Tigmanshu Dhulia belongs to that rare breed of directors whose films have the right blend of off-beat and commercial, and quite like the living legend, Shyam Benegal, Dhulia's films are entertaining as well as realistic. Critical and commercial success of films like PAAN SINGH TOMAR and the SAHEB BIWI GANGSTER series are a pointer to the fact. His teaming up with class actor, Saif Ali Khan, who is known to experiment a lot with his films, makes for an exciting prospect.
Coming to the music, Saif has always been associated with chartbusting numbers and so is Sajid-Wajid, the ace composers of the 'masala' genre, and since BULLETT RAJA too belongs to that genre, so expectations do arise from the duo to deliver the goods and aid Saif in entering the 100 crore club solo (like they did for Akshay Kumar via ROWDY RATHORE).
''Tamanche Pe Disco''
, the flag ship number is composed by RDB, the name behind countless chartbusters and is rendered excellently by RDB, Nindy Kaur and Raftaar, who also provides the superb apt lyrics. The chartbusting composition has just the right dose of entertainment required from the number; a lovely racy rhythm with good orchestral arrangements and rap that is apt. The superb video featuring the lead stars will work wonders for its popularity. CHECK OUT: BULLETT RAJA - Sonakshi Sinha struggles to get into Bollywood
Sajid-Wajid are at their melodious best with the gem of a love ballad, ''Saamne Hai Savera'', sung by the neo nightingale Shreya Ghoshal and Wajid himself. Bonnie Chakraborty's lovely Bengali interludes are reminiscent of the S.D Burman era. The musical arrangement is classy.
Neeraj Shridhar's ''Hare Krishna Hare Rama''
(BHOOL BHULAIYAA) will remain his biggest hit ever despite numerous chartbusters to his credit. And it looks now that ''Jai Govinda Jai Gopala''
is about to change the equation. Neeraj's 'mast' rendition is the strong point of the song and the composers deserve kudos for choosing a superb addictive rhythm that has a hookline that really hooks as also the techno 'qawwali'
''Jai Govinda, Jai Gopala''
remix is tastefully done and provides for an entertaining hear, though one can distinctly recognize the 'Gusttavo Lima - Balada (Tche tcherere tche tche)' rhythm!
Even though Mamta Sharma tries hard but she fails to rise above the ordinary and same heard before tune with ''Don't Touch My Body''. Still, the item number aimed at the front benchers will be patronized by the masses.
A superb fusion of folk and rock, the rocking title track ''Bullett Raja''
provides the perfect insight into the character of the lead protagonist. The number is slightly retro in parts. Wajid sings with gusto and Keerthi Sagathia provides the backup vocals that add to the fun. CHECK OUT: BULLETT RAJA - First tram ride makes Sonakshi Sinha romantic
The entirely situational track, ''Sataake Thoko''
(meaning fire at close quarters) may start off as a rock based number but it's actually a totally folk tune based number. The song with a political and social message, will definitely translate well on the screen as the lyrics add to the narrative. The simple Hindi and 'Awadhi' that is used are easily comprehensible to all. The trio of Wajid, Keerthi Sagathia and Danish Sabri seem to be having real fun while rendering the number.
Well, the audio of BULLETT RAJA is a wholesome entertaining package of good, melodious and chartbusting compositions that are universally appealing. Sajid-Wajid prove their mettle yet again with RDB, the guest composers helping their cause further. ''Tamanche Pe Disco'', ''Saamne Hai Savera''
and ''Jai Govinda Jai Gopala''
are our preferred choice. The audio will definitely aid the film in opening big when it releases all over on 29th November 2013.