Band Baaja Baaraat - Music Review

Good movie or Bad movie, the music of Yash Raj Films is always appreciated let it be hits like Dhoom, Dhoom 2, DDLJ, Mohabbatein or disasters like Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, Tashan, Dil Bole Hadippa etc. But this year with Pyaar Impossible, Badmaash Company and Lafangey Parindey, we are still awaiting a complete album. All the 3 movies had only couple of good songs to offer, so is Band Baaja Baarat, the complete album which YRF always churns out? Lets find out.

The album kick starts with Ainvayi Ainvayi, sung by Salim Merchant & Sunidhi Chauhan, is a fast paced number with a punjabi feel to it!! The singers lend good energy to the song and it has some pretty interesting lyrics. From the first track itself music directors Salim - Sulaiman give the punjabi punch which this album promises throughout!!

Next in is the currently promoted track Tarkeebein, sung by Benny Dayal (who sung Pocket Mein Rocket) and Salim Merchant, is a youthful track with some wacky lyrics, "Satrangi sapne hai, Atrangi Tarkeebein", "tension vension kya hai bas maathe pe bal hote hai", "jaybo main rakhle, kanghi hai Tarkeebein"...etc. The song gives a good to hear feel and you can replay it again and again.

Aadha Ishq, the next song sung by Shreya Ghoshal changes gears of the album from fast paced funky to slow romantic number. A welcome change since, it will cater to those who are liked Bol Na Halke Halke, Teri Ore and Tujhe Bhoola Diya kind of numbers.

You don't have to wait long for another gear change since, Dum Dum is an all out dance number which has superhit written all over it!! Sung by Benny Dayal and Himani Kapoor, this is undoubtedly to be best track as yet for Band Baaja Baaraat!!

Mitra sung by Amitabh Bhattacharya and Salim Merchant, is a basically a slow situational track, but the speed swings up and down, its pace is not monotonous. But still this is a sudden spead breaker, some may like it while many will skip to the next.

Rejuvenating the punjabi flavour is Baari Barsi which is a Pinglish (Punjabi - English) version of traditional Punjabi Shaadi Folk song Baari Barsi Khatan Gaya Si.... Labh Janjua and Harshdeep Kaur do full justice to the song, while the lyrics are rubbish just foolish rhyming, no one cares however, since people are busy dancing to the tune.

The final original track is the title song Band Baajaa Baaraat. Sung by Salim Merchant and Shraddha Pandit has very less vocals and more of music. A thumping track creating a western fusion of a desi baaraat. It is kind of a theme piece which may be used in the background score.

Now for the remix, Ainvayi Dilli Club Mix adds a bit more punjabi tadka with Master Saleem this time while Dum Dum Sufi Mix has Sukhwinder Singh crooning the song, he clearly steals the show, making it worth a listen. Both the remix versions work in their respective ways.

Like Rab Ne Banadi Jodi, this movie is also based in North India, this time in Delhi. Hence, the Punjabi Flavour throughout the album is evident. However, where Salim-Sulaiman score is when they merge youthfulness with the punjabi-bhangra flavour. There have been few youthful rom-coms now with youthful music but the essence of Punjabi makes it more powerful as an album. Lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya fall in the range of good to average.

Dum Dum is a track to watch out for along with Ainvayi Ainvayi and Tarkeebein. But the album as a whole has a good collection of songs. One suggestion, go buy the complete album and you won't be disappointed, especially if you love punjabi & bhangra songs. Finally, the quality album you were looking for by YashRaj Films is here.

Ratings - 4 / 5 Stars

Gurpreet Bhuller, Moviehattan Team
November 4. 2010 | 3:45 PM IST

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