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  • RAM-LEELA collects a whopping 93.58 crore in opening weekend

    Eros International has announced a whopping Rs. 93.58 crores gross weekend worldwide for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's GOLIYON KI RASLEELA RAM-LEELA. The colourful Indian take on the classic Romeo and Juliet starring Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh in its lead roles, released worldwide on 15th November in over 3,500 screens and grossed Rs. 68.58 crores in India (Rs. 52.75 crores net) and Rs. 25 crores ($4 million) in the overseas markets.

     

     

    The film took both the Indian and overseas box office by storm by earning Rs. 16 crores nett at the domestic box office on its release day, followed by Rs. 17.25 crores on Saturday and Rs. 19.50 on Sunday. Overseas too, the film had cash registers ringing making it the highest grossing first weekend film in overseas where the weekend does not have extended public holidays. 

    Touted as a masterpiece by audiences and critics alike, RAM-LEELA is also currently on the 9th spot on the charts in the United Kingdom. 

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    Nandu Ahuja, Sr. VP, India theatrical, Eros International Media Ltd said, ''The film has received an outstanding opening and the audiences have spoken. With rave reviews and strong word of mouth, the film promises to continue dancing it way at the box office''. 

    Pranab Kapadia, President, Marketing & Distribution, Eros International plc said, ''With its vibrant backdrop and music already a rage, the film has struck the right chord with international audiences and performed exceptionally well across territories setting new records in the overseas market. Like SLB's Devdas, this film will resonate with audiences for a long time after its release''. 

    Eros International & Sanjay Leela Bhansali's GOLIYON KI RASLEELA RAM-LEELA released on 15th November 2013.

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  • Aamir, Amitabh, Aishwarya & Abhishek attend Sachin Tendulkar's party; Shahrukh, Salman skip

    Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar's farewell party saw the who's who of the country attending it. Bollywood starts to politicians to cricketers and business tycoons; everyone was present to celebrate Sachin's success at a lounge in suburban Mumbai. 

     

     

    Those from the Bollywood included Perfectionist Aamir Khan along with wife Kiran Rao and filmmaker Karan Johar, Bachchans - Amitabh with wife Jaya, son Abhishek and daughter-in-law Aishwarya, singer Asha Bhosale, Sonu Nigam, Farhan Akhtar with wife Adhuna Akhtar, Geeta Basra and Arshad Warsi with actress Mini Mathur amongst others attended the high profile party. 

    However, absence of Bollywood Badshah Shahrukh Khan and 'Dabangg' Salman Khan raised many an eyebrows. Interestingly Shahrukh Khan being the owner of 'Kolkata Knight Riders' in the Indian Premiere League, shares a great rapport with Sachin Tendulkar and other cricketers, thus is was tad too surprising to not see King Khan at the party.

     

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  • Priyanka Chopra's new single album!

    One would not know whether it is an SRK effect in an indirect manner which would have prompted Priyanka Chopra to pair with Pitbull for her new album, exotic (Pitbull was invited by SRK as a part of celebrations of IPL curtain raiser this year in Kolkata), but the album exotic does not have an element of exotic associated with it to make the fans drool over the album.

     

    Watch Priyanka Chopra - Exotic - BluRay Music Video 


    The video seems to be a clever mix of the album brought out by Jeniffer Lopez and Britney Spears, even to the extent of copying the body suit that J Lo had worn for her number. The lyrics also are inane. Consider the line- Mumbai Cuba baby lets' go... one would not know whether this is a Salman effect or EK THA TIGER effect as Cuba is not a preferred choice for those who want an adventure would like to go. 

    It seems Priyanka Chopra indeed is following in the footsteps of Jennifer Lopez, as Jennifer Lopez had also partnered with Will.i.am, a venture that was a fiasco, then J Lo partnered with Pitbull and it gave her 2 chart buster songs in US chart. Priyanka's choice of Pitbull could also have been guided by this aspect as well. While Priyanka could draw satisfaction from the fact that her ''Exotic'' is number 1 song in the India, it is yet to make its presence felt in the US charts. 

