Movie: Badmaash Company
Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Vir Das, Meiyang Chang
Music Director: Preetam Chakroborthy
Rating: 3.5 / 5
Badmaash Company, one of the Yash Raj ventures of 2010 as expected, has all eyes set on it. Yash Raj camp has a great music history and a lot is expected from the music album of this film too. This album can be called the male dominated album as there is complete absence of female vocals. With Meiyang Chang as one of the four actors, everybody would have looked forward to Chang’s singing in the album but, hard luck guys! Chang is not a part of the vocalists. The album, just like the movie is indeed a stylish and powerful album with no place for any romantic or sentimental ballads.
After the successful chain of compositions like Love Aaj Kal, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, Tum Mile and many more to count, Pritam comes with another sizzling and upbeat album with ‘Badmaash Company’. The opening track of the album is ‘Ayaashi’, sung wonderfully by K.K. The song has already worked well in promoting the movie. The lyrics and beats of this track are equally catchy and tend to stay in your mind for a very very long time. Undoubtedly, very soon every pub across the country will want more and more of this song. This has been an instant hit with the youngsters.
The track that follows ‘Ayaashi’ is ‘Jingle Jingle’, which has an unusually appealing feel. This one is another groovy number with not so common lyrics which makes the song all the more interesting. Mohit Chauhan has lived up to the expectations and the instrumentation has definitely provided the brilliant Punjabi Feel to this track. This song is going to make people involuntarily croon the song all day long.
This album constantly lets the temperature rise and brings to you ‘Chaska’ after ‘Jingle Jingle’. But, this time around, even with the strong vocals of Krishna and too much of electronic beats, the song fails to make a place in your memory even after listening this number for quite a number of times. Neither the beats nor the lyrics tend to render anything extraordinary for this track. ‘Chaska’ definitely is an average track. There’s nothing great about the track.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan joins in with the Sufi Rock track ,’Fakeera’. This is quentessentially Pritam’s composition. This track definitely at some point in time will remind you of his earlier compositions like ‘Ya Ali’ from Gangster, ‘Tu hi Haqeeqat’ from Tum Mile and few more similar Sufi style tracks. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s voice doesn’t seem to suit to this genre of music and hence fails to bring out the desired effect rock effect.
These are the four tracks one will get to hear from ‘Badmaash Company’ and there are two more remixed tracks which do not make any special mark. All said and done, this album is one of those albums which are certainly going to stay for real long in the party circuit and will be desired by the social butterflies everywhere. Every time you wish to feel evil from within, give this album a listen for the lyrics definitely stirs up your devil side. The bottomline is ‘Badmaash Company’ is an excellent trendy album with interesting lyrics and catchy music throughout. Though, the quality of music falls in between, still the album is worth listening.
– Arundhati Chatterjee –