When it is tough to decipher even the meaning of a film’s title, there are all the less expectations that one has from the music. Add to that the fact that there is absolutely nothing known about Rakhtbeej and apprehensions about this musical score from Satish-Ajay (with lyrics by Ravi Mantwal) only grows further.
Mamta Sharma is the voice for Rakhi Sawant as she goes about singing ‘Lattoo‘. While there is no denying the fact that for any song to work it is the basic tune that plays an important role, once can also not ignore the fact that it also depends upon the overall setting as well. Mamta had has recently delivered a hit with another raunchy number ‘Aa Re Pritam Pyaare‘ and one of the major reasons it works is due to the platform it enjoys. Now in ‘Latto‘ too Mamta does well but neither the tune nor the setting compliments her presence behind the mike which means the song would disappear in a jiffy.
The way ‘Itni Bhi Main Buri Nahi‘, it gives an indication of a love song in the offering. However its arrangements are so old fashioned that one fasts loses interest. As Neha Bhasin begins her rendition, you know that this one is a song of seduction. With lyrics that go as ‘Baby I Am On Fire‘, you know that the setting here totally belongs to the 90s (and that too in not in a very good way). Co-composer Ajay (Mantwal) brings himself on as a singer as well (after ‘Latoo‘) but doesn’t register any impact. So is the case with the song as well which belongs to quick skip variety.
There is some spunk though in the way title song ‘Rakhtbeej‘ begins. With a Western setting to it, it also has some vociferous singing from ‘Vinod Rathod’. There are some heavy duty lyrics that take forward this song that may come during the opening credit sequence and some dramatic junctions of the film. However the song never manages to make an impression that would qualify it to be heard outside the film’s narrative.
Only number that actually manages to catch your attention to some extent at least is ‘Adha Gila‘. Aishwarya Nigam sings this one with a punch as he goes about narrating the conflict which plays in the mind of the central protagonist. Ravi Mantwal’s lyrics are good here as they well establish all things that have been left mid-way for the lead character here. This one has the potential to make an impact as a montage sequence. Later Aishwarya also sings a much slower ‘sad version’ though one would still want to go back to the original number.
However all enthusiasm goes for a toss as a well tuned song is let down by the vocals of newcomer Nidhi Prabha. With all due encouragement for young talent, the fact remains that ‘Naina Hue Banware‘ could have turned out to be a much better outing (it isn’t great but still can be heard at least) if only there was a better singer at the helm of affairs.
A mandatory club song makes an appearance soon after in the form of ‘Bolbaala‘ and manages to dilute the disappointment of the song gone by to a little extent at least. Leave aside lyrics like ‘Whole Night Party Karenge, Tere Baap Ka Kya’, this one benefits from a safe tune that can promise some interest level amongst audience if complimented by good visuals. Sung by Abhijeet Sawant, Deepak Giri and Chandana Baruah, ‘Bolbaala‘ is repeated with Shaan and Chandana. This one is at least catchy, a feat that not many songs in the album otherwise manage.
A largely forgettable soundtrack, it is hardly expected to help the film’s cause.