Vishal–Shekhar

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Vishal–Shekhar
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Background information
Origin Mumbai, India
Genres Indian film music
Occupation(s) Music director
Years active 1999–present
Associated acts Akon, Indian idol, Indian Idol Junior

Vishal–Shekhar is a music directing duo consisting of Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani. The duo has worked in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Marathi films including Jhankaar Beats (2003), Dus (2005), Bluffmaster (2005), I See You (2006), Left Right Left (2006), Om Shanti Om (2007), Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008), Dostana (2008), Anjaana Anjaani (2010), Ra.One (2011), Student of the Year (2012),Chennai Express (2013), Bang Bang! (2014) and Happy New Year (2014).[1]

Musical film career[edit]

The duo rose to prominence when they composed the songs for the film Jhankaar Beats which included the song "Tu Aashiqui Hai". They won the Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent for Jhankaar Beats. In 2005 they composed the songs for three films: Salaam Namaste, Dus and Bluffmaster.

Vishal Dadlani is also the vocalist of Mumbai-based electronic band Pentagram. He collaborated with Imogen Heap on the song "Minds Without Fear" for an episode of The Dewarists.

Shekhar Ravjiani is a trained classical singer (under Ustad Niaz Ahmed Khan). He learned to play the accordion from his father, a music enthusiast, Hasmukh Ravjiani. Shekhar was a participant of Zee TV singing contest Sa Re Ga Ma Pa in 1997. He composed and sung Marathi songs "Saazni" in 2012 and "Saavli" (with Sunidhi Chauhan) in 2013.

On 16th August 2016, the duo reportedly collaborated with British rock band The Vamps for single "Beliya".

Discography[edit]

Key
Denotes productions that have not yet been released.
Year Film Source
1999 Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi
2002 Kaante
2003 Supari
2003 Krishna Cottage
2003 Jhankaar Beats
2003 Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II
2004 Plan
2004 Shaadi Ka Laddoo
2004 Popcorn Khao! Mast Ho Jao
2005 Shabd
2005 Dus
2005 Salaam Namaste
2005 Home Delivery
2005 Ek Ajnabee
2006 Zinda
2006 Taxi No. 9211
2006 Bluff Master
2006 Tathastu
2006 Golmal
2006 Left Right Left
2006 I See You
2007 Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.
2007 Ta Ra Rum Pum
2007 Cash
2007 Om Shanti Om
2008 Tashan
2008 Chintakayala Ravi
2008 Bhoothnath
2008 De Taali
2008 Bachna Ae Haseeno
2008 Golmaal Returns
2008 Dostana
2009 Aladin
2010 Anjaana Anjaani
2010 Break Ke Baad
2010 I Hate Luv Storys
2010 Tees Maar Khan
2011 Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap
2011 Rascals
2011 Ra.One
2011 The Dirty Picture
2012 Shanghai
2012 Student of the Year
2013 Gippi
2013 Chennai Express
2014 Gori Tere Pyaar Mein
2014 Hasee To Phasee
2014 Happy New Year
2014 Bang Bang!
2016 Fan [2]
2016 Sultan
2016 Akira
2016 Banjo
2016 Befikre

Lyricist[edit]

Discography Vishal Dadlani[edit]

Singer[edit]

