu Niigaam, in support of NGO DIVINE's campaign, "Stop Child Labour:
Fight for the Future" is performing live in New Delhi for a fund raising programme.


Managed By: THE THEME (Events with a Difference)

Date: 31st January, 2010

Time: 1800 hrs onwards

Venue: NSIC Exhibition grounds, Okhla, New Delhi

Kindly come forward and support us in this social cause.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Sonu Niigaam Records In Multiple Languages For Big Fm !!

MUMBAI: Big FM has begun the new year with a brand new jingle, that furthers the station's positioning of ‘Suno Sunao Life Banao’. Big FM brand ambassador Sonu Niigaam has rendered vocals for the new sound composed by Ranjit Barot. The jingle began airing on 1 January 2010.

The earlier jingle sung by Sunidhi Chauhan and Sonu Niigaam was replaced by the new sound on the first day of the year. Commenting on the new jingle, Big FM Senior VP Programming Nirupam Sonu says, “We introduced the new jingle across our markets on 1 January. Each station has three moods of jingles to be played at different parts of the day- morning, afternoon and evening. Also, we have composed jingles that suit the format adopted by the particular station.”

“For our Bangalore station which has a High CHR (Contemporary High Radio) format, we have a jingle with high tempo but in easy CHR format stations like Mumbai, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi we have jingles with soothing low tempos. The jingles have been recorded in all languages including Dongri, Assamese, Tamil, Punjabi, Malayalam, Hindi to be played across our networks and all these versions are crooned by Sonu Niigaam.,” he explains.

Sonu mentions that Big FM is planning a 360 degree campaign to promote its new 'stationality'. “We would be building properties around it by conducting on air contests revolving the new stationality and divert the listeners to our website for downloading the jingle as a ringtone.” The station would soon be putting out television commercials featuring its brand ambassador Sonu Niigaam to promote the new jingle.

The new sound of Big FM is part of its music positioning announced in September with Sonu Niigaam as its brand ambassador. Big FM Senior Vice President – Marketing Anand Chakravarthy had earlier mentioned that around Rs. 10 million would be spent on the first phase of a multi media campaign that includes radio, outdoor, online, mobile and print. TVC, part of the second phase of the campaign will soon be rolled out by the radio network.

Sonu Niigaam Is Working On Next Album !!

Sonu Niigaam’s impressive range and versatility as a singer have ensured him a permanent place in music directors’ list of favourite artistes. His lovable rendition of ‘Zoobi Doobi’ (3 Idiots) has been a unanimous hit, proving once again that despite the dwindling numbers of his Bollywood tracks per year, he remains as popular as ever.

We caught up with Sonu about his upcoming Bollywood songs, acting assignments, his next album and his message to aspiring singers.

On his Bollywood projects…
I’ve sung one song in Mani Ratnam’s Ravana. I don’t remember the exact lyrics as I had sung it long ago. Nevertheless, I had a fantastic time crooning the song; it’s always been great working with A R Rahman. Besides this, I have no Bollywood film in the pipeline.

On his acting assignments…
Acting offers keep pouring in but I don’t want to sign anything just for the sake of it. I want to do something meaningful, artistic, satisfying and something that’s beyond commercial-value. Recently, two projects have fascinated me but they are still at a scripting stage so I’m still uncertain about them.

On regional music…
I have been working in regional cinema from a very long time now. I had a wonderful experience singing in different languages, and so far I have received overwhelming response for my regional songs. Recently, I released my Kannada album Neene Bari Neena. It has music by Mano Murthy and has become quite popular amongst the youth.

On reality shows…
I think reality shows have become a big platform for budding singers. While that is good, I feel I have no right to comment on them.

On his favourite music…
I feel music lovers should keep experimenting with all sorts of music. If you ask me, I love listening to all genres of music. But preferably, I enjoy listening to Indian classical, world music and Jazz.

On his next album…
Yes, I’m doing an album and the work is in the process. I won’t be able to divulge many details.

