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Ankhon Dekhi Suno, Sunao.

Ankhon Dekhi OST

Queen Bey made a ton of waves for dropping a whole album for free online. Well, so did we…not quite with as much aplomb and definitely not accompanied by frontal cakes in G strings. Some guys on the crew were willing to take one for the team and put on a thong but we figured the world’s going through enough trauma already.

So here you go! The saaf, suthra and ati-sundar OST of Ankhon Dekhi. Free! (Insert starburst here).

Lyrics: varun grover

Music: Sagar Desai

Featured Artists: @Kailashkher@singer_shaan@ronkinigupta and Mansheel Gujral.


The reviews are in. Masala is out.


4 out of 5 stars from Indian Express, Rediff, India Today, Aaj Tak.

3.5 from so many others.

4.5/ 5 for the music.

And this.

Just some of the overwhelming love coming Ankhon Dekhi’s way.

Maybe the overlords don’t have faith in the film, but people can spot the difference between the “pittal” from the “sona”, as @Namrata_Joshi tweeted:

Namrata Joshi ‏@Namrata_Joshi  Mar 21

Filmi duniya pittal di ho but #AankhonDekhi hai sone di…Mere anubhav pe na jaayein, swayam apni aankhon se dekhein, parkhein, samjhein…

I would list and post everything being said about AD but it’s impossible to keep up. In a good way though. One should be so lucky to have such problems!

Maybe follow our journey here:

or here

or here

And come watch.



MARCH 23 2014:

Anupama Chopra’s glowing review of Ankhon Dekhi on The Front Row. 3 and a half stars. 00:54

And a short consolidation of all the love we’ve gotten.

Hello, again.

After months of gestation, Ankhon Dekhi finally had its muh dikhai. Flanked by family and friends, the film was premiered at PVR Plaza in Delhi. It was my second time watching the film and by golly even a ADHD sufferer like me stayed hooked.

What was most gratifying about the screening was that a surprisingly wide cross-section of the audience latched on to the characters so deeply. From my discerning friends at BBC to my Akshay Kumar loving mum, everyone was in love with Bauji and Amma. Hard to share their final reaction without giving away the ending but suffice it to say I didn’t have to ask anyone what they thought. They jumped on their own to say “it was great” or “amazing job you guys” or “fantastic”. It’s kinda nice to get reactions without having to extract them or cheat by guiding people’s opinion with the right questions.

It’s hard to know how much love we will get from the Box Office, that’s a different beast. But in our own very critical books, we did a great job. It’s a great movie with tons of complexities hidden in complete simplicity. It’s not perfect but it’s funny, it’s moving, it’s sublime. But don’t trust my word for it, even thought I’m not being biased at all, the movie releases pan India this Friday, see it with your own eyes. As Bauji propagates: Sab Yahi Hain, Aankhein Khol Ke Dekho. But till then, check out some of the moments from the Delhi premier.

See you soon!