    The rendition done by Priyanka Chopra seems to be guided by the premise that a twanged accent could draw in the fans from the western world but it is not happening so far. Instead of being exotic, it seems more out of place. 
    For Priyanka Chopra, who has tried to be as hot as possible in the exotic number, if she really wanted to project an exotic look, she should have leveraged on the Indian notion of ''hot'' and told the world what ''hot'' is as per the Indian approach and it being an original idea, she would not have been battered by the fans. 

    May be, if she is planning a new album after exotic, Priyanka needs to do some serious soul searching and seek inspiration from the attributes that the country is blessed and then the world would indeed lap her up. 

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  • I'm definitely not going to blindly marry any guy: Asin

    Asin has done six films in Bollywood, out of which five are hits. And Asin has another biggie in her hand; where she is cast opposite John Abraham.

    `I love being the heroine. However, I want to be known as the heroine who can act, ` says Asin, who was on a sabbatical of sorts. In a lengthy interview with CS, Asin talks about her break, films and the North- Southdivide.


    Away from the arc lights
    I told my manager and team that I needed a holiday. No shooting, no appearances and no noise for some time. I just packed my bags and took off to completely cut off from this world. It was a random decision.

    I have been working since my early teens, and felt that I need to get a life (laughs out loud). After the Tamil Ghajini became a blockbuster, I didn't take up anything for a few months. That patch was followed by successive hits.

    The talk about the 'disappearing act' has followed me throughout my career. You see, for all the speculations and theories that fly around that time, you just smile and move on with your life the way you want to live it.


    Age no bar
    My selection of projects is not based on criteria like an actor's age. If a project sounds good in totality, I take it up. And coming to your question, it would be fun to work with younger actors as well. 

    I am happy with the kind of films I have done so far. I am glad that I am a 'heroine'. Yes, I am yet to find a role in Bollywood that gives me scope to perform or gives me creative satisfaction as an artist.


    Bollywood vs Kollywood
    There are cultural differences, which invariably reflect in working styles and expectations. I could probably do a thesis on it (laughs out loud). There are so many similarities and differences.

    Let's just say balancing both the cultures is a tight ropewalk and I am grateful for having been accepted both in Bollywood and South Indian film industry.


    Love or arranged marriage?
    I have an open mind. You never know when the right person comes into your life. Friends, parents or just chance encounters can introduce him to you. But that will be the extent of it, initial introduction.

    Whether I will end up marrying that person depends on compatibility, chemistry and understanding. I'm definitely not going to blindly marry someone with none of the above. 

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  • D-Day second & Third Day Box Office Collection Reports

    Actor Rishi Kapoor and Arjun Rampal’s Latest movie D-Day has been released on Friday 19th July 2013 at Silver screen.Today our team here to discuss the box office collection of D Day Movie. All movies performance is check by the total collection on Box Office.This movie which is produced by DAR motion pictures and Emmay Entertainment Private Limited ,story has been written by Nikhil Advani direcotor of the film.

    D-Day Movie First Day Box Office Collection

    As per the information this film performance is poor at box office.The first day collection is of the film is below average.As compare the past released films like “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”₹7 crore,”Sixteen” ₹3 crore,”Lootera” over ₹5 crore, “Raanjhanaa“ ₹5 crore, “Ghanchakkar” around 7.2 crore and “Yamla Pagla Deewana 2” approximately 7 crore.

    The film on its first day had opened to a below average occupancy and managed to rake up an income of approx 2.75 crores at the domestic box office.

    D-Day Movie Second and Third Day Box Office Collection

    The 2nd day collection should be around 2 to 3 crore approx and 3rd day box office collection is predicted will be around Rs 2 to 3 crore. The opening weekend collection is expected will be around Rs 6 to 7 crore. We increase the expected collection because in weekend time audience wants some fun & entertainment and this movie is ready to entertain so, it’s naturally more crowed more collection.

