Bombay Talkies : Music Review

Give it up for Bachchan : Bachchan-pooja of the industry reaches a new height with this song penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya. Very neat composition using Rubab and dholak and first class singing by Sukhvinder, the song is peppy and foot tapping, but just an above average tribute-kind of song. Sprinkled with Big B's dialogues (just like the remixes we had in late 90s), it is very easy to 'give up' listening to this track after repeats.

Akkad Bakkad (Movie Madari) : Swanand Kirkire's words bring that wide grin easily, when Mohit Chauhan croons this endearing song about our beloved movies. (despite the cringe-worthy awesome-mausam). Having similarity with Dhak Dhuk (with added shehnais) this one is a really good song for movie lovers, if not 'epic song for 100 years of cinema'.

Murabba (Duet) : After Gubbare, Amit and Amitabh comes together with another metaphor to describe life - Murabba ! Kavita Seth mesmerizes with her unusual voice with brilliantly done low key singing by Amit himself. A typical 'AT' arrangement in background and with Lovely lyrics (Kal se bhi zyada aaj tar lagta hai, kal phir khana, behtar lagta hai) this track lingers for long even after you push the stop button.

Bombay Talkies (Duet) : Another one about movies, another one by Swanand. This one sung by Kailash Kher and Richa Sharma picks up effectively with the chorus singing 'Bombay Talkies', that by the end u join in with them. Best thing about this track, - Richa Sharma's singing. Going almost 'Faruqabaadi (LSTCK)' during interludes, this dedication to 'Bombay' film industry, is worth listening to.

Murabba (Solo) : This one, sung by Javed Bashir, reminds me of a track from Ra.One !! Maybe its because of its 'train like' sounds. Only the name is similar to earlier Murabba. Fast paced singing of Javed is excellent, but overall, it doesn't impress you despite of Amitabh's welll written lyrics. Everything sounds forced and the 3:41 long song feels too long.

Bombay Talkies (Various) : Starting on a perfect note with the music piece taken from Papa Kehte hain (QSQT) and opening lines sung by Udit Narayan - Jeena Yahaan, Marna Yahaan. The track promises a fabulous ride ahead, with line up of Kavita Krishnamurthy, Shaan and Mohit Chauhan. Lines sung by them, all with their super hit songs' tunes in background. But strangely, it ends soon, very soon. And the ride stops too early unfortunately. This could have been a really fabulous if the idea was extended to some more singers and more 'remade' lines. But ah, well.

Not a bad soundtrack at all. But yes, when you are tagging the movie as a 'Tribute to 100 years of cinema', 'Celebrate the spirit of cinema' and blah blah. The expectations go huge. And definitely, Amit Trivedi's score, in that way, falls short to satisfy to meet them. Still, with 4 wonderful tracks out of 6, Bombay Talkies is a Good album, that just falls short to meet the standards set by Amit himself.

My Picks : Akkad Bakkad, Murabba, Bombay Talkies.

Tags : Amit Trivedi, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Kavita Seth, Richa Sharma, Bachchan in Bombay Talkies, Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar, 100 years of indian Cinema, Rani Mukerjee, Randeep Hooda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Bombay Talkies movie review, music review.


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