On his favourite contemporary singers…
I like Sunidhi Chauhan, KK, Kunal Ganjawala and Kailash Kher’s style of singing.

On fitness…
I always like to be fit and I think it’s important to live a healthy life. I think other singers too have realised the importance of fitness. Moreover, it also increases your stamina which ultimately helps you in singing.

His message to young singers…

I think playback singing is not the only form of singing and the younger lot of generation should think of other avenues like live performances, forming a band, classical concerts etc.

Sonu Niigaam Makes A Comeback To Acting

Highly talented and good looking singer and actor Sonu Niigaam, who disappeared from the acting scene from a long time now wants to give a shot to acting again.

Sonu Niigaam recently expressed his desire for acting and says, “Acting offers do keep pouring in but I don’t want to sign anything for the sake of doing it. I want to do something meaningful, artistic and beyond commercial-value. Recently, two projects coming my way really fascinated me but they are still at the scripting stage which makes me still uncertain about them.”

Sonu’s penchant for acting fetched him roles in Jaani Dushman, Kaash..Aap Hamare Hote and Love in Nepal, which although didn’t work wonders at the box-office but has not hampered his spirit to sizzle as actor on big-screen.

Monday, 4 January 2010

V Harikrishna - Topper Musician 2009

'Hey Paaru Hehey Paaru…', which has been shot in South Africa on Puneet Rajkumar and Nisha Kothari, and sung by Andhra Pradesh singer Tippu. Now the song from the film Raj The Showman is the most trendy song of the year 2009.
The music for this is scored by V. Harikrishna, who is the most popular music director of the year 2009. Raj The Showman is the top audio rights seller for producer Suresh Gowda and Srinivasamurthy

In the female playback singing it is local singer Anuradha Bhat song Marali Mareyaagi….shot on actress Kamalini Mukerjee in the film Savaari remained in the memory and popularity chart in 2009. Music for this film was scored by newcomer Manikanth Khadri.

Close runner-ups were Eddelu Manjunatha song Arathi Ethire Kal Manjanige….sung by Anoop Seelin, Jassie Gift two songs in Parichaya are also well-received.

Sonu Niigaam’s Ello Maleyagidhe Indhu….for the film ‘Manasaare’ and Shreya Ghoshal’s song in ‘Male Barali Manjoo Irali’, Hale Pathre Hale Kabbina….in Junglee sung by Kailash Kher and Sowmya Rao for Junglee were among the best.

V Harikrishna, the number one music director of 2009 scored music for top films like Raj the Showman, Ambari, Junglee, Rajakumari, Vaayuputra, Abhay and Maleyali Jotheyali.

Sonu Niigaam Sings For Toonpur Ka Superrhero !!

Kireet Khurana Concluded the singing dub of an entertaining song sung by Sonu Niigaam, Mahalaxmi and Sudesh Bhonsale at Krishna Studios on xmas eve.

This song was an extremely difficult composition as the structure and tempo of the song varied on every single para, some sections of it were sung ad lib.

Kudos to Anu ji for the marvelous composition – composing for live-action & animation film with crazy visualisation antics is not a cake walk.
Am glad Anu ji took up the challenge and composed something out of his skin.
Sorry can’t reveal the details at this point but this is definitely one of the moments in the movie to watch out for. Cheers.

In the pic: Anu Malik, Sonu Niigaam, Mahalaxmi, Krishika Lulla (Producer) aand director Kireet Khurana.

Music: Anu Malik - Lyrics: Munna Dhiman

Singers: Sonu niigaam Shaan, Hard Kaur
Sudesh Bhonsle, Mahalaxmi & Roop Kumar Rathod

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Saturday, 2 January 2010

Bollywood Stars Wish You a Happy New Year !!

The stars of Bollywood have not forgotten about their fans and followers in the midst of all the New Year's celebrations! From Sonu Niigaam and Sonam Kapoor to Karan Johar and Lara Dutta, the stars of B-town took to Twitter to share their plans for the evening and wish everyone a Happy New Year!

