There are hardly any expectations that one carries from the music of Chal Pichchur Banate Hain. With nothing really heard about the film and the title too suggesting that it is a comedy on the functioning of the film industry, one expects a situational outing that would hardly make any ripples. Not that the final results end up being supremely amazing but still composer Gaurav Dagaonkar along with an assortment of lyricists ensures that there are as many as three melodies that do make a pleasant impact.
Gaurav Dagaonkar, who recently created a chartbuster in the form of ‘Kaafirana‘ [Joker], begins the proceedings with ‘Copy Paste‘. As expected, this is a situational outing where Kailash Kher sings about originality losing its relevance in Bollywood and duplicates/remakes ruling the roost. Anurag Bhomia and Pritish Chakraborty spin some funny lyrics that should make an appearance at various junctures in the film. Overall though the composition doesn’t go beyond its situational setting and Kailash Kher’s rendition doesn’t help the cause either.
There is an about turn in the form of a rock outing ‘It’s Time! ‘ which has the usual suspect Suraj Jagan coming behind the mike. A song which has a young appeal to it and seems to have been set in a campus, ‘It’s Time! ‘ about a protagonist striving to make a way for himself by listening to its heart. Though not really anywhere close to ‘Papa Kehte Hain‘ [Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak], in spirit it is similar with Pritish Chakraborty and Gaurav Dagaonkar spinning lyrics that are more suited to current times.
By this time one starts expecting the remaining songs to be following the same route as well, the album changes direction (and for good) with ‘Bas Tu Hi‘. A very melodious track that has a quintessential Pritam touch to it, this duet by Javed Ali and Shreya Ghoshal throws a pleasant surprise. Seeped in Indian melody, ‘Bas Tu Hi‘ is quite easy on ears with simple lyrics by Seema Saini further ensuring that the song can be put on a repeat mode.
The album pretty much stays on track with Gaurav Dagaonkar bringing himself behind the mike for yet another melodic outing ‘Main Gaa Loon Zara‘. With a guitar accompanying his vocals, Gaurav again plays it simple for second song in a row and ends up leaving a good impression. A youthful song that would have made a good impression if placed in a film with a known starcast, ‘Main Gaa Loon Zara‘ has good lyrics by Arunima Bhattacharya and should do well with the film.
Chal Pichchur Banate Hain concludes on a satisfying note with Shaan and Sunidhi Chauhan coming together for ‘Baanwra Mann‘. Just like ‘Bas Tu Hi‘, even this song is quite Indian in its appeal and what works best is the fact that it suits Shaan’s way of singing to the T too. Moreover Sunidhi too showcases once again that she can get really romantic and mushy if she intends too. Also, yet again Seema Saini’s words do well due to the simplicity factor involved, hence making sure that ‘Baanwra Mann‘ turns out to be yet another good outing in the album.
One has to credit Gaurav Dagaonkar for the way he approaches the film and delivers some real good tunes even though the film primarily comprises of newcomers and doesn’t really have a big banner backing to it. He lends as many as three good tunes that have a life beyond the album as well and though one waits to see how much of promotion would the film really see in days to come (which would have a direct impact on the sales), the musical team should still manage to keep their head high.
Baanwra Mann, Bas Tu Hi, Main Gaa Loon Zara