MUSIC It’s a good start though for the title song ‘Bumm Bumm Bole’ which has a feel-good quality to it, courtesy the ‘happy singing’ that Shaan indulges in. The kind of track which reminds one of the title song of Ta Ra Rum Pum (in terms of genre and treatment), ‘Bumm Bumm Bole’ is written by Irfan Siddiqui and composed by Azaan Sami, son of Adnan Sami. The boy makes his debut as a composer for a Bollywood film with this title song and does a good job here. One would look forward to more compositions from him and see what he has to offer. The sound of Bumm Bumm Bole can be heard right through the second track in the album, ‘Ashaon Ke Pankh’. A motivational number by Satish Mutatkar about rising up in life, taking all challenges heads up and moving ahead while taking care of any road blocks that may come in one’s way, ‘Ashaon Ke Pankh’ is a Tapas Relia composed track. In the context of the film, this chorus track by Rishikesh Kamerkar, Rajiv Sundaresan, Kshitij Wagh and Kirti Sagathia may make some impact but as a standalone number, it doesn’t inspire you much to revisit it.Malini Awasthi sung ‘Mann Ki Aasha’ is so 80s in its appeal and takes its cue from Ilayaraja brand of music from down South. Written by Sameer, it is has a similar motivational theme to it but honestly, sounds quite boring and passe. The makers may have thought of presenting something really simple but it’s the folk flavour of Malini’s singing and M.G. Sreekumar’s composition which acts as more of a put off rather than a turn on. The sound of guitar kick starts ‘Rang De’ which sees the team of Tapas Relia and Satish Mutatkar reuniting. A soft track which finds it’s base in the overall mood and flavour of Taare Zameen Par music, ‘Rang De’ starts sounding good after repeated hearing and should find good acceptance amongst kids looking for a soothing outing. The arrangements are just right by being soft and in the background rather than on your face while singing by Clinton Cerejo, Shasha Tirupathi and Kirti Sagathia is perfect.
OVERALL In entirety, the album is definitely no Taare Zameen Par. However, though there aren’t any bad sounding songs per se, the ones which stay on to some extent are the title song and ‘Rang De’. Hear the album for some time mainly for these numbers.
OUR PICK(S) ‘Bumm Bumm Bole’, ‘Rang De’