Sonu Niigaam makes sure to share some love before the end of the year by tweeting: "Happy New Year!! Lovingly, Sonu Niigaam." Well that's sweet!

Another sweet tweet comes from Sonam Kapoor who shares her plans to have dinner with her girlfriends over a glass of champagne: "Last day of 2009, plan is pink champagne and biryani with my girls." Sounds like a good plan!

But all is not party and drinking. For Karan Johar for example, the end of the year is a time to reflect on the past and learn for the future: "last day of the year guys!!! 2mor a new date,a new era and a new phase begins...herald it with positivity...the universe is listening!!"Producer and philosopher, what a career!

And to finish in style, actress Lara Dutta is thankful for her wonderful 2009 and wishes everyone lots of joy and health! "Last day of the year! Have so much to b thankful for! 2009 was good to me! I hope u all have a healthy, wealthy and joyous new year! Lol!"

What do you think of the stars' New Year's wishes? Drop us a line.

Sonu Niigaam's Success with '3 Idiots' Soundtrack

It is undeniable that "3 Idiots" is a HUGE success. In fact, not only has hit made box-office history in India, but it has caught on with the western world as well. In the U.K., the U.S. and Australia, the movie has grossed more than any other Bollywood film, including star packed movies like "Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gham." In Australia "3 Idiots" competes with the high budget movie "Avatar." So how can this success be explained?

Aamir Khan has truly created a reputation for himself, and with his selective nature, people only expect the best films and an amazing performance from him. This follows true in "3 Idiots" Each actor played their role remarkably well, making such a moving story believable. Director Rajkumar Hirani also deserves a pat on the back for his work.

And the music was already catching on with fans as the tunes are catchy and each vocalist amazing! However, after seeing the movie, or hearing the story of "3 Idiots," the lyrics of the songs makes more sense. Now the music is climbing the charts and the vocals are all feeling the love from the fans.

Sonu Niigaam sings "Aal Izz Well," "Jaane Nahin Denge," and "Zoobi Doobi" for this film. He has had great feedback from his fans and took to his Facebook page to thank them, "Hi all.. Thank you for your appreciation for my songs in 3 Idiots. It's overwhelming to see lots of my good work out and loved this year. Patience and integrity does bear fruits. lots of love. Sonu."

"3 Idiots" is a great movie for the end of the year for all those who were involved in the project, as well as for all those who have watched it and enjoyed it. With the bar set so high for films as we move into 2010, we hope that this caliber of work remains in Bollywood.

Rare Success For Dulha Mil Gaya

Unless it is a well-orchestrated promotional strategy (all’s fair in war and marketing anway), producer Viveck Vaswani threw a party at short notice when he discovered that the music of his new film Dulha Mil Gaya had climbed to No.1 on the charts within 36 hours of the music release at all major music outlets in the city.

Held at a suburban restobar on December 18, his celebration saw director-lyricist Mudassar Aziz, composer Lalit Pandit, singers Amit Kumar and Anushka Manchanda and leading actors Sushmita Sen and Fardeen Khan (with wife Natasha) in attendance along with Bhushan Kumar and Vinod Bhanushali of T-Series. Guests spotted include W.B.Rao, Rahul Dholakia, Tara Sharma, Claudia Ciesla, Bharat Shah, Pooja Bedi, Ahmed Khan and Uvika Choudhury.

Amit Kumar was in his element after Viveck prophesied that he would be inundated with offers after his song Dilrubaaon ke jalwe, his first for Shah Rukh Khan after Jatin-Lalit’s Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa 15 years ago. Viveck jokingly said that his director Aziz had suggested certain contemporary names as lyricist but he had insisted on true-blue geniuses Anand Bakshi and Majrooh Sultanpuri. “My director told me that both the legends are no more, so I told him that he will have to do the songs himself!” he quipped.

Sonu Niigaam's song is a highlight in the album !!