    First Day Collection : 2.75 crore

    Second Day Collection : 2 to 3 crore (Approx)

    Third Day Collection : 2 to 3 crore (Approx)

    First Weekend Total Collection : 6 to 7 crore ( Approx)

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  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch: A specifications review

    Samsung’s latest Galaxy Tab range also includes an 8-inch tablet, the second time we have seen the company go with this display size for a tablet. Unlike the Galaxy Note 510, though, the 8-inch Galaxy Tab 3 has no stylus and is also a tad underpowered. There are two variants of this tablet, with the Tab 3 311 being the Wi-Fi and 3G model and the Tab 3 310 being the Wi-Fi-only model. These are priced at Rs 25,725 and Rs 21,945. With these two tablets, Samsung has made an interesting proposition to those looking to buy a small tablet. Here’s a look at the specs of the 8-inch Galaxy Tab 3.

    OS – Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz
    The Galaxy Tab 3 will naturally get the TouchWiz treatment and that means users will get Samsung staples like Multi Window, Popup Play, Smart Stay etc. This being a Jelly Bean tablet, we expect performance will be smooth, although we don’t know how much of a toll Samsung’s customisations will take on the user experience

    Cellular connectivity – 3G (optional)
    Those looking for round-the-clock connectivity should most definitely opt for the 3G version, the Tab 3 311. Users will be able to enjoy 21Mbps downlink speed and 5.76Mbps uplink speed on 3G. 

    Display – 8-inch, 1280 x 800 pixels resolution
    We would have ideally liked to see Samsung push the limits on the display resolution of this tablet, but even so the WXGA display is not the worst option. As we have seen in the Galaxy Note 510, this display is definitely good enough for daily use. The 8-inch display is a TFT LCD panel and has a pixel density of 189 ppi. The 8-inch display will obviously be better for media consumption and reading, a point Samsung made during the launch.

    Slim and compact design for easy handling

    Slim and compact design for easy handling

     


    Form factor – Same old Samsung design
    Samsung better get some new design inputs because all of its devices have become homogenous in terms of looks. The tablet gets a physical button with two capacitive keys flanking it. Someone has to tell Samsung that the days of tablets with physical buttons are long gone with Gingerbread. The device itself has a narrow but tall display, making it easier to carry and (sometimes) use with one hand. The edges have the same metallic look that we saw on the Galaxy S4, while the patterned back panel is polycarbonate and has a glossy look. 

    Wi-Fi – Standard fare
    As is expected, the tablet comes with dual-band support for Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi channel bonding and Wi-Fi direct. In addition, you can use the Tab 3 as a Wi-Fi hotspot as well. 

    SoC – Samsung Exynos 4 Dual 1.5GHz 
    Samsung has gone with a homegrown Exynos 4 dual chipset for the Tab 3. The SoC has a dual-core Cortex A-9 processor clocked at 1.5GHz and an ARM Mali-400 MP4 GPU. With 1.5 GB of RAM in tow, this combination should deliver smooth performance ideally. Don’t expect it to set benchmark records, although most apps and games should run just fine without hiccups. 

    Cameras – 5 megapixel and 1.3 megapixel
    The Tab 3 has dual cameras, but neither seem to be outstanding performers on paper. While the 5 megapixel camera seems almost like an afterthought, the front-facing camera will be good for basic video calls and not much else. The back camera can record 720p videos, which is bitterly disappointing as nowadays some 5 megapixel modules are capable of 1080p video. 

    Storage and GPS
    The Tab 3 comes with 16GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot which can take in cards up to 64GB in capacity. For location pinpointing, the tablet has a GPS chip that comes with A-GPS support and GLONASS. 

    Battery – 4450 mAh
    Considering the non-demanding hardware and not-so-high resolution display, we are pleased to see the large capacity battery of the Tab 3. While real world performance may vary based on usage, we reckon this should be good enough for about 10-12 hours of usage.

