Heavy Rotation: Ajay-Atul, Anirudh Ravichander, Hitesh Sonik, Sachin Warrier & Shantanu Moitra

A select few highlights from Indian film music in the past week...

Vaat Disu De, Bring it On, Gondhal (Ajay-Atul, Jaundya Na Balasaheb) - Composer duo Ajay and Atul Gogavale unleash a lovely folksy melody in Vaat Disu De, employing an ocean of strings to back it up, while Gondhal is Marathi folk at its best. Bring it On is where things get hyper-energetic, with the brass-band intro paving the way for a super-manic percussive soundscape.

Tamilselvi (Anirudh Ravichander, Remo) - I have never been this hooked to an Anirudh song since Ethir Neechal. Senjitaley may be the post popular, but it is also the kind of song we have by now come to expect from Anirudh. Where he scores big time is with Tamilselvi, a frenzied EDM number that oozes swag every second of its almost four-minute runtime, thanks to a fantastic-sounding Nakash Aziz. It's a pity the lyrics are so bland!

Mai Ri Mai (Hitesh Sonik, Parched) - There is a very rustic flavour pervading all through Parched, but Mai Ri Mai, sung by Neeti Mohan and Harshdeep Kaur, takes the cake for being the stunning melody it is.

Dooreyo, Nilaavil Ellame, Payye Veesum Kaattil (Sachin Warrier, Anandam) - A very fine debut from singer-turned-composer Sachin Warrier. If the banjo adds a breezy touch to the perky Dooreyo, Nilaavil Ellame and Payye Veesum Kaattil are utterly symphonic pieces, so splendorous and serene to listen to.

Kaari Kaari (Shantanu Moitra, Pink) - Composer Shantanu Moitra concocts a soulful melody set against a waltzy rhythm, complemented beautifully by an assorted mix of guitars, violins and veena, not to mention Pakistani singer Qurat Ul Ain Balouch.