Music Album: Bittoo Boss
Music Critic: Rachna Srivastava
Director : Supavitra Babul
Prouducer: Kumar Mangat and Abhishek Pathak
Starring : Pulkit Samrat, Amita Pathak
Music Director: Raghav Sachar and Gajendra Verma
Friday the 13th, Nah not the movie Friday the 13th, but this Friday on 13th April,2012, on screens would go apparently similar, the distant cousin of Band Baja Baraat, Bittoo Boss. You may wonder why distant cousin and not replica of Bittoo Sharma of BBB, Pulkit Samrat, pulls off the role of Bittoo, a videographer who is famous for “Sabki Lega” God knows what but “Lega”, who seems to look-wise resemble Ranveer Singh in BBB, which was commercially very successful. Supporting him the actress in the lead is Amita Pathak.
Samrat is well-known as Lakhsya Virani of the never-ending serial which had finally ended few years ago, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.
Debutant director Supavitra Babul says that BB does not bear any resemblance to Band Baaja Baarat, and that the story and the characters differ.Now BBB (Band Baaja Baarat) and BB (Bittoo Boss) have more than quite a few similarities, which can be kept aside for the time being. But Music-wise BB has hit the right cords as had cousin BBB in 2010.
The movie has hit the controversy chord right before its first promo as the film censorship board ‘The Central Board of Film Certification’ have disallowed the first promo to go on air. With Bhaag D.K Bose, Mit Jaaye Gam and Ban Gaya Kutta controversies having lent great buzz to their respective movies, Luv Ranjan’s lyrics for “Bittoo Sab Ki Lega” has done the same to BB. Controversy and Music have become synchronous.
Music by long-lost Raghav Sachar; who is now back in action, along with Gajendra Verma ,with the perfect East meets West job, is peppy, beat thumping, jovial and lively with raunchy, bawdy lyrics for some on one hand and meaningful lyrics for a few on the other. The first song ‘Sabki leg’ itself presents a lewd treat to the ears but is very infectious, but ‘Kaun Kenda’,the love song is quite cute and so is the emotional ‘Mann Jaage’.
Well, let’s unfold the songs.
1. Bittoo Sab Ki Lega
Luv Ranjan, after audacious ‘Ban Gaya Kutta’ for Pyaar Ka Punchnama,has penned down equivoque and brassy lyrics for “Sab Ki lega”. The song introduces the male lead, Bittoo, a videographer at marriages who is multi-talented. Mika lending vocals and humming “Chaachi seedhi bitha ke,Maami ulti ghumaa ke,Utarega sabki sab ki kheenchega ,Aur ek baar shuru hoga toh subah hi rukega” have raised many eyebrows on the ambiguity on the play of words. The song is naughty to the core and is very lively and Mika with his roguish vocal quality has spelled out the same magic as “Mere ispe” and “Aye Ganpat”. Rocking the chartbusters list “Bittoo aakhir Sabki Lega”.
2. Kaun Kenda
Up next is a soulful track, sung by the man with the melodious voice Sonu Nigam and the female vocals by mellifluous Shreya Ghosal. The lyrics by Kumaar are the ones that hold up the song, music is perfectly soothing and pleasant on the ears; Sonu and Shreya flawlessly do full justice to the fervid Punjabi lyrics. The beauty of the song is doubled with the touch of qawali in between, and the romantic lines like” Main karoon hifaazat teri,Tu dekh le shidat meri,Chalne se pehle saansein,Leti hai izaazat teri ” are the ones that the lovers from now would exchange as love notes.
3. Kick Lag Gayi
The perfect wedding song this season sung by Raghav Sachar and Tulsi Kumar, with the perfect lyrics for all the Cheedchaar, between the ladki wale and ladke wales, boys versus girls. Starting with “Latthe Di Chaadar” then “Kick Lag Gayi”, and then the beats become perky and vivacious. It has become the must-play track at weddings this season. The song peps up the mood and the zippy lyrics transforms into the customary wedding song. There was even one in BBB, “Ainwayi Ainwayi”, which still tops the dance-numbers. The vocal exchanges between the male and female like“Main ho gaya tera faan,Meri gaali de vich tu ban,Padhle mera love letter,Ki likhya uss vich matter” are quite vibrant. A suitable wedding song is what it can be said as.
4. Audi (Tenu Tak De)
This is a signature Raghav Sachar number,with a mix of guitar with Punjabi dhol beats, quirky and flirty lyrics by Kumaar, it is a zingy track. Natalie Di Luccio absolutely does justice with Raghav to the track, and this definitely bangs the stereos in the cars. This is almost like a normal hip-hop version of any Punjabi track. With good vibe emanating from the song it is somewhere not a total hit but gives way to some grooves.
This fun-filled track is lift up in a voice by Mika, who gives this self-introductory track on Bittoo, his impish touch. The song has retro feel in terms of music and at some point you feel as if you are listening to an old RD Burman musical treat. It summaries Bittoo’s character and refers to the world as Kabootarkhana and we all are Kabootars(Pigeons) .It has enjoyable lyrics and is an average situation based song.
6. Mann Jaage
Again a passionate song, sung by Shahid Maliya, it is a full of dard track, the one that perfects a Judai of two lovers’ situation. This is a total emotive and expressive song which reminiscences Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s genre, it gives you no chance to miss him. Though Rahat’s magical voice is missing, but still the song is very harmonious. The chorus has wonderful lyrics like “Jiske peeche bhaage,Woh saaya hai re saaya” and touches hearts easily. It speaks of everything Dard, pyass, judai, bikharna etc. It’s a perfect track for the heartbroken lovers, who would relive and figure out their situation by means of this song.
7. Kaun Kenda (Female)
Heading next is the female version by Shreya of Kaun Kenda, which is as pleasing as the one Sonu Nigam sang, but in this Shahid Mallya gives the supporting vocals. So we have both euphonious versions so that the masses of both the genders can hum their respective versions. This song is totally up for dedication to one’s love. It has a soft touchy feel and epitomizes love. Though, of course Sonu’s version is better but Shahid manages to do a good job.
8. Kick Lag Gayi (Remix)
This remix by Master Salim along with same vocals by Tulsi Kumar singing Latthe Di Chadar and other female parts, also tops the charts with its remixed beats. This is an all in all party number that makes the last track of the album. So Tulsi Kumar sings both the versions with only Raghav and Salim battling out for the male chorals. Zippy beats and music mix render this track also a hit.
This is a kinky and freakish album. The song Bittoo Sabki Lega is lewd but very catchy and so is Kick Lag gayi. Mann Jaaga and Kaun Kenda are soft numbers which are very tuneful and agreeable to the ears. Our verdict is that one can definitely buy this album and stack it up, you never know whenever your mood sways and you may play it and enjoy the song. The album suits to varied moods and is raging and catching up real fast. Hopefully we get to see more of Raghav Sachar in the coming future !