GRAND BUT BLAND!! (BAAHUBALI 2: THE CONCLUSION – HINDI VERSION – Music Review)

Music Album Details
♪ Music by: M.M. Kreem
♪ Lyrics by: Manoj Muntashir
♪ Music Label: Zee Music Company
♪ Music Released On: 5th April 2017
♪ Movie Releases On: 28th April 2017

Baahubali 2 Album Cover

 

To hear the full songs of this album on Saavn CLICK HERE

To buy this album on iTunes CLICK HERE


Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is an upcoming Indian epic historical fiction film, starring Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Rana Daggubati, Sathyaraj, and Tamannaah Bhatia. The film has been directed by S.S. Rajamouli, and produced by Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni. The film is being distributed in Hindi by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions. The film is a sequel to 2015’s super-duper hit ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’. Technically this one is a prequel and (SPOILER ALERT FOR ALL WHO HAVEN’T WATCHED THE FIRST FILM, IF ANY OF YOU EXIST) shows the story of Baahubali himself, as opposed to his son Shiva’s story in the first film. It also gives the answer that all India is awaiting — Why Katappa Killed Baahubali. The makers have even made it into a trend called #WKKB. 😂 Anyway, the music director of the film is the same man who did the first film (of course!), M.M. Kreem. The first album was very situational, but three songs nevertheless stood out, out of seven. This album is smaller in size, with five songs, and I also hope it is better in terms of quality too. What I’m expecting is grand, royal and majestic music. And I’m pretty sure I will get it too. Without further delay, let’s jump right into the album to this much-awaited film of 2017.


1. Jiyo Re Bahubali

Singers ~ Daler Mehndi, Sanjeev Chimmalgi & Ramya Behra

“Gali gali teri lau jali, jiyo re Baahubali,
Praanon se badhke humko hai, tu pyaara,
Sab gaayenge, dohraayenge, abb tera jayjaykara!”

The album starts off aptly with a grand, anthemic title song giving the titular character, Baahubali, a larger-than-life image, projecting him as a Superman. The composition by Kreem is quite similar to his other such songs that were included in the first movie. It flows freely, the only impediment it face being the anthemic “Aisa, woh aisa, jaise parvat avichal sa” chants, that kind of restrict the flow of the song. The female portion has been composed very beautifully, and also the mukhda by Daler Mehndi. The rest is very passable, and forgettable as soon as you finish listening to the song. Kreem uses the strings section from ‘Mamta Se Bhari’ from the first film, a very clever inclusion because that portion was like the definition of the song, and the theme song of the film. That brings us to Kreem’s arrangements, which are, very suitably, full of grand war-based sounds, like the booming percussions and impressive strings. The chorus portions are least effective however, and fail to raise the interest of the listener. Vocals are grand, and Daler Mehndi aces the mukhda and hookline. He has just as much scope in the song as Bombay Jayshri had in ‘Mamta Se Bhari’ and Kailash Kher in ‘Jal Rahi Hain’ (Both songs from the first film, in which these singers had negligible portions compared to the chorus, who took away the most part of the song). Similarly, here, Ramya Behra in her stunning antara, and Sanjeev Chimmalgi in his antara. Again, I reiterate that the chorus portions, though important in keeping with that whole war theme of the movie, sound very mediocre. Manoj Muntashir’s lyrics take the grandeur to another level. Only partially impressive in every department except lyrics, in which it is completely impressive!

Rating: 3/5

 

2. Veeron Ke Veer Aa

Singers ~ Aditi Paul & Deepu

“Oh oh re raja, veeron ke veer aa,
Nainon se tu na door hona,
Main toh hoon teri, phir kaisi deri,
Le jaa jahaan tera thikaana,
Haath se ye haath jod lo na,
Hai saath dono ko behna,
Bas teri hai Devasena!”

As soon as the song starts, I got reminded of a construction site, metal clanging against metal, hammers and construction tools at the go. It reminded me a bit of ‘Manohari’ from the first movie. Turns out it isn’t a construction song though, as the lyrics clearly indicate. Anyway, first things first — the composition. M.M. Kreem provides this very weird-sounding composition, which sounds seductive at places (as it is supposed to be), but falls flat in others. The “na na, na na, na na” loop sounds amazing, and the mukhda hooks you, but, as happened in the first song, you will lose your interest in the antara. It just has such a haphazard composition which you can’t keep track of, so you just give up. The bridge line between the antara and hookline though, is cleverly done. The vocals are good, not great. Neeti Mohan would’ve been perfect for the song. I’m still waiting for Aditi Paul to come with another stellar song like ‘Ang Laga De’ (Ram-Leela). That being said, she manages to convey the romance nicely, and does the seductive-Devasena thing properly. Her companion, Deepu, also does well. Kreem’s arrangements barring the construction site sounds are fascinating; a very nice assortment of strings and brass instruments give the song a much-needed grandeur. Manoj Muntashir’s lyrics are functional for the situation. Good but not great.

