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Bin Bulaye Baarati Music Review

2.5

EXPECTATIONS

What does one expect from the music of Bin Bulaye Baarati? A massy soundtrack that which neither promises to break any grounds nor boasts of any track that would have a classy appeal to it. Instead, this album by Anand Raaj Anand is expected to follow an out and out commercial route which would basically play to the gallery and end up being catchy enough that would ensure that when played during the film, the songs don't end up being speed breakers.

MUSIC

First step in this direction is 'Shalu' which does have a risque beginning to it and also takes a naughty approach by challenging 'Munni' and 'Sheila' heads-on. This is the second time after 'Character Dheela' when a song has made references to 'Munni' and 'Sheila', hence making it apparent all over again that these songs have indeed managed a cult status for themselves. Nevertheless coming back to 'Shalu', let the fact be stated that this Anand Raaj Anand written and composed song is actually better than 'Jalebi Bai' that he has recently created for Mallika Sherawat in Double Dhamaal. Newcomer Anupama Raag also gets her rustic rendition bang on and one can well expect the cow belt to lap up this item number provided it is aggressively promoted in days to come.

Continuing from where 'Shalu' left, it is the arrival of Mamta Sharma and Anand Raaj Anand sung 'Dil Ka Achar' which keeps the momentum on for Bin Bulaye Baarati. Ok, so all said and done, this Anjan Sagri written track is q quintessential 'chalu' number. However for the genre that Bin Bulaye Baarati belongs to, this yet another item number (which is picturised on Shweta Tiwari and Aftab Shivdasani) bears exactly the same style and setting as 'Munni Badnaam' and ends up being massy enough for the front benchers to lap it up with glee.

Reminding of the kind of rhythm and beats that one had heard in the title song of Vishal-Shekhar's Cash, 'Kismat' is a track which is seemingly set in a night club. For the first time in the album, Anand Raaj Anand moves away from the 'desi' flavour and picks on something 'videshi'. However this Ritu Pathak number turns out to be barely average and appears to be one of those pre-climax kinda song that has the protagonists trying to battle out a tense situation.

It is back to the roots with the title song 'Bin Bulaye Baraati' which is written by 'Satya Prakash'. A fun track which again fits in well with the film's genre and should appear at multiple points in the narrative, 'Bin Bulaye Baraati' rendered by Anand Raaj Anand himself reminds of the kind of songs which were created for Mithun Chakraborty, Govinda or Sanjay Dutt during the 80s.

Last to arrive is a fast paced romantic track which basically has been presented as a fun outing. Sung by Shaan with Gorisha helping out as a backup vocalist, this one has an out and out Pritam influence to it with everything from the song's setting to the arrangements to the overall styling coming quite close to what the composer has done successfully over the years. In fact even though Shaan does well here, one does believe that Neeraj Shridhar would have been a perfect singer for Sawan Ka Tha Mahina. Yes, Anand Raaj Anand written lyrics appear to be pretty much heard before but they work for an outing like this.

OVERALL

Bin Bulaye Baraati delivers what was expected from it, which means that the pace is generally good right through the five songs so that it fits in well with the film's genre of being an out and out massy entertainer. Of course one can't claim that the songs would be playing on six months down the line but for the play time of the film, they aren't really a bad hear. One wishes though that the album would have hit the stands much before the release of the film since there are just a few days left for that. An aggressive publicity in days to follow is the definite demand of the situation so that it reaches out to the target audience made of hardcore masses.

OUR PICK(S)

Shalu, Dil Ka Achar, Sawan Ka Tha Mahina

Bin Bulaye Baarati 2.5 Joginder Tuteja 20110606