Ever since the First Look of Bittoo Boss was unveiled online, there was immense curiosity to listen to the number 'Bittoo Sab Ki Lega' which was touted to be yet another 'Bhaag DK Bose'. With the naughty flavour of the film, one expects this Raghav Sachar soundtrack with lyrics by Kumaar to be carrying a similar flavour right through the album. More so since the makers (Abhishek Pathak and Kumar Mangat Pathak) had kept youth in mind while designing their last success Pyaar Ka Punchnama as well.
The final results are in complete contrast to the expectations though (in a pleasant way) because while one thought that there would be many more naughty numbers in the offering, soundtrack turns out to be an amalgamation of a good variety of songs, hence lending Bittoo Boss an all around Bollywood flavour.
The tone is set at the very beginning with Mika's 'Bittoo Sab Ki Lega' lending it a smash start. Call it naughty, risquÃ©, double meaning, below the belt, naughty or whatever, the fact remains that 'Bittoo Sab Ki Lega' is sheer fun all the way. Guest lyricist Luv Ranjan (who had also directed Pyaar Ka Punchnama and written its lyrics) goes all out to make 'Bittoo Sab Ke Lega' as one song that actually has in to become an anthem track if promoted extensively. Just the kind that would appeal to the youth and become a rage in campus crowds, 'Bitto... ' wouldn't have been the song it is if not for the chorus by Neeti Mohan and Natalie Di Luccio who clearly seem to be having fun. A clear chartbuster in the making, it only makes you further excited about the songs that follow.
From this point on lyricist Kumaar takes over and he gets the Punjabi flavour bang on with 'Audi (Tenu Tak De)'. Raghav Sachar brings himself behind the mike for this Punjabi hip-hop number which could have been easily picked up by any of those major Punjabi films which are made by the likes of Jimmy Sheirgill and the rest. A catchy track that has Natalie De Luccio aiding Raghav behind the mike, it is an out and out Punjabi number that goes well with the youthful flavour of the film. One now waits to see how is the song eventually picturised because it would have certainly excited debutant Pulkit Samrat.
The fun element only continues to keep the momentum high with 'Kabootar' as the next to follow. Mika is in full force all over again for this song which takes a thematic route instead of turning naughty. Expected to play in the film's background at crucial junctures, this fast paced number boasts of some good energy. Add to that the fact that there is a clear R.D. Burmanisque touch to it with elements of Bappi Lahiri (from Mithun Chakraborty's films) thrown in intermittently as well only ensures that 'Kabootar' would add on to the film's entertainment quotient.
However just when one felt that the album had peaked with three back to back fun/dance numbers arrives 'Kaun Kenda' which is clearly the best of the enterprise. Soulful to the core and just the kind that you expect from Sonu Nigam whenever he is roped in for a job, 'Kaun Kenda' could well have found an entry into a Karan Johar/Aditya Chopra film on the basis of sheer melody. In fact after listening to this song one wonders why Raghav has't been churning out more of such romantic numbers since with 'Kaun Kenda' he clearly showcases his prowess over this medium as well.
For such a lovey-dovey song it is inevitable to have Shreya Ghoshal around. Well, the singer doesn't disappoint as she is in good form yet again and ensures that 'Kaun Kenda' would be played much longer than the film's run. Later she also goes solo for the same song though Shahid Maaliya can be heard in the background.
It is back to 'masti' and 'mazaa' with 'Kick Lag Gayi', the song which is currently on air. The song starts with Tusli Kumar rendering the folk number 'Laththe Di Chaadar' and its sound can be heard intermittently as well. However outside this, the song brings on its own flavour with Master Saleem igniting the heat with the kind of energetic rendition that reminds one of 'Ainvayi Ainvayi' [Band Baaja Baaraat]. Boasting of a similar euphoric feel that the Ranveer Singh-Anushka Sharma song had boasted of, 'Kick Lag Gayi' is again set in a 'shaadi-byaah' mahaaul with the lead pair getting into the leg pulling mode.
The song is repeated as-is with Raghav Sachar taking over from Master Saleem and bringing his own touch to it. However the core spirit of the song remains intact and with an out and out Punjabi flavour to it, the song succeeds in catching your attention all over again.
The musical team make sure though that Bittoo Boss is not remembered just for its exuberance and hence end the album with a heartfelt track 'Mann Jaage'. The kind of number that would have just fallen into Rahat Fateh Ali Khan lap on any given day, it is actually sung by Shahid Mallaya who is quite effective as well. A sad number which is also the longest of the lot (it lasts for close to six minutes), is the kind which plays in the background when the lead protagonists are shown to be going through their troubles. A good hear; don't miss out the 'santoor' piece that gets into the Yash Chopra-Shiv-Hari zone.
Bittoo Boss is a very good album and now it is on the makers and the music company to go all out promoting it. In fact there has been an interesting trend seen this year when music of many medium budget films have thrown a pleasant surprise, case in point being Blood Money, Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya, Ekk Deewana Tha and Jodi Breakers to name a few. Now add Bittoo Boss to the list.
Kaun Kenda, Bittoo Sab Ki Lega, Audi (Tenu Tak De), Kick Lag Gayi
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