Saas Bahu Aur Sensex - Now the title of the film itself makes one wonder what's the kind of music can we expect here. Will it comprise of some situational songs? Will there be a string of light hearted numbers? Should we be expecting an item number or two thrown in for good measure? Boasting of an unconventional plot rather than belonging to a romantic genre, Saas Bahu Aur Sensex has number of new composers coming together to get the film's soundtrack in place.
A sweet-n-simple number which could well have been made in late 70s or early 80s in a film by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Basu Chatterjee or Sai Paranjpe, 'Abhi Abhi Jo Tu Aayee Hai' is a poetic romantic number sung quite well by Javed Ali. The number has quite a smooth flow to it and maintains a lively pace throughout, hence turning into a soulful melody. Composed by Randolph Correa and written by Raqeeb Alam, 'Abhi Abhi' isn't corrupted by any unnecessary interspersions and keeps it's simplicity intact
A bona fide rap number sung, written and composed by Blaaze with additional lyrics (in Hindi) by Raqeeb Alam, 'What's Up India' could well be termed as a theme track due to mention of 'saas', 'bahu' and 'sensex' at regular intervals. A number which is entirely Western in arrangements and is quite fast paced, 'What's Up India' should do well when placed as a part of the background score of the film. The 'remix version' further goes all out in keeping the momentum on.
Composer Randolph Correa and lyricist Raqeeb Alam return with 'Mujh Mein Nigahein Daal De', a promotional item number featuring both Tanushree Dutta and Masumi Makhija, the young girls in Saas Bahu Aur Sensex. With a blend of Middle East and Western flavor to it, this number sung by newcomer Monica carries a punch to it. With a hint of 80s disco feel to it, 'Mujh Mein' is a song of seduction which should do quite well in pubs and discotheques. No wonder, the track is repeated in its English version with Monica herself contributing with the lyrics. Yet again, not a bad hear at all.
A new composer Bipin Panchal arrives on the scene with 'Mithri Mithri', a celebration number with a Punjabi flavor to it. Written by Raqeeb Alam with Sindhi lyrics by director Shona Urvashi herself, 'Mithri Mithri' is sung by newcomer Krishna Beurra. There is rap interspersed as well and the pacy feel of the track ensures that there is not a single dull moment here. This one should look good on screen and if the film does well, should help the audio sales further.
As expected, Saas Bahu Aur Sensex doesn't come with a conventional setup and that is reflected in the music as well. Each of the songs belongs to a different genre and if only the music was promoted more aggressively, at least a couple of numbers ('Mujh Mein Nigahein Daal De', 'Mithri Mithri') could have managed to go an extra distance.