Film: "Bullett Raja"; Music Composers: Rhythm, Dhol, Bass (RDB); Singers: Nindy Kaur, Raftaar, Wajid, Shreya Ghoshal, Bonnie Chakraborty, Neeraj Shridhar, Mamta Sharma, Keerthi Sagathia, Danish Sabri. Rating: **1/2 - music plays hide and seek with expectations.
The music album of director Tigmanshu Dhulia's upcoming film "Bullett Raja" has seven tracks, including a remix version. While some tracks can go on to becoming hits, the others could just go unnoticed.
The first track, "Tamanche pe disco", gets you in the dance mode from the first notes. RDB has its own signature style and the rap is a pleasant change. Singer Nindy Kaur does the female singing. The dance number is fun and worth jiving to and has perfect length. It finishes just in time.
Second in line is a melodious romantic number "Saamne hai savera". Sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Wajid, the main attraction of the track are the singers. Wajid has a smaller part in the track but has sung well. The sarangi gives a bit of a Rajasthani folk touch midway and the trumpet towards the end adds grandeur.
Neeraj Shridhar has sung the third track, "Jai govinda, jai gopala", well. It gets the listener's attention form the first beat. Shridhar's voice has the required fun element. The constant tapping on the drums maintains the rhythm of the song. But it feels rather too long towards the end.
There is a remix version of the song as well by DJ Angel. Faster pace and a nice mix for a change give it a nightclub touch.
The next track is "Don't touch my body". The song's title suggests it's an item number and that's confirmed when one hears Mamta Sharma's voice. It has the expected double innuendo lyrics and is nothing different from other item numbers.
Sung by Wajid and Keerthi Sagathia, the "Bullett Raja" title track sounds very similar to that of Salman Khan-starrer "Dabangg". It has praise galore for the main characters. The Uttar Pradesh dialect can make the song very famous among the small towns and cities. It is just an average number.
The last song is "Satake thoko" and is sung by Wajid, Keerthi Sagathia and Danish Sabri. It starts at a fast pace but gradually slows down and then regains pace. It's too long to bear. The track talks about the wrong doings in society. A below average number, the listener might lose interest in it soon.
The songs of the album raise the listener's expectations. But as it goes down, the smiling face turns into a sad one and a grumpy one by the last song. It could have been better. Way much better. Listen it for the "Tamanche pe disco" and "Saamne hai savera".
One might or might not like it.
(03.11.2013 - Yashika Mathur can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org)