  • Sarrainodu- 2016 (Telugu)
  • Neerja- 2016 (Hindi)
  • Bajirao Mastani - 2015 (Hindi)
  • Vedhalam - 2015 (Tamil)
  • Ko 2 - 2015 (Tamil)
  • 10 Endrathukulla - 2015 (Tamil)
  • Romeo Juliet - 2015 (Tamil)
  • All Is Well - 2015 (Hindi)
  • Bajrangi Bhaijaan - 2015 (Hindi)
  • Welcome To Karachi - 2015 (Hindi)
  • ABCD 2 - 2015 (Hindi)
  • Kaaki Sattai - 2015 (Tamil)
  • Kaththi - 2014 (Tamil)
  • Bewakoofiyaan - 2014 (Hindi)
  • Hasee Toh Phasee - 2014 (Hindi)
  • Ninnindale - 2014 (Kannada)
  • Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania - 2014 (Hindi)
  • Ungli - 2014 ( Hindi )
  • Happy New Year (2014 film) - 2014 (Hindi)
  • Bang Bang - 2014 (Hindi)
  • Gunday - 2014 (Hindi)
  • Yaariyan - 2014 (Hindi)
  • Vanakkam Chennai - 2013 (Tamil)
  • Gippi - 2013 (Hindi)
  • AkaashVani - 2013 (Hindi)
  • Boss - 2013 (Hindi)
  • Chennai Express - 2013 (Hindi)
  • Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani - 2013 (Hindi)
  • Abcd - Anybody Can Dance - 2013 (Hindi)
  • Race 2 - 2013 (Hindi)
  • Shanghai - 2012 (Hindi)
  • Talaash: The Answer Lies Within - 2012 (Hindi)
  • Ishaqzaade - 2012 (Hindi)
  • No One Killed Jessica - 2011 (Hindi)
  • Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl - 2011 ( Hindi )
  • Ra.One - 2011 ( Hindi )
  • Pyaar Ka Punchnama - 2011 ( Hindi )
  • Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge - 2011 ( Hindi )
  • Stanley Ka Dabba - 2011 ( Hindi )
  • Game - 2011 ( Hindi )
  • Patiala House - 2011 ( Hindi )
  • Break Ke Baad - 2010 ( Hindi )
  • We Are Family - 2010 ( Hindi )
  • Paathshaala - 2010 ( Hindi )
  • Chance Pe Dance - 2010 ( Hindi )
  • Tees Maar Khan - 2010 ( Hindi )
  • Do Dooni Chaar - 2010 ( Hindi )
  • Anjaana Anjaani - 2010 ( Hindi )
  • I Hate Luv Storys - 2010 ( Hindi )
  • Kites - 2010 ( Hindi )
  • Hum Tum Aur Ghost - 2010 ( Hindi )
  • Pyaar Impossible - 2010 ( Hindi )
  • London Dreams - 2009 ( Hindi )
  • 8x10 Tasveer - 2009 ( Hindi )
  • Kurbaan - 2009 ( Hindi )
  • Aladin (film) - 2009 ( Hindi )
  • Kaminey - 2009 ( Hindi )
  • Dostana - 2008 ( Hindi )
  • Tashan - 2008 ( Hindi )
  • Cash - 2008 ( Hindi )
  • Golmaal Returns - 2008 ( Hindi )
  • Bachna Ae Haseeno - 2008 ( Hindi )
  • Dhoom 2 - 2007 ( Hindi )
  • Ta Ra Rum Pum - 2007 ( Hindi )
  • Taare Zameen Par - 2007 ( Hindi )
  • Honeymoon Travels Pvt.Ltd - 2007 ( Hindi )
  • Jhoom Barabar Jhoom - 2007 ( Hindi )
  • Golmaal - 2006 ( Hindi )
  • I See You - 2006 ( Hindi )
  • Ek Ajnabee - 2005 ( Hindi )
  • Karam - 2005 ( Hindi )
  • Bluffmaster - 2005 ( Hindi )
  • Shabd - 2005 ( Hindi )
  • Home Delivery - 2005 (Hindi)
  • Krishna Cottage - 2004 (Hindi)
  • Popcorn Khao Mast Ho Jao - 2004 (Hindi)
  • Balak palak (Marathi)

Actor[edit]

  • Happy New Year - 2014 ( Hindi)
  • Neerja - 2016 ( Hindi)
  • Om Shanti Om (Hindi)
  • Tees Maar Khan (Hindi)

Lyricst[edit]

