Film: "Bajatey Raho"; Music Directors: Jaidev Kumar; Singers: Anmol Malik, Sona Mohapatra, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Manjeet Ral, and Gajendra Varma; Rating: **
The music album of director Shashant Shah's forthcoming revenge-comedy "Bajatey Raho" is made up of six tracks. While certain tracks are attention-grabbing, others are monotonous.
The first track is "Nagin dance" sung by Anmol Malik. If the singer's voice infuses fun, carefree feeling, the music is interesting with pungi (beena) playing very efficiently. A good song to listen to, it could be termed as the highlight of the album.
Singer Sona Mohapatra tries to lift everyone's spirits with the next number titled "Khurafati ankhiya". Talking about naughty eyes, the song fails to maintain a rhythmic pace. Far from being a song for the masses, it's an extremely average track.
Fans of rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh would definitely tune in to listen to "Kudi tu butter". Although the song reflects the singer's carefree style of singing and lyrics have their Midas touch, it lacks lustre. The music has electro beats, but it lacks the kind of energy expected from Honey Singh.
The title track "Bajatey raho" disappoints, thanks to its non-impressive composition. Singer Manjeet Ral has tried to give it an international feel by adding a lot of rap, but does not strike the right chord. It sounds out of place.
Next in queue is the reprised version of "Kudi tu butter". Sung by Gajendra Varma, this one is 'music to ears'. Yo Yo Honey Singh's rap sounds more interesting in this number than the original one. An average number, it is much better than the others.
The last one is remix of "Nagin dance". With a lot of beats, and loud mixing to the original track, it is made for discotheques.
The music album of "Bajatey Raho" lacks the kind of energy that would appeal to the masses. While more experiment could have been done with the compositions, it seems that the songs have been made because the movie needs them and not to tell a story to the audience. Certainly, it could have been much better.
(Yashika Mathur can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org)