Himesh Reshammiya was once a sensation. For some strange reason, the charm that his music once had that had surprised the whole nation is not there anymore. Blame it on his acting debacles or lack of coming up with new stuffs, Himesh is just a shadow of his past now, as a music director. Also, Rohit Shetty has never been one who has been known for coming up with great music in his films. With Bol Bachchan, one can only hope that Himesh rediscovers himself and Rohit shows more to his talent that he can deliver much more than simply blowing up cars and buses.
We aren’t sure whom we should hold responsible for the title song ‘Bol Bachchan’. Himesh messes it up big time. Rohit goes in for lyricists Farhan and Sajid who were perhaps on a lazy holiday when they penned down the song. To top it all, the video of the song is a frivolous caricature of the Bachchan clan. Banking upon the past and basing your choreography on one of the most popular songs featuring Amitabh Bachchan (My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves from Amar Akbar Anthony) is not always a wise thing. The song has been sung by Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Ajay Devgn and we clearly think that the audience is being taken a bit too much for granted by Rohit Shetty and others in the Bol Bachchan team.
‘Chalao Na Naino Se’ is an attempted love song, sung by Himesh and Shreya Ghosal. Himesh sings it in his own way which is nothing new. There is this feeling that the song lacks the energy that was envisioned. The composition is purely desi and nothing impressive. Such tracks have been overused and have also been done and dusted with in Bollywood. Checking out the video, Himesh’s voice simply does not fit in with Ajay. Perhaps those times when singers that resembled an actor’s natural voice were roped in are a thing of the past.
There is not much to love in ‘Nach Le Nach Le’. Sukhwinder Singh is just about alright. Swanand Kirkire has written several lyrics that have been amazing to say the least but this one is average. Composers Ajay and Atul come up with a very ordinary composition. The only thing that you may like in the song is when Shreya Ghosal sings her bit but it is too short lived to make one like the song.
The last song of the album (not considering the remixes) is ‘Jab Se Dekhi Hai’. Mohit Chauhan comes across to sing the only impressive number of Bol Bachchan. Himesh goes back to his golden days and comes up with a track that would remind you numerous tracks that have blended in Sufi, desi sensibilities and pitched a singer to sing it on a high note. Swanand Kirkire does a fair job with the words in here.
Bol Bachchan is not an album worth the loop and it is sad that Abhishek Bachchan’s sort of a comeback film after the debacle of Players does not boast of a strong album.
Source: Bollywood Hungama