Movie Album : Bombay Talkies

 Director : Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Aktar and Karan Johar

 Music Director : Amit TrivediBombay_Talkies

One of the most talked about movies of this month is Bombay talkies. A film consisting of four short films directed by four talented and famous directors. Added to this, you can find almost every Bollywood actor in the movie as special appearances. Each of the short film has a different story speaking about various aspects of the society in general. The movies are – Star, Sheila ki jawani, Murabba and Ajeeb dastan hai yeh. Released on may 3rd this movie has been shortlisted to be screened at Cannes Film Festival 2013.

 The movie has six songs, let’s have a look at how these songs fare:

Song name Singer Rating
Bachchan Sukhwinder Singh ★★★☆☆
Akkad Bakkad Mohit Chauhan ★★★½☆
Murabba (duet) Amit Trivedi and Kavita Seth ★★★☆☆
Bombay Talkies (duet) Kailash Kher and Richa Sharma ★★★☆☆
Murabba (solo) Javed Bashir ★★½☆☆
Apna Bombay Talkies Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Sunidhi Chuhan, Shaan, Sonu Nigam, Shreya Goshal, Abhijeet, Kavita Krishnamurthy, S.P Balasubrmanyam, Sudesh Bhonsle, KK, Sukhwinder Singh,  Shilpa Rao and Mohit Chuhan ★★½☆☆

 1.      Bachchan

 As the song starts off one can clearly make out that it’s been sung by Sukhwinder Singh, such a distinct voice he has. As the name of the song suggests it’s about The Big B – Mr. Amitabh Bachchan. The music however is something to look out for because it’s unique. At the beginning of the song you can hear a mix of various sounds which don’t really sound melodious but since it’s something different it catches your attention.

 2.      Akad Bakkad

 Even though this song is quite slow it’s a fun song. With beats here and there accompanied by Mohit Chauhan’s vocals the song is something to watch out for and here to stay. Few lines of the lyrics will continue to ring in your head and the music will get your feet tapping.

 3.      Murabba (Duet)

 A typical retro music starts off the song which makes one curios as to how exactly this song will turn out to be. Kavita Seth sings it in a very drunk lazy like voice which compliments the tune really well. You have the flute playing some tunes in between which adds on to the retro touch however the song does not really appeal to the ears. But on other hand the song seems to be perfect for the title and the concept of the movie – Bombay Talkies.

 4.      Bombay Talkies (duet)

 This song is quite an unusual one. You have very hoarse rough vocals along with some upbeat music. The song speaks about the Indian cinema in general, the rise and fall of a star and also what the movie is about. This song might just be a hit because it stands out.

 5.      Murabba (solo)

 This version is nothing really different from the duet one except for the obvious fact the it is sung only by one person. With variations in the tune which is more fast paced in this song, rest of it is pretty much the same as the other one. Duet version is way better though.

 6.      Apna Bombay Talkies

 We’ve heard of multi starer films, in fact Bombay talkies is one of them. The movie also has multi starer singers. This particular song is sung by 15 singers!

The song sounds like a remix of voices, lyrics of different songs and tunes. It’s too much to take in at once. If you aren’t a big fan of remixes this one isn’t for you. Like they say, too many cooks spoil the broth, this song is an example of it.

 Verdict : What stands out about the music album of Bombay talkies is the unique blend of music and sounds. For some songs it really catches your attention but for others it just falls flat. The singing is nothing exceptional and neither is the lyrics. The only reason this album will be talked about is for it’s music.

 Overall Rating: ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