Rating: 3/5

 

3. Soja Zara

 Singer ~ Madhushree

“Gopiyon ke peeche, phire tu nisdin, palchhin,
Thhak gaye paanv tere!
Saans zara le le, ruk jaa Kanha, thham ja,
Maan bhi jaa pagle!
Saanvare! Baawre!
Kal bhi hongi ye rang raliyaan,
Kal phir aana oh re chhaliya,
Dooba yeh din, chal so jaa!
Kanha soja zara, oh Kanha soja zara!”

Now this is what I was waiting for from this album. A song with a very charming old-world 90s charm to it, this one is a nice and sweet romantic song, using the example of Radha-Krishna, like so many romantic songs like to do in Indian songs. Kreem’s composition is majestic and magnificent, obviously based in a Carnatic Raaga, and the result is just enticing! The mukhda pulls in the listener right away, wih its lilting and upbeat tune, two qualities we don’t quite get in the same song nowadays! The mellifluous hookline is a respite from the jarring hooklines of many recent songs, and the antara is just fabulous with its sweetness double than that of the mukhda. The composer also decorates the composition with wonderful arrangements — on a catchy beat that almost sounds Caribbean if the Carnatic melody is removed from the song! The flute stands out, as it should if the song is based on Lord Krishna! Guitars too, have been played very enticingly, and you can’t not like them! The duff gives a nice old-fashioned-sounding beat to the song. The flute show in the second interlude is MIND-BLOWING!! Madhushree (after a long time!!) proves herself yet again, and though I was initially wishing Shreya Ghoshal had sung this one after hearing its Telugu version, I’m satisfied with Madhushree’s rendition as well. The backing chorus in this song surpasses any backing chorus I’ve heard this year! Their conclusion to the song from 4:00 onwards in the song, ends the song on a beautiful note. Manoj Muntashir’s lyrics here are as cute and sweet as those two words can get! MAGNIFICENT!

Rating: 5/5

 

4. Jay-Jaykara

Singer ~ Kailash Kher

“Kya kabhi ambar se, surya bichhadta hai?
Kya kabhi bin baati, deepak jalta hai?
Kaisi hai yeh anhonee, har aankh hui nam,
Chhod gaya jo tu, kaise jiyenge hum?
Tu hi kinaara, tu hi sahara, tu jag saara,
Tu hi humaara suraj, tu hi taara,
Jay-Jaykara, Jay-Jaykara,
Swami dena saath humaara!”

Kailash Kher, who had sung two songs in the previous film’s album, out of which I loved none, rather got bored by both, returns in this album to sing yet another melancholic song, something I get really apprehensive of hearing. However, to my pleasant surprise, this song is actually better than all the other melancholic Kailash Kher songs out there. The tedium hits you initially but wears off with the advent of that war-chant-like chorus in the interlude after the mukhda. The composition is soulful, but I wouldn’t exactly call it heart-rending. Again, the humming from ‘Mamta Se Bhari’ is incorporated into this song. From the antara, the song sounds very lively, and not melancholic. Kreem’s arrangements help to make this easier, the booming percussion providing an awesome beat, and the strings infusing grandeur and a majestic quality to the song. Kailash Kher has sung well, in his trademark style, and he has been well supported by the chorus singers, who take it away in that interlude I wrote about above. The lyrics make out to us that it isn’t exactly a sad song, it is rather a plea from the subjects to their king Baahubali. And Manoj Muntashir has written them so well, they actually compel you to focus on them instead of the composition for most of the time! A song with great lyrics, a good composition and supported by amazing arrangements, but lacking in repeat value. 

Rating: 3.5/5

 

5. Shivam

“Kya mrityu uss maha samar ki janani hai,
Jiska, varnan, srushti karti,
Kya ambar ki nagari se woh rakhwala aaya,
Jiske paanv choome dharti?”

Another melancholic-sounding song starts, but yet again, the beginning deceives us as it changes course soon enough. This song is like a short background score, an anthem of sorts. There is very less by way of composition, and so, it doesn’t quite stay with you as a listener. The arrangements too, are minimal except for a nice background percussion that gives the song its anthemic quality. The santoor that starts the song is great. The chorus again takes centre stage for most of the song, but the lead vocals are by Kreem’s son, Kaala Bhairava. The lyrics have very little substance, but are very well written. A song made to be heard in the cinema hall.

