Sunday, July 5, 2015

Music Review (Hindi) : Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Music Review(Hindi): Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Music Composer: Pritam

Selfie le le re is to satiate purely bhai fans and as a standalone track this one passes muster despite energetic rendition leaded by Vishal Dhadlani. Pritam fares much better in the next track Tu chahiye with techno beats in the background and Atif Aslam earnest rendition saves the track. Brilliant usage of sarangi is the highlight of the track, but the feel of sarangi didn't gel with the techno beats played along with that. Bhar Do Jholi Meri, traditional quawaali and Adnan Sami's rendition aside, the song has nothing enticing enough to engage the listeners for 8 minutes. Bhar Do Jholi Meri's reprise version with Imran Aziz behind the vocals didn't get anything better. Aaj Ki party is another mediocre song in the album, only Salman's screen presence will make this bearable. Chicken song is a lovely listen especially for its Goan flavoured arrangements and nadaswaram bit is a surprise package. Mohit Chauhan's lively rendition makes this song enjoyable. Zindagi has trademark pritam stamp all over it but nevertheless the song is more enjoyable especially for the lead singer Zubin Nautiyal's rendition and its second interlude. Zindagi's reprise version comes with the vocals of another proficient singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and additional bonus is Rekha Bharadwaj's vocals. Vocals alone makes this one fared tad better than the original.

Tu Jo mila is soundtrack's best which comes in two versions with KK and Javed Ali respectively. Pritam kept the arrangements simple with mild rock flavour it to it making it overall pleasant listen especially song turns wonderful listen for the guitar riffs toward the end of the song. Song beats in the background reminds me phir le aaya dil opening played in the fast pace. However wonderful listen in the album. Song's reprise version handled by Papon rides mainly on the piano, however original version scores much better than this version despite earnest rendition from papon.

Verdict: Pritam maintained balance in Bhajrangi Bhaijaan delivering both class and mass songs for the listeners. Overall album gets enjoyable with the newly released set of songs. 

My rating: 7.5/10

Pick of the Album: Tu Jo mila, Zindagi (both versions),Tu Chahiye