MUSIC REVIEW OF BHOOL BHULAIYAA
The magical combination of Akshay Kumar, Pritam and director Priyadarshan is all set for another laugh riot in this year's most awaited comical thriller 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa'. It is third occasion when music director Pritam has rendered music for Priyadarshan's film after the golden success of 'Garam Masala' and 'Bhagam Bhag'. 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa' also stars Vidya Balan, Shiny Ahuja, Rajpal Yadav and Amisha Patel in lead roles. The film is assumed to be remake of super-hit Malayalam film that was later remade in Tamil under the name and style of 'Chandramukhi' starring Rajnikant and Nayantara in lead roles. Famous Sameer and Sayed Quadri have penned lyrics of the film bringing various shades of human emotions through Pritam's cultured western and classical musical works. 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa' is one of the finest musical works of this year and has eleven original soundtracks in its credits that can be heard on T-Series music cassettes and CD's.
BHOOL BHULAIYAA (2 VERSIONS) : Pritam's prolific record of delivering chartbusting title tracks maintains its top slot as there are loads of magical surprises in hip-shaking hip-hop and rocking title soundtrack "Bhool Bhulaiyaa". Neeraj Sridhar (lead vocalist of "Bombay Viking") is the man behind its supreme success and its second successive occasion after "Bhagam Bhag" ('Bhagam Bhag') where he has succeeded in delivering the needful. This title track is loaded with delightful foot-thumping hip-hop clubbed with rollicking hi-shaking musical thump that keeps one's spirits alive. It has strong swaying of enthused divinity with divine chants like "Hare Krishna Hare Ram" infused in the deliriously paced arrangements. It will surely rocketing high on charts in coming weeks and will be a big inspirational boost for the film's promotion.
"Bhool Bhulaiyaa (remix)" is specially designed for the promotional works as it can serve all purposes in enticing viewers through trailers, promos and teasers. DJ A Myth has enriched it with club-house remix works that come all the way with delightful disco beat fillers. This racy impact of amusing DJ skills makes desired collisions with racy and catchy beats of this hot-shot title track in giving it loud thumping effect on floors. Super-Hit!
LABON KO (2 VERSIONS) : KK's delivered soft rock ballads have always been major spotlight in Pritam's album and the good work continues with similar vigor and zeal in another sensuously rendered soundtrack "Labon Ko". It's a delight to hear something romantically pristine in the wordings of Sayed Quadri . It works progressively in building tempo of this delightful solo ballad. The soundtrack has booming musical impact similar to "To Phir Aao" ('Awarapaan') with strong blend of classical western rock music in its melodic base. Like "Alvida" ('Life in a…Metro'), "Tu Meri Shab Hai" ('Gangster'), it promises to scale high in charts and probably be another major solo hit of this year by KK-Pritam combo after their success in 'Life in a…Metro'. "Labon Ko (remix)" is another promising club remix track that has the potential of making itself favorite among teenyboppers in coming weeks. The racy disco thrills punched with invigorating rhythmical drum beating give free-flowing thrust of shaking booty on the floors.
LET'S ROCK SONIYE (2 VERSIONS) : "Let's Rock Soniye" is a contemporary Bollywood style festive track that has trendy type of modern arrangements and enthused singing but proves too frail to be compared to earlier two original soundtracks. It has similar beat patterns to another festive track "Dhaam se Woh Aa Jaye" ('Dus') and have strong inclination towards Yash Chopra's style of musical work but the spark is missing. Pritam could have improvised or rearranged his chartbusting tracks like "Baat Paaki" ('Just Married') to create a different feel but still it fits into situation well with average impact. The remix version of this number is specially designed for marriage parties for its heavy usage of traditional musical instrumentation with loads of contemporary DJ works in its interludes.
MERE DHOLNA : Pritam matures into elite cadre of class composers with classically enriched soundtrack "Mere Dholna", a brilliant combination of refined vocals and brilliant classical musical works. It's delightful surprise from Pritam as he has produced westernized musical works and this will positively raise his stature among competent musicians in Bollywood. Shreya Ghoshal delivers one of her finest performances by emoting out in classically refined vocalist attire with great improvisation and modulation in its middle and last interludes. M G Sreekumar's skilled classical rendition has strong South Indian vocalist base and it works progressively in tandem with Shreya's voice and synchronized classical musical rendition. "Mere Dholna" deserves to be applauded for swimming against the tide and creating decorum for classical Indian music. Shreya Ghoshal deserves special accolades for making it a great surprise hit and positively deserves place in the nominations for "Best Female Playback Singer" of this year. This soundtrack will be a major spotlight in the narration of the film and is expected to be hot favorite among class listeners. Classy Treat!
ALLAH HAFIZ : Pritam treadmills his conventional style of composing by mixing and matching rhythms and tunes of a couple of his chartbusting hit tracks into lighthearted soundtrack - "Allah Hafiz". KK goes full throttle again and it's another track where KK-Pritam combo works as per the demand of the situation. This track has shades from the beat structures of "Kahan Kho Gaya" ('Hattrick') and "Kiss Me Baby" ('Garam Masala') and gives joyous feel of enthralled adventurer. This average sounding number has the potential of working big in situations but cannot be termed chartbusting for its repetitive musical zing.
SAKHIYA : "Sakhiya" is a traditional village belle soundtrack that comes with foot-thumping musical impact and strong tinge of Indian classical musical base in its rhythmical flow. Tulsi Kumar gets big opportunity of proving her merit but lackluster sounding arrangements . Her shrill-paced voice gives it mediocre outlook. Priyadarshan's flicks have been popular with similar numbers that create an ambience of traditional ethnicity and this too works mechanically with the desired situation of the film.
SAJDA (2 VERSIONS) : "Sajda", a hip-shaking disco-friendly track sounds more like an "item" song that is expected to boost glamour quotient of film with its glossy ambience and hot looking models in it's backdrop. KK croons in a typical rock mode attire but the extra screechy and jarring musical impact clubbed with sounding rhythmical flow fails to create any thrust. It is expected to feature in end titles or in some light moments and should well be utilized in the promos of the film.
"Sajda (remix)" has resonating DJ impact in its prelude followed by its signature punching beat "A-O-A" and loads of disco beats fillers to create zany tempo on the floors. This DJ Suketu's crafted "club" track sounds more peppy and viable for its extra musical zing and will be preferred by party animals for disco thrills.
Pritam has another winner in 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa' and it completes a hat-trick of hits with Priyadarshan after the musical success of 'Garam Masala' and 'Bhagam Bhag'. The title track "Bhool Bhuliayaa" and "Labon Ko" are expected to be chartbusting while classically oriented number "Mere Dholna" will be a delight for niche audiences. The rest of the numbers are entertaining but not chartbusting by any standards. 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa' is expected to rope in above average collections for its producers and will surely be adding another feather to Pritam's crown.
Edited by divyalrl - 16 September 2007 at 12:33am