There are good expectations from Excel Entertainment's, Karan Anshuman directed BANGISTAN. Music is helmed by Ram Sampath whose association with the produThere are good expectations from Excel Entertainment's, Karan Anshuman directed BANGISTAN. Music is helmed by Ram Sampath whose association with the production company is a long and fruitful one ction company is a long and fruitful one - TALAASH, FUKREY etc.
A traditional 'qawwali', 'Ishq Karenge
' springs a pleasant surprise right in the beginning although the tune is heard before (reminiscent of Riteish's very own 'Mast Kalandar
' HEYY BABYY in parts). Sona Mohapatra and Abhishek Nailwal (along with Shadab Sabri) do justice to the number.
The Edm version of 'Ishq Karenge'
is a good second hear.
The iconic inspirational composition, 'Man Mein Hai Vishwas
' is the backbone for this dark, satirical and at times humorous 'Hogi Kranti
'. The song is a situational one and lyrics throw light on the two leads, whose aim in life is to become a terrorist and cause disharmony and terror. Ram Sampath and Abhishek Nailwal render the number with ease but fail to rise above an average tune.
The party number, as is evident from the title track, 'Saturday Night', is light and pleasant with bouncy rhythm and light frothy percussions / arrangements. Aditi Singh Sharma, Benny Dayal , Neeraj Shridhar and Janusz Krucinki put their best foot forward.
The situational 'sufi' song, 'Maula' is a heart touching number that promotes communal harmony and talks about God being omnipresent and in everyone's heart. It encompasses the noble spirit of oneness and one God and that every religion has one goal. Rituraj Mohanty and Ram Sampath deserve brownie points for a well rendered number.
Ram Sampath finally comes to form with the superb rock number 'Meri Zidd', and Siddharth Basrur renders the number with elan. Hard rock guitar strumming is the highlight of this dramatic situational number which is motivational.
The song that incorporates the spirit of fight, 'Is Duniya Se Ladna Hai', is a situational one and sung in a sort of rap/ reggae style and should translate well on screen. Suraj Jagan and Abhisehk Nailwal complement each other.
Summing up, Ram Sampath's effort in BANGISTAN is not up to the mark, especially when compared to his earlier works for Excel. The songs which have the potential are way too classy like 'Meri Zidd' and 'Maula', and they happen to be our picks as well! The situational numbers will appeal more after the release of the film on July 31.
Music Review Rating Chart :-
Excellent - 4.5 & above
Very Good - 4
Good - 3.5
Average/Passable - 3
Pathetic - 2.5 & below