Rating: 2/5


Baahubali 2 is an album that fits in with its predecessor. The songs do not make much sense or appeal to one without the visuals. The case was similar with the previous album. At least that one had two to three amazing songs to hear as audio songs. Here? Just one. I’m happy at least that one song is outstanding! A soundtrack that sounds grand, but deep down below, is bland!

 

Total Points Scored by This Album: 3 + 3 + 5 + 3.5 + 2 = 16.5

Album Percentage: 66%

Final Rating for This Album: सा < रे < ग < म < प <  < नी < सां

Note: The letter which is underlined is the final rating.

Recommended Listening Order: Soja Zara > Jay-Jaykara > Veeron Ke Veer Aa = Jiyo Re Bahubali > Shivam

 

Which is your favourite song from Baahubali 2? Please vote for it below! Thanks! 🙂

YE TOH BAS SHURUAAT HAI!! (BAAHUBALI: THE BEGINNING – HINDI VERSION – Music Review)

Music Album Details
♪ Music by: M.M. Keeravani (M.M. Kreem)
♪ Lyrics by: Manoj Muntashir
♪ Music Label: Zee Music Company
♪ Music Released On: 1st July 2015
♪ Movie Releases On: 10th July 2015

Baahubali - The Beginning (Hindi Version) Album Cover

Baahubali – The Beginning (Hindi Version) Album Cover

 

To hear the full songs of this album on Hungama CLICK HERE

To buy this album on iTunes CLICK HERE


Baahubali – The Beginning is an upcoming Telugu period epic film, that is simultaneously being made in Tamil and dubbed into Hindi and Malayalam as well. The film stars an ensemble cast consisting of Prabhas Raju, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia, Ramya Krishnan and Sathyaraj playing crucial roles. The film has been directed by S.S. Rajamouli, and produced by Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni. In Hindi, the film is being distributed by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions. It is touted to be the most expensive film in the history of Indian cinema. Also, the sequel is already in talks as the story is going to be presented in two parts! Now, time to speak about the part I’m concerned about — the music! Rajamouli has roped in someone for the music and background score, with whom he has had an aaliance ever since his first film, right up to their last film together, which was ‘Makkhi’ (‘Eega’ in Telugu). That someone is none other than M.M. Kreem. After giving us one spectacular song in ‘Baby’ this year, he has returned, this time with a dubbed album. Hopefully, his work is something appreciable (since I hadn’t like the album of ‘Makkhi’ much) and something that would give the film a good start. Manoj Muntashir has done the lyrics of the Hindi version of the soundtrack. So let’s see how this combo of M.M. Keeravani [Kreem] and Manoj Muntashir have done!


1. Mamta Se Bhari
Singer ~ Bombay Jayashri

The soundtrack starts with a song, that has been made from the point of view of a mother. We have heard many songs from the viewpoint of children in Bollywood, but very rarely do we come across a song having a mom sing prayers for her child’s success, in Bollywood. Well, thanks to Telugu cinema, now Bollywood listeners can hear such a song too after quite some time. 😃 As is my system for dubbed soundtracks, I try as much as it is possible, to ignore the misfits of the words in the tune, and do not criticise them unless too unbearable. This system, I will continue for this album too. So, in this song, though the lyrics sound a bit odd, they are pretty meaningful, about a mother singing for her son. Manoj Muntashir has written apt lyrics and managed to fit it well with the tune. The lyrics aren’t only from the mother’s point of view, but later on, the chorus also enters, acting as the subjects of the main character who’s a king. This also makes the song sound more like a song in an epic film set sometime long ago. Bombay Jayashri’s voice, heard in Bollywood very less, doesn’t sound perfect, but I think there was an intention to that. It also makes her sound more like a mother. The male chorus, uncredited, supports her well. Kreem’s composition is really apt for the situation, and very trademark South-Indian, with all the grand instruments like trumpets, nagadas, and flutes coming together to make the song sound epic, like a real ode to a warrior. Kreem and even Rahman have made such songs in the past very successfully, and Kreem just aces it once again. The percussion in the song is also wonderful. The santoor and violins in the beginning are also charming. Cello plucks are quite prominent throughout the song. A song, perfect to start the album with, as it is a sort of description of the main character, plus a song full of grandeur! #5StarHotelSong!!