    5 megapixel camera on the back can only shoot 720p videos


    The bottom line
    By aligning its smartphone and tablet design, Samsung is hoping that the homogeneity will make the buying decision easier for the consumer. However, we feel some areas of the tablet, such as the processor, display and the back camera, are a tad underwhelming. Considering the price tags of the two variants, we are very sceptical about their chances in the market, especially after the entry of Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Nexus 7. Having said that, those who are used to and are happy with Samsung’s software offering will have little to complain about.

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  • ZTE launches Grand X Quad Lite in India at Rs 14,999, 5 other phones

    ZTE has taken its first step in India, and the company has kicked this off with six smartphone launches. These smartphones are the Grand X Quad Lite, the Blade L, the Kis Flex, the Blade E, the Blade G2 and the Blade C. The Android-based smartphones cover a wide spectrum of prices: the Grand X is priced at Rs 14,999, the G2 at Rs 11,599, the Blade C at Rs 7,599, the Blade L at Rs 12,599, the Kis Flex at Rs 5,799 and the Blade E at Rs 11,999.

    All of these smartphones have a few things in common, namely, they all run on Android and 512MB of RAM. While most of these run on recent version of Android, namely Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean, the lowest end of the lot—the Kis Flex—runs on the very old Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

    The Grand X Quad Lite is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It has 1GB of internal storage and support for a microSD card up to 32GB. It has a 5-inch display and a qHD resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. This gives it a pixel density of 220 ppi. It is a dual-SIM handset that supports a 3G SIM and a 2G (GSM) SIM. Connectivity options include 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The shooter is a 5 megapixel camera on the back, along with a VGA front-facing camera. All of this is kept alive by a 2500 mAh battery.

    The Blade L has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It has 4GB of internal storage along with support for a microSD card of up to 32GB. It has a 5-inch display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, giving it a pixel density of 186 ppi. It is a dual-SIM handset. Connectivity options include 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The shooter is a 5 megapixel camera, along with a VGA front-facing camera. All of this is kept alive by a 2000 mAh battery.

    The Kis Flex is the cheapest of the lot and runs on a 1GHz processor on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. This is also the exception among ZTE's line-up with just 256 MB of RAM. It has 512MB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 32GB with a microSD card. Its 3.5-inch display has a resolution of 480 x 320, giving it a pixel density of 164 ppi. It is a dual-SIM handset. Connectivity options include 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The shooter is a 2 megapixel fixed-focus camera. It is kept alive by a 1200 mAh battery.

    The Blade E runs on a 1.2GHz quad-core processor on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. It has 4GB of internal storage, expandable up to 32GB with a microSD card. It has a 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, giving it a pixel density of 217 ppi. The dual-SIM phone's connectivity options include 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The shooter on this is a 5 megapixel camera, along with a VGA front-facing camera. The smartphone is kept alive by a 1600 mAh battery.
    The Blade G2 is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It has 4GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 32GB with a microSD card. It has a 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, giving it the same pixel density as the Blade E—217 ppi. The dual-SIM phone's connectivity options include 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The shooter on this is a 5 megapixel camera, along with a VGA front-facing camera. It is equipped with a 2000 mAh battery.

    The Blade C is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It has 4GB of internal storage, expandable up to 32GB with a microSD card. Its 4-inch display has a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, giving it a pixel density of 233 ppi. The dual-SIM phone's connectivity options include 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The shooter is a 3 megapixel camera with fixed-focus. The handset is kept alive by a 1600 mAh battery.

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  • D-Day Movie First Day | Friday Box Office Collection Reports

    Movie : D-Day
    Directed By : Nikhil Advani
    Produced By : DAR motion pictures and Emmay Entertainment
    Star Cast : Arjun Rampal, Rishi Kapoor,Irrfan Khan,Shruti Haasan,Huma Qureshi and Sandeep Kulkarni
    Music Director : Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
    Release date : July 19, 2013
    Country : India
    Language : Hindi

    Bollywood director Nikhil Advani’s movie D-Day will be release on 19th July 2013 at Silver screen.Today we are over here to discuss the box office collection of D Day Movie, All movies performance is check by the first day collection on Box Office.This movie which is produced by DAR motion pictures and Emmay Entertainment Private Limited ,story has been written by director.

