Saturday, June 17, 2006

Anybody else tired of Himmesh Reshmiya?

I was listening to a new movie score, "Ahista Ahista" which is composed by Himmesh Reshmiya. If I hear one more song in the nasal voice of his, I will be read to scream, or not listen to any of his crap ever again. So he got a great break with Aashiq Bana Banaya Apne. The novelty paid off, and it was a chartbuster. But he can't keep repeating himself again and again. I know there are a lot of Himmesh bashers out there. So I don't want this post to turn into lets hate Himmesh. He definitely has talent ; but he seriously needs to stop singing. I am sure the producers won't mind shelling out some extra bucks to get a proper playback singer. So I started listening to the track 5 minutes before I started writing this post. Now another 5 minutes later I am ready to turn it off.

Now music directors singing in their movies is nothing new. Everybody from A.R. Rahman to Anu Malik does it. Shankar Mahadeven is even good at it. But they do it rather to mix it up a litte bit. Anu Malik just does it for fun in totally whacked out numbers like "Ek Garam Chai ke pyali ho". A.R Rahman is a more serious singer. He has done varied numbers like the title song of Dil Se, Chale Chalo in Lagaan, and Yeh jo desh hai mera in Swades. He does not sound a clone of himself in every other song he croons.

Himmesh Reshmiya's current stratergy might pay off in the short run but if he wants to be taken seriously by his peers and the public he needs to diversify and not sing himself.

6 comments:

Navneet Sharma said...

Hey...

I was thinking of the exact same thing yesterday. Can't stand him anymore. The worst part is that he is on every channel every 3 mins here in India. Totally ruining my music break. :-)

Heard "main sutti rahiyan", the new one by Shubha Mudgal. It's nice.

Adios
Navs

Neha Rungta said...

Well atleast thats one good thing of not having any Indian channels blaring in my house here. I can pick the desi music I want to listen to instead of having Himmesh Reshmiya's stuff shoved down my throat on all those music channels.

I want to get a nice collection of albums when I go to India. I have a couple of Shubha Mudgal ones on my list. If you come across any other nices ones do let me know.

Enjoy desh-land :)

indiafanfromoz said...

Guyz I think Himmesh Reshammiya absolutely rocks! So the whole ruckus is about his playback singing, it better be, cause he has been sensational as a music director, no denying that.

Anyways, I still think his nu ishtyle has given new dimension to Bollywood music. You can't escape from the fact that his songs do ultimately take over your hummings. I don't believe how many of his recent songs which I disliked, first time when I heard it, later went on to be my absolute favorites.

Go Himmesh!

Varun said...

no more himesh please .. my ear aches even if it hears that name...

Neha Rungta said...

Seriously No more Himmesh. My thing has gotten worse ever since I came to India. Every 3rd song on the music channels is a Himmesh Song. Its so pathetic I can't even watch the channels anymore because of that.

Niranjan said...

Hi Neha,

it might be a pain in India as all the channels are filled with his songs...


I surely do not like his voice but his music is what I like...

He is not a quality music director like AR Rehman but still it is a great time pass!!! :)

Hope you agree which I doubt seeing your irritation for his songs...

Niranjan