 

2. Jal Rahin Hain
Singer ~ Kailash Kher

Kailash Kher’s name in the credits for the next song really got me excited. And when I played it, I was not disappointed at all, but that feeling lasted only for 30 seconds. The first 30 seconds of the song showcases the immense talent of Kailash Kher, but I guess the makers didn’t want to showcase any more of his talent, because he has ABSOLUTELY NO MORE LINES after these thirty seconds are over! After that, some backing vocalists, male and female, take over, and keep singing (or may I say, droning) some monotonous line over and over again. Manoj Muntashir’s lyrics might be good, but aren’t really something that you can catch hold of — they sound really outdated and I don’t think anybody would find any kind of instant connect with them. Of course, according to the film, they are perfect, but again, they are unintelligible. Kreem’s composition is really monotonous. I don’t even know how to describe it here, but I really don’t want to tell you to hear it and then be called names for making you hear it! 😂 However, one department in which the song excels is the arrangements. Those grand and epic arrangements really make you feel sorry that in all the other departments, the song fails. Trumpets, gongs, and strings help to at least make the background of the song likable. But what’s the use of good arrangements if the stuff they connect is just too monotonous to sit through??

 

3. Swapn Sunehere
Singers ~ Bombay Jayashri & Swetha Raj

Bombay Jayashri returns in this track, for a sombre piece with a very short duration of just one and a half minutes or so. She is supported by Swetha Raj, who I guess, sang the vocal “oh-oh-oh” in the starting, and does it well, imparting the needed soothing and slightly shady tone to the song. Once Bombay Jayashri joins, the song gets even more haunting, with the composition. A continuous cello plays in the background, which makes it even more serious. Lyrics are again, pretty old fashioned. The composition, however, is something that again, doesn’t appeal even after quite a few listens. The best parts of the song are the vocals and the string arrangements.

 

4. Khoya Hain
Singers ~ Kala Bhairava & Neeti Mohan

This one starts with entrancing female vocals, and some interesting arrangements consisting of percussion. Then Neeti Mohan starts off the main composition, and you finally develop an interest towards the album again, after those two slightly disappointing tracks. Neeti sings in a high-pitch here, sounding all the more sweet. The composition by Kreem takes absolutely no time to grow on you, and instantly would apeal to you, having wonderful twists and turns and a trademark South Indian stamp on it. (That’s a compliment!) The antara is especially, too awesomely composed. The hook sounds like it has a slightly Westernized yet dominantly Hindustani tune. The backing vocals that join in the hook, which is either Sanskrit or Telugu, are hauntingly charming as well. Neeti sounds extremely angelic in the song, thanks to wonderful programming on top of her already sugary voice. She gets to sing most of the song, the remaining part sung by a male singer, Kala Bhairava, who I’ve heard of for the first time. Anyways, his voice is a bit rough than what you would expect for an ideal male singer in a romantic song like this one. Dubbed Lyrics are good, and fit perfectly into the tune, not at all sounding odd anywhere. And now, to talk about the best part of the song — the arrangements!! Beautiful classical instruments have graced this song with their presence. The enchanting sounds of timpani, matkas, santoor, some entrancing techno sounds, flutes and awesome strings occasionally, really leave you spellbound. The percussion makes it sound like a really imposing song. The superiority of the arrangements are just unmatchable! Towards the end, a wholly Sanksrit conclusion to the song increases the divine feeling of it all. Just HEAVENLY!! Ignoring this song, is ignoring some of the best stuff that the album has to offer! #5StarHotelSong!!

 

5. Kaun Hai Voh
Singers ~ Kailash Kher & Mounima

So Kailash Kher is back, and before playing this song, one can’t help but to hope that he gets more time to display his singing talent in this song, at least. And the song, which starts with a divine percussion show of damroo, starts with a powerful Shiv Tandav, and then the chorus makes way for Kaikash Kher, who sings a catchy yet powerfully divine tune, which instantly grasps the listener, provided the listener likes classical music. Kreem’s composition is something that could be reserved for only classical music lovers and understand-ers. And the lyrics are again, really pure Hindi that might not be accepted very nicely by today’s generation. Kailash’s powerful vocals, however, really provide something worth hearing the song for. The divine composition doubled with his energetic vocals sums up to give a song that radiates energy no matter what. Whoever hears it, will instantly find himself full of energy thanks to the great arrangements and divinity of the song. The arrangements by Kreem are a class apart. Wonderful percussion is there, but apart from that, some stellar shehnaai solos steal your breath away. It gives you the feeling as if you have actually been transported through time, and that you have landed up at the time of this king, whom the film is about, and you are a resident of his kingdom. Wonderful brass fanfares sum up the great arrangements. Mounima is mostly in the background, along with the chorus, but she really spoils it when she comes to sing solo at the end of the song. She gets only one line, and that too, she sings with the least interest ever!! I can’t even imagine how she could sing so uninterestedly under a legend such as Kreem’s direction! So she ends the interesting song on a boring note. One of the better-off of the average songs in the album, just because of Kailash and the powerful tune and arrangements!