     

    D-Day Movie First Day Box office Collection

    According to reports this movie have been received very solid responded by audience and is a realistic action drama with a bunch of good actors. With promise of an exciting thriller in the offering, it created strong buzz during its trailers and promo launch itself two months back. Now post various screenings that have taken place for the film, the buzz has only enhanced further.

    The movie music composed by Bollywood multi talented music composer group Shankar Ehsaan and Loy all the song tracks are super hit and has been received a positive response from fans.According to our team prediction the movie First day collection around 6 to 7 Crore expected, in present time audience love to watch romantic films so its very difficult for D Day to catch the audience heart.

    First Day Collection : 6 to 7 Crore Expected

    D Day Movie Box Office Collection

    On 19th July 2013 total 3 movies will be going to released on box office, two Bollywood films D-Day,Ramaiya Vastavaiya and one Tollywood movie.All three films star and cast is very famous super star in Indian cinema so,it’s very difficult task for any one to judge which film is going to super hit in Silver screen.

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  • Amitabh-Abhishek, Ranbir-Rishi in Bhushan Kumar's forthcoming films

    After the success of Aashiqui 2, India's music moguls T-Series, headed by Bhushan Kumar announces their slate of upcoming films. Bhushan Kumar says, "Prior toNautanki Saala and Aashiqui 2, we made one film in two years or so. But with a strong sense of music, good scripts in hand, with a dedicated in-house team, we now plan to make 6-7 mixed budget films a year."

    The production house is ecstatic to announce their upcoming projects of completely different genres.Yaariyan, a youth based film that will take you to the journey of your college and adolescent years, which is helmed by Bhushan's wife Divya Khosla Kumar with an entirely new starcast, is set to release on January 31, 2014. T-Series is also set to revive B R Chopra films by producing Bhoothnath 2, set to release on April 11, 2014 with Amitabh Bachchan reviving his role as the friendly ghost also starring Boman Irani. 


    T-Series has entered the forte of sci-fi thriller with Creature 3D starring Bipasha Basu and Imran Abbas directed by Vikram Bhatt, releasing on May 30, 2014. A horror genre film, Creature will scare the audience with a creature created using VFX which will be a first of its kind in India. Venturing in genres like youth film, relationships, thriller, T-Series will also release on June 20, 2014, a romantic-action-drama with Ranbir Kapoor playing the title role of Roy along with Arjun Rampal as a writer and Jacqueline Fernandez. Yet another film from T-Series banner to release on July 11, 2014 is 'Umesh Shukla's untitled', a social drama with dash of humor that speaks about father-son relationship with Abhishek Bachchan in the lead and Rishi Kapoor as his father. 

    Says Bhushan Kumar, "We wish to give our audience varied genre films that will be accepted by the masses. Right from family relations to friendships, from sci-fi to action drama, we want our audience to enjoy different sort of films. All the movies produced by T-Series are mixed budgets. With movies like Yaariyan and Creaturealready on floors, Umesh Shukla's untitled, Roy and Bhoothnath 2, will go on floors soon for the next year release." 

    Along with the wide range of films already in production for 2014 release, T-Series also have films that are in scripting stage. T-Series has announced Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi with Vishesh Films starring Emraan Hashmi. The production house has also roped in directors for their future projects that are in scripting stage. One of the directors signed is Madhur Bhandarkar where the film will be an amalgamation of Madhur's expertise and T-Series music experience. T-Series has also signed in Milan Luthria which will be a big budget film for the production house. Bhushan Kumar after their terrific teaming in Aashiqui 2 has yet again signed Mohit Suri for his next.

