Tuesday, 3rdJuly 05:00 PM IST BOL BACHCHAN Fails To Offer Novelty
Ajay Devgn Abhishek Bachchan, Asin, Prachi Desai, Neeraj Vohra, Asrani, Krishna
Himesh Reshammiya, Ajay-Atul
Farhad-Sajid, Shabbir Ahmed, Swanand Kirkire, Sameer Anjaan
Rating Of Tracks:
Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Himesh Reshammiya, Mamta Sharma, Vineet Singh
Bol Bachchan Remix
Chalao Na Naino Se
Himesh Reshammiya, Shreya Ghoshal
Chalao Na Naino Se Remix
Nach Le Nach Le
Sukhwinder Singh, Shreya Ghoshal
Nach Le Nach Le Remix
Jab Se Dekhi Hai
Jab Se Dekhi Hai Remix
Album kick starts with title track “Bol Bachchan” which has been much hyped for its beginning which is based on Amitabh Bachchan's legendary track 'My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves' (“Amar Akbar Anthony”). To be honest, the song doesn't really make one jump with joy after it is heard first. The effect is just the same even in subsequent listening. However once it has been heard 5-6 times, this Farhad-Sajid written song turns out to be addictive and now. In fact the entire perception around the song changes after it is given a patient hearing and once it gets on you, it is tough to ignore it. It is sung by Amitabh Bachchan with good support from Abhishek Bachchan and Ajay Devgn who are more into the talkie part with Mamta Sharma, Himesh Reshammiya and Vineet Singh chipping in as well. While together they are clearly enjoying their stint behind the mike, the only moment in the song which sticks out like a sore thumb is the one where one hears the word 'pendulum'. If one leaves that aside, the original as well as the 'remix' promise an outing that should be fun on screen.
“Bol Bachchan (remix)” packs every pompous element of a typical 'club-remix' and entertains with its fervent musical feel, a commercially promising promotional feature.
“Chalao Na Naino Se” blatantly borrows portions from 1951 song from “Albela”, Bholi surat dil ke khote. And the mukhda sounds like Mehengaidayan from “Peepli Live”. Himesh incorporates the grunts of body builders quite musically and this ups the comic quotient. Himesh, for what it’s worth, is pretty restrained on thistrack. This song is slightly more entertaining than the rest of the soundtrack. Nonetheless, with ever-so-dependable Shreya Ghoshal doing her bit and Rohit Shetty ensuring that the picturisation is lively enough, the song turns out to be yet another ready to serve 'masala' dish.
“Chalao Na Naino Se (remix)” never live up to the original and just a routine job to fill the space in album.
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)”, which strips out the tango/latin stormy intensity and leaves the bare bones of the track – a “Ringa Ringa” feel with as light electronic touch. 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!!!
The song which comes with a quintessential Himesh Reshammiya stamp though is “Jab Se Dekhi Hai”. Mohit Chauhan, who has otherwise collaborated mainly with Pritam and was the sole male voice of A.R. Rahman's “Rockstar”, finds himself in a Himesh Reshammiya setting here and totally justifies his presence. A love song with a 'Sufi' touch to it, this Sameer written song is immensely soulful and also reminds listener of the kind of compositions that Himesh used to compose during “Ahista Ahista” days. A smooth sounding number with a perfect pace for a romantic setting, 'Jab Se Dekhi Hai' is a very good hear.
“Jab Se Dekhi Hai (remix)” is again fails to make any impact. This is again a routine remix.
Overall album is an average fun one with all tracks seems to be regular songs from Himesh’s album. Only “Chalao Na Naino Se” has potential to be a chartbuster and title track has potential if movie hits jackpot at box office. But in nutshell it could have been a lot more fun and different than what we finally get.
There is nothing new but then we never expected that from this team, isn’t it!