Music Album Details
♪ Music by: Meet Bros. Anjjan & M.M. Kreem
♪ Lyrics by: Manoj Muntashir
♪ Music Label: T-Series
♪ Music Released On: 7th January 2015
♪ Movie Released On: 23rd January 2015
To hear the full songs of this album on Saavn CLICK HERE
To buy this album on iTunes CLICK HERE
Baby is an upcoming Bollywood spy thriller film, directed by Neeraj Pandey and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Shital Bhatia, Cape of Good Films and Crouching Tiger Films. The movie stars an ensemble cast consisting of Akshay Kumar, Rana Daggubati, Anupam Kher, Kay Kay Menon, Taapsee Pannu, Madhurima Tuli, Danny Denzongpa, Sushant Singh, Mikaal Zulfiqar while Rasheed Naz plays a negative role. Neeraj Pandey’s films definitely do not need soundtracks, at least not ones that are required in the film. However, they always have one, and, since T-Series, the leading music company of India, is connected this time, it would be stupid not to have a music album to the film. But, when it was announced that the film has only two songs by two different composers, Meet Bros. Anjjan & M.M. Kreem, I had to praise T-Series for such a big sacrifice of having just two songs in the album. Since there are only two songs, and considering that the great composer, M.M. Kreem is involved (he gave a great soundtrack for Neeraj’s film ‘Special 26’) I was very excited about the two songs, however they would be! And this is what I got… Read on to find out!
Singers ~ Apeksha Dandekar & Meet Bros. Anjjan, Music by ~ Meet Bros. Anjjan
Interesting noises start off this song, which grab your attention from the first second. The backing female vocals just increase the interest of the listener. Meet Bros. Anjjan’s composition is something that fits well with the film’s theme and genre, and gives a kind of thrilling feel, but only to some extent. The listener might very soon lose interest, maybe because of the length of the song (it would be better if kept shorter, in my opinion), or maybe because this type of music just doesn’t appeal to the Bollywood audience. However, I feel that it is a big thing in itself that Meet Bros. Anjjan have moved on from that utterly atrocious genre which they always vouch for, that is the senseless Punjabi songs with nonsensical rap. Their arrangements and beats, as always, win your heart. Use of a middle-eastern string instrument (maybe Oud) is awesome. They have also used many techno sounds, which are very catchy and they give some reason to keep hearing the song. Manoj Muntashir has written suitable lyrics, going by the movie’s genre. Apeksha, however, displays her immense talent and sings with attitude, which anyone would love! Her vocals are the biggest attraction in the song, and keep the listener listening. Hear this song for the great arrangements by MBA, lyrics by Manoj Muntashir and fabulous rendition by Apeksha! A song that suits the theme of the film, but still, doesn’t fulfill all the requirements of such songs.
2. Main Tujhse Pyaar Nahin Karta
Singer ~ Papon, Music by ~ M.M. Kreem
Very soft, but impactful guitar strums and electric guitar sounds, are what introduce us to the M.M. Kreem half of this small album. Papon with his smooth-as-silk voice, very efficiently carries Kreem’s sweet melody on his shoulders, and the emotions required to be portrayed in the song, all come out beautifully because of his voice. Kreem’s composition is pretty complex, not a straightforward one, but twisting and curving. This is the aspect of the song I loved a lot, because you never know what’s coming up next in the song. Even the arrangements are such that they just make you love the song more and more. They are so beautiful and perfectly fit in with the music scene of nowadays, despite having been done by an industry senior. The violins, the guitars all enhance the composition a lot. More than all this, though, the song belongs to the lyricist Manoj Muntashir, who has done an exceptional job in weaving magic through some sweet and simple words. Hear the song for yourself to experience and witness the magic! A song in which everything right from the composition to the arrangements, to the lyrics right till the vocals, falls perfectly into place! #5StarHotelSong!!
3. Main Tujhse Pyaar Nahin Karti
Singer ~ Ramya Behra, Music by ~ M.M. Kreem
The female equivalent to ‘Main Tujhse Pyaar Nahin Karta’, this song also succeeds in winning you heart. Ramya, a Telugu singer, renders the song wonderfully with the right emotions, and makes us wonder why she isn’t heard more often in Bollywood. Arrangements in this sing are simpler, with mainly just acoustic guitars supporting the singer. I personally liked the lyrics of this version better than the male version. They so show felt more soulful and also emotional. And they make the song sound sad too. Many lines are very simple and such that people use in real life nowadays, and not just the stars on screen. A slightly better version of the song, mainly because of the altered lyrics. #5StarHotelSong!!
Baby is one of the shortest albums I’ve come across in a long time, with only two songs, and the fact that the movie is being produced by T-Series, just makes it even more surprising that it has only two songs. However, both the songs go well with the theme of the film and have been chosen wisely by the director and producer of the film. Just if ‘Beparwah’ would have had more of a universal appeal, the soundtrack would have been liked more. M.M. Kreem ultimately emerges as the winner within this album, with both versions of his song being so delightfully sweet. As for what I would say about the makers of the film — They are careless (beparwah) to the fact that they have just two songs in the album, because they know about the impact the soundtrack can make, they know its potential. 🙂 T-Series has really made a great sacrifice, but it is one which really worked, resulting in a short, but sweet soundtrack in which Kreem emerges the winner!
Final Rating for This Album: सा < रे < ग < म < प < ध < नी < सां
Note: The letter which is underlined is the final rating.
Recommended Listening Order (most-liked to least-liked): Main Tujhse Pyaar Nahin Karti > Main Tujhse Pyaar Nahin Karta > Beparwah
Which is your favourite song from Baby? Please vote for it below! 🙂
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