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  • Music Review : Issaq

    The young and talented, Manish Tiwary, impressed all with his very first film, DIL DOSTI ETC. His latest venture, ISSAQ, once again stars youngsters and some fresh talents as well as experienced ones and is a love story, reportedly an adaptation of Shakespeare's classic love drama, ROMEO AND JULIET, based around the holy city of Banaras. Indeed, a coincidence! Another film after RAANJHANAA which is Banaras based! Highly talented composers Sachin-Jigar are flying high after the stupendous success of GO GOA GONE and RAMAIYA VASTAVAIYA (audio) and we expect them to come up with some out of the box (as always!) scores. Guest composer Krsna too comes up with a number, so let's check out whether the album has enough ammunition to provide Prateik with his first solo success. 

    Lovely orchestration, haunting tune, superb romantic lyrics and Mohit Chauhan's mesmerizing vocals, all work together to make up the excellent love ditty, 'Issaq Tera', a number that is slowly and surely going to make a place in the hearts of all die hard romantics. Sure fire hit. 

    The 'Issaq Tera' duet is more heavy in arrangements, and fresh talent Smita Jain's hushed husky vocals accompany Mohit in this brief but lovely outing. 

    CHECK OUT: ISSAQ on the same lines as ISHAQZAADE or RAANJHANAA?

    Sad, separation or 'judaai' number, 'Jheeni Re Jheeni', is a good piece of work which has many shades which blend seamlessly into the Northern Indian flavor of ISSAQ with semi-classical and folk fused together. Rashid Khan's deep throated high pitched vocals are just class apart Lyrics are 'khadi boli'which (in parts) might be a bit difficult for all to comprehend but they do fit the situational demand. 

    'Jheeni Re Jheeni'
     duet sees the entry of Pratibha Baghel whose soft vocals complement Rashid. 

    'Bhole Chale' is a devotional number full of energy and vigour and enacts the joyous occasion of the wedding of Lord Shiva with Parvati. The situational track mentions all the mythological figures like Nandi etc. who were present in the wedding procession (Mahashivaratri). Rahul Ram and Sachinn Gupta render this very special number that would be loved by 'Shiv Bhakts'. 

    'Yeh ishq nahin asaan, Bas itna samajh lijiye, Ek aag ka dariya hai, Aur doob ke jaana hai'. Ghalib's all-time favourite couplet has been used quite effectively in the next number, 'Aag Ka Dariya' to convey the strong emotions and the tumultuous and hard times that lovers face. Hard rock is the essence here and Ankit Tiwari young energetic and strong vocals do the needful and also provides the album with the much needed variety. 


    'Aag Ka Dariya'
     (Unplugged) version banks on purely vocals (by Sachinn Gupta) with minimal background music consisting of guitar, flute and soft percussions. 

    CHECK OUT: Meet the baddie from ISSAQ

    Guest composer Krsna's 'Enne Unne' (meaning here and there!) is the 'holi' number with lots of naughtiness and 'chhed chaad' featuring all the lead actors, and it is another folk based number with lots of rustic flavor and Hindustani instruments. Lyrics (Raj Shekhar) are cute and naughty at times, suiting the occasion of 'Holi' (in the North) perfectly. Mamta Sharma is superb in her sexy 'avatar', well aided by the likes of Tarun Sagar, Papon and Kirti Sagathia. 

    'Bhagan Ke Rekhan Ki'
     (lines of fate) is song sung during the 'bidaai' ceremony in the North (especially Bihar and UP). The centuries old folk tune that the composers have used makes this number very authentic and Malini Awasthi's vocals are apt, though one misses Rekha Bhardwaj here. Raghubir Yadav comes in briefly to lend the number his magical touch. 

    Concluding, one must admit feeling a tad bit disappointed with the musical score of ISSAQ. Even though the songs are classy yet there is too much regional flavor (even lyrically) which might prove detrimental as the album will lack universal appeal. Moreover Gen X may also find it difficult to identify. However all said and done, 'Issaq Tera' is our pick along with 'Jheeni Re Jheeni'.

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