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Music Review : Bol Bachchan

 Bol Bachchan
Director :  Rohit Shetty
Music :  Himesh Reshammiya, Ajay-Atul
Lyrics :  Farhad-Sajid, Shabbir Ahmed, Swanand Kirkire and Sameer Anjaan
Starring :  Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan, Asin and Prachi Desai

June 12, 2012 05:02:48 PM IST
By Satyajit, Glamsham Editorial
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BOL, BOL, BOL...BACHCHAN! Whether it's the ensemble of magnanimous names or presentation of horrendous comical games, Rohit Shetty stylized action-packed comical capers have been mass-friendly and has always struck gold at the box-office. BOL BACHCHAN, his latest brainchild is all set to hit big screens and the title track has already been the 'talk-of-the-town'. On musical front, Shetty's films have never been favorites on charts but still the music has always been arresting, engaging and above all instrumental in catalyzing the narrative as well as the hilarious flow of his flicks. After delivering couple of bouncy massy tracks in Salman Khan's BODYGUARD, Himesh Reshammiya makes his first presence as lead composer in a Rohit Shetty film. Ajay-Atul, a renowned Marathi composer duo, and the musical brain behind SINGHAM success are the guest composers. Will the conglomerate of popular and successful be able to pull up another potential winner? Let's get straight into its musical happenings...

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So, you think you can sing and that too with similar theatrical zing! After the magical success of actors turning singers in 'Senorita' (ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA) by triumphant trio (Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy), its Himesh Reshammiya turn to make booty shake and heads swinging to his style of composing, a number that not only glorifies the magnetism of Amitabh Bachchan's yesteryears histrionics but also delivers a 'word-of-publicity' to the flick BOL BACHCHAN in the title track 'Bol Bachchan'. It's nonsensical but still rhythmically rhyming to start with, where Bachchan Sr. rehashes his popular gibberish chattering (somewhat reminiscent to 'My Name is Anthony Gonsalves' (AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY)) while other two actors (Ajay Devgn and Abhishek Bachchan) retraces couple of his popular one-liners. Reshammiya's peppery composition has tangy and tuneful UP folksy base (somewhat similar to 'Chalat Musafir Moh Liya Re' (TEESRI KASAM)) with loads of jazz and rock elements embroiled in it, making it trendier for listeners. As far as qualitative analysis is concerned, this catchy number comes more like a humorous tete-a-tete between all three actors, a fun-loving chirpy 'item-number' with a potential comical quotient. Farhad-Sajid's 'street-smart' wordings are like 'tongue-in-cheek' dialogue-baazi that delivers ample dosages of hilarious on-screen moments. There is a dash of sensuous sounding 'Kajra Re' (BUNTY AUR BABLI) coming in Mamta Sharma's brief raunchy tones that connects well with the humor tinge of the track. In nutshell, its Amitabh Bachchan's impressive baritones in varying and frothy shades that leads this comical bandwagon with flair and makes this a sure-shot winner. 'Bol Bachchan (remix)' packs every pompous element of a typical 'club-remix' and entertains with its fervent musical feel, a commercially promising promotional feature. Chartbuster!!!

Himesh Reshammiya's soft-toned vocals get into UP folksy base and makes mood mushier in amiable sounding 'Chalao Na Naino Se Baan'. Like previous track, it has strong infectious catchy bygone era feel ('Bholi surat dil ke khote' (ALBELA)) in its signature tune that later connects well with added musical fun-elements (funky instrumentals, enthused vocals and chirpy lyrics). Shreya Ghoshal's smoothly ushered voice gives it a tender romantic feel that works with the supple situational feel. It's really playful in the catchy moods and flavors and would be really fun watching it on big screen. Massy to the core, Shabbir Ahmed's loquaciously impish wordings adds to the show and will be striking big in cow-belt (especially in UP regions); overall a potential 'masti' filled number that should rise to the occasion. 'Chalao Na Naino Se Baan (remix)' is a 'dhol' feisty 'club-remix' number. Catered for garish outings, it have the rigorous drumming, strident harmonium notes with energized disco-fillers as it's striking features that concocts well with singers appealing voice. Catchy!!!

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In year 2010, Ajay-Atul created a rage in the form of "Baygo Baygo" (RINGA RINGA (MARATHI)) that proved to be one of the winning factors in this flick's success. In the next soundtrack "Nach Le Nach Le", they recreate this composition with Bollywood sensibilities and pitches throaty Sukhwinder Singh as the lead soloist of the track. Conceived to be a carnival feisty number, it brings out a suave and saucy charm of Goa festivity as the mood of the track with elements of Spanish tango, "dandiya" and "bhangra" beats dancing added into it. Shreya Ghoshal's sweetly toned comes briefly and adds joyously feminine shades to the number. It triggers off with saxophone notes and later gets a juxtaposed with varied form of musical festivities, too jarring at places but still delivers out a zealous dancing feel. As compared to the original version, its sounds almost similar and it will really interesting to view this carnival getting flamboyant on big screen. Rohit Shetty played too safe this time by not experimenting too much and relying on tried and tested composition that did wonders in its original version. "Nach Le Nach Le (remix)" comes with cheerful ovations, loud whistles and vociferously loud enthused chorals connecting with singers voices, accentuating out the bombastic celebratory feel. It's one jovial number that should be getting major takers in local "dandiya" or "lavni" festival. Go for It!!!

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Rip-roaring melodic moods are over and finally it's the serenity of lovable romantic emotions that takes the centre-stage in "easy-on-ears" soundtrack titled "Jab se Dekhi Hain". Reshammiya returns back to his Sufi-rock genre style of composing where "sarangi-tabla" loops form pivotal instrumental flows in subtle-toned composition that primarily works on Indian classical aesthetics. Mohit Chauhan's gullible tones sound engaging in softer groovy tones and are interspersed well in the tender flow of the track. In terms of mushy mood, it has the feel of silent love (reminiscent of "Bol Na Halke Halke" (JHOOM BARABAR JHOOM) with impressive spells of Reshammiya's stylized Sufism. Despite carrying a strong "heard-before" syndrome, it's a reasonably decent listening fare that should work on big screen. "Jab se Dekhi Hai (remix)" comes like a musical anti-climax, a version that is almost shade parallel to the somber feel of the original version. Catered for commercial gains, it can be a good promotional move and adds one more DJ's special feature for all party-animals.

As one would have predicted from a typical Rohit Shetty's stylish entertainer, BOL BACHCHAN banks more on its slick action and slapstick humor antics but still delivers a reasonably good musical entertainment for its listeners. Magnificent opulence, bankable star-value and aggressive promotions will surely pave way to its better audio prospects. In the past, soundtracks from Rohit Shetty's flicks have been cool "fun-fare" on big screen and these soundtracks too sound optimistic for colorful outings on the D-Day.

Rating - 3/5

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