 

6. Panchhi Bole
Singers ~ M.M. Keeravani & Palak Muchhal

This one starts with wonderful and optimistic-sounding strings, which may remind you of Rahman’s ‘Saans’ (Jab Tak Hai Jaan). But the resemblance lasts for a short while, and soon the violins make way for a wonderful Keherwa rhythm on the dafli, making the song fall into that very-distinct 90s template, yet making it sound very appealing! Palak sings her lines with immense sweetness and sounds very happy singing it, just increasing the optimistic nature of the song. (I don’t know since when songs can be optimistic, but I guess I discovered this property of songs right now!) Kreem himself comes behind the mic to support her in this sweet romantic duet, but sadly, his voice doesn’t have that punch which would be required to complement a female singer as efficient as Palak in the song. Also, he sounds too exhausted which totally spoils the effect of the song. His composition is instantly likable, and I had loved it in the Telugu version, which had Karthik singing Kreem’s parts. Had he been retained in the Hindi version as well, this song would have definitely been better. Arrangements are awesome, with the dafli constantly playing the Keherwa taal in the background, and strings doing the rest of the magic. In the first antara, beautiful matkas, and bansuris join. The second interlude has a wonderful and very short santoor piece. Manoj’s lyrics, are typical 90s type romantic lyrics like “Dil ne dil se yeh vaada kiya…” and “Abb toh jeena hai tere liye…”. Sweet melody, beautiful arrangements, but spoiled by the presence of the composer as a singer!!

 

7. Manohari
Singers ~ Divya Kumar & Neeti Mohan

Heavy and intense percussion kicks off this song, followed by a wonderful vocal rhythm and an awwwwwwweeeessssssoooooommmmmmeeeee guitar piece, that is just so intoxicating! Neeti, when she starts, sounds really great!! Her voice has never been this addictive, and rustic at the same time. Divya and Neeti’s combo is unusual, but together, they actually rocked it!! Their combo is like a firecracker! Kreem’s tune is very creative and very addictive, and you never want to stop listening to it. It is probably the only song of the album with any mass appeal at all, and also the only one that would instantly connect with today’s audience. Divya and Neeti really give you a reason to hear the song, but I would credit Kreem before them, because he has stirred up such an intoxicating song, that you can just drown in and hear again and again. Wonderful arrangements in this song, as well, keep the interest of the listener maintained at a high level, making him find no faults whatsoever in the song! And the Antara, is just Bravissimo!!! Very 90s-ish, but not typical at all! Kind of like what Kreem and Rahman were experts at in the 90s — churning out something experimental (for those times) and at the same time being sure that it would become a mass hit. The conclusion of the song really leaves you craving for more, and hoping that the song was a bit longer. That feeling is created because of a heavenly sitar solo, in the tune of the mukhda of the song. Neeti’s sugary voice plus Divya’s rustic vocals provide for continuous repeat listens to a song that has been graced by wonderful arrangements, and composition by Kreem! The best track of the album!! #5StarHotelSong!!


Baahubali – The Beginning is an album that wouldn’t really appeal to each and every person who takes it up for listening. However, some tracks are such that, no matter who hears them, they will instantly catch on to the listener. Others are such that, no matter how many times someone hears them, he/she will never find them interesting. However, one thing is common amongst all songs, and that is the stupendicular arrangements on each track, wonderfully representing the era that the film is set in. Also, the recording has been done wonderfully. So Kreem has to get the appreciation he requires! It is evident he has worked hard to recreate the era, but just didn’t live up to standards. Not a bad album, but has very little appeal!! However, some tracks are a must-listen!! What I want to say is: “Ye Toh Bas Shuruaat Hai!!!”

 

Final Rating for This Album: सा < रे < ग < म <  < ध < नी < सां

Note: The letter which is underlined is the final rating.

Recommended Listening Order: Manohari > Khoya Hain > Mamta Se Bhari > Panchhi Bole > Kaun Hai Voh > Swapn Sunehere > Jal Rahin Hain

 

Which is your favourite song from Baahubali: The Beginning? Please vote for it below! 🙂

 

Next “dish” : Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Chef: Pritam Chakraborty

A HUGE SACRIFICE BY T-SERIES!! (BABY – Music Review)

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

Baby Album Cover

Baby Album Cover

 

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!


1. Beparwah
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 <  < 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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