Blackमेल Music Review: Ordinary
Irrfan Khan and Kirti Kulhari's Blackमेल releases in a few days from now and the film's promo has already caught attention. While the theme and subject by themselves are quite exciting, one waits to hear what do composer Amit Trivedi and lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya have to offer by means of music. However, before one gets to hear four songs put together by them, there are a couple of mandatory rap/Punjabi numbers that kick-start the proceedings. As it turns out, these also happen to be the best part of the album.
Unlike quite a few numbers that are put together by Badshah and turn out to be instant chartbusters, Happy Happy is just about fine. There isn't much of a recall value that this song, which has Aastha Gill pairing up with Badshah, enjoys as the core tune is not the kind that gets into your mind after the first listening itself. Of course you like what is played but then this isn't an opening number that you expect from the film.
Guru Randhawa plays the triple role of being the composer/lyricist/singer for Patola which was originally put together by composer Preet Hundal with Bohemia's rap adding on to the proceedings. Though Bohemia goes missing from the recreated version, it still holds reasonably well and engages you for its playing time. Though this one isn't really a major chartbuster in the offering, it is still reasonably fine.
As for the item number Bewafa Beauty featuring Urmila Matondkar, it is as forgettable as it gets. Be it the tune by Amit, lyrics by Amitabh or the dance performance by Urmila, just about nothing really brings you back to the song. Yes, one has to give credit to Pawni Pandey for singing this one with good spirit. However, that doesn't help the song much either as there isn't much about it that holds you as a listener.
A bunch of situational tracks arrive from this point on in the form of Badla, Nindaraan Diyaan & Sataasat. Unfortunately each one of these turns out to be forgettable. Badla tries to be all energetic and forceful, what with DIVINE's rap adding on to the Amit Trivedi's vocals. However all that one can expect is some drive in the film's narrative though there isn't anything close to Bhaag DK Bose that filmmaker Abhinay Deo had put in Delhi Belly. Nindaraan Diyaan is the kind of number that may have sounded interesting during jamming but that's it. As for Sataasat, it’s a boring number that just about passes muster.
This is what one can say about the soundtrack as a whole as well. It is as ordinary as it gets and would soon find its place amongst one of the forgettable musical outings of 2018.Our picks: Happy Happy, Patola
Release Date : 06 April 2018
Director : Abhinay Deo
Genre : Comedy
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