  • Bang Bang - 2014 ( Hindi )
  • Gippi - 2013 ( Hindi )
  • Shanghai - 2012 ( Hindi )
  • Kahaani - 2012 ( Hindi )
  • Ra One - 2011 ( Hindi )
  • I Hate Luv Storys - 2010 ( Hindi )
  • Anjaana Anjaani - 2010 ( Hindi )
  • Tashan - 2008 ( Hindi )
  • De Taali - 2008 ( Hindi )
  • Golmaal Returns - 2008 ( Hindi )
  • Dostana - 2008 ( Hindi )
  • Cash - 2008 ( Hindi )
  • Hattrick - 2007 ( Hindi )
  • Om Shanti Om - 2007 ( Hindi )
  • Taxi No.9211 - 2006 ( Hindi )
  • Zinda - 2006 ( Hindi )
  • Golmaal - 2006 ( Hindi )
  • I See You - 2006 ( Hindi )
  • Ek Ajnabee - 2005 ( Hindi )
  • Karam - 2005 ( Hindi )
  • Bluffmaster - 2005 ( Hindi )
  • Shabd - 2005 ( Hindi )
  • Home Delivery - 2005 ( Hindi )
  • Popcorn Khao Mast Ho Jao - 2004 ( Hindi )
  • Shaadi Ka Laddoo - 2004 ( Hindi )
  • Stop! - 2004 ( Hindi )

Other work[edit]

They have been judges on the star hunt show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007 and the musical talent show Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star with director and choreographer Farah Khan. They are the judges on Amul Star Voice of India Mummy Ki Superstars. They were mentors and judges in the reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa with Sajid-Wajid.

They composed the Indian Premier League theme song of season 3 and the anthem of Kolkata Knight Riders.

Following the 2008 Mumbai attacks, Vishal Dadlani launched a petition to ban live media coverage during the rescue operations.[3]

They composed the song "Allah Ke Bande" from Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II.

On 23 January 2012, Vishal and Shekhar performed at Spring Fest 2012 in IIT Kharagpur on 22 January 2012; they also performed at Saarang in IIT Madras.[4] and in February 2012, at Crossroads 2012 in SRCC.[5][6] On 25 March 2012, Vishal and Shekhar with Shruti Pathak performed live at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University in Flare.[7]

Vishal–Shekhar composed the IPL 6 anthem "Jumping Japaang" and the IPL 7 anthem "Chalo Bulawa Aya Hai".

Vishal Dadlani appeared in cameo roles in Om Shanti Om and Tees Maar Khan.

Vishal was one of the first Indian celebrities to openly support the Aam Aadmi Party.[8]

On 16 June 2014, duo Vishal–Shekhar performed in Bangalore crowd, despite not being paid their dues but plan to sue the organisers to recover their payment.[9][10]

On 28 September 2014, Vishal and Shekhar performed live at Festember at NIT Trichy.[11]

Both Vishal and Shekhar appeared as judges in the reality singing show for children and teens, Indian Idol Junior, Season One, while only Vishal appeared in Season two [12]

Vishal and Shekhar performed in 27th ICAI - Abu Dhabi chapter Annual Meet/Seminar in Abu Dhabi on November 20, 2015. They also performed in galgotias college of engineering and technology, gr. noida. NCR region

On 14th Feb, 2016, the duo performed at Hitex in Hyderabad for Oracle employees and their families.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vishal Dadlani music director of Happy New Year". PlanetBollywood. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.indicine.com/movies/bollywood/askindicine-qna-at-8pm-today/
  3. ^ "'We should plug this leak once and for all'". Rediff.com. 31 December 2004. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  4. ^ Eastern Fare (27 January 2012). "Spring Fest 2012, a Review ~ EF News International". Efi-news.com. Archived from the original on 23 May 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  5. ^ 27 February 2012 at 1946 hrs IST (27 February 2012). "XLRI to host International Workshop on Inclusive Financial Innovation". Financialexpress.com. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "SRCC CROSSROADS 2012". Srcc-crossroads.com. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Vishal Shekhar Live Performance". Allevents.in. 25 March 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "AAP gets its first Bollywood Celeb supporter: Vishal Dadlani". Firstpost. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "When Vishal and Shekhar were cheated in Bangalore". Times of India. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "Vishal-Shekhar to take legal action". Mid Day. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "Festember'15 is here to win your heart yet again". metalbase.in. Retrieved 17 September 2015. 
  12. ^ "Vishal Dadlani to judge Indian Idol Junior 2015". SonyLIV. Retrieved 17 August 2015.