Overall, the music of bodyguard IS limited but I'm impressed with what they've offered. This could serve as a good platform for Himesh Reshammiya to make his return to Bollywood music. Though experimental in certain places, it offers a good mix of song. What would've really been appreciated on the disc would've been fewer remixes and more actual tracks.
With music directors like Shankar Ehsaan and Loy, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara definitely did not live up to my expectations. There wasn't a single song in the album that really blew my mind or even impressed me for that matter. I wasn't able to actually distinguish one song from the next , after taking off my headphones, except perhaps Senorita. Right now , the others are just one big mush in my head. Perhaps the picturization of the songs will help improve the overall presentation . We'll have to wait for the movie to find out , but until then, this album is a big let down.
Dum maaro Dum has a lot to offer in terms of soundtrack. 'Mit Jaaye Gham' and 'Te Amo' are already tremendous hits, topping all charts. Pritam has most certainly delivered on this one. The first time i saw the song list , what stood out was 4 versions of Te Amo ( including a remix ). Yes it's an amazing song but isn't 4 pushing it a little? Well, each version has it's own character and dimension. So Pritam, you're off the hook on that one. Abhishek's rap was slightly unnecessary from a music point of view, but it might fit into the movie somewhere.
All in all, a solid album. A definite must-listen!
In a nutshell, Chalo Dilli is a sub average album. Only a few songs would actually retain a place in your playlist and the others will almost surely be forgotten after a single listen. Perhaps having 5 music directors was a classic case of Too many cooks spoil the broth. The only thing that might stick in your head are the lines “Chalo Dilli“ from the title track, and that too , most probably because you keep hearing it in the Kellogg’s Cornflakes ad on tv.