Music of Bbuddah...Hoga Terra Baap comes with good expectations. After all it has been ages since one saw a movie totally centred on Amitabh Bachchan. Add to this the fact that the film promises to bring back the 'angry man' image of Bachchan and one expects composer duo of Vishal and Shekhar to go all out in creating a snazzy soundtrack. Though it is little surprising to find only three unique songs in the album, one still plays on Bbuddah...Hoga Terra Baap hoping that it carries enough 'dum' in it.
It is an interesting beginning for the album with Amitabh Bachchan coming behind the mike for the title song 'Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap'. First to come is the 'Acapella' version where there are minimal instruments in the background with most of the sound created by Bachchan himself. Written by Vishal Dadlani, the song is homage for Bachchan where he is rightly projected as the baap of all action. Next to come is the 'Dub Step' version that sees coming together of multiple Western instruments, hence leading to a club sound which deserves to be played on high volume. For this version Vishal pitches in as an additional vocalist and renders the English portion with aplomb. With an infectious sound to it, the song should work well for the film if it makes an appearance at multiple points in the narrative.
Amitabh Bachchan continues to dominate the album with a love song 'Haal-E-Dil' following next. This Swanand Kirkire and Anvita Dutt written song has no similarities whatsoever though with the namesake Emraan Hashmi track in just released Murder 2. However the fact remains that this slow moving track is strictly for those who love listening to Amitabh Bachchan's voice, especially when it comes to soft melodies. Though it is remarkable to hear Bachchan demonstrating a good hold on his vocals, 'Haal-E-Dil' (belonging to similar genre as 'Main Yahan Tu Wahan' - Baghban and also featuring add on vocals by Monali Thakur and Skekhar) doesn't extend it's stay beyond the film's run.
What is unpardonable though is 'Main Chandigarh Di Star' which was basically meant to be the most commercially song in the album. On the contrary it turns out to be a big time downer. It is impossible to believe that Vishal-Shekhar are behind this number which totally fails to engage you from the very first note. Now that's even more disheartening for someone like Raveena Tandon who is making a comeback to films with this item number. Written by Anvita Dutt, this Punjabi-Hindi track by Sunidhi Chauhan is one of the least impressive item numbers that have released for a big film this year and it is surprising that it was added to the album in the first place.
Music of Bbuddah...Hoga Terra Baap disappoints, more so because one expected something fantastic to be coming out of an opportunity which was up for grabs here. However except for some exciting moments created by the title song, there isn't much to cheer about the soundtrack here.
Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap (Dub Step)