By Satyajit, Bollywood Trade News Network
This techno whiz kid of musical fraternity propelled the stylish Spanish, Sufi fusion and rock music aggressively into Bollywood with albums like WOH LAMHE, BAS EK PAL, NAKSHA, GANGSTER and DHOOM 2. Pritam Chakraborty had a ball of time this year with back to back super hit albums and fun unlimited continues with BHAGAM BHAG. Despite the fact that DHOOM 2 failed to meet listener expectations but he still remains as the man-in-demand by pop genre. BHAGAM BHAG brings back him into comical genre again with thunderous impact after his successful albums APNA SAPNA MONEY MONEY and GARAM MASALA. Priyadarshan, the comical genius shoulders him the liability of delivering frolicking numbers and he renders them assertively with support of boisterous remixes. Hear it loud for vocal loquaciousness, racy westernized tuneful beats and frothy comical theatrical feel in loud and deafening soundtracks. It has surprises in melodious “Tere Bin” (3 versions) but peppy flavors rules the show with “Afreen” (2 versions), “Bhagam Bhag (3 versions) and “Signal” (2 versions).
Mellifluously romantic vibes burst out like bubble as enigmatic fragrance of eternal love splashes out and makes merry with flurry of Caribbean calypso beats in soulful “Tere Bin”. Choreographed on archetypal handsome hunk Akshay Kumar and seductive beauty Lara Dutta, the romantic bonanza is triumphed with electronic flute, groovy saxophone, rip-roaring guitar strums, boisterous drumming and trumpet notes. Pritam hires the skin and soul from Peter Andrea’s “Mysterious Girl” for its deafening calypso beat and beach culture music.
It sounds poignantly soothing in “Tere Bin (reprise)” where subtle piano beats, violin notes falls into ears with plaintive lyrics by Sameer sung brilliantly by impressive Kunal Ganjawala and Sunidhi Chauhan. Kunal’s sensuous and velvet voice can be experienced as it melts graciously with softer feel of sentimental lounge music.
Melody gets the make over of electronic keyboard musical rendezvous in “Tere Bin (remix by DJ Amit) as disco culture takes over. The rapturous disco beats fillers lifts the tempo with echoing and snazzy vocal ebullience of Kunal and Sunidhi’s voices.
High on enthralling quotient, the theatrical touch of frolicking prankster makes dazzling presence in this energetically supreme soundtrack “Signal”. Remo Fernandes, the singing pop delight makes it big with his Goan snazzy musical touch in conventional concert manner. Suzanne feminine oomph is added aphrodisiac that catalyses the foot thumping passions on the floors.
“Rock the Carnival…” the rocking one-liner with oodles of trendy hip-hop spicy flavors comes roaring into ears as the remix flavors splashes back in “Signal (remix by DJ Amit)”. The disco ambience is at it best with fine concoction of clapping, scratching and beat juggling.
Shake your booty! Coz this time its loud n bubbly bunch of girls making merry with loads of attitude in this fast paced soundtrack “Aa Khushi Se Khud Khushi Kar Le”. Sunidhi Chauhan plagiarizes “Spice Girls” raunchy singing attire with Pritam extra loud and jarring music. Pop genre may find carnival zest in it but it sounds over aggressive with forceful and belligerent beats.
Neeraj Shridhar (lead vocalist of “Bombay Viking”) make not be having great time in Bollywood but this time he gets big slice in the album as he croons out title track “Bhagam Bhag”. Upbeat Afro-American hip-hop lyrics and squeaky prankish vocals spice up this frolicking and pulsating racy track.
Extra cantankerous and feverishly pulsating on beat patterns, the hip-shaking “Bhagam Bhag (Press Play Mix)” is perfect bet for dance floors. Shake a leg and be merry!
Sluggish but colorfully snazzy, the lounge and club mix makes impact in average remix soundtrack “Bhagam Bhag (Ragga Mix)”. It sounds like a forced one and can be easily skipped for other numbers.
“Theatre on the run” makes its dominating and resounding presence as Pritam experiments with shades of international musical stuff in effervescently chirpy soundtrack “Afreen”. KK makes first blood in the album as the musical backdrop shifts from traditional Arabic music to westernized opera feel. Sunidhi’s throats out feminine desires and wantonness in eclectically vociferous way with strong theatrically opera touch.
“Afreen (remix)” is unwanted guest and shockingly it creates chaos with garish Arabic feel and brassy disco touch. It accounts for mediocrity and makes itself into cadre of sub-standard stuff.
Mediocrity finally takes over and this time Pritam seems to be disinterested in nurturing worthy peppy number. Newcomers Jojo and Sohail Khan make unheard, unimpressive and unforgettable presence in this extra chaotic and thunderous number “Chal Udd Chale (Run Run)”. It has to be relegated to background score for its high instrumental appeal and low vocal impact.
Pritam showers trendy musical delight with bountiful of rip-roaring and hip-shaking soundtrack that should work aptly with spirits of the film. The comical extravaganza has to be complemented with frothy and racy pace music and the album delivers it all with minor blemishes.