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Music Review : Boss

Director :  Anthony D'Souza
Music :  Meet Bros Anjjan, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Chirantan Bhatt and P.A.Deepak
Lyrics :  Kumaar, Manoj Yadav and Sahil Kaushal (Lill Gollu)
Starring :  Akshay Kumar, Mithun Chakraboty, Aditi Rao Hydari, Shiv Pandit, Ronit Roy, Danny Dengzongpa and Johnny Lever.

September 17, 2013 05:05:56 PM IST
By Abid, Glamsham Editorial
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Anthony D'Souza's debut directorial venture, the slick Hollywood style underwater adventure, BLUE, may not have become a runaway hit, but there were quite a few who appreciated the film as well. However, there can be no debating the fact that its music by the maestro, A.R. Rahman was indeed classy and memorable. So, one does expect some good music, although this time the genre is 'masala' action and composers chosen are a mixed bunch, Meet Bros Anjjan, Yo Yo Honey, Chirantan Bhatt and P.A.Deepak. So let's click the play button to check it out!

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Superb synthesized signature tune, 'shankh' and Ganpati trumpets herald the grand entry of the Boss with the title track, 'Boss'. Composed and sung well by Meet Bros. Anjjan (though one misses Mika here), the hip hop number introduces the lead protagonist, Akshay Kumar, and gives a humorous as well as true insight into his larger than life character. Some chartbusting rap by the one and only Yo Yo Honey Singh in his characteristic lovable, this time in Haryanvi style (suiting Akshay's character to the tee), adds to the charm. The one is sure to climb the charts and provide Akshay with another musical hit.

'Boss Entry Theme' is more of a instrumental with some grand orchestration, Hindustani (read desi) style and relies on chorus and enjoyable rap and retro fusion by Sonu Kakkar and Khushboo Grewal .

Heightened tempo and pace make up 'Boss Title Remix' (Meet Bros. Anjjan) and is a space filler.

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'Boss Ganpati Remix' has lots of joyous festive and raucous music, the kind heard during Ganpati processions. The lyrics have been changed accordingly (with chants of Ganpati Bappa Maurya) and the Boss here is 'Ganpati'. A nice effort and good symbolification indeed.

'Hum Na Tode'(by P.A. Deepak) is inspired from a very popular and evergreen Tamil chartbuster, 'Aapde Pode'. Since the film, BOSS is a remake of the super hit, Tamil movie, MARYADA RAMANNA; the makers thought it fit to include it. Sung with lots of 'masti' by Vishal Dadlani, the Haryanvi touch and racy rhythm and it's fusion with Haryanvi folk music (lingo as well) makes the song quite funny and interesting.

We have had songs glorifying mothers, but one that pays tribute to fathers is rare in Hindi cinema and this number, 'Pitah Se Hai Naam Tera', by Meet Bros. Anjjan does exactly that. Sung by Sonu Nigam the situational number is retro in feel in some parts and has some apt lyrics that add to the narrative of the movie.

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The toast of Bollywood and all its patrons, after his chartbusting 'Lungi Dance' (CHENNAI EXPRESS), rap king Yo Yo Honey Singh returns with another chart scorcher, 'Party All Night'. The lovely dance inducing hip-hop rhythm coupled with some very identifiable lyrics (inspired in parts by SEL's 'Hindustani') makes this a sure shot hit.

Chirantan Bhatt comes in with 'Har Kisi Ko' (which features twice), a totally refurbished, (in fact it starts off as an entirely fresh number) and remixed and rearranged version of the classic and memorable number, 'Har Kisi Ko Nahin Milta' by Kalyanji-Anandji (JAANBAAZ). Sung well by Nikhil D'Souza, the lyrics (by Manoj Yadav) too have been altered to make it into a pure love ballad! And even though the team has done a very good job, one would have preferred Chirantan to have come up with his own love ditty, the sort he composed for HAUNTED 3D.

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The second version is a duet more rockish in nature and sung by Arijit Singh with female vocals included in the form of Neeti Mohun as well.

The audio of BOSS may not appeal to the purists but packs quite a punch, especially for the Gen X and party animals and most of the numbers are bound to get popular. Our pick is the 'Boss' title track and 'Party All Night'. The songs will surely climb the charts (in fact the BOSS title track is already being heard) and should provide the film with a good opening when it releases all over on 18th October.

 Rating : 
3.5/ 5 stars

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