Pritam’s chemistry with comical genius Priyadarshan has been minting golden success so far with chartbusting tracks in films like GARAM MASALA and BHAGAM BHAG. BHOOL BHULIAYAA, another comical thriller adds on to this significant listing with tracks like “Bhool Bhuliayaa”, “Labon Ko” and “Mera Dholna” having their share of success among mass and class genre listeners.
Neeraj Sridhar’s frothy Indi-Pop zing is catching fast and undeniably he is “talk of the town” as now he flares up with full hip-hop zest and rollicking beat patterns in hot “n” happening “Bhool Bhuliayaa”. Pritam’s stylishly crafted rhythmical thrust in foot-thumping impulse makes amiable collision with zany hip-hop with funky paced divine chanting of “Hare Krishna Hare Ram” in the backdrop. Sameer’s thematically engrossing phrases and verses gives it desired covering where traits of romanticism and divinity are altruistically imbibed with perfection. Pritam ensures a hat-trick of successful title tracks for Priyadarshan’s flicks as it follows the bequest of tracks like “Bhagam Bhagam” (BHAGAM BHAG) and “Garam Masala” (GARAM MASALA). “Bhool Bhulaiyaa (remix)” by DJ A Myth goes special for promotional works of the film for it’s extra-enthused and racy disco beat fillers and DJ thrills colliding fast with the catchy rhythmic work of original soundtrack.
KK strident combination with Pritam has been proving goldmine and “Labon Ko” carries this legacy where his mellifluous vocals forms brilliant concoction with reverberating sounds and jaunty electric guitar strumming in delivering magical charm. Its fairy tale soothing ambience and echoing binge brings out shades of “To Phir Aao” (AWARAPAAN) while it’s infused spirited rock ballad hues has bits of “Tu Meri Shab Hain” (GANGSTER). Sayed Quadri’s poetic elegance brings fine combination of contemporary words into excellent verbose display. It goes special for all rock music fans and the magic carries to extra mile with “club-house” remix skills in vigorous “Labon Ko (remix)”.
“Let’s Rock Soniye”, a party feasting track with trademark of “Chopra-Johar’s” flair of work is upbeat situational track that rests on passable lyrics and trendy arrangements. This Shaan and Tulsi Kumar rendered “get-together” is neither as tangy as “Baat Paaki” (JUST MARRIED) nor as catchy as “Rock “n” Roll Soniye” (KABHI ALVIDA NA KEHNA) but fits into situation well for its upbeat styling. “Let’s Rock Soniye (remix)” goes special for marriage DJ’s as loud thumping “dhol” gives it extra festive impact.
Tulsi Kumar gets bigger slice of cake as she is chosen one for solo track “Sakhiya”, a congenial track about emoting heartfelt sentiments to bosom friends in a vibrant carnival. It’s typical 90’s feel and routine lyrical work coupled with moderately coordinated musical work gives it a modest look with no major impact.
Pritam deserves “perfect ten” for his inclination, inspiration and implication of imposing ethical attributes of Indian classical music into composition of impressive “Mere Dholna”. Shreya Ghoshal “nightingale” work deserves a nomination in “Best Female Playback Singer” for her immaculate control on voice modulation and intellect of imbibing skills of classical singing in this contemporary song sequence. M G Sreekumar’s intense classical singing has shades of K J Yesudas style and works magically in tandem with synchronized classical musical works. It may be confined to class listeners but its mystical classical catchy rhythms matched with extraordinary singing are expected to allure Gen X listeners. Brilliant!
“Allah Hafiz”, a “voyager” track sung in jocularly singing mode has all ingredients of typical KK-Pritam styled solo rock ballad that was prominent in last few years. It’s musical punches is somewhat blend of the rhythmical patterns of solo tracks like “Halka Halka” (CHOCOLATE) and “Kiss Me Baby” (GARAM MASALA) with a soaring one-liner “O Raahi Chal…” to depict the nature of the situation. This mediocre sounding track will be more amusing in its cinematic display than in its average melodic show.
“Sajda”, another KK-Pritam combo comes more like a contemporary “item” song that felicitates upbeat stylized techno-gadgetry than sparking anything promise in its vocal or rhythmical display. “Sajda (remix)” by DJ Suketu tries to scintillate with extra flashy resonating impacts in its preludes but later on it sounds like contemporary club remix track.
BHOOL BHULIAYAA may not be Pritam’s finest effort of this year but certainly notable attribute from this genius where every track promises fun, frolic and entertainment. The album is expected to be one of hot favorites in festive season and will be soaring high after film’s success.