|A gang of bad, naughty boys team up with a glam doll to form Badmaash Company. Yashraj’s latest offering, as the title suggests, is about fun, risk and deceit. And as the movie’s music is out, including some promos, the feel one gets is that it is Bunty Aur Babli meets Dhoom! Both these movies had dynamic musical scores; and one can expect the same from ‘Badmaash Company’, if not less.
Churning out the music is the most-favoured and favourite of all, the one and only Pritam. And, as it can be recalled, Pritam has given music for most of Shahid Kapoor’s films, and all were hits. Naturally, Pritam has emerged as Yashraj’s favourite too.
Being deft at stirring us with his usual zippy songs, the Bong musician sets the Badmaash mood with the very first track Ayaashi. The song peps up the mood with its rhythmic beats and high-on-energy rendition. Kay Kay’s subtle vocals stand apart in the otherwise loud song. Youngsters will love this track. Perfect to hear on full volume; so is the remix version.
Mohit Chauhan renders Jingle Jingle track which is a song full of desires. A thematic number, it lives up to the expectation of a good situational song. And it will have more impact when one sees it on big screen.
With vigorous dhols starts Chaska. The masti track is best in the album and is sung by the vivacious and versatile Krishna. And its infectious tune and pace makes for an unforgettable hearing. It won’t take long for music buffs to get chaska of this song. And expect the Chaska remix to floor you like the original.
Sufi music has influenced Bollywood songs for long. And if singers like Rahat Fateh Ali Khan are in their elements, you might get to hear some memorable tracks. So, what can you expect from the song which is soused in contemporary music and sung in sufi style? Fakeera is just terrific with Rahat belting out ragas with aplomb.
The title track Badmaash Company in the vocals of Benny Dayal makes for a good intro number. The song with a spurt of energy gets the adrenaline pumping.
Just like the title, theme, and look of the film, Pritam’s music and Anvita Dutt Guptan’s lyrics do justice to the film. ‘Badmaash Company’ has all the ingredients: Punjabi, pop and contemporary Bollywood music, all mixed in right proportion. With no room for tepidity, the album bids adieu to the Yashraj’s signature brand of music. However, there is a question mark on whether the songs are going to stay or fade as soon as movie releases.
Nevertheless, enjoy some badmaash company, served with pizzazz.
Rating - 3 / 5