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Music Review: Boss soundtrack is a winner

September 14, 2013 18:03 IST

Boss music is winner all the way, asserts Joginder Tuteja.

Now this one indeed roars like a Boss.

From a film with title like this as well as a setting that is 'masala' to the core, one expects not a single dull moment in the soundtrack. And it doesn't disappoint.

The album kick-starts with the groovy title track Boss, which impresses in the very first listening.

An ideal mix of Indian and Western sounds with a touch of Haryanvi add to it, there is good flavour of hip-hop making it all the more special. Kumaar's lyrics are entertaining enough for the mass audience while Meet Bros Anjjan get it right as composers as well as singers.

What adds to the fun is Yo Yo Honey Singh coming on the scene, who adds to the masala fare. His unique style adds on to the emphatic feel of the song, hence ensuring a chartbuster kick-start.

To ensure good recall value of the song, there is a 'remix' version added to it, which makes sure that this one would certainly play hard in the discotheques and clubs. Later, there is an extended Boss Entry Theme, which is played on the same lines and it manages to make it's presence felt as well, what with Sonu Kakkar and Khushboo Grewal bringing on the added naughtiness as the female singers.

The Haryanvi flavour is the starting point for Hum Na Tode which is an adaptation of Tamil chartbuster Aapde Pode. Boasting of addictive beats that see a further added impact, courtesy Vishal Dadlani's veciferous singing, Hum Na Tode is a P A Deepak composition with Kumaar writing Hindi lyrics. A fast paced number which doesn't have a single moment of pause, this one is expected to boast of some ferocious picturisation as well.

After a couple of get-on-the-dance-floor tracks, it is time for proceedings to settle down a bit with a soft-n-subtle Pitah Se Hai Naam Tera coming up next. A song in appreciation of a father who is compared to God no less, this one has a devotional appeal to it as well which further makes it special. Sonu Nigam is just the perfect singer roped in to lead from the front while composers Meet Bros Anjjan also provide add-on vocals with Sanjay Misra coming up with an impressive 'alaap'. A song that makes you hear the lyrics closely due to it's well paced flow, this one is expected to arrive at multiple junctures in the film.

It is back to fun though with the best of the lot arriving next. Clearly the pick of the album, Party All Night is one song which is all set to play strong from now till the New Year Eve at the least. Composed and sung by Yo Yo Honey Singh where lyrics like Gaane Mein Dum Hai Toh Band Kara Lo don't really leave much to imagination, the song pretty much goes with the territory. The song has an instant connect factor that should work with the audience and holds your attention from start till the end, courtesy Sahil Kaushal's (Lill Gollu) lyrics. After Lungi Dance with SRK, Honey Singh has now ensured a chartbuster for Akshay.

With the album reaching a high, it keeps the momentum on with a soft song next. A beautiful composition by Chirantan Bhatt who smartly integrates his own tune with Kalyanji Anandji's ever-so-memorable composition from Jaanbaaz, Har Kisi Ko is a soft rock composition with some new lyrics by Manoj Yadav. The musical team does well in creating the kind of sound which is not like umpteen remixes or re-arranged versions that flood the music stands. Instead, it is ensured that a new audience base is reached out with the song, especially with Nikhil D'Souza coming behind the mike for the solo version.

Later, Aashiqui 2 sensation Arijit Singh finds his own place under the sun for the song as well with another good finding Neeti Mohan giving him company. Both versions leave an impact and make Boss a largely satisfying affair.

For his debut film Blue where AR Rahman was the composer, director Anthony D'Souza had ensured some foot tapping tracks. Hence, one expected a thumping score for Boss as well.

As it turns out, this soundtrack with multiple composers and lyricists at the helm of affairs turns out to be a largely entertaining affair with quite a few party tracks as well as a couple of soft songs that would go a long way.

This one is a winner!

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