Saturday, September 27, 2008

The contribution of Shankar Ehsaan Loy in recent bollywood films

The contribution of Shankar Ehsaan Loy in recent bollywood films.

Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendosa formed a group of composers and blended their styles while contributing to bollywood cinema. Shankar had sound base in Carnatic classical, Ehsaan had expertise in western rock, Loy specialized in electronic synthesizer.

In Mission Kashmir, in 2000, they had composed Kashmiri music with songs like “bhuomro bhuomro”, where Preeti Zinta and Hrithik Roshan gave able lips. They amazed the viewers with the songs “woh ladki hai kahan” in the film Dil Chahta Hai, for Saif Ali Khan.

They made a great impact on bollywood listeners with the songs “kal ho na ho” sung by Sonu Nigam in the film Kal Ho Na Ho. All the songs in the film became landmark hits like “mahi ve” sung by Sonu Nigam, Udit Narayan, “pretty woman” sung by Shankar Mahadevan, “kuch to hua hai” sung by Shaan and Alka Yagnik. Sonu Nigam won the filmfare award for the best singer for singing the song of Kal Ho Na Ho and Shankar Ehsaan Loy won the best music director award for the year and also national award.

Their song in the film Lakshya, titled “agar mai kahun” sung by Udit Narayan and picturised on Hrithik Roshan impressed the crowds. Their songs in the film Bunty Aur Babli, like “dharak dharak” sung by Udit Narayan and “aisi nazar se dekha” sung by Alisha Chinnoy became super hit. They stormed bollywood films with their composition in Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik won the best playback inger awards and Shankar Ehsaan Loy won the filmfare award for the best music director in that year.

In the film Don, their composition for Alisha Chinoy and Sonu Nigam titled “aaj ki raat” and Sunidhi Chouhan titled “yeh mera dil” became super hits with Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor giving able lips opposite Shahrukh Khan. Their songs in the film Salaam-e-ishq, “salaam-e-ishq” by Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal and others and “tenu leke” sung by Sonu Nigam and Mahalakshmi Ayer became super duper hits, with Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra at their best. They are still continuing their impressive work in films like Hey Babby and Tare Zameen Par and the viewers and the listeners expect them to experiment more in the years to come.

1 comment:

Souvik-indrajalik said...

Shankar Ehsaan Loy pour in lot of energy in their compositions. That is the reason when people here the songs of Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, or Salaam-e-ishq, etc., they get enchanted with the strong orchestration and agressive singing by the respective singers. They are gems and are required to continue their good work.
